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One boat, two friends. It's a FISH-OFF!

Fishing is always more fun when there's a competition factor involved. Capt. Justin Bowles and I set out this week to see who could catch the heaviest cumulative weight of three bass and three speckled trout, with the loser paying a time-consuming price.

January 15 at 11:49am

The Super Sally

For many anglers, especially in the South, there have been epic trips with lots of unforgettable “Sally Time.”

January 15 at 9:00am

Tippets

It’s rainbeaux trout time. In December, Baton Rouge Recreation (BREC) stocked several of their ponds with rainbow trout. By now, they’ve discovered that aquatic bugs and minnows have more food value than marshmallows.¬†

January 15 at 7:00am

Cold weather considerations

Locating winter fish can be challenging, so the last thing you want is to squander an opportunity by allowing the elements to negatively impact your comfort and functional ability. Venice guide Capt. Anthony Randazzo offers these tips to prevent such frustrations.

January 15 at 7:00am

Inshore insights: What one dink bass taught me

Try remembering the first time you caught a fish using a new lure, or that time you found them in a spot you never fished before.

Didn't you feel sudden surprise and joy? Kinda like a big ‘aha moment.’

That is what I pursue on my fishing trips — and it took me years to discover that.

January 12 at 10:55am

Inshore insights: Top 3 redfish lures

The gold spoon has to be the most common redfish lure inshore anglers use. Crack open any tackle box in Southeast Louisiana, and I'm willing to bet you'd see at least a couple in there.

However, things in Louisiana's hot spots have been changing.

January 12 at 10:42am

LDWF transitioning to new hunting/fishing license sales system

If you typically buy a Louisiana hunting or fishing license each spring at a retail location, you probably need to make your purchase sooner rather than later this year.

January 12 at 9:47am

Marsh Man Masson vid: The 8 most-common fishing googans

There are some on the water every day, and they really come out the woodwork on holidays. They're the dreaded googans, and although they may not intend any harm, they can immediately turn your fishing trip from a boom to a bust.

January 11 at 10:25am

Des Allemands sac-a-lait staging for spawn

The water was more than muddy when I stepped into Luling angler Tim Bye's boat yesterday at the launch in Kraemer. It was putrid.

Monday's downpours had washed mud from the surrounding cane fields into the system of canals between Lac Des Allemands and Lake Boeuf to turn much of the waters the color of sand.

But Bye wasn't concerned: He and his wife had caught fish Sunday before the rains, so he knew it was just a matter of locating clean water. And by the end of the day, a small mess of sac-a-lait had piled up in his livewell.

January 10 at 4:14pm

Body of FLW Series angler recovered on Lake Okeechobee

The body of Costa FLW Series co-angler Nik Kaylar was recovered this morning on Lake Okeechobee after the boat in which he was riding last week was involved in an accident during the first day of competition, FLW Outdoors announced.

The driver of the boat, Bill Kisiah of Slidell, was rescued late Jan. 4. The last report on Kisiah's condition is that he was recovering in a hospital.

January 10 at 2:08pm

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