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Green often fishes the lake when it is so rough that he has difficulty standing on the bouncing deck of his boat.

Forrest Green is a fishing fool

April 15 at 7:00am
Mike McNerlin hangs a nice crappie after trolling over the edge of a creek channel.

Follow the bait

August 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Mike McNerlin (left) and Greg Hammett with some of the 37 crappie they caught in one morning of cranking.

Crank it up — How to catch crappie trolling crankbaits

The key to summertime crappie fishing is catching your limit and getting off the water before the blast furnace really kicks in. And this angler knows just how to make that happen.
August 01, 2016 at 7:00am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will conduct a lottery to award alligator tags to the general public later this summer. Applications for the lottery must be postmarked by July 5, 2015, to be eligible for the random drawing.

LDWF announces 2015 alligator lottery hunts

Applications must be submitted by July 15; hunts will be conducted Aug. 26 - Oct. 1
May 13, 2015 at 3:29pm
When the temperature gets warm enough to start shedding jackets, you can bet February bass have moved up shallow looking for something to eat.

February resolve — Where to and how to catch bass this month

Yep, fishing this month can be just miserable. But it also can be the best time of the year to catch big bass. So here’s where you need to fish and how you can tie into some great fish.
February 01, 2015 at 7:00am
FLW pro David Dudley knows the big influence of a big crankbait.

Get Down On It — Extremely deep-diving crankbaits up the odds of catching deep summer bass

Extreme crankbaits show deep bass —and redfish — attractive profiles that can result in extra bites on hot summer days. But it’s not as easy as just chunking and winding. Here’s how to make these super lures work for you.
August 01, 2014 at 7:00am
Larger surplus brood stock Florida bass are released in Nantachie Lake on Monday. Fingerlings released later this spring as part of the state's annual stocking program will be about 2 inches long, or about double the size previously released.

LDWF releases Florida largemouth bass stocking priority list for 2014

Plans call for releasing fewer, but larger, fingerlings across the state later this spring
February 25, 2014 at 10:04am
Slot limits on six Louisiana lakes designed to produce lunkers like this one caught at Chicot Lake by user

Minimum size limit for bass should be dropped on six lakes, LDWF says

Regulations not working on Lake Rodemacher or Black Bayou, Chicot, Cross, Vernon and Spanish lakes, state biologist says
January 10, 2014 at 11:53am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries filed a notice of intent that would alter the daily creel limit regulations for channel and blue catfish in Texas boundary waters by allowing five fish over 30 inches in total length.

LDWF adopts NOI to alter catfish regulations on Texas boundary waters

50-fish daily creel limit would remain, but with a limit of five fish over 30 inches in length
January 09, 2014 at 4:45pm

New regulations now in effect for yo yos and trotlines on specified lakes, LDWF says

Black Lake, Clear Lake, Prairie Lake, Caddo Lake, Chicot Lake, D'Arbonne Lake and Lake St. Joseph effected by rule change
December 21, 2013 at 10:00am
The Flip’n OUT will tempt big bass, as some tournament anglers testing prototypes learned.

Mister Twister Flip’n OUT

September 16, 2013 at 9:00am
Legislation approved this session included offering hunting licenses for non-resident high-schoolers at reduced rates and allowing game and fish to be donated to Hunters for the Hungry.

Legislators address hunting and fishing issues during 2013 legislative session

Out-of-state hunting licenses for high-schoolers, Hunters for the Hungry among bills sent to Gov. Bobby Jindal
June 20, 2013 at 1:00pm
The 2013 lottery alligator harvests will be conducted between Aug. 28 and Oct. 3.

Apply now for alligator lottery hunts

May 21, 2013 at 3:00pm
If the Louisiana High School Athletic Association listens to the Legislature, bass fishing could be established as one of the sports offered in high schools across the state.

House backs high-school bass fishing

Legislative resolution urges LHSAA to add bass-fishing teams to high-school sports.
May 15, 2013 at 3:49pm