Fishing News and Information

New Orleans man pleads guilty to illegally selling gamefish, LDWF says

A New Orleans man pleaded guilty to illegally selling gamefish on Tuesday in municipal court in Orleans Parish, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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November 21 at 7:34 am
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Westlake angler catches Toledo Bend 12-pounder

You don’t leave the landing everyday expecting to snare the bass of a lifetime, so you can forgive Brent Kegley for not being totally prepared for what he was about to experience last Friday at Toledo Bend. 

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November 20 at 9:25 am
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Top ways to get the most out of hand-carved lures

Fishermen should be as demanding as professional baseball players in choosing their lumber for their sport.

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November 19 at 7:30 am
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Centerville angler lands 75-pound blue catfish

At least one person was happy after a recent Saints game, but unfortunately for Who Dat Nation, it didn’t have anything at all to do with football.

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November 18 at 2:29 pm
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Paul Brown’s Corky lures still catching big speckled trout

Corky lures are a Texas legend. Originally hand produced in a Houston garage by Paul Brown, the bait became famous for the huge trout that consistently fell for it.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Vinson’s top fishing picks for November trout, reds

Capt. Joe Vinson agreed to share a few fall hotspots that should produce some fish for anglers this month.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Old-school flies are best for trout, Poe says

When it comes to flies, Capt. Jeff Poe is decidedly old school.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Poe’s personal best fly-caught speck

Capt. Jeff Poe doesn’t hesitate when naming his most memorable fly-caught speckled trout of his life.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Cleaning monster catfish

Skinning small catfish is a snap for most freshwater fishermen. After a few well-placed knife cuts, the skin is deftly snatched off with a pair of skinning pliers, and then the flesh is filleted from the backbone.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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A shared passion for catfishing


Derek Logan told me his wife Rebecca liked to fish. Still, I wasn’t prepared for what I met.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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How to build Derek Logan’s catfishing jugs

It used to be that a catfish jug was just that — a simple jug that could be a used plastic milk or oil container.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Bridge tactics to catch more bass

A bridge is what? The roadway/walkway, the pilings that support it and some kind of embankment, right?

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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LDWF conducting yellowfin tuna research project in Gulf of Mexico

Reeling in a big yellowfin is rewarding in itself, but if you’re lucky enough to catch a fish involved in a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries research project, you’ll get more than just a nice tuna steak.

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November 14 at 1:33 pm
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Many angler weighs-in massive 40.45-pound five-fish stringer at Toledo Bend

Most bass anglers go their whole lives without catching a 10-pound fish, but George Herr accomplished the feat twice in a matter of just nine days.

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November 14 at 11:40 am
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Two arrested for fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two men in Plaquemines Parish Sunday after allegedly finding them in possession of 63 redfish, of which 61 were under the 16-inch legal size limit, according to a press release.

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November 12 at 1:32 pm
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Hackney lands 9-pound bass lodged on 12-inch sac-a-lait

Even when he’s not specifically targeting them, Greg Hackney just can’t seem to stop catching big bass.

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November 11 at 3:33 pm
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Wounded Warriors spank specks out of Shell Beach

A  group of Wounded Warriors enjoyed a special day on the water Saturday, resulting in 250 trout and several redfish hitting the dock in Shell Beach.

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November 11 at 10:09 am
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Tippets

When it comes to catching specks on the fly, November is as good as it gets. The ideal conditions are a) a light south wind, b) overcast or foggy and c) a falling tide. If those conditions exist, work poppers along points, shorelines, cuts and the back of deadend canals for quality trout. If not, put a weighted clouser under a VOSI and cast anywhere there’s a little current and some bait activity. 

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November 10 at 9:00 am
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