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Catfish lurk in the shadows of large structures like boats, docks and bridges where they hide and ambush prey. Kayak anglers tucked into these areas and used a sliding cork to get the bait near the hull of this anchored boat.

Bayou catfishing

Catching really big fish — in a really small boat
Yesterday at 9:00am
Robyn Bordelon drifted a chunk of mullet just above the bottom to catch this nice cat. Balloons or sliding corks work great to keep the bait off the bottom and free from snags as it moves with the current.

January’s Best Bets

Yesterday at 9:00am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Part 2 of one-boat fish-off

Mid-day lull broken by fast bite
January 17 at 11:25am
When targeting big reds under birds in Lake Pontchartrain, time is of the essence — so don’t approach them like you would a school of specks. Move into casting distance quickly when you see a bird dive, throw to that spot and then prepare for battle.

Be aggressive when targeting Lake Pontchartrain reds under birds

Speedy approach trumps stealth, angler says
January 15 at 2:00pm

One boat, two friends. It's a FISH-OFF!

All-day competition results in hefty catches
January 15 at 11:49am
Ron Braud’s Stippled Poppers are as much artwork as they are functional lures.

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January 15 at 7:00am
Benjamin Page with Southwest Louisiana rice field ducks.

Little things that count — Late-season goose-hunting tactics

Geese are famous for being finicky. For staying just out of range, chuckling as hunters grind their teeth in frustration. But these guides know small adjustments can result in birds on the ground.
January 01 at 7:00am
Capt. Ross Montet likes cork rigs for winter marsh fishing, as he can keep a bait in the strike zone longer.

Delta winter hotspots

Winter in Southeast Louisiana is unpredictable - and so are the fish. Keep these tips in mind when you’re targeting specks and reds now out of Venice.
January 01 at 7:00am
Left unsecured, the dangling sinker on a drop-shot rig can create havoc with the rods around your center console — or worse yet, maybe ding some of the gelcoat on your boat.

Inshore insights: How to secure a drop-shot rig

A simple hair tie keeps the sinker cinched down tight
December 26, 2017 at 3:30pm

Marsh Man Masson video: The absolute best way to fillet speckled trout

Make quick work of a limit — and waste no meat in the process
December 19, 2017 at 9:09am
A double rig is an awesome way to load up on specks, but that second hook can cause issues if it's whipping around in the boat. Try this quick fix to secure a double rig on your next trip.

Inshore insights: Tying and securing a double rig

Great tip to keep that second hook under control during boat ride
December 18, 2017 at 9:49am
Dane Lyons, 9, shows off the redfish he caught while kayak fishing in Delacroix with his cousin Logan Anderson, and grandfather David Anderson.

December’s best bets

December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Large, open-water ponds provide lush feeding areas for waterfowl, but little natural vegetation besides roseau canes to camouflage hunters. Permanent blinds are prohibited on Delta National Wildlife Refuge.

Why hunt Delta National Wildlife Refuge?

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Perch float popper

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December 15, 2017 at 7:00am