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Coastal Conservation Association Louisiana announced that construction of a new 5- to 6-acre artificial reef on the south end of Big Lake is expected to begin later this spring.

CCA plans new artificial reef on south end of Big Lake

Construction set for later this spring
March 22 at 4:17pm
Both commercial and recreational crabbers in Louisiana can return their crab traps to state waters beginning Wednesday, March 22, 30 minutes before legal sunrise, according to the LDWF.

Recreational, commercial crab traps good to go again on March 22

30-day closure ends Tuesday night, LDWF says
March 17 at 3:58pm
Walter Thompson of Ponchatoula caught this 'snub-nosed' speckled trout with a Rat-L-Trap last Thursday morning under the lights near the drawbridge on The Trestles in Lake Pontchartrain. Its appearance is likely the result of a congenital abnormality.

‘Snub-nosed’ speck caught at The Trestles

Trout likely had congenital abnormality that resulted in deformed upper-jaw, biologists say
March 14 at 10:49am
Using 17-pound line with a lighter jighead when fishing the flats for wintertime speckled trout slows the lure’s descent and keeps it in the strike zone longer, according to Capt. Kris Robert.

Slow lure fall key for February specks

Guide combines heavier line, lighter jigheads to target trout warming up on flats
February 21 at 2:44pm
Jamie Mumphrey catches speckled trout within sight of Rigolets Marina this time of year in the Geohegan Canal.

Geohegan Canal trout are good to go

And the reds and bass ain’t bad, either
February 01 at 3:50am
Plans are still being finalized, but CCA-Louisiana's David Cresson on Thursday confirmed that a corporate sponsorship had been secured and the popular TAG Louisiana program will continue.

CCA-Louisiana: Popular TAG Louisiana program to continue

Corporate sponsorship secured; Cresson tells volunteers to 'keep on tagging'
January 12 at 5:20pm
Chas Champagne, owner of Matrix Shad soft plastic lures, keeps a close eye on the tides via a USGS website to catch big Lake Pontchartrain speckled trout.

USGS website provides real-time info on water conditions

Buoy system gives gauge height, salinity, wind speed, direction and more for sites nationwide
January 04 at 8:57am
Hopefully, Gov. John Bel Edwards will name a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries secretary who will be more conscious of issues important to Louisiana's sportsmen than Charlie Melancon.

Commentary: Melancon debacle should be lesson in LDWF appointment

Next agency head should have connection with constituency
December 19, 2016 at 4:50am
Larry Reynolds, the state's waterfowl study leader, said it's possible the December aerial survey could be lower than the 3 million-bird estimate from last month — but he's trying his best to complete the survey on Friday.

Day 1 of December aerial survey: More mallards, potentially fewer birds overall

Southeast Louisiana transect lines likely to not be completed by Friday, Reynolds says
December 15, 2016 at 9:38pm
The resignation of LDWF Secretary Charlie Melancon was confirmed last night by Gov. Jon Bel Edwards, but the agency head will remain in office until a replacement is named.

Melancon's resignation confirmed, but he's not going anywhere yet

Embattled agency head to stay on until LDWF replacement found, spokesman says
December 15, 2016 at 8:28am
LDWF Secretary Charlie Melancon has reportedly been asked to resign.

LDWF's Melancon asked to resign, source says

Controversial agency secretary 'still coming to work,' anonymous source reveals
December 14, 2016 at 4:33pm
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

CCA-Louisiana surprised by the move, Cresson says
December 01, 2016 at 9:25am