Fishing

LDWF's red snapper program will award 150 randomly selected anglers access to 25,000 pounds of Gulf snapper, without daily bag limits or season restrictions. Conservation groups oppose the measure because they say it privatizes a public resource.

Sportfishing industry also has ‘deep concerns’ on LDWF’s snapper quota program

Congressman Garret Graves also voices opposition
Yesterday at 2:12pm
Lowrance’s latest software update includes a surface clarity filter upgrade that allows the fish arches in the top third of this screen to be seen at the low filter setting.

What’s in a software update?

It’s important to keep up with upgrades for your electronics
Yesterday at 7:05pm
Under an LDWF pilot program, 150 anglers will divide 25,000 pounds of red snapper in state or federal waters starting in 2018 —with no set season dates or daily bag limits. Conservation groups oppose the measure because it privatizes a public resource.

LDWF’s red snapper quota pilot program opposed by conservation groups

Starting in 2018, 150 randomly selected anglers will divide 25,000 pounds of snapper with no set season dates or daily bag limits
Yesterday at 6:46pm
Chad Williams displays his Toledo Bend 10.86-pound largemouth taken during Day 1 of the Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash. The big fish netted Williams a new boat, trailer, pickup truck and $10,000 cash. <br />

10.86-pounder wins Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash

Arkansas angler catches winning lunker on crankbait at Toledo Bend
May 25 at 1:43pm
A rising Mississippi River combined with howling winds has killed the speckled trout bite out of Buras, but the good news is that redfish are still around. The key is to find cleaner water, according to Capt. Todd Seither with Cajun Fishing Adventures.

Rising Mississippi River dampens trout bite out of Buras

River forecast to crest at 16 ½ feet — just below minor flood stage — on May 30
May 24 at 4:22pm
Robert Vegas with Bridge Side Marina shows off a nice 25-inch-plus speck he caught Friday night off a lighted pier at Grand Isle. The night bite has been hot with live croakers under a popping cork.

Grand Isle specks crushing croakers at night

Fish a lighted pier where bait gathers, angler says
May 22 at 5:41pm
Nine-year-old Trip Payn shows off the 6-pound bass that swallowed a bream on a stringer during a May 21 fishing excursion at a farm pond.

VIDEO: 6-pound bass caught with bream on a stringer

9-year-old Mansfield angler shows off lunker caught in farm pond between storms
May 22 at 4:32pm
Chris Lake displays a fine white crappie taken while fishing deep brush piles earlier this month on Toledo Bend.<br />

Sac-a-lait bite surges at Toledo Bend

Public reefs under Pendleton Bridge producing, guide says
May 22 at 10:56am
Kids should be checked for properly fitted flotation devices and PFD’s they have outgrown should be replaced.

Check the boat before going afloat

Now's the time to check trailer, engine, fuel, filters hull, PFDs and more
May 22 at 9:00am
Tammy Mong reacts when the bass she weighed-in Friday morning tipped the scales at exactly 3.00 pounds, good for $5,000 at the Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash at Toledo Bend.

Many angler wins $5,000 at Big Bass Splash

Mong’s fish tipped the scales at exactly 3.00 pounds to claim the prize
May 19 at 12:19pm

Video: Tips on keeping bass alive in a livewell

FLW pro shares step-by-step instructions
May 19 at 10:50am
An in-line spinner like a Mepps Aglia can be just the ticket for going from throwbacks to bragging-sized bluegills.

To get out of a small-bream rut, go deep, go big

To catch bigger bluegills, look for deeper water and use bigger baits
May 18 at 5:29pm

Six cited for alleged red snapper violations in federal waters

Boat was several miles beyond state water boundary, LDWF says
May 18 at 3:58pm
Fellow Bassmaster Elite Series pro Shaw Grigsby used pliers to push an embedded treble hook barb through Jason Christie's skin so he could cut it off and remove the hook, which got stuck during Day 1 action of the Bassmaster Texas Fest on Lake Sam Rayburn

Video: Bassmaster Elite pro embeds treble hook in hand

Jason Christie was having a great day - until his last cast
May 18 at 8:47am