Fishing

If you get snagged when you’re fishing with braid, reel in and pull the line away from the rod and let it snap back down. Braid doesn’t stretch, so there’s a chance the shock could travel down the line and free your hook.

Use “bow and arrow trick” to free snagged hook

Technique effective when hung on oyster shells, guide says
October 19 at 2:25pm
Kayak fishing for trout on mild fall days is comfortable and productive. Vlad Moldoveneau tricked this fat keeper on a topwater lure.

October means prime kayak time

Shorter paddles, mild temps and plenty of fish
October 18 at 9:00am
The Compass is a hybrid ‘yak featuring all the best features from other popular Hobie models.

New gear reviews

October 18 at 9:00am
Reds can’t resist a spinnerbait like this venerable Beetle Spin. Just don’t be surprised if a trout or flounder also nails it.

October’s best bets in a ‘yak

October 18 at 9:00am

Sulphur man arrested for allegedly guiding without a license

Fontenot cited for booking 87 trips without a license, LDWF says
October 17 at 3:30pm
If the Mississippi River level drops enough, a saltwater wedge typically moves in each fall, bringing with it redfish and speckled trout that come in to feast on the abundant bait there.

Mississippi River level key for October Buras bite

Specks, reds ride saltwater wedge in if river drops low enough, guide says
October 17 at 11:00am
Capt. Rory Rorison with a nice fall Hopedale speckled trout.

Targeting transition trout out of Hopedale

Catching specks and reds “in the in-between”
October 17 at 10:51am

LDWF agent rescues two Belle Chasse teens swamped in Lake Salvador

Boat capsized after taking on water, LDWF says
October 16 at 9:44am
Despite its length, you can still connect on the hookset with the Mag 12.

The Mag 12 Buzz Worm

Foot-long offering from Mister Twister creates big bass buzz
October 15 at 9:00am
Football jigs are one of the favorites for probing creek ditches.

Carolina concepts

October 15 at 7:00am
Vudu Shrimp Sauce may be daubed on the legs of a Vudu Shrimp to increase its scent appeal. Here Chaumont has removed the rattle from a Vudu Rattler and is squeezing more sauce into the rattle pouch.

Tips for fishing Vudu Shrimp

October 15 at 7:00am
Chaumont secures his corks to his rods with inexpensive clothes pins.

Tip of the day

October 15 at 7:00am
Like many others, Ken Chaumont is at loss to explain why Calcasieu Lake speckled trout are smaller than they used to be.

The forging of a fishing giant

October 15 at 7:00am
Sweetening your trolling baits with added scents can help sell the deal.

Helpful hints for fall crappie

October 15 at 7:00am