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Oystermen plead guilty to illegal harvest in Terrebonne Parish

Four oyster harvesters pleaded guilty last week in connection with an incident in May in Trouble Bayou in lower Terrebonne Parish, according to the LDWF.


Down on the coast, it’s prime time for speckled trout. Whether it’s over reefs, in tidal bayous, or dead-end canals, you can’t go wrong casting a weighted Clouser or shrimp pattern set about 30 inches below a VOSI, the flyrodders’ popping cork. 

October 15 at 7:00am

History of Chenier au Tigre

One report has Chenier au Tigre being named because of a large cougar killed there many years ago.

But the ridge could just as likely have been named for jaguars, which were not uncommon in Southwest Louisiana at the time of European settlement.

“Tigre” translates in both French and Spanish as “tiger,” a name usually used for the jaguar.

October 15 at 7:00am

How oak cheniers were formed

Most waterfowl hunters and fishermen are vaguely aware that Highway 82, which runs the length of Cameron and Vermilion parishes, follows lines of live oak trees, while much of the surrounding countryside is wide open marsh.

October 15 at 7:00am

Best times to go bowfishing

By the very laws of nature, much fishing and hunting is cyclical and seasonal. Not so with marsh bowfishing, Capt. Graylin Schultheis said.

October 15 at 7:00am

Top bowfishing tools

Early in the evening, Roy Lally IV explained the tools of the trade to me, starting with the most obvious: bows.

These are conventional compound bows set at 25 pounds draw.

October 15 at 7:00am

Pro bowfishing tips

With a little coaching, bowfishing techniques are easy to learn, even for the most inexperienced.

October 15 at 7:00am

Bowfishing ‘black eye’ undeserved, bowfishermen say

After the hunt, while floating quietly in the black night and enjoying a soda, I found out why David Lastrapes asked me before the hunt what I expected.

October 15 at 7:00am

Tips for jerkbait tinkering

Winter through early spring finds jerkbait anglers fine-tuning their lures for perfect suspension or varying sink rates because everything’s moving much slower and fish often hold at a specific depth, with little interest in chasing even a vulnerable bait.

October 15 at 7:00am

Best bets for October specks

Capt. John Pounders said October also is a great month to target specks in Lafitte — but it can also be a tricky time.

October 15 at 7:00am

Gator Tail

Gator tails need no words.

October 13 at 6:00pm

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