August 2018

Cover: August 2018

Capt. Jordan Ellis with the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company in Venice gave the tuna a break and busted some nice trout on a recent surf-fishing trip to Curlew Island. For tips on how to catch specks in the heat of August, head to page 27.


Bass Fishing

Shimano’s Curado casting rods

Lightweight, strong, sensitive and affordable. Those are all great attributes for a bass fishing rod, but they don’t always go together. Usually, the affordable part is left out when the other three are mentioned -; but that’s not the case with Shimano’s Curado casting rods. […]


OtterBox coolers

High performance coolers have been around for several years now, and it seems like more and more companies are making them. And while many are content with making clones of other brands, OtterBox has taken things a step further, making their own Venture Series coolers with unique features that allow you to mount many of their other products directly to the coolers. […]


Cover: July 2018

Louisiana Sportsman’s own Ann Taylor reeled in this beautiful speck on a recent trip out of Venice. For more tips on catching summertime trout, head to page 58.



Costa Del Mar

Costa Del Mar targets fishermen with a large percentage of their sunglasses, and two of their latest offerings, the Cape and Montauk, are perfect examples. […]


Field & Stream

Field & Stream has added some lightweight hunting clothes to its product line, and although two particular items were designed for turkey hunters, they should be big hits for early-season archery hunters across the Southeast. […]


Alpz Doggie Duck Blind

You’re pretty good at hiding yourself beside your favorite duck hole -; camouflage clothing, some brush and maybe a little camouflage cloth -; but that big, black, yellow or brown dog next to you, that’s another story. He wants to see those mallards come into the decoys as much as you do, and he needs to see them splash down when you make a good shot. […]

Bass Fishing

Kahara Diving Frog

The Kahara Diving Frog is a great summertime bass lure, especially on waters that get choked with surface weeds this time of year. Unlike traditional hollow-body frog lures which stay on the surface full time, this one dives underwater, and even under lily pads every time the angler moves the lure. It then floats back to the surface when anglers pause their retrieve. […]