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Apex Predator's extreme noodling: Swim-fishing for big cats

During the hot summer months, getting in the water has always been a fun way for me to stay cool while fishing. 

July 19 at 1:41pm

Trout fishing on fire now out of Big Lake

Despite rainy conditions just like much of South Louisiana has experienced for the bulk of the summer, speckled trout fishing out of Big Lake is on fire right now.

July 19 at 9:15am

Trout bite consistent in Breton Sound

Speckled trout action has been consistent in Breton Sound this summer, but don’t expect to pull up to one wellhead and knock out a quick limit — be prepared to move around to fill up your box.

July 19 at 4:52am

Fishing croakers in the surf for Grand Isle specks

If you’ve never experienced the absolute fun of fishing live croakers in the surf for Grand Isle specks, July is a great month to cross that trip off your bucket list. 

July 18 at 2:40pm

Environmental groups file suit over 39-day summer red snapper season

Even as the extended federal season is about to enter its sixth weekend in the Gulf of Mexico, the battle over red snapper waged on Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. — as two environmental groups filed suit against the decision to allow private anglers more fishing days this summer.

July 18 at 9:30am

Kayak catfishing

For most Louisiana kayak anglers, trout and redfish are the prime saltwater species, while largemouth bass are the favorite target of those paddling in freshwater. However, across the state, catfish are readily available in both fresh and brackish water and offer great sport and table fare in areas easily accessible to kayak anglers.

July 18 at 9:00am

High Pearl River shutting down action at L&N Bridge — for now

On a typical mid-summer morning, the L&N Train Bridge that spans The Rigolets would be a beehive of activity, with boats gathering early at the site to pursue speckled trout, drum and redfish eagerly awaiting bait to come their way in the current. 

July 17 at 10:35am

Vidrine catches monster Grand Isle trout, grabs STAR lead

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story has been updated and now includes a video link of the big trout being landed.

Tommy Vidrine is well known around Grand Isle for catching some hammer trout along the Caminada Pass rock jetty, so when he tells you he caught his biggest speck ever there Saturday — that’s definitely saying something.

July 17 at 8:10am


July is one of those transition months in saltwater. For fly anglers looking to enter a speckled trout in the CCA STAR Tournament Fly Division, history suggests that the first two weeks of the month offer the last, best hope for catching large trout on the fly. Try topwaters at first light in the surf or over reefs, switching to Seaducers and large Clousers on sink-tip or intermediate lines later in the morning.

July 15 at 7:00am

Geared for raising Cane

Logan Mount’s fishing gear is more organized than some sporting goods stores. When he raises the lid on the compartments of his Phoenix 721 ProXP bass boat, it’s amazingly tidy.

July 15 at 7:00am

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