Fishing News and Information

Find your catfish

Sonar expert Doug Vahrenberg offered a few tips for leveraging the perspective of subsurface imaging for effective catfish targeting.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Lake Maurepas is a big, little-known lake

Lake Maurepas is a big lake — actually the second-largest lake fully in Louisiana after its big brother Lake Pontchartrain, which lies immediately to the east of Maurepas.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Swamp studz?

The lean and tanned 24-year-old had just graduated college with a degree in engineering technology, but you would have to talk to him a long time before that turned up in the conversation.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Gearing up to spearfish catfish

For all the “cool factor” in what Jacob Griffin does, his sport is decidedly low-tech.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Spearfishing catfish stump strategy

While Jacob Griffin munched on peanut butter-filled cheese crackers between dives, he chattered about the fish he loves to chase.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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History of Claiborne stripers

Lake Claiborne was completed in 1967. Even before that time, Hood’s father had property on the lake, and the two of them have actually walked all the way across what he calls the Little Lake area of Claiborne, which is the large open area north of the Big Lake but still south of the two large arms that extend far to the north of the spillway almost all the way to downtown Homer in Claiborne Parish.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Eat, sleep, fish

Whoever came up with the “Eat, Sleep, Fish” T-shirt must have been from Louisiana. That’s because usually everywhere you find good fishing, good food can’t be far away.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Four seasons of Claiborne stripers

Persistent fishermen can catch striped bass on Lake Claiborne pretty much all year long. The four seasons of Claiborne stripers vary a little bit from traditional “seasons,” as Donny Hood outlined below.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Best gear

If you want to hear the cry “striper on” often, here’s the gear Captain D recommends.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Tackle for Black Bayou black crappie

Weldon’s Black Bayou setup is four 12-foot Outlaw crappie poles with 12-pound high visibility Stren gold monofilament line.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Where to go on Black Bayou Reservoir

Black Bayou Reservoir (not to be confused with Black Bayou Lake near Monroe) is a 600-acre body of water located eight miles north of Bossier City near the town of Benton.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Hide-n-seek for crankbait bass

Deep water alone offers no promise of bass. Opportunity level, however, increases with the presence of fish-friendly features like ledges, humps, deep stumps, etc.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Fishing deep-diving crankbaits for redfish

In some parts of the country, redfish are called “channel bass.” Reds and largemouth bass hail from different fish families, of course, but these two species share more than a common nomenclature — they share an interest in crankbaits.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Recreational anglers, charter captains urged to attend Monday's Gulf Council meeting in Baton Rouge

Although sector separation would essentially split the recreational quota between private anglers and charter captains, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is encouraging both groups to attend the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting Monday evening in Baton Rouge.

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August 14 at 11:41 pm
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Venice BIG Stuff

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If you wanna go big, you gotta go to Venice. Cobia and bull reds were the targeted species in this episode of Sportsman TV and Venice did not disappoint.

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August 14 at 6:00 pm
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Chris Macaluso - Thought's on Cobia

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Chris Macaluso thoughts on Cobia.

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August 14 at 6:00 pm
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Best August trout bait

Shrimp are kings of summertime trout fishing — everyone knows that.

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August 14 at 5:36 pm
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Redfish bite consistent in Biloxi Marsh

When Capt. Mike Gallo worked in retail many years ago, he used a slogan that’s served him well ever since.

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August 14 at 5:18 pm
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