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An Iberia Parish father and son were cited last week in connection with the 2015 shooting of a Louisiana black bear near Lydia after ballistics tests connected their rifle to the incident, according to the LDWF.

Father, son cited for allegedly shooting Iberia Parish black bear

Ballistics tests connect rifle to 2015 case near Lydia, LDWF says
2 hours ago
Combining Humminbird’s 360 Imaging with Minn Kota’s Ultrex motor lets you cast to fish, cover and structure within 150 feet around your boat and concentrate on your presentation while the motor holds you in place.

Humminbird's 360-degree sonar gives bird's-eye view

This sonar can find fish-holding structure and show you how far to cast
June 23 at 4:27pm
Through June 11, recreational anglers in Louisiana had harvested one-third of the state's self-imposed 2017 quota of 1.04 million pounds, leaving about 704,000 pounds available. The extended federal season is scheduled to close on Labor Day.

LDWF: About 700,000 pounds of red snapper remain for 2017 recreational harvest

Will extended federal season make it all the way to Labor Day?
June 23 at 11:00am
Time at the range with your hunting rifle is time well spent.

Time to go sling some lead!

Tips to ensure your rifle is good to go
June 23 at 10:34am
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
June 22 at 5:33pm

Two missing boaters survive long night in Atchafalaya Basin

Stump sinks boat near Bayou Long Wednesday morning, LDWF says
June 22 at 3:39pm

River Shrimp bounty

June 22 at 1:35pm
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
June 22 at 11:05am

Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge closed due to Tropical Storm Cindy

All access roads and boat launches closed, LDWF says
June 22 at 8:30am
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
June 21 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
June 21 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
June 21 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
June 21 at 2:30am

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