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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
Josh Chauvin shows off one of the big catfish he wrestled on one of his

Apex Predator's extreme noodling: Swim-fishing for big cats

Chauvin leaves boat behind, tangles with cats in the water
July 19 at 1:41pm
Anglers often jokingly tell tales of catching enough fish to “sink the boat.” Here, it nearly happened. With the stern of his kayak underwater, Eric Muhoberac gives a victory salute while heading in with an overload of big blue catfish.

Kayak catfishing

Get easier access to where catfish hide
July 18 at 9:00am
The life-long commercial fishermen spends most of his days on the water now as a recreational fisherman.

A swamp life

July 15 at 7:00am
Capt. Bubby Lamy celebrates another solid speckled trout coming aboard, and said this month he likes to head to the clear, high-salinity waters of the outer islands of the Biloxi Marsh to target specks in the middle of the summer.

Targeting specks on the outer islands of the Biloxi Marsh

Drifting over reefs with a popping cork is a solid way to catch trout this month, guide says
July 06 at 11:20am
Stephen Mitchell scored on this spotted bass fishing a sand flat where the Ouachita River meets the Tensas with a Carolina-rigged watermelon red Zoom Super Fluke.

Four Rivers bass

Hit four rivers in one day for the trip of a lifetime
July 01 at 7:00am
Rory Eschete caught — and released — this beautiful 26-inch speckled trout while fishing with live pogies during a trip to the Caminada Pass jetties last month.

Live bait the ticket for Grand Isle trout

Shrimp, croakers and pogies all ideal for June bite
June 19 at 9:49am
For Mike McMullen, bream fishing trumps every other kind of fishing.

City Bream

Catching big bream in an urban oasis
June 01 at 7:00am
Branden Graf, 19, of Abita Springs, shows off the 9.9-pound lunker bass he caught on May 24 in the Tchefuncte River near Madisonville. The big fish, which Graf released, bit a Texas-rigged junebug Senko in about 3 feet of water.

Tchefuncte River gives up 9.9-pound lunker bass near Madisonville

Big fish fell for Texas-rigged Senko near Salty’s Marina
May 31 at 4:57pm
Albert Chandler with two nice D’Arbonne catfish.

Want to catch fish this month at Lake D’Arbonne?

Change your target to catfish!
May 16 at 3:55pm
Tommy Vidrine caught and released this big speck at the Caminada Pass jetties last week, but reported trout on the beach at Elmer's Island were running bigger than normal.

Big trout on the beach at Elmer’s Island

Cast into the breakers — not smooth water — to catch big specks, Vidrine says
May 15 at 4:46pm
The selection of flies available to the inshore angler is bountiful.


May 15 at 7:00am
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, hunted down giant alligator snapping turtles in a pirogue this spring.

Apex Predator: Noodling for giant alligator snapping turtles - in a pirogue

Chauvin got 101-pounder in boat - briefly
May 09 at 5:59pm