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Slow it down for wintertime trout

Capt. Eddie Berthelot Jr. shares tips for January specks and reds out of Golden Meadow.

Tippets

The question of the month is, “rainbow or rainbeaux?”.

For fly anglers in and around New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Lafayette, Hammond, Chalmette and Monroe, it’s “rainbeaux trout” time.

January 15 at 7:00am

‘Don’t pass up a bridge,’ crappie angler says

There’s one piece of structure on Lake D’Arbonne — or any lake, for that matter — that Sam Roberson said you don’t need a depth finder to locate.

January 15 at 7:00am

Seeking more than a crappie

Years of fishing success has led Sam Roberson in what he said is a more important direction.

January 15 at 7:00am

Gearing up for crappie success

Sam Roberson’s cost per catch ratio is pretty amazing. He doesn’t spend a whole lot of money on fishing gear, but he has some tried-and-true favorites on which he depends for crappie fishing in deep water.

January 15 at 7:00am

The black Pearl — Pearl River fishing recovers from Temple-Inland Paper Mill spill

A black pearl is one of the rarest of gems. But in August of 2011, Louisianans found their beloved Pearl River became black.

But it wasn’t a gem. It was a stinking mess. 

January 15 at 7:00am

The many Pearl rivers

The Pearl River where it separates Louisiana from Mississippi isn’t just the Pearl River: It’s a bunch of rivers.

Crossing the Pearl River basin from west to east on Highway 90, bridges span the West Pearl River, the Middle West Pearl River, the Middle Pearl River and the East Pearl River. 

January 15 at 7:00am

Top 11 bass-fishing tips for the Pearl River

Here are Chase Morse’s Top 11 tips for catching more bass on the Pearl River system:

January 15 at 7:00am

Nip and tuck — Bassmaster Elite Series pro shares jig rigging tips

Flipping a jig in cold water comes naturally to Bassmaster Elite Series pro Todd Faircloth, but jig performance takes some concentrated preparation.

January 15 at 7:00am

Say alert when trolling for speckled trout

While trolling can seem monotonous, it’s just as important to stay alert with this fishing technique as with others, Harold Schoeffler cautioned.

January 15 at 7:00am

Top trolling tackle

Just because Harold Schoeffler uses simple gear such as homemade marker buoys and bamboo pole depth sounders, don’t be fooled into thinking he isn’t particular about his tackle.

January 15 at 7:00am

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