Fishing

Brady Giroir, left, a charter boat captain who owns Cajun Waters Fishing Charters, and Jeff Burke hold speckled trout caught in inside waters in December.

Transition trout in Dularge

March 02 at 9:51am
This redfish, caught in the Delacroix area, appears to be blind in both eyes and has sores on its body. A LDWF biologist said reds in the area likely contracted secondary infections after this winter's severe cold snaps.

‘Zombie’ reds invade Delacroix marshes

Blind, lethargic fish likely developed secondary infections after cold snaps, biologist says
March 01 at 9:20pm
Stan Mathes likes trolling soft plastics in deeper canals for March specks.

Trolling for springtime trout

March 01 at 9:32am

Marsh Man Masson vid: More topwater trophy trout in entirely new area

Map study results in some really nice fish.
March 01 at 6:58am
Moss Bluff angler Ryan Melancon caught this 10-pounder while fishing Toledo Bend out of a 15-foot aluminum boat.

10-pound Toledo Bend lunker makes 'worst best trip'

Behemoth bass caught out of 15-foot aluminum boat
February 28 at 9:10am
This photo shows rods and reels located in the Newman's Venice fishing camp taken in August of 2016 when officials with the Louisiana Department of Justice's Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at the property.

AG suggests not prosecuting former LDWF employees over missing fishing equipment

“Insufficient evidence” against Eric Newman and Monique Savoy, Landry says
February 28 at 8:45am
Missouri angler Mike Plank was just trying to catch a few crappie when this 8 1/2-pound bass sucked up his lure. Amazingly, the 6-pound-test line held until Plank's buddy netted the huge bass.

Crappie angler lands Toledo Bend lunker bass on 6-pound-test line

Big bass has measurements of 10-pounder, taxidermist says
February 27 at 5:36pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: Trophy trout completely wreck topwater plugs

Big fish make noisy appearance in Louisiana's marshes.
February 26 at 5:36pm
No firm dates have been established yet, but officials expect the state and federal red snapper seasons to run concurrently for Louisiana anglers this summer, possibly beginning the Friday before Memorial Day, which is May. 25.

State, federal red snapper seasons expected to open concurrently in May

LDWF waiting to hear back from NOAA on approved catch percentage
February 26 at 11:23am
Fishing and hunting license costs will increase by about 30 percent if the Legislature approves a proposal by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries streamlining and restructuring license fees. The last fee increase came in 2000.

LDWF seeking license fee increases

Legislature to ultimately decide on proposal that could mean $10 million annually for the department
February 25 at 5:22pm
Chris Clement, of Bastrop, caught this giant largemouth bass on Sunday, Feb. 18, during a Media Bass tournament on Lake Claiborne. After weighing-in the 12.79-pounder, Clement released the fish back into the lake.

Lake Claiborne gives up 12-pound-plus hawg

Clement catches, releases potential lake record largemouth
February 22 at 6:01pm

Marsh Man Masson video: Roulette wheel decides which baits we fish

The hands of fate can be kind — or cruel
February 22 at 4:06pm