The September issue of Louisiana Sportsman has hit newsstands across the state, and is packed with information to help you be more successful during the upcoming hunting season. It is also available for digital download in the online Sportsman Outdoor Store.
This issue contains coverage of potential problems with coastal fisheries at the mouth of the Mississippi River, which some believe is connected to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The series of stories quotes LSU's Dr. Jim Cowan, who said upwards of 50 percent of fish sampled from reefs impacted by the oil spill suffer from lesions compared to the normal rate of about 5 percent.
“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Cowan said. “And it really started after the oil spill.”
Cowan said the same afflictions have been seen on at least 25 species of fish, including red snapper, amberjack, blackfin tuna, redfish, speckled trout and mangrove snapper.
“It’s some nasty stuff,” Cowan said.
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Hunters will be interested in the comprehensive WMA Forecast and easy-to-read 2012 rut calendars. The issue also includes new tricks to lure in teal and tips for timing your hunts just right.
Of course, the magazine also provides a wealth of information to anglers. For instance, if chasing trout this month is too tempting for you, we’ve pinpointed spots on the Sabine River and in Black Bay we think you should try.
Here’s a look at the full lineup:
The 2012 Rut
Plan your vacation days with these predicted rutting dates in mind.
By David Moreland
Venice Bass Brigade
This time of year, you don’t have to be a good freshwater angler to catch all the bass you want out of Venice.
By Todd Masson
Blood on the border
In the once-disputed territory along the lower Sabine River, big speckled trout await. Here are some tips on how to put them in the boat.
By Jerald Horst
Louisiana’s most-famous reptile has a long and colorful history.
By Terry L. Jones
Made in the Shade
Anglers aren’t the only creatures looking for shade when the sun blasts down. Here are some tips on how to leverage that knowledge to catch stringers of bass.
By Chris Ginn
The words ‘September’ and ‘transition’ are almost redundant to trout anglers, but here are some tips on how seine Black Bay for everything it’s worth.
By Rusty Tardo
In plain sight
It doesn’t take migrating ducks long to be educated by blinds sticking up out of Louisiana’s marshes, but they just don’t seem phased by layout boats.
By Darren Digby
One man’s trash, another man’s treasure The I-10 twin spans had to be demolished after Hurricane Katrina, but all of that concrete didn’t go to waste. Instead, it was used to build the St. Tammany Fishing Pier.
By Capt. Steve Himel
There’s no better way to hook a youngster on hunting than the Sherburne WMA youth deer hunts.
By John Flores
Understanding what makes a blue-winged teal tick can help you catch up to the acrobatic flyer during the early 16-day season.
By Chad Adams
Occupy West Delta
Anglers can head to the West Delta rigs to take advantage of the cobia invasion as these hard fighters make their way eastward.
By Chris Ginn
2012-13 WMA Forecast
It’s time to start planning your hunting season, so here’s a look at what the wildlife management areas across the state have to offer.
By Don Shoopman
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