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Body of missing boater recovered from Tickfaw River

Victim was ejected from 15-foot boat Sunday afternoon, LDWF says
April 30 at 1:24pm
The existing 6-acre Brad Vincent Reef in Big Lake will be expanding its footprint in May when an additional 2,000 tons of material will be added to the site in another reef-building project by CCA Louisiana and its partners.

CCA to expand existing reef in Big Lake

Three to 4 acres being added to Brad Vincent Reef in May
April 30 at 8:58am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Marsh redfish gobble up bass finesse bait

If you aren't familiar with shaky heads, you probably should be
April 27 at 3:29pm
This Google Earth image of Lake Pontchartrain near the I-10 Twinspan and the Highway 11 Bridge from January shows pockets of clean water, which typically appears as darker spots.

Inshore insights: Using satellite imagery to locate clean water

Google Earth gives anglers big advantage in finding potential fishing spots
April 26 at 5:38pm

How to find fish in unfamiliar marsh

Marsh Man Masson explores new area
April 24 at 6:11pm
The CCA Louisiana STAR tournament, which once again features 100 tagged reds, cranks up on Saturday, May 26 and runs through Labor Day. Some rules have been changed this year, so check out the STAR's website for complete details.

2018 CCA STAR set to crank up Memorial Day weekend

$10,000 Louisiana Sportsman bonus prize is back!
April 24 at 5:53pm
A bill that would have increased many state residents' hunting and fishing license fees failed in the Louisiana House Monday afternoon by 16 votes. It's not clear yet if the bill will be reconsidered during this legislative session.

LDWF’s fishing/hunting license fee increase bill fails in House

Measure falls 16 votes short of passage Monday afternoon
April 24 at 8:03am
Brian Dean, of Dallas, Texas, reeled in this 7-pound speckled trout Monday fishing the rocks at Southwest Pass with Capt. Brandon Carter. Dean also caught a 6-pound trout, both on magneto Matrix Shad in about 15 feet of water.

When wind allows, ‘big time’ trout bite on in Venice

Angler land 6-, 7-pound specks Monday at Southwest Pass
April 23 at 4:54pm
It turns out those predator eyes of a speckled trout can discern a pretty wide range of color, including violet, green and red.

Inshore Insights: Can speckled trout see color?

Or are all those lure colors out there designed to catch you - and not the fish?
April 20 at 1:54pm
Using high-vis line, and keeping a close eye on where the line enters the water, is a great way to detect speckled trout bites in deeper water.

Top 3 tips to detect a bite

Great advice to put more fish in the boat
April 20 at 12:54pm

Pool Test: Which creature bait looks best underwater?

Marsh Man Masson gives scores to some of the most popular.
April 19 at 7:30am

St. Martinville man dies in boating incident near Lake Fausse Point

Victim didn’t return home from Tuesday fishing trip, LDWF says
April 18 at 4:55pm
Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife cited two men in Empire Tuesday for possessing 103 speckled trout after they allegedly caught a morning limit, brought those fish to their camp, and then returned to the water to continue fishing.

Duo busted with 103 specks in Empire

Suspects admitted to catching a morning limit, returning to their camp and then continuing to fish, LDWF says
April 18 at 2:51pm
By a vote of 59 to 37, the Louisiana House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon killed HB 391, which would have granted public access to the state's tidal waters.

Water-access bill fails in House

Legislators kill bill by a 59-37 vote after lengthy debate
April 17 at 7:52pm