Inshore Fishing

When targeting big reds under birds in Lake Pontchartrain, time is of the essence — so don’t approach them like you would a school of specks. Move into casting distance quickly when you see a bird dive, throw to that spot and then prepare for battle.

Be aggressive when targeting Lake Pontchartrain reds under birds

Speedy approach trumps stealth, angler says
January 15 at 2:00pm

One boat, two friends. It's a FISH-OFF!

All-day competition results in hefty catches
January 15 at 11:49am
When Capt. Joe Dimarco’s seeking winter reds, the various drilling structures throughout the marsh earn a lot of his attention.

Cold weather considerations

January 15 at 7:00am
This little bass won't win any rodeos, but it reminded the author that having an open mind and trying new tactics can not only help you catch fish — but also maximize your enjoyment out on the water.

Inshore insights: What one dink bass taught me

Learning new techniques can stoke your fishing passion
January 12 at 10:55am
According to Capt. Devin Denman, the Matrix Craw is a great all-around tool for targeting redfish — either retrieved quickly as a search bait, or bounced along the bottom like a jig.

Inshore insights: Top 3 redfish lures

Changing marsh dictates changes in lure selection
January 12 at 10:42am

Marsh Man Masson vid: The 8 most-common fishing googans

If you see one coming, run
January 11 at 10:25am

Spotlight on Myrtle Grove

January 08 at 9:00am
Joel Masson shows off a nice roadside redfish caught between Shell Beach and Hopedale during the New Year's bitter cold snap. But act now — once the cold weather is over, the fish will move on.

Marsh Man Masson vid: Roadside redfish on every cast

Bitter cold has fish stacked up across the Louisiana coast
January 03 at 11:28am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Three essential fishing rigs

Instructions for double rig, drop-shot rig and Carolina rig
January 02 at 11:03am
Capt. Ross Montet likes cork rigs for winter marsh fishing, as he can keep a bait in the strike zone longer.

Delta winter hotspots

Winter in Southeast Louisiana is unpredictable - and so are the fish. Keep these tips in mind when you’re targeting specks and reds now out of Venice.
January 01 at 7:00am
Spooling line up to about a 1/16 of an inch away from the beveled edge on your baitcasting reel allows for optimal performance — and lessens your chances of creating a bird's nest.

Inshore insights: Easy tip to prevent a backlash

Spooling the correct amount of line is key
December 26, 2017 at 3:46pm
Left unsecured, the dangling sinker on a drop-shot rig can create havoc with the rods around your center console — or worse yet, maybe ding some of the gelcoat on your boat.

Inshore insights: How to secure a drop-shot rig

A simple hair tie keeps the sinker cinched down tight
December 26, 2017 at 3:30pm

Marsh Man Masson video: The absolute best way to fillet speckled trout

Make quick work of a limit — and waste no meat in the process
December 19, 2017 at 9:09am
A double rig is an awesome way to load up on specks, but that second hook can cause issues if it's whipping around in the boat. Try this quick fix to secure a double rig on your next trip.

Inshore insights: Tying and securing a double rig

Great tip to keep that second hook under control during boat ride
December 18, 2017 at 9:49am