Fishing

Summer months are known to yield some of the year’s biggest trout.

High heat trout tactics

When the mercury rises and the temperature ramps up this month, try these tips to keep putting speckled trout on ice.
July 01 at 7:00am
Tall reeds generally indicate deep banks, whereas shorter reeds are typically a sign of shallow banks.

Pitch Black

Great tips on targeting shallow summertime bass on Bayou Black.
July 01 at 7:00am
Trout will definitely fall for topwaters early in the morning, but Cocodrie’s Capt. Tommy Pellegrin knows live shrimp are the real meal ticket to fill out limits as the day goes on.

Trasnformer trout

If you want to catch summertime trout in Cocodrie, this guide knows how to turn live shrimp into specks that will fill the box day in and day out.
July 01 at 7:00am
Summertime bass will relate mostly to shady cover like logs and laydowns.

Shallow-minded tactics

Bass seek refuge from the heat just like anglers do — but that doesn’t mean they all head deep. Learn how focusing shallow could be the ticket for plenty of summertime fish.
July 01 at 7:00am
These two Ouachita crappie were hiding in the top behind Bobby Phillips, but not after he tricked them into hitting a gray hair jig.

Pop a ‘top’

It’s prime time to target Ouachita River crappie in the tops. Here’s how one noted angler catches his share of summertime slabs hunkered down in the brush.
July 01 at 7:00am
After over a half-century of fishing for them, Leonard Kleinpeter still gets excited over bream.

High noon at Crackerhead

Bream bite best when the sun is up, and Leonard Kleinpeter knows how to catch them. But this is a ‘cricket-free zone’ — here’s how he uses grass shrimp to mop up.
July 01 at 7:00am

Cover

July 01 at 7:00am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Summer heat ruining your fishing? Not anymore.

Now, you have no excuse for leaving the boat in the garage.
June 27 at 2:00pm

Recreational red snapper season to close July 8

Assessment to follow closure
June 26 at 5:00pm