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. […]


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. […]

Bass Fishing

How to pick a bass ‘yak

For input on how to pick a kayak suitable for largemouth bass fishing, I turned to the Lafayette kayak guru John Williams, who with his wife Becky, owns Pack & Paddle in Lafayette.  […]

Bass Fishing

Lake Martin in a nutshell

As lakes go, Lake Martin isn’t a big one, covering only 800 acres. What is called the lake today was formed in 1952 by the building of a ring levee around a low cypress swamp. […]

Bass Fishing

New gear reviews

The Power-Pole Micro anchor is specifically designed for small boats and works great on nearly any kayak. At the push of a button, your ‘yak is securely anchored in up to 8 feet of water. The bracket is permanently mounted to the kayak, but the light-weight driver unit is easily removable and transferable to other vessels. […]