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Video: Tips on keeping bass alive in a livewell

With the dog days of summer looming, heat and humidity are about to make life pretty miserable for everyone for at least the next four months. 

May 19 at 10:50am

To get out of a small-bream rut, go deep, go big

May is a great month for catching big bluegills, but the bite will last for the next several months. While some anglers have a knack for filling a cooler with really big bream, others can’t keep the small ones off the hook. If you seem stuck on small fish, don’t pull up anchor just yet. These tips can turn your trip around.

May 18 at 5:29pm

Six cited for alleged red snapper violations in federal waters

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ticketed six anglers Tuesday in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico off Plaquemines Parish for alleged red snapper violations, according to a press release.

May 18 at 3:58pm

Video: Bassmaster Elite pro embeds treble hook in hand

No matter how experienced an angler you might be, eventually you’ll probably run afoul of a hook or two while out on the water. 

May 18 at 8:47am

Fishing is not always about catching

Louisiana experienced a mild winter and the inshore fishing never really slowed down. However, there are always those couple of days around a front where the fishing slows for a while. Great catches have been the norm rather than the exception, but there is never any guarantee. You should have been here yesterday…or tomorrow. 

May 17 at 2:39pm

What’s that limit? Fish Rules app knows

Anglers who fish often enough have often memorized the creel limits and size minimums for the species they target most often. It’s tough to find an inshore angler in Louisiana who doesn’t know their state’s regulations on flounder, speckled trout, black drum and redfish. But what happens when they catch another fish they rarely see?

May 17 at 2:33pm

High river not slowing down Venice trout bite

Even though the Mississippi River is expected to crest late next week at 16 ½ feet — just below minor flood stage — the speckled trout bite down in Venice hasn’t been hampered so far by the high water.

May 17 at 11:18am

Tangle-free topwaters & can’t-miss inshore colors

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of seeing trout or redfish explode on a topwater plug. Conversely, there’s nothing quite as frustrating as heaving your bait out and twitching it, only to have it drag across the surface like a snagged branch.

Capt. Marty LaCoste has a simple and effective way to keep your from snagging on the hooks; a heavy monofilament leader.

May 16 at 3:58pm

Want to catch fish this month at Lake D’Arbonne?

Albert Chandler has it all figured out this month. Fishing to relax. Fishing for fun. And fishing for supper. All rolled up in one.

May 16 at 3:55pm

Big trout in Elmer's Island surf

Cabot Corso has been fishing in the surf at Elmer’s Island for 20 years, and it’s days like Monday that keep him coming back for more. 

May 16 at 11:49am

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