Having a raised beach house offers great peace of mind but is miserable when you’re walking up and down stairs all day. Make life easier with the EasyLift, which can lift up to 1,000 pounds at a time. The carriage has an integrated safety brake and each panel features expanded aluminum. […]


Strike King Trout Magic

Soft plastic lures account for more trout in ice chests than any other lure style, and Strike King has upped the ante on inshore soft plastics with Trout Magic. It’s a traditional jighead that holds your swimbait in place while a spinner adds to the attraction. […]


Through Haile & high water

If you can fish it, they will come. 

No matter how long or rough the road, how far back off the beaten path or how tough the waters may be to navigate, the determination of fishermen is a perfect example of the old American phrase, “come Hell or high water.” […]


Boudreaux, Thibodeaux, I dunno

Usually when a hostess calls for “Jones, party of…” a dozen different people named Jones stand in unison. Not on the bayou. I haven’t met another Jones yet. But I have met a Thibodaux (heck, I live there, too), Boudreaux  and a passel of Zeringues. Seriously. […]


Buras Tag Team

The weather looked lousy as Creighton Ward, part owner and first captain of Southern Exposure Inland Fishing Charters, launched his boat from an obscure launch just north of the old Buras Auditorium into the Mississippi River.  […]

Bass Fishing

Fool the Fry Guarders

It’s like girls night out for new mama bass and dads are watching the kids. That’s basically the deal with a popular spring pattern we know as “fry guarders” — male bass round up recently hatched babies (fry) and keep constant watch for a host of predators from bluegill, to crappie to other bass. […]


Search and destroy

Capt. Lane Zimmer’s text message was crystal clear.

“… left them biting yesterday,” the message read. 

I wasn’t sure what happened between yesterday and this morning, but Lane’s spot that was so productive just 24 hours before only gave up two trout.


Inshore Fishing

Watch the tide to find trout

With buckets and buckets of rain falling in the region April 2, some saltwater fishermen who regularly fish Calcasieu Lake expected the upper end to freshen up considerably and, as a result, work their way to the southwest corner of the lake to catch speckled trout at Nine Mile Cut and Washout. […]