James Waldon loves to fish, but, alas, he doesn’t own a boat. Before you begin feeling sorry for Waldon, a 67-year-old retiree from Louisiana Tech who lives in Ruston, his dilemma is not the same as if he loved to hunt but didn’t own a firearm. […]
The deer wasn’t supposed to be there. Robert Chenier was sitting a couple hundred yards from where the buck was expected to be, not because he didn’t want to kill a big deer. No, it was because one of his buddies had claimed the prime spot. […]
Bring along your shotgun and fishing rod, and take a stroll with us down memory lane. […]
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If you are reading this column, you are probably more than a little interested in some facet of the shooting sports, and every month, we try to bring you illuminating information on a firearm or shooting accessory. Not this month. […]
In the September issue of Louisiana Sportsman, I wrote about trailer bearing failures and how to avoid them. A recent e-mail I received asked for my opinion on a different type of trailer bearing lubrication system that was not mentioned in that article. […]
What’s more exasperating than watching flock after flock after flock of ducks (mostly greys) land far out into the open water 300 yards away from your decoy spread, which was lovingly placed in a sheltered little cove and strategically set out from 20 to 35 yards downwind of where you huddle, perfectly hidden, in a grove of marsh alders blowing yourself hoarse on a duck call? […]
There are three places to look when a fish finder or GPS unit stops working properly. The problem can be in the display unit, in the transducer (for a fish finder) or GPS antenna module (for a GPS unit), or it can be in the power wiring for either type of unit. […]
It’s the time of year that crappie anglers dream about. Cold water has pushed the fish into deep holes all across Louisiana, where they can be sacked up by the hundreds, but there probably isn’t a hotter crappie bite going right now than the one at Lake Bistineau in the northwest corner of the state. […]
A cold front had pushed through the night before, and the sun threw light over cypress trees and turned the skies from black to burnt orange to sapphire blue. Donaldsonville angler Richard Sherman already was on the water, working a stretch of bank in search for his first bite. […]
The cold air cut through me like a Ginsu as I steered my flats boat out of Delacroix’s Bayou Gentilly and into Little Lake.Thick, gray clouds capped the atmosphere, diffusing the low-hanging sun and blanketing in the chill. […]
I kept my eye on Porter Trimble’s water temperature gauge as he maneuvered his big Nitro 929 bass boat across the surface of CLECO Lake. The air temperature was in the lower 60s, and there had been enough cold nights to drop the water temperature into the 50s. […]
Robert Duncan grew up hunting the piney woods of Washington Parish. He can vividly recall traipsing through the woods around Ben’s Creek west of Bogalusa.
However, his weren’t the only set of feet slogging through the creek bottom. […]