Creature Feature

White trout populations are especially common in waters near the state’s beaches

Don’t knock whitey

December 01, 2012 at 7:00am
Amberjacks teem around Louisiana’s oil and gas platforms, as well as reefs off the coast.

Amberjacks are tough cookies

Identify greater, lesser AJs to fill the freezer
November 05, 2012 at 9:00am
Grass shrimp are tiny, but fish of all stripes love to eat them. That’s why it’s strange that no freshwater lures have been made to mimic the small crustaceans.

Smart anglers use grass shrimp

All fish love these diminutive creatures
September 01, 2012 at 7:00am
Management of red snappers is easily the most contentious of all Gulf of Mexico fish species.

Red Snapper:

Heads, you lose; tails, you lose
August 01, 2012 at 7:00am
Black drum are popular restaurant fare but have poor reputations with anglers and oyster farmers.

Can you beat a drum?

July 02, 2012 at 7:00am
Goggle-eyes will eat anything that they can get in their large mouths.

The fish is a glutton!

June 01, 2012 at 7:42am
Migratory cobia are prized catches along the entire northern Gulf coast.

Everybody loves cobia

Warm-water species travels the world
May 01, 2012 at 4:16pm
Much of what anglers claim about speckled trout is far from the truth, despite being repeated over and over.

Speckled trout myths

Putting to rest popular misconceptions
April 01, 2012 at 7:25am
Carp can absolutely take over a fishery.

Unwelcome transplant

Federally-stocked fish is hated by anglers
March 01, 2012 at 3:18pm
The four-wing flying fish grows to 12 inches long and is an important food fish in the eastern Caribbean, where its largest numbers occur.

It’s a bird; it’s a plane

It’s ... a fish?
February 01, 2012 at 2:28pm
Black tiger shrimp are native to Southeast Asia and have become a worldwide seafood commodity.

Do we have a tiger by the tail?

New shrimp shows up out of the blue
January 01, 2012 at 1:00am
Mature male green sunfish are colorful, being heavily marked with rows of bright blue dots and an orange-tinged flap on their gill covers. Note the large mouth relative to the size of the fish.

This perch is a hussy

Green sunfish aren’t very particular
December 01, 2011 at 2:20pm
King mackerel have mouths full of triangular sharp teeth.

Stupid horse

Ugly name for a fierce fish
November 01, 2011 at 12:07pm