Fishing

How to find fish in unfamiliar marsh

Marsh Man Masson explores new area
9 hours ago
The CCA Louisiana STAR tournament, which once again features 100 tagged reds, cranks up on Saturday, May 26 and runs through Labor Day. Some rules have been changed this year, so check out the STAR's website for complete details.

2018 CCA STAR set to crank up Memorial Day weekend

$10,000 Louisiana Sportsman bonus prize is back!
9 hours ago
A bill that would have increased many state residents' hunting and fishing license fees failed in the Louisiana House Monday afternoon by 16 votes. It's not clear yet if the bill will be reconsidered during this legislative session.

LDWF’s fishing/hunting license fee increase bill fails in House

Measure falls 16 votes short of passage Monday afternoon
19 hours ago
Brian Dean, of Dallas, Texas, reeled in this 7-pound speckled trout Monday fishing the rocks at Southwest Pass with Capt. Brandon Carter. Dean also caught a 6-pound trout, both on magneto Matrix Shad in about 15 feet of water.

When wind allows, ‘big time’ trout bite on in Venice

Angler land 6-, 7-pound specks Monday at Southwest Pass
Yesterday at 4:54pm
It turns out those predator eyes of a speckled trout can discern a pretty wide range of color, including violet, green and red.

Inshore Insights: Can speckled trout see color?

Or are all those lure colors out there designed to catch you - and not the fish?
April 20 at 1:54pm
Using high-vis line, and keeping a close eye on where the line enters the water, is a great way to detect speckled trout bites in deeper water.

Top 3 tips to detect a bite

Great advice to put more fish in the boat
April 20 at 12:54pm

Pool Test: Which creature bait looks best underwater?

Marsh Man Masson gives scores to some of the most popular.
April 19 at 7:30am

St. Martinville man dies in boating incident near Lake Fausse Point

Victim didn’t return home from Tuesday fishing trip, LDWF says
April 18 at 4:55pm
Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife cited two men in Empire Tuesday for possessing 103 speckled trout after they allegedly caught a morning limit, brought those fish to their camp, and then returned to the water to continue fishing.

Duo busted with 103 specks in Empire

Suspects admitted to catching a morning limit, returning to their camp and then continuing to fish, LDWF says
April 18 at 2:51pm
By a vote of 59 to 37, the Louisiana House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon killed HB 391, which would have granted public access to the state's tidal waters.

Water-access bill fails in House

Legislators kill bill by a 59-37 vote after lengthy debate
April 17 at 7:52pm

Marsh Man Masson scores personal best bass on Tchefuncte

Fishing trips don't start much better than this one
April 17 at 9:03am
If you're lucky enough to get invited on a fishing trip, show up on time, at least offer to cover some of the expenses and be prepared to keep fishing for at least as long as your host.

Top 3 tips when you get invited for a fishing trip

Do these, and you just might get asked back again
April 16 at 11:49am
Sometimes altering your retrieve or changing your technique will convince fish just following your lure to finally strike.

Inshore insights: Closing the deal

How to convince fish just following your lure to actually strike
April 16 at 10:58am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Big speckled trout on world's longest artificial reef

Thick fish crowd stanchions of Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.
April 13 at 4:50pm