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Barbara Ducote reeled in this South American spotted shovelnose catfish while fishing in the Atchafalaya River earlier this month north of Melville. The LDWF suspects the fish was likely a pet released by its owner.

Amazon catfish caught in Atchafalaya River

2-pound specimen likely a pet that was released, LDWF biologist says
July 20 at 11:24am

Two missing boaters survive long night in Atchafalaya Basin

Stump sinks boat near Bayou Long Wednesday morning, LDWF says
June 22 at 3:39pm

Tippets

June 15 at 7:00am
Morgan City High School Principal Mickey Fabre proudly holds out a chunky chinquapin he caught while fishing with Bill McCarty in the Atchafalaya Basin at Flat Lake near Morgan City.

The chinquapin run

Flat Lake fishing takes off this month
June 01 at 5:08pm
The Dogleg Canal off of Lake Fausse Pointe is a popular canal that local anglers frequent. It produces good catches of bass during the spring and early summer.

Sizing things up on Lake Fausse Pointe

Local stick shares hot spots for success
June 01 at 7:00am
In 2016, Jesse Langlois made quick work of this swamp gobbler. He drifted with the current of the Atchafalaya River and honed in on the turkey after hearing far off gobbling.

Stealth mode — The No. 1 Atchafalaya Basin turkey hunting tactic

Accessing the turkey woods by boat offers a stealthy approach and an escape from the crowds — and is the perfect solution for tracking down Atchafalaya Basin gobblers.
April 01 at 7:00am
Brent Ehrler, of Newport Beach, Calif., leads the Bassmaster Classic after Day 1 on Lake Conroe. Pierre Part's Cliff Crochet is in third place, less than 2 pounds out of the lead.

Ehrler leads Classic after Day 1, Cajun Baby in third

Anglers endured 20-30 mph winds Friday on Lake Conroe
March 24 at 10:03pm
Chris Macaulso finds sac-a-lait fishing to be addictive this time of year in the Basin.

Scoring sac-a-lait in the Atchafalaya Basin

Clean water is key to packing the ice chest this month
March 22 at 3:13pm
Pierre Part's Cliff

'Cajun Baby' leads 2017s first Elite Series event

Cliff Crochet takes slim lead in Cherokee Lake Bassmaster tournament
February 10 at 6:19am
One of Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet’s favorite February lures is a Rat-L-Trap, perfect for ripping through grass this month to catch Basin bass.

Cajun Baby’s Top 5 February Basin lures

Crochet shares thoughts on best wintertime fishing options
February 06 at 4:30pm
Scott Buxton flips or pitches Texas-rigged Tightlines UV-Craws for good fish in February and March.

Verret virtuoso — How to catch Lake Verret’s spawning bass

The Lake Verret system warms up early, ushering in spawning activity by the areas bass. Learn how this veteran tournament angler methodically works these waters to build heavy stringers.
February 01 at 7:00am
Dave Cavell (left) and Corey Wheat teamed up to win Claire's Heart benefit tournament in the Atchafalaya Basin by banging vibrating jigs off stumps around main points.

Stay off the banks for Basin bass, anglers say

Tournament winners say bass holding on points, stumps
January 18 at 5:36pm
Spotted bass add variety to the largemouth bass catch.

The magic of the Pearl — How to catch more Pearl River bass

A massive paper mill discharge wiped out the fishing on the Pearl River in 2011, but this picturesque maze of water has recovered. In fact, the bass fishing is probably better than it’s ever been. Here’s how to capitalize.
January 01 at 7:00am
Jonathan Cheely with his Atchafalaya Basin Buster 10-point shot two days after Christmas this past year.

Basin busters — Top deer-hunting tips for the Atchafalaya Basin

Killing deer in the Atchafalaya Basin is definitely a challenge, but these veteran hunters share their keys to success — both on private and public land.
January 01 at 7:00am