Fishing

Marsh Man Masson vid: Punching bass and redfish in the face -- seriously!

Fishing is never better at the mouth of the Mississippi River than it is in the fall
Yesterday at 10:38am
Pat Hammon, of St. Martinville, poses with the big loggerhead sea turtle he caught in The Cove at Cypremort Point while fishing for specks and reds with live shrimp under a cork. The turtle was released unharmed.

Angler chasing specks in Vermilion Bay — lands loggerhead sea turtle!

Surprise catch happened Tuesday evening in The Cove at Cypremort Point
September 20 at 4:02pm
Dora Lambert poses with a big bull red she landed last week at the Grand Isle fishing pier adjacent to Bridge Side Marina. In addition to reds, Lambert said she and other pier anglers also caught specks and white trout last weekend.

Grand Isle pier fishing heats up

Action pretty good despite slack tides last weekend
September 20 at 11:17am
One area out of Hopedale is holding plenty of redfish right now, but leader length under your cork is crucial to getting bit, according to Capt. Charlie Thomason.

Right depth critical to Hopedale success right now

One area holding speckled trout, tons of redfish.
September 20 at 9:00am
Jeff Bruhl targets speckled trout this time of year in Bayous Liberty and Lacombe, and occasionally catches some hammers fishing grass beds on the Lake Pontchartrain shoreline.

Trout tough - but still doable

Bayous Liberty and Lacombe offer specks a bait buffet
September 19 at 3:35pm
Mike Malone shows off a couple of hard-earned flounder from Sunday morning's kayak trip near the Ellender Bridge out of Hackberry.

Sunday morning Hackberry kayak trip produces doormats

Flounder gorging on pogies near Ellender Bridge
September 19 at 2:30pm
Slidell anglers Christian and Colleen Orfanello hit the jackpot on specks and reds after struggling at their first stop Monday.

Slow day makes Slidell angler king of his 'Castle'

Stumbles on fish after striking out at first stop.
September 18 at 1:55pm

LeBleu Settlement man dies on Calcasieu River

Victim was baiting a trotline when he fell overboad, LDWF says
September 18 at 10:36am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Why I'm smarter than Elon Musk

The facts don't lie
September 17 at 4:56pm
Capt. Lane Zimmer was catching a few speckled trout inside before Gordon's surge. He expects to see that trend accelerate in the coming days.

Gordon gives Lafitte the nudge it needed

Slight surge does good things for region.
September 14 at 10:38am
Mike Malone shows off a couple of nice flounder - he and a buddy caught seven on a recent night-fishing trip out of Hackberry last weekend.

Night-fishing kayak trip in Hackberry produces

Swimbait near lighted dock was the ticket
September 13 at 3:48pm
Capt. Boola Landry with Reel Tite Fishing Guide Service in Venice said with an expected sharp rise in the river coming next week, he'll move out and start to target reds in outer bays.

Video: Consistent redfish action out of Venice 

But river scheduled for big rise starting next week
September 12 at 5:40pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: Catching redfish after a tropical storm

Strong fishing enters a new level in the wake of Gordon
September 11 at 3:19pm
Belle Chasse angler Chad Battles said redfish action is about to explode in Delacroix. He's been targeting 26- to 30-inch fish with a white Paca Craw.

Delacroix redfish getting thick inshore

Avid angler seeing defininte uptick in numbers
September 10 at 1:36pm