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Marsh Man Masson vid: How to find fish in unfamiliar marsh

Inshore Insights: Can speckled trout see color?

Nothing really compares to the wide range of color found inside an inshore angler's tackle box.

I don’t know of any Mardi Gras parade that throws beads with more of a rainbow variety, or even any woman who possesses more shades of nail polish and eye shadow in her makeup kit.

April 20 at 1:54pm

Top 3 tips to detect a bite

Without a doubt, Louisiana has some of the best inshore fishing in the world.

We have so many speckled trout and redfish, spread across so much marsh, that many are hardly pressured at all. And they usually hit so hard that all you have to do is lift up on the rod and start reeling.

They basically hook themselves.

April 20 at 12:54pm

Redfish in Venice, all sizes

From Bull Reds to Rat Reds we caught them all with Captain Cody Bulot of Cajun Hookers in Venice Louisiana.

April 19 at 6:00pm

Pool Test: Which creature bait looks best underwater?

Creature baits and craws are almost as popular among bass and even redfish anglers as trolling motors, but not every one is created equal. Slick packaging and pro-angler endorsements don't necessarily mean a lure will attract more bites than its competitors.

April 19 at 7:30am

St. Martinville man dies in boating incident near Lake Fausse Point

A 56-year-old St. Martinville man’s body was recovered Wednesday from a borrow pit near Lake Fausse Point about 10 miles north of Charenton in Iberia Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. 

April 18 at 4:55pm

Duo busted with 103 specks in Empire

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men on Tuesday for allegedly being in possession of 103 speckled trout in Plaquemines Parish.

April 18 at 2:51pm

Best bets for Toledo Bend crappie

Toledo Bend's brush piles normally are filled with hungry crappie this time of year, but something has changed that pattern this spring, one of the reservoir's veteran guides said.

"They're not on the brush piles yet," Living the Dream Guide Service's Jerry "J.T." Thompson said. "We keep checking them, but the fish just haven't showed up."

So how does Thompson and his fellow LTD guides keep clients happy?

April 18 at 2:38pm

Targeting canal bass

Bass fishing as a professional sport conjures up images of sparkly boats with huge motors, and anglers standing on a stage showing off tournament fish that will soon be released. Often they have traveled to specific lakes and run many miles in their speedy boats to get to the fish. 

April 18 at 9:00am

Water-access bill fails in House

After a lengthy debate Tuesday afternoon, the Louisiana House of Representatives ultimately killed a bill that would have granted public access to the state’s tidal waters.

With only 37 members voting in favor and 59 against (with nine absent), House Bill 391 sponsored by Rep. Kevin Pearson (R-Slidell) failed after a series of amendments were added to the legislation during more than two hours of debate in the State Capitol.

April 17 at 7:52pm

Marsh Man Masson scores personal best bass on Tchefuncte

In 2013, I moved my family to an established neighborhood that sits nestled on the prettiest river in Louisiana and maybe even North America. The Tchefuncte River is a place that looks like what Ray Scott, Doug Hannon and Bill Dance would construct if they put their minds together and built the perfect bass fishery.

April 17 at 9:03am

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