Fishing

Bryan Dorsey, of Youngsville, poses with the CCA STAR-tagged redfish he caught Sunday afternoon at Dry Reef in Vemilion Bay. Pending a polygraph, Dorsey will win a 2018 Chevy Silverado pickup.<br />

Youngsville angler catches tagged Vermilion Bay red, wins CCA STAR Chevy pickup

Dorsey registers for tournament online at 1:30 Sunday, catches redfish at 3 p.m.
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The 2018 recreational red snapper season gets underway on Friday, May 25, and will continue seven days a week in both state and federal waters until the 743,000-pound harvest limit is reached.

LDWF: Louisiana is in charge of red snapper, now let’s make it work

Season to run seven days a week until 743,000-pound harvest limit is reached
May 25 at 5:27am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Father vs. son in one-boat bass tournament

Bragging rights and spinnerbaits on the line.
May 23 at 1:19pm

Marsh Man Masson survival vid: It all comes together

The marshes surrender their bounty.
May 23 at 1:17pm
Trout have begun to move out of the interior marshes surrounding Cocodrie, so head to the barrier islands and structures in the lower bays to find success.

Cocodrie's barrier islands, inside structure packed with trout

Load up on live shrimp for guaranteed limits
May 23 at 3:47am

Marsh Man Masson survival vid: Variety of fish yanked up for dinner

'Roughing it' South Louisiana-style.
May 22 at 8:20am
Louisiana Sportsman publisher Tony Taylor shows off a nice speck caught on a recent trip with Tommy Vidrine free-lining live shrimp at the Caminada Pass Jetty on Grand Isle.

Video: Fishing for big Grand Isle specks with Tommy Vidrine

Free-lining live shrimp at the Caminada Pass Jetty means hammer trout
May 17 at 10:43am
Capt. Sean Thornton caught this 9-pound redfish in Bay Round on a topwater lure.

Trout fishing looking up in Lafitte

Speck action expected to pick up
May 16 at 3:29pm

Marsh Man Masson survival vid: We don't catch, we don't eat

A whole other level of fishing pressure.
May 16 at 3:18pm
After failing in a House vote on April 23, legislation that would have raised hunting and fishing license fees — and provided almost $7 million dollars annually for the LDWF — has been pulled from the calendar for this legislative session.

Hunting and fishing license fee increase bill dies in House

Zeringue: 2019 legislation likely to include recreational, commercial sectors in single package
May 16 at 3:08pm
From the left, Mexican Gulf Fishing Company’s Capt. Zach Lewis, mate Tanner Noakly, Capt. Kevin Beach and mate Clayton Walters pose with the 528-pound (left) and 543-pound bluefin tuna they caught May 3 about 35 miles south of Port Eads.

Two big bluefin caught out of Venice

Mexican Gulf captains bring in a couple of 500-plus-pounders
May 15 at 10:26am
Sometimes — for whatever reason — speckled trout just won’t commit to your topwater presentation. When that happens, Capt. Nick Poe switches to a twitchbait, then opts for a soft plastic on an ⅛-ounce jighead if the fish are really finicky.

Topwater troubles?

If you’re getting blowups but no hookups, try these tips
May 15 at 7:00am

LDWF: Son dies in boating accident, father faces charges

Bulkhead crash occurred on Amite River Saturday night
May 14 at 11:43am
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Keith Combs landed this big 6-pounder with a topwater frog on a recent trip to Grosse Savanne Lodge in Cameron Parish during Shimano’s “Cast Smarter” Media Conference.

Get the jump on topwater frogs

Elite Series pro shares his Top 3 tips for frog fishing
May 14 at 7:00am