Events & Announcements

Louisiana Sportsman Show signs 3-year contract

The Louisiana Sportsman Show and Ascension Parish officials inked a deal recently that guaranteed the largest and oldest outdoors show in the state will be held at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center for at least the next three years.

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez and the facility’s manager Flo Magee were on hand for the signing of the three-year deal with the show’s parent company, Louisiana Publishing. […]

Inshore Fishing

Weather break provides limited fishing window in Grand Isle

The beaches, inshore islands, and reefs around Grand Isle were hit or miss for many fishermen this past weekend (June 30-July1) despite high expectations fueled by calm weather following many weekends of dismal fishing conditions.

But, as it turned out, the window of time to capitalize on beach fishing was short lived. Capt. Keith Herk Bergeron said. […]

Inshore Fishing

Conditions are right for hot coastal fishing

The atmosphere over the Louisiana coast has stabilized, and the howling winds have become less audible. The water levels are going back to normal. A half moon looms overhead, creating stronger tides to pull more shrimp and minnows to the shoreline.

In short, it’s time to gather your gear and get out to the coast this weekend because the fishing is going to be on this weekend (June 29-July1). […]

Inshore Fishing

Introduction of Highway 1 toll booth a traffic nightmare

The quickly eroding marsh in between Leeville and Fourchon has warranted a toll-funded mega-bridge replacing the old, sinking Louisiana Highway 1. This past weekend was the first that Department of Transportation and Development finally implemented its automated toll payment Machines (ATPM) at the on-ramp to the new La. 1.

This was intended to help ease the process of paying the toll by not forcing motorists to leave their vehicles. In short, it was a disaster. […]

Inshore Fishing

Wind making Venice fishing tough, guide says

The river is too low, the river is too high. This, and complaints about a certain oil spill that occurred a few years, ago seem to be excuses pushed by fishing guides as of recently.

Capt. Lloyd Landry of Outcast Fishing Charters knows there always seems to be some kind of excuse when the Mississippi fails to yield gnarly trout numbers. But sometimes you just have to get out there, improvise and fish. […]

Offshore Fishing

Tuna, red snapper thick offshore

Capt. Cory Talbot of Reel Addictions charters was recently entrusted with the 32-foot Twin Vee charter boat at 10:30 a.m. when David Pizzolato and his friends from Luling stepped on board.

“I was sure we were going to catch snapper, and was hoping for some tuna but was not really quite sure what to expect,” Pizzolato said while gearing up for the ensuing overnighter. […]