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Many of Louisiana’s fisheries are ripe with bass, and days on the water make fantastic memories.

Take on the Louisiana Bass Trail

Explore our state’s bass waters and win prizes
June 01 at 7:00am
Chinquapins, properly called “redear sunfish” for obvious reasons, are always a prized catch for bream fishermen. They spawn much earlier than bluegills and only for a short 3-week period.

Top bream-fishing tackle

May 15, 2015 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
Bluegills are more likely named for the bluish hue on the bottom of their gill covers than for the dark tab extending from the rear of the cover.

Confessions of a bream killer — Expert bream-fishing tips

Sometimes you can hardly keep bream out of your boat, but when the bite gets tough you have to know how to adjust. Here are some tips from a man who has perfected the art of catching these tasty panfish.
May 01, 2015 at 7:00am
Josh Andrews poses with a fish over 50 pounds, the biggest fish of the day.

It’s a family tradition

May 15, 2014 at 8:00am
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
Although he lives in Mississippi, Josh Andrews fishes almost exclusively in Louisiana.

Night Stripes — Fishing tips for Lake St. John hybrid stripers

When darkness falls on Lake St. John, hybrid stripers swarm around pier lights. And these anglers know how to get them to bite.
November 01, 2013 at 7:00am
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
Bass are often lethargic in cold water, so multiple treble hooks help you snare the ones that just slap at the bait.

Suspended Animation ­—Jerkbait tips for wintertime bass fishing

Bass become lethargic in cold water, but that doesn’t mean they won’t bite. Tie on a jerkbait and hang it in front of a fish’s face for plenty of wintertime action.
January 01, 2013 at 7:00am

Tippets

July 09, 2012 at 7:00am
The Mississippi River oxbows provide scenic fishing opportunities.

Oxbow bream

Try a fly on these unique lakes
April 01, 2012 at 7:26am
As soon as the sun was hidden behind clouds the Lake Claiborne stripers sprang into a feeding frenzy.

Cloud Dancers

Target hybrid stripers this month whenever the sun is playing hard to get.
November 01, 2011 at 10:03am
The cockahoe minnow is very useful in catching hybrid stripers on Lake Claiborne.

Hybrid stripers — a man-made fish

November 01, 2011 at 10:03am

Lake Bruin drawdown scheduled for fall

June 20, 2011 at 2:18pm