Fishing

Capt. Jonathan Sanchez with a hefty Breton Sound speckled trout.

How to beat the September slump

Trout and reds aplenty — even in a transition month
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Big speckled trout like this one smash topwater lures this time of year, according to Capt. Theophile Bourgeois.

Bust out the old GPS in Lafitte

Knowing where land once was will help you catch fish now
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Tip leads to oyster citations in Terrebonne Parish

81 sacks of oysters seized near Bayou Dularge Thursday, LDWF says
September 15 at 1:29pm
Crappie can’t avoid Terry Blankenship just because it’s summer and they’re deep.

Top 7 tips for catching slabs in brush

Pro angler lends his expertise for catching late-summer crappie around deep cover
September 15 at 6:00am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin suggests targeting smaller rigs and structures for cobia, and making sure you keep your lure moving when sight casting to fish near the surface. Don’t stop if the fish charges, or it could very well lose interest.

Cobia 101: Tips to hook up with lemon fish

Target smaller rigs, keep lures moving when sight-fishing, guide says
September 14 at 6:00am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin says it's vital to keep reeling when a cobia is charging your lure — don't stop the jig as the fish approaches, or it could lose interest.

Cobia 101: Tips to hook up with lemonfish

Target smaller rigs, keep lures moving when sight-fishing, guide says
September 12 at 1:40pm

Proposal would remove bass slot limit on Caney Creek Reservoir

Catch and release reduces impact of length limit regulations, LDWF says
September 08 at 9:50am
Tricia Hollis and Dr. Nick Rauber of Swollfest (center) and Swollfest supporter Jerry Copeland (left) presented a $250,000 check to Our Lady of the Lake Foundation team at the 20th annual Swollfest Fishing Rodeo held last June in Grand Isle.

Swollfest pledges $500,000 to Baton Rouge children’s hospital

New cafeteria to be named after fishing rodeo at Our Lady of the Lake
September 06 at 6:03pm

Four cited for alleged illegal oyster harvest

Investigation took place east of Tidewater Canal in Lafourche Parish, LDWF says
September 06 at 5:08pm
Capt. Keith Bergeron uses whole crabs when his clients target bull reds, but breaks off the crab's claws and the two points on its shell to make it easier for the redfish to swallow.

Bull red action heats up on Grand Isle

Guide details how he hooks whole crabs to target big bulls
September 05 at 5:01pm
Absolute Charters' Capt. Marty LaCoste was catching trout two at a time early Sept. 5 along the banks of the Louisiana coast south of Dularge.

Follow the coast for fire-hot trout fishing, Dularge fishing guide says

Hurricane Harvey storm surge pushed in shrimp, making fishing easy
September 05 at 9:58am
Louisiana's offshore anglers will be able to target red snapper all the way through Labor Day, Sept. 4, after harvest estimates indicate the state's 1.04-million-pound self-imposed quota wasn't reached during the 39-day extended season.

Red snapper fishing to continue through Labor Day weekend

LA Creel harvest estimates allow for completion of 39-day extended season, LDWF says
August 31 at 6:17pm
Water is roaring through the Toledo Bend dam as remnants of Hurricane Harvey flooded the lake. Two nearby reservoir dams also are threatened by massive runoff.

Dams at Vernon and Anacoco threatened by rising waters, Vernon Parish sheriff says

More water released from Toledo Bend, flooding downstream residents
August 31 at 10:11am
Darren Sexton caught this 11.6-pound bass Aug. 18 while fishing on Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge.

Brothers catch pair of 11-pounders from Lacassine NWR

Trophy catches come 11 days apart
August 30 at 5:17pm