|Bait, weather keys to successful Lake D'Arbonne crappie fishing
April 17 at 9:24 am
Located in the small town of Farmerville, Lake D’Arbonne is one of the best lakes for fishing crappie in the state. At 15,000-plus acre, it is any angler’s dream location for catching slabs during these months of changing weather.
|Tuna trip is totally worth it
April 10 at 1:00 pm
"Where is the best place to get good sushi?" the stranger asked.
"About 120 miles that way," Joey Davis said, gesturing to the southwest.
Less than 48 hours later, Davis, Colton Wood and Hussein Zayed, all of Ocean Springs, Miss., were drifting cut bait on the Lump, south of Venice, in Zayed's 27 Conch.
|Toledo Bend producing topwater lunkers
April 02 at 10:04 pm
Toledo Bend has been delivering lunker bass lately, and Lake Charles’ Johnny Watkins has been on the catching end of them.
|Quality Lake Bistineau bass are there for the taking, local angler says
March 27 at 9:36 am
After a recent draining to combat the giant salvinia infesting the lake, Lake Bistineau is finally filling up again. And anglers are returning to fish the lake as the water rises and their favorite areas are once again becoming accessible.
|Bull reds ganged up around Chandeleur Island chain
March 25 at 4:15 pm
Spain’s Running of the Bulls has nothing over ours: Every year, usually beginning somewhere between late February to early March and extending into April, huge schools of bull reds show up at the barrier islands and maul everything in the water.
|Quality trout to be found working mullet schools on Calcasieu Lake
March 21 at 9:23 am
On Monday, Cap. Kade Shaw was fighting fog and high winds on Calcasieu Lake after launching from Hebert’s Landing.
“We moved slowly, and eventually we were able to pull up on some scattered shell in a protected area on the western edge of the lake,” the 24-year-old guide said. “Mullet were rolling all over the area, and good trout were hitting them.”
|How to score on a Conservation Order goose hunt
February 08 at 12:10 pm
Late-season goose hunting is tough, even with the benefit of expert calling and prime locations. New birds are a long-forgotten luxury, and existing flocks have been educated by three months worth of advanced hunting-pressure classes.
Hunters can tip the odds of getting one last waterfowl shooting fix in their favor with a large decoy and rag spread, said Goose Guide Inc.'s Clint Matthew. The Kaplan native has been guiding hunters to robust bags of specklebellies and, to a lesser degree snow geese and lesser Canadas, for more than 20 years.
|Patience pays off with 170-inch buck
February 04 at 5:00 pm
There is an old proverb that says good things happen for those who wait. In 31-year-old John Gaiennie’s case, that good thing was a 260-pound Tensas Parish buck that green scored over 170 inches.
And the Baton Rouge hunter had to wait more than an hour with the deer in his vision before finally getting a shot of the brute while hunting on the 6,000-acre Somerset Hunting Club in Tensas Parish.
|Mississippi state-record bow buck certified
January 19 at 4:00 pm
Kevin Medlin didn’t have time to think about such things as rewriting Mississippi’s archery record book when a monster buck walked out of a thicket 50 yards from his stand on Nov. 11 in DeSoto County.
“I didn’t even have time to get nervous,” Medlin said. “It all happened so fast. I guess from the time I saw him to the time I watched him crash down in a thicket wasn’t much more than a minute, if it was that long. It all happened that quick.”
|Sterlington hunter takes 150-class Union Parish buck
January 18 at 5:38 pm
Some deer-kill stories come under wild circumstances — bucks that are bagged during storms, kills that precede a search that lasts more than a day or ones that conclude a decades-long drought of not even seeing a buck.
Then there are stories like Lee Taylor’s that don’t come with extraordinary details. In a case like this, the extraordinary thing is the buck itself.
And that’s good enough for Taylor.
|Hunter scores 167 6/8 B&C buck in Avoyelles Parish
January 16 at 4:45 pm
Hunting on a small piece of land can make deer management difficult.
Troy McNeal knows that first hand, but you wouldn’t know it from a kill he made Dec. 29 on his 100-acre parcel in Avoyelles Parish. McNeal, whose lease is surrounded by other leases and landowners, bagged a 10-point buck that day that scored an impressive 167 6/8 Boone and Crockett. The main beams measured 24 inches, the spread was 21 ¼ inches inside and the bases were 6 inches in circumference. The deer was estimated to be 5 ½ years old and it weighed a whopping 230 pounds.
|Pair of Winn Parish bucks fall to father, son on same day from same stand
January 10 at 12:00 pm
For centuries, fathers and sons have shared hunting experiences that become family folklore – the stories that are told around the Sunday dinner table, at reunions, at holiday time.
The Arnaud family of Breaux Bridge now has a story that might exceed those boundaries; it might even enter into the regional, if not statewide, consciousness.
That’s because on Dec. 11 both Andrew Arnaud Jr. and son Andrew Arnaud III (aka T-Drew,) bagged a pair of trophy bucks on the same piece of property and from the same box stand.
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