Normally channel cats live six to 10 years, although longer life spans have been reported, typically from the northern part of their range. […]
It was January 1965 and the Louisiana Conservationist, the official voice of the Louisiana Wild Life (yes that’s the way it was spelled then — Wild Life, not Wildlife) and Fisheries Commission, led off with an article on Louisiana’s wonderful winter offshore fishery. […]
If ever a motto could be used to describe a fish, this one describes the dolphin, the riotously-colored, hyperkinetic, blue-water fish that Hawaiians aptly call mahi-mahi, which translates out as “strong-strong.” […]
Let’s face it; there’s nothing glamorous about croakers.
Some of the other members of its family have a lot more pizzazz — a redfish is more powerful than a locomotive; a speckled trout is faster than a speeding bullet. […]
Ask the average person what the most-common mollusk is in Louisiana’s coastal marshes, and odds are strong they would answer “oysters.” Now, a lot of oysters are out there, and they are delicious. […]
Most freshwater fishermen don’t give a lot of thought to the little fish in their bait bucket. They’re just shiners. Or to the glittery little fish flashing in the creek, river or lake — they’re just minnows. […]
We don’t call them cutlassfish.
Most Louisiana sport fishermen call them ribbonfish. Commercial shrimpers dub them silver eels, and consider them a minor nuisance for their habit of getting halfway through the meshes of their trawls’ bags and dying there. […]