Fishing News and Information

Seven tips for beach-fishing success

Summer heat means speckled trout will be moving from the marshes and bays, stacking up along the beaches of the coast.

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July 14 at 6:30 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: catching big specks on Lake Pontchartrain

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Eric Dumas with Living a Dream Guide Service talks about his obsession for speckled trout, and what he uses to catch them.

It seemed to the young man that everyone was catching big trout but him. So he started launching closer to the Trestles railroad bridge on the eastern end of the lake. He says that it took him 10 trips to learn how to catch trout there.

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July 14 at 5:45 am
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Sebile's new Pivot Frog increases hook-up ratios

Timing is tricky for frog fishing — if you wait too long the bass spits it out but if you set it too early, you miss the fish entirely.

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July 11 at 11:39 am
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Slidell teen wins Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

As years go, 2014 has been a keeper for young Corin Knight of Slidell, and it’s the kind that can make a daddy very proud.

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July 11 at 10:00 am
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Costa to introduce 580P lightweight mirror lenses at ICAST

Previously only available in glass, Costa Sunglasses is introducing the 580P mirror lens in a super lightweight, impact resistant polycarbonate material that will be available later this fall.

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July 11 at 9:29 am
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Topwater tips for more Big Lake specks

Watching Capt. Nick Poe effortlessly ‘walk the dog’ with topwater lures on Big Lake is a lot like watching a bricklayer put up a wall — it looks really easy until you try to do it.

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July 11 at 5:45 am
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Use topwater strikes to locate more Big Lake trout

Editor's Note: See the sidebar above right on Capt. Nick Poe's tips to walk the dog and effectively use topwater lures on Big Lake.

The rapid fire 'swish-swish-swish' of Capt. Nick Poe’s rod as he walked the dog over oyster reefs in Big Lake Wednesday was followed up regularly with the splash of a nice speckled trout blowing up his MirrOlure She Pup.

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July 11 at 5:45 am
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Hack Tyson Punchout

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In the 1987 Nintendo released the video game, "Mike Tyson's Punchout". It is one of the best received video games of all time. Fast forward to 2014 when bass pro and Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney decided to make a quick trip to lake Des Allemands using the bass fishing technique known as "punching".

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July 10 at 6:00 pm
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Chris Macaluso - Oyster Reefs

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This is a short video on the importance of the Oyster Reefs around Louisiana.

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July 10 at 6:00 pm
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Two Jefferson Parish men arrested for alleged commercial crabbing violations

Two Jefferson Parish men were arrested for allegedly stealing crabs in Plaquemines Parish, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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July 10 at 2:23 pm
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Trout stocks in no danger, LDWF official says

Work on the soon-to-be-completed statewide speckled trout stock assessment indicates the species is in good shape despite recent concerns from some coastal anglers, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist told a crowd of almost 200 people last night in Lake Charles.

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July 10 at 10:42 am
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Hackney puches hard in Des Allemands, knocks out some big bass

Bassmaster Elite Series pro and Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney punched through some thick grass mats and caught some nice bass on a recent trip to Des Allemands.

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July 10 at 9:35 am
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Taming the gorilla

Flyrodders love small waters. I once dug a hole in my backyard that filled with rain, and several of my fly fishing buddies wanted me to stock it.

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July 10 at 9:00 am
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Get all knotted up - with the surgeon's knot

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EDITOR’S NOTE: With fishing action in full swing this summer, we thought now would be a great time to highlight a series on several basic fishing knots that can be used by a variety of anglers. 

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July 08 at 6:00 pm
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Shrimp season to close July 15 in Terrebonne and Barataria Basins

The spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15 in the Terrebonne and Barataria Basins from the eastern shore of South Pass westward to the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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July 08 at 4:43 pm
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Unregistered angler catches CCA STAR redfish Monday near Elmer's Island

For the second time this summer, an angler not registered in the CCA STAR Tournament caught a tagged redfish and missed out on a brand new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.

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July 08 at 3:26 pm
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Dismantling of the Pickets scheduled to begin Monday

Workers are scheduled to begin dismantling the Pickets on July 14 in preparation for the installation of three separate 5-acre artificial reefs on the trout-fishing hotspot in Terrebonne Parish, a company official said.

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July 08 at 2:50 pm
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Jug-lining surprise in Copasaw Canal

When Jake Freeman saw a couple of the jugs he had just set out in the Copasaw Canal take off late one afternoon last month, he was expecting some really nice catfish on the other end of the lines.

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July 08 at 11:17 am
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