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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.
October 19, 2005 at 11:25 am

Red State

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.
July 01, 2005 at 2:14 pm

Paradise Parks

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.Read More...
March 24, 2005 at 12:25 pm

School’s In

The morning had barely begun, but Capt. Troy Robichaux already was speeding across Lake Raccourci with one eye glued to his GPS.Read More...
August 04, 2004 at 11:20 am

Marsh Maggots

“You're not going to believe this,” said Bryce Michel as we sped across Lake Decade. “I don't know how much they told you about this deal, but it really is unbelievable.”

Strong words from someone I'd met just minutes before at Falgout Canal in the southern Terrebonne Parish fishing village known as Theriot. And even more pronounced since the subject was a bait used to catch Louisiana's smallest, though arguably most popular, game fish.Read More...
July 30, 2003 at 11:00 am

Sashay of the Senko

I picked up the phone and politely said hello. The caller didn’t have time for such pleasantries. Instead, he began panting something into the phone.Read More...
April 30, 2003 at 9:24 am

Lure of Louisiana

Larry Nixon walked away with the winner’s trophy and first-place check at the conclusion of the B.A.S.S. Louisiana Invitational at Lake Bistineau Feb. 17-19, 1982. Little did he, or anybody else for that matter, know that B.A.S.S. would not return to Louisiana for 16 long years.Read More...
April 10, 2002 at 10:48 am