Feast Fixins

Admittedly, I haven’t set out a trotline for catfish in a really long time. The last time I remember stringing out a line, I was still in high school. Those of you who know me realize that this had to have happened a l-o-n-g time ago. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Cold-water crappie bite red hot at Bistineau

It’s the time of year that crappie anglers dream about. Cold water has pushed the fish into deep holes all across Louisiana, where they can be sacked up by the hundreds, but there probably isn’t a hotter crappie bite going right now than the one at Lake Bistineau in the northwest corner of the state. […]


Red & White

It was a picture-perfect day as I motored into Red River. A series of weather systems had screwed up every outing I had tried recently, but now it seemed that weather and circumstances were finally going my way. […]

Bass Fishing

Shroud of Mystery

Caddo Lake, a 26,800-acre unspoiled treasure shared equally by Texas and Louisiana, has been called “the most beautiful lake in America” as well as “the best big-bass secret in the South.” […]

Bass Fishing

Trappin’ Trees

Louisiana and the number ranking in a national list, the Saints and the playoffs, boiled crawfish and milk — it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that these things just don’t go together.

Yeah, you may come across a dubious list that has Louisiana ranked at the top of some bad-news category. The Saints may even make the playoffs a couple of times every 30 years or so, and you may see a child having to drink milk while eating boiled crawfish. But other than that, never the two shall meet.


Sac-a-Lait City

Trophy bass fishing has gained the most media attention for Toledo Bend over the last few years, but its highly productive crappie fishing drives a strong and dedicated core of anglers to navigate these massive impounded waters. […]