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Don’t underestimate the importance of preseason scouting to look for different hunting areas.

2017-18 WMA Forecast

A look at the public-land hunting for this year
September 01 at 7:00am
Pete Cooper’s Perch Float Popper took this nice slot red and several others during the recent Mission Six fly tournament.


August 15 at 7:00am


July 15 at 7:00am

River Shrimp bounty

June 22 at 1:35pm
Besides bluegill, Finch Lake offers lots of peace and quiet in a beautiful setting.

Through Haile & high water

Spring bream fishing beckons anglers off the beaten path
May 01 at 7:00am
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

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
Rhonda Havens of Boyce with a nice buck taken on KNF near her home this fall.

Hunting federal lands in Louisiana

January 24 at 9:00am
Crappie anglers converge on suspended D’Arbonne crappie in December.

Crappie season suspended — Top tips for Lake D’Arbonne crappie

The plug was pulled on Lake D’Arbonne in September, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fish it this month. In fact, what it really means is that crappie will be concentrated and vulnerable to anglers’ baits. Here’s how to mop up.
December 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Ken Chaumont shows off a slot red taken on an Egret Baits’ Zombie R.I.P. Stik in the upper Calcasieu estuary, where freshwater from the Calcasieu River mixes with saltier water north of Lake Charles.

Targeting pre-winter slot redfish in upper Calcasieu estuary

Suspending baitfish attract both reds and hybrid stripers
November 29, 2016 at 9:01am
A lot of factors, including its massive size, make Richard K. Yancey WMA your best chance at a quality buck this season in the MAV SOUTH.

2016-17 WMA Forecast

Hunting begins this month, but you don’t have to be a member of a high-priced hunting club to get in on the action. Here’s the low-down on what to expect if you’re planning to hunt the state’s WMA system.
September 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Tim Delaney shows off both the giant 1.83-pound bream he caught late Saturday afternoon on Iatt Lake in Grant Parish, and the 2-foot kiddie pole he caught it with. If certified by LOWA, the fish will become the new No. 1-ranked bluegill in Louisiana.

Potential new No. 1-ranked bluegill caught Saturday on kiddie pole in Iatt Lake

Delaney’s massive bream measured 11 ½ inches long, tipped certified scales at 1.83 pounds
May 26, 2016 at 2:07pm