Fishing

In 2003, nearly 1.2 million sacks of oysters were available for harvest in Big Lake. Today, according to CCA Louisiana, fewer than 100,000 sacks remain.

Legislation introduced to prohibit oyster dredging on Big Lake

Bill would limit oyster harvest to tonging only, CCA says
Yesterday at 1:17pm
Hop from point to point in your favorite bayou for the next few weeks, and you’re likely to catch trout most anglers cruise over — if you know the keys to getting bites.

The best springtime trout tactic

Deep bayou bends hold scads of specks right now
Yesterday at 8:53am
Beverly Rogers Brister shows off the 11.78-pound lunker largemouth she caught Tuesday in Lake D'Arbonne. The big bass bit a weedless frog during Brister's first-ever fishing trip in a kayak, and was later released back into the lake.

First-time kayaker lands 11-pound-plus bass on Lake D’Arbonne

Lunker bit weedless frog and was released back into the lake
April 27 at 4:00pm
CCA state president Kirk Seiber shows off one of the redfish that was tagged and released Wednesday near Cypremort Point for the 2017 STAR Tournament.

CCA’s STAR — featuring 100 tagged reds — kicks off in one month

Louisiana Sportsman puts up $10,000 bonus prize for first subscriber who catches tagged red
April 27 at 11:22am
The fish inhale the Berkley Rattle Shrimp this time of year, and it’s one of Capt. Tommy Pellegrin’s favorite lures.

Choosing the right speckled trout bait

Fish are starting to migrate to the outside islands this month
April 27 at 9:09am
Kaleb Richardson lays on top of the 835-pound bluefin tuna he reeled in Saturday afternoon near the Neptune platform about 120 miles southwest of Grand Isle. Pending certification, it could be the new No. 4-ranked bluefin in the Louisiana record books.

Lafayette 8th-grader lands potential Top 5 bluefin tuna in Green Canyon

Kaleb Richardson’s 835-pounder measured 113 inches — with an 86-inch girth
April 25 at 6:14pm
Guide David Darnsteadt holds up a giant speck from Calcasieu Lake.

Work the current for Calcasieu specks

Paddletails, grubs and topwaters will all perform
April 25 at 1:46pm
Speckled trout anglers out of Cocodrie have been catching solid fish pretty consistently this spring, according to Capt. Anthony Kyzar with Cajun Fishing & Hunting Charters.

Trout bite ‘busted wide open’ out of Cocodrie

Plastics, live shrimp and minnows all great methods to load up on specks, guide says
April 24 at 4:26pm

St. Bernard oysterman sentenced for Lake Robin violations

LDWF: Alfonso pled guilty to harvesting in polluted waters, license revoked for three years
April 24 at 1:38pm

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