Paddles 'N Puddles

Don’t put away those topwater baits when the weather turns cool — specks will smash them all fall long.

‘Fall’ for trout

Cool temps and close fish are a kayaker’s dream
October 18 at 9:00am
Steve Neece caught this big bull on a Gulp Swimming Mullet in Barataria Pass at Grand Isle. Fishing a catch/photo/release tournament, the angler took the red to the beach to take the required photo before reviving and releasing it.

Riding Barataria bulls

It’s prime time for a ‘cajun sleigh ride’
September 18 at 9:00am
A plastic boat and plastic lures make a good combination for catching a mess of panfish. Reliving childhood memories, Robyn Bordelon shows off a hefty basket of hand-sized fish just like she caught when she was a child.

Plastics for panfish

Get back to the basics and target bream in your ‘yak
August 18 at 9:00am
Hobie Fishing Team member Butch Ridgedell makes sure everything is just right for Elizabeth Blades as she heads out to participate in the First Cast program.

First cast

Hobie offers potential kayakers real hands-on fishing experience
July 17 at 4:38pm
There’s nothing like the look on a young child’s face when pulling in a sea monster. Ten-year-old Brody Muhoberac caught this nice blue cat while riding in the back of his dad’s kayak while jug-fishing.

‘Kid’-yaking: Create memories on the water

A kayak is a great tool to teach kids to fish
June 14 at 4:29pm
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
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
Demo days are great opportunities to try out and compare many different brands and models of kayaks before making a purchase.

Demo, demo, demo

Try it before you buy it
March 15 at 9:00am

February’s best bets

February 18 at 9:00am
Old Town Predator PDL

New gear reviews

February 18 at 9:00am
Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club members prepare for an early-morning  shotgun launch in Golden Meadow.

BCKFC ‘fish pics’ tourney marred by alleged cheating scandal

Officials say photo altered to make winning fish appear larger
February 18 at 9:00am
Robyn Bordelon drifted a chunk of mullet just above the bottom to catch this nice cat. Balloons or sliding corks work great to keep the bait off the bottom and free from snags as it moves with the current.

January’s Best Bets

January 18 at 9:00am
Yak Gear Ambush Kayak Duck Blind

New gear reviews

January 18 at 9:00am