Three cited for alleged oyster violations in Plaquemines Parish

Men were dredging in an area closed to pollution, LDWF says
April 21 at 10:41am
Ged Schwing shows off a nice 21-inch speck caught Wednesday morning in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet out of Shell Beach. Flats in the MRGO are a great place to target transitioning trout on windy April days, according to Capt. Jacques Laboureur.

Shell Beach specks biting in MRGO

Guide shares tips for dealing with April winds
April 20 at 5:17pm
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 at 2:54pm

Beat the wind every time

Wind blows; here's how to beat it
April 20 at 8:54am

LDWF: Pontchartrain anglers over speckled trout limit

Three ticketed in two separate cases on Monday
April 20 at 8:38am
EVA foam will withstand a good, soapy scrubbing.

Best bets to clean rod grips

Different methods used for EVA foam, cork
April 19 at 6:00am
Toledo Bend guide Jason Courville displays the big 11.02-pound largemouth he caught Monday on a ½-ounce green-pumpkin JaKKed Baits jig and Strike King green-pumpkin trailer while fishing Mill Creek with his clients.<br />

Texas guide catches third Toledo Bend lunker this spring

Orange’s Jason Courville reeled in 11.02-pounder Monday in Mill Creek
April 18 at 10:09am
Presenting multiple lures into a single bed can increase your chances of making a bass bite.

Load up a bed with lures and get bit

Spawning bass can’t stand multiple baits resting in their beds for very long
April 18 at 6:00am

Two cited for shrimping during closed season in St. Bernard Parish

Incident occurred in Bay Eloi, LDWF says
April 17 at 4:25pm
Matt Campbell shows off the 11.2-pound bass he caught in San Miguel on Toledo Bend on Sunday, March 26. The big fish bit a watermelon red Mister Twister creature bait in the shallows along a point.

Toledo Bend gives up 11.2-pound largemouth in San Miguel

Campbell used Mister Twister creature bait to catch his largest bass ever
April 17 at 3:41pm
David Thibodaux shows you how to carve 'em up right.

Filet a trout in seconds flat

The easiest way to clean a trout
April 17 at 11:23am
Capt. Lee Daughdrill displays the huge 29 ½-inch, 9.2-pound speckled trout he caught in Big Lake on Tuesday. <br />

Guide scores on 9.2-pound Big Lake trout

Capt. Lee Daughdrill caught monster speck in West Cove on a 5-inch ruby red Slick Lure
April 13 at 3:50pm
Erin Brown, with Vanishing Paradise, shows off one of her first speckled trout this spring during a trip on the west side of the Mississippi River out of Buras Wednesday morning in Bastian Bay.

Short boat ride yields specks, reds out of Buras

But rising river means trout will be heading to more traditional summer spots, guide says
April 13 at 11:05am
Ted Samanie of Schriever reeled in this monster 29-inch speck on Friday, March 31 in Pointe-aux-Chenes. His decision to keep it and eat it upset many anglers, who felt the fish should have been released — or at least mounted if kept.

10-pound speck: Ice it down — or let it go?

LDWF biologist discusses trout size, spawning information
April 13 at 8:17am