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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 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 at 9:11am
Pearl River WMA is a maze of sloughs, ridges, bayous and rivers.

The last crossing

Hurricane Katrina changed everything on Pearl River WMA
February 01 at 7:00am
Blue Strike King Hack Attack jigs with sapphire blue Zoom Ultra Vibe chunks were effective fish-getters all day.

The many Pearl rivers

January 15 at 7:00am
The author took this Bossier Parish buck on Nov. 10 using deer urine and grunts to attract his attention.

Farts and Bubbles: Hunt like a champ

Mr. Bubbles brings good fortune to hunters
January 12 at 9:00am
Spotted bass add variety to the largemouth bass catch.

The magic of the Pearl — How to catch more Pearl River bass

A massive paper mill discharge wiped out the fishing on the Pearl River in 2011, but this picturesque maze of water has recovered. In fact, the bass fishing is probably better than it’s ever been. Here’s how to capitalize.
January 01 at 7:00am
Wood ducks provide great early morning opportunities on Pearl River WMA.

It’s time for a meat hunt

Most game species are on the menu
December 12, 2016 at 9:00am
The Pearl River gets full of speckled trout in the fall when the white shrimp move through the area, Capt. John Falterman said.

A low Pearl River is perfect setup for trout

Saltwater wedge pushes white shrimp into the area, guide says
October 04, 2016 at 10:47am
Most of us started our hunting “vocations” by stalking squirrels. The thrill is NOT gone! It’s easy to recapture.

Blasting Bachman’s — Where to hunt Bachman’s fox squirrels

The Florida Parishes holds the state’s only population of Bachman’s fox squirrels, those blazed-faced beauties coveted by hunters. But there’s also no shortage of feisty cat squirrels to round out your bags.
October 01, 2016 at 7:00am
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
Capt. Kris Robert with One Last Cast Charters said both the L&N Train Bridge and the Hwy. 90 bridge are solid spots for speckled trout this month. His go-to setup is a drop-shot rig with live shrimp, and he said plan on being early to get a good spot.

Arrive early at L&N Train Bridge for July speckled trout action

Capt. Kris Robert prefers a falling tide for speckled trout and redfish action
July 01, 2016 at 2:47pm
Both Bull and “pig” frogs abound in the more open, grassier regions of the Maurepas Swamp.

Midnight run — Tips for frogging in the Manchac Swamp WMA swamps

If the west winds blow the water out of your favorite fishing hole, just wait for darkness to settle on the swamps near Manchac and paddle out for some hectic frogging. Here’s how to make the most of the opportunity.
June 01, 2016 at 7:00am