Highway 82 in Vermilion Parish is a paved corridor through some of the finest natural areas in the state. […]
The illuminated sign in front of the gas station showed their price for regular at $2.09 a gallon. National Public Radio said those prices — or even higher — were here to stay: instability in Iraq, possible tensions between the US and the newly elected, ultra-conservative leader of Iran and a booming Chinese economy were some of the major factors.
I had to look on the package to see if this would be OK or not. I mean, remove the hooks and put on red ones? Bend something, tweak this, and change that? Is it legal? No one ever told me I could do this before.
Well, the manufacturer did not say to keep away except for tying it on and casting it out, so it must be allowed, right?
Modifying your current stock of fishing lures may just be the most-important thing you do, ranking right up there with changing your line and cleaning your reels.
Sure, fishing is fishing, but we’ve all been there on days when our favorite lure just didn’t quite get the job done.
The idea of modified lures came from a good friend, Scott Louviere, who presented me with one as a going-away present last summer. Like me, Louviere likes to fish for bass in the Acadiana area.
It was a steamy summer afternoon, and we were fishing in Mama’s Pond in the western Atchafalaya Basin. The water was just high enough to back into the trees and bushes along the shoreline.
My partners and I were throwing chartreuse buzz baits into the cover as far as we could, and we got a few good strikes on top. Still, in some spots, we could see about 8 more feet of good-looking water that we couldn’t touch with those buzz baits. That was 8 feet of fish-holding water that we couldn’t access, and it deeply annoyed us.
We all fiddled with some of the lures in our tackle boxes, and the three of us probably all gave a frog or a rat bait a brief look. It was weedless and maybe suitable for the situation, but that kind of lure is more of a novelty isn’t it? It catches fishermen, right, not bass?
That was our thinking, and it probably cost us dearly.
Calcasieu Lake calls out to trout anglers like whale-rich waters beckoned Ishmael and Captain Ahab. The lure of landing a trophy or just the pure mystery behind why it is such a strong speckled trout producer summons anglers from hundreds of miles out. […]
Louisiana waters are some of the most diverse in all of North America. The entire southeastern U.S. ecosystem has been heralded for its diversity of life, even to the point of being called an “evolutionary laboratory.” Thousands of fish, insects, amphibians, vegetation and mammalian species rely on it and call it home. […]
Sometimes less is more, or maybe smaller is better. Many “serious” fishermen may overlook ultralight baits, but their tiny package should not be ignored because they tend to induce big-time action when the bite seems to virtually shut down. […]