Fishing

Blake Ittmann poses with the pending free-diving world record tripletail — a 31.3-pounder, which he shot out of Venice last Wednesday.

Free-diver shoots pending world-record tripletail near Venice

Fish is 4 pounds heavier than current record
5 hours ago

Marsh Man Masson vid: Afternoon the time for hot speckled trout bite

Fish go crazy as sun sinks into horizon.
6 hours ago

Marsh Man Masson vid: Punching bass and redfish in the face -- seriously!

Fishing is never better at the mouth of the Mississippi River than it is in the fall
September 21 at 10:38am
Pat Hammon, of St. Martinville, poses with the big loggerhead sea turtle he caught in The Cove at Cypremort Point while fishing for specks and reds with live shrimp under a cork. The turtle was released unharmed.

Angler chasing specks in Vermilion Bay — lands loggerhead sea turtle!

Surprise catch happened Tuesday evening in The Cove at Cypremort Point
September 20 at 4:02pm
Dora Lambert poses with a big bull red she landed last week at the Grand Isle fishing pier adjacent to Bridge Side Marina. In addition to reds, Lambert said she and other pier anglers also caught specks and white trout last weekend.

Grand Isle pier fishing heats up

Action pretty good despite slack tides last weekend
September 20 at 11:17am
One area out of Hopedale is holding plenty of redfish right now, but leader length under your cork is crucial to getting bit, according to Capt. Charlie Thomason.

Right depth critical to Hopedale success right now

One area holding speckled trout, tons of redfish.
September 20 at 9:00am
Jeff Bruhl targets speckled trout this time of year in Bayous Liberty and Lacombe, and occasionally catches some hammers fishing grass beds on the Lake Pontchartrain shoreline.

Trout tough - but still doable

Bayous Liberty and Lacombe offer specks a bait buffet
September 19 at 3:35pm
Mike Malone shows off a couple of hard-earned flounder from Sunday morning's kayak trip near the Ellender Bridge out of Hackberry.

Sunday morning Hackberry kayak trip produces doormats

Flounder gorging on pogies near Ellender Bridge
September 19 at 2:30pm
Slidell anglers Christian and Colleen Orfanello hit the jackpot on specks and reds after struggling at their first stop Monday.

Slow day makes Slidell angler king of his 'Castle'

Stumbles on fish after striking out at first stop.
September 18 at 1:55pm

LeBleu Settlement man dies on Calcasieu River

Victim was baiting a trotline when he fell overboad, LDWF says
September 18 at 10:36am
Steve Neece caught this big bull on a Gulp Swimming Mullet in Barataria Pass at Grand Isle. Fishing a catch/photo/release tournament, the angler took the red to the beach to take the required photo before reviving and releasing it.

Riding Barataria bulls

It’s prime time for a ‘cajun sleigh ride’
September 18 at 9:00am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Why I'm smarter than Elon Musk

The facts don't lie
September 17 at 4:56pm
Delta Lures started mass-producing spinnerbaits in 2011, and now their offerings are sold all over the country.

Delta Lures’ Spinnerbait

Available with traditional “r” bend — or in a “twisted” model
September 15 at 9:00am
The Reliefband 2.0 is a wearable device that uses electronic pulses to prevent or lessen the effects of seasickness.

New gear reviews

September 15 at 7:00am