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Marsh Man Masson vid: Part 2 of one-boat fish-off

Mid-day lull broken by fast bite
8 hours ago
When targeting big reds under birds in Lake Pontchartrain, time is of the essence — so don’t approach them like you would a school of specks. Move into casting distance quickly when you see a bird dive, throw to that spot and then prepare for battle.

Be aggressive when targeting Lake Pontchartrain reds under birds

Speedy approach trumps stealth, angler says
January 15 at 2:00pm

One boat, two friends. It's a FISH-OFF!

All-day competition results in hefty catches
January 15 at 11:49am
Steve Porter, who created the Super Sally, holds a hawg he caught with one recently on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

The Super Sally

One of bass fishing’s best kept secrets
January 15 at 9:00am
Canaan Heard, with Faulk’s Game Calls, said if second-split ducks appear interested in your spread, keep the calling to a minimum and avoid blowing any long hail calls. Less is more at this point in the season.

Late-season duck calling tips

January 15 at 7:00am
Riceland Custom Calls helped these hunters get the job done on their hunt.

Riceland Custom Calls

January 15 at 7:00am
Other than a good dog and tracking equipment, coon-hunting gear is pretty simple.

What you’ll need

January 15 at 7:00am
This is what the ruckus is all about — a treed raccoon.

Coon cans and can’ts

January 15 at 7:00am
GPS tracking units provide a wealth of important real-time information to today’s coon hunters.

My first coon hunt

January 15 at 7:00am
Caddo Lake has large numbers of permanent “private” blinds. The posts driven in a circle in front of the blind were part of a fence used to attempt to keep floating salvinia from obscuring the hunters’ decoys.

Caddo as a duck lake

January 15 at 7:00am
When traveling with their boat on plane, hunters must travel in narrow, but marked, boat roads because of the risk from submerged tree stumps. The marker pilings are placed on the left side of each road as a boat travels upstream.

Caddo Lake has some challenges

January 15 at 7:00am
Floating blinds offer the advantage of being able to be moved to areas of high waterfowl usage — and to avoid competition with permanent blinds.

The skinny on Lake Caddo

January 15 at 7:00am
When Capt. Joe Dimarco’s seeking winter reds, the various drilling structures throughout the marsh earn a lot of his attention.

Cold weather considerations

January 15 at 7:00am