Saltwater Series: Calcasieu Lake

“Most were over 5,” he said. “It had been warm the week before, and the water temperature crept up to 67 degrees. The topwater bite usually doesn’t kick off until [the water temperature] hits 70, but those extra three degrees didn’t matter that day.”[…]


Bruisin’ Bruin

“I’m a catch-and-release fisherman,” says 63-year old Charles Johnson. He is sitting at a campfire in the Johnson Compound at the Lake Bruin State Park Campground. “I catch them and release them into the ice chest.”[…]


It Takes Two

Nearly 20 years removed from living in the U.S. Army barracks at Baumholder, Germany, I still can’t get some things that went on there out of my mind. […]


Marsh madness

For one reason or another, I have missed many hunts this season. From holiday obligations to the wrath of Mother Nature, you name it and I have missed a hunt because of it.[…]


Deer of the Year

Hunters had been waiting for a cool fall and winter for what seemed like forever, and judging from the number of big bucks that had hit the ground as of mid January, it was well worth the wait.[…]

Deer Hunting

Jarreau’s Langlois takes 170-class buck on second try

Andy Langlois came out of the woods in early January kicking himself for missing the deer of a lifetime while hunting a 110-acre piece of family property just outside of New Roads.

“It was a morning hunt, and about 6:50 (a.m.) what looked like a 4-point came out at about 100 yards,” the Jarreau hunter explained “I looked at the 4-point, and I put my gun down.”

That’s when a huge-racked deer appeared from the nearby cutover.[…]