Fishing

If you get snagged when you’re fishing with braid, reel in and pull the line away from the rod and let it snap back down. Braid doesn’t stretch, so there’s a chance the shock could travel down the line and free your hook.

Use “bow and arrow trick” to free snagged hook

Technique effective when hung on oyster shells, guide says
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Sulphur man arrested for allegedly guiding without a license

Fontenot cited for booking 87 trips without a license, LDWF says
October 17 at 3:30pm
If the Mississippi River level drops enough, a saltwater wedge typically moves in each fall, bringing with it redfish and speckled trout that come in to feast on the abundant bait there.

Mississippi River level key for October Buras bite

Specks, reds ride saltwater wedge in if river drops low enough, guide says
October 17 at 11:00am
Capt. Rory Rorison with a nice fall Hopedale speckled trout.

Targeting transition trout out of Hopedale

Catching specks and reds “in the in-between”
October 17 at 10:51am

LDWF agent rescues two Belle Chasse teens swamped in Lake Salvador

Boat capsized after taking on water, LDWF says
October 16 at 9:44am
Construction of CCA Louisiana's new 10-acre Vincent Matherne Reef in southwestern Lake Pontchartrain is set to begin Monday, Oct. 16.

CCA Louisiana to build new reef in southwestern Lake Pontchartrain

Construction on Matherne’s Reef to begin Monday, Oct. 16
October 13 at 1:55pm
Capt. Bill Lake said October is prime time to double up on specks in Lake Mechant.

Slaying specks in Lake Mechant

Guide shares four trout hotspots
October 12 at 3:49pm
This photo shows various magneto, holy joely and ultraviolet Matrix Shad that had lost their original colors transitioning back to like-new condition after being exposed to sunlight for several hours.

Revitalize faded soft plastics

Exposure to sunlight will have them looking good as new
October 12 at 3:04pm

Agents cite two men for alleged Highway 1 fishing violations

Both had undersized speckled trout, LDWF says
October 12 at 3:00pm

LDWF works multiple shrimping violations cases on Rockefeller

Cast netters on the refuge are not allowed to sell their catch, LDWF says
October 10 at 7:46pm
Troy Amy of New Iberia caught this 7.85-pound speckled trout while fishing a few years ago in Vermilion Bay. He said the trout fishing out of Cypremort Point should start heating up in inside waters as the weather cools.

Vermilion Bay’s best October options

Will specks actually make it inside this year?
October 09 at 7:29pm

Kayak accident leaves one dead in Rapides Parish

Alexandria man died in Lake Buhlow Thursday, LDWF says
October 06 at 4:42pm
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff

Video: How to catch more fish with Rat-L-Traps

Alter lure for use around hard structure
October 05 at 9:15am