In spite of the simplicity of the dish, Treasure Island Trout has a polished and urbane taste.

Speckled specialties

Dr. Bob Weiss is still at it, speckled trout fishing four or five times a week and cooking most days. Here are his recipes for Treasure Island Trout and Trout Amandine. […]


CWD in Mississippi

I had something else in mind originally for this column, but the recent happenings regarding the finding of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a Mississippi deer is more important than anything else. […]

Bass Fishing

Targeting canal bass

Bass fishing as a professional sport conjures up images of sparkly boats with huge motors, and anglers standing on a stage showing off tournament fish that will soon be released. […]


Tools of the Trade

• Box calls

Box calls are the loudest of the bunch. On a windy day, it’s best to use one so the sound carries farther. According to Saale, box calls are the most realistic sounding. “To me, a box call sounds like a turkey more than anything,” he said. “It does all of the vocalizations. It’s got a good high front end with a raspy sound to it.” […]


Gearing up

Although they caught catfish in about equal numbers, the two men had different philosophies when it came to choice of rods and reels.  […]


Sounds of the season

• Gobble

A tom produces this sound as a way to let the hens know where it is during the breeding season. While a gobble can draw in a mature tom looking for a fight, it can also drive away birds that are less dominant. […]


Know your limits

Louisiana’s limit for catfish is very liberal, 100 per person for channel, blue, and flathead catfish combined, and no limits for bullheads, locally called “pollywogs” or “mud cats.”  […]

Bass Fishing

Meal delivery schedule

The good Lord knows that postspawn bass will be hungry, so He timed nature’s progression to make sure those recuperating fish had plenty to eat. Bluegill sacrifice many of their numbers to feed the bass who were probably holding a grudge for all that nest raiding the bream attempted. […]