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Saltwater Preview

It’d be impossible to give you saltwater fishing from A to Z, but here’s an alphabetical outline of some of the upcoming season’s best areas.Read More...
March 31, 2004 at 10:26 am
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Land bridge a critical piece of puzzle

The Barataria Land Bridge is that piece of real estate bordered by Bayou Lafourche on the west and the Mississippi River on the east, the southern shoreline of Lake Salvador to the north, and having the northern portion of Little Lake as the southern boundary.Read More...
March 31, 2004 at 10:15 am
3017 Views

Monsters of the Midway

Capt. Bill Lake meant no disrespect toward his sparring partner.Read More...
March 31, 2004 at 10:06 am
2485 Views

Guaranteed Action

Zack set the hook and erupted with a mighty “WHOOOAH!” His rod bashed the console as it dipped to the water.Read More...
March 31, 2004 at 9:59 am
2006 Views

Please forgive me, but you’re an outlaw

Unfortunately, some Louisiana outdoorsman still wear the terms “poacher” and “outlaw” as badges of honor. Like kleptomaniacs who steal trinkets they don’t really want and will never use just for the thrill of the take, these poachers and outlaws don’t get a charge unless they shoot at least one duck over the limit, harvest a couple undersized redfish or shoot a doe on a bucks-only day.Read More...
March 31, 2004 at 9:38 am
1471 Views

Bayou Black’s Bass Buster

Sometimes conventional fishing methods put bass in the boat this time of year in the marsh around Bayou Black. Sometimes it takes unconventional tactics to accomplish that purpose.Read More...
March 31, 2004 at 9:22 am
5442 Views

Winter Hope

February is generally considered one of the toughest months for inshore saltwater fishing in Louisiana. Although fall and early winter speckled trout fishing can be fantastic, trout seem to go dormant in the depths of winter. Strong, cold winds and low water conditions can make for uncomfortable, unproductive fishing.Read More...
February 29, 2004 at 4:08 pm
5622 Views

Stick ‘Em Up!

To the non-angler, the term stickbait is non-sensical.Read More...
February 29, 2004 at 3:22 pm
4016 Views

Pop...Pop...Sploosh!

Allow me to get this disclaimer out of the way very quickly:Read More...
February 29, 2004 at 2:49 pm
1648 Views

Two-Faced Venice

It was a typical winter day in South Louisiana.Read More...
February 29, 2004 at 2:48 pm
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Peculiar Port Sulphur

The sun was barely up when Capt. Nash Roberts IV cut the engine and let the big 24-foot Bay Stealth glide to a standstill.Read More...
February 29, 2004 at 2:45 pm
3999 Views

Crappie, specks have much in common

Patrick McManus, author and long-time columnist for Outdoor Life and Field & Stream magazines, once observed that the two best times to fish are “when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t.”Read More...
February 29, 2004 at 2:31 pm
2066 Views

Oak River Rhapsody

I nicknamed it “Mr. Reliable” over a dozen years ago, and for good reason: It kept producing fish.Read More...
January 24, 2004 at 9:55 am
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New trout rule won’t accomplish much

This just in: The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission today passed a regulation restricting hunters to only two bucks scoring more than 160 B&C per season. The future of deer hunting in Louisiana is saved!Read More...
January 24, 2004 at 8:24 am
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Hunt like a Gypsy

The DU banquet was PACKED to suffocation.

Fighting the crowds to the keg would have taken forever. Fortunately our table was catered in fine professional form by Hooter’s girls in camo bikinis. Artie saw to that. He’d recently mopped up at the ca-seee-na and was tipping like crazy.Read More...
December 25, 2003 at 12:10 pm
2248 Views

Bird Watching on Big Lake

Ken Chaumont pulled his Steiner binoculars from his eyes and yelled out that he had spotted a huge flock of sea gulls working near the Washout. My pulse kicked into high gear.Read More...
December 25, 2003 at 12:10 pm
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