Fishing News and Information

Sponsored by

Are goliath groupers fish or footballs?

The glamour boy of the grouper family, the 800-pound Atlantic goliath grouper, is becoming the Gulf of Mexico’s latest fisheries management football, to be passed and punted back and forth between recreational fishermen, commercial fishermen, environmentalists and fisheries biologists.

Read More...
April 04, 2014 at 9:00 am
9748 Views

Texas angler catches big bass near Buck Creek on Toledo Bend

After 39 years of dutifully fishing the spawn at Toledo Bend, Dennis Elmore finally scored the bass of a lifetime. 

Read More...
April 03, 2014 at 4:57 pm
6488 Views

Hackney tests out Strike King lures on Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on CST

Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney picked a great spot to test out some of Strike King’s new bass lures — Miller’s Lake at Grosse Savanne Waterfowl and Wildlife Lodge in Cameron Parish. 

Read More...
April 02, 2014 at 4:07 pm
6482 Views

Southern Kingfish Association shuts down

The Southern Kingfish Association (SKA), sanctioning body of the Mercury Kingfish Trail and promoter of the Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour, has shut down. 

Read More...
April 02, 2014 at 2:56 pm
5044 Views

Big Lake speckled trout starting to crank up

As long as spring-like temperatures remain in the forecast, speckled trout fishing at Big Lake should keep on ramping up as water temperatures gradually rise, according to a fishing guide.

Read More...
April 01, 2014 at 3:10 pm
5424 Views

Cut N Geaux Filet Magic

Cut N Geaux fish cleaning tables are designed and built with the intention of making fish, game and seafood cleaning as comfortable and convenient as possible. All models are made from 1 ¼-inch furniture grade, schedule 40 PVC pipe with ½-inch thick HDPE cutting board tops. The 24-inch X 48-inch Filet Magic cleaning table was built to a “back saving” 43-inch height and comes with a 5 gallon bucket and 6 foot spray hose.

Read More...
April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
2554 Views

Aqua-Vu Micro 5

Micro 5 is a lightweight, compact underwater camera connected to a 5-inch advanced LCD that displays colorful underwater scenery with sharp resolution. Adjustable IR lighting illuminates deep and dark water so you can examine fish and fish cover with 3X digital zoom. The hand-size unit includes a sunshield for blocking out the sun, a built-in DVR with an 8-GB hard drive and a USB port for connecting to computers and other devices.

Read More...
April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
1830 Views

Frabill’s F-Series Storm Gear

For a complete line of defense against the elements, Frabill’s F-Series Storm Gear performs like no other fishing-specific outerwear. Made of the most comfortable, breathable and waterproof material on the market, each suit is designed with innovative features to give you the level of protection you need. Frabill raingear offers full range of motion, the perfect amount of padding and premium shoulder straps.

Read More...
April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
1760 Views

Sierra’s Lower Unit Fill/Drain Kit

Sierra’s new Fill/Drain Kit features two fittings that permanently replace the upper vent plug and lower drain plug in your outboard or stern drive lower unit. Service adapters are threaded on one end and barbed on the other to accept a hose or tube. When screwed into the fittings the service adapters disengage the check valves, allowing for fluid to flow in and out of the lower unit through the affixed hoses and into appropriate containers. This kit takes the mess out of changing gear lube and makes inspection easy and neat.

Read More...
April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
2083 Views

The Free-liner — Trophy trout expert shares the secrets to success

Speckled trout have always been the premier gamefish in Louisiana’s coastal marshes, and big speckled trout — the kind that are 7 pounds and larger — are the stuff of which dreams are made.

Read More...
April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
8179 Views

Springtime diversion — Catfish snagging tips

There are about as many ways to catch catfish as there are ways to cook them. Rods, yo-yos, jugs, trotlines, nets, traps and limb lines are all employed by Louisiana sportsmen.

Read More...
April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
5851 Views

Plan A, B and C — Fishing tactics for redfish, drum and sheepshead

“Redfish in April?” Artie laughed as Doc mentioned our forthcoming fishing trip. “Man, redfish ain’t ‘runnin now! Dey run in da fall! You guys gotta be outcha mind!

Read More...
April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
5837 Views

Fishin’ the ’hood — Springtime fishing tips for reds and trout

Whenever I fish with Capt. Mike Gallo, we always bring a third man along. There’s plenty of room in his 24-foot bay boat, plus it means an extra set of hands and a third line in the water to increase our chances of catching something picture worthy.

Read More...
April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
5859 Views

Wading Wonderland — Wade-fishing tips for Big Lake, Sabine Lake specks

You won’t find too many speckled trout anglers who like wind. Wind muddies the water. Wind makes even simple things more difficult.

Read More...
April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
6634 Views

Glare Cutters — How to manage sun glare for more fishing success

Seeing is believing, but you’d better believe that too much of a good thing — namely, sunlight — can make it tough for you to see what you’re seeking.

Read More...
April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
5709 Views

Candy from a baby — Best crappie-fishing tactics

Zounds! This guy is good.

Read More...
April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
10093 Views

2014 Speckled trout forecast

April is here at last—time for any red-blooded coastal fisherman to start thinking about the fish.

Read More...
April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
3611 Views

Spawn Specifics — Pro tips for fishing the bass spawn

When bass move shallow to make the next generation can be a time of great opportunity or a time of great frustration.

Read More...
April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
5407 Views