|Sabine River offers Elite Series pros plenty of options, local angler says
March 08 at 6:30 am
Sulphur bass angler Barry Celestine said he’s talked with several professional anglers about the upcoming Sabine River stop of the Bassmaster Elite Series, ad he’s told them all the same there — there are plenty of fish in the river to win the event.
“I think it’ll take 12 pounds a day,” Celestine said. “I had 9 pounds this last weekend — and the water conditions were horrible.”
|Turkey-hunting expert provides tips for success
March 07 at 5:00 pm
Turkey season kicks off March 23, and hunters should expect to find more turkeys in the woods, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries said.
That’s because the turkey hatch last spring was generally up from 2011 throughout the state, with the exception of the Atchafalaya River and lower Mississippi River delta regions, LDWF’s Jimmy Stafford said.
|Bass fishing in Bayous Liberty, Bonfouca on even if fronts limit saltwater options
March 05 at 10:04 am
The weather in the past few weeks has been sporadic, to say the least. Three days of wind and rain followed by a couple of days of beautiful but cold skies has been the norm.
So Slidell's Bryan Marshall has been bass fishing right behind his house in Bayous Liberty and Bonfouca for the past few weeks because the weather has not permitted for him to do much saltwater fishing farther south.
|Rockefeller research lab to be rebuilt with FEMA money
March 05 at 9:51 am
A Southwest Louisiana research lab destroyed during Hurricane Rita will be rebuilt with federal funds, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today.
FEMA will invest more than $1 million in the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge Fish Lab and Fish Lab Complex, the agency reported.
|Offshore fishing guide stripped of charter captain's license
March 01 at 1:17 pm
A Venice offshore guide was stripped Wednesday of his charter-captain's licenses for the rest of 2013 after pleading guilty to harvesting an out-of-season bluefin tuna last year, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries reported.
|Remington, Ruger top rifle purchases in 2012
February 28 at 6:30 am
Remington and Ruger were the most-popular rifle brands in 2012, while Remington held the top spot in the shotgun category, according to a survey of hunters and shooters.
|Marksville man arrested for killing black bear in Avoyelles Parish.
February 27 at 6:30 am
A 30-year-old Marksville man was arrested Monday (Feb. 25) in connection with the killing of a black bear in Avoyelles Parish back in November, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries reported.
Derek P. Sayer, 30, was booked into the Avoyelles Parish Jail on counts for his alleged role in killing the black bear, the LDWF said.
|2013 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest set for March 15-17
February 26 at 10:37 am
The Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest is back, and it's set to be bigger than ever.
This year's contest is set for March 15-17 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.
|Fish deep in the mornings, shallow in the afternoons for Cocodrie trout
February 26 at 6:30 am
Trout have been sparsely distributed throughout the marshes, bayous and lakes of South Louisiana for the past few weeks. Madison Bay and Lake Bordeaux out of Chauvin haven't been exceptions to this transitionary period.
According to Capt. Scott Walker, cooler water temperatures have caused the fish to stay in deeper water early in the mornings before moving toward shallower flats and oyster reefs in the afternoon.
|Pace of Louisiana's coastal erosion quickening, study shows
February 25 at 6:45 am
Stunning new data not yet publicly released shows Louisiana losing its battle with rising seas much more quickly than even the most pessimistic studies have predicted to date.
While state officials continue to argue over restoration projects to save the state’s sinking, crumbling coast, top researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have concluded that Louisiana is in line for the highest rate of sea-level rise “on the planet.” * Indeed, the water is rising so fast that some coastal restoration projects could be obsolete before they are completed, the officials said.
|2013 Bassmaster Classic title goes to Mississippi's Cliff Pace
February 24 at 8:14 pm
Mississippi's Cliff Pace claimed the title of Bassmaster Classic champion today, even though he came one fish short of his five-fish limit.
His three-day total of 54 pounds, 12 ounces earned him the trophy and a $500,000 paycheck.
|Mississippi's Pace claims sole possession of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic lead on the second day
February 23 at 8:28 pm
A consistent Cliff Pace of Petal, Miss., not only kept his first-day lead in the Bassmaster Classic presented by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, he pulled away from the pack by 7 pounds in the second day of competition for $500,000 and the biggest trophy of pro bass fishing.
Pace shook off the angler who tied him for the lead Friday, Michael Iaconelli of Pittsgrove, N.J.
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