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Bull reds likely will go a long way in determining who will win the Hobie Fishing Worlds 6 being contested this week out of Moran’s Marina. More than 40 anglers from almost 20 countries are scheduled to participate in the three-day event.

Port Fourchon set to host kayak world championship

More than 40 kayak anglers from almost 20 countries will descend upon Lafourche Parish this week to compete in the 2016 Hobie Fishing World Championship from Moran’s Marina in Port Fourchon.

13 hours ago
Capt. Mike Gallo said action at The Castle should be hot as long as mild weather prevails.

Castle crowds

Capt. Mike Gallo (504-259-3474) idled his bay boat through the crowd anchored around the big rock pile near Violet formerly known as “The Castle.”

16 hours ago
Heath Clement poses with a 14-point buck he had nicknamed Handlebars after arrowing it on Oct. 26 on Hogue Island in East Carroll Parish. Note in the photo that the right G2

Big 14-point nicknamed ‘Handlebars’ arrowed on Hogue Island

It’s not often that a hunter who shoots a 170-class deer gets more excited to find a 6-inch piece of antler than the actual animal itself, but that’s exactly what happened with Heath Clement and a unique Hogue Island buck nicknamed “Handlebars.”

17 hours ago

Raceland man cited for alleged deer violations

A 53-year-old Raceland man was cited last weekend for alleged deer violations by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in Lafourche Parish.

December 02 at 3:06pm
Chris Evans shows off the 12-point he shot from 420 yards on Wednesday, Nov. 30, near Port Hudson in East Baton Rouge Parish. The buck's rack tallied 42 inches in circumference measurements, and green-scored 150 inches.

Port Hudson hunter downs heavy-horned 12-point from 420 yards

Chris Evans is moving to a new house near Jackson, leaving behind a 40-acre tract of family land near Port Hudson where he’s done a lot of deer hunting over the years.

December 02 at 11:40am
Essie Maricle shows off the big 8-point she shot on Richard K. Yancey WMA in Concordia Parish on Nov. 26. The big buck sported a rack with a 22-inch inside spread, and green-scored 148 4/8 inches.

Big 8-point goes down on Richard K. Yancey WMA

Essie Maricle has had not one, but both, knees replaced. However, surgery hasn’t slowed her down a bit — especially when it comes to deer hunting.

December 02 at 8:51am
Six Louisiana anglers are scheduled to compete in the 11-stop 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series trail starting next February on Lake Cherokee in Tennessee.

2017 Bassmaster Elite Series includes six Louisiana anglers

When the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series kicks off next February at Lake Cherokee in Tennessee, 111 anglers will be in the field — including six from Louisiana.

December 01 at 2:50pm
Stephen Mitchell of Jena displays a Ouachita River largemouth taken off a submerged sandbar with a Carolina-rigged Zoom Super Fluke.<br />

Ouachita River offers largemouths, white bass and spots

High pressure, bluebird skies and temperatures in the lower 40s can threaten any angler’s frustration threshold.

When even a mild cool front arrives, bass often get lockjaw, leaving many anglers regretting getting out of bed early in the morning.

But Louisiana’s river systems – especially the Ouachita River - often seem to defy that old fishing truism. 

December 01 at 10:30am
The TAG Louisiana program, a study that uses volunteers to both tag fish and report recaptures, is being axed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries because the department says it isn't delivering useful information to biologists.

LDWF to axe TAG Louisiana program

In the wake of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ move to axe the popular TAG Louisiana program, the executive director of Coastal Conservation Association - Louisiana sent out a strong email Wednesday critical of the decision, hinting the move was a political one to punish CCA.

December 01 at 9:25am
St. Martinville's Gregg Durand poses with 15-point Caldwell Parish buck he shot near Columbia on Nov. 25. The big buck green-scored 174 2/8 inches B&C at The Spotted Dog.

St. Martinville hunter nails 170-class Caldwell Parish buck

When Gregg Durand pulled into The Spotted Dog in Columbia on the day after Thanksgiving, he wasn’t looking for any awesome Black Friday deals — he was simply trying to get a green score on a thick-horned Caldwell Parish buck he’d just shot. 

November 30 at 4:06pm
Brittany Kuhn caught this speckled trout while fishing with Capt. Charlie Thomason.

Hard-plastic Hopedale trout

There’s no doubt that a popping cork with a soft-plastic underneath is a deadly way to catch a boatload of speckled trout — particularly in the fall when fish are gorging on white shrimp.

November 30 at 11:03am
Chris Ebarb, of Natchitoches, poses with the big 16-point buck he shot near Ajax on Nov. 6. Ebarb had never even seen trail cam pics of the buck, which green-scored 169 ⅝ inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Palmated 16-point goes down in Natchitoches Parish

Until a heavy-horned Natchitoches Parish buck stepped out into a shooting lane on his 1,500-acre lease near Ajax, Chris Ebarb never knew the deer even existed.

November 30 at 10:28am

Swamp tour airboat and mud boat collide in Lafourche Parish; one dead

A 35-year-old Des Allemands man died Monday afternoon when the mud boat he was operating struck a swamp tour airboat near Mud Lake in Bayou Des Allemands, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

November 29 at 4:18pm
Hayden Cassels, of Monterey, shows off the giant Concordia Parish 12-pointer he shot on Nov. 19. The buck grossed 190 6/8 inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop,  good enough now for 1st place in both the Men's and Largest Louisiana categories.

ULM junior drops hammer 190-class buck in Concordia Parish

Hayden Cassels spent most of last season and all of this year bowhunting for a big, heavy-horned  Concordia Parish buck he’d seen in trail cam footage on the 1,000 acres of private land he hunts near Monterey.

November 29 at 3:55pm