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Lake Claiborne gives up 12-pound-plus hawg

Basin bass already moving to post-spawn pattern

After the frigid winter, the expectation when we left the landing Monday morning was that we'd find bass sucked up tight to the banks doing their spawning business.

By the end of the trip, however, only one Atchafalaya Basin bass showed signs that it was waiting to move up to bed.

"Another wave will definitely move up on the next full moon," New Iberia Bassmaster Elite Series pro Caleb Sumrall said. "But there are a lot of fish that have finished."

February 20 at 2:50pm

Hefty specks arrive near Last Island out of Cocodrie

Solid speckled trout have returned to wellheads near Last Island out of Cocodrie — but Capt. Tommy Pellegrin said they’re not likely fish that have already transitioned out of the marsh because of the recent summer-like weather we’ve been experiencing. 

February 20 at 11:30am

Top 3 tips for finicky speckled trout

Louisiana inshore anglers dream of that often elusive fast-paced trout bite — one so fast and furious specks hit anything tossed into the water. 

February 19 at 3:14pm

Despite bitter cold, Bahan wins 2017 BCKFC Championship

Dec. 9, 2017 was a day that many will remember for years to come across South Louisiana. 

February 18 at 9:00am

BCKFC ‘fish pics’ tourney marred by alleged cheating scandal

The Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club holds several tournaments each year. Most are traditional catch/weigh-in tournaments, but one is a little different. 

February 18 at 9:00am

February’s best bets

Freshwater

February 18 at 9:00am

New gear reviews

YakAttack Omega rod holder

February 18 at 9:00am

LDWF removing slot limit for bass on Caney Creek Reservoir

The existing slot limit for black bass on Caney Creek Reservoir in Jackson Parish will be removed on Tuesday, Feb. 20, with statewide regulations calling for a 10-fish daily creel limit and no length restrictions in place moving forward.

February 16 at 3:04pm

LDWF busts two for buying, selling redfish and crabs

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two Terrebonne Parish man for allegedly buying and selling game fish illegally, according to a news release.

February 16 at 10:17am

The Vudu Vixen

Speckled trout and other saltwater species feed on shrimp and baitfish, shad, mullet, cocahoes and more.

February 15 at 9:00am

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