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How to beat the September slump

September’s best kayaking bets

The goal of this new feature is to provide the best available information for monthly hotspots for kayak-friendly fresh and saltwater areas across the region. Due to the lag time from information to print, weather conditions can change the bite so check in regularly with LouisianaSportsman.com for the latest updates.

September 15 at 9:00am

Tarpon from a ‘yak

I got to Orlando for ICAST a few days early this year and was able to go and play in my own kind of Disney World: You know it’s going to be a great day out of Cocoa Beach when you’re greeted by flat seas and an Atlantic sunrise. 

September 15 at 7:00am


September is a month of transition as water temperatures begin to drop. Slowly at first due to radiative cooling, and moreso as cool fronts invade the state. Cooler water invigorates the fish. 

September 15 at 7:00am

Crappie gaining popularity at Toledo Bend

Dusty Anders smells a change in the air. 

September 15 at 7:00am

Crappie dock shooting tips

1) Practice before you go. The concept looks easy, but shooting a lure into the constricted space between the dock and the water’s surface accurately is challenging.

September 15 at 7:00am

Best topwater frogs for different applications

Everyone has their favorite frog, but putting aside the debates over brand and color patterns, we can break down the basic shape/style options based on their applicability.

September 15 at 7:00am

Frog fishing tackle

FLW pro Todd Castledine trusts his frogging to a 7-foot, 3-inch Falcon Cara swimbait rod with an 8:1 Lew’s Super Duty reel carrying 65-pound braided line. This outfit, he said, affords him the elements essential to effective frogging.

September 15 at 7:00am

Seven deadly speckled trout sins

Transition time is baffling and discouraging to fishermen who are accustomed to speckled trout staging in one area, as they do in summer and mid-winter. Some otherwise avid trout fishermen just give up and spend September watching early- season football games.

September 15 at 7:00am

How to rig a Coon Pop

Coon Pop heads are made of a bullet shaped lead with a piece of ½-inch PVC pipe with BBs in it glued to the head. A wire runs through the lure, projecting from both ends. 

September 15 at 7:00am

A big fish tale

David Prevost’s big day was October 15, 2015. Only two boats were fishing that day, his 31-foot Contender, the White Kap, and Coon Schouest on the Little Coon.

September 15 at 7:00am

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