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August 04, 2004 at 12:23 pm

Obey Your Mother

Standing on the front deck of his Triton, his right foot resting on the gunwale, Capt. Andy Mnichowski had a look of consternation fixed on his face.Read More...
August 04, 2004 at 12:20 pm

After Dark Action

Speckled trout tend to settle into deeper, cooler water around outside rigs and structures, and many anglers choose to stay home rather than deal with the insects and the heat.Read More...
August 04, 2004 at 12:02 pm

Crowded Causeway

Venice was out of the question. Even Delacroix and Hopedale looked iffy. The dinner party was for 7 p.m., and I had to “help” get the house and yard presentable.Read More...
August 04, 2004 at 11:29 am

Beaches of Buras

According to Rule No. 4.2 of the Standardized World Rules for Pocket Billiards, all shots must be called.Read More...
August 04, 2004 at 11:23 am

Can’t Eat Just One

Two years of tough red snapper fishing have taken their toll on anglers who count the delectable dwellers of the deep among their favorites. Especially off of heavily pressured areas such as Grand Isle, offshore anglers are eager to use every advantage to land their share.Read More...
August 04, 2004 at 10:59 am

Treasure in the Pan

The immense, steel-sided tanker slithered through the dense fog as it made its approach to the mouth of Southwest Pass.Read More...
July 29, 2004 at 10:54 am

Spice up flies for Cajun Permit

The very first saltwater fish I ever caught was a sheepshead. When I was a young boy, my family would spend a week each summer in Gulf Shores, and my dad always brought a rod along. We’d head out to the docks with a few shrimp, just to see what would bite our line.Read More...
July 29, 2004 at 10:32 am

Ship Shoal Slammers

Three anglers admired the all-too-uncommon spectacle of a gently rolling half-foot open Gulf swell at the same time they readied their long Carolina-rigged leaders in anticipation for the captain to give the OK to drop baits to the bottom.Read More...
July 28, 2004 at 3:42 pm

Summertime, Seabrook and Specks

Capt. Eddie Adams (504-975-7902) met me at the Bonnabel Boat Launch just as daylight peeked over the eastern sky. I loaded my gear into his 22-foot Skeeter bay boat, and we headed toward Seabrook.Read More...
July 28, 2004 at 3:39 pm

A Sight To See

The captain pointed toward a slight undulation on the surface.Read More...
July 28, 2004 at 3:33 pm

The Young and the Restless

In his two books, The Helldivers Rodeo and The Hellpig Hunt, Louisiana Sportsman contributor Humberto Fontova makes a convincing case that the drive to harvest living creatures is still alive on some level in every human.Read More...
July 28, 2004 at 3:19 pm

Around the Horn

There is a stark contrast between the launches that get you to Acadiana's hottest speck, flounder and redfish action.Read More...
July 28, 2004 at 2:38 pm

Studley Dudley an easy-to-work plug

Speckled trout had better run and hide this summer because, if they don’t, a new topwater lure is sure to give them a mouthful of steel and hard plastic.Read More...
June 01, 2004 at 10:54 am

Boys of summer are on the beach

Summer’s here. Surf’s down, dudes!

As summer goes on, the surf along the entire Gulf of Mexico becomes more consistently calm. That is, until tropical storms enter the picture. Since that’s not likely until August, seize the days and make them count.Read More...
June 01, 2004 at 10:48 am

Close-in at Cocodrie

You don’t see many camps with hot-tubs. Leave it to Doc Fontaine. And it’s not like his camp wasn’t ritzy enough without it.

“Roughing it,” just ain’t in Doc’s vocabulary — not since he got out of medical school, anyway. That sleeping out on the sand atop a beer- and rum-soaked blanket with filthy sneakers for a pillow was fine for Spring Break of ‘79 in Panama City out back of a place called Spinnaker.Read More...
June 01, 2004 at 10:46 am