Fishing

Lafayette man cited for fake mayday calls on False River

Air and water rescue missions were deployed, LDWF says
1 hour ago

Marrero man cited for alleged fishing violations

Incident occurred in Barataria Waterway near Lafitte, LDWF says
Yesterday at 3:14pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: Reds first, then offshore fish in inshore waters

Fascinating species moves in only this time of year.
Yesterday at 2:28pm
Watching a stationary object in the water — like these pilings at the Trestles in Lake Pontchartrain — will reveal which way the current is moving, and how quickly. Wind has a big effect on tidal movement, so no matter what your tide guide might say, ther

Get real-time tidal conditions — right on the water

Crab trap buoys, pilings provide accurate info on wind’s tidal impact
August 13 at 4:00pm
Capt. Chad Dufrene with a Delacroix Island redfish caught tight-lining glow soft plastics on a ¼-ounce jighead in deep bayous.

Delacroix’s redfish summer

August 13 at 3:50pm
Capt. Frank Dreher likes to downsize his tackle and free-line croakers so specks don’t spook in the ultra-clear water on Grand Isle beaches this month.

Minimal tackle key for Grand Isle beach bite

Downsize in clear water to prevent spooking fish, guide says
August 13 at 3:40pm

LDWF investigating two separate weekend boating fatalities

One in Lake Pontchartrain, the other in Mud Lake
August 13 at 10:36am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2018 state recreational red snapper season will close at 11:59 p.m. tonight, Aug. 12.

LDWF: Red snapper state season to close tonight

743,000-pound quota expected to be harvested
August 12 at 6:55am
The LDWF reported a big increase in the red snapper harvest estimate this week, which now stands at 87 percent of the recreational allocation through July 29.

LDWF: Red snapper landings jump to 651,000 pounds

Just 13 percent of recreational harvest left before season closes
August 10 at 11:36am
Understanding how water moves through the marsh — and the ‘traffic system’ fish use to travel — will help you locate more honey holes and make you a better angler.

Understanding how water flows through the marsh

Fish use ‘sidewalks, streets and highways’ to travel and chase bait
August 09 at 3:50pm
In addition to color, the profile of the lure you’re throwing also will determine its effectiveness depending on what forage predators are feeding on at the time.

Lure profile - not just color - an important factor to consider

Consider what fish are looking for when they’re hungry
August 09 at 3:44pm
Capt. Nick, Kimmie and Cooper Poe are all smiles after boating a big tripletail. Jeff Poe, Nick’s father, advised anglers fishing anywhere from the beach to the near-offshore rigs to target any trash floating on the water because it could be a tripletail

Big Lake beach fishing

Look for clear water, bait and slicks, guide says
August 08 at 5:30pm
Capt. Hook poses with some Breton Sound hammers at the dock.

Stay on the move to find Hopedale trout

Move to find the groove
August 08 at 5:23pm