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Louisiana's Classic anglers ready for bass-fishing's Big Show to start

The official practice day for the 2017 Bassmaster Classic at Lake Conroe was on Wednesday, and the consensus among the field of competitors is that the championship is up for grabs because of the way the fishery is setting up.

"There will be guys fishing all three stages of the spawn," Gonzales Elite Series pro Greg Hackney said. "And there will guys doing well at all three."

March 23 at 4:53pm

Scoring sac-a-lait in the Atchafalaya Basin

The Atchafalaya Basin is like Venice: When conditions are right and the fishing is on fire, no other place can match it.

March 22 at 3:13pm

Six Alabama men cited for alleged shrimping violations

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited six Alabama men for alleged illegal shrimping activity in St. Bernard Parish on March 17.

March 22 at 10:14am

Who'll win the 2017 Classic on Lake Conroe?

Much like the Super Bowl-winning quarterback or the World Series MVP, the angler who comes out on top Sunday afternoon at the 2017 Bassmaster Classic being contested this week on Lake Conroe will likely experience a truly life-changing event.

March 22 at 2:09am

Specks slamming artificial lures now on Grand Isle

The calendar might still say it’s March, but longtime Grand Isle speckled trout angler Tommy Vidrine said the fish are already acting like it’s mid- to late-April.

March 21 at 4:16pm

Port Barre man dies at Toledo Bend

A 71-year-old Port Barre man died Monday afternoon after apparently falling out of his boat in the Pirate's Cove area of Toledo Bend, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

March 21 at 2:50pm

70th Big Bass Rodeo set for Saturday in New Orleans City Park

Billed as the oldest freshwater rodeo in the country, the 70th Big Bass Rodeo is set for this Saturday, March 25, in New Orleans City Park. 

March 21 at 9:56am

Two men allegedly caught shrimping near Marsh Island Refuge during closed season

Two men were cited by agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for allegedly taking shrimp in state waters near Marsh Island Refuge during a closed season. 

March 20 at 3:47pm

Gulf recreational amberjack season to close March 24

The recreational amberjack season in the Gulf of Mexico will close in federal waters at 12:01 a.m. on March 24, and will remain closed until Jan. 1, 2018, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

March 20 at 3:20pm

Work tide lines for more trout, reds

Perhaps the most challenging part of fishing is actually finding the fish.

March 20 at 11:25am

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