Fishing

Off-duty game warden witnesses alleged fishing violations

Metairie men ticketed after keeping 31 redfish, LDWF says
Yesterday at 10:39am
With more than 100,000 pounds available before the state's self-imposed snapper quota is reached, it's possible Louisiana anglers could get to snapper fish in state waters this fall.

LDWF: State red snapper fall season possible

Extended summer season left more than 100,000 pounds available
September 21 at 5:09pm
Big bull reds in deep holes will devour cracked crab this time of year, according to Capt. Marty LaCoste.

Redfish raring to go deep at Dularge

September 20 at 4:27pm
Jacob Shoopman of New Iberia caught this 3.2-pound bass in an evening tournament Aug. 9 on a buzzbait in the Atchafalaya Basin. He says buzzbaits and hollow-bodied plastic frogs should be very effective in September.

Bassin’ at the Basin

Action dictated by Atchafalaya River levels
September 19 at 6:10pm
Capt. Chris Pike holds a hefty Bay Lafourche redfish, caught with a live shrimp under a popping cork.

Don’t pass up the passes for Delacroix’s transition trout

Specks won't venture too far from big outside bays, guide says
September 19 at 6:03pm
Capt. Jonathan Sanchez with a hefty Breton Sound speckled trout.

How to beat the September slump

Trout and reds aplenty — even in a transition month
September 18 at 9:30am
Big speckled trout like this one smash topwater lures this time of year, according to Capt. Theophile Bourgeois.

Bust out the old GPS in Lafitte

Knowing where land once was will help you catch fish now
September 18 at 9:20am

Tip leads to oyster citations in Terrebonne Parish

81 sacks of oysters seized near Bayou Dularge Thursday, LDWF says
September 15 at 1:29pm
Crappie can’t avoid Terry Blankenship just because it’s summer and they’re deep.

Top 7 tips for catching slabs in brush

Pro angler lends his expertise for catching late-summer crappie around deep cover
September 15 at 6:00am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin suggests targeting smaller rigs and structures for cobia, and making sure you keep your lure moving when sight casting to fish near the surface. Don’t stop if the fish charges, or it could very well lose interest.

Cobia 101: Tips to hook up with lemon fish

Target smaller rigs, keep lures moving when sight-fishing, guide says
September 14 at 6:00am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin says it's vital to keep reeling when a cobia is charging your lure — don't stop the jig as the fish approaches, or it could lose interest.

Cobia 101: Tips to hook up with lemonfish

Target smaller rigs, keep lures moving when sight-fishing, guide says
September 12 at 1:40pm

Proposal would remove bass slot limit on Caney Creek Reservoir

Catch and release reduces impact of length limit regulations, LDWF says
September 08 at 9:50am
Tricia Hollis and Dr. Nick Rauber of Swollfest (center) and Swollfest supporter Jerry Copeland (left) presented a $250,000 check to Our Lady of the Lake Foundation team at the 20th annual Swollfest Fishing Rodeo held last June in Grand Isle.

Swollfest pledges $500,000 to Baton Rouge children’s hospital

New cafeteria to be named after fishing rodeo at Our Lady of the Lake
September 06 at 6:03pm

Four cited for alleged illegal oyster harvest

Investigation took place east of Tidewater Canal in Lafourche Parish, LDWF says
September 06 at 5:08pm