Fishing News and Information

Trout Masters excerpt: Big trout at Big Lake

Jeff and Mary Poe are veteran Big Lake speckled trout anglers.

Lake Calcasieu has long been known as home to some of the biggest specks in the state, but it’s a unique place to fish where local knowledge is key.

In this excerpt from Trout Masters: How Louisiana Anglers Catch the Lunkers, the Poes discuss Big Lake’s annual trout cycle.

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September 08 at 5:45 am
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2015 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule revealed

The Sabine River will kick off the 10th anniversary season of the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2015.

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September 05 at 10:29 am
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Mopping up on monster mangroves

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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September 04 at 5:44 pm
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An apple a day — yuk!

In 1988, The Blob invaded Louisiana. The star of the remake of the 1958 film of the same name was a big, slimy, snotty alien thing.

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September 04 at 9:00 am
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Low river stage in New Orleans means redfish in Venice

The Mississippi River is at 4 feet today in New Orleans, which translates to greenish, salty water in Venice — and a ringing dinner bell for redfish moving into the river system.

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September 04 at 8:05 am
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Apex Predator focuses on best fishing sunglasses

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Whether you’re trying to spot a floating lure in the glare of the sun, scanning the edge of a pond for tailing reds or just trying to protect your vision, top-notch sunglasses can have a huge impact on your fishing success.

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September 03 at 4:55 pm
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Bass boat strikes tree in Labor Day accident on Bayou Black, LDWF says

A 52-year-old man was injured Monday morning on Bayou Black when he apparently lost control of his bass boat and struck a tree.Read More...
September 02 at 6:40 pm
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Marrero man sentenced for commercial fishing violations, LDWF says

A 30-year-old Marrero man who took undercover agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on chartered fishing trips without a charter boat license pleaded  guilty last week to numerous commercial fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish.Read More...
September 02 at 9:53 am
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Shell Beach serenade — Biloxi Marsh gives up fall redfish action

Pelayo’s scouting report was as bleak as the LDWF’s aerial report. And both destroyed the giddy forecasts from DU and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife folks.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Unforsaken Fourchon — How to fish for Fourchon Beach trout

So it’s been a slow season for trout. The usual summer slam we expect every year never quite materialized, and anglers and guides alike have scratched their heads, wondering if this season is an ominous portend of things to come.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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The Fly Guy —Fly-fishing advice on how to catch Marsh Island reds

Keith Richard never had a chance at figuring out what was going on when he walked into Stillwater Outfitters fishing guide Steve Smith’s Cypremort Point camp.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Good Scents

If you hear Jerry Thompson order cheese on the burgers, you better clarify what he means before assuming it’s lunchtime. Word to the wise: Often the Toledo Bend crappie guide isn’t referring to the buns-and-beef — he’s talking about one of his favorite tricks for enhancing his crappie baits.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Break the bank — Targeting bass by fishing shoreline disruptions

We stepped to the bow, angled the trolling motor and mentally prepared ourselves for prospecting a long stretch of bank.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Tidal Wave

If bowfishing is your passion, then you’ll want to check out the Tidal Wave from PSE. It is the new dual-cam version of PSE’s popular Wave bow, and it’s been engineered with a constant draw weight for snap shooting, a 32-inch axle-to-axle length that allows for quick maneuverability and a durable design able to handle extreme conditions. PSE is offering the Tidal Wave in a bowfishing kit that includes a Snap Shot rest, AMS reel with line and two bowfishing arrows.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Paddlesports Cleaner & Protectant

Star brite’s new Ultimate Paddlesports Cleaner & Protectant combines cleaning agents that strip away deposits and grime from all fiberglass, Kevlar, rotomolded and inflatable kayaks, Standup Paddleboards and canoes. Its high-tech PTEF® polymers also help repel damaging UV rays and provide a non-slippery barrier to future stains. This formula enhances the color and texture of all treated surfaces and is ideal for paddles too.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Engel Cooler/Dry Box with Rod Holders

Now there’s an easy way to get your rods and reels to the water. The Engel 30 quart and 19 quart Cooler/Dry Boxes with Rod Holders can be slung over your shoulder, freeing both your hands for more gear. These handy coolers have UV-resistant outer shells and lightweight insulation that will keep your items cold. You can also use it for storage of those items that need to be kept dry, like cell phones, wallets, cameras or tablets.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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State shrimpers encouraged to report catches of Asian tiger prawns

Non-native Asian tiger prawns have been reported in all of Louisiana’s estuarine basins and adjacent offshore waters, and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is encouraging shrimpers to notify them if prawns show up in their nets.

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August 28 at 2:28 pm
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Toledo Bend gives up another lunker

Ronnie Bland broke in his brand new Ranger 520 Comanche in style recently on Toledo Bend.

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August 28 at 9:01 am
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