Welcome Crowds

Aaron Toups had laid claim to the stretch of woods around him by nestling in his tree stand long before the first rays of dawn vaulted over the horizon, but he saw something that would make most hunters cringe as the forests around him brightened. […]


Reactive Reds

It didn’t take long for Capt. Cade Thomas and me to get tired of hauling water at the Jump at Venice. Our ice chest, void of any speckled trout, reminded me of a sign I saw leaving a lake one day that read, “Cuz, you should have been here yesterday.” […]


Ship Shape

With another successful recreational red snapper season under his belt, Capt. Tommy Pellegrin quickly adapts his methods to concentrate on the mixed bag of other species that swarm the platforms and reefs near his home port of Cocodrie. […]

Bass Fishing

Battered, Bruised, and Beautiful

While watching the TV announcers trying to fill time during the lightning delay in the LSU-Mississippi State game, I heard one of them say, “Things aren’t quite the same around these parts, but you can tell it’s coming back because you can see these people doing what they do.” […]


Guide reports tuna back in deep water

Yellowfin tuna may have been the main attraction south of the Mississippi River the past couple of days, but Capt. Scott Avanzino with Paradise Outfitters (985-845-8006) says there has also been a strong wahoo and cobia bite with even a few dolphin thrown in the mix recently. […]