Fishing

The Mermentau River bass average 1 ½ pounds, yet biologist manager Sean Kinney said Florida bass fry have been stocked there recently.

Bass basics

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Mild winters have helped the reproductive success of apple snails in the Mermentau River system. If you see pink eggs, kick them into the water.

Bad apple snails

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Perch float popper

Tippets

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
The Ned rig might not look like much, but bass often smash it when other lures don’t produce a bite.

You need a Ned rig

Finesse bait catches bass when other lures don’t
December 15, 2017 at 6:00am
After last weekend's cold front, Todd Masson found aggressive reds stacked up in deep holes in the marsh.

Marsh Man Masson vid: A great day of cold-water fishing

Records catch of tagged redfish
December 14, 2017 at 4:24pm
Dularge trout can be caught this month, as long as water temperatures are at least 51 degrees.

Redfish swarming in Dularge

Water temps dictate speckled trout bite
December 14, 2017 at 8:40am
The Windfinder smartphone app provides wind forecasts in more preceise three-hour intervals throughout the day, rather than the one blanket 24-hour period provided by NOAA's marine predictions.

Inshore insights: Smartphone app provides more reliable, precise wind forecasts

Check out video for more details on Windfinder app
December 13, 2017 at 2:50pm
Capt. Jeremy Cable, with Lite'M Up Bowfishing in Cocodrie, shows off the nearly 42-inch long bull red he arrowed on Nov. 1. It is currently the Bowfishing Association of America's state and world record redfish.

World bowfishing record redfish stuck out of Cocodrie

Big bull freed itself from first two arrows on Nov. 1
December 11, 2017 at 8:29am
Fincognito is one of several brands that offer women’s fish leggings.

Fly-fishing gift ideas

Be a true friend of the angler .... Dilly, dilly!
December 10, 2017 at 9:00am
A handheld GPS is not only typically waterproof, but is accurate to within about 10 feet.

GPS unit trumps smart phone in the outdoors

December 08, 2017 at 9:00am
Trying some new areas he'd never fished before paid off last week for Todd Masson.

Marsh Man Masson video: Exploring new spots results in amazing action

Try totally new areas — and you just might catch more fish
December 07, 2017 at 7:36am
Setting your drag properly, retying your knots and steering clear of the prop are just a few tips that will help you put some big fish — like this bull red the author caught — in the boat.

Inshore insights: Top 3 tips to help you boat a big fish

Pointers to avoid another ‘one that got away’ story
December 07, 2017 at 7:03am
Jason Pittman caught these two slabs in the Tchefuncte.

Cold-weather fishing on the Tchefuncte River

December 06, 2017 at 6:11pm