Ducks

Here come the ducks

Louisiana’s 2018-19 duck season begins on Nov. 10 in both the West and Coastal Zones. The first segment runs through Dec. 2, and reopens on Dec. 15 for the second split, which ends on Jan. 20.  […]

Fishing

Tippets: VOSI

The fall migration of speckled trout to the interior marshes is in full force. Good days will be on a light south wind and a moving tide. Weighted baitfish and shrimp patterns under a VOSI will deliver numbers of school trout. […]

Tony Cyprus
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Rare duck shot in Big Branch NWR

Whatever the reason — from flooded corn fields up north, milder winters or any number of conspiracy theories floating around online — duck hunters in the Bayou State just haven’t seen masses of birds migrating to Louisiana’s dissolving wetlands compared to just a few generations ago.

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Bass Fishing

Fish Lake Bruin like a pro

One of the most fascinating things weekend bass tournament fishermen can witness is professional anglers picking apart their local lakes when major tournaments roll into town.

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Bassmaster Elite Series pro Keith Combs said a topwater frog is a great all-around lure for shallow wintertime bass.
Bass Fishing

Top 3 wintertime bass baits

Nothing like topwater frog explosions Bassmaster Elite Series pro Keith Combs has to put fish in the boat year round, but he experiences what every other angler does during the summer: Tough fishing, when five […]

Deer Hunting

Cashing in on big bucks

Pam Streeter works in the banking business, and she plays in the woods. But she’ll tell you the same principles for making “big bucks” apply in both worlds.

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Z-Man Bait BinderZ tackle bags
Fishing

Z-Man Bait BinderZ tackle bags

Hard-sided tackle boxes are so 80s! They are bulky and create a lot of wasted space. And if you’re using mostly soft-plastic lures, it’s inconvenient to store them in hard tackle boxes while keeping them in their factory bags. […]