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Gary and Stacey Kinler show off the STAR-tagged redfish Gary reeled in Sunday morning north of Grand Isle. In addition to the $10,000 Louisiana Sportsman subscriber bonus, Kinler also will receive a 21-foot NauticStar boat with a 150 hp Mercury motor.

Luling angler reels in STAR-tagged redfish Sunday in Raccoon Bay

Kinler wins 21-foot NauticStar, plus $10,000 Louisiana Sportsman subscriber bonus
June 05 at 9:53am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Hot crabbing action with amazing underwater footage

Crabs big, fat, plentiful right now
June 04 at 5:25pm
Alpz Doggie Duck Blind

Alpz Doggie Duck Blind

June 01 at 7:00am
Shimano Exage baitcasting rods

Shimano Exage baitcasting rods

June 01 at 7:00am
Kahara Diving Frog

Kahara Diving Frog

June 01 at 7:00am
Kahara Diving Frog

Kahara Diving Frog

June 01 at 7:00am
Jeremy Gremillion (left) and Ray Ramagos eat plenty of fresh fillets, as well as fill their freezers, with delicious channel catfish from their bottles.

Look, mom: No bait!

Two False River anglers load up on nice catfish every summer —without so much as a rod, or even a single hook. Read on to bone up on bottle fishing.
June 01 at 7:00am
Jeff Poe displays a beautiful Calcasieu Lake speckled trout.

Pick your poison

Topwaters, suspending baits and soft plastics can all be effective ways to reel in speckled trout — but the key is knowing when to use them. Two veteran Big Lake guides share their expertise so you’ll know which trick to pick.
June 01 at 7:00am
Jacob Falterman poses with a speckled trout he caught on a live shrimp.

Get the drop on Trestles specks

It’s not too late this month to target trout on the famed train bridge in Lake Pontchartrain. Find out why one guide believes the drop-shot rig is key to catching.
June 01 at 7:00am
Late afternoon trout trips offer fewer crowds and plenty of specks.

Better late than never

Late afternoon trout trips typically offer calmer winds, fewer boats, cooler temperatures — and plenty of specks. Here’s how one no-frills Fourchon angler avoids the crowd and still fills up his box.
June 01 at 7:00am
Steven Schilling’s passion for the river is overflowing, but genuine.

River rattin’

The scenic, fast-flowing Bogue Chitto is a shallow, clear-water gem that’s home to some Kentucky bass with big attitudes. Here’s how a couple of local anglers with a specially-equipped boat run the river.
June 01 at 7:00am
You don’t have to compete with other anglers for brush-pile crappie at Toledo Bend. Instead, use your electronics to find unpressured slabs on bottom structure.

Look down for slabs

If you have the latest electronics onboard, you can forget Toledo Bend’s over-fished brush piles — and still find plenty of unpressured crappie.
June 01 at 7:00am
When Greg Hackney finds weed mats, he knows the pocket holds fish.

Perfecting your pocket hopping

Identifying the types and sizes of pockets bass are inhabiting right now is a big key to catching fish. Here’s how a couple of Elite Series pros break it down.
June 01 at 7:00am
Nick Young with two D’Arbonne summer slabs fresh off the flats.

Flat out crappie

Contrary to popular belief, there is life after the spawn for Louisiana’s crappie anglers. Here’s how the reigning state champ gets it done all summer long.
June 01 at 7:00am