Fishing

The body of Nik Kaylar, who went missing after a Jan. 4 boating accident during the Costa FLW series stop on Lake Okeechobee, was recovered this morning near Clewiston, Fla.

Body of FLW Series angler recovered on Lake Okeechobee

Tournament co-angler went missing after boat accident last week
January 10 at 2:08pm
David Karcher , 9, won the New Orleans Fly Fishers summer tournament with this hefty Rio.

And the Flocky goes to ....

The best of 2017 — plus coming attractions
January 10 at 9:00am

Spotlight on Myrtle Grove

January 08 at 9:00am
Slowing down and focusing on wood structure in at least 4 feet of water will produce Henderson swamp bass right now, despite frigid water temps.

Henderson bass willing to bite despite frigid water temps

Deep wood structure, slow presentations key to winter bite
January 08 at 12:43am

Slidell boater participating in FLW Costa Series rescued Thursday night, co-angler missing

Boat discovered swamped on Lake Okeechobee
January 05 at 10:22am
Crappie specialist Murphy Royer holds a black crappie, left, and a white crappie. Although they are completely different species, both show booms and busts in their population numbers in any one lake or river.

Crappie can be hard to figure out

Cyclical spawning success makes management tough
January 04 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
The LA Creel survey — which uses a combination of in-person dockside interviews, phone calls and emails to estimate angler catch and effort in state waters — was certified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday

Feds certify LA Creel survey design

LDWF’s real-time date collection program officially replaces MRIP in state waters
January 02 at 8:47am
Shimano Curado 200 K series

Shimano Curado 200 K series

January 01 at 7:00am
Chad Wiley works to land one of the bass that crushed his jig at the edge of the reed beds in Black River Lake.

Always bet on Black

Even in tough wintertime conditions, Black River Lake in central Louisiana can deliver bass — if you crack the code.
January 01 at 7:00am
Toledo Bend guide Dennis Tietje knows that water temperature dictates crappie location.

Warm up to winter crappie

When baitfish go deep in colder months, crappie follow them. Try these tips to load up on winter slabs.
January 01 at 7:00am
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
Dequian Jackson, 20, of Bayou Goula, shows off the 12.81-pound largemouth bass he reeled in on Sunday, Dec. 17 from a public pond in Bayou Sorrel. The big bass nailed a June bug-colored Texas-rigged wacky worm.

Bayou Sorrel pond gives up 12-pound lunker bass

Jackson fools monster with Texas-rigged wacky worm
December 27, 2017 at 8:56am