Fishing

Capt. Eric Olsen shows off a nice Biloxi Marsh speck.

Bust ‘em in the Biloxi Marsh

Bayous draining into Lake Borgne also a good option, guide says
December 05, 2017 at 4:55pm
Capt. Keith “Herk” Bergeron targets December specks on points and shallow flats in bays and marshes north of Grand Isle, including Fisherman’s Bay and Bay Rambo, as well as points further east like Manila Village and Wilkerson Canal.

Action shifts to bays and marshes north of Grand Isle

Specks and reds fattening up before really cold conditions arrive
December 04, 2017 at 11:44am
When water temperatures warm above 55 degrees, female bass get active between fronts in the Basin.

Stephensville area producing quality bass

Backs of dead-end canals offer action
December 04, 2017 at 11:39am

Trout, redfish action heats up in Lake Charles

The lake has everything a fish could ask for, guide says
December 04, 2017 at 11:25am
Sontus Mitchell with two Caney Lake gifts anybody would like to have for Christmas.

Caney Lake’s big bass in the holiday spirit

December 04, 2017 at 11:21am
Experienced offshore fisherman Blake Matherne shows off the teeth of a 43-pound cubera snapper. Matherne speared the fish in 73 feet of water at a rig south of Cocodrie in 300 feet of water.

Cubera snapper

Louisiana’s coast delivers IGFA world record
December 04, 2017 at 9:00am
Adam Cook (left) and Kurt Cook said anglers looking to catch Bayou Black bass this month should head to dead-end canals.

Bayou Black bass in transition but very catchable, anglers say

Cold fronts pushing fish into dead-end canals
December 04, 2017 at 8:52am
These two 4-pounders were part of 14 bass that Darold Gleason  caught in 18 feet of water off one spot early in the morning.

Goin’ deep at the Bend

Depending on what type of weather Mother Nature has in store in the coming months, largemouth bass at Toledo Bend might stay somewhat shallow — or they could head for deep water. Guide Darold Gleason, who’s caught more than his share of lunkers, will trac
December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
This fat Mermentau River bass was taken near the landing under the bridge by Aaron Pousson. The area near the bridge will hold bass because numerous tournaments release bass at the landing there.

The murky Mermentau

Don’t let the chocolate-colored waters fool you. Another warm winter could mean plentiful bass amongst the cypresses, cuts and drains of this Acadia Parish river this December.
December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Big Lake’s Ray Christy displays a pretty slot red taken at the Calcasieu River Saltwater Barrier near Westlake.

Cold Calcasieu options

In the winter, Big Lake’s estuary can get pretty frigid — and many anglers head for their deer stands and duck blinds. But those in the know hit these spots for wintertime battles with redfish, hybrid stripers and speckled trout.
December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Capt. Kris Robert shows off a speckled trout he caught jigging a Matrix Shad soft plastic lure at The Trestles train bridge on Lake Pontchartrain.

Beating the bridges

Lake Pontchartrain is where many a speckled trout angler’s dreams of limits go to die. Fish are there this month, but the bite can be finicky — and knowing subtle nuances and being able to read conditions are keys to success.
December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Redfish are all over the Delacroix marsh right now, and they're in very shallow water, according to fishing guide Capt. Austin Plaisance.

Redfish, trout thick in Delacroix

Go shallow for reds, deep for trout
November 30, 2017 at 10:48am