|Lake Cataouatche, Salvador and Des Allemands crappie is all about finding clear water
April 12 at 3:32 pm
Sac-a-lait season is in full swing in South Louisiana. This means the little fish are spawning and using up energy reserves causing them to be more aggressive than usual for a meal. Spawning sac-a-lait coupled with times of low atmospheric pressure will cause them to strike at mostthings you can throw their way.
|The time is right to catch speckled trout south of Golden Meadow
April 08 at 9:58 am
A question that any angler asks himself when he’s got a variety of live and artificial baits at his disposal is, “What should I use?”
The answer lies in timing. Some basic guidelines should be realized, however, if you’re going to hit the water around Catfish Lake in search of speckled trout this spring.
|Louisiana’s 2013 weekend-only red snapper season kicks off Saturday
March 21 at 11:49 am
The 2013 red snapper fishing season opens Saturday off the coast of Louisiana, with state wildlife enforcement agents enforcing only state regulations out to just past 10 miles.
And reports from fishing guides indicate there are plenty of fish around the rigs.
"The snapper are so thick, they'll pretty much bite on anything." Tommy Pellegrin with Custom Charters said.
|Trout stacking up in Delacroix marshes
March 15 at 6:30 am
Capt. Chris Pike with Cast and Blast Charters has been smashing the trout in Delacroix for the past few days. The key is understanding where to fish on any given day, he said.
Pike drifts the deeper canals on colder days, and then fishing the flats, ponds and shallow bays on warmer days.
|Dularge Trash Bash scheduled for March 16
March 11 at 6:30 am
The seventh annual Bayou Dularge Trash Bash is scheduled for March 16, and organizers hope to collect as much as two tons of from the popular waterway.
“We started this in 2006 due to the marine debris from (Hurricanes) Katrina and Rita,” Capt. Wendy Billiot, one of the founders of the clean-up effort, said. “A friend of mine, Capt. John Verret, and I started this together.
|Turkey-hunting expert provides tips for success
March 07 at 5:00 pm
Turkey season kicks off March 23, and hunters should expect to find more turkeys in the woods, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries said.
That’s because the turkey hatch last spring was generally up from 2011 throughout the state, with the exception of the Atchafalaya River and lower Mississippi River delta regions, LDWF’s Jimmy Stafford said.
|Bass fishing in Bayous Liberty, Bonfouca on even if fronts limit saltwater options
March 05 at 10:04 am
The weather in the past few weeks has been sporadic, to say the least. Three days of wind and rain followed by a couple of days of beautiful but cold skies has been the norm.
So Slidell's Bryan Marshall has been bass fishing right behind his house in Bayous Liberty and Bonfouca for the past few weeks because the weather has not permitted for him to do much saltwater fishing farther south.
|Fish deep in the mornings, shallow in the afternoons for Cocodrie trout
February 26 at 6:30 am
Trout have been sparsely distributed throughout the marshes, bayous and lakes of South Louisiana for the past few weeks. Madison Bay and Lake Bordeaux out of Chauvin haven't been exceptions to this transitionary period.
According to Capt. Scott Walker, cooler water temperatures have caused the fish to stay in deeper water early in the mornings before moving toward shallower flats and oyster reefs in the afternoon.
|Target best weather days to up fishing odds for trout and reds in Hopedale, Delacroix
February 22 at 6:30 am
The fishing around Hopedale has been a little spotty lately, and the stormy weather has not helped out much. Specks and reds have been landed sparingly in the lakes and marshes surrounding Hopedale and Delacroix on warmer, calmer days.
But even then it’ not a sit-in-one-spot-and-load-the-boat kind of thing.
|Wahoo thick out of Cocodrie
February 16 at 9:00 am
Trolling with anything that resembles bait around the Green Canyon and Ship Shoal blocks will most likely land a wahoo right now, Capt. Tommy Pellegrin said.
“They’re eating everything,” Pellegrin said. “It would actually be easier to catch them if they weren’t so thick. They’re actually attacking our swivels and cutting our lines.”
| White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area fishing permits now available
February 06 at 10:00 am
Lottery applications for fishing permits to the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area are now being accepted, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries has announced.
Only 100 permits will be granted through the lottery, and they are valid between March 15 and August 15, the LDWF said.
Completed applications must be received by LDWF by close of business on Feb. 22, the LDWF said.
|Limits of speckled trout being caught out of DuLarge
January 29 at 5:00 pm
Changes in water temperatures are usually the catalyst that causes trout to transition from marshes to the lakes and vice versa.
This year’s winter has been mild. This is bad news for anyone wanting to see snow. But for fishermen looking for the spring bite to heat up earlier than normal, it’s a godsend.
Last Thursday (Jan. 24), Capt. Marty LaCoste of Absolute Fishing Charters caught a quick limit of speckled trout while fishing in the marshes near Lakes Mechant and De Cade — and put some redfish in the box, to boot.
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