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Catching Lake D'Arbonne crappie is all about knowing how to find the fish and knowing what to feed them.

Bait, weather keys to successful Lake D'Arbonne crappie fishing

Local angler says low-pressure systems, shad turn on slab crappie bite
April 17, 2013 at 9:24am
Joey Davis and Hussein Zayed with the 200.4-pound yellowfin tuna that Davis caught.

Tuna trip is totally worth it

Anglers may have to work for them, but big yellowfin tuna are fun to catch.
April 10, 2013 at 1:00pm
Johnny Watkins of Lake Charles displays a Toledo Bend 9.1- pounder taken on April 1 on a melon/red pearl Stanley Top Toad.

Toledo Bend producing topwater lunkers

Stanley Top Toad drawing strikes from bass on grassy points.
April 02, 2013 at 10:04pm
While some have given up on Lake Bistineau because of problems associated with giant salvinia, Jerry Lee knows there are still some really nice bass swimming in the lake — and those giant fish are moving into the shallows to spawn.

Quality Lake Bistineau bass are there for the taking, local angler says

Lake has filled up since latest giant salvinia drawdown, fish are moving in to spawn.
March 27, 2013 at 9:36am
Catching bull reds is easy at the Chandeleur Islands, Capt. Theophile Bourgois said. The fishing guide has been running charters to the area in a float plane.

Bull reds ganged up around Chandeleur Island chain

Voracious fish will hit any lure thrown near their schools, guide says.
March 25, 2013 at 4:15pm
Despite high winds and dense fog on Monday, this 6.75- lbs. speckled trout was taken by Lake Charles’ Kade Shaw. Quality trout on Calcasieu Lake have been chasing mullet above shell in protected coves.

Quality trout to be found working mullet schools on Calcasieu Lake

Eastern shore near Hebert's Landing, Turner's Bay out of Calcasieu Point Marina holding good specks, guide says.
March 21, 2013 at 9:23am
Shooting continues for goose hunters through March 9, when the special Conservation Season ends.

How to score on a Conservation Order goose hunt

Geese are wary by this point in the hunting season, so here are some tips to continue enjoying great shooting.
February 08, 2013 at 12:10pm
Baton Rouge's John Gaiennie finally connected with this 170-inch buck in mid-December after hunting the deer for 19 days straight.

Patience pays off with 170-inch buck

December hunting trip in Tensas results in huge 11-point for Baton Rouge hunter.
February 04, 2013 at 5:00pm
This 173 2/8-inch buck killed in DeSoto County, Mississippi, back in November has been certified as the state's top archery deer in the Magnolia Records.

Mississippi state-record bow buck certified

DeSoto deer tops Magnolia Records' archery category.
January 19, 2013 at 4:00pm
Sterlington's Lee Taylor was hunting in Union Parish when this 150-inch deer walked out behind some does. Taylor put the deer down as it tried to slip back into the woods.

Sterlington hunter takes 150-class Union Parish buck

Big deer walks out behind does, hunter says.
January 18, 2013 at 5:38pm
Father-son team of Andrew Arnaud Jr. (right) and Andrew

Pair of Winn Parish bucks fall to father, son on same day from same stand

Bucks show up for hunters as the rut was under way.
January 10, 2013 at 12:00pm
Big Calcasieu Lake speckled trout don't necessarily head to deep water when the weather turns cold. They often can be found in the shallows, and wade-fishing is a great way to catch them.

Wade-fishing season provides access to big Calcasieu Lake trout

Lunker specks chase mullet in Big Lake shallows, fishing guide says.
January 09, 2013 at 4:30pm
West Monroe High School 10th grader Kendall Haygood was all smiles after she killed the massive 16-pointer that has been green scored at more than 200 inches. She killed it New Year's Day while deer hunting with her dad.

Father-daughter time turns into trophy kill when 15-year-old shoots 200-inch buck

16-pointer tagged at more than 200 inches by Simmons Sporting Goods.
January 09, 2013 at 4:00pm