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When traveling with their boat on plane, hunters must travel in narrow, but marked, boat roads because of the risk from submerged tree stumps. The marker pilings are placed on the left side of each road as a boat travels upstream.

Caddo Lake has some challenges

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Floating blinds offer the advantage of being able to be moved to areas of high waterfowl usage — and to avoid competition with permanent blinds.

The skinny on Lake Caddo

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Ron Braud’s Stippled Poppers are as much artwork as they are functional lures.

Tippets

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Luling angler Tim Bye found Lac Des Allemand-area sac-a-lait pulled tight to the banks Jan. 9 in dead-end canals with clean water.

Des Allemands sac-a-lait staging for spawn

Weather systems dictate where to find crappie
January 10 at 4:14pm
Crappie specialist Murphy Royer holds a black crappie, left, and a white crappie. Although they are completely different species, both show booms and busts in their population numbers in any one lake or river.

Crappie can be hard to figure out

Cyclical spawning success makes management tough
January 04 at 9:00am
Toledo Bend guide Dennis Tietje knows that water temperature dictates crappie location.

Warm up to winter crappie

When baitfish go deep in colder months, crappie follow them. Try these tips to load up on winter slabs.
January 01 at 7:00am
Dequian Jackson, 20, of Bayou Goula, shows off the 12.81-pound largemouth bass he reeled in on Sunday, Dec. 17 from a public pond in Bayou Sorrel. The big bass nailed a June bug-colored Texas-rigged wacky worm.

Bayou Sorrel pond gives up 12-pound lunker bass

Jackson fools monster with Texas-rigged wacky worm
December 27, 2017 at 8:56am
Dane Lyons, 9, shows off the redfish he caught while kayak fishing in Delacroix with his cousin Logan Anderson, and grandfather David Anderson.

December’s best bets

December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
The Mermentau River bass average 1 ½ pounds, yet biologist manager Sean Kinney said Florida bass fry have been stocked there recently.

Bass basics

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Perch float popper

Tippets

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
This fat Mermentau River bass was taken near the landing under the bridge by Aaron Pousson. The area near the bridge will hold bass because numerous tournaments release bass at the landing there.

The murky Mermentau

Don’t let the chocolate-colored waters fool you. Another warm winter could mean plentiful bass amongst the cypresses, cuts and drains of this Acadia Parish river this December.
December 01, 2017 at 7:00am

Tippets

November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
Dorothy Williams and Josh Andrews have a year-round friendship based on more than fishing.

Crappie clearing house

No matter what the weather is outside, crappie are almost always biting inside this fish house on Lake St. John
November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
The flavorful bread of the stromboli marries perfectly with Louisiana seafood.

Cajun meets Italian: The “Stromboli Psychic”

Folse expresses herself in the kitchen
October 24, 2017 at 8:00am