Fishing Tournaments

Tandem kayakers team up to win Ride the Bull 9

If you were anywhere near Grand Isle this weekend, you probably couldn’t help but notice kayaks everywhere you looked. More precisely, 628 kayak anglers were spread across the island before gathering at Bridge Side Marina Saturday morning for Ride the Bull 9, the world’s largest kayak fishing tournament. […]

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PAC Kayak Rentals Revisited

It was a little over two years ago when we reported on Louisiana’s first and only kayak-specific marina. When Eddie and Lisa Mullen opened Pointe-aux-Chenes (PAC) Kayak Rentals, it was something special. It’s even better now. They wanted to make a place that was specifically designed for the needs of kayak anglers. […]

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Kayak tourney news

Fishing a kayak tournament is a great way to meet new kayak-fishing friends and hone your fishing skills. A wide variety of formats are available across the state, and the friendly competition offers a chance to win some great prizes and bragging rights.  […]

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Sportsman introduces expanded kayak coverage

Kayak fishing is not a fad, a trend or a gimmick. It is here to stay. It is a legitimate segment of sport fishing that continues with extraordinary growth each year. Fishing kayak manufacturers continue to improve, expand and modify their models relying heavily on input from kayak fishermen. […]

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September’s best kayaking bets

The goal of this new feature is to provide the best available information for monthly hotspots for kayak-friendly fresh and saltwater areas across the region. Due to the lag time from information to print, weather conditions can change the bite so check in regularly with LouisianaSportsman.com for the latest updates. […]

Fishing Tournaments

Shreveport kayak newcomer wins Ride the Bull 8

On a day when many anglers’ thoughts drifted westward to Hurricane Harvey and the havoc it was wreaking in Texas, Ride the Bull 8 and its 570 kayak anglers churned into Caminada Pass on Grand Isle Saturday morning for what turned out to be a fantastic day for targeting big bull reds […]

Fighting big catfish at the end of a short line, from a kayak, is an intense experience. Steve Savoye wrestles a big blue cat that was caught on a jugline that was tied off to a willow tree.
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Kayak catfishing

For most Louisiana kayak anglers, trout and redfish are the prime saltwater species, while largemouth bass are the favorite target in freshwater. […]