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Capt. Theophile Bourgeois points out the 1/8-inch hole he drilled into the left side of a brand new Lew's spinning reel, which he consistently floods with WD-40 to dramatically extend the life of the reel.

Why would anybody drill a hole in a brand new spinning reel?

Homemade lubrication port doubles life of reels, guide says
1 hour ago

Two missing boaters survive long night in Atchafalaya Basin

Stump sinks boat near Bayou Long Wednesday morning, LDWF says
3 hours ago

River Shrimp bounty

5 hours ago
Capt. Charlie Thomason has been destroying redfish out of Hopedale with live shrimp on an incoming tide.

Leader length key for Hopedale redfish

Adjust depth, use jigheads under popping cork to get more bites, guide says
8 hours ago

Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge closed due to Tropical Storm Cindy

All access roads and boat launches closed, LDWF says
11 hours ago
Act 259 of the 2017 legislative session, which was recently signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards, prohibits scrapers from harvesting oysters on Big Lake, and limits collection to hand-tonging only.

Legislation prohibiting oyster dredging on Big Lake becomes law

Oyster harvest on Calcasieu Lake now limited to hand-tonging only
Yesterday at 2:18pm
A stubborn high river has made targeting redfish out of Venice a bit more challenging than normal, but Capt. Mike Frenette said to fish tight against the roseau canes to get more bites.

High river means fishing tight against canes for Venice redfish

Guide cautions anglers to be wary of shifting sandbars as river drops
Yesterday at 10:43am
Depending on where you're located on the Louisiana coast, Tropical Storm Cindy could be a boon to fishing with a salty tidal surge — or a bust if it dumps heavy rain and inundates some areas with loads of fresh water.

Guides not expecting big fishing impact from Tropical Storm Cindy

Storm surge could actually improve salinities — depending on where heavy rains fall
Yesterday at 2:45am
The author illustrates here the two jawbone views that you should photograph to ensure a reliable aging estimate.

More jawbone talk

Confirming your age estimate after the kill
Yesterday at 2:30am
Sea Lords who are gifted red snapper by the federal government make a mint off of a public resource — and are doing everything they can to make sure they keep slopping at the trough.

Guest editorial exposes conflicts of interest on Gulf Council

One Sea Lord's seat is up for reappointment — but who will fill it?
June 20 at 4:21pm
Nick LeBrun shows what you can catch targeting trees in June on Caddo.

Target cypress trees for big Caddo Lake bass

Stick and move to put more fish in the boat, angler says
June 20 at 10:20am

Attempted sale of red snapper in Dulac leads to drug arrest, citations, LDWF says

Incident occurred on June 18 in Terrebonne Parish
June 19 at 4:44pm
This 53-inch redfish, which was caught and released by Jim Voyles on a June 5 Venice trip, is estimated to weigh more than 59 pounds using a formula from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Potential No. 2 redfish caught, released out of Venice

Ohio angler lands big bull estimated at more than 59 pounds
June 19 at 2:18pm
Rory Eschete caught — and released — this beautiful 26-inch speckled trout while fishing with live pogies during a trip to the Caminada Pass jetties last month.

Live bait the ticket for Grand Isle trout

Shrimp, croakers and pogies all ideal for June bite
June 19 at 9:49am

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