Bass Fishing

Take on the Louisiana Bass Trail

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, the Louisiana Office of Tourism and Louisiana Office of State Parks announce the launch of the Louisiana Bass Trail, an effort bringing together seven lakes at eight state parks. Louisiana’s bass fishing is known internationally and has received many distinctions. […]

Bass Fishing

Sizing things up on Lake Fausse Pointe

Lake Fausse Pointe is a 17,000-acre system located in Iberia and St. Martin Parishes. Contiguous to the Atchafalaya Basin, the lake is essentially a catch basin for northern runoff and as a result is somewhat shallow when compared to public systems north of Interstate 10. […]

Contents

Grand Isle game plan

Whether you are a novice fishing Grand Isle, or a genuine old salt who’s been flinging baits around the island for decades, it’s a good idea to have a game plan for your day of plying the waters. […]

Freshwater Fishing

The chinquapin run

The unmistakable tug of a heavy chinquapuin, followed by its distinctive long run right after it’s hooked, and its circular fight in a bid for freedom is what so many fishermen love about targeting that species of panfish. […]

News Breaker

LDWF: Red snapper pilot program not precursor for recreational IFQ system

A two-year pilot program announced last week by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries that would award 150 randomly-selected offshore anglers unlimited access to 25,000 pounds annually of Gulf red snapper — which has been roundly criticized by fishing-rights advocates — is not an attempt to ultimately impose individual fishing quotas on the statewide recreational angling community. […]