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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

Two busted for alleged shrimping violations during closed season

More than 1,200 pounds of shrimp seized and sold at the dock, LDWF says
May 09 at 2:47pm
The daily bag limit for pintails has dropped from two birds down to one for the 2017-18 waterfowl season, according to LDWF waterfowl study leader Larry Reynolds.

LDWF waterfowl news: Reynolds talks 2017-18 season dates, pintail limits and Venice roseau cane worries

Teal season will open on a Friday for first time in 16 years
April 26 at 9:49pm
The men took tuna both by bump-trolling and chunking.

Venice is tuna heaven

April 15 at 7:00am
Capt. Will Wall says that yellowfin tuna can be caught almost year-round out of the port of Venice.

Paradise redux — Venice is still a tuna heaven

Hurricane Katrina devastated Port Eads in 2005, but the powerful storm didn’t do any damage to the world-class tuna fishing to be had to the south. And this captain shares the secrets to success.
April 01 at 7:00am
Chris Macaulso finds sac-a-lait fishing to be addictive this time of year in the Basin.

Scoring sac-a-lait in the Atchafalaya Basin

Clean water is key to packing the ice chest this month
March 22 at 3:13pm
Red dots represent rigs inside the 9-nautical-mile state water boundary, while green dots represent rigs in federal waters. Clicking on a rig shows its information, in this case a rig in West Delta Block 112 that is inside state waters.

Website for La. red snapper anglers delineates rigs in state, federal waters

Fishermen can more easily determine if they are within 9-nautical-mile boundary
March 09 at 3:26pm
An epic yellowfin trip yielded 14 tuna — including two weighing more than 100 pounds — out of Venice on Feb. 5.

Epic trip yields 14 tuna out of Venice

Group catches more than 30 yellowfin over three days
February 20 at 7:45am
Dudley Vandenborre likes the versatility of plastics.

Are soft plastics playing out?

February 15 at 7:00am