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In a still shot from a video, Detective Jason McRight with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office talks to Elite Redfish Anglers at their captains' meeting in Orange, Texas last month about Louisiana's laws concerning trespassing and private waters.

Video: Captains' meeting rankles tournament redfish anglers

Capt. Steve Smith, a Lafayette-based charter guide who works out of both Cypremort Point and Big Lake, also fishes the Elite Redfish Series across the Southeastern U.S.

But when the tour visited the Sabine River in Orange, Texas, last month, Smith opted to stay away from his home state's waters - not because the fishing was better on the other side of the river, but because he didn't want to take a chance of being accused of trespassing on private property in Louisiana.

May 19 at 8:22am
This file photo from 2006 shows original installation of the first phase of the Redfish Pointe Artificial Reef in western Vermilion Bay.

CCA expanding Redfish Pointe Artificial Reef in Vermilion Bay

The Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana is increasing the size of an existing artificial reef in western Vermilion Bay.

November 04, 2015 at 1:37pm
Speckled trout are biting live shrimp under a cork or plastics right now out of Cypremort Point. The Cove, The Hammock, Pavy's Reef, Tee Butte and Weeks Bay are all seeing fish now, according to Keith Delahoussaye.

Speckled trout 'on fire' out of Cypremort Point

It took a while for the speckled trout bite to turn on out of Cypremort Point this year, but October’s arrival — along with a couple of pretty nice cool fronts — has finally done the trick.

October 13, 2015 at 10:46am
Michael Hebert holds up Louisiana's  potential new No. 1 black grouper he caught on July 25 in the Garden Banks. The fish, which was in 175 feet of water, weighed 54.6 pounds and measured 47 inches with a 36-inch girth.

Potential new No. 1 black grouper caught in Garden Banks

What started out as a potential world record yellowmouth grouper for Michael Hebert last month in the Garden Banks didn’t play out exactly like he expected it would.

August 05, 2015 at 9:04am
Redfish action hasn't been affected by the high level of the Atchafalaya River, and Keith Delahoussaye said Marsh Island and reefs in Southwest Pass have been consistent producers for nice reds recently.

Redfish action heating up at Cypremort Point

Anglers familiar with the Cypremort Point area know about the big influence the Atchafalaya River level has on the fishing there, and this summer has been no exception.

July 15, 2015 at 10:58am
The 62nd annual Iberia Rod and Gun Club saltwater rodeo at Cypremort Point begins tomorrow, July 2, and runs through the 4th of July. For the first time in several years, a kayak division will be part of the event.

Iberia Rod and Gun Club to host 62nd annual saltwater rodeo at Cypremort Point

For the first time in several years, the 62nd annual Iberia Rod and Gun Club’s 4th of July saltwater rodeo will feature a kayak division at Cypremort Point.

July 01, 2015 at 9:25am
Leon Minvielle hoists a stringer of redfish caught at the Worm.

Winning at the Worm — How to fish this Marsh Island redfish hotspot

Last summer in the middle of the day, while toiling away at work trying not to think of someplace else I’d rather be, I received a phone call from the late Elvis Jeanminette.

July 01, 2015 at 7:00am
Overcooked, as well as dried out macaroni is difficult to keep on a hook if one should choose to use it as bait as well as chum.

Macaroni magic — Using macaroni to chum up mangrove snapper

The absolutely transparent water churned with fish.

It was like a giant aquarium.

The slightly-built, heavily suntanned 50-year-old man threw another handful of macaroni into the seething mass of Bermuda chubs and mangrove snappers. 


You betcha — macaroni.

July 01, 2015 at 6:00am
Latiolais’ growing stringer brought a smile to his face.

Why fish from a kayak?

“All my fishing is kayak fishing,” Dustie Latiolais said with a grin. “I’ve been doing it three years. Cory Werk, who owns Bayou Teche Experience in Breaux Bridge, got me into it.”

April 15, 2015 at 7:00am

New Iberia man charged with allegedly killing Louisiana black bear near Cypremort Point

A 52-year-old New Iberia man was cited for allegedly killing a Louisiana black bear while hog hunting near Cypremort Point in St. Mary Parish on Feb. 28, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

March 05, 2015 at 4:16pm
James Elvis

Longtime Acadiana bass and saltwater angler dies

A longtime bass angler and Louisiana Sportsman source for both fresh and saltwater fishing reports throughout Acadiana passed away Monday.

January 13, 2015 at 7:42am
Capt. Elvis Jeanminette, with Top Rod Fishing Charters, prefers using glow-colored lures dipped with chartreuse dye to target speckled trout in and around Cypremort Point in December.

Try glow and chartreuse for Cypremort Point specks in December

Capt. Elvis Jeanminette has just three words for anglers flocking to Cypremort Point for some December speckled trout action.

December 24, 2014 at 9:35am
Richard stalks each fish that he casts to. Note the use of the casting basket to hold the line he strips in during the retrieve and the casting platform secured to the boat’s deck.

The Fly Guy —Fly-fishing advice on how to catch Marsh Island reds

Keith Richard never had a chance at figuring out what was going on when he walked into Stillwater Outfitters fishing guide Steve Smith’s Cypremort Point camp.

September 01, 2014 at 7:00am
David 'T-Coon' Billeaud crimps the barbs on his hooks so he can unhook quickly and keep a trout feeding frenzy going.

Trout Masters excerpt: Using soft plastics to catch big trout out of Cypremort Point

David ‘T-Coon’ Billeaud is not a fan of live bait.

He routinely uses soft plastics exclusively to catch big trout around Cypremort Point. 

In this excerpt from Trout Masters: How Louisiana Anglers Catch the Lunkers, Billeaud discusses his favorite lures, jigheads and the tidal movement he prefers to catch more specks.  

August 13, 2014 at 5:21pm
The 61st annual saltwater fishing rodeo at Cypremort Point will be held July 3-5, with headquarters at the Quintana Pavilion.

Iberia Rod and Gun Club to host 61st annual rodeo at Cypremort Point

The Iberia Rod and Gun Club will host its 61st annual saltwater fishing rodeo featuring almost $10,000 in cash and prizes over the 4th of July weekend at Cypremort Point.

June 25, 2014 at 2:02pm
Neil Smith caught this 101.3-pound cobia last week about 70 miles southwest of Cypremort Point. If certified by the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association, it will be the state's new No. 6-ranked cobia.

UL student lands 101.3-pound cobia 70 miles southwest of Cypremort Point

Neil Smith thought for a second he might have caught another jack crevalle as he and friends fished behind a shrimp boat about 70 miles southwest of Cypremort Point last week.

June 09, 2014 at 5:00pm