Search Results

Previous123456...34

New possession limits in effect for Port Eads Marina's overnight guests

Overnight guests at Port Eads Marina south of Venice can now legally possess three daily creel limits of fish — if the anglers receive certification by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fishereis staff, the agency reported today.

The regulations were approved by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission because of the remote nature of the marina.

Read More...
June 25 at 8:44 am
3123 Views

Pending No. 5 swordfish caught out of Venice

Three days ago an angler aboard Capt. Peace Marvel's boat battled a massive swordfish for nearly four hours before losing it at the boat.

While that was disappointing, the veteran Venice offshore guide made up for it June 21 when Slidell angler Vladimir Kamenov landed a 214.8-pound swordfish that should rank No. 5 in the Louisiana State Fish Records.

Read More...
June 22 at 1:54 pm
5030 Views

Completing the 'Coastal Trashcan Slam'

 Video Included

Tips and tactics on how to catch commonly-targeted species in Louisiana like speckled trout, redfish, largemouth bass, red snapper, sac-a-lait and yellowfin tuna are pretty common topics on outdoor television shows — but they definitely aren’t included in this episode of Sportsman TV.

Read More...
June 16 at 10:30 am
4260 Views

Get the most out of braided fishing line

I love braid. It’s tough. It’s got zero stretch. It doesn’t have memory. It’s got a very small diameter. You feel every tap.

And when a fish is hooked, the fight is just awesome.

But it’s costs more than mono, and if you fish a lot it can seem like you’re throwing money down the drain staying in fresh line.

Read More...
June 16 at 6:30 am
1131 Views

Venice Marina hosts Bardwell Family Tournament Saturday, June 20

The Venice fishing community has organized a one-day tournament this Saturday, June 20, in support of longtime guide Dennis Bardwell, whose wife Cathy is battling liver cancer.

Read More...
June 15 at 7:35 pm
1833 Views

Saltwater guidesí top equipment

When I began bass fishing back in the early ’90s, I made myself a pretty simple promise: I would NOT spend a lot of money on my rods and reels.

Read More...
June 15 at 5:00 pm
4214 Views

Video: Coast Guard helicopter rescues four offshore fishermen 30 miles east of Venice

 Video Included

The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to rescue four fishermen 30 miles east of Venice Tuesday afternoon when their 28-foot boat started taking on water and sank in a matter of minutes, an official said.

Read More...
June 11 at 10:00 am
6328 Views

Capt. Paul's Fishing Edge: Like candy for your GPS

If you’re trying to track down speckled trout in a new area — or if you’re just trying to locate a spot where everyone’s catching that you can’t find — Capt. Paul’s Fishing Edge has the exact information you need to be successful.

Read More...
June 09 at 4:30 pm
3167 Views

Hog Islands

Dear Capt. Paul,

By any chance do you have the latitude-longitude coordinates for a place called Hog Island? I used to fish it some 30 years ago.

Read More...
June 08 at 9:00 am
3707 Views

Fresh water, high Mississippi River levels make trout harder to find out of Venice

Unusually high water levels on the Mississippi River right now are making speckled trout tougher to find out of Venice, according to a fishing guide.

Read More...
June 04 at 5:59 am
3367 Views

Jigs for briny pigs ó Primer on using jigs for offshore success

It’s a fact of life: Drop a piece of bait over any northern Gulf of Mexico structure from the Midnight Lump to the countless wrecks and reefs to the legs of any drilling rig, and something is gonna eat it.

Read More...
June 01 at 7:00 am
1054 Views

LDWF kicks off 'License to Win Sweepstakes' on June 1

Starting Monday, your saltwater fishing license might be more valuable to you than just helping you to avoid a ticket.

Read More...
May 29 at 1:15 pm
4178 Views

Head offshore to up your STAR Tournament odds

 Video Included

The tagged redfish and biggest speckled trout may get the lion’s share of attention in CCA Louisiana’s annual STAR Tournament, but the offshore divisions are also a great way to hook up with some big-time prizes.

Read More...
May 27 at 9:28 am
2938 Views

How do you estimate the weight of a redfish?

The story of the catch and release May 15 of what would almost certainly have been a Louisiana state-record redfish evoked a predictable response on social media — cries that the fish in the photo just couldn't be big enough to make the record books, much less shatter the current 61-pound state record.

"Looks like a 30- to 35-pound fish," Facebook fan Murphy Spell said.

Read More...
May 19 at 12:45 pm
5877 Views

Potential No. 1 redfish caught, released in Venice

A giant redfish that would have almost certainly broken the current state record was caught — and then released — last Friday afternoon in Venice along the shoreline outside of South Pass.

Read More...
May 19 at 11:32 am
15998 Views

Itís springtime again

Dear Capt. Paul:

I have heard of a place called the Midnight Lump out of Venice that is supposed to be a great spot for line-breaking tuna and other big sport fishing, but I can’t find the location on any on my charts or maps.

Are the lumps protruding above the water surface or are they just underwater features? If they are only under water, how do you anchor around them?

Will 200 feet of anchor line be enough?

Thanks, John

Read More...
May 07 at 4:15 pm
6001 Views
Previous123456...34