Freshwater Fishing

Yak Gear Ambush Kayak Duck Blind

New gear reviews

January 18 at 9:00am
Catfish lurk in the shadows of large structures like boats, docks and bridges where they hide and ambush prey. Kayak anglers tucked into these areas and used a sliding cork to get the bait near the hull of this anchored boat.

Bayou catfishing

Catching really big fish — in a really small boat
January 18 at 9:00am
Luling angler Tim Bye found Lac Des Allemand-area sac-a-lait pulled tight to the banks Jan. 9 in dead-end canals with clean water.

Des Allemands sac-a-lait staging for spawn

Weather systems dictate where to find crappie
January 10 at 4:14pm
Crappie specialist Murphy Royer holds a black crappie, left, and a white crappie. Although they are completely different species, both show booms and busts in their population numbers in any one lake or river.

Crappie can be hard to figure out

Cyclical spawning success makes management tough
January 04 at 9:00am
Toledo Bend guide Dennis Tietje knows that water temperature dictates crappie location.

Warm up to winter crappie

When baitfish go deep in colder months, crappie follow them. Try these tips to load up on winter slabs.
January 01 at 7:00am
Shimano Curado 200 K series

Shimano Curado 200 K series

January 01 at 7:00am
Andrews, Williams and Gros had their hands full hoisting the day’s catch.

There’s no place like home

November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
Dorothy Williams and Josh Andrews have a year-round friendship based on more than fishing.

Crappie clearing house

No matter what the weather is outside, crappie are almost always biting inside this fish house on Lake St. John
November 01, 2017 at 7:00am

LDWF agent rescues two Belle Chasse teens swamped in Lake Salvador

Boat capsized after taking on water, LDWF says
October 16, 2017 at 9:44am
Sweetening your trolling baits with added scents can help sell the deal.

Helpful hints for fall crappie

October 15, 2017 at 7:00am
The security line running from the tip to the butt of each pole is secured to the pole with electrical tape. One pole here has the line spirally wrapped around it. On the other, the line runs straight down the pole.

Use big boy tackle for choupique

October 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Step 1 - Add 1 cup of vinegar to approximately 1 gallon of water and ice.

The best part is the eating part

October 15, 2017 at 7:00am