Freshwater Fishing

Hooked fish are jiggled with the rod tip during the retrieve to encourage them to swim themselves out of the piling bracing timbers.

Crappie gaining popularity at Toledo Bend

September 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Crappie can’t avoid Terry Blankenship just because it’s summer and they’re deep.

Top 7 tips for catching slabs in brush

Pro angler lends his expertise for catching late-summer crappie around deep cover
September 15, 2017 at 6:00am
This slab crappie inhaled a Cajun Lures’ Slim Jimmy.

Slim Jimmys

This bait’s tail action entices sac-a-lait to bite
September 13, 2017 at 5:20am
Justin Maxwell with big Grand Bayou Reservoir crappie.

It’s a grand time for Grand Bayou

September 02, 2017 at 11:31am
Julie McCarty smiles as she lips a nice-sized sac-a-lait she reeled in while fishing a drain with her husband, Bill McCarty.

Drain hopping at Morgan City

A buffet of bass, goggle-eye, sac-a-lait and bream
September 02, 2017 at 11:25am
Jerry Mitchell with two nice Red River South crappie caught off a sunken brush pile.

Crappie catch ensured —almost

Hit the brush piles in the old oxbows of Red River South
September 01, 2017 at 11:19am
Toledo Bend’s crappie fishing is beginning to challenge in popularity the lake’s legendary fish fishing.

Crappie sniper

September 01, 2017 at 7:00am
The Apex Predator, Josh Chauvin, left, and Brian Cifreo take a closer look at a big bull shark they caught earlier this summer on a noodle line near the Bonnet Carré Spillway.

Apex Predator gets a big bull shark surprise

Noodling adventure resulted in more than just big gars
August 30, 2017 at 10:06am

Des Allemands man arrested for alleged commercial catfish violations

Fonseca attempted to conceal undersized blue cats, LDWF says
August 23, 2017 at 4:43pm

Slidell man ticketed for allegedly stealing crabs in Lake Pontchartrain

Incident occurred in St. Tammany Parish on Aug. 21, LDWF says
August 22, 2017 at 5:20pm
Allen Crawford helped bag more than 130 bream in the Basin Monday by using a jig pole and crickets, and working the banks.

Basin bream are swarming

Covering water until beds are located results in big catches
August 15, 2017 at 2:54pm
Redspotted sunfish, or stumpknockers, are some of the spunkiest bream there are. And they’re delicious.

Don’t knock the stumpknocker

August 15, 2017 at 7:00am
A tripped resettable breaker will cause a trolling motor to stop working. Always use the correct amperage breaker for the motor.

Trolling motors: An expert’s view

August 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Kade Roberts with a 15-pound D’Arbonne catfish.

It’s catfish time on Lake D'Arbonne

Flats near the main river channel especially productive
August 14, 2017 at 1:25pm