Fishing

Through July 8, LA Creel estimates that offshore recreational anglers have harvested about 407,000 pounds of red snapper so far, or 54 percent of the annual allocation of 743,000 pounds.

LDWF: Red snapper landings at 407,000 pounds

Amount equals 54 percent of Louisiana’s recreational allocation
Yesterday at 3:03pm

LDWF schedules August drawdown on Henderson Lake

Measure aimed at controlling nuisance aquatic vegetation
July 18 at 10:41am
A rip line is a great place to land a big bull dolphin like this 45-pounder, caught with Capt. William Wall of Pelagic Charters.

Rip lines provide lots of options out of Venice

Plus, some red snapper fishing tips
July 18 at 10:11am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Catching redfish after wicked west winds

Low water can't stop fast action.
July 18 at 10:01am
Hobie Fishing Team member Butch Ridgedell makes sure everything is just right for Elizabeth Blades as she heads out to participate in the First Cast program.

First cast

Hobie offers potential kayakers real hands-on fishing experience
July 17 at 4:38pm
Chas Champagne, with Matrix Shad, always keeps a close eye out for snot grass like this because he typically finds redfish in the area.

Sight-fishing support

Stingrays, snot grass dead giveaways redfish are nearby
July 17 at 7:00am
Huge goggle-eye are thick in the lower Atchafalaya Basin right now — and there seems to be no pressure on them.

Hit the Basin now for beastly goggle-eye, bluegill

Falling water levels turn on the bream action
July 16 at 10:22am
The tip of this swimbait hook lies just beneath the surface of the soft plastic lure, allowing it to run through grass without getting snagged.

How to skin-hook a soft plastic lure

Simple tip keeps your rig weedless
July 16 at 7:00am
LiveTarget’s Scaled Sardine twitchbait comes in 3- and 3 ½-inch floating or suspended models, and is available in four color variations.

LiveTarget’s Scaled Sardine Twitchbait

Detailed, realistic lure is irresistible to multiple saltwater species
July 15 at 9:00am
Lyle Johnson serves both as president of the Louisiana Outdoor Writer’s Association and chairman of the Louisiana Fish Records Program.

Don’t cook a record fish

July 15 at 7:00am