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Scott Buxton flips or pitches Texas-rigged Tightlines UV-Craws for good fish in February and March.

Verret virtuoso — How to catch Lake Verret’s spawning bass

The Lake Verret system warms up early, ushering in spawning activity by the areas bass. Learn how this veteran tournament angler methodically works these waters to build heavy stringers.
February 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Freedom Charters’ Capt. Mike May says he’s caught some great trout under the birds this summer.

Biloxi Marsh mix-up — How to catch trout and redfish during August

When the oppressive heat of August beats down on the Louisiana coast, head to the upper Biloxi Marsh to catch specks and reds.
August 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Tim “Capt. Hook” Ursin Sr. likes to look for current lines around prominent points, where trout and reds show up in large numbers to ambush the bait flowing along with the tide.

Hooked! Fishing guide shares tips for trout success at Shell Beach, Hopedale

Shell Beach and Hopedale offer sensational fall speck action, and this old salt knows exactly how and where to catch them.
October 01, 2015 at 7:00am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will conduct a lottery to award alligator tags to the general public later this summer. Applications for the lottery must be postmarked by July 5, 2015, to be eligible for the random drawing.

LDWF announces 2015 alligator lottery hunts

Applications must be submitted by July 15; hunts will be conducted Aug. 26 - Oct. 1
May 13, 2015 at 3:29pm
The Blue Wave Pure Bay 2400 is the No. 1-selling 24-foot bay boat from Texas to Alabama, according to TIm Long. Blue Wave boats and guides will be featured on upcoming episodes of Sportsman TV.

Blue Wave joins Sportsman TV team

Family-owned Oklahoma bay boat company signs on as sponsor
April 21, 2015 at 3:20pm
When the temperature gets warm enough to start shedding jackets, you can bet February bass have moved up shallow looking for something to eat.

February resolve — Where to and how to catch bass this month

Yep, fishing this month can be just miserable. But it also can be the best time of the year to catch big bass. So here’s where you need to fish and how you can tie into some great fish.
February 01, 2015 at 7:00am
Slot limits are being rescinded on five lakes statewide effective Sunday, April 20, after LDWF biologists determined length regulations have not proven effective.

Black bass slot limit to be removed on five state lakes effective April 20

Length regulations haven't been effective, according to LDWF
April 11, 2014 at 11:28am
North Louisiana's population of salvinia weevils was drastically affected by this winter's severe temperatures, so scientists are working on developing a cold-tolerant weevil for the northern parishes of the state.

LDWF, LSU AgCenter search for cold-tolerant salvinia weevil for North Louisiana

Severe winter temps this year killed off bulk of weevil population in northern parishes
March 26, 2014 at 2:32pm
Bridges and other permanent structures in the park still bear WPA logos and marks.

The New Orleans City Park story

March 15, 2014 at 8:00am
Running a small mud boat allows Marty LaCoste access to shallow areas big boats just can’t reach.

Small-boat DuLarge — How to catch reds, specks with a mud boat

Bay boats are great plaforms from which to fish, but this DuLarge guide also has a mud boat on hand to reach trout and reds big-boat anglers can’t this month.
March 01, 2014 at 7:00am
Larger surplus brood stock Florida bass are released in Nantachie Lake on Monday. Fingerlings released later this spring as part of the state's annual stocking program will be about 2 inches long, or about double the size previously released.

LDWF releases Florida largemouth bass stocking priority list for 2014

Plans call for releasing fewer, but larger, fingerlings across the state later this spring
February 25, 2014 at 10:04am
Slot limits on six Louisiana lakes designed to produce lunkers like this one caught at Chicot Lake by user

Minimum size limit for bass should be dropped on six lakes, LDWF says

Regulations not working on Lake Rodemacher or Black Bayou, Chicot, Cross, Vernon and Spanish lakes, state biologist says
January 10, 2014 at 11:53am
If the winter remains mild to moderate, the speckled trout will be thick at Stump Lagoon throughout the month of January.

Stump jumping — Fishing hotspots for Stump Lagoon

If you’re looking to fill your boat with trout and reds, the Biloxi Marsh’s Stump Lagoon and its surrounding waters offer plenty of options.
January 01, 2014 at 7:00am