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Peace Marvel has been one of the great innovators in offshore charter fishing business.

Venice fishing guide marches to his own drum beat

The man whose name has become almost synonymous with swordfish has the look of someone who has lived a lot of life and enjoyed every bit of it.

May 15 at 7:00am

Pearl River WMA reopened after river recedes

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area, but three side roads remain closed.

April 01 at 3:17pm
Nice catches of speckled trout can be found at the rigs in Lake Borgne during the summer.

The Forgotten Lake — Tips for Lake Borgne success

It seems that in every family there is one child who gets all the attention. The kids are outspoken, witty and interesting. At family gatherings, they keep everyone entertained.

Then there is the other child: quiet and bashful, sitting in the shadows.

April 01 at 7:00am

Father, son found guilty of deer hunting violations on Kisatchie National Forest

A father and son from Pearl River were found guilty in Second Judicial Court in Claiborne Parish earlier this month for deer hunting violations in connection with a case earlier this year in the Bucktail Campground on Kisatchie National Forest. 

March 22 at 3:54pm
Look for diving birds to give away the school specks when the water starts clearing up on a falling tide.

Paawty Time! How to catch Buras reds, trout in the spring

“No! “the women shrieked, while swiveling their heads from Doc to Artie. “Not another one!”

Doc was dumping yet another sack of crawfish into the purge bin, while Artie tapped another keg.

That made three sacks of crawfish and two kegs.

March 01 at 7:00am
Tuesday morning, Chas Champagne was using lemonhead Matrix Shad with a ⅜-ounce jighead to catch 15- to 17-inch speckled trout at the Trestles on Lake Pontchartrain. Noah Lepine, 15, above, shows off a typical speck from the day's take.

Don’t expect many springtime trophy trout in Lake Pontchartrain

As of right now, the Lake Pontchartrain-based creator of the popular Matrix and Vortex Shad soft plastic paddle tail baits isn’t expecting a record-breaking spring for trophy trout on his home waters.

February 23 at 11:23am
When fishing on the Pearl, Jeff Bruhl likes varying the weight of his jig based on the depth of water he is fishing.

How to fish a jig on the Pearl River

A jig is one bait a lot of bass anglers don’t understand how to fish, and because of that they have poor results with it.

But Jeff Bruhl has mastered the art, and he said it is critical to pick the right size lure for the situation.

February 15 at 7:00am
Jeff Bruhl targets drains and points in the marsh off of the Pearl River when looking for bass in February.

Don’t forget marsh bass fishing

When going into the Pearl River system, many anglers think of woods and big cypress trees. And, while the Pearl certainly has these, one place that’s overlooked is the marsh just south of the Pearl.

February 15 at 7:00am
Jeff Bruhl uses a 1-ounce weight, a punch skirt, a 5/0 hook and a soft-plastic whenever he is punching the grass mats.

Punching the Pearl River for bass

Punching could arguably be one of the most-fun ways to catch bass. There is just nothing like having to wench a fish out of thick cover. 

February 15 at 7:00am
Retired biologist Jimmy Stafford shows off one of his kills.

What to do about the ‘carry-over’

Unseasonably warm temperatures continued into December; in fact a new record high was set in the Baton Rouge area around the middle of the month.

February 12 at 8:55am
The massive Pearl River WMA will be closed when the Pearl River flood gauge reads 16.5 feet, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

Pearl River WMA expected to close this week

Pearl River Wildlife Management Area will be closed when the Pearl River flood gauge reached 16.5 feet, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced over the weekend.

The Pearl River was at 15.21 feet this morning, according to the National Weather Service.

February 08 at 9:07am
Jeff Bruhl caught this fish out of a drain that was holding bait. He used a red-shad-colored worm to lure a strike from this 2-pound bass.

Pearl Particulars — Best bets for Pearl River bass

On a gloomy February day, Jeff Bruhl was fishing waters he knew better than the chips in his truck windshield.

Pulling up to a big drain with a falling tide rushing out of it, Bruhl cast his red-shad worm to an old, massive cypress tree. He let the bullet weight pull the soft-plastic to the bottom and meticulously worked his worm, almost dragging it along with short hops.

February 01 at 7:00am
Mark Bible, retired Pearl River WMA supervisor, took this hog at the management area with a .444.

Mother nature is messing with us

For some reason Mother Nature does not seem too happy with us hunters this year. September rolls around, the early seasons open for migratory birds, temperatures were hot and the ground was dry, very dry.

January 12 at 9:00am
The last time the Bonnet Carre Spillway opened was in May of 2011. If the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opens it in the coming weeks, it would be the earliest-ever opening of the structure, which was completed in 1931.

How would Bonnet Carre Spillway opening impact Pontchartrain fishing?

With Mississippi River levels continuing to rise, some expect the earliest-ever opening in the 85-year history of the Bonnet Carre Spillway — which would relieve pressure on the levees protecting New Orleans and divert freshwater into Lake Pontchartrain for the first time since 2011.

That has left anglers holding their collective breath, waiting to see if there will be any impact on the upcoming spring speckled trout fishing.

January 05 at 2:46pm
Jimmy Stafford with sons David James (left) and Brandon (right) and a fine public land longbeard.

Veteran turkey biologist retires

In the early ’80s, a young college graduate from Louisiana Tech was hired by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries as a wildlife specialist on Pearl River WMA.

December 12, 2015 at 9:00am
Biloxi Marsh WMA offers plenty of prime duck ponds, where hunters can decoy in gadwall.

Biloxi bound — Duck-hunting tips for Biloxi WMA

“Here it’s almost Christmas!” snorted Artie’s brud-in-law Anthony (pronounced: “Ant-Knee.”) “But for us it’s still TEAL season! That’s almost all we been gettin’ — and mostly bluewings to boot!”

December 01, 2015 at 7:00am