Freshwater Fishing

Morgan City High School Principal Mickey Fabre proudly holds out a chunky chinquapin he caught while fishing with Bill McCarty in the Atchafalaya Basin at Flat Lake near Morgan City.

The chinquapin run

Flat Lake fishing takes off this month
June 01, 2017 at 5:08pm
For Mike McMullen, bream fishing trumps every other kind of fishing.

City Bream

Catching big bream in an urban oasis
June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Randy Tucker shows a keeper bluegill that will be coming home for supper.

Bed time for bream!

June offers fishermen “lights out” fishing action!
June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Chris Lake displays a fine white crappie taken while fishing deep brush piles earlier this month on Toledo Bend.<br />

Sac-a-lait bite surges at Toledo Bend

Public reefs under Pendleton Bridge producing, guide says
May 22, 2017 at 10:56am
An in-line spinner like a Mepps Aglia can be just the ticket for going from throwbacks to bragging-sized bluegills.

To get out of a small-bream rut, go deep, go big

To catch bigger bluegills, look for deeper water and use bigger baits
May 18, 2017 at 5:29pm
Albert Chandler with two nice D’Arbonne catfish.

Want to catch fish this month at Lake D’Arbonne?

Change your target to catfish!
May 16, 2017 at 3:55pm
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Mr. Crappie’s top 10 crappie-fishing tips

Jig up more crappie with these tried-and-true tactics
May 15, 2017 at 4:12pm
Pace will mainly target treelines and the base of trees, but he’ll occasionally dip his line in and around laydowns.

Safety comes first in the backwater

May 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Expect plenty of palm-sized ’gills if you head to Finch Lake.

Finch Lake fishing: What you need

May 15, 2017 at 7:00am

How ‘Mr. Crappie’ finds unpressured perch holes

Use electronics to find crappie-filled standing timber, expert says
May 12, 2017 at 1:43pm
Zach Dubois displays a hefty white crappie taken on a Cajun Lures Slim Jimmy on the public Twin Islands artificial reef.

Toledo Bend summertime Slab City

Each and every summer Toledo Bend consistently delivers slabs of gorgeous tasty fillets to anglers bent upon finding them. Read on about a family who finds great sac-a-lait success in these fabled waters.
May 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Besides bluegill, Finch Lake offers lots of peace and quiet in a beautiful setting.

Through Haile & high water

Spring bream fishing beckons anglers off the beaten path
May 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Dennis Tietje shows off a nice crappie caught recently on Toledo Bend. But the fish aren't shallow - he said to target crappie suspended on wood cover in 12 to 25 feet of water.

Crappie on fire at Toledo Bend

But don't fish shallow for spawners — target wood cover in 12 to 25 feet of water, guide says
April 20, 2017 at 2:54pm