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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
This 140-pound amberjack reeled in by Chris Legrand at the East Lump out of Venice will become the state's new No. 1 AJ if it's ultimately approved by the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association.

Pending state record amberjack caught out of Venice

140-pound fish would claim top spot by exactly one pound if certified by LOWA
February 01 at 2:20pm
Having a positive attitude is important for speckled trout fishermen, stressed Ed Sexton.

Plastic blast — How two trout masters fish soft-plastic baits

Live bait will certainly produce bites, but these trout masters understand soft-plastic lures will catch big specks. Here’s all you need to know to mimic their success.
February 01 at 7:00am
Oklahoma's David Loewen shows off the pending Louisiana state record blackfin tuna he landed Friday 18 miles out of Venice's Pass a Loutre.

State record blackfin tuna caught out of Venice

Oklahoma angler reels in 41-pounder Friday
January 31 at 9:40am
Indiana resident Steve Schmitt caught this 20-plus-pound redfish on a recent trip with Capt. Shawn Lanier out of Venice.

Downriver redfish

They come in one size: BIG
January 16 at 11:38am

Ponchatoula man arrested for unauthorized use of Venice airboat

Incident occurred last November in Cypress Cove Marina, LDWF says
January 13 at 8:56am
Matt Grabert's boat capsized early Saturday morning during a duck hunt in cold, windy conditions on the Mississippi River out of Venice.

Duck hunters survive capsizing in frigid Mississippi River Saturday

Rescuers arrived after 15 minutes in ice cold waters
January 10 at 9:52am user Frogslayer posted this picture from the opening weekend of the second split in Pecan Island. December's aerial survey by the LDWF revealed 3.6 million ducks in the state - the highest December number since 1999.

December aerial survey of 3.6 million ducks highest since 1999

Winter weather in flyway pushing birds into Louisiana, Reynolds says
December 21, 2016 at 10:22am
The two men believe that redfish have gotten an unnecessarily bad rap from local fishermen.

Credentials of a guide and a chef

December 15, 2016 at 7:00am