Buggin’ bluegill

The sounds are unmistakable. SSSLURP! POP! SMACK!

When bluegill rise to grab surface meals, they know they’re vulnerable to bass, ospreys, herons and other predators. Therefore, they have to be sure of a worthwhile payoff, and nature provides plenty in the way of aquatic insects and other bugs that fall to the water’s surface.[…]

Inshore Fishing

Summer cycle

Capt. Zutie Auenson has two fishing seasons. From sometime in September until late April, he charters from his permanent home in Golden Meadow.[…]


A Man and a Fish

Following my GPS, I tentatively nosed my truck through the fortress-like gates of Mariners Cove in Slidell. When the man invited me to hunt alligator gar in the canal behind his house, I had just kind of assumed that the trail would lead me to a rural backwater retreat in the salt marshes between Slidell and Lake Pontchartrain.[…]


Veranda Pontoon

With patented all-aluminum interlocking floors; all-welded, wood-free deck construction; and a patented, integrated performance wave shield, Veranda pontoons are built to last a lifetime.[…]


Bear Bayou Bream Basics

The anchor hadn’t settled on the bottom good before my wife made her first cast toward the trees along a stretch of Bear Bayou we regularly fish. As normal, she wasn’t playing around.[…]


Reflex Holster

Uncle Mike’s, a leading provider of shooting accessories, has introduced the Reflex Holster to provide concealed carry permit holders with a reliable, easy to use retention holster.[…]

Freshwater Fishing

Bay Cat Hot Spots

Anglers looking for a few locations to catch bay cats, both blues and channels, should start on the west side of East Cote Blanche Bay near Point Moroon, at the mouth of Bayou Carlin, Humble Canal and Jackson Bayou on the west side of the Bay.[…]


Sure-Loc Lethal Weapon

The Sure-Loc Lethal Weapon is a dependable, accurate bow sight loaded with a host of new features, including the popular Retina Lock, which will identify even the slightest torque or change in anchor point.[…]


Pocket Perch

When I first moved to New Orleans as a (very) young man in the mid-1960s, I just knew that I was a fishing hot dog. I thought I knew all there was to know about catching bass, bream, white perch and catfish — and that’s where the fishing world ended.[…]