Fishing

Capt. Jakamo Laboureur, with Jakamo South out of Shell Beach, holds up a nice Breton Sound speckled trout. Free-lining live shrimp was effective, especially at the Holy Cross rig, but Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and sharks were plentiful.

Video: Capt. Jakamo talks Breton Sound trout

Live shrimp, croakers are key
June 13 at 9:18am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Complete beginner rakes in the redfish

Action as easy as it gets right now.
June 13 at 8:41am
Berkley's 5-inch Grass Pig in swamp gas color (shown) is a heavy soft plastic with lots of action that's effective at catching redfish across Louisiana's coast, according to Capt. Devin Denman.

Inshore insights: My favorite redfish swimbait

Berkley’s 5-inch Grass Pig gets it done
June 12 at 5:15pm
Recon Marines use the GOTWA system to keep their team informed of each other’s whereabouts. You can use it to let others know about your fishing plans — and what to do if you don’t return.

Use ‘GOTWA’ to develop a game plan on the water

Inform others when you’ll be returning — and what to do if you don’t
June 11 at 5:54pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: Just give the redfish what they want

Buzzbaits and frogs, or just live shrimp under a cork?
June 11 at 1:00pm
Mike Carriere poses with the big 12.4-pound largemouth bass he caught early Sunday morning in Lanan on Toledo Bend. Phil Vidrine, who was fishing with Carriere, is on the left taking a picture of the fish.

Night-fishing trip yields 12.4-pound Toledo Bend hawg

Carriere catches giant under lighted dock in Lanan at 3:45 a.m.
June 11 at 12:44pm
The sixth annual CRC Fishing Rodeo will be held this Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, out of Delacroix. Tickets are $40 to fish, and include food, drinks and a dry-fit fishing shirt.

CRC Rodeo slated to kickoff Friday in Delacroix

Two-day family friendly event expecting up to 300 anglers
June 11 at 8:58am
Greg Hackney, of Gonzales, celebrates Sunday afternoon after his wire-to-wire win at the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the Sabine River.

Hack attacks Sabine River, wins Bassmaster Elite Series stop

Four-day total of 48-5 good for sixth B.A.S.S. win
June 10 at 4:40pm

Farmerville man arrested for battery, harassment of Lake D’Arbonne fishermen

Ditta allegedly poured gasoline on anglers legally fishing near his dock
June 08 at 2:39pm
Dustin Pitre, 37, poses with the mangrove snapper he speared while free-diving in Grand Isle Block 41B on May 23. The giant mangrove measured almost 32 inches, and tipped certified scales at 19.4 pounds — potentially a new spearfishing world record.

Free diver spears potential world record mangrove snapper in Grand Isle blocks

Pitre’s big mangrove measured 31 ¾ inches, tipped certified scales at 19.4 pounds
June 08 at 8:14am
Hundreds of kayak anglers will once again descend on Caminada Pass off Grand Isle for the ninth installment of Ride the Bull on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 a.m.

Ride the Bull 9 set for Aug. 25 at Grand Isle

More than $10,000 in cash and Wilderness Systems kayaks up for grabs
June 06 at 2:14pm
The state's annual Free Fishing Weekend, when no license is required, will be held this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10. Although you don't have to have a license, all fishing other fishing regulations remain in effect, according to the LDWF.

Free Fishing Weekend slated for June 9-10

No license required, but LDWF says all fishing regulations remain in effect
June 06 at 7:59am
Tyler Bourgeois, 24, or Raceland, poses with the leucistic red snapper he reeled in on Friday, June 1 in the Grand Isle blocks during the Catholic High School Alumni Rodeo held out of Moran's Marina.

Rare leucistic red snapper caught during Fourchon rodeo

Bourgeois battled seasickness early — then landed a trophy
June 05 at 5:22pm
Capt. Brent Ballay and his wife Meredith, of Cast N Blast Fishing<br />
Charters in Venice, recommend Cool Breeze performance shirts to stay comfortable on the water this summer.

Record-breaking heat — and summer hasn't officially arrived

Tips to keep you cool on the water
June 05 at 4:11pm