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Basin bream are swarming

Temperatures are soaring and thunderstorms pop up every day, but that hasn’t slowed the bream bite in the Atchafalaya Basin.

August 15 at 2:54pm


August is the last full month of “SweatFest 2017,” the festival no one likes to celebrate! While action for reds and specks on fly can be slow, it’s the best month of the year for pelagic species. 

August 15 at 7:00am

Red snapper tackle & bait tips

• Hardtails are the ticket

Just about everyone — with the apparent exception of some members of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council — knows that practically every rig out in the deep waters of the Gulf is covered in red snapper. 

August 15 at 7:00am

Cajun Lures: A lure innovator

Twenty-four years old seems to be awfully young to own a lure company. But that doesn’t faze Zac Dubois, the mind behind Cajun Lures LLC, a Kaplan-based soft plastic lure maker.

August 15 at 7:00am

Trolling motors: An expert’s view

In the years that he has owned Dixie Trolling Motors (985-809-0685) in Mandeville, Louisiana, Todd Schultz has probably seen it all, not just with trolling motors he sells and services, but with Power-Poles and marine electronics as well.

August 15 at 7:00am

Don’t knock the stumpknocker

Louisiana has a bunch of bream (if you are one who doesn’t consider “bream” to mean only bluegill) species. Most people can identify bluegills, goggle-eyes, and chinquapins, but the rest of them are often just lumped together with a shrug.

August 15 at 7:00am

“Pick” your peg

Texas rigging those big worms is a no-brainer for summer fishing, but have you given much thought to the notion of pegging that sinker? Todd Faircloth sure has, and the Bassmaster Elite Series pro offers some insight worth considering.

August 15 at 7:00am

What to look for when sight fishing reds

Capt. Ryan Lambert has no problem with stalking a clean marsh edge to find cooperative fish, but it’s also nice when the targets do all the work for you. Sight fishing, he said, sometimes starts in the vague sense of the term.

August 15 at 7:00am

Zombie RIP Stik

The RIP in Egret Baits’ new Zombie RIP Stik doesn’t stand for “rest in peace,” although it could.

August 14 at 4:55pm

Bank on Lafitte redfish this month

Lafitte is known for great fishing, but its prime speckled trout month isn’t exactly August.

August 14 at 3:03pm

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