Freshwater Fishing

Barbara Ducote reeled in this South American spotted shovelnose catfish while fishing in the Atchafalaya River earlier this month north of Melville. The LDWF suspects the fish was likely a pet released by its owner.

Amazon catfish caught in Atchafalaya River

2-pound specimen likely a pet that was released, LDWF biologist says
Yesterday at 11:24am
Josh Chauvin shows off one of the big catfish he wrestled on one of his

Apex Predator's extreme noodling: Swim-fishing for big cats

Chauvin leaves boat behind, tangles with cats in the water
July 19 at 1:41pm
Anglers often jokingly tell tales of catching enough fish to “sink the boat.” Here, it nearly happened. With the stern of his kayak underwater, Eric Muhoberac gives a victory salute while heading in with an overload of big blue catfish.

Kayak catfishing

Get easier access to where catfish hide
July 18 at 9:00am
Tommy Tregle’s PVC pipe anchor, mounted in a trolling motor bracket, is easy to use and stow.

Tip of the day

July 15 at 7:00am
The life-long commercial fishermen spends most of his days on the water now as a recreational fisherman.

A swamp life

July 15 at 7:00am
Sac-a-lait have been Tommy Tregle’s passion since retiring from the seafood industry.

Des Allemands Sac Attack

Cajun ingenuity and know-how tempts fickle summertime sac-a-lait
July 01 at 7:00am
James “Sonny” Nixon with a pair of Big Burns sac-a-lait.

Hot action on the Big Burns

Bass, bream, sac-a-lait make for hot fishing in the summer
July 01 at 7:00am
Blakemore Real Magic greatly increased casting distance when used on the men’s open-faced spinning reels.

Tip of the day

June 15 at 7:00am
The McMullen brothers’ bream fishing partnership is built on a lot of years of shared outdoors experiences.

Brothers in arms

June 15 at 7:00am
The Thunder Cork, with metal rattles inside of externally mounted glass tubes, is Freddie McMullen’s brain child.

The Thunder Cork

June 15 at 7:00am
Filets are fancy and easy, but whole fried bream are hard to beat when it comes to fish flavor`

Bream recipe

Wholey mackerel! (Oops, we mean bream)
June 15 at 7:00am

Dispute over public fishing hole leads to ticket, arrest on Toledo Bend

Incident happened Monday near Kite’s Landing southwest of Negreet, LDWF says
June 14 at 3:30pm