Fishing Tournaments

New Orleans to host Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Open

NEW ORLEANS – The lucrative new Wal-Mart FLW® Redfish Open will debut the sport’s first pro/co-angler format when action gets under way at the Southern Sportsman’s Expo in the Louisiana Superdome March 27-30. Pros and co-anglers competing in the historic tournament will be randomly paired each day and will compete for a combined boat weight. Pros will fish for as much as $100,000 and co-anglers will compete for as much as $10,000 based on a full field of 100 boats. […]

News Breaker

LDWF survey shows marked duck decline

The estimate of 1.8 million ducks on this survey is slightly lower than December’s estimate of 2.0 million, but 60% lower than the 4.4 million estimated in January 2007. It is the lowest January estimate since 1987, and is 44% below both the most recent 5-year and long-term averages (3.2 million). […]

Inshore Fishing

Metairie team wins Cocodrie FLW Redfish event

Ray Chagnard and Edward Adams, both of Metairie, caught a six-redfish total weighing 48 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series Western Divisions event in Cocodrie. The top prize of $50,000 included a $12,500 Ranger bonus and a $12,500 Evinrude bonus. […]

Events & Announcements

Brees to take sick kids fishing

When free agent quarterback Drew Brees inked his name on the richest contract in New Orleans Saints history last spring, the entire region rejoiced over the prospects of watching the overacheiving passer hurling bullets to the team’s speedy wideouts. […]

Inshore Fishing

Chandeleur Lighthouse photos sought by Louisiana Sea Grant

Among the tremendous losses resulting from Hurricane Katrina was an old lighthouse that stood for more than a century at the tip of Louisiana’s most remote barrier island chain. On the morning of Aug. 29, 2005, the 110-year-old Chandeleur Light folded to the sea after serving as a beacon for generations of boaters, anglers, campers, scientists, historians and naturalists. […]

Inshore Fishing

Lafitte to host FLW Redfish Series event

The Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series Western Division will make its first of four $200,000 regular-season stops March 8-10 in Lafitte. The lucrative tournament will feature as many as 150 redfish teams casting for a top award of $25,000 cash and $25,000 in Ranger, Yamaha and Evinrude bonuses. […]