Catfish

The weighted clip-on corks in Larry’s hand are both men’s choice for catfishing.

Gearing up

April 15 at 7:00am
The head of the male channel catfish on the right grows much larger than that of the comparable sized female on the left. After spawning season, the male’s head will return to its normal size and it will become indistinguishable from a female.

When to go and why

April 15 at 7:00am
Larry Roussel still fishes a lot, but can’t keep up with his hard-charging son Rudy.

Know your limits

April 15 at 7:00am
Is the grin on Larry’s face there because he envisions how the fillets off this beauty will taste rolled in his fish fry and fried?

Des Allemands fat cats

Pre-spawn catfish are feeding voraciously now in warming springtime waters. Here’s how they fill a box near the “Catfish Capitol of the Universe.”
April 01 at 7:00am

Three restaurants cited for allegedly selling swai fish as catfish

Inspections reveal swai fish in freezers, LDWF says
February 14 at 5:16pm
Catfish lurk in the shadows of large structures like boats, docks and bridges where they hide and ambush prey. Kayak anglers tucked into these areas and used a sliding cork to get the bait near the hull of this anchored boat.

Bayou catfishing

Catching really big fish — in a really small boat
January 18 at 9:00am
Yak Gear Ambush Kayak Duck Blind

New gear reviews

January 18 at 9:00am
Channel catfish are vocal creatures, able to make a croaking sound with their air bladder. This one amuses Tyler Bordelon with its sounds.

Channel cats stay on the move

Covered in taste buds, they easily locate food
October 03, 2017 at 7:33am

Des Allemands man ticketed for alleged catfish violations

Angler found with 120 blue cats, 62 of which were undersized, LDWF says
September 26, 2017 at 3:22pm

Des Allemands man arrested for alleged commercial catfish violations

Fonseca attempted to conceal undersized blue cats, LDWF says
August 23, 2017 at 4:43pm

The Other White Meat

Season 5, Episode 4
March 23, 2017 at 6:00pm