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Inshore Fishing

CCA: Big Lake oyster reefs on the comeback

According to a press release from the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, biologists with the state’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries saw a 50 percent increase in total abundance of oysters on Calcasieu Lake in 2018 compared to 2017 — when scrapers were prohibited on Calcasieu and Sabine lakes, and hand-tonging was made the only legal means of harvest. […]

Fishing Hotspots

Big Lake beach fishing

With speckled trout fishing success up and down this year in Calcasieu Lake, particularly during a summer plagued by high west winds, it’s time to point the bow of the boat to the beach from Johnson Bayou to Holly Beach. […]

Sidebars

Why the Poes know

When I first envisioned a comprehensive article to make sense out of all the lure options available to speckled trout fishermen, it became obvious I needed the help of someone who really knew his stuff. […]

Features

Pick your poison

I sure was happy when Jeff Poe pointed his boat’s pointy nose north out of Hebert’s Landing on Calcasieu Lake. In the early light, the sky to the south looked like a bruised eggpant — purple and ugly.  […]