Paddles 'N Puddles

February’s best bets

February 18 at 9:00am
Old Town Predator PDL

New gear reviews

February 18 at 9:00am
Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club members prepare for an early-morning  shotgun launch in Golden Meadow.

BCKFC ‘fish pics’ tourney marred by alleged cheating scandal

Officials say photo altered to make winning fish appear larger
February 18 at 9:00am
Robyn Bordelon drifted a chunk of mullet just above the bottom to catch this nice cat. Balloons or sliding corks work great to keep the bait off the bottom and free from snags as it moves with the current.

January’s Best Bets

January 18 at 9:00am
Yak Gear Ambush Kayak Duck Blind

New gear reviews

January 18 at 9:00am
Catfish lurk in the shadows of large structures like boats, docks and bridges where they hide and ambush prey. Kayak anglers tucked into these areas and used a sliding cork to get the bait near the hull of this anchored boat.

Bayou catfishing

Catching really big fish — in a really small boat
January 18 at 9:00am
Dane Lyons, 9, shows off the redfish he caught while kayak fishing in Delacroix with his cousin Logan Anderson, and grandfather David Anderson.

December’s best bets

December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Jackson Coosa FD

New gear reviews

December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
This sailfish put on an aerial show within feet of a kayak. The group on this trip to Loreto, Mexico landed striped marlin, sailfish, dorado, roosterfish, pargo, yellowtail and sharks.

Tourney tip: Target tide lines

December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Beautiful scenery and  pretty fish abound in many alluring destinations. Morgan Promnitz shows off a bluefin trevally that was caught on a popper off the rocky coast of Panama.

Exotic ‘yak trips

Selecting a reputable outfitter is key
December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
November is a great month to target speckled trout at Pointe-aux-Chenes, in deeper bayous and holes on colder days and spread out across flats when it’s a little warmer.

November’s best bets in a ‘yak

November 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Wilderness Systems pro staff member Dwayne Walley had his Radar 135 with the Helix Pedal Drive all decked out for the Ride the Bull Tournament held earlier this year in Grand Isle.

New gear reviews

November 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Even on mild fall days, it’s important to wear clothing that keeps you warm and dry. When things get downright cold, adding gloves, a hat and neck protection keeps you from losing precious body heat and makes for safe and comfortable fishing.

Cold weather ‘yak fishing techniques

Staying warm and dry keys to a safe trip
November 16, 2017 at 2:00pm