Governor to submit nominations for GOM Fishery Management Council seats

CCA Louisiana providing input on recreational sector nominee
March 12 at 1:53pm
Louis Paretti holds up the monster 7.2-pound speckled trout he caught Thursday morning while trolling deep canals on the northern end of Lake Pontchartrain. The big speck bit a tiger-bait colored Matrix Shad.

Lake Pontchartrain gives up gorilla speckled trout

Paretti trolls up a hammer that tips the scales at 7.2 pounds
March 09 at 8:31am
With the Bonnet Carré Spillway slated to be opened for two to four weeks, Lake Pontcartrain speckled trout anglers need to strike while the iron is hot — and be prepared to go to Plan B as more fresh water pours into the lake.

Tips to deal with the Spillway opening

Keep track of fresh water - and be prepared to go to Plan B
March 08 at 7:37pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: Baby on the way, but still time for topwater trout

Specks crashing surface plugs near local marina.
March 07 at 5:06pm
Ville Platte native Eric Fusilier caught this 10.77-pound bass while fishing in Toledo Bend's Six Mile branch on March 3.

Four 10-pounders caught at Toledo Bend in last week

10.77-pounder leads the pack
March 06 at 2:06pm
Jacob Hearne shows off the 12.94-pound monster largemouth he caught last Thursday, March 1, at Caney Lake. The big bass, which was tagged and released, bit a California craw-colored Rage Craw.

Caney Lake gives up monster 12-pounder

Spawned out female hammered Rage Craw, angler says
March 06 at 1:58pm
Larry Mallet of Groves, Texas, caught this 12.12-pound bass March 4 while drifting a flat on Toledo Bend's Housen Bay. It is his second 12-pound lunker caught at the reservoir, and it was entered into the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program and released.

Texas angler catches second 12-pound Toledo Bend bass

Mallet's latest toad falls for Senko-type lure
March 06 at 1:02pm
Broc Corcoran, 29, hoists the big 9.3-pound bass he caught Monday afternoon out of a pond in New Orleans City Park. The big fish bit a soft plastic minnow, and became the park's new record largemouth.

9.3-pounder breaks New Orleans City Park bass record

Corcoran lands lunker with soft plastic minnow Monday afternoon
March 06 at 10:56am
Corey Harris, left, and Hunter Freeman show off some of the lunker bass they landed during an epic morning of fishing on Caney Lake Feb. 26. Their five best fish tipped the scales at 36.3 pounds, including the heaviest bass which weighed 9.68 pounds.

Caney Lake gives up 36-pound stringer

Freeman, Harris had 30 pounds in their livewell — by 7 a.m.
March 05 at 7:52pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced they plan to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway Thursday at 10 a.m. Depending on how long it remains open will determine impacts on speckled trout fishing this spring in Lake Pontchartrain.

Bonnet Carré Spillway to open Thursday

April, May speck fishing in Lake Pontchartrain likely impacted
March 05 at 4:47pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: On a mission for more topwater speckled trout, redfish

High winds can't stop the quest
March 05 at 3:09pm
This redfish, caught in the Delacroix area, appears to be blind in both eyes and has sores on its body. A LDWF biologist said reds in the area likely contracted secondary infections after this winter's severe cold snaps.

‘Zombie’ reds invade Delacroix marshes

Blind, lethargic fish likely developed secondary infections after cold snaps, biologist says
March 01 at 9:20pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: More topwater trophy trout in entirely new area

Map study results in some really nice fish.
March 01 at 6:58am
Moss Bluff angler Ryan Melancon caught this 10-pounder while fishing Toledo Bend out of a 15-foot aluminum boat.

10-pound Toledo Bend lunker makes 'worst best trip'

Behemoth bass caught out of 15-foot aluminum boat
February 28 at 9:10am