|Feds extend red snapper season
15 hours ago
Louisiana’s challenge of federal red snapper regulations has scored a significant victory: a 15-day addition — from nine to 24 days — to its offshore season, which starts June 1.
|Big speckled trout arrive at Grand Isle
Yesterday at 3:30 pm
After hearing that plenty of big trout were being caught on live shrimp at the end of the rocks in Caminada Pass in Grand Isle, our group bought 150 live shrimp and headed out.
|Free Fishing Weekend to be held June 8-9
Yesterday at 11:30 am
Louisiana residents and visitors will get to take advantage of an opportunity to fish without the purchase of a recreational fishing license on June 8 and 9.
|Speckled trout shootout to be held June 15
May 22 at 1:45 pm
There’s nothing like having a good time while raising money and awareness for a good cause.
|Apply now for alligator lottery hunts
May 21 at 3:00 pm
If you want to participate in the 2013 alligator lottery hunts, now is the time to get in your application. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will select eligible hunters to hunt on four Coastal & Nongame Resources (CNR) Division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 15 Wildlife Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) property and 24 public lakes for this year's alligator harvest season.
|STAR kicks off Memorial Day Weekend
May 17 at 9:39 am
The 2013 STAR begins May 25, with more than $500,000 in prizes up for grabs. This year's saltwater fishing tournament spans the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts.
|Sportsman TV goes tuna fishing
May 16 at 4:29 pm
On a fairly calm day in mid-May, Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney, Bowie Outfitters’ David Reynerson and Capt. Trey Pique of VooDoo Sportfishing Charters in Venice landed four tuna averaging 80 pounds each.
|Record number of monster fish entered into Toledo Bend big-bass program
May 16 at 2:03 pm
If you’re one of the many thousands of anglers who each year catches a trophy bass at Toledo Bend, you have a few options.
|7-pound trout snatched from South Pass jetties
May 16 at 11:11 am
When Capt. Allen Moreau set the hook Tuesday, he knew he had a good fish. It turned out to be a 7-pound speckled trout.
|House backs high-school bass fishing
May 15 at 3:49 pm
The House Education Committee unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that could lead to the establishment of competitive bass-fishing tournaments for Louisiana’s high schools.
|Erosion gobbles up Plaquemines Parish hotspots
May 14 at 1:28 pm
“Accuse not Nature, she hath don her part.”
—Paradise Lost, John Milton, 1667
It’s a busy morning off the floor of the state House of Representatives, where lobbyists and reporters are bird-dogging lawmakers, looking for votes and quotes. Still new to freshman Rep. Chris Leopold, a Republican from Belle Chasse whose district follows the winding Mississippi River well below Venice, the pace and stress of ongoing budget hearings are beginning to show.
|House restores money to Artificial Reef Fund, shuns LDWF land purchase
May 10 at 5:18 pm
The House of Representatives voted late this afternoon to advance the state's $24.7 billion budget plan for the next fiscal year, and in the process took firm stances on line items related to sportsmen.
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