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Sulphur angler reels in Toledo Bend 10-pounder

A night-fishing excursion earlier this month in the 6 Mile area of Toledo Bend resulted in the bass of a lifetime for a Sulphur fisherman — along with a nice 8-pounder for another angler on the same trip.

The next step in trolling motor evolution

My first real bass boat was a new 1973 Raycraft Pro built in St. Augustine, Texas, right between Lake Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend Reservoir.

Tri-hulls designed with a larger center hull and two smaller side sponsons were cutting-edge for bass boat hulls back then, and every company had its own version.

September 23 at 2:58pm

Lake Pontchartrain Monster Hunt 2

You never know what creatures lurk below the waters of Lake Pontchartrain.

September 22 at 6:00pm

Redfish plentiful out of Dularge

When September rolls around, speckled trout are just starting to get the itch to head back to inside waters where they’ll ride out the fall and winter.

September 22 at 4:28pm

Kayaking in Venice: Redfish plentiful in Yellow Cotton Bay

Some kayak anglers might be hesitant to toss a popping cork — attached to a twirling 2-foot leader with a Vudu shrimp dangling from the business end — straight at stands of leaning, swaying, hook-grabbing roseau cane, but not Capt. Brian Sherman.

September 21 at 11:03am

September weather fires up Poverty Point crappie

Poverty Point Reservoir in Delhi is famous for whopper crappie — and lots of them. Local angler Twayne Hosea is famous for catching both, but that’s mostly in the spring. However, that isn’t the only time Poverty’s crappie fishing gets rich.

September 21 at 8:42am

Port Sulphur man arrested for alleged oyster violations

A Port Sulphur man accused of taking oyster from polluted waters for a third time last spring was arrested Monday after information taken from his cellphone linked him to off-limits areas, according to a release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

September 20 at 6:01pm

LDWF stock assessment: Speckled trout not overfished

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on Tuesday released long-awaited stock assessments on several species — including speckled trout — that were being withheld because of ongoing litigation from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 

September 20 at 1:50pm

Ponchatoula man dies in Lake Pontchartrain on Friday

A Ponchatoula man died in Lake Pontchartrain Friday afternoon after his 14-foot boat was found partially submerged just east of the Causeway Bridge, nine miles from the north shore of Mandeville. 

September 20 at 10:02am

ICAST 2016 - Pedal yak explosion

Every July, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades descends on Orlando, Fla., for what is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show.

If it’s fishing related, you’ll see it at ICAST. Anything and everything that is fishing gear, accessories and apparel is on display at the show.

September 16 at 11:20am

Knot of the month: Loop Knot

Many anglers have been fishing with someone, casting identical lures, with one angler catching fish and the other catching nothing.

That result can’t always be explained just by casting to different spots.

September 16 at 11:00am

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