Freshwater Fishing

The head of the male channel catfish on the right grows much larger than that of the comparable sized female on the left. After spawning season, the male’s head will return to its normal size and it will become indistinguishable from a female.

When to go and why

April 15 at 7:00am
Larry Roussel still fishes a lot, but can’t keep up with his hard-charging son Rudy.

Know your limits

April 15 at 7:00am

Tippets

April 15 at 7:00am
House Bill 391, which would guarantee public access to Louisiana's tidal waterways, is scheduled for floor debate next Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the House of Representatives at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

Water-access bill scheduled for House debate on April 17

Anglers requested to pack the Capitol next Tuesday afternoon
April 13 at 2:14pm
Clear mountain streams and colorful, hard-fighting specimens make trout fishing so appealing.

Trout fishing 101

Basics for pursuing the world’s top gamefish
April 10 at 9:00am
Is the grin on Larry’s face there because he envisions how the fillets off this beauty will taste rolled in his fish fry and fried?

Des Allemands fat cats

Pre-spawn catfish are feeding voraciously now in warming springtime waters. Here’s how they fill a box near the “Catfish Capitol of the Universe.”
April 01 at 7:00am
Spider rigging ledges in the backwaters is a great way to target spawning crappie in rivers.

Last call for crappie

When the crappie spawn is wrapping up on D’Arbonne and Caney, action is usually just about to crank up on a section of the Ouachita River. Here’s how one guide still catches slabs in April.
April 01 at 7:00am
A hard-fighting Saline Lake gou brought a grin to Tyler Bordelon’s face.

Gaspergou are everywhere

Get all the details on the species known as freshwater drum
April 01 at 7:00am
John Jones with two nice Bistineau springtime crappie.

Search salvinia for springtime crappie

Combine fishing methods to catch more fish
March 20 at 4:58pm
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