Freshwater Fishing

Rick Hill says knowing how to feel the bite and having a strong backbone rod helps land big crappie like this one.

King of the ‘Hill’

On Lake D’Arbonne, February means crappie action is just about to kick in. And that means local angler Rick Hill is ready to mop up.
February 01 at 7:00am
The proof is in the pudding, or rather in the ice chest for these lucky Saline-Larto crappie fishermen guided by Tony Fuqua.

High five

Details on a handful of the hottest crappie-producing spots in Louisiana — and tips for you to catch some slabs.
February 01 at 7:00am
Catfish lurk in the shadows of large structures like boats, docks and bridges where they hide and ambush prey. Kayak anglers tucked into these areas and used a sliding cork to get the bait near the hull of this anchored boat.

Bayou catfishing

Catching really big fish — in a really small boat
January 18 at 9:00am
Yak Gear Ambush Kayak Duck Blind

New gear reviews

January 18 at 9:00am
Luling angler Tim Bye found Lac Des Allemand-area sac-a-lait pulled tight to the banks Jan. 9 in dead-end canals with clean water.

Des Allemands sac-a-lait staging for spawn

Weather systems dictate where to find crappie
January 10 at 4:14pm
Crappie specialist Murphy Royer holds a black crappie, left, and a white crappie. Although they are completely different species, both show booms and busts in their population numbers in any one lake or river.

Crappie can be hard to figure out

Cyclical spawning success makes management tough
January 04 at 9:00am
Shimano Curado 200 K series

Shimano Curado 200 K series

January 01 at 7:00am
Toledo Bend guide Dennis Tietje knows that water temperature dictates crappie location.

Warm up to winter crappie

When baitfish go deep in colder months, crappie follow them. Try these tips to load up on winter slabs.
January 01 at 7:00am
Andrews, Williams and Gros had their hands full hoisting the day’s catch.

There’s no place like home

November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
Dorothy Williams and Josh Andrews have a year-round friendship based on more than fishing.

Crappie clearing house

No matter what the weather is outside, crappie are almost always biting inside this fish house on Lake St. John
November 01, 2017 at 7:00am

LDWF agent rescues two Belle Chasse teens swamped in Lake Salvador

Boat capsized after taking on water, LDWF says
October 16, 2017 at 9:44am