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|Firecrackers — Grand Bayou offers some great August chinquapin fishing
1214 Views - Posted: August 01 at 7:00 am
As far as clichés go, few are more frequently used than, “Dynamite comes in small packages.”
|Apply now for alligator lottery hunts
5956 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.
953 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
Speckled trout action should be gangbusters this month after a colder than normal spring. There was plenty of clear water in April and that favors topwater action. Perch-float poppers or Bob’s Bangers in green/white or chartreuse, foil pencil poppers in gold or silver, or Skipping Bugs in red/white worked great this month last year.
|Caney Lake gives up 11-pounder
4284 Views - Posted: March 28 at 4:34 pm
Fishermen can be some of the hardest-headed creatures. They’ll often ask people in the know about the best lures, the best colors, the best time of day to fish. And then the questioners find themselves doing the exact opposite thing.
|Bullied Bass — How to adjust when largemouths aren’t spawning in the shallows
1037 Views - Posted: March 01 at 7:00 am
So much emphasis is placed on bullying in schools today that students can spot a bully much more quickly than they can spot an action verb.
How they learn to deal with those tyrants will go a long way in determining how successful they will be in life because life is full of bullies.
Should victims simply run away?
|Caney Chatter - An unusual Caney Lake tactic for winter bass fishing
1295 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am
The last thing that comes to most people’s minds when thinking about Caney Lake is a chatter bait.
Kenny Covington isn’t most people.
He is a bassaholic who isn’t afraid to buck conventional wisdom.
When fishing magazines instruct him to head to deep water during the middle of winter, what does Covington do?
I’ll tell you what he doesn’t do. He doesn’t fish deep water.
|Best Caney Lake chatter bait colors
1230 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am
It’s hard to get me to believe that lure color makes much of a difference.
Do you really think a bass waiting on top of some coontail for something to eat looks at a chatter bait and decides to pass because it’s green pumpkin instead of black-and-blue?
|Chatter baits vs. swimming jigs
977 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am
At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be that much difference between where and how someone would fish a chatter-type bait versus a swimming jig.
Upon close examination, you’ll notice that the only difference between the two is the chatter bait has a blade in front while a swimming jig doesn’t.
|Suspended Animation —Jerkbait tips for wintertime bass fishing
1337 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am
Cold water, shallow water, clear water; plenty of situations make it hard to get fish to bite. For largemouth bass, one of the biggest mistakes anglers make in these conditions is fishing too fast and pulling baits through the strike zone with only a brief window of opportunity for predators to make their move.
However, holding a bait in place in the water column, or at least moving it with a slow and vulnerable cadence, will net you more attention from hungry fish that are just not in the mood to chase.
Dropshots are one answer, but for covering water and making those slow presentations over a broad area, your best bet is a suspending bait. Lipped jerkbaits or lipless twitchers do the trick in a variety of depths by appealing to a bass’ seasonal disposition.
|Bass anglers find Black Friday bite at Caney Lake
2864 Views - Posted: November 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm
My wife and I have an agreement: I get to go hunting and fishing as much as I want as long as I don’t make her go with me.
In turn, she gets to go shopping as much as she wants as long as she doesn’t make me go with her.
The agreement worked like a charm this past Friday, also known as Black Friday.
|Outside the Box — Tips for better spinnerbaits
1209 Views - Posted: November 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Few bass anglers give much thought about what spinnerbait they tie on the ends of their lines. Want proof? Take a look at what’s lying on the front decks of bass boats all across the Bayou State.
Odds are you’ll find 75 percent have tied on 3/8-ounce chartreuse-and-white spinnerbaits with tandem Colorado/willow-blade combinations.
The other 25 percent? According to West Monroe’s Kenny Covington, they’ll have tied on a 3/8-ounce chartreuse-and-white double-willow spinnerbait.
“But none of them know why they’re throwing either one,” Covington said. “They may know that bass are slamming spinnerbaits right now because they’re up shallow feeding on shad, but they don’t know why they have those particular kinds of spinnerbaits tied on.”
1379 Views - Posted: June 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
It doesn’t take much to get a typical Louisiana bass angler out of bed early during June. He knows he’s not going to be out there on the lake all that long anyway.
After launching his boat in the dark, he falls into a predictable routine that includes a few topwater bites right at dawn. Maybe a slow-rolled spinnerbait around the grass just after that. And he wraps up his trip with a plastic worm around a few docks before retiring for an afternoon nap under a window unit.
|Big worms not the only brush-pile baits that work on Caney Lake
1611 Views - Posted: June 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
There’s no doubt a big Texas-rigged worm is the way to fish the numerous brush piles in Caney Lake during the summer because they work more often than not.
|Topwater frogs work well over Caney Lake’s flooded grass
1296 Views - Posted: June 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Ron Aulds’ favorite way to fish Caney Lake might be working big worms in the deep brush piles, but he knows that’s not the only way to catch big bass.
|June issue ships out today
2692 Views - Posted: May 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm
The Louisiana Sportsman staff are hard at work dotting the I's and crossing the T's of the June issue, and later this afternoon (May 17) the magazine will head to the printers. That means that, within the week, the issue will be arriving in mailboxes and newsstands across the state.
Red snapper take center stage this month, and reading this issue will ensure you’re ready to pursue the most-talked-about fish of the summer. If chasing trout is more your thing, we’ve got tips and tricks for fishing Lake Pontchartrain, Delacroix and Lake Raccourci that will have you polishing off your day with limits every time.
|In Plain View
1445 Views - Posted: April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
I walked down to the dock and saw Craig “Bubba” Graham shielding his eyes from the glare of the sun, just staring into the water. Something had his attention.
“I found one,” he shouted to me when he finally noticed me nearing the end of the dock.
He eased his boat around and trolled the 30 or 40 yards to the dock, letting me hop in.
St. Francisville’s Graham then pointed the boat right back to the same spot, positioning it so the sun wouldn’t be in our eyes. And he quickly took up position on the front deck, and went back to staring into the depths of Caney Lake.
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