Fishing News and Information

Play the wind and the water

Taking into consideration all the variables of fish location, Capt. Billy Walbaum plans his day around the wind. Fishing in the lee inherently makes life easier in terms of boat control and casting, but it’s also a water-quality thing.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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Danos’ 3 rules for success

Capt. Chris Danos’ fall fishing tactics are simple.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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Profile, action dictate trailer picks

For trailers or Texas-rigged plastics, bass pro Greg Hackney keeps it simple on the color selection. Black/blue or Okeechobee Craw gets the call for cloudy days and darker water, while more vivid patterns work best in clear water and brighter conditions.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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Mop up on monster mangrove snapper

During the dog days of summer, Grand Isle’s Trout Master sometimes turns his attention away from chasing specks just long enough to head offshore in pursuit of different prey.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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Spray foam inside handle makes net buoyant

Necessity is the mother of invention, and Capt. Mike Gallo was in desperate need of a solution.

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October 14 at 9:06 pm
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Guide hopeful cool front pushes even more trout in near Dularge

Specks started appearing pretty consistently in inside waters around Dularge about two weeks ago, and Capt. Marty LaCoste is hopeful this week’s cool front will push even more trout his way.

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October 14 at 8:20 pm
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LDWF delays oyster season in portion of Southeast Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on Tuesday delayed the oyster season in a portion of public oyster seed grounds in Southeast Louisiana to protect recently settled  young oysters, referred to as spat.

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October 14 at 6:57 pm
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Two Houma men plead guilty to oyster violations

Two Terrebonne Parish men were sentenced last week for illegal oyster violations in connection with a June incident in Sevin Canal in Terrebonne Parish.

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October 14 at 9:39 am
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IFA Championship events scheduled this month in Houma

Houma will be the host city for two IFA Tour championship events this month, including this week’s Kayak Fishing Tour Championship.

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October 13 at 4:30 pm
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Moss Bluff angler hooks 11.27-pound Toledo Bend largemouth

Marcel Guidroz enjoyed a productive day at Toledo Bend last Friday, catching lots of quality bass working grass lines along creek channels in the Six Mile, Mill Creek and Housen areas.

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October 13 at 3:17 pm
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Trout Masters excerpt: Wade fishing at Lake Calcasieu

Will Drost specializes in catching trophy trout, but he uses his boat pretty much for scouting and transportation only.

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October 12 at 5:45 am
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Gremillion, aka 'Holy Mackerel,' passes away Thursday

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Longtime LouisianaSportsman.com forum member John Gremillion, who posted under the alias ‘Holy Mackerel,’ passed away after an extended illness Thursday afternoon.

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October 10 at 9:38 am
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Some like it on top

I was so ecstatic when Texas A&M joined the Southeastern Conference three years ago. As an LSU fan, in addition to renewing one of our traditional rivalries, it was a chance to revive some of my favorite Aggie jokes.

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October 10 at 9:00 am
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ESPN2 to air four-hour Bassmaster programming block Sunday afternoon

Fishing fans will get a mini-marathon of bass coverage, including Greg Hackney's recent Angler of the Year victory, this Sunday afternoon starting at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.

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October 09 at 8:20 am
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Horseshoe Island

Dear Capt. Paul:

An old timer once told me about a small island somewhere in Black Bay south of Mozambique Point by Breton Sound called Horseshoe Island. Try as I can, I cannot find anything on the island. Can you help?

Bert S.

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October 08 at 9:00 am
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Weekend boating fatality in St. Mary Parish


A 38-year-old Houma man in an aluminum skiff with his father died after crossing a wake and being ejected into the Intracoastal Waterway near the intersection of Bayou Boeuf, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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October 06 at 10:52 am
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Trout Masters excerpt: Grand Isle's tournament buster

Ulysse “Bootsie” Toups Jr. is known as a tournament buster, raking in numerous speckled trout awards since he started fishing rodeos in 1978.

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October 06 at 5:45 am
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B.A.S.S. anglers rescue Canadian couple on St. Lawrence River

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Accidents happen fast on the water, a fact demonstrated recently during practice for the B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional last week on the St. Lawrence River.

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October 03 at 4:59 pm
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