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Drift-line for more and bigger snapper

If you learn to fish the drift-line technique of presenting a bait slowly and gently to red snapper, you can catch more of them on every trip, Orange Beach’s Jack Wilhite said.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am


The first week of April will be Easter break for many students. What better time to take a youngster fly fishing than this month?Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Stock up on bait with your own trawl net

Troy Terrebonne is a third-generation owner of Cut Off Net Shop. Although he estimates over 90 percent of his business is making shrimp nets for commercial shrimpers, he reserves a corner of his shop for bait nets.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Fishing guide finds Pogeaux Pop corks something special

Capt. Don Bordelon has always liked to experiment with different baits and terminal tackle in an effort to find ways for his customers to stay on fish.

April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Hurricane Katrina actually helped the Trestles hold lunker trout

Before the Great Storm That Shall Not Be Named, Highway 11 was known as the lunker producer in eastern Lake Pontchartrain.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Redfish tournament tackle and lures

Although many anglers are aware that foraging redfish are not nearly as selective as speckled, Skip Floyd and Anthony Beslin understand it’s still important to choose a lure that matches the areas being fished.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Keep wade-fishing gear simple

Waders often cover so much ground that they can hardly see their boat when they turn back around. This means they’ve got to carry everything they might need with them.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Muddy bottoms may hold key to big winter speckled trout

Most waders look for areas with firm, sandy bottoms to ensure solid footing.

After all, it’s nice to know you’re not going to sink up to your armpits when you least expect it.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Best chinquapin baits

Effective artificial lures for chinquapin include hair jigs (for instance the Poppa Chops), as well as Johnson, Betts or H&H Beetle Spins. The best sizes for working around cypress and tupelo trees are the 1/16-ounce or 1/32-ounce versions.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Bass-fishing seasons of Lake Larto

Bass fishing is good year round on Larto, according to the Mitchells.

Very early in the year, when it’s still cold and water levels are high due to discharge from the Red and Black rivers, the best tactic is to flip jigs in the bushes. A lot of bass are caught at this time of the year in the lower end of the lake, near the spillway.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Going out on top — Tips on how to fish topwater lures

“Topwater bass fishing isn’t all that complicated,” Stephen Mitchell explained. “You just got to figure out what they want. Sometimes they want it really erratic. Sometimes, like today, they like it chug-and-stop style.” Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Wilderness Systems

Wilderness Systems kayaks are designed to get you where you want to be, more often — on the water. Special Angler editions are geared toward the technical needs of kayak fishermen. Stability, durability and fishability are molded into ever Wilderness Systems kayak.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am


The new Pelican Premium line was designed for anglers who want to invest a little more in their kayak but expect the same incredible value that is synonymous with the Pelican brand. The Strike Angler models are designed for the kayaker seeking a mid-level performance fishing kayak at a reasonable price.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Ocean Kayak

Ocean is a pioneer in the world of sit-on-top kayaks. With a fleet of specifically dedicated fishing kayaks, Ocean brings decades of kayak manufacturing innovations to anglers. Ocean strives to make your kayak fishing adventures more comfortable and successful.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Native Watercraft

Native believes there’s nothing like the view from the water. Knowing that kayak anglers have different needs and options, Native offers several models of angler-specific kayaks. Paddle or pedal, there’s a Native kayak to fit the bill.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Kajun Custom Kayaks

KC Kayak’s motto is “Stray the Course.” KC offers a unique hull design providing anglers with an extremely stable and comfortable fishing platform. The team at KC is a group of avid kayak fishermen. KC’s unique design and innovations are born out of first-hand fishing experience.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Jackson Kayaks

Jackson fishing kayaks are designed by fishermen, for fishermen. Innovative designs make gear handling and storage ultra convenient. Comfortable seats, stable hulls and unique colors make Jackson a leader in the kayak fishing market.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Hurricane Kayaks

Hurricane is the leader in lightweight kayaks. Their ‘yaks are on average 10 pounds lighter than comparable boats in the same category. A lighter boat means more efficient paddling. Hurricane brings its hi-tech, hi-performance attitude to their fishing kayaks. Style, performance and durability combine to get you comfortably and quickly to your favorite fishing spots.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am