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The TAG Louisiana program, a study that uses volunteers to both tag fish and report recaptures, is being axed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries because the department says it isn't delivering useful information to biologists.

LDWF to axe TAG Louisiana program

In the wake of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ move to axe the popular TAG Louisiana program, the executive director of Coastal Conservation Association - Louisiana sent out a strong email Wednesday critical of the decision, hinting the move was a political one to punish CCA.

December 01 at 9:25am

Metairie man cited for trawling without a TED

A 62-year-old Metairie man was ticketed last week by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for allegedly shrimping in Lake Pontchartrain without a turtle excluder device. 

November 28 at 10:01am
Attached to Gage Speyrer’s hunting belt is a black Delta fox squirrel he killed on the 2015 season opener at Sherburne.

Taxonomy of Louisiana’s squirrels

There is perhaps no greater source of discussion concerning Louisiana squirrels than identification of species and subspecies ,and their respective color phases.

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries biologist Cody Cedotal said it’s really not that complicated.

October 15 at 7:00am
Keeping the sun at your back and wearing polarized glasses to more easily see underwater are keys to catching more shallow-water reds in the marsh, according to Chas Champagne, creator of Matrix and Vortex Shad soft plastic lures. <br />
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Top 5 tips to catch shallow water reds

Chas Champagne is easily out on the water more than 200 days a year, and when he’s not pursuing speckled trout in Lake Pontchartrain, you can bet he’s heading for duck ponds near Alligator Point and Bayou Bienvenue in search of feisty redfish.

October 10 at 10:06pm
The Pearl River gets full of speckled trout in the fall when the white shrimp move through the area, Capt. John Falterman said.

A low Pearl River is perfect setup for trout

When many anglers think of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin in October, they think of the Trestles.

October 04 at 10:47am
CCA's New Orleans Fall Fishing Seminar is slated for Tuesday evening starting at 5:30 p.m. at Bryan Chevrolet on Airline Drive in Metairie.

CCA’s New Orleans Fall Fishing Seminar set for Tuesday evening

If you’re wondering when this year’s ‘World Series’ speckled trout run will crank up on Lake Pontchartrain — or if you have any other fall fishing questions — you can probably get them answered this Tuesday evening from an impressive panel of captains at the CCA Metro New Orleans Fall Fishing Seminar.

October 03 at 1:48pm
Biologically, the state's speckled trout population is doing OK, and Jason Adriance, LDWF's finfish program manager, said there are currently no plans to reduce the daily limit or increase the minimum keeper size.

Louisiana’s speckled trout stock ‘biologically OK,’ LDWF says

Although some fisherman have voiced concerns about the quantity and quality of speckled trout caught across Louisiana’s coast this year — as well as increased fishing pressure on the species — a biologist with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said LA Creel data indicate more specks were actually caught in the first half of this year than in 2015.

September 28 at 9:56am

Lake Pontchartrain Monster Hunt 2

You never know what creatures lurk below the waters of Lake Pontchartrain.

September 22 at 6:00pm

Ponchatoula man dies in Lake Pontchartrain on Friday

A Ponchatoula man died in Lake Pontchartrain Friday afternoon after his 14-foot boat was found partially submerged just east of the Causeway Bridge, nine miles from the north shore of Mandeville. 

September 20 at 10:02am

LDWF rescues boaters stranded on Lake Pontchartrain

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries rescued two boaters near midnight Monday on Lake Pontchartrain in St. John the Baptist Parish.

September 13 at 3:36pm
Attracting doves to your fields means having something on the ground for them to eat all summer long.

Double down on doves — Tips for extending dove season

The small field behind my house that I remember being full of Washington Parish watermelons when I was young had been lying fallow over 15 years. 

Except for the occasional cutting and baling of hay, this little piece of ground seldom saw any action.

September 01 at 7:00am
Kristen Torres landed this jack crevalle while fishing with Capt. Ty Hibbs.

Jacks make for fun fishing

If you were about to die of pure starvation on a deserted island, you might entertain the thought of eating a jack crevalle, but in circumstances any less critical you’d look at the fish in disgust.

September 01 at 3:15am
Hundreds of people were taken to safety by the Cajun Navy before authorities were able to get official rescue teams together.

Heroes live among us

The word “hero” is grossly overused today. If you pick up a stray cat and adopt it, you’re called a hero. If you feed the homeless, yep, you’re a hero. If you survived cancer, you can bet you’ll be hailed a hero. And if you care for someone with cancer — man, you’re headed for superhero status.

August 31 at 4:55pm

Tippets

August is the last full month of “SweatFest 2016,” the festival no one likes to celebrate. The hot water and plethora of bait makes for tough conditions, more so for fly anglers.

August 15 at 7:00am