Tony Bruce is just 40 days away from picking up a brand new 18-foot NauticStar bay boat in the CCA-Louisiana STAR tournament after landing an almost 8-pound speckled trout last Friday during the Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo out of Venice.
Registration will be open until noon on Wednesday, June 24 for the 23rd Jesuit Blue Jay Fishing Rodeo, highlighted this year by three of the top speckled trout anglers in the state participating in the weigh-in festivities at John Ryan Stadium in Metairie.
Tips and tactics on how to catch commonly-targeted species in Louisiana like speckled trout, redfish, largemouth bass, red snapper, sac-a-lait and yellowfin tuna are pretty common topics on outdoor television shows — but they definitely aren’t included in this episode of Sportsman TV.
With the closing on Wednesday of the 10-day federal recreational red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico, the state currently has no plans to increase the daily snapper limit in Louisiana waters, according to the head of fisheries.
Although an amendment that would have transferred management of red snapper to the five Gulf states was withdrawn yesterday before the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the potential for state management of the fishery in the future is still a real possibility, according to the head of the Center for Coastal Conservation.