Fishing News and Information

Unlocking the marsh

The inherent challenge of fishing the Delta marsh is that “everything looks fishy.”

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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Venice’s fall variety includes lemons and bulls

It’s undisputed, an absolute certainty amongst saltwater anglers.

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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Heresy at Pointe a la Hache

In the nine years since Hurricane Katrina, forays into one of my favorite fishing holes, Pointe a la Hache, have been few and far between, mainly due to a lack of fishing guides.

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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Fall lunkers like grass

Bass don’t need a calendar to know winter’s coming. 

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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Bass Assassin

Whether you’re fishing inshore or offshore, freshwater or salt, Bass Assassin has you covered. Under the brand names Bass Assassin, Saltwater Assassin, Panfish Assassin, Walleye Assassin and Bang Lures, they offer many styles and lure options. They’ve also recently added 15 new colors to their already large lineup: Albino Halo, Ayu, Black Emerald, Cool Ice, Electric Shad, Hammertime, Mama’s Chicken, Meat Hook, Mississippi Hippie, Pro Blue/Red Pearl, Rainbow Shad, Ripper, Silver Shiner, Smoke Wagon and Wakasigi.

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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Bluefish eat everything

Bluefish are truly the cannibals of the sea. They eat anything and seem to take special delight in eating each other. It makes you wonder why they are still around — how they get close enough to spawn with each other before biting their paramour in half. 

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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Trout Masters excerpt: Trolling for trout on Lake Pontchartrain

Harry Hildebrand is known for modifying his artificial lures with yellow and red paint to simulate blood and trigger instinctual bites from predatory trout.

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September 29 at 5:45 am
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Hot new electronics are coming

Here is a look at a cross section of the new electronics coming our way:

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September 26 at 9:00 am
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Hackney reflects on 2014's amazing tournament run

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After grinding through more than six months of fishing on both the Bassmaster and FLW pro circuits, Greg Hackney can finally relax a little.

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September 25 at 3:08 pm
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Quality speckled trout not back in Lake Pontchartrain — yet

Wednesday marked September’s new moon, and Capt. Mike Gallo feels like it won’t be too much longer before quality speckled trout start migrating back into Lake Pontchartrain.

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September 25 at 5:45 am
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DeAgano: Pair a popping cork with a gold spoon

Conventional thinking says the bait of choice to target redfish under a popping cork is shrimp, right?

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September 23 at 2:04 pm
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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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