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Anglers often jokingly tell tales of catching enough fish to “sink the boat.” Here, it nearly happened. With the stern of his kayak underwater, Eric Muhoberac gives a victory salute while heading in with an overload of big blue catfish.

Kayak catfishing

Get easier access to where catfish hide
July 18 at 9:00am
Capt. Kris Robert has still been catching fish on rigs inside Lake Borgne this month, because specks are effectively trapped there by a

High Pearl River shutting down action at L&N Bridge — for now

'Freshwater Wall’ holding specks in Lake Borgne, guide says
July 17 at 10:35am
Tommy Vidrine shows off the big 7.22-pound speckled trout he caught Saturday morning at the Caminada Pass rock jetty. The 28-inch fish crushed a free-lined live pogie around 11 a.m.

Vidrine catches monster Grand Isle trout, grabs STAR lead

7.22 pounder caught Saturday morning with live pogie at the Caminada Pass jetty
July 17 at 8:10am
Duce aims to take the confusion out of picking the best rod for a certain species. Note these are labeled “Light Trout” at left and “Redfish” at right.

Purpose-built sticks

July 15 at 7:00am
Capt. Lane Zimmer puts his clients on copious amounts of redfish this time of year out of Lake Salvador.

Follow the food

Reds in Lake Salvador are on the move
July 11 at 5:05pm
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin got stuck by a live shrimp last month — an injury which required surgery on his index finger and a months-long antibiotic regimen to ensure the infection doesn't return.

Nasty poke from shrimp sidelines longtime Cocodrie guide

Pellegrin recovering now, remains on three-month antibiotic regimen
July 07 at 7:30am
Charles Snider and his wife Suzanne pose with the STAR-tagged redfish he caught Saturday east of Lonesome Bayou out of Venice. Pending a polygraph, he'll claim the first of up to eight 21-foot NauticStar boats remaining for the 2017 STAR Tournament.

STAR-tagged red caught near Pass a Loutre Saturday; angler wins NauticStar

St. Rose’s Snider was on guided trip when he hooked up near Lonesome Bayou
July 04 at 9:58pm
John Davis, in front, and Mike Gallo were full of joie de vivre and competitive fishing spirit.

Sunken treasure

Find eroded, underwater islands to save the day
July 01 at 7:00am
Today’s rods have better technology built into them than ever before.

Pick the right stick

Why the rod you use matters
July 01 at 7:00am

Summer rig bounty

Cooler water plus lots of structure equals fish magnets
July 01 at 7:00am

The transformation

Seeing the speckled light
July 01 at 7:00am
Brent Castille, of Lafayette, shows off the CCA-tagged redfish he caught Wednesday on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge. Pending a polygraph, Castille will win a 2017 Chevy Colorado pickup for catching the second tagged redfish in this year's STAR tournament.

Second CCA-tagged red caught at Rockefeller Refuge; angler in line for Chevy truck

Castille’s first fish of the day Wednesday morning was 20-inch tagged red
June 28 at 2:52pm
Perry Rosenson shows off the 6.6-pound speckled trout he caught with live shrimp under a popping cork on a June 17th trip out to Breton Island.

Breton Island gives up hefty 6.6-pound trout

Speck hit live shrimp under a cork weekend before Tropical Storm Cindy
June 28 at 9:45am