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Capt. Kris Robert has still been catching fish on rigs inside Lake Borgne this month, because specks are effectively trapped there by a

High Pearl River shutting down action at L&N Bridge — for now

'Freshwater Wall’ holding specks in Lake Borgne, guide says
July 17 at 10:35am
A Cush-It rod butt pad will lessen the bruising of a tuna fight.

Fighting formula

July 15 at 7:00am
Charles Snider and his wife Suzanne pose with the STAR-tagged redfish he caught Saturday east of Lonesome Bayou out of Venice. Pending a polygraph, he'll claim the first of up to eight 21-foot NauticStar boats remaining for the 2017 STAR Tournament.

STAR-tagged red caught near Pass a Loutre Saturday; angler wins NauticStar

St. Rose’s Snider was on guided trip when he hooked up near Lonesome Bayou
July 04 at 9:58pm
Yellowfin are strong and can put up quite the fight.

Tuna Tamers

Yellowfin test tackle and resolve — but are worth it
July 01 at 7:00am
A stubborn high river has made targeting redfish out of Venice a bit more challenging than normal, but Capt. Mike Frenette said to fish tight against the roseau canes to get more bites.

High river means fishing tight against canes for Venice redfish

Guide cautions anglers to be wary of shifting sandbars as river drops
June 21 at 10:43am
Depending on where you're located on the Louisiana coast, Tropical Storm Cindy could be a boon to fishing with a salty tidal surge — or a bust if it dumps heavy rain and inundates some areas with loads of fresh water.

Guides not expecting big fishing impact from Tropical Storm Cindy

Storm surge could actually improve salinities — depending on where heavy rains fall
June 21 at 2:45am
This 53-inch redfish, which was caught and released by Jim Voyles on a June 5 Venice trip, is estimated to weigh more than 59 pounds using a formula from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Potential No. 2 redfish caught, released out of Venice

Ohio angler lands big bull estimated at more than 59 pounds
June 19 at 2:18pm
This photo shows rods and reels located in the Newman's Venice fishing camp taken last August when officials with the Louisiana Department of Justice's Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at the property.

Audit implicates two former LDWF employees in missing fishing equipment

Legislative auditor: State property allegedly sold on Facebook; pair had improper relationships with Department vendors after BP oil spill
June 13 at 9:48am

The Circle Rigs

Out of Belle Pass and South Pass
June 08 at 9:00am
Phil Hanberry, of Hattiesburg, Miss., poses with the 260-pound swordfish he reeled in Tuesday morning out of South Pass. If certified by the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association, it will become the No. 5-ranked sword in the state record books.

260-pound Top 5 sword landed out of South Pass

Fish measured 84 inches from bottom jaw to fork, with 3-foot sword, Capt. Peace Marvel says
May 30 at 5:41pm
A rising Mississippi River combined with howling winds has killed the speckled trout bite out of Buras, but the good news is that redfish are still around. The key is to find cleaner water, according to Capt. Todd Seither with Cajun Fishing Adventures.

Rising Mississippi River dampens trout bite out of Buras

River forecast to crest at 16 ½ feet — just below minor flood stage — on May 30
May 24 at 4:22pm

Former LDWF enforcement agent pleads guilty in Delta NWR poaching case

11-point buck illegally shot in January, 2016, according to reports
May 24 at 9:09am
Poonie Thibeaux caught this 7-pound speckled trout Wednesday morning on a live shrimp under a popping cork in the Bayou Donquita area out of Venice, according to Capt. Brandon Carter.

High river not slowing down Venice trout bite

7-pounder landed Wednesday morning near Bayou Donquita, guide says
May 17 at 11:18am
While the marsh west of Venice is generally better than the east, erosion has created a dearth of shoreline, where redfish like to feed.

The triangle of fishing

May 15 at 7:00am