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Lake Henderson, which sprawls on both sides of Interstate Highway 10, has a variety of productive habitats for Murphy Royer’s favorite fish. Candy from a baby — Best crappie-fishing tactics
722 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am

Zounds! This guy is good.

Scott Robbins, a native of Eunice and resident of Baytown, Texas, poses with the huge 9-point he arrowed on family land in Concordia Parish. The big buck green scored 163 inches Pope and Young. Veterinarian arrows huge 9-pointer in Concordia Parish
7143 Views - Posted: January 22 at 4:30 pm

Almost two weeks after arrowing a thick-racked 9-pointer on an old river bottom in Concordia Parish, Scott Robbins is still showing off photos of the buck like the proud father of a newborn child.

Before committing to their spawning areas, bass will stage on perimeter cover like isolated cypress trees and outside grass points. Where to fish for prespawn bass
617 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet described the prespawn zone as those major stopping points bass utilize before heading into their spawning areas. It’s difficult, he said, to define a specific depth because the range varies by location and habitat.

Louisiana's 2014 turkey season opens on March 22. This gobbler was taken on a Sherburne Wildlife Management Area lottery hunt in March, 2013. 2014 turkey regulations, lottery hunt applications now available
3693 Views - Posted: January 08 at 6:00 am

The 2014 wild turkey season opens March 22, and the regulations pamphlet is now available from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

As the sun heats the water in the Old River Channel later in the morning, Chris Ramos of Sulphur will use VuDu shrimp under a popping cork to score on speckled trout. Triple Play — Trout fishing tips for Lake Charles, Prien Lake and Moss Lake
1622 Views - Posted: November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

There’s a lot going on in Lake Charles in November and December besides refining oil and moving liquefied natural gas.

Opening day for Louisiana's 2014 wild turkey season is scheduled for Saturday, March 22. 2014 wild turkey season dates approved
7275 Views - Posted: October 10, 2013 at 4:00 am

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission recently approved the 2014 wild turkey season framework, with opening day pegged for March 22.

In the cypress/tupelo waters south of I-10, bass hit shrimp imitation baits like the VuDu. Sabine Surrender — Sabine River bass fishing tactics
2047 Views - Posted: September 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

In the corner of his eye, Lake Charles’ Ken Chaumont spied what he was looking for. On a weedy point on the Louisiana side of the Sabine River across from Orange, Texxas, balls of “rain shad,” as he called them, were erupting from the water.

The private lands youth and physically challenged hunter weekend would be set for March 15-16 in all designated areas, if approved as recommended. LDWF issues notice of intent for 2014 wild turkey season
5066 Views - Posted: July 04, 2013 at 7:44 am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission proposed 2014 wild turkey season dates and regulation changes at a meeting Tuesday.

One of Russ McVey’s summer mainstays is a shakey-head worm bounced around the rocks deep enough to hold a sizable concentration of fish. Red River’s Bobo Hole not immune to change
1333 Views - Posted: June 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
The Bobo Hole, one of the most famous fishing spots on all the Red River, used to attract anglers like cows to a watermelon rind.

Signs mark the beginning of the restricted areas below the Old River Control Complex, which have been expanded to 500 feet. Corps expands restricted area at Old River Control Complex
3423 Views - Posted: May 30, 2013 at 11:24 am
The restricted boating zone below the Old River Control Complex have been increased to 500 feet, the U.S. Corps of Engineers announced today.

Oxbow bluegills are not as large as their swamp counterparts, but you can load a box with ones this size. Oxbow blues
2817 Views - Posted: May 08, 2013 at 9:00 am
Look at a map of eastern Louisiana, from Bastrop to New Roads, and you’ll realize the power of the mighty Mississippi. Over millennia, the great river has carved out dozens of deep waterways, most of which have become isolated from the river’s flow.

Pellegrin has found wahoo don’t care as much about water depth as they do bait and water clarity. Blue water hidden under muddy water at mouth of Mississippi
2056 Views - Posted: March 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin likes to think he has the luxury of fishing out of Cocodrie. Now, before you start complaining that he is being just a little shortsighted, consider that his reasoning has more to do with the Mississippi River than it does a territorial stance.

Bassmaster Elite pro Greg Hackney finds big prespawners by pitching heavy jigs around the edges of grass lines. Prespawn Patrol ­— Tips for bass fishing success during the prespawn
4664 Views - Posted: February 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
Pickles and ice cream, donuts with lots of sprinkles, Cheese Whiz and anything with chocolate — pregnancy cravings are a fact of life, for a soon-to-be mom eating for two (or more).

Expectant bass might not crave anything odd, but they’re all about packing their bellies for their forthcoming spawn. Learn where and how to locate these fish and you can, ahem, “expect” your own delivery of rod-bending fun.

First, consider the basics of where they’ll spawn. Creeks, coves, backwater canals. Pretty much any shallow habitat with good sunlight and some type of cover will do.

LDWF corrects 2013 turkey hunting season dates LDWF corrects 2013 turkey hunting season dates
4470 Views - Posted: January 31, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Turkey hunting on the U.S. Corps of Engineers’ Old River and Lock Area will be allowed March 23 through April 7, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries reported today.

The dates listed for that area were printed correctly in the 2013 turkey hunting regulations pamphlet, but were incorrect on page 86 of the state’s hunting regulations pamphlet are incorrect, the LDWF said.

This 1960s Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries photo shows the dense spacing of the over 500 blinds on Catahoula Lake. Defining Lake Catahoula
2864 Views - Posted: December 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Defining Catahoula is difficult. Perhaps it is easier to define what it is not.

It is not a wildlife management area. It is not private property (or at least it has not been considered so historically), so it is open for “public” hunting. It is not hunter friendly.

Above all, it is not easy to manage.

It might not even be a lake — at least by the most common definitions of the word.

The Mississippi River oxbows provide scenic fishing opportunities. Oxbow bream
4513 Views - Posted: April 01, 2012 at 7:26 am
Once again, the weather prognosticaters had proven that their job is better left to leaf readers and Ouija boards.

I’d taken a good day of vacation to take my daughter Cokie fishing while she was off on Easter break. We were hoping to hit a home run on big bream at Lake Concordia.