Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

Slow start in Venice

Venice is widely known as one of the most productive outdoors playgrounds in the United States, if not the world. And Capt. Chris Thomas, who runs River’s End Outfitters out of Venice Marina, knows that reality first hand. […]

Inshore Fishing

Watch water temps for Biloxi Marsh trout-fishing success

Capt. Mike Gallo was faced with a bit of a dilemma on Nov. 14. After a morning spent fishing for trout with clients at The Trestles in Lake Pontchartrain, Geoghegan’s Canal just off The Rigolets and another stop in the Pearl River Basin, his group had only boated a handful of fish.

But just before noon, Gallo received a call from another of his captains who said fishing was hot at the MRGO on the south shore.

“As I’ve asked so many others before, I said, ‘Do you have planes, trains or busses to catch?’ One (client) said, ‘The only place I have to be is Thanksgiving,’” Gallo said. “So off we went. By 3:30, we had 45 trout, a dozen or so over 18 inches.” […]

Deer of the Year

Opelousas hunter walks up on 140-inch buck

What’s in a name?

Well, if you’re Hunter Simoneaux, quite a bit, apparently. He’s been hunting deer since he was 6 years old. And now, as part of a group of friends and family that hunts on 1,100 acres just north of Alexandria, he prides himself on doing everything by the book, and then some. […]

Bass Fishing

Study shows Basin bass reg unnecessary

For just about the entire time Brent Bonadona has been fishing the Atchafalaya Basin, there has been a 14-inch minimum length limit on bass coming from the area. And for the most part, Bonadona has been pleased with the results of that regulation, which was put in place shortly after Hurricane Andrew ravaged Southcentral Louisiana in 1992. […]