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Sportfishing industry also has 'deep concerns' on LDWF's snapper quota program

Grand Isle specks crushing croakers at night

Apparently boats are still optional equipment if you’re looking to hook up with some big speckled trout around Grand Isle.

May 22 at 5:41pm

VIDEO: 6-pound bass caught with bream on a stringer

Trip Payn loves to fish. So storms rolling through North Louisiana Sunday were really cramping his style.

But when the weather broke for a bit, the Mansfield 9-year-old and buddy Carter Bell headed to a farm pond to catch a few panfish.

They only caught one bream — but they ended the one-hour weather break with a 6-pound bass.

Without even using their fishing rods.

May 22 at 4:32pm

Sac-a-lait bite surges at Toledo Bend

Capt. Bill Lake is smitten.

The veteran guide from Houma is well-known statewide for his success in catching thousands of speckled trout each year out of Dularge.

But truth be known, he really loves catching spawning sac-a-lait in the brackish marsh canals not far from his home each spring. 

May 22 at 10:56am

Check the boat before going afloat

Our early spring with its warm temperatures has recreational boaters lining up at the launch in eager anticipation of fun on the water. Whether your particular brand of good time boating involves fishing, skiing, riding personal watercrafts or simply cruising down the river, proper preparation and planning are crucial to boating safely. 

May 22 at 9:00am

Many angler wins $5,000 at Big Bass Splash

Tammy Mong has caught lots of big bass at Toledo Bend — including an 11.24-pound monster — but a 3-pounder had her jumping for joy Friday during the first day of competition at the Sealy Outdoor Big Bass Splash.

May 19 at 12:19pm

Video: Tips on keeping bass alive in a livewell

With the dog days of summer looming, heat and humidity are about to make life pretty miserable for everyone for at least the next four months. 

May 19 at 10:50am

To get out of a small-bream rut, go deep, go big

May is a great month for catching big bluegills, but the bite will last for the next several months. While some anglers have a knack for filling a cooler with really big bream, others can’t keep the small ones off the hook. If you seem stuck on small fish, don’t pull up anchor just yet. These tips can turn your trip around.

May 18 at 5:29pm

Six cited for alleged red snapper violations in federal waters

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ticketed six anglers Tuesday in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico off Plaquemines Parish for alleged red snapper violations, according to a press release.

May 18 at 3:58pm

Video: Bassmaster Elite pro embeds treble hook in hand

No matter how experienced an angler you might be, eventually you’ll probably run afoul of a hook or two while out on the water. 

May 18 at 8:47am

Fishing is not always about catching

Louisiana experienced a mild winter and the inshore fishing never really slowed down. However, there are always those couple of days around a front where the fishing slows for a while. Great catches have been the norm rather than the exception, but there is never any guarantee. You should have been here yesterday…or tomorrow. 

May 17 at 2:39pm

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