Field Notes

Austin’s Handy Dandy Line Winder

Is there anything worse than having to spool a reel while on the boat? I mean, after you spend the time to snatch the old line off the reel, you then have the pleasure of fighting a plastic spool of new line rolling around the boat — and it’s a pain to ensure you’re putting the line on the reel tightly.[…]


LDWF: Department will not enforce Plaquemines Parish hunting fee ordinance

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries confirmed in a written statement on Monday that they, in fact, would not be enforcing an ordinance passed last spring in Plaquemines Parish that will require hunters on parish-owned land outside the levees to sign a hold harmless agreement — and pay an annual fee that will cost $50 for parish residents and $250 for non-residents.[…]

News Breaker

Delacroix redfish getting thick inshore

Belle Chasse angler Chad Battles isn’t a fishing guide, but he’s on the water chasing redfish at least as much as any professional fisherman. As such, he can really recognize trends, and one of them he’s seeing now is increasing redfish action out of Delacroix.[…]

Ask Captain Paul

Capt. Paul’s Fishing Edge: GPS waypoints for Lafitte

I refer to the Lafitte Edge area as the location in the Southeast Louisiana marsh in St. Charles, Lafourche and Jefferson parishes between the Bayou Segnette launch in Westwego, Lakes Cataouatche and Salvador, areas in the Lake Salvador Wildlife Management Area, southwestward to Bayous Gauche and des Allemands, Lac des Allemands and Bayou Boeuf and eastward toward The Pen and Bayou Du Pont, then continuing south to the northern part of Barataria Bay.[…]