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Port Sulphur man arrested for alleged oyster violations

A Port Sulphur man accused of taking oyster from polluted waters for a third time last spring was arrested Monday after information taken from his cellphone linked him to off-limits areas, according to a release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

September 20 at 6:01pm

Four cited for shrimping violations in Plaquemines Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited multiple boats in Plaquemines Parish last weekend for alleged shrimping violations.

August 09 at 11:39am

Two cited for possessing 33 redfish in Port Sulphur

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries busted two men for allegedly being over their redfish limit in Port Sulphur on Feb. 11, according to a news release.

February 15 at 9:31am
There are many Lake Borgne and Bay Eloi waypoints included in Captain Paul’s Fishing Edge.

Removed platform sites can be great fishing locations

Dear Capt. Paul:

I am looking for coordinates of shell pads that might exist in Lake Borgne and around Bay Eloi.

Any old rig pads, old islands or points, etc. would be great.

Thanks. 

September 03, 2015 at 3:45pm

Agents cite 20 more accused of shrimp harvesting violations

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited 20 people for alleged shrimp violations since the middle of the summer.

August 07, 2015 at 3:08pm
Follow the hovering — or even sitting — black-headed gulls for school specks in Bastian Bay.

Bastian Bay Blast — Best bets for Port Sulphur and Empire trout, reds and drum

Scarlett O’Hara often got this look. But poor Ashley Wilkes never noticed. Glenn Close got it in Fatal Sttraction, and Michael Douglas caught it in the nick of time.

June 01, 2015 at 7:00am

Bowfishing guide cited for alleged commercial fishing violations, LDWF says

A Gretna man was cited for alleged charter guide fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish.

January 22, 2015 at 11:17am
On average, summer Spanish mackerel far outweigh the ones around our shallow rigs in winter and spring.

West Delta Mack Attack — How to fish for Spanish mackerel at Louisiana’s nearshore rigs

“Not the trailer bearings again!” Artie groaned as we rumbled onto the shoulder amidst a cloud of smoke.

August 01, 2014 at 7:00am
Capt. Nash Roberts IV believes anglers should keep their lure selection simple, and stick with a few basic colors in plastics.

Trout Masters Too excerpt: fishing down the river in Plaquemines Parish

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Nash Roberts IV with Fishhunter Guide Service shares his thoughts on rods, reels and the line he uses to catch big speckled trout. 

June 19, 2014 at 4:15pm
Saints quarterback Drew Brees enjoyed a bow-fishing trip Monday night with Capt. Jeremy Roussel and Bowfishing Unlimited out of Port Sulphur.

Saints QBs enjoys bow-fishing trip out of Port Sulphur

With Drew Brees and several New Orleans Saints quarterbacks on board his boat for a bow-fishing trip late Monday evening, Capt. Jeremy Roussel ended up needing to pull off a little fourth quarter magic of his own.

June 18, 2014 at 4:15pm

Port Sulphur man cited for alleged oyster violations in Plaquemines Parish

A 30-year-old Port Sulphur man was cited on June 14 for several oyster-related violations after agents on patrol saw him in the Grand Bayou area with 194 sacks of oysters on his boat.

June 18, 2014 at 3:00pm

Port Sulphur man sentenced for oyster violations and public intimidation of law enforcement

A Plaquemines Parish man pleaded guilty on April 15 to his sixth offense of taking oysters in a polluted area and felony public intimidation of a game warden, according to a release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

April 17, 2014 at 9:26am
Jules Ballanger catches lots of speckled trout on Carolina rigs in beach waters fronting the gulf side of Grand Isle and its neighboring islands.

Barataria Bay/Grand Isle

Barataria Bay is a vast estuary ranging from near-freshwater Lake Cataouche in the north to near-marine habitats at Grand Isle in the south.

April 15, 2014 at 7:00am
Vermilion Bay can provide a lot of fishing action, as LouisianaSportsman.com user reelin1 discovered.

Who doesn’t want a fishing edge?

Dear Capt. Paul:

Do you have the GPS position coordinates for Vermilion Bay and the Boxcar Reef?

– Thanks, WA

April 07, 2014 at 9:00am
Tip with “maaw-ket” shrimp, cast over the abundant oyster beds in this area — and HOLD ON!

Plan A, B and C — Fishing tactics for redfish, drum and sheepshead

“Redfish in April?” Artie laughed as Doc mentioned our forthcoming fishing trip. “Man, redfish ain’t ‘runnin now! Dey run in da fall! You guys gotta be outcha mind!

April 01, 2014 at 7:00am
Freeport’s sulphur facility sits along Dennis Pass ­— right in the middle of some great fishing habitat.

The Freeport Sulphur Mine near Garden Island Bay

Dear Capt. Paul:

What are the coordinates of where the Freeport sulphur facility used to be on Garden Island Bay? What is the name of the pass they were on: Southwest or South pass?

March 06, 2014 at 9:00am