Fishing News and Information

Breton Sound Beat-down — Trout fishing tips for Breton Sound

The urban dictionary of slang defines a “beat-down” as when you pummel or repeatedly beat something (or someone) into submission.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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From barrier to beach — Top 3 Big Lake fishing hotspots

While many Calcasieu Lake anglers were bemoaning the lack of fishing success last August, Moss Bluff’s Ray Christy was enjoying great action.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Delta blues — Keys for catching Mississippi River Delta blue catfish

I’ve gotta admit: When Ryan Lambert first showed me the cell phone video, I thought I was looking at a bunch of big bluegill busting bread at the surface.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Young man’s game — Diver shares tips for spearfishing for catfish

The story of the old bull and the young bull is almost cliché.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Captain D’s Place — Tips for striper fishing on Lake Claiborne

After an hour chasing sparse schools of striped bass across boat lanes, creek channels, coves and finally out into the big lake without a single strike, Donny Hood stopped for a second, calmly set his rod down and moved to the driver’s seat of his 22-foot Blazer Bay bay boat dubbed the Miss Judy.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Black on Black ­­— Tips for Black Bayou Reservoir’s black crappie

It was going to be a typical late-summer day — muggy with a high in the upper 90s. Normally, I would have stayed inside under the air conditioning, but on this particular morning I was off to Black Bayou Reservoir near Benton.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Get Down On It — Extremely deep-diving crankbaits up the odds of catching deep summer bass

They’re big, they’re bad and they’re a handful to sling — those giant crankbaits that have exploded onto the bass-fishing scene over the past couple of years.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Some have complained of tough fishing this summer, but there are some whopper trout around Grand Isle -- if you know where to fish. And it's also time to start thinking about hunting season.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Spiderwire Stealth Glow-Vis Braid

The new Stealth Glow-Vis Braid from Spiderwire allows anglers to watch their line and detect bites that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. It has a low-vis green color once the line goes subsurface and a unique UV reflective coating with fluorescent brighteners that illuminates when exposed to sunlight. Color Lock Technology holds in the color so this braid won’t fade or bleed on clothing.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Shimano Curado I series reels

The new Curado I series reels are available in multiple gear ratios so anglers can have the right reel for the bait they are using. New features of the five models – the Curado CU200PG, CU200, CU200HG, and left-hand retrieve CU201 and 201HG – include the SVS Infinity Brake System, which provides easy-to-manage, consistent spool control and brake force, the Stabile Spool Design, which reduces spool vibration, and X-Ship, which enhances casting performance for longer casts and when using lighter lures.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Phase 3 AirPro MAX

The new Phase 3 AirPro MAX high/low seating system has a full forward/aft trim range and can achieve three positions — high, low and recline — without any clipping or loosening of straps.  Easily installed in existing Ride models, the patent-pending seat allows for ample standing room and can be folded and sat upon for even more height on the water. The AirPro MAX is made from a highly durable all-weather textile that affords both comfort and functionality.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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All Star ASNano Rods

The new ASNano rods were created by All Star to be among the strongest, technique specific rods on the market. They incorporate Nano Resin technology, which increases break strength, and feature Fuji alconite guides, which provide added strength and weight reduction. The Nano Series consists of 14 freshwater baitcasting rods and four freshwater spinning rods.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Designated waters closed after Deepwater Horizon oil spill set to reopen, LDWF says

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the reopening of some state inshore and Gulf of Mexico waters that were previously closed because of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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July 31 at 4:40 pm
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Fog Cutter tags and releases three blue marlin, including a 700-pounder to win division at Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo

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Capt. Chris Hall enjoyed an epic two days of bill fishing near Shell’s Ursa platform last Thursday and Friday, tagging and releasing three blue marlin weighing about 300, 500 and 700 pounds each.

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July 31 at 9:52 am
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Hackney hits Grand Isle, Sportsman TV style

The Sportsman TV crew headed down to Grand Isle recently for a little rest and relaxation, and lots of fun fishing and crabbing in tonight’s episode scheduled to air at 6:30 on CST.

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July 31 at 5:44 am
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Reef Fish Amendment 40 pits private fishermen against charter captains in dividing red snapper recreational quota

The looming battle between private fishermen and for-hire charter and head boat captains to help determine how the red snapper recreational quota will be divided isn’t a great scenario for either side, according to a Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council member.

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July 30 at 12:15 pm
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2014 Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo final results

Here are final results from the 16th annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo held this past weekend out of Venice Marina.

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July 29 at 3:00 pm
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Public comment period on potential increased limits for anglers lodging at Port Eads ends Aug. 1

The public has a few more days to comment on a notice of intent that would allow anglers lodging at the newly constructed Port Eads Marina Facility to have up to a  three-day possession limit of cleaned saltwater finfish with them on the water.

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July 29 at 2:14 pm
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