Fishing

James Bryan, left, poses with the STAR-tagged redfish he caught Saturday morning in the Central Rig Facility in Breton Sound. Bryan is a Louisiana Sportsman subscriber, and will claim a $10,000 bonus prize in addition to the new boat, motor and trailer.

Sportsman subscriber lands STAR-tagged redfish in Breton Sound

Metairie angler in line for 21-foot NauticStar — plus $10,000 magazine bonus
9 hours ago
Huk's Thomas deOgburn, left, and Chris Ellis show off a nice yellowfin tuna caught during a trip out of Venice last week aboard Mexican Gulf Fishing Company Capt. Zach Lewis' 37-foot Freeman.

Tuna time out of Venice

Yellowfin crushing live bait in clean water offshore, guide says
19 hours ago

Buras man arrested for alleged shrimping violations, battery on an officer

Incident occurred in Bastian Bay on Aug. 15, LDWF says
19 hours ago
Allen Crawford helped bag more than 130 bream in the Basin Monday by using a jig pole and crickets, and working the banks.

Basin bream are swarming

Covering water until beds are located results in big catches
August 15 at 2:54pm
Big redfish can be found by anglers who keep their eyes out for movement along the banks for movement, according to Capt. Kory Matherne.

Bank on Lafitte redfish this month

Forget about trout — for now
August 14 at 3:03pm
When the trout are deep, Capt. Jeff Poe said they don’t pay much attention to the boat, so he likes to be fairly close to the rocks.

Cameron jetties are a magnet for fish

These rocks are a great place to catch a cooler full of fish
August 14 at 1:39pm
Capt. Nash Roberts puts clients on nice speckled trout this time of year.

Bite not always early at Buras

Check the tides before beach fishing
August 14 at 1:30pm
Kade Roberts with a 15-pound D’Arbonne catfish.

It’s catfish time on Lake D'Arbonne

Flats near the main river channel especially productive
August 14 at 1:25pm
The Paycheck Baits Nose Job gives any worm or swimbait a different action.

Give your plastics a nose job

A more erratic action can spur bites from more fish
August 14 at 10:49am
Sometimes a few tweaks are needed to increase your hookup ratio on swimbaits. The top bait is a factory Live Target Mullet Swimbait. The bottom one has the dorsal fin removed to expose the hook, and an added treble on the bottom.

Land more fish with a stinger hook

Sometimes all you need to turn bites into landed fish is another hook
August 14 at 10:40am
Louisiana waters will be off limits to Elite Series anglers at next spring's event on the Sabine River because of uncertainty over public access and lack of clear signage alerting anglers to private property, according to Bassmaster.

Louisiana waters off limits for 2018 Sabine Elite Series tournament

No tournaments will be scheduled in Atchafalaya Basin for same reason, B.A.S.S. says
August 11 at 10:12am
Louisiana red snapper anglers planning Gulf trips this weekend have been given the green light by the LDWF. Updated harvest figures reveal about 275,000 pounds remain on the table before the state's self-imposed 2017 quota is met.

LDWF: Another green light for red snapper trips this weekend

Labor Day ending date looks more and more likely
August 10 at 4:22pm
Drew Carlin, of Lafayette, poses with the STAR-tagged redfish he caught Wednesday afternoon on Marsh Island — just hours after registering for the tournament. Pending a polygraph, Carlin will win a 21-foot NauticStar complete with motor and trailer.

Lafayette angler reels in STAR-tagged redfish on Marsh Island, wins NauticStar

Fish caught less than four hours after angler registered for tournament
August 10 at 10:36am

Nine cited for alleged shrimping violations in Southeast Louisiana

Five separate vessels involved, LDWF says
August 09 at 5:47pm