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The all-new 2019 Hobie Outback has literally been redesigned from top to bottom.

New gear review

October 15 at 7:00am
Great catches of specks can be had close to many launches during the fall. Start fishing as soon as you head out, and you may not have to paddle far before hitting pay dirt.

October’s Best Bets

October 15 at 7:00am
Sarah Giles took advantage of low tides last fall to stalk this 27-inch red. It ate a shrimp fly tied by her dad.


October 15 at 7:00am
Jeff Poe likes to use a stiffer rod than normal when flounder fishing to drive his hook more consistently through their bony mouths.

Hooking up

October 15 at 7:00am
Haynes’s jug lines are simply constructed but very effective.

Sidney Haynes’ juglines

October 15 at 7:00am
Redfish put the finishing touch on a trifecta day.

Tips for the Delacroix trifecta

October 15 at 7:00am
Long casts can be difference-makers for fall fish, so make sure you’re properly equipped.

Sling ‘em far

October 15 at 7:00am
Should CWD be found in a particular area, the LDWF will restrict the feeding and baiting of deer there in an effort to prevent the spread of the disease.

A new deer season is here — what will it bring?

Likely not a new state record typical buck, Moreland says
October 12 at 9:00am
After being devoured by speckled trout and redfish, clear-plastic baits like the shrimp creole-colored Matrix Shad on top, can change colors. A fresh new clear bait is shown below.

Keep a close eye on clear plastic baits

Lures can appear milky after catching a few fish
October 12 at 8:40am
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will be discussing potential changes to cobia harvest regulations at its meeting later this month in Mobile, Alabama.

Gulf Council requesting input from anglers on potential cobia changes

Harvest reduction measures to impact both recreational and commercial fisheries
October 11 at 6:10pm
Matrix Shad's Chas Champagne believes water temperature is key to kick off the fall Trestles bite at Lake Pontchartrain. Even though our first cool front has finally arrived, temps are still way too high for now, he said.

Good days very near at Lake Pontchartrain bridges

Cool front is dropping water temperatures.
October 11 at 3:56pm

Four cited for alleged squirrel hunting violations

Incident occurred on opening day in Winn Parish, LDWF says
October 11 at 3:32pm
Professional angler Whitey Outlaw loves fishing heavy vegetation for crappie.

VIDEO - How to catch crappie in thick grass beds

If you bypass vegetation mats, you're missing a lot of fish
October 10 at 3:35pm