Fishing News and Information

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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Mississippi man dies in boating accident on Pearl River, LDWF says

A 45-year-old Picayune, Miss. man died after his boat went over the Walkiah Bluff water control structure and he was ejected, according to a press release.

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July 07 at 5:45 pm
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LDWF advises saltwater anglers of potential dangers of vibrio infections

Citing ten to 15 cases in Louisiana each year, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries advised saltwater anglers to be aware of the potential dangers of vibrio vulnificus bacteria.

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July 07 at 11:22 am
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Polecat Bend and Baldwin Lodge

Dear Capt. Paul:

Have you ever heard of a fishing place called Baldwin Lodge? It is somewhere near the Polecat Bend, wherever that is located. I believe that it is somewhere in Lake Pontchartrain.

— Tommy BAT 

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July 07 at 9:00 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: catching specks in the marshes, lakes and bays of St. Bernard Parish

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Charlie Thomason with Capt. Charlie Thomason’s Bayou Charters shares tips and tactics that can be used by trout anglers across the coast. 

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July 07 at 5:50 am
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Hackney heads to Lafitte for topwater speckled trout action

Shortly before the 2014 Coastal Conservation Association STAR tournament got cranked up in May, Bassmaster Elite Series pro and Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney headed to Lafitte to fish with tournament director Rad Trascher to get the details on the 101-day event.

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July 03 at 6:00 pm
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LWFC passes NOI to remove seldom-harvested reef fish from state regulation

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday passed a notice of intent modifying reef fish regulations that would remove several seldom-harvested species from state management.

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July 03 at 2:41 pm
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Apex Predator talks freshwater fishing finger hazards

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Finger injuries are so common with fishing that one of those ten digits seemingly gets hurt on just about every trip.

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July 03 at 10:34 am
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Get all knotted up - with the Albright 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 03 at 8:00 am
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Operation Dry Water patrols cite five for DUI

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries patrol agents cited five people for allegedly boating under the influence and issued 98 citations statewide as part of Operation Dry Water last weekend.

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July 02 at 5:36 pm
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Work structure to locate big Grand Isle trout

The way Tommy Vidrine was pounding rocks Monday morning near Grand Isle, you might have thought he was part of an inmate work detail. 

The 50-year-old Baton Rouge angler who specializes in tracking down and reeling in big speckled trout started the day at 6 a.m. with a quick stop at the Caminada Pass jetties before heading 8 miles west to the rock breakwaters along Fourchon Beach.

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July 02 at 2:05 pm
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Amite River boating accident Tuesday evening kills Livingston Parish woman

A 59-year-old Livingston Parish woman died Tuesday evening when a 17-foot surface drive vessel driven by her husband apparently hit a tree, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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July 02 at 9:17 am
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Gonzales angler catches 8-pound-plus Basin lunker

When Corey Wheat stopped to fish a small knockout in the lower end of the Atchafalaya Basin Sunday afternoon during the Ascension Area Anglers tournament, he was planning on quickly working the area and staying on the move.

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July 01 at 11:28 am
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Spring inshore shrimp season to close in Vermilion/Teche river basin

The spring inshore shrimp season from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island westward to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal will close one-half hour after sunset on July 3, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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July 01 at 8:11 am
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Fishin’ on foot — Expert tips for surf fishing

My mom used to rebut my anti-broccoli sentiment with that classic parental logic line: “You’ll never know if you like it unless you try it.”

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Friday Night Lights — Best tactics for nighttime trout fishing

As the sun began its lazy descent on the last day of a busy work week, a figure emerged silhouetted against the setting sun. At the end of one arm swung a tackle box, while the other arm clinched two half-crossed fishing poles.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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