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Cindy Gardner helped keep the womenís tally high with the beautiful fish she kept reeling in. Wrecked!
1822 Views - Posted: June 29, 2009 at 9:10 am
It started with a casual greeting just before daylight recently when I bumped into Capt. Charlie Thomason at the dock of Blackie Campoís Marina in Shell Beach. We were both standing in the live bait line, and eager to get under way.

Greg Hackney recommends fishing a spinnerbait with plenty of thump this month. Cross Lake hot for February bass
5140 Views - Posted: February 03, 2009 at 9:39 am
This month, Iíll be fishing Cross Lake near Shreveport for two very good reasons.

Capt. Mike Gallo follows signs of bait activity in the water to lead him to hot redfish action. Autumn Oasis
1664 Views - Posted: September 23, 2008 at 12:49 pm
Forty miles to the east of New Orleans in upper St. Bernard Parish lies a vast 40,000-acre swath of marshland known technically as the Biloxi Wildlife Management Area. The locals call it either the Louisiana Marsh or the Biloxi Marsh, but whatever you call it, the fringe lakes and bays produce some great speckled trout and redfish action this month.

Rebounding and Recovering Rebounding and Recovering
3748 Views - Posted: August 22, 2007 at 12:27 pm
Going on two years after Hurricane Katrina, fishing in the Amite and Tickfaw river basins is still in recovery mode ó notwithstanding a countryside fish-restocking scheme set in motion by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries even while department personnel were heroically engaged in search-and-rescue missions in flood-stricken New Orleans.

The big cats get all the glory, but itís the smaller fish that anglers fight over at the dinner table. Cat Food
2197 Views - Posted: May 22, 2007 at 3:36 pm
Sometimes the best way to stay unnoticed is to go along quietly, minding your own business right in front of everybody.

The Shaky Head technique is sweeping across the South because it produces bass in the toughest fishing conditions. All Shook Up
1790 Views - Posted: March 21, 2007 at 2:26 pm
Whether you like fishing tournaments or not, you canít argue that they are the proving grounds for all the latest and greatest tackle in your box. Fishing tournaments are also the testing grounds for new techniques and tactics that eventually sweep their way across the nation.

Max Johnson of Baton Rouge helped fill a basket with that nightís dinner during a bream-fishing trip along the bank of Lincoln Parish Park. Bank-Bound Stringers
18998 Views - Posted: November 27, 2006 at 2:51 pm
James Waldon loves to fish, but, alas, he doesnít own a boat. Before you begin feeling sorry for Waldon, a 67-year-old retiree from Louisiana Tech who lives in Ruston, his dilemma is not the same as if he loved to hunt but didnít own a firearm.

Eddie Shaw (left) and Jeff Pate show the quality of bass that crowded Cross Lake holds. Cross Examination
3450 Views - Posted: June 20, 2006 at 3:06 pm
EDITORíS NOTE: This is the seventh installment in a 12-part series exploring the best bass-fishing areas in the Bayou State.

Redfish prowl these stumps along the Dike Canal. Audibert usually makes a few passes here on his way back in after limiting on trout. Always Faithful
4883 Views - Posted: March 31, 2006 at 3:00 pm
St. Bernardís Bayou Bienvenue has long provided access to a vast fishing area favored by many local anglers.

For years, catfish were scorned as trash fish, but now theyíre highly prized for their fierce fights and delicious fillets. Louisianaís Mascot
3488 Views - Posted: March 31, 2006 at 3:00 pm
Iíve done a bit of snooping around the Louisiana High School Athletic Association records, and quite frankly, Iím a tad disappointed. Louisiana athletic programs have picked a wide array of mascots to represent their teams, but there is one that is sorely missing.

Big redfish have been hitting along with trout at the Rigolets bridge. Rigolets Right For Waiting Out Pontchartrain
6319 Views - Posted: March 03, 2006 at 3:00 pm
Captain Greg Schlumbrecht of To Fish Charters expects the HWY 11 and the Train Bridges across Lake Pontchartrain to explode with giant speckled trout just any day now. However, in the meantime, heís catching enough specks and reds in the Rigolets to make his wait a little more tolerable.

Meraux Food Store was long a popular meeting spot in pre-dawn hours for anglers heading to St. Bernard and Plaquemines parish ports. The building was destroyed in Katrina. Formerly Known as Delacroix
1894 Views - Posted: November 24, 2005 at 2:30 pm
No one can deny itís Larry Freyís name on the deed.
But he doesnít own this land.

Brennan Head pulled this redfish out of a school that has drawn the attention of John McQueen.

Living (DU)large
1556 Views - Posted: October 19, 2005 at 11:25 am
Heaven for Brennan Head feels a lot like hell.

When the rest of South Louisiana is perspiring at leisure and debating the feasibility of cooking breakfast on the sidewalk, Head is smiling.

Outdoorsmen who hunt in the Biloxi Marsh often round out the day catching reds in the adjacent Louisiana Marsh.

Red State
2137 Views - Posted: July 01, 2005 at 2:14 pm
The first day of the 2004 Redfish Tour Open Championship was fishing about how most everybody had scouted it.

The tremendous amount of water pushed into the Hopedale/Delacroix marsh had brought in plenty of fish, but had seemingly emptied it of the 8- to 10-pound fish needed to finish highly.

A run to Venice was no sure thing either, with most of the delta still a muddy mess from the glancing blow from Ivan.

Chad Dufrene and I scratched through a very long first day to weigh two very average fish, enough to be in striking distance of one of five invites to the Pro Championship awarded to the top finishing teams, but our numbers of fish seen, much less caught, dictated a different plan.

Paradise Parks Paradise Parks
2060 Views - Posted: March 24, 2005 at 12:25 pm
Spring is here, and with it comes the bass spawn.

That means anglers across the state are looking for places to catch sows holed up to lay eggs.

Many of those fishermen will head to Toledo Bend, but there are some other great lakes in the state that offer quality springtime bassing opportunities.

And for the traveling angler, there are some wonderful state parks from which to access this fishing.

Here are five of the best state-park lakes Louisiana has to offer, along with tips on how to rack up.

Robichaux still catches fish on plastics, but he said live bait is becoming more and more important as the islands wash away. Schoolís In
2301 Views - Posted: August 04, 2004 at 11:20 am
The morning had barely begun, but Capt. Troy Robichaux already was speeding across Lake Raccourci with one eye glued to his GPS.