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Speckled trout action couldn't be much better right now. Just ask Renee Brazzel, who caught this 7-pounder during a recent trip out of Venice with Capt. Brandon Carter.Read More...
July 24, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Hey buddy, can you keep a Secret?

“The Secret” is out: Redfish can’t hide from the H&H Lure Co. spoon designed mostly by a Metairie outdoorsman who specializes in sporting goods and racks up redfish after redfish on the FLW Redfish Tour.Read More...
July 24, 2008 at 11:59 am

Bull-red run corresponds with spawn

Beginning in August and extending into October is the annual “bull-red run.” During this time, most of Louisiana’s passes and channels into the Gulf of Mexico will witness the twinkling of lights from anglers’ boats as they fish the nighttime hours for the bronze-skinned, heavyweight sluggers.Read More...
July 24, 2008 at 11:38 am

Scratching that Redfish Itch

In one fluid motion, I made a cast toward the little trenasse that emptied into the canal we were fishing, located just past the mouth of Mosquito Bayou on the northeast side of Mosquito Bay.

Also in fluid motion, I raised my leg in crane-like fashion, and used the top of my foot to itch whatever decided to bite the back of my calf while I wasn’t looking. Read More...
July 24, 2008 at 11:25 am

Huey, Johnny and Eugene

Huey Olivier’s well-equipped World Cat left Cypremort Point shortly after sunrise more than ready for a day of catching big speckled trout at close-in oilfield rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.Read More...
July 24, 2008 at 10:46 am

Rocks in your Head?

I’m going to let you in on what may be the poorest-kept secret of the summer: The rocks at the end of the MRGO are on fire, and they have been for the whole summer.

Speckled trout are plentiful all along both sides of the jetties, and redfish, sheepshead and big croakers aren’t in short supply either. I have to admit a certain reluctance in even writing this, because the area is where I’ve been fishing, and there’s already plenty of company out there.Read More...
July 24, 2008 at 9:43 am

Flounder bite unusually good in Calcasieu’s Ship Channel

Folks may not be thinking too much about flounder right here in the middle of the summer, but a recent trip I made with Captain Jeff Poe of Big Lake Guide Service (337-598-3268) and his son Nick proved to all of us that keeping an open mind can fill your cooler with lots of flat fish while the sun sizzles overhead.Read More...
June 27, 2008 at 10:20 am

Block Bingo

Like a hyperactive schoolboy at recess, 66-year-old Danny Womack positioned his bay boat stern end to the rig, while instructing me to drop the anchor.Read More...
June 24, 2008 at 4:19 pm

The Meat Rigs

Imagine that you are fishing a coastal lake and there is only one oyster reef smack dab in the middle of it — no cuts, no canals, no points, just that one solitary reef.Read More...
June 24, 2008 at 2:13 pm

Passion for Plastic

Most people try to escape the corporate world by going fishing. Unfortunately, many in the fishing world are finding it becoming more and more like the corporate world every day.Read More...
June 24, 2008 at 1:30 pm

Paint it Black!

This was a brutal spring for anglers, guides and marina operators in Southeast Louisiana.Read More...
June 24, 2008 at 12:24 pm

Eventful Evenings

Normally, I don’t like receiving personal phone calls at work. I know that concept seems foreign today, since you’re probably standing in line right now waiting on a cashier to hang up so she can check you out.Read More...
June 24, 2008 at 10:00 am

Trout slamming tandem rigs at Ship Shoal

125, 125, and 75… that’s the count for Captain Marty LaCoste of Absolute Fishing Charters (985-856-4477) the last three days. Speckled trout have invaded the nearshore rigs below Bayou DuLarge big time in the last week or so, and anglers are catching them two at a time.Read More...
May 30, 2008 at 11:57 am

Down and Dirty

You could’ve read a newspaper, the moon was so bright.Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Grande action awaits Big Easy angler

What could be finer than bank fishing on a sunny, mild spring day, listening to the sound of a jazz band playing nearby, and getting lots of rod-bending action on a three-weight rod?Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 11:46 am

Flourishing Fourchon

I have to admit that my recent drive down Highway 1 and then along Fourchon Road was eye-opening.Read More...
May 21, 2008 at 11:19 am