Fishing

Capt. Johnny Nunez with a good eating-sized redfish out of Shell Beach.

Three keys for Shell Beach specks

Reefs, rocks and rigs, guide says
July 24 at 8:35am

Marsh Man Masson vid: What's biting on the rocks? Apparently everything

Five species bite artificial baits during trip
July 23 at 4:18pm
Through July 8, LA Creel estimates that offshore recreational anglers have harvested about 407,000 pounds of red snapper so far, or 54 percent of the annual allocation of 743,000 pounds.

LDWF: Red snapper landings at 407,000 pounds

Amount equals 54 percent of Louisiana’s recreational allocation
July 19 at 3:03pm

LDWF schedules August drawdown on Henderson Lake

Measure aimed at controlling nuisance aquatic vegetation
July 18 at 10:41am
A rip line is a great place to land a big bull dolphin like this 45-pounder, caught with Capt. William Wall of Pelagic Charters.

Rip lines provide lots of options out of Venice

Plus, some red snapper fishing tips
July 18 at 10:11am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Catching redfish after wicked west winds

Low water can't stop fast action.
July 18 at 10:01am
Chas Champagne, with Matrix Shad, always keeps a close eye out for snot grass like this because he typically finds redfish in the area.

Sight-fishing support

Stingrays, snot grass dead giveaways redfish are nearby
July 17 at 7:00am
Huge goggle-eye are thick in the lower Atchafalaya Basin right now — and there seems to be no pressure on them.

Hit the Basin now for beastly goggle-eye, bluegill

Falling water levels turn on the bream action
July 16 at 10:22am
The tip of this swimbait hook lies just beneath the surface of the soft plastic lure, allowing it to run through grass without getting snagged.

How to skin-hook a soft plastic lure

Simple tip keeps your rig weedless
July 16 at 7:00am
The weekends-only recreational red snapper season reopened today and will run until the allocation is reached. Through July 1, anglers had landed about 46 percent of the 743,000-pound allocation, according to LA Creel and the LDWF.

LDWF: Snapper landing estimates through July 1; weekend-only season reopens

Friday-, Saturday-, Sunday-only season reopened this morning at 12:01 a.m.
July 13 at 9:27am
Get out early, find redfish waking through grass flats and put gold spoons in the water to catch line-stretching bulls, according to Capt. Austin Plaisance.

Spoon-feed Delacroix's summer reds

Get out early to catch redfish on Delacroix's flats
July 12 at 5:22pm
The U.S. House on Wednesday passed a bipartisan bill - H.R. 200 - that addresses the challenges faced by recreational anglers in the current federal fisheries management system.

U.S. House passes Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization bill

Landmark fisheries reform legislation takes big step toward becoming law
July 12 at 8:57am
Instead of letting the crabs come to him, Josh Chauvin hunts them down during one of his recent 'sight-crabbing' trips.

Apex Predator goes 'sight-crabbing' for monster blues

He hunts down crabs — instead of letting them come to him
July 11 at 10:25am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Cranking up crabs with incredible underwater footage

Check out the feeding frenzy going on under the surface.
July 10 at 2:56pm