Mr. Crappie

For most of the past decade, I’ve talked with 65-year-old Bobby Phillips on a weekly basis, picking his brain for a fishing report I put together for newspapers, magazines and radio. […]


Stay warm, catch fish in March

This month, I’ll be fishing the Delacroix area, near the east side of New Orleans, and trying to stay warm. The Caernarvon Diversion there lets Mississippi River water run out through the marsh, which has helped rebuild the marsh and caused a big boom to the bass fishing. […]


Fond Farewell

We pulled up, looked around and found we had Joshua’s Marina almost to ourselves. “That super high river has this area all fouled up,” Pelayo said. “Look at that — water’s even dirty way up here by the marina. […]