The unmistakable tug of a heavy chinquapuin, followed by its distinctive long run right after it’s hooked, and its circular fight in a bid for freedom is what so many fishermen love about targeting that species of panfish. […]
Berwick resident Michael Broussard knows a few things about fishing the lower Atchafalaya Basin. It’s like a second home for the naval architect student who works as a draftsman for Conrad Shipyards.
Effective artificial lures for chinquapin include hair jigs (for instance the Poppa Chops), as well as Johnson, Betts or H&H Beetle Spins. The best sizes for working around cypress and tupelo trees are the 1/16-ounce or 1/32-ounce versions. […]
I could hardly find the boat ramp at Grand Bayou near Coushatta because there was no long line of boats waiting to launch.
There were no boats blasting away from the ramp.
Heck there weren’t even any trucks in the parking lot except for one, and it belonged to North Louisiana fishing guide Eddie Halbrook. […]