Fishing News and Information

Mississippi River hits 4.1 feet in New Orleans, guide says water turning green near Venice

As the Mississippi River level continues to fall in New Orleans, the water is just now starting to turn green near Venice, and that can only mean one thing this time of year.

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August 08 at 5:32 pm
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Fall inshore shrimp season to open Aug. 18, LDWF says

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday announced the 2014 fall inshore shrimp season will open on Monday, Aug. 18.

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August 07 at 8:16 pm
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LOWA announces Fish of the Year winners

A state record gag grouper and gafftopsail catfish will be honored this weekend as the 2013 Fish of the Year winners by the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association.

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August 07 at 1:50 pm
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Video: An awesome compilation of topwater bass blowups

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There’s nothing like early-morning or late-afternoon blowups when a big bass smashes a topwater lure.

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August 07 at 9:38 am
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The Pickets are to be!

It looks like the actual well heads and Christmas tree and platforms in the area known as the Pickets will be removed. 

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August 07 at 9:00 am
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Vidrine shares more tips for hot summer trout action

In a series of articles this summer, big trout specialist Tommy Vidrine shared key tips and tactics to help everyone catch more specks.

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August 06 at 4:40 pm
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ULM angler punches ticket to the 2015 Bassmaster Classic

The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Brett Preuett made up today for all of the tough luck he endured the last several days on the Chatuge Reservoir and surged to a victory at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket.

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August 05 at 5:25 pm
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Speckled trout action 'as good as it gets' right now on Big Lake, Poe says

Earlier this spring, many anglers were lamenting Big Lake's slow start for speckled trout.

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August 05 at 8:33 am
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Golden Meadow oysterman faces drug charges, LDWF says

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a Golden Meadow man for alleged drug violations July 31 in Lafourche Parish.

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August 04 at 5:33 pm
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ULM angler set to battle for spot Tuesday into 2015 Bassmaster Classic

Despite fishing for more than four hours with two hooks from a 2/0 treble lodged firmly in the back of his neck after an errant cast early Monday, the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Brett Preuett sucked it up and moved on to the finals of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic bracket.

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August 04 at 4:42 pm
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'Rock around the chock'

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We all know chocking the tires on your boat trailer is something that should always be done, but sometimes the simple things get forgotten. 

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August 04 at 10:45 am
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Watch out, sucker!

Every fish makes its own living in its own way. Some are hard-swimming, driving predators. Others are kind of laid back and take advantage of their fellow fish in the sea.

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August 04 at 9:00 am
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Trout Masters excerpt: catching big specks at the mouth of the river

Ed Sexton is known for catching oversized trout out of Venice near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

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August 04 at 5:45 am
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Outboard blues

My nickname in some quarters is “Black Cloud” because I have a tendency to toward bad luck. My only chance to fish Lake Amistad during its heyday, for instance, was doomed when a blizzard (literally blizzard) blew through South Texas — in late May. The one time I fished Lake Falcon, another big-bass mecca, fell apart when an upstream dam burst in Mexico and sent the lake into a massive rise.

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August 01 at 1:29 pm
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Video: Freediver provides free meal

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When you’re holding your breath and holding on to a bloody fish you just shot with your spear gun several feet down, I guess discretion is the better part of valor.

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August 01 at 11:09 am
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Jacks are wild — Top tips for amberjack fishing

If you’re looking for fancy, graceful or aesthetically pleasing, amberjacks will disappoint you. If, on the other hand, an arm-stretching, back-straining lesson in brutality sounds fun, you’ll really enjoy hanging out with the fish marine biologists call Seriola dumerili.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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West Delta Mack Attack — How to fish for Spanish mackerel at Louisiana’s nearshore rigs

“Not the trailer bearings again!” Artie groaned as we rumbled onto the shoulder amidst a cloud of smoke.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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X marks the spot ­— Grand Isle’s big-trout hotspot

“He is consistently catching large fish. I haven’t seen anyone enjoy the success that he has. It is nothing short of miraculous.” Patrick Bonin, Internet managing editor of Louisiana Sportsman.com.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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