Freshwater Fishing

A plastic boat and plastic lures make a good combination for catching a mess of panfish. Reliving childhood memories, Robyn Bordelon shows off a hefty basket of hand-sized fish just like she caught when she was a child.

Plastics for panfish

Get back to the basics and target bream in your ‘yak
August 18 at 9:00am
Pizzolato nets every fish — no exceptions.

A crappie hot dog

August 15 at 7:00am
The tapered end of a wooden chopstick makes a perfect cork peg for Dave Pizzolato because it floats.

Tip of the day

August 15 at 7:00am
Rio Grande chichlids are an invasive species that has spread throughout the southeast. They are beautiful and tasty little creatures, but they compete with native fishes and therefore, by law, cannot be returned to the water alive after being caught.

Be on the lookout for Rios

August 15 at 7:00am
Clip-on Rotogrip Paddle Holder

New gear reviews

August 15 at 7:00am
Kaleb Kellum hoists a feisty bream while his dad, James, looks on. A simple cane pole and a box of worms are all that;s necessary for a great day of catching some hard-fighting panfish.

August’s Best Bets

August 15 at 7:00am
Longear sunfish are aggressive feeders to the delight of many youngsters.

So what’s a sunperch?

August 04 at 9:00am
Capps says he and Steve Coleman now fish only four poles out the front of their boat — two on each side.

Push-poling for slabs

With the advent of today’s electronics, this national champion crappie angler says old-fashioned spider-rigging is a thing of the past. Now that he can see underwater structure — he pushes his lure right where it needs to be.
August 01 at 7:00am
Dave Pizzolato’s face is familiar to south Louisiana crappie addicts.

Jigging up Old River slabs

August 01 at 7:00am

Three cited for allegedly shocking fish on the Ouachita River

LDWF: Agents seized boat, motor, two shocking devices and 40 catfish
July 26 at 4:50pm

LDWF schedules August drawdown on Henderson Lake

Measure aimed at controlling nuisance aquatic vegetation
July 18 at 10:41am