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Sight-Cast Mania

Don’t say you weren’t warned. There’s a new “bug” going around to add to our rapidly growing list of concerns: mad cow, chicken flu, anthrax, smallpox, legionnaires, AIDS, SARS…. and now you can add to that “sight-cast mania.” I warn you, it’s contagious, highly addictive, euphoria-inducing, rapidly spreading and heading in your direction. […]

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Saltwater Preview

It’d be impossible to give you saltwater fishing from A to Z, but here’s an alphabetical outline of some of the upcoming season’s best areas. […]

Fishing

Land bridge a critical piece of puzzle

The Barataria Land Bridge is that piece of real estate bordered by Bayou Lafourche on the west and the Mississippi River on the east, the southern shoreline of Lake Salvador to the north, and having the northern portion of Little Lake as the southern boundary. […]

Fishing

Time for a spring boat battery tune-up

Many fishermen spend less time on the water during the winter, and that can be hard on their boat batteries. Proper off-season care includes keeping the batteries clean, and maintaining at least 75 percent of a full charge in them. […]

Bass Fishing

District Diamonds

If the drought defined the late 1990s, it looks like a dramatic recovery in the state’s bass fisheries will be the defining factor of the early 2000s. […]

Bass Fishing

Crawfish Boil for Bass

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. […]

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Behind the Scenes

Recent years have seen a marked increase in the number of local fishing and hunting television shows, so much so that those who keep up with the genre are left to wonder who won’t have their own outdoor show. […]

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Bayou Black’s Bass Buster

Sometimes conventional fishing methods put bass in the boat this time of year in the marsh around Bayou Black. Sometimes it takes unconventional tactics to accomplish that purpose. […]