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Topwater lures provide explosive, heart-stopping action and nearly always produce larger fish. The best times are generally early morning or late evening, but don’t rule out throwing one in the middle of the day.

It’s topwater trout time

And a ‘yak is the perfect platform for a stealthy approach
May 18 at 9:00am
The ‘potato chip lip’ on Rapala’s Scatter Rap Glass Shad creates erratic movement gamefish just can’t resist.

Rapala’s Scatter Rap Glass Shad

'Potato chip lip’ is the secret to lure’s wobble
May 15 at 9:00am
The actual size of the jawbone makes for easy identification of fawns and 6-month old deer.

How to age white-tailed deer: Part I

The breeding Chronology of Louisiana deer can make aging challenging — but it can be done
May 12 at 9:00am
The Bubblehead Popper is effective for both bass and specks.

A cast by any other name

Why top fly anglers use ‘the Belgian’
May 10 at 9:00am
Cousins David and Dick Pecot ran into a large school of bull reds out of Dulac.

Waypoints for Cocodrie & Dulac

Knowing where islands were located is critical for angling success now
May 08 at 9:00am
Atlantic stingrays commonly penetrate far into freshwater — this one was seen miles from marine waters.

Venom puts the sting in stingrays

Immerse wound in hot water if you get stung
May 02 at 5:05pm
The late Gene Sutherland loved woods and white-tails in a life that spanned almost 70 years.

A life well-lived: Making memories in the woods

Hunting mentor’s letter reminds us of what’s really important in the field
May 01 at 7:00am
In spite of the simplicity of the dish, Treasure Island Trout has a polished and urbane taste.

Speckled specialties

Trout are a blast to catch — and even better to eat ....
April 26 at 5:20pm
Game cameras are great for locating big gobblers. Just remember to maintain a distance of 200 or more yards from any active deer feeders when hunting a long beard.

Have a safe turkey season

Validate your tags, and take precautions in the woods
April 24 at 9:00am
The author with a mature buck. Unfortunately, older-aged bucks seem to be the most CWD- susceptible members of whitetail deer society.

CWD in Mississippi

Magnolia state hunters need to understand the disease, how government agencies are responding and why certain decisions are being made
April 22 at 9:00am
Bass can be found in many local canals and are easy to catch from a kayak. They often jump  when hooked, and provide exciting in-your-face action.

Targeting canal bass

Hotspots likely located close to home
April 18 at 9:00am
The Speed Scremer features “arms” that provide maximum action bass just can’t resist.

Creme Speed Scremers

Bass love the new soft-plastic creature bait
April 13 at 8:30am
Clear mountain streams and colorful, hard-fighting specimens make trout fishing so appealing.

Trout fishing 101

Basics for pursuing the world’s top gamefish
April 10 at 9:00am