Inshore Fishing

Flounder bite unusually good in Calcasieu’s Ship Channel

Folks may not be thinking too much about flounder right here in the middle of the summer, but a recent trip I made with Captain Jeff Poe of Big Lake Guide Service (337-598-3268) and his son Nick proved to all of us that keeping an open mind can fill your cooler with lots of flat fish while the sun sizzles overhead.[…]


Block Bingo

Like a hyperactive schoolboy at recess, 66-year-old Danny Womack positioned his bay boat stern end to the rig, while instructing me to drop the anchor.[…]


Offshore Diversity Training

Reports are that red snapper are teeming at virtually any rig off of the Louisiana coast. That would normally be good news except that snapper fishermen are facing a delayed, shortened season, combined with limits cut in half and fuel prices at the dock of more than $4 per gallon.[…]

Bass Fishing

Bayou bass seem to love ChatterBaits

Soon after the ChatterBait craze subsided somewhat in the mid-2000s, there was a big bass tournament in the heart of Acadiana.The results disproved the notion that some bass anglers may mistakenly have about red-hot new artificial lures: Sure, it works somewhere else, but it won’t produce here.[…]


The Meat Rigs

Imagine that you are fishing a coastal lake and there is only one oyster reef smack dab in the middle of it — no cuts, no canals, no points, just that one solitary reef.[…]

Bass Fishing

Extra Padding

It’s like a beach umbrella for bass — shelter from the swelter and a nice place to enjoy a semi-private siesta. Lily pads, those broad green leaves that grow on stalks and look like big pie plates, comprise one of the most fundamental bass habitats throughout many Southern Louisiana waterways.[…]


Passion for Plastic

Most people try to escape the corporate world by going fishing. Unfortunately, many in the fishing world are finding it becoming more and more like the corporate world every day.[…]