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|Apply now for alligator lottery hunts
4 hours ago
If you want to participate in the 2013 alligator lottery hunts, now is the time to get in your application. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will select eligible hunters to hunt on four Coastal & Nongame Resources (CNR) Division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 15 Wildlife Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) property and 24 public lakes for this year's alligator harvest season.
|A turkey for dad
May 13 at 9:00 am
When you hear “Phfffffftt,” you know a strutting tom is close and it is time to get ready.
|A starling is born
April 11 at 9:00 am
Many centuries from now, archeologists will unearth a fishing diary belonging to one Catch Cormier. They’ll study it and find an amazing discovery. Like the Shroud of Turin, it will baffle scientists.
|Bass fishermen shouldn’t pass up pine trees
March 01 at 7:00 am
No angler has ever pulled up alongside a pine tree laying in the water thinking he has just unlocked a winning bass pattern. In fact, fishing pine trees might even be considered just a little bit taboo.
|Prespawn Patrol — Tips for bass fishing success during the prespawn
February 01 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.
|Another season of spotty duck hunting comes to a close
January 31 at 5:00 pm
Over the weekend, many East Zone hunters were greeted with fog and temperatures reflective of a nice late March morning when they headed to their blinds. Winds were on the lighter side as another cool front stalled to the north without making a push down to the Gulf of Mexico.
Most considered it par for the course, another dip in the roller coaster ride we’ve grown accustomed to when it comes to Louisiana winters. Though many fronts did manage to push through and bring new ducks to the state, hunters without food resources to hold them continued to struggle as the 2013 hunting season came to a close.
|Hunting on Pearl River WMA stopped because of flood waters
January 10 at 3:46 pm
Hunting on Pearl River Wildlife Management Area will be prohibited beginning Friday (Jan. 11) because of high water, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries announced today.
Rains have swollen the Pearl River, pushing it to 16.5 feet at Pearl River. Hunting will not be allowed until the river drops below 16.5 feet, the LDWF said.
|Rolling with the punches - Duck-hunting tactics for late-season success
January 01 at 7:00 am
You've had a good opening to the duck season. But now the season has been underway a while and you haven't had any cold fronts or strong south winds to bring in new birds or shake things up. They sky is blue-bird clear, and has been for days. The water is so calm you can float a saucer on it.
There are no ducks, at least not on your lease. You know they are somewhere, but they aren't where you are.
|Watch water temps for Biloxi Marsh trout-fishing success
November 20, 2012 at 8:00 am
Capt. Mike Gallo was faced with a bit of a dilemma on Nov. 14. After a morning spent fishing for trout with clients at The Trestles in Lake Pontchartrain, Geoghegan’s Canal just off The Rigolets and another stop in the Pearl River Basin, his group had only boated a handful of fish.
But just before noon, Gallo received a call from another of his captains who said fishing was hot at the MRGO on the south shore.
“As I’ve asked so many others before, I said, ‘Do you have planes, trains or busses to catch?’ One (client) said, ‘The only place I have to be is Thanksgiving,’” Gallo said. “So off we went. By 3:30, we had 45 trout, a dozen or so over 18 inches.”
|Pearl River bass love a jig in the fall
November 19, 2012 at 7:00 am
Fall is a great time to be on the water. First, most boats on the Pearl Rivers are loaded with hunters rather than fishermen. Second, jig fishing takes off as the leaves turn and the weather cools off.
And the Pearl River provides a perfect place to work on perfecting the old jig-and-pig technique for catching bass.
|West Pearl River bass biting at breakneck speed
November 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm
Despite a recent fish kill up north and the devastating effects of Hurricane Isaac down south, the West Pearl River was just as I remembered.
Back in the early 1990s, I used to run up and down the West Pearl pitching a jig or soft plastic to anything that broke the current. The bass, I figured, lay behind these obstructions to get out of the current and wait for something to eat.
“Nothing’s changed,” Covington-based bass tournament angler Jason Pittman told me as I stepped into his custom aluminum boat tailor made for fishing shallow river systems. “There’s no rhyme or reason to anything; these fish have pulled out to the river, and we’re making as many pitches as we can.”
|Dr. Pontchartrain — Learn from one of Lake Pontchartrain’s legends of fishing
November 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Dr. Bob Weiss knew where some keeper trout were holding. He knew he could yank up his anchor, start his motor and high-tail it to feeding speckled trout at the L&N Bridge in the Rigolets.
It would have taken him less than 10 minutes to get there, and Weiss could have caught all the specks he wanted — with several black drum and maybe even a redfish or flounder to pretty up the box.
But he sat in the same spot he had fished all morning without so much as a sniff from a speckled trout. Weiss had caught and released some mangrove snapper, croakers, sheepshead, catfish and enough black drum to fill a couple of limits.
None of those fish interested him, though. Weiss wanted speckled trout.
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