Fishing Tournaments

New Orleans to host Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Open

NEW ORLEANS – The lucrative new Wal-Mart FLW® Redfish Open will debut the sport’s first pro/co-angler format when action gets under way at the Southern Sportsman’s Expo in the Louisiana Superdome March 27-30. Pros and co-anglers competing in the historic tournament will be randomly paired each day and will compete for a combined boat weight. Pros will fish for as much as $100,000 and co-anglers will compete for as much as $10,000 based on a full field of 100 boats. […]

News Breaker

LDWF survey shows marked duck decline

The estimate of 1.8 million ducks on this survey is slightly lower than December’s estimate of 2.0 million, but 60% lower than the 4.4 million estimated in January 2007. It is the lowest January estimate since 1987, and is 44% below both the most recent 5-year and long-term averages (3.2 million). […]

Inshore Fishing

Metairie team wins Cocodrie FLW Redfish event

Ray Chagnard and Edward Adams, both of Metairie, caught a six-redfish total weighing 48 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series Western Divisions event in Cocodrie. The top prize of $50,000 included a $12,500 Ranger bonus and a $12,500 Evinrude bonus. […]

Inshore Fishing

Chandeleur Lighthouse photos sought by Louisiana Sea Grant

Among the tremendous losses resulting from Hurricane Katrina was an old lighthouse that stood for more than a century at the tip of Louisiana’s most remote barrier island chain. On the morning of Aug. 29, 2005, the 110-year-old Chandeleur Light folded to the sea after serving as a beacon for generations of boaters, anglers, campers, scientists, historians and naturalists. […]

Inshore Fishing

Lafitte to host FLW Redfish Series event

The Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series Western Division will make its first of four $200,000 regular-season stops March 8-10 in Lafitte. The lucrative tournament will feature as many as 150 redfish teams casting for a top award of $25,000 cash and $25,000 in Ranger, Yamaha and Evinrude bonuses. […]