Freshwater Fishing

Grilled gaspergou is mild and has a delightful steak-like texture.

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

March 15 at 8:00am
Step 1: After removing the crawfish’s claws, insert the hook beneath the tail, near the tail fins.

Rigging crawfish the Kelley way

March 15 at 8:00am
Mike Kelley insists that a set fisherman’s pliers is as important as any other piece of gear for this kind of fishing.

Tip of the day

March 15 at 8:00am
This 5-weight outfit that cost $79 has landed countless bream — and twice avoided a drowning thanks to a section of pool noodle.

Tippets

March 15 at 8:00am
The author’s longtime favorite bream rig is a TFO rod with an Allen reel, a $200 setup with lifetime warranties.

Gearing up for gobbules

Beginner or expert, budget tackle works
March 10 at 9:00am
Mike Kelley, Sr. has a passion for fishing, especially for jigging crappie in Old River. But he fishes for freshwater drum very often from late February into April because his favorite spot is only a quarter-mile from his home.

Beating the drum

Gaspergou may be looked down upon by some bass anglers, but Mike Kelley Sr. has etched his name into the state record books with plenty of False River freshwater drum.
March 01 at 7:00am
Hill swims his jig around a cypress tree looking for early-spawning crappie. The more you keep the lure in the water, the more bites you’ll get.

Two quick lessons

February 15 at 7:00am
Rick Hill’s built in “tackle box” is a piece of sticky-back foam that has held baits on the front deck of his boat for more than a decade.

Mind your minnows

February 15 at 7:00am
John Zeringue’s version of the Squirmy can be fished multiple ways for sac-a-lait.

Tippets

February 15 at 7:00am

Three restaurants cited for allegedly selling swai fish as catfish

Inspections reveal swai fish in freezers, LDWF says
February 14 at 5:16pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: First SLAB SLAM of the season

These tasty fish are on fire throughout the region.
February 14 at 4:37pm
The Squirmy Butt uses tailing material from the tentacles of a wormy ball.

New ‘worm’ order

Toy tentacles make a hot crappie fly
February 10 at 9:00am