Fishing News and Information

Cazelot, Morrison win Louisiana Sportsman Bass Championship

Life is ever changing, and that’s never more true than in tournament bass fishing. And the 2013 Louisiana Sportsman Bass Championship is a prime example of just how much of a difference the turning of the heavens can make.Read More...
March 17, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Rojas regains Elite Series lead after third day of Sabine River tournament

Saturday morning, Dean Rojas felt like his game was dying, that perhaps his chance of victory in the Sabine River Challenge presented by STARK Cultural Venues was slipping through his fingers.Read More...
March 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Billiu, Young lead Louisiana Sportsman Bass Championship after first day

Conditions were clear and calm for the first couple of hours of the Skeeter-Yamaha Louisiana Sportsman Bass Championship, and then the wind began wailing out of the south.

But the stiff breeze didn’t worry Luke Billiu of Houma and Des Allemands’ Ryan Young, who put together 18.23 pounds to take the lead going into tomorrow’s final round of fishing.Read More...
March 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Faircloth takes over lead after second day of Elite Series tournament on Sabine River

It was a short workday for Todd Faircloth on Friday.

By noon, the Bassmaster Elite Series pro from Jasper, Texas, had a five-fish limit. He decided they weighed enough, and they were all he should take from his prime fishing area of the Sabine River system, so he called it a day.Read More...
March 16, 2013 at 7:22 am

Thumper also returns

In addition to its trademark spinnerbait, Slam Dunk also has resurrected the Thumper jig.Read More...
March 15, 2013 at 9:00 am

Trout stacking up in Delacroix marshes

Capt. Chris Pike with Cast and Blast Charters has been smashing the trout in Delacroix for the past few days. The key is understanding where to fish on any given day, he said.

Pike drifts the deeper canals on colder days, and then fishing the flats, ponds and shallow bays on warmer days.
March 15, 2013 at 6:30 am

Rojas claims first-day lead in Sabine River Elite Series stop

Dean Rojas of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., with a history of wins on Toledo Bend Reservoir, shone equally bright Thursday on the Sabine, the big lake straddling the river to the north.

He took the first-day lead in the March 14-17 Sabine River Challenge, the season opener of the Bassmaster Elite Series.Read More...
March 14, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Bass Trap back in action

A machinist’s touch has made all the difference in the world to a spinnerbait made in the Sportsman’s Paradise. Just ask some bass anglers by the name of Shaw Grigsby and Kevin Van Dam, who make sure they get their hands on the lure any time they get to Louisiana. Or ask accomplished Louisiana bass angler Jamie Laiche of Gonzales.Read More...
March 14, 2013 at 9:00 am

All PFDs not legal for use, LDWF says

Personal flotation devices are required for each person aboard a boat, but not just any old PFD will pass muster: Only those models of life jackets approved by the U.S. Coast Guard are acceptable.

And that’s becoming an issue, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries announced today.Read More...
March 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Standard Maps now available for Lowrance GPS units

Standard Mapping maps have been the golden standard for Louisiana anglers for years, but now the same high-definition imaging that makes their printed products so useful are now available for Lowrance’s HDS system.Read More...
March 12, 2013 at 2:36 pm


With the mild winter we’ve had, the coastal ponds are getting thick with grass. The grass helps to maintain clarity, so reds can be easily sighted. Getting a fly through heavy moss is the problem.Read More...
March 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

Upcoming Events

Mar. 2 (Sat) – 22nd annual Red Stick Day Fly Fishing Festival, LDWF Waddill Outdoors Center, 4141 North Flannery Rd, Baton Rouge. Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission. Programs, fly tying, casting, kayak demos, pond fishing, raffles, food and refreshments. Sponsored by the Red Stick Fly Fishers.Read More...
March 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

Life of Pond

One of the top movies of 2012 was “Life of Pi.” It’s the story of a young Indian boy named Pi, victim of a shipwreck who spends over 200 days aboard a small boat with a Bengal tiger. He survives by catching fish.Read More...
March 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

Sabine River offers Elite Series pros plenty of options, local angler says

Sulphur bass angler Barry Celestine said he’s talked with several professional anglers about the upcoming Sabine River stop of the Bassmaster Elite Series, ad he’s told them all the same there — there are plenty of fish in the river to win the event.

“I think it’ll take 12 pounds a day,” Celestine said. “I had 9 pounds this last weekend — and the water conditions were horrible.”Read More...
March 08, 2013 at 6:30 am

Finding and fishing the Midnight Lump

If you are interested in line-breaking tuna and other large species in the Gulf of Mexico, then you should at least try the Midnight Lump.

March 06, 2013 at 9:00 am

Bass fishing in Bayous Liberty, Bonfouca on even if fronts limit saltwater options

The weather in the past few weeks has been sporadic, to say the least. Three days of wind and rain followed by a couple of days of beautiful but cold skies has been the norm.

So Slidell's Bryan Marshall has been bass fishing right behind his house in Bayous Liberty and Bonfouca for the past few weeks because the weather has not permitted for him to do much saltwater fishing farther south.Read More...
March 05, 2013 at 10:04 am

Offshore fishing guide stripped of charter captain's license

A Venice offshore guide was stripped Wednesday of his charter-captain's licenses for the rest of 2013 after pleading guilty to harvesting an out-of-season bluefin tuna last year, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries reported.Read More...
March 01, 2013 at 1:17 pm

How to clean a wahoo

Wahoo and tuna, in spite of their large size, do not have large heavy bones.Read More...
March 01, 2013 at 7:00 am