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Birds holding in East Zone marshes

The coastal duck population estimates for Louisiana’s 2014-2015 season were almost off the charts compared to recent years,  and hunters in the state’s East Zone are also reporting seeing lots of birds.  […]

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Louisiana’s 2013 weekend-only red snapper season kicks off Saturday

The 2013 red snapper fishing season opens Saturday off the coast of Louisiana, with state wildlife enforcement agents enforcing only state regulations out to just past 10 miles.

And reports from fishing guides indicate there are plenty of fish around the rigs.

“The snapper are so thick, they’ll pretty much bite on anything.” Tommy Pellegrin with Custom Charters said. […]

Inshore Fishing

Trout stacking up in Delacroix marshes

Capt. Chris Pike with Cast and Blast Charters has been smashing the trout in Delacroix for the past few days. The key is understanding where to fish on any given day, he said.

Pike drifts the deeper canals on colder days, and then fishing the flats, ponds and shallow bays on warmer days.
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Events & Announcements

Dularge Trash Bash scheduled for March 16

The seventh annual Bayou Dularge Trash Bash is scheduled for March 16, and organizers hope to collect as much as two tons of from the popular waterway.

“We started this in 2006 due to the marine debris from (Hurricanes) Katrina and Rita,” Capt. Wendy Billiot, one of the founders of the clean-up effort, said. “A friend of mine, Capt. John Verret, and I started this together. […]

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Turkey-hunting expert provides tips for success

Turkey season kicks off March 23, and hunters should expect to find more turkeys in the woods, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries said.

That’s because the turkey hatch last spring was generally up from 2011 throughout the state, with the exception of the Atchafalaya River and lower Mississippi River delta regions, LDWF’s Jimmy Stafford said.
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Bass Fishing

Bass fishing in Bayous Liberty, Bonfouca on even if fronts limit saltwater options

The weather in the past few weeks has been sporadic, to say the least. Three days of wind and rain followed by a couple of days of beautiful but cold skies has been the norm.

So Slidell’s Bryan Marshall has been bass fishing right behind his house in Bayous Liberty and Bonfouca for the past few weeks because the weather has not permitted for him to do much saltwater fishing farther south. […]

Inshore Fishing

Fish deep in the mornings, shallow in the afternoons for Cocodrie trout

Trout have been sparsely distributed throughout the marshes, bayous and lakes of South Louisiana for the past few weeks. Madison Bay and Lake Bordeaux out of Chauvin haven’t been exceptions to this transitionary period.

According to Capt. Scott Walker, cooler water temperatures have caused the fish to stay in deeper water early in the mornings before moving toward shallower flats and oyster reefs in the afternoon. […]

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Wahoo thick out of Cocodrie

Trolling with anything that resembles bait around the Green Canyon and Ship Shoal blocks will most likely land a wahoo right now, Capt. Tommy Pellegrin said.

“They’re eating everything,” Pellegrin said. “It would actually be easier to catch them if they weren’t so thick. They’re actually attacking our swivels and cutting our lines.” […]

Freshwater Fishing

White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area fishing permits now available

Lottery applications for fishing permits to the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area are now being accepted, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries has announced.

Only 100 permits will be granted through the lottery, and they are valid between March 15 and August 15, the LDWF said.

Completed applications must be received by LDWF by close of business on Feb. 22, the LDWF said. […]