Freshwater Fishing

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
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
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
Larry Roussel still fishes a lot, but can’t keep up with his hard-charging son Rudy.

Know your limits

April 15 at 7:00am

Tippets

April 15 at 7:00am
House Bill 391, which would guarantee public access to Louisiana's tidal waterways, is scheduled for floor debate next Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the House of Representatives at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

Water-access bill scheduled for House debate on April 17

Anglers requested to pack the Capitol next Tuesday afternoon
April 13 at 2:14pm
Clear mountain streams and colorful, hard-fighting specimens make trout fishing so appealing.

Trout fishing 101

Basics for pursuing the world’s top gamefish
April 10 at 9:00am
Is the grin on Larry’s face there because he envisions how the fillets off this beauty will taste rolled in his fish fry and fried?

Des Allemands fat cats

Pre-spawn catfish are feeding voraciously now in warming springtime waters. Here’s how they fill a box near the “Catfish Capitol of the Universe.”
April 01 at 7:00am
Spider rigging ledges in the backwaters is a great way to target spawning crappie in rivers.

Last call for crappie

When the crappie spawn is wrapping up on D’Arbonne and Caney, action is usually just about to crank up on a section of the Ouachita River. Here’s how one guide still catches slabs in April.
April 01 at 7:00am
A hard-fighting Saline Lake gou brought a grin to Tyler Bordelon’s face.

Gaspergou are everywhere

Get all the details on the species known as freshwater drum
April 01 at 7:00am
John Jones with two nice Bistineau springtime crappie.

Search salvinia for springtime crappie

Combine fishing methods to catch more fish
March 20 at 4:58pm