Fishing

Marsh Man Masson vid: Reds first, then offshore fish in inshore waters

Fascinating species moves in only this time of year.
August 14 at 2:28pm
Watching a stationary object in the water — like these pilings at the Trestles in Lake Pontchartrain — will reveal which way the current is moving, and how quickly. Wind has a big effect on tidal movement, so no matter what your tide guide might say, ther

Get real-time tidal conditions — right on the water

Crab trap buoys, pilings provide accurate info on wind’s tidal impact
August 13 at 4:00pm
Capt. Chad Dufrene with a Delacroix Island redfish caught tight-lining glow soft plastics on a ¼-ounce jighead in deep bayous.

Delacroix’s redfish summer

August 13 at 3:50pm
Capt. Frank Dreher likes to downsize his tackle and free-line croakers so specks don’t spook in the ultra-clear water on Grand Isle beaches this month.

Minimal tackle key for Grand Isle beach bite

Downsize in clear water to prevent spooking fish, guide says
August 13 at 3:40pm

LDWF investigating two separate weekend boating fatalities

One in Lake Pontchartrain, the other in Mud Lake
August 13 at 10:36am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2018 state recreational red snapper season will close at 11:59 p.m. tonight, Aug. 12.

LDWF: Red snapper state season to close tonight

743,000-pound quota expected to be harvested
August 12 at 6:55am
The LDWF reported a big increase in the red snapper harvest estimate this week, which now stands at 87 percent of the recreational allocation through July 29.

LDWF: Red snapper landings jump to 651,000 pounds

Just 13 percent of recreational harvest left before season closes
August 10 at 11:36am
Understanding how water moves through the marsh — and the ‘traffic system’ fish use to travel — will help you locate more honey holes and make you a better angler.

Understanding how water flows through the marsh

Fish use ‘sidewalks, streets and highways’ to travel and chase bait
August 09 at 3:50pm
In addition to color, the profile of the lure you’re throwing also will determine its effectiveness depending on what forage predators are feeding on at the time.

Lure profile - not just color - an important factor to consider

Consider what fish are looking for when they’re hungry
August 09 at 3:44pm
Capt. Nick, Kimmie and Cooper Poe are all smiles after boating a big tripletail. Jeff Poe, Nick’s father, advised anglers fishing anywhere from the beach to the near-offshore rigs to target any trash floating on the water because it could be a tripletail

Big Lake beach fishing

Look for clear water, bait and slicks, guide says
August 08 at 5:30pm
Capt. Hook poses with some Breton Sound hammers at the dock.

Stay on the move to find Hopedale trout

Move to find the groove
August 08 at 5:23pm
Devin Denman and some fishing buddies tagged and released lots of speckled trout along the MRGO rocks earlier this spring, and he’s already received several recapture reports on some of the fish.

Tracking trout movement at the MRGO

Recapture info shows some specks haven’t gone too far
August 07 at 5:04pm
Get an early start, keep an eye on the radar and take advantage of the falling tide for Lake Borgne trout this month.

Beat the heat for August specks

Plan early trips for falling tide in Lake Borgne
August 07 at 5:00pm