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January's aerial survey indicated big increases in mallard numbers, from 94,000 in December to 188,000 earlier this month.

January's aerial waterfowl survey similar to December numbers

3.07 million ducks is 17 percent higher than recent five-year average
January 18 at 4:51pm
When Capt. Joe Dimarco’s seeking winter reds, the various drilling structures throughout the marsh earn a lot of his attention.

Cold weather considerations

January 15 at 7:00am
Redfish stack up on cold winter days in the canals and bays near Venice, according to Capt. Ron Price.

Seeing red in Venice

January 01 at 2:53pm
Capt. Ross Montet likes cork rigs for winter marsh fishing, as he can keep a bait in the strike zone longer.

Delta winter hotspots

Winter in Southeast Louisiana is unpredictable - and so are the fish. Keep these tips in mind when you’re targeting specks and reds now out of Venice.
January 01 at 7:00am
This sailfish put on an aerial show within feet of a kayak. The group on this trip to Loreto, Mexico landed striped marlin, sailfish, dorado, roosterfish, pargo, yellowtail and sharks.

Tourney tip: Target tide lines

December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Pintail whistles are the men’s bread-and-butter calls.

Delta’s dirty dozen

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
The Mississippi River delta area, simply called “Venice” by most hunters, is noted for holding large numbers of waterfowl.

Ducks down on the Delta

The Delta National Wildlife Refuge at the mouth of the Mississippi River is a haven for ducks and hunters alike. Here’s what you need to know if you go, including the latest on the roseau cane die-off.
December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Bass anglers Derward Maudlin and Mike Damron won a tournament with 20.36 pounds this year, including a 5.96-pound lunker caught on a Delta Lures buzzbait.

Delta Lures’ buzzbaits

Anodized blades provide unique sound
November 15, 2017 at 9:00am
Nevalost’s most popular offering now are the four fishing books in its guide book series.

The growth of Nevalost

November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
Hunters need to make every shot count on opening morning, since estimates indicate about half the amount of ducks are in the state this year compared to opening day of 2016.

Duck numbers down ahead of opening day

1.54 million birds is half of last November’s estimate, LDWF says
November 10, 2017 at 2:51pm

Video: Insane tuna action out of Venice now

Epic day of fishing Tuesday 65 miles south of Venice
November 09, 2017 at 3:55pm
When cool fronts drop the water temperature enough, speckled trout will move into the Mississippi River out of Venice.

Head to lower Mississippi River for November trout

Long leader sometimes key under a popping cork, guide says
November 07, 2017 at 3:38pm
Native to our Louisiana coast, the mottled duck is a trophy for marsh hunters as they are among the most wary of waterfowl.

Prepping for early season success

New birds in the Bayou State make make for action-packed early-season duck hunting, but that doesn’t mean you can just get out there and wing it. Use these tips to fill your strap on opening day.
November 01, 2017 at 7:00am