Offshore Fishing

Ling Lessons: Catch more lemonfish with these tips

With the motor idling to keep the boat in position against the running tide, the captain nosed toward a small oil-field structure in the Gulf of Mexico and tossed some fish pieces under the barnacle-encrusted legs supporting this steel island.

As the succulent chunks of fish slowly disappeared into the aquamarine water, larger shapes materialized to create a frenzy just below the surface. Soon, various other fishy objects, large and small, appeared.

Aggressive fish darted out from under the platform to snatch their share of morsels.[…]

Bass Fishing

‘D’ Shad does its job

Take it from some people who don’t throw this particular soft plastic as often as others: the “D” Shad catches bass after bass after bass. That may sound strange at first glance, but let me explain.[…]


Bring on the Bulls!

On Saturday, Aug. 18, folks in kayaks will inundate Caminada Pass in Grand Isle for the “Ride the Bull 3” extreme kayak fishing tournament. Mike LaFleur plans to be there, hoping for different results this year in the Fly Division.[…]

Inshore Fishing


Holy mackerel! The influx of salty Gulf water from Tropical Storm Debby has resulted in hot nearshore action on large Spanish and king mackerel. Fly-rodders are having one of the best summers in years for both species.[…]

Inshore Fishing

Upcoming Events

Aug. 3-5 – 62nd annual Terrebonne Sportsmans League Rodeo. Weigh station: East Park Recreational Center, Houma. Scale hours: Noon-6 p.m. on Aug. 4; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Aug. 5. Fly Fish Division has categories for specks and reds.[…]