Events & Announcements

Public invited to comment on future of Breton, Delta

The public is invited to have a voice in the future of two area national wildlife refuges at a public meeting to be held on Thursday, June 29, 2006, at the Old Metairie Branch of the Jefferson Parish Public Library, at 2350 Metairie Road, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. The meeting is designed to gather input in advance of the preparation of 15-year Comprehensive Conservation Plans (CCPs) for Breton and Delta National Wildlife Refuges. […]

News Breaker

La. angler boats world-record snapper

When Maggie Corbett left her Springfield, Missouri home on Wednesday to head down to Cocodrie for opening day of snapper season, she had a good feeling. Her plan was to target a large red snapper capable of eclipsing the current 30-pound ladies IGFA line class record. […]

Bass Fishing

Red River Right for Early Spawn

Bass typically spawn later in rivers than they do in lakes because of high, spring water levels that look more like a Yoo-hoo than water. But, this isn’t a typical year on Pool 5 of the Red River near Shreveport. The first sign that this would be a different kind of spring came on February 22 when Russ McVey of Southpaw Guide Service hauled in a 13.63-pound bass that went on record as the largest bass ever caught on the Red River. […]

Inshore Fishing

Breton Sound Heating Up Inside and Outside

Fishing has turned on all over Louisiana the past couple of days, and that has made it difficult to single out one particular spot to highlight. It doesn’t matter if you’re after specks, reds, sacalait, black drum or bass – they’re all there for the catching right now. However, a recent talk with Captain Ben Leto of Louisiana Fishing Expeditions (985-630-2066) revealed that Breton Sound just might be better than the rest. […]

Inshore Fishing

Rigolets Right For Waiting Out Pontchartrain

Captain Greg Schlumbrecht of To Fish Charters expects the HWY 11 and the Train Bridges across Lake Pontchartrain to explode with giant speckled trout just any day now. However, in the meantime, he’s catching enough specks and reds in the Rigolets to make his wait a little more tolerable. […]

Inshore Fishing

Cold Can’t Stop Lake Pelto Reds

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The cold weather this past weekend was supposed to knock everybody down off their easy limit high horse a couple of notches. The promise of 20 and 30-degree morning lows caused more than a few trips to cancel. That’s the funny thing about fishing – you don’t know unless you go. You’ve got to be there to catch them, and this was the weekend to be fishing Lake Pelto out of Dulac. […]

Bass Fishing

Bass Bursting Loose at the Basin

Spring is coming early for the freshwater anglers of south Louisiana. Anybody waiting on March to come along before they try the bass at the Basin will miss some of the best action of the year. How good is it? The first tournament of the year was held at Doiron’s this past weekend, and it took over 22 pounds to win. […]

Inshore Fishing

Patience Key To The Pen and Salvador

Captain Mike Daigle with Cast-It Charters (985-331-8548) doesn’t expect to find too many trout in Lake Salvador during the winter because they are usually gone before it gets too cold. However, things are different this year, and he’s been finding pockets of trout throughout the lake. […]