Collette crosses cooking cultures

Some people just love to cook. Collette Weaver of Slidell is like that.

She cooks Italian (red sauces and veal parmesan), country (white gravy, and chicken and dumplings), Cajun (white beans, rice dressing and brown jambalaya) and New Orleans (red jambalaya and stuffed mirlitons). […]


Phone-in boat control

There seems to be no end to the number of ways smartphones and tablets can help us. Just about the time I thought I couldn’t be surprised by another smart-electronics revelation, I discovered that they can now operate a bow-mounted trolling motor. […]

Bass Fishing

Billy, bass and boudin

Billy Billeaud fishes 50 to 60 days a year — all for bass, except for bream excursions he and his wife Michele have begun making to Toledo Bend Reservoir, where they have a camp. […]

Inshore Fishing


Wind-wise, March comes in like a lion, but leaves like a lamb. If the “lamb” arrives early, this could be a great month for fly-casters who love to chase the poisson rouge! […]