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Mississippi River level key for October Buras bite

The calendar might say it’s officially fall, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the Mississippi River has begun its traditional fall yet, when saltwater from the Gulf usually begins feeding into the river — bringing hungry redfish and speckled trout along with it. 

October 17 at 11:00am

Targeting transition trout out of Hopedale

“I can’t wait for October,” said Capt. Rory Rorison, of United Charters (504-439-1680). “I look forward to it every year. I finally stop making the long runs out into Breton Sound and I start fishing the in-between areas for both trout and redfish.”

October 17 at 10:51am

LDWF agent rescues two Belle Chasse teens swamped in Lake Salvador

An enforcement agent with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries rescued two teenagers Saturday afternoon after their boat capsized in Lake Salvador.

October 16 at 9:44am

The Mag 12 Buzz Worm

That two different professional anglers can fish a new 12-inch worm completely differently — with both catching solid numbers of quality bass — is a testament to the new Mag 12 Buzz Worm from Mister Twister. 

October 15 at 9:00am

Tips for fishing Vudu Shrimp

1) For fishing with a cork, a 6-foot 8-inch or 7-foot light action rod is best.

October 15 at 7:00am

The forging of a fishing giant

Sixty-two-year-old Ken Chaumont lives north of Iowa (pronounced EYE-oh-way), Louisiana. The Lake Charles native moved to the country because in his own words, he hated boom boxes. “I like peace and quiet.”

October 15 at 7:00am

Tip of the day

Bulky saltwater corks provide a lot of wind resistance, both when running or trailering a boat. The constant beating from the banging cork can damage line guides on fishing rods. 

October 15 at 7:00am

Tourney winning tactics

Kayak fishing tournaments are held year-round across the coast, and offer friendly competition and great prizes. No matter your skill level, fishing these tournaments makes you a better kayak angler. We’ll catch up with the anglers that come out on top of a variety of tournaments and learn what they did, and possibly more important — didn’t do — to earn their win.

October 15 at 7:00am


Specks will be moving into the interior lakes and marsh edges. Find clear water, and flies have the advantage. On calm days, start with poppers along points and cuts for bigger trout. When you find diving birds, cast a weighted shrimp pattern along the edges of the school. Otherwise, a Clouser Minnow 3 feet under a VOSI is a proven trout taker.

October 15 at 7:00am

Helpful hints for fall crappie

For fall crappie work, consider these finer points, as needed:

October 15 at 7:00am

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