A Slidell man participating in the Costa FLW Series on Lake Okeechobee in Florida was rescued late Thursday night after his boat was wrecked or had been swamped, but his co-angler has not been found.
New Iberia’s Caleb Sumrall has been on a fishing roll, culminating in this weekend’s victory at the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell — a win that earned him a berth in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic and an invitation to join the 2018 Elite Series.
“It’s truly unbelievable,” Sumrall told LouisianaSportsman.com about his invitation to the Classic. “It’s why we do this.”
‘The one that got away’ harkens back to fishing stories probably as old as time — but 15-year-old James Dupuy gutted out a two-hour battle with a giant redfish late Saturday afternoon that kept the outcome of Ride the Bull 8 hanging in the balance on Grand Isle.
On a day when many anglers’ thoughts drifted westward to Hurricane Harvey and the havoc it was wreaking in Texas, Ride the Bull 8 and its 570 kayak anglers churned into Caminada Pass on Grand Isle Saturday morning for what turned out to be a fantastic day for targeting big bull reds.
August is the last full month of “SweatFest 2017,” the festival no one likes to celebrate! While action for reds and specks on fly can be slow, it’s the best month of the year for pelagic species.
Mathew Roberts had a New Year’s resolution. The avid kayaker and co-founder of Mission Six wanted to catch his first redfish on fly rod. In early Spring he did. And as he put it, his curiosity became an obsession!
The International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo — billed as the oldest fishing tournament in the United States — will get underway Thursday, July 27, at sunrise — and this year’s president is bringing a little Mardi Gras to the island for the event.
Lots of things have to fall in place to catch any tagged fish — much less one of the 100 tagged redfish that were swimming along Louisiana’s coast for the Coastal Conservation Association’s STAR Tournament.