Fishing

It turns out those predator eyes of a speckled trout can discern a pretty wide range of color, including violet, green and red.

Inshore Insights: Can speckled trout see color?

Or are all those lure colors out there designed to catch you - and not the fish?
Yesterday at 1:54pm
Using high-vis line, and keeping a close eye on where the line enters the water, is a great way to detect speckled trout bites in deeper water.

Top 3 tips to detect a bite

Great advice to put more fish in the boat
Yesterday at 12:54pm

Pool Test: Which creature bait looks best underwater?

Marsh Man Masson gives scores to some of the most popular.
April 19 at 7:30am

St. Martinville man dies in boating incident near Lake Fausse Point

Victim didn’t return home from Tuesday fishing trip, LDWF says
April 18 at 4:55pm
Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife cited two men in Empire Tuesday for possessing 103 speckled trout after they allegedly caught a morning limit, brought those fish to their camp, and then returned to the water to continue fishing.

Duo busted with 103 specks in Empire

Suspects admitted to catching a morning limit, returning to their camp and then continuing to fish, LDWF says
April 18 at 2:51pm
Toledo Bend's crappie have yet to move to brush piles, so the key to locating slabs is to find bottom contours using your electronics, according to Living the Dream Guide Service's Jerry

Best bets for Toledo Bend crappie

Slabs aren't on brush piles yet, guide says
April 18 at 2:38pm
Bass can be found in many local canals and are easy to catch from a kayak. They often jump  when hooked, and provide exciting in-your-face action.

Targeting canal bass

Hotspots likely located close to home
April 18 at 9:00am
By a vote of 59 to 37, the Louisiana House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon killed HB 391, which would have granted public access to the state's tidal waters.

Water-access bill fails in House

Legislators kill bill by a 59-37 vote after lengthy debate
April 17 at 7:52pm

Marsh Man Masson scores personal best bass on Tchefuncte

Fishing trips don't start much better than this one
April 17 at 9:03am
If you're lucky enough to get invited on a fishing trip, show up on time, at least offer to cover some of the expenses and be prepared to keep fishing for at least as long as your host.

Top 3 tips when you get invited for a fishing trip

Do these, and you just might get asked back again
April 16 at 11:49am
Sometimes altering your retrieve or changing your technique will convince fish just following your lure to finally strike.

Inshore insights: Closing the deal

How to convince fish just following your lure to actually strike
April 16 at 10:58am
The weighted clip-on corks in Larry’s hand are both men’s choice for catfishing.

Gearing up

April 15 at 7:00am
The head of the male channel catfish on the right grows much larger than that of the comparable sized female on the left. After spawning season, the male’s head will return to its normal size and it will become indistinguishable from a female.

When to go and why

April 15 at 7:00am