July mag lays out summer hotspots

The July issue of Louisiana Sportsman will head to the printers this afternoon, (June 21) and start arriving in mailboxes and on newsstands within the week.

There’s no reason why you should go home without your fill of trout this July. We’ll tell you how to overcome obstacles such as wimpy tides, stiff winds and the extreme heat and still put fish in the boat.

Here’s a look at the lineup:

Outa Sight
South-central anglers head offshore to find trout teeming around the rigs south of Vermilion Bay.
By Jerald Horst

Don’t wimp out
Just because the tides aren’t rolling doesn’t mean trout won’t bite. Here are some tips on how to put fish in the boat, even on wimpy tides.
By Jerald Horst

Pass a Good Time
Grand Isle’s Caminada Pass bridge is the place to go for summertime crab and trout action — no boat necessary.
By Terry Jones

Plan B
Instead of allowing stiff winds to ruin your Hopedale fishing trip, have an alternative plan — and put plenty of trout in the boat.
By Rusty Tardo

Reef runner
Want to get away from the crowds? Head for the Lake Pontchartrain reefs, and catch boatloads of fish.
By Capt. Steve Himel

Second Fiddle
Oyster Bayou is out of the way, and can be hit and miss, but it also can bail out trout anglers struggling to limit out.
By Chris Ginn

Venice Rodeo
Whether you fish the marshes at the mouth of the Mississippi River or head out to Breton Sound, Venice is the best jumping-off point in the world.
By Humberto Fontova

Slow Pokes
When bass don’t feel like moving, make it easy for them by slowing down.
By David A. Brown

Sweeping Up
Head to Vermilion Bay’s Trash Pile to clean up on fish of all species.
By John Flores

Mad as a Hatter
This lifelong Cross Lake fisherman has a different twist that keeps his freezer stuffed with catfish.
By Chris Ginn

Dominance dilemma
Sometimes it just makes sense to take smaller-antlered bucks, particularly when those deer are interfering with the goal of harvesting large-racked bucks.
By Tommy Kirkland

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