Fly Lines

Rainbow trout are native to cold-water rivers, and have been stocked worldwide to enhance fishing.

The rainbow phenomena

Enjoy mountain fishing in the coastal plains
January 09, 2014 at 9:00am
A finalist for Best Event of 2013 is September’s Rio Grande Fly Fishing Rodeo, which drew more than 50 participants.

The best of 2013

I hate lists so much that I made my own
December 10, 2013 at 9:00am
The pumpkins found in clear water are very easy to spot, but not always easy to catch.

Pumpkin time

‘Tis the season to be sightcasting
November 11, 2013 at 9:00am
No dock?  That’s no problem for Steve Lee.  He uses a small kayak rigged as a floating dock that he pulls behind his canoe and anchors off with PVC poles.

Shadows in the night

Subdue the creatures that lurk the lights
October 10, 2013 at 9:00am
Kisatchie Bayou is a unique stream that resembles Arkansas or Missouri more than Louisiana.

See spot run

Cooler days bring hot stream action
September 10, 2013 at 9:00am
A VOSI makes a fly dance around, driving trout crazy.

VOSI Answer Man

Tips for using the fly-rodders’ popping cork
August 09, 2013 at 9:00am
No boat, no problem. In late summer, line-ripping pelagics like Spanish mackerel can be caught from kayaks, in the surf or from piers. The author took this mackerel from the Caminada Pass bridge.

Fast and furious

Nearshore options for summer pelagics
July 11, 2013 at 9:00am
My dad with one of his many “friends” from Lake Henderson. A lifelong conservationist, he kept only enough to eat that week, and released the rest.

An outdoors legacy

A Father’s Day tribute to Pop
June 07, 2013 at 9:00am
Oxbow bluegills are not as large as their swamp counterparts, but you can load a box with ones this size.

Oxbow blues

Get down with Old River Gobbules
May 08, 2013 at 9:00am
The Starling is a subtle fly that provides a hint of flash without spooking fish.

A starling is born

Make reds angry — give ’em the bird
April 11, 2013 at 9:00am
Ponds are a great place to use ultralight tackle. A bluegill like this on a 2-weight rod feels like a large bass!

Life of Pond

Match the hatch on small waters
March 11, 2013 at 9:00am
Tie on the proper fly this month, and you can load up on succulent sac-a-lait.

Sweet-tooth sac-a-lait

Nothing says love like crappie candies
February 08, 2013 at 9:00am
Competitors gather prior to the start of casting games at last year’s Caddo Conclave in Caddo State Park.

Conclave as a verb

Season of festivities start with New Year
January 07, 2013 at 9:00am
Joel Stewart with a mangar caught from one of Saddam’s Lakes. Stewart has written about his experiences in a book available at a couple of Southeast Louisiana book stores and online.

A fly rod in his bag

Sailor’s story a great Christmas gift
December 10, 2012 at 9:00am