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Jacob Shoopman of New Iberia caught this 3.2-pound bass in an evening tournament Aug. 9 on a buzzbait in the Atchafalaya Basin. He says buzzbaits and hollow-bodied plastic frogs should be very effective in September.

Bassin’ at the Basin

Action dictated by Atchafalaya River levels
4 hours ago
Capt. Chris Pike holds a hefty Bay Lafourche redfish, caught with a live shrimp under a popping cork.

Don’t pass up the passes for Delacroix’s transition trout

Specks won't venture too far from big outside bays, guide says
4 hours ago
Col. Joey Broussard, the chief of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement division, announced he will retire after 27 years of service effective Sept. 30.

Chief of LDWF’s enforcement division retiring on Sept. 30

Broussard to finish up with 27 years of service
Yesterday at 3:16pm
Teal hunters across Louisiana gave opening weekend mixed reviews. The 16-day season ends on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Teal hunters give opening weekend mixed reviews

Fog, excess water, birds on the move make for challenging conditions
Yesterday at 12:28pm
Capt. Jonathan Sanchez with a hefty Breton Sound speckled trout.

How to beat the September slump

Trout and reds aplenty — even in a transition month
Yesterday at 9:30am
Big speckled trout like this one smash topwater lures this time of year, according to Capt. Theophile Bourgeois.

Bust out the old GPS in Lafitte

Knowing where land once was will help you catch fish now
Yesterday at 9:20am
Luther Cifers demonstrates the standing stability of the new Bonafide kayak. The company’s first model, the SS127, was on display at ICAST 2017 and drew rave reviews. Cifers is the owner of YakAttack kayak fishing accessories and recently launched the Bon

ICAST Buzz

Yesterday at 9:00am
September's aerial survey completed this week noted more than 370,000 blue-winged teal in the state, almost four times the number counted last year.

Teal numbers in LDWF’s September survey rocket to 373,000

Almost quadruples number of birds counted in 2016, Reynolds says
September 15 at 3:21pm

Tip leads to oyster citations in Terrebonne Parish

81 sacks of oysters seized near Bayou Dularge Thursday, LDWF says
September 15 at 1:29pm
Some of the best locations in Louisiana to catch bull reds this time of year are the passes at Grand Isle. This one was tricked with cut bait on the bottom in Caminada Pass.

September’s best kayaking bets

September 15 at 9:00am
The state record tarpon, the largest ever caught in North America, dwarfed Jeff DeBlieux and David Prevost (on right).

A big fish tale

September 15 at 7:00am
Coon Pops, with various soft plastic tails, are the lure of choice for Louisiana fishermen.

How to rig a Coon Pop

September 15 at 7:00am
Current lines are important places on which to focus trout fishing activity during the transition period.

Seven deadly speckled trout sins

September 15 at 7:00am

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