Fishing

Agents cite 16 for alleged oyster violations in Lake Borgne

Incident took place in a polluted area near Half Moon Island, LDWF says
November 17 at 2:29pm
If the intake on your lower unit gets clogged, you'll need something stiff like a thumbtack to clean out the gunk that got sucked in.

Tiny tools that might just save your fishing trip

Steps to take when your motor’s cooling system gets clogged
November 17 at 10:57am
The height of your sight-fishing casting platform is largely a matter of personal preference and budget, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both higher and lower set-ups.

Pros and cons: Best stand height for sight-fishing reds

Some anglers use a cooler, others tower 6 feet high or more. Which one is best?
November 17 at 10:12am
Capt. Eddie Berthelot Jr. said nice speckled trout like this one can be caught in November by using topwater lures over oyster reefs in Catfish Lake out of Golden Meadow.

Targeting specks in Catfish Lake

Topwater lure over oyster reefs effective for nice trout, guide says
November 16 at 2:27pm
Eddie Berthelot Jr. fishes a gold spoon with his rod tip down to keep the lure 6 to 8 inches under the surface of the water, and he recommends being patient on the hookset to reel in more redfish.

The lovin’ spoonful

A guide’s top tips to catch more redfish with spoons
November 16 at 6:00am

Biloxi shrimper cited for alleged TED violations in Breton Sound

More than 2,000 pounds of shrimp seized in the investigation, LDWF says
November 10 at 9:08am
Capt. Chad Dufrene with a hefty Four Horse Lake redfish caught on a dead shrimp under a Paradise Popper cork.

Delacroix action heats up on the inside

Temperatures determine target spots
November 09 at 5:00pm

Video: Insane tuna action out of Venice now

Epic day of fishing Tuesday 65 miles south of Venice
November 09 at 3:55pm
Getting out of your comfort zone — and experimenting with new tackle in new locations — will make you a better angler when the fish just aren't biting in your regular honey hole.

3 tips to become a better inshore angler

Get out of your typical routine — and ultimately catch more fish
November 09 at 10:30am
Buzz Stansel, the father of Kirk, Guy and Bobby Joe Stansel, who own Hackberry Rod & Gun, has his hands full with a speckled trout caught in Turner’s Bay on the upper end of Calcasieu Lake.

Big time trout bite on Big Lake

Reefs in Turner’s Bay speck hotspots, guide says
November 08 at 5:22pm
Fishing under a cork is the best way to catch specks in grassy ponds, according to Capt. Jonathan Sanchez.

Bayou La Loutre is loaded with specks

Live shrimp under a cork is the ticket
November 07 at 3:44pm
When cool fronts drop the water temperature enough, speckled trout will move into the Mississippi River out of Venice.

Head to lower Mississippi River for November trout

Long leader sometimes key under a popping cork, guide says
November 07 at 3:38pm
Tommy Vidrine likes to jig a Tsunami swimbait off the bottom to catch speckled trout near the Highway 1 bridges leading into Grand Isle.

Hit the road in Grand Isle

Specks moving into canals and holes along Highway 1, Vidrine says
October 31 at 5:23pm

Body of missing boater recovered Friday in Bayou Bienvenue

Victim fell overboard while fishing near Chalmette on Oct. 26, LDWF says
October 30 at 9:25am