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He’s back — with a psychic friend

This summer, Superman is back in theaters, Roger Clemens is back on the mound for the Astros, and Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie are back on TV living the simple-minded life.Read More...
July 25, 2006 at 12:19 pm

Fast flounder action at Southwest Pass

Talking to Captain Cade Thomas with Run Away Charters (985-515-0687) the other day, I was trying to think of an excuse to not make the 2 1/2-hour drive from my house to Venice. He told me he was catching a ton of reds and a few specks - yawn. Then he told me he had caught 30 flounder that day. I was in Venice the next morning.Read More...
July 12, 2006 at 3:07 pm

Gary Yamamoto gets a little salty

There’s a little salt in the freshwater world of artificial lure-manufacturing giant Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits.Read More...
June 20, 2006 at 2:49 pm

Twice as Nice

Traveling south along Highway 23 in lower Plaquemines Parish, numerous signs of recovery from the devastating hurricanes of 2005 are evident.Read More...
June 20, 2006 at 2:20 pm

Leeville Levity

Bayou Lafourche glimmered in the moonlight to our left as we rumbled our serpentine way down Highway 1 to Leeville for the weekend. Ten old college chums would converge at the motel for three days of serious fishing, serious revelry and serious reminiscing.Read More...
June 20, 2006 at 2:01 pm

Two Looks at Calcasieu

After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the fishermen at Calcasieu Lake still had good lives and enjoyed outstanding fishing.Read More...
June 20, 2006 at 1:35 pm

The Borgne Alternative

No, this is not the latest Matt Damon movie, in the Bourne Conspiracy and Bourne Supremacy series of Hollywood fare. This Borgne is not a conspiracy at all, it’s an alternative.Read More...
June 20, 2006 at 1:26 pm

Sizzling Summer Slicks

I had been watching the ever-expanding oily slick on the surface of Calcasieu Lake for 10 minutes or so. Capt. Jeff Poe acted like he didn’t even notice it.Read More...
June 20, 2006 at 1:09 pm

Are conditions good? Then just go fishing

There’s universal agreement among coastal anglers from the Pearl River to the Sabine that speckled trout fishing is just about as good now as it’s ever been.Read More...
June 20, 2006 at 1:07 pm

Patience paying off on Pontchartrain

The speckled trout bonanza at the Lake Pontchartrain bridges has subsided somewhat the past couple of weeks, but Capt. Greg Schlumbrecht with To Fish Charters (985-960-1709) said there are still plenty of fish under the spans that will bite for anglers willing to slow down and finesse them in the boat.Read More...
June 16, 2006 at 10:56 am

Calcasieu complex choked with trout

The Calcasieu Lake complex is chock full of everything an angler looks for when choosing which lake to fish. There are more shrimp in the lake than ever before. There is plenty of salt water and an abundance of crabs.Read More...
June 09, 2006 at 9:17 am

Sportsman authors signing Father's Day presents

You haven't forgotten Dad, have you?

You remember Dad, the guy who taught you how to chunk a crankbait with a spinning rod and where exactly on a deer's side to put those crosshairs.Read More...
June 08, 2006 at 4:05 pm

Mixed Box at Myrtle Grove

We’d just planed out after slowing down to pass a boat fishing near a bayou juncture when Pelayo jerked back on the throttle.Read More...
May 23, 2006 at 11:42 am

Weather or Not

Many centuries ago, when Houmas Indians needed precipitation to water crops, their leaders would get together at night around a fire and join in a rain dance.Read More...
May 23, 2006 at 10:11 am

Chitto Chitto, Bang

“Son, you gotta be there shootin’ when the ducks are flyin’!”Read More...
May 23, 2006 at 9:57 am

Blind Luck

The ride to Venice was both eye-opening and heart-breaking.
May 23, 2006 at 9:37 am