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|Apply now for alligator lottery hunts
5941 Views - Posted: May 21 at 3:00 pm
If you want to participate in the 2013 alligator lottery hunts, now is the time to get in your application. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will select eligible hunters to hunt on four Coastal & Nongame Resources (CNR) Division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 15 Wildlife Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) property and 24 public lakes for this year's alligator harvest season.
|Mad as a Hatter
1780 Views - Posted: July 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Some people think Charles Citrano is just a little bit crazy. But the way he sees it, he’s just somebody who always has catfish fillets in his freezer.
You see, Citrano isn’t your typical Cross Lake catfish angler. Oh, he’ll get out there and drift-fish Hicks Pocket all day long when the weather is nice and sunny, but the crazy part comes into play when Shreveport is the recipient of extremely heavy rain.
“I’m not talking about little sprinkles here,” Citrano said. “I’m talking about at least an inch and a half to 3 inches. The worse the weather is the better the catfish bite.
|Veteran angler catching fewer small catfish
1097 Views - Posted: July 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Charles Citrano has lived on Cross Lake for the last 15 years, but he estimates that over his 71 years of life he’s spent as much time on Cross Lake as he has at work.
|Drift-fishing is a Cross Lake standard
1362 Views - Posted: July 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Although he prefers fishing in a downpour, Charles Citrano doesn’t mind blending in with everybody else and doing a little drift-fishing for catfish every now and then.
And he has perfected this most-common catfishing method just as much as he has off-the-wall foul-weather fishing.
|Cross Lake visitors can gather at online community
1156 Views - Posted: July 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
After he started visiting Cross Lake on a regular basis about two years ago, Seth Winterer quickly discovered there wasn’t a whole lot of information about the lake on the internet.
|July mag lays out summer hotspots
3115 Views - Posted: June 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm
The July issue of Louisiana Sportsman will head to the printers this afternoon, (June 21) and start arriving in mailboxes and on newsstands within the week.
There’s no reason why you should go home without your fill of trout this July. We’ll tell you how to overcome obstacles such as wimpy tides, stiff winds and the extreme heat and still put fish in the boat.
|Humble Pie Specks
1542 Views - Posted: March 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
I am sitting in the dark in Silverfish Lodge’s boat shed waiting for my guide, Charlie Thomason, to return from an errand. Oyster boats, one after another, are chugging and puffing by in Bayou La Loutre, so close I could flip a coin onto their decks. They loom out of the dark like giant white wedding cakes, then recede down the bayou to meet their day’s destiny churning endlessly in circles over some remote oyster reef.
|Arkansas takes College Classic crown from LSU
4961 Views - Posted: February 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm
LSU fishing team members were feeling pretty confident about their chances of defending their Bassmaster College Series title, having located some nice bedding fish on Cross Lake.
And the three two-man Tiger teams did bring a few over-the-slot lunkers to the scales. However, Arkansas team members managed to stick an extra weigh fish, and that was the difference.
|No Lease, No Problem
3541 Views - Posted: December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am
As we soak our waders into yet another duck hunting season, many of us have already begun to reap the residuals from the productive ponds on our leases, while others have had ample time to allow their sore shooting shoulders to heal after experiencing the great pleasure of bagging the limits that come along with a guided trip.
|Work that Wiggle
1792 Views - Posted: June 29, 2011 at 11:01 am
About the only way to make a soft-body swimbait more user-friendly would be teaching it to tie its own knot. Short of that, just sling one out, wind it back and note how this hunk of molded plastic excels at doing the work for you.
|FLW Tour Day 2: Cox continues to lead Red River tournament
2627 Views - Posted: May 21, 2011 at 9:45 am
Florida’s John Cox pushed his lead being to more than 7 pounds yesterday (May 20) in the FLW Tour held on the Red River, leading the top-20 field moving to the third-day semi-finals.
Cox put together 14 pounds during Friday’s competition to bring his two-day total to 28 pounds, 10 ounces.
He fished the first two days of competition from a 17-foot boat powered by a 75-horsepower Mercury with hopes that the lighter rig would allow him access to shallow-water areas other competitors could not reach. Cox said he made a two-hour run each way to his fishing spot.
|BFL All-American Day 2: Wheeler pushes lead to 9 1/2 pounds
2682 Views - Posted: May 20, 2011 at 9:46 am
Indiana’s Jacob Wheeler extended his lead yesterday (May 20) in the BFL All-American event being held on Cross Lake. Wheeler put 10 pounds, 4 ounces on the scales for a two-day total of 19 pounds, 2 ounces and a 9 ½-pounds lead over his closest competitor.
“Today was a much tougher day for me,” said Wheeler, who is fishing in his first BFL All-American. “The wind really muddied up a lot of my water and changed the way I fished today. I slowed down a lot and just tried to maintain my lead; I was very fortunate to gain a few pounds with a much smaller bag than yesterday.”
|Evening frogging makes the most of afternoon bass fishing trips
5755 Views - Posted: March 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm
If you’re heading bass fishing, well don’t forget to bring the spotlights. I have loads of success on these trips in canals alongside Lake DesAllemands, Lake Boeuf, Ruddock, and the Intracoastal Waterway near Bayou Black.
|Pontchartrain train trestle turning on early for speckled trout
5297 Views - Posted: March 09, 2011 at 5:30 pm
One of the worst kept secrets in Southeast Louisiana is that the bridges across Lake Pontchartrain have turned on early this year.
Most people know about trolling the Causeway, but if that’s not your cup of tea, head to the train trestle over on the eastern side of the lake. Some anglers have already landed trout over 5 pounds off this community hole.
|Happy New Year, Indeed!
1107 Views - Posted: December 29, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Some people like to start the New Year with sparklers and firecrackers, but the locals down in Shell Beach and Hopedale are too busy enjoying all the speckled trout action to notice.
|Delaware angler leading BASS Federation Nation Championship, Louisiana's Laiche in 14th
3937 Views - Posted: October 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. — Louisiana’s Jamie Laiche was in 14th place going into the final day of the BASS Federation Nation Championship on the Red River. Unfortunately, he also was in sixth place in the divisional competition – putting him as a long shot for a 2011 Bassmaster Classic invitation.
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