Fishing News and Information

Hackney clinches Bassmaster Angler of the Year honors

After watching the wind howl all weekend long at Bays de Noc in Escanaba, Mich. Greg Hackney finally hit the water Monday morning and wrapped up Bassmaster Angler of the Year honors.

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September 22 at 5:23 pm
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Seven cited for alleged oyster violations in Terrebonne Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries issued ten citations to men on three separate boats for alleged oyster violations last week on Sister Lake.

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September 22 at 8:59 am
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Trout Masters excerpt: Finding trophy trout on Calcasieu Lake

Calcasieu Lake definitely has an annual trout cycle, and few know it better than the co-owners of the Hackberry Rod and Gun Club. 

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September 22 at 5:45 am
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Tangling with sharks

If you kayak fish in coastal Louisiana, sooner or later you will hook into a shark. It’s not a matter of if, but when. Being prepared ahead of time means both the angler and fish can leave the encounter unscathed.

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September 18 at 9:00 am
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7 bass-fishing mistakes to avoid

There are those who fish for bass, and then there are those who consistently catch largemouths.

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September 17 at 8:45 am
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Keep rods organized, safe

Admit it: Your rods are stuck in a corner of your garage, with the line and tips tangled. So every time you head out fishing you have to carefully pick through the mess to ensure you don’t break a rod tip.

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September 16 at 3:50 am
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Sulphur firefighter catches 11.41-pounder at Toledo Bend

Daniel Burnett Jr. is used to dealing with plenty of heat, but not the kind that was coming from his camper’s air conditioner earlier this month near Toledo Bend.

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September 15 at 4:06 pm
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The Terminator Weedless Football Jig

On a hot July day in Knoxville, Tenn., Ott DeFoe was sorting and arranging his fishing tackle while preparing to go fish Bassmaster tournaments at Lake Champlain and the Deleware River.

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September 15 at 9:00 am
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Attacking the Invader Gumbo

Eighty snails should produce about 2 ¼ pounds of meat. The roux in this recipe calls for a 2-to-1 ratio of oil to flour. Less oil can be used to reduce the amount of oil in the finished gumbo.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Tippets

September is a month of transition as water temperatures begin to drop: slowly at first, due to radiative cooling, and a bit more toward the end of the month as cool fronts invade the state.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Expert thoughts on fly rods and reels

Fly rods are numbered by weight. The heavier the rod, the larger the weight number.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Fly fishing is a true art form

Fly fishing is about a lot more than just catching fish. Some would call it an art form.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Fly fishing is all about the line

In fly fishing, line does a lot more than provide a means to retrieve a fish. Most importantly it provides the weight necessary to cast very lightweight flies.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Scented crappie baits - the facts

Crappie anglers have many products from which to choose. Some may be marketed more heavily to the bass world, but a shad is a shad and garlic is garlic, regardless of who’s smelling it.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Crappie scents in suspense

Even for the tournament types, crappie fishing doesn’t always need to be a high-strung tension fest. No doubt, you’d be amazed at the therapeutic benefits of dropping the anchor and deploying a few float rigs baited with something smelly.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Bass fishing breaks is all in the approach

Effective use of shoreline breaks requires a mental balance of the opportunities and risks. In some cases, break represents a damage hazard to your boat, while other cases just present potential fishing disruptions.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Top 5 tactics to catch more Basin bass

The Atchafalaya River was high most of the year, and bass-fishing successes were hit and miss.

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September 15 at 6:30 am
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Trout Masters excerpt: Pursuing big specks with live croakers

Pursuing trophy trout can be a slow, pain-staking process - but Charlie Lieux would rather catch five big fish than 25 2- or 3-pounders.

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September 15 at 5:45 am
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