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Ged Schwing shows off a nice 21-inch speck caught Wednesday morning in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet out of Shell Beach. Flats in the MRGO are a great place to target transitioning trout on windy April days, according to Capt. Jacques Laboureur.

Shell Beach specks biting in MRGO

Guide shares tips for dealing with April winds
April 20 at 5:17pm
John Murray, of Tennessee, won the Bassmaster Elite Series stop at Toledo Bend Sunday on the strength of a five-fish bag that weighed 24-15. It was his first Elite Series victory at 11 seasons on the circuit.

Murray wins first Elite Series title at Toledo Bend

Jason Christie finishes 2nd, Jamie Hartman comes in 3rd
April 09 at 9:34pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, and his wife show off a couple of big cats caught with noodles.

Apex Predator: Making custom-rigged catfish noodle lines

Check out the video for step-by-step instructions
April 06 at 6:45am
Capt. Mike Gallo with a speckled trout caught at The Castle.

Raid the Castle — Fishing tips for catching trout at The Castle

Speckled trout and reds roam the old ruins of what for decades was known as ‘The Castle.’ So take some tips from this guide and catch your fill.
April 01 at 7:00am
A tiny stinger hook on a small leader can help you catch more catfish, especially when they are striking short on your bait.

Catch more catfish with this one tip

A tiny detail can help hook even big catfish
March 29 at 4:30pm
Speckled trout are less tolerant of freshwater, but can be found in nearby deeper areas where saltwater lies beneath.

Fresh and salty mix near Pointe a la Hache

Fresh, saltwater fish found in the same spots during spring trips
March 16 at 5:09pm
Channel catfish are easy to identify by the long, heavy, dark whiskers in the corners of their mouths.

Channel catfish do it all

These cats are hard fighting and great to eat
March 02 at 9:15am
For Louisiana’s Cajun clam marketing effort, rangia clams were harvested with a modified oyster dredge and sorted on before being put in caged trays suspended off the water bottom for self-purging.

Louisiana marshes have clams, too

Oysters aren't the only mollusks around
February 03 at 3:50pm
In late winter and early spring, much more of the lake is relatively open water than in May or June. By late summer, the lake is almost solid green with plant growth.

Speckled dreams — Best tactics to catch springtime crappie

If crappie fishing fills your nighttime thoughts, this angler has the tips and tools to help turn dreams into reality.
February 01 at 7:00am
Game species hunted at the former Saline WMA and now Dewey Wills WMA are deer, squirrels, rabbits, raccoon, turkey and waterfowl.

Saline WMA is now Dewey Wills

More about this public deer mecca
February 01 at 7:00am

Two Avoyelles Parish men busted for allegedly gill-netting crappie

Incident occurred Jan. 26 on Old River in Vick, LDWF says
January 27 at 4:29pm
Capt. Eddie Berthelot Jr. favors cocahoe minnows under a popping cork or tight-lined Matrix Shad for January speckled trout in Catfish Lake out of Golden Meadow. <br />

Slow it down for wintertime trout

Try live minnows or soft plastics in Catfish Lake out of Golden Meadow
January 18 at 10:24am