Freshwater Fishing

Dennis Tietje shows off a nice crappie caught recently on Toledo Bend. But the fish aren't shallow - he said to target crappie suspended on wood cover in 12 to 25 feet of water.

Crappie on fire at Toledo Bend

But don't fish shallow for spawners — target wood cover in 12 to 25 feet of water, guide says
April 20 at 2:54pm
John Mizell and his son Ian show off the 37.1-pound striped bass they caught in the Bogue Chitto River. The big fish likely would have landed in the Top 10 for Louisiana, but won't make the record books because the Mizells teamed up to land the striper.

Father, son land giant 37-pound striper in Bogue Chitto River

Monster likely would have landed in Top 5 of state record books
April 06 at 4:18pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, and his wife show off a couple of big cats caught with noodles.

Apex Predator: Making custom-rigged catfish noodle lines

Check out the video for step-by-step instructions
April 06 at 6:45am
Pre-bending the hooks on your crappie jigheads allows you to better get free of snags — and spend more time catching fish.

Pre-bend crappie hooks to escape snags

Weakening hook means less time retying jigheads, more time fishing
April 03 at 4:00pm
Bream will always find spots behind obstructions in the water where they can hang out and not have to fight the current.

Crappie currents — West Pearl River crappie-fishing tactics

If you’re in the mood for some crappie, the West Pearl River is filled with the tasty fish. All you need to be successful is an understanding of how the fish react to current.
April 01 at 7:00am
William Sasser anchors a brush pile tree with two cinder blocks. Adjust the anchor rope to set the height of the tree. Tie a float to the upper part of the tree to hold it vertical. Sasser uses a brick-sized piece of Styrofoam for a float.

Location, design critical when creating brush piles

Brush piles are key to spring crappie success
March 30 at 8:00am
A tiny stinger hook on a small leader can help you catch more catfish, especially when they are striking short on your bait.

Catch more catfish with this one tip

A tiny detail can help hook even big catfish
March 29 at 4:30pm

LDWF agents make drug arrests on Bayou Bartholomew

Incident occurred during fishing license check in Morehouse Parish
March 24 at 11:01am
Chris Macaulso finds sac-a-lait fishing to be addictive this time of year in the Basin.

Scoring sac-a-lait in the Atchafalaya Basin

Clean water is key to packing the ice chest this month
March 22 at 3:13pm
Jeff Bruhl flips 1/16-ounce jigheads under corks to big cypress trees when targeting sac-a-lait this time of year.

Best bets for crappie jigs

March 15 at 8:00am
Jeff Bruhl says he gets more strikes from finicky sac-a-lait when using the Crappie Nibbles, and he never throws his jigs without them.

Add scent to catch more crappie

March 15 at 8:00am