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18th Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo set for July 28-30 out of Venice Marina

The 18th Annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo is set to roll next week out of Venice Marina, and this year’s event features a brand new five-fish red snapper stringer division made possible because the state waters line has been pushed beyond the old 3-mile boundary.

July 22 at 10:02am
Jeremy Croucher, left, and Capt. Frank Lawson show off the pending No. 7-ranked tripletail that Croucher landed on July 14 in East Bay out of Venice. It weighed 31.28 pounds, and measured 32 inches long.

Pending No. 7-ranked tripletail caught last week in East Bay

It’s hard not to do a double take when you lay your eyes on the monstrous 31-pound tripletail caught last week in East Bay.

July 21 at 10:24pm

2016 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo scheduled for July 28-30

The International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo — billed as the oldest fishing tournament in the United States — will get underway next Thursday, July 28, at sunrise.

July 21 at 3:16pm
Online registration for Ride the Bull VII, slated for Aug. 27, will continue through Aug. 23. Pre-registration is $75 for adults, and $65 for kids 17 and under, and includes a CCA membership. On-site registration is $85 for adults, and $75 for kids.

Ride the Bull VII slated for Aug. 27 on Grand Isle

Ride the Bull is back and better than ever for its seventh installment next month in Caminada Pass at Grand Isle, and once again promises loads of great prizes worthy of the world’s largest kayak tournament.

July 19 at 8:20am
The floating launch at PAC Kayak Rentals was specially designed to make it safe and easy for anglers to get their yaks in and out of the water, with no  slippery ramps or concrete to scrape up the bottoms of the kayaks.

Mothership to the marsh

Point-aux-Chenes has long been a popular fishing destination for kayak anglers because there are plenty of areas easily accessible from several launch spots and the fishing can be incredible.

However, there’s always a yearning to go farther than you can travel solely by human power. Well, Eddie Mullen has solved that problem.

July 18 at 9:00am
Casey McLaurin likes never having to measure speckled trout caught offshore.

Go south, young man, for better trout fishing

The Vermilion Bay speckled trout fishery is known for two things. First, it produces a lot of big specks. Second, it’s a highly seasonal fishery.

July 15 at 7:00am
Split grip handles are trending in, said Eskridge, because they reduce the overall weight of a rod.

Rating Duce rods

At the end of the day, Cade Eskridge asked the men to give him feedback on the Duce rods they had tested.

July 15 at 7:00am
Jerry Rouyea shows off the leopard redfish he caught on the west side of the Mississippi River out of Venice on July 2. The 28-inch red had 660 total spots, the result of a recessive pigment variation, according to a fish geneticist.

St. Amant angler reels in leopard redfish with 600-plus spots out of Venice

Jerry Rouyea was definitely seeing spots on a recent fishing trip on the west side of the Mississippi River, but it wasn’t because of the stifling 93-degree heat and lack of any breeze that day out of Venice.

July 13 at 10:30am
Capt. Chris Danos said finding fish willing to eat is a matter of getting away from the dirty, fresh water coming out of the Mississippi River.

Robbing Lake Robin

Capt. Chris Danos (504-606-6223) operates his Screaming Reels Fishing Charters business out of Pointe a la Hache on the east side of the river. But these days he’s traveling over to Lake Robin and beyond to get into bigger and better speckled trout action.

At least until the river subsides.

July 12 at 10:00pm
Cokie Cormier snatched this nice bluegill off a gravel bed using a Cap Spider.

Along came a spider

Listen in on a group of a fanatical fly fishermen enjoying their favorite adult beverages, and pretty soon the fish get bigger and stories get weird.

Several of us had gathered after a day on the water and were recalling our most-unusual catches on the fly.

July 08 at 1:00pm
Denham Springs’ angler Darren Cooper is willing to give up numbers of bites to watch Pointe-aux-Chenes redfish bite.

Sight-fishing the way to go in Pointe-aux-Chenes

Denham Springs’ Darren Cooper was once a die-hard bass angler, but he’s given up chasing those green fish to spend as much time at his Pointe-aux-Chenes camp catching redfish.

July 07 at 8:41pm
Capt. Kris Robert with One Last Cast Charters said both the L&N Train Bridge and the Hwy. 90 bridge are solid spots for speckled trout this month. His go-to setup is a drop-shot rig with live shrimp, and he said plan on being early to get a good spot.

Arrive early at L&N Train Bridge for July speckled trout action

Capt. Kris Robert said he thinks speckled trout act a lot like people when dealing with summertime heat: If they get hot, they go somewhere where they can cool down. And they prefer not to gorge themselves during the height of the heat of day.

That means early morning trips where cooler, deeper water and easily accessible bait are readily available. 

July 01 at 2:47pm
Cracked crab on the bottom can attract the attention of Grand Pass reds this month.

Grand Pass anglers will be rewarded with redfish

When Thibodaux’s Travis Lovell points the bow of his boat to Grand Pass in July, he knows he’ll catch black drum or redfish there, which is why he likes to call it Fishin’ Roulette in Grand Pass.

Is it red or black?

July 01 at 2:22pm
Heat-sensitive trout often seek cooler water around nearshore rigs.

Rigging up

Everyone loves a hot Delta bite, but you can expect the action to cool off when the weather heats up.

OK, if you don’t mind wading through the pun puddles, this is actually a straightforward premise: When summer’s swelter has the inshore fish languishing in lethargy, you’ll find your brightest opportunities where the warm-season discomfort has minimal impact.

July 01 at 7:00am
Capt. Rory Rorison likes to start the morning fishing shallower water around shorelines, over reefs or around islands. He said the fish tend to start out in shallower water in the mornings, but they move quickly to deeper water as the sun gets up.

Black Bay fishing bonanza

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving Day, is probably the best-known shopping day of the year. Stores everywhere advertise their merchandise at sharp discounts and anxious shoppers sometimes camp out overnight in front of their favorite store to be sure they don’t miss the bargains.

July 01 at 7:00am