Jeff Bruhl tight-lines crappie jigs to catch slabs this time of year.

The tight-line fool

Jeff Bruhl tight-lines crappie jigs to catch slabs this month. It’s a technique that requires a bit of practice because they are notoriously light biters. […]

Fishing Hotspots

Plan Beeliner

Vermilion snapper, known as beeliners, make excellent table fare and don’t tear up your gear as much as red snapper or mangrove snapper do. […]

Vickie Venable of Terry, Miss., got this 6 ½-pound, 26-inch long speck on a live shrimp near Shell Beach.
Fishing Hotspots

Back to Shell Beach

Some advice from Capt. Jacques Laboureur on where Shell Beach anglers are catching speckled trout and redfish despite the spreading fresh water. […]


Sportman’s Paradox

Anglers fight to find a solution to the water access crises in Louisiana, as more anglers out for a good time in the Sportsman’s Paradise are harassed, ticketed, prosecuted and fined.

Bogalusa Representive Malinda Brumfield- White and son Parker catch fish in a deep drop off along Coup Abel Pass.

Deep bayous get hot again

Although springtime is when most anglers forget all about the inside bayous and target super-charged specks in the open bays, many fish remain in interior waters to feed on baby croakers. […]