Fishing

The author caught this hefty speckled trout last December jigging the MRGO rocks.

Target MRGO rocks on cold days

Structure provides warmth for specks
December 15 at 11:08am
Shallow-running boats are certainly great for sight-fishing reds, but lots of successful redfish tourney anglers like the safety and versatility  heavier bay boats provide.

Inshore insights: Which boat is best for sight-fishing reds

You might be surprised at some of the rigs tourney anglers use
December 15 at 10:53am
In design since 2010, LiveTarget’s BaitBall Spinner Rig is available in three sizes, with two weights for each.

LiveTarget’s BaitBall Spinner Rig

“Any water, any time and anywhere”
December 15 at 9:00am
The Mermentau River bass average 1 ½ pounds, yet biologist manager Sean Kinney said Florida bass fry have been stocked there recently.

Bass basics

December 15 at 7:00am
Mild winters have helped the reproductive success of apple snails in the Mermentau River system. If you see pink eggs, kick them into the water.

Bad apple snails

December 15 at 7:00am
Perch float popper

Tippets

December 15 at 7:00am
The Ned rig might not look like much, but bass often smash it when other lures don’t produce a bite.

You need a Ned rig

Finesse bait catches bass when other lures don’t
December 15 at 6:00am
After last weekend's cold front, Todd Masson found aggressive reds stacked up in deep holes in the marsh.

Marsh Man Masson vid: A great day of cold-water fishing

Records catch of tagged redfish
December 14 at 4:24pm
Dularge trout can be caught this month, as long as water temperatures are at least 51 degrees.

Redfish swarming in Dularge

Water temps dictate speckled trout bite
December 14 at 8:40am
The Windfinder smartphone app provides wind forecasts in more preceise three-hour intervals throughout the day, rather than the one blanket 24-hour period provided by NOAA's marine predictions.

Inshore insights: Smartphone app provides more reliable, precise wind forecasts

Check out video for more details on Windfinder app
December 13 at 2:50pm
Capt. Jeremy Cable, with Lite'M Up Bowfishing in Cocodrie, shows off the nearly 42-inch long bull red he arrowed on Nov. 1. It is currently the Bowfishing Association of America's state and world record redfish.

World bowfishing record redfish stuck out of Cocodrie

Big bull freed itself from first two arrows on Nov. 1
December 11 at 8:29am
Fincognito is one of several brands that offer women’s fish leggings.

Fly-fishing gift ideas

Be a true friend of the angler .... Dilly, dilly!
December 10 at 9:00am
Trying some new areas he'd never fished before paid off last week for Todd Masson.

Marsh Man Masson video: Exploring new spots results in amazing action

Try totally new areas — and you just might catch more fish
December 07 at 7:36am