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Inshore insights: Top 3 tips to help you boat a big fish

Think about it: the speckled trout of a lifetime might strike at any moment.

So could a delicious doormat of a flounder — or any other fish that’s on your personal bucket list.

But will you be ready when that time comes?

There's a lot you'll need to do, and these three simple tips are a great way to start.

December 07 at 7:03am

Make it a Reggio, Delacroix December for reds and specks

Capt. Darren Schaff (504-400-2466) loves that he doesn’t have to run far to get into rod-bending action this month.

December 06 at 6:29pm

Cold-weather fishing on the Tchefuncte River

Bass fishermen in South Louisiana, for the most part, are one-track-minded: They like flipping and power fishing shallow water.

December 06 at 6:11pm

Bust ‘em in the Biloxi Marsh

Cooler weather means hotter action in the Biloxi Marsh right now and throughout the month, according to Saltwater Therapy charter captain Eric Olsen (504-715-3006).

December 05 at 4:55pm

Cubera snapper

Some people call them “menacing.” 

But pound for pound, cubera snappers probably are no meaner than red snappers, themselves well-known bullies. 

December 04 at 9:00am

Bayou Black bass in transition but very catchable, anglers say

The day dawned with thick fog blanketing the waters near Bob's Bayou Black Marina, but that didn't bother Kurt and Adam Cook. The uncle/nephew fishing team knew they didn't need to go far to put fish in the boat.

A short run to a series of dead-end canals later, the Cook boys arrived to find bass that seemingly couldn't wait to get in the boat. By 10 a.m., about 40 Bayou Black chunks had crossed the gunnel.

December 04 at 8:52am

Beating the bridges

As December rolls around — and lots of Lake Pontchartrain anglers are in deer stands and duck blinds pondering awkward office Christmas parties, lame bowl game matchups and how much fried turkey they can consume in the coming weeks — Capt. Kris Robert stays laser-focused on what he does for pretty much the other 11 months of the year.

December 01 at 7:00am

Cold Calcasieu options

On a chilly 39-degree December morning, Big Lake’s Ray Christy had a smile on his face when he launched from the public landing at Riverside Park in Westlake.

December 01 at 7:00am

The murky Mermentau

Steeped in a mixture of legend and historical fact — with some folklore thrown in — the Mermentau River in Acadia Parish just might be a pearl amongst many fishing gems in Southwest Louisiana.

December 01 at 7:00am

Goin’ deep at the Bend

Largemouth bass fishing in Louisiana, especially South Louisiana, is a shallow-water affair. Most fish are caught in waters 6 feet deep or less.

December 01 at 7:00am

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