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Venice trout are going to pull out into the open waters outside of Venice, so head to the rigs and islands to the east of the river.

Split action for Mississippi River trout, reds

Normally anglers have been catching beautiful specks around the mouth of the Mississippi River by this time of year, but guide Brent Roy said it’s been different. Yes, there are trout to be caught, but for some reason it’s just not been as good.

6 hours ago
Brock Miller, of Baton Rouge, hands off the winning 34.56-pound bull red he caught to a chase boat Saturday morning during the Ride the Bull VII Kayak Fishing Tournament on Grand Isle.

Baton Rouge teen wins Ride the Bull VII

More than 130 bulls were caught Saturday in Caminada Pass, but only one took home the top prize in the Ride the Bull VII Kayak Fishing Tournament on Grand Isle. 

7 hours ago
This buck, arrowed by Randy Levingston, was one of 24 8-point or better bucks killed last season at the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area.

Public Rambling: Scouting time on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Well, it’s late summer and the heat is definitely on. It will take some effort and a lot of willpower, but it’s time to get moving. 

7 hours ago

Construction delays extend Elmer’s Island closure through Labor Day

If you were planning on making your way out to Elmer’s Island this long Labor Day Weekend, make new plans.

9 hours ago
Bobby Phillips caught this chinquapin/bluegill hybrid bream on a recent trip to Cheniere.

Bream-fishing made in the shade at Cheniere Lake

Bobby Phillips knows there are lots of reasons to fish Cheniere Lake in western Ouachita Parish this month.

Yesterday at 4:52pm
Louisiana's 2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday is set for this weekend, Sept. 2-4. All eligible purchases will be subject to 3 percent state tax this year because of the state's budget woes, but local sales taxes are exempt.

2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday set for this weekend, Sept. 2-4

Louisiana’s Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday will go on this weekend, but this year the state’s ongoing budget crisis has reduced the savings hunters and outdoorsmen will experience on firearms, ammo and other eligible hunting supplies.

Yesterday at 2:41pm
Trout typically get smaller this month, but there are still plenty of them out there, according to Capt. Tim Ursin (right).

Bay Eloi to Breton Sound - Trout get smaller, go deeper

August heat and humidity makes many anglers reluctant to get on the water. To say its hot is a given. But is it fishable?

Yesterday at 11:11am
The red snapper season in state waters will close at 11:59 p.m. on Labor Day, when officials believe the state's quota of 1,116,732 pounds will be reached, according to the LDWF.

State's red snapper season to close on Labor Day, LDWF says

The recreational red snapper season in state waters will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 5, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Yesterday at 7:29am
Capt. Jay Auseve will be patrolling the beaches around Grand Isle this month because he knows that’s where big trout and reds will be feeding.

Grand Isle beach bonanza

Hook’em Fishing’s Capt. Jay Auseve (985-637-7142) said bull reds and lunker specks will be roaming the Grand Isle beaches this month.

August 26 at 11:21am
Fish tacos have become very popular in south Louisiana. Because they are quickly made, they are ideal for preparation after a long fishing trip.

This Johnson Bayou cook shines

The night before making a raid on big Sabine Lake trophy speckled trout, 37-year-old fishing guide Robbie Trahan treated me to some Johnson Bayou cooking.

August 26 at 11:00am
This Helix Motor Drive pod is designed as a drop-in electric propulsion unit for Wilderness System’s Flex Pod OS-compatible kayaks. It fits in a specially designed scupper built into the boat.

Electric propulsion motors gaining popularity

Today’s electric propulsion systems can replace everything from kayak paddles to outboard motors, and fishermen are finding them more proficient than ever.

August 26 at 9:00am
Capt. Tristan Daire enjoys putting his clients on solid numbers of redfish in the outside marshes this time of year.

Sight-fish for reds in Pointe a la Hache

Technology has come a long way in the fishing industry, including methods of transportation. It is often remarked that only small boats can go shallow-water redfishing, but fly-fishing guide Capt. Tristan Daire said that couldn’t be more wrong.

August 26 at 7:39am
Focusing on wood in the current of main bayous is the key to catching Atchafalaya Basin bass this month.

Best bets for Atchafalaya Basin bass

The long-awaited drop in the Atchafalaya River happened in late June, and that meant it was easy to catch bass in the Basin.

August 26 at 6:43am
Eric Muhoberac catches bull redfish out of his kayak with ease. He said having enough anchor rope is one of the keys to success in the tournament.

Saturday's Ride the Bull offers redfish battle royale

Ride the Bull has been around for six years, and last year 732 paddlers participated.

The bull redfish tournament is based out of Bridge Side Marina in Grand Isle tomorrow morning, when all of the kayaks leave the marina and paddle out to Caminada Pass on a quest for bull redfish.

August 26 at 6:15am
Nick Poe holds a speckled trout caught at Johnson Bayou Rigs.

SW rigs load up with specks

Leaving Calcasieu Lake for near-offshore oil-field structures pays off with speckled trout in the ice chest when conditions are favorable this month.

No one knows that better than Jeff Poe, a veteran saltwater fishing guide who frequents those structures as much as he can this time of year. One of his favorite destinations is the Johnson Bayou rigs approximately 7 to 8 miles to the west of the Cameron Jetties.

August 26 at 6:01am
Michael Garcie caught his personal best — this 8.33-pound beast — at Toledo Bend. He used a Zoom craw topped with a punch skirt made by his best friend, Aaron Pousson with Pousson’s Punch Skirts and Custom Tackle.

Toledo Bend tactics for the dog days of summer

As of the next‐to‐last week of June, Toledo Bend still was a little over full pool stage, water was getting hotter and, as you might imagine, the daytime bite for bass was decreasing dramatically. 

August 26 at 5:33am

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