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This quality Desoto Parish buck is a prime example of how good the nutrition has been this year thanks to the abundant spring and summer rainfall.

Big Bayou State bucks going down

Deer season is in full swing — and now is the time to load up the freezer
December 12, 2017 at 9:00am
Capt. Kris Robert shows off a speckled trout he caught jigging a Matrix Shad soft plastic lure at The Trestles train bridge on Lake Pontchartrain.

Beating the bridges

Lake Pontchartrain is where many a speckled trout angler’s dreams of limits go to die. Fish are there this month, but the bite can be finicky — and knowing subtle nuances and being able to read conditions are keys to success.
December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Capt. Mike Gallo said he typically heads to the outer islands of the Biloxi Marsh this month in search of saltier water — and speckled trout.

Check water salinity to track down specks

Target outer islands in Biloxi Marsh this month, guide says
September 25, 2017 at 9:24am
Not all locations in Areas 4 and 9 have experienced declining deer numbers. These seven deer were photographed after the 2016 season on a 30-acre tract.

Deer harvest, number of hunters in decline

Poor habitat conditions, hogs, storms all contribute
September 12, 2017 at 9:00am
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, 2017 at 7:00am
Capt. Kris Robert has still been catching fish on rigs inside Lake Borgne this month, because specks are effectively trapped there by a

High Pearl River shutting down action at L&N Bridge — for now

'Freshwater Wall’ holding specks in Lake Borgne, guide says
July 17, 2017 at 10:35am
Time at the range with your hunting rifle is time well spent.

Time to go sling some lead!

Tips to ensure your rifle is good to go
June 23, 2017 at 10:34am
Depending on where you're located on the Louisiana coast, Tropical Storm Cindy could be a boon to fishing with a salty tidal surge — or a bust if it dumps heavy rain and inundates some areas with loads of fresh water.

Guides not expecting big fishing impact from Tropical Storm Cindy

Storm surge could actually improve salinities — depending on where heavy rains fall
June 21, 2017 at 2:45am

LDWF: Pontchartrain anglers over speckled trout limit

Three ticketed in two separate cases on Monday
April 20, 2017 at 8:38am
Green often fishes the lake when it is so rough that he has difficulty standing on the bouncing deck of his boat.

Forrest Green is a fishing fool

April 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Bream will always find spots behind obstructions in the water where they can hang out and not have to fight the current.

Crappie currents — West Pearl River crappie-fishing tactics

If you’re in the mood for some crappie, the West Pearl River is filled with the tasty fish. All you need to be successful is an understanding of how the fish react to current.
April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Mark Bible (right) and the author with a nice harvest of deer on Pearl River late in the season.

We finished strong

Indications are 2016 deer season was a good one
March 10, 2017 at 6:40am
Brian Baldwin, left, and Steele Sessions enjoyed a great trip loading up on white perch from the West Pearl.

Video: West Pearl crappie moving up to spawn

Local anglers recommend Matrix Mini lures 2 feet under a cork
February 21, 2017 at 9:11am