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Step-by-step instructions: How to throw a cast net

Grand Isle big trout specialist Tommy Vidrine shows how he throws a cast net to catch pogies - one of his favorite live baits to catch hammer specks.

Louisiana's Safe Boating Week set for May 21-27

May 21-27 has been designated as “Safe Boating Week” in Louisiana, and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding everyone to be responsible on the water.

May 20 at 1:54pm

Lacassine Pool lights up

A Lake Charles outdoorsman who started fishing for bass in the Lacassine Pool of the Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge when he was in the eighth grade knows where some of the best bass fishing can be had in southwest Louisiana in May.

May 19 at 2:44pm

Lake to table - Lake D’Arbonne’s catfish are hard to beat

The appeal of catching an 8- to 10-pound bass or a cooler full of slab crappie brings most visitors to the 16,000-acre Lake D’Arbonne in Farmerville.

May 19 at 11:08am

Video: Captains’ meeting rankles tournament redfish anglers

Capt. Steve Smith, a Lafayette-based charter guide who works out of both Cypremort Point and Big Lake, also fishes the Elite Redfish Series across the Southeastern U.S.

But when the tour visited the Sabine River in Orange, Texas, last month, Smith opted to stay away from his home state's waters  — not because the fishing was better on the other side of the river, but because he didn’t want to take a chance of being accused of trespassing on private property in Louisiana.

May 19 at 8:22am

Find the grass, find the Delacroix reds

Techniques for fishing vary from coast to coast, and down here in South Louisiana anglers have a wide range of tactics available to them to pursue their favorite fish.

May 18 at 3:02pm

Trolling for trout - Tips for putting more fish in the ’yak

You’re slowly making your way across a small lake. Suddenly, both lines dragging behind the kayak go tight.

It’s a problem, but a good problem.

May 18 at 9:00am

World Trout Championships excludes Louisiana waters west of the Mississippi River

Capt. Jared Adams has been putting the hurt on 7-, 8- and even 9-pound specks in Big Lake, and in doing so the guide recently collected more than $20,000 in cash and prizes from two Mississippi-based trout tournaments.

May 17 at 9:44pm

Bream action picks up at Lake Verret

The wind was blowing and it was still a little cool a few weeks ago when my son Garrett and I launched into Lake Verret from the Attakapas Landing. And the water was muddier than I expected.

May 17 at 10:05am

K2 Coolers rolls out mobile Summit 30 model

K2 is rolling out a brand new cooler — literally.

May 17 at 8:32am

Big Lake in May: Guide says to head south to catch more specks

When Capt. Nick Poe contemplates catching Calcasieu Lake speckled trout during the month of May, factoring in the typical prevailing wind this time of year plays a big part in his daily plan of attack. 

May 16 at 4:52pm

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