Freshwater Fishing

Tippets

We’ve had so much rain this winter that I’m starting to see animals gathering in pairs looking for a large boat. With all this runoff, the big challenge for fly anglers will be to find clear water. […]

News Breaker

Duck numbers fell in January, LDWF survey shows

Most duck hunters in South Louisiana would not be surprised to hear that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries duck estimate for January was below the long-term average and last January’s duck count.

The 2.62 million birds estimated to be in the state this January topped the December count in all areas except for Catahoula Lake, but results were 6 percent lower than the January 2012 estimate of 2.79 million waterfowl, the LDWF reported.
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News Breaker

2013 Louisiana red snapper to begin March 24

Offshore anglers launching out of Louisiana can begin hauling in red snapper on March 24 this year — more than two months before the expected opening of the federal red snapper season in federal waters.

That’s because a notice of intent to take Louisiana waters out of compliance with federal fishing regulations issued back in June has gone into effect, officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries’ said today (Feb. 7). […]

Events & Announcements

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission member Voisin dead at age 59

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission member Michael C. Voisin, who in the mid-1980s helps found the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, died Saturday (Feb. 2) from a heart condition, the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board announced.

Voisin was the owner of Motivatit Seafoods based in Houma, and was set to remain on the commission until December 2015, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries. He was serving as the commission’s vice chairman at the time of his death. […]

Deer of the Year

Patience pays off with 170-inch buck

There is an old proverb that says good things happen for those who wait. In 31-year-old John Gaiennie’s case, that good thing was a 260-pound Tensas Parish buck that green scored over 170 inches.

And the Baton Rouge hunter had to wait more than an hour with the deer in his vision before finally getting a shot of the brute while hunting on the 6,000-acre Somerset Hunting Club in Tensas Parish. […]

Fishing

3-Step Specks

Nearly 40 years of guiding has taught Capt. Stu Scheer with Cocodrie Inside Charters at least one thing — February is without a doubt the worst month of the year to fish out of Cocodrie.

It’s not so much that the trout disappear; it’s just that they very rarely bite well during February. The problem with the February trout bite is the prevailing conditions. If Mother Nature is feeling a little bitchy, she will bring you to your knees.

On the other hand, during those few days that she decides to smile upon you, the trout fishing out of Cocodrie this time of year can be pretty darn good.
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