Fishing News and Information

Lighted public fishing piers

• Sunset Point Fishing Pier (Mandeville) — Open 24/7, free

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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How to access Sabine Lake

For anglers new to the area, Sabine Lake is an brackish estuary of stretching 23 miles long and nine miles that eventually pours into the Gulf of Mexico south of Port Arthur, Texas.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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How to find and catch Sabine Lake’s topwater trout

Sabine Lake locations targeted by Adam Jaynes and Robby Trahan are fairly traditional.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Sabine Lake trout regs

Anglers may fish anywhere on the border lake with either a Louisiana or a Texas license.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Tippets

For coastal fly anglers looking for alternatives to reds and trout, July brings a variety of pelagic species to inshore waters.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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The Redneck Bait Keeper

There is a low-cost, effective method for keeping red worms, grass shrimp or other live bait cool and comfortable while still making them easy to get to in the heat of summer.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Top bream baits

Bass fishermen aren’t the only ones with a wide variety of lures from which to choose. Bream fishermen do, too.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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The ideal bream-fishing rig

Ray Jones loves to catch bream in many ways, but his basic, go-to rig is simple.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Fishing information for Black Bayou, Cheniere lakes

• Black Bayou Lake is now part of the Black Lake National Wildlife Refuge ( www.fws.gov/northlouisiana/blackbayoulake/), and is located about five miles north of Monroe on Highway 165.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Color calamity - What single lure color is the best?

Just as there’s no one bait for every imaginable scenario, there’s no one color that works on every cast. Nevertheless, experienced anglers have their favorites for a reason.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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The prudence of pickiness

Traveling the country on the Elite tour, Hawk and Hackney can easily become overwhelmed with the amount of baits needed to address the many scenarios they face.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Tackle information

Schilling’s main fishing reels are old-fashioned Abu Garcia 5500 Ambassadeur bait casters. They are used whenever he fishes with worms, frogs or flukes.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Freshwater diversions not without controversy

Kevin Schilling said flatly that having the freshwater diversion is “the key” the Caernarvon bass fishery.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Kevin Schilling in the news

Kevin Schilling is only 33, but has popped up twice before in New Orleans area fishing news.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Speckled trout fishing sporadic out of Delacroix

Specks are being caught now with live shrimp out of Delacroix, but Capt. Randall Shaw said the bite just hasn’t been as consistent moving into mid-summer as it’s been in years past.

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July 14 at 10:30 pm
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Cutoff angler wins CCA-Louisiana STAR tournament's Chevy pickup truck

Jake Duet went to bed Sunday night dreaming of a brand new 2014 Chevy Silverado pickup, and thankfully for him, things didn’t turn into a nightmare Monday morning.

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July 14 at 5:09 pm
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Night-fishing trip near the Indian Mounds yields 10.43-pounder at Toledo Bend

When Gary Wilson decided to wrap up his day at Toledo Bend near a stump at the Indian Mounds early Friday morning, a nearly-full moon was shining bright and sunrise was still more than three hours away.

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July 14 at 4:20 pm
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Texas angler catches big 8.76-pound trout on Sabine's north jetties

When Dean Halewyn woke up last Monday morning and realized it was the seventh day of the seventh month of the year, he remembers thinking it could be a pretty lucky day.

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July 14 at 8:27 am
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