Fishing

Dedicated tarpon anglers like David Prevost make every effort to revive exhausted fish before they are released.

Tarpon are quirky creatures

But do they actually spawn in Louisiana waters?
July 04 at 9:00am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Line of rocks delivers the goods

Hitting paydirt early, early, early
July 03 at 6:11pm
The Louisiana recreational red snapper season moves to weekends only (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) effective July 13, according to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

Red snapper season moves to weekends-only starting July 13

Daily season set to close this Sunday, July 8, at 11:59 a.m.
July 03 at 3:41pm
Tommy Vidrine unhooks a nice speckled trout while fishing recently on the Elmer's Island beaches.

Video: Elmer's Island beach trout tactics

Artificials, live bait both catching specks leading into holiday weekend
July 02 at 6:18pm
Aaron Pierce caught this 5-pound permit Sunday with a live shrimp under a 4 Horsemen popping cork while fishing the old Timbalier rocks.

Caribbean fish caught on Timbalier rocks

5-pound permit is Pierce’s biggest yet
July 02 at 5:41pm
Ty Trosclair, 17, of Grand Chenier, reeled in a STAR-tagged redfish on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge on June 24. Pending a polygraph, he'll win a 21-foot NauticStar boat and Mercury outboard motor package.

Rockefeller Refuge angler catches third STAR-tagged redfish

Trosclair also caught a tagged red in 2017 — but wasn’t registered for the tournament
July 02 at 9:01am
Cooalla Coolers

Cooalla Coolers

July 01 at 7:00am
Costa Del Mar

Costa Del Mar

July 01 at 7:00am
Big fish with sharp teeth require crafty rigs made of bite-resistant wire.

Sting the king

Ruthless aggression is the name of the game for king mackerel — so big baits and wire rigs are key when tackling this toothy predator.
July 01 at 7:00am
Sid Havard’s son Chance always monitors his electronics to try to find schools of big bass that never break the surface but can be as easy to catch.

Schools of thought

Class is in session, and Simsborro tournament angler Sid Havard breaks down how he targets schooling bass — including using his electronics to locate deep schools you wouldn’t otherwise notice.
July 01 at 7:00am
Bass like these are called “normal OK keepers” for Blind River and there were lots of them.

The Record Keeper

Lyle Johnson chairs the Louisiana Fish Records Program, and spends lots of his spare time targeting Blind River bass. Here’s how he fills the box — and maintains the books.
July 01 at 7:00am
Tina and Jeb Ard are regular fishing partners and nowadays wet their lines most often beneath the bridges that span the passes and bayous southeast of Lake Pontchartrain.

Made in the shade

Stifling summer heat can sap the energy of any angler. Find out how this couple uses bridges near Lake Pontchartrain to stay cool while they catch.
July 01 at 7:00am