Fishing

Marsh Man Masson vid: Catching monsters during popular fishing rodeo

It's all about the journey AND the destination
8 hours ago
Some hook manufacturers completely seal off the gap between the hook eye and shank, eliminating problems created when line gets caught in that space.

Inshore insights: Gaps in hook eyes can be troublesome

A dab of super glue can solve the problem
June 18 at 3:54pm
Sammy Romano holds up a nice speck caught on a recent trip to Curlew Island in the Chandeleur chain. Trout hit a variety of baits, including topwaters, suspending jerkbaits and soft plastics, but the key was being mobile and staying on the move.

Top 3 surf-fishing mistakes

Avoid these common missteps to catch more trout on the beach
June 18 at 1:50pm
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Bernie Schultz shows off a nice bass caught in windy conditions this spring at Grosse Savanne Lodge in Cameron Parish during Shimano’s “Cast Smarter” Media Conference.

Top 3 tips for windy bass fishing

Elite Series pro says blowing conditions actually provide opportunities to catch
June 15 at 1:50pm
Black Bayou Lake summer slabs like this one made Randy Smith a convert to white perch fishing.

Crappie making converts on Black Bayou Lake

Target structure in deeper water
June 15 at 8:46am
Ron Manning with two nice summer D’Arbonne catfish.

Drown worms for D’Arbonne cats

Nightcrawlers make great bait
June 15 at 8:31am
Micah Doyle walks the beach at Grand Isle with a net full of speckled trout.

Grand Isle wade-fishing

Set your sights between the first and second sandbars, angler says
June 15 at 8:23am
Bill Lewis Outdoors StutterStep

Top 3 summertime bass baits

‘Cajun Baby’ offers up suggestions to keep bass biting when the mercury rises
June 15 at 1:45am
Through June 3, Louisiana anglers have brought about 160,000 pounds of red snapper, or 22 percent of the state's recreational allocation of 743,000 pounds, to the dock.

LDWF: 22 percent of Louisiana’s red snapper allocation already caught

Season to remain open until landings approach 743,000 pounds
June 14 at 5:36pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: Mouth of Mississippi River getting right

Falling water pulling bass from canes
June 14 at 4:24pm
Capt. Mike Wittich said live shrimp under a cork or tight-lined plastics are both good options for Delacroix trout.

Find clean water for Delacroix trout

Live shrimp under a cork or tight-lined plastics effective
June 14 at 4:14pm
Capt. Ty Hibbs puts smiles on faces when he takes clients sight-fishing for reds.

Abundant grass perfect for sight-fishing reds

Pogies mean reds are there
June 13 at 5:15pm
Capt. Jakamo Laboureur, with Jakamo South out of Shell Beach, holds up a nice Breton Sound speckled trout. Free-lining live shrimp was effective, especially at the Holy Cross rig, but Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and sharks were plentiful.

Video: Capt. Jakamo talks Breton Sound trout

Live shrimp, croakers are key
June 13 at 9:18am