First Cast

Life is all about change

Thanks for the memories
April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
If an edict issued in the last hours of President Barack Obama’s administration is not overturned, bass anglers on Delta National Wildlife Refuge could lose the right to use lead lures to probe the fish-rich environment.

National policies really do matter

Lead ban could hurt our sport
March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Jack Montoucet, a former state representative from Crowley, was appointed to serve as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries by Gov. John Bel Edwards after Charlie Melancon resigned in December.

LDWF pick appears to be positive change

Secretary Montoucet is one of us
February 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Charlie Lusco of Kenner shot this Diamond Island monster on Dec. 1.

Sometimes it’s just your time

Why can’t I have that kind of luck?
January 01, 2017 at 7:00am
A fishing trip will put a smile on your face and make the cares of life disappear. So make time to enjoy the outdoors as we move into a new year.

Get out and relax

Chaotic 2016 finally coming to an end
December 01, 2016 at 7:00am

Safety harnesses are essential

It’s a matter of life and death
November 01, 2016 at 7:00am
The first few months of Charlie Melancon’s tenure as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has been one marked by chaos.

Chaos reigns at LDWF headquarters

October 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Hundreds of people were taken to safety by the Cajun Navy before authorities were able to get official rescue teams together.

Heroes live among us

‘Cajun Navy’ put it on the line for flood victims
August 31, 2016 at 4:55pm

LDWF’s red snapper stance a big step back

August 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Jackson Bienville WMA has provided quality public hunting for decades, but that era ended when a free-lease agreement couldn’t be hammered out with property owner Weyerhaeuser.

Jackson Bienville closure is disappointing

Free-lease agreements vital to WMA system
July 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Jake Blanchard (right), Tate Denise and lab Duke pose with a hog shot March 19, 2016 using a night vision scope in the marsh behind Avery Island.

Night-hunting is right for hogs

LWF Commission to be commended
June 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an executive order protecting coastal restoration money from budgetary shell games.

John Bel Edwards’ order is on the mark

Coastal funds shouldn’t be diverted
May 01, 2016 at 7:00am
The fact that last month's record flooding hasn't slowed down the lunker action at Toledo Bend is a testament to its status as one of the premier bass fisheries in the country.

Record flooding can’t stop the Bend

Bass don’t mind record water levels
April 01, 2016 at 7:00am
State law allows landowners to close off most of the canals in which Louisiana anglers spend so much time, but a move is under way to push for changes.

Whose water is it, anyway?

Be ready to fight for public access to our waters
March 01, 2016 at 7:00am