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Since my son was onboard, the worst expletive I could muster was a gruff, “Dad gum it!”
I’m normally slow to anger and even slower to speak, but this was the third fish I had lost in less than 10 minutes.
“You can’t get frustrated, Chris,” Capt. Lane Zimmer told me as he grabbed my line to tie on another hook. “That’s part of fishing this way. You’re going to lose fish.
Despite warmer-than-usual temperatures in August, the speckled trout bite out of Cocodrie is still going strong, according to a fishing guide.
A welcomed north wind is expected this week with the passage of an early cool front — perfect conditions to target speckled trout and redfish along the beach at Grand Isle.
Gary Abernethy has been lucky enough to fish in a variety of pretty special places, including Montana, the Bahamas and the Florida Keys.
Dale Collins knows the equation for great late-summer flounder fishing.
The only certainty about the Ride the Bull kayak fishing tournament on Grand Isle is that there is none.
Last year’s RTB V tournament shattered the participation record with 732 people on the water, and when the results came in, the winner was a female angler who used a YOLO paddle board to take it all.
David’s Custom Tackle launched in the spring of 2014 after David Sanders had an epiphany while pouring jigs with his father.
Corey and Samantha “Sam” Crochet founded Cottonmouth Custom Boats (225-456-0930) in February 2013. And frogging is an activity that dovetails well with their young boat business.
We connected our cracked crabs to Carolina-rigged 5/0 kahle hooks. The rig allows you to get the bait on the bottom, while the hook’s curvature snags in the corners of redfishs’ mouths nine out of 10 times, Capt. Bill Lake said.
On our trip with Capt. Bill Lake, we had time to set up and receive instruction while we waited for the tide to actually slow down a little.
The average weekend or vacationing angler, for the most part, doesn’t have time to find the number of spots Lake has to in order to keep his customers in fish.
Capt. Bill Lake said the No. 1 food source for redfish of fish is crabs.
Editor's Note: This recipe is from Christine Flores
My husband and I fish as often as we can, and throwing a redfish fillet or two on the grill using my son Joshua’s awesome garlic cream sauce is a perfect way to end the day.
Having fished rock jetties during many redfish tournaments, Cajun Phil Broussard has learned that rocks have just as voracious an appetite as redfish.
The primary reason redfish hold around rock jetties is the presence of so many different kinds of bait. No matter which rock jetties you fish, they hold everything from shrimp to pogy to mullet.
When Live Target Lures decided it was time for fishermen and fish to fall in love with a soft-plastic shrimp imitation, it turned to R&D dream team leader Victor Cook.
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