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. […]

Columns

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.  […]

Tony Cyprus
Ducks

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 […]

Sidebars

New gear review

With all the buzz around new pedal drive kayaks, Bonafide launched a new paddle kayak that is feature-packed for serious kayak anglers at an entry level price. Bonafide is a sister company of the wildly popular kayak accessory brand, YakAttack […]

Inshore Fishing

Disadvantages of live bait

It is easy to check off the major advantage of using live bait. It can produce bigger fish catches because it is easier to fool fish with the real thing. Of course, the bait has to be put where the fish are: The best bait in the world can’t catch fish where they aren’t.

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A redhead captured in flight by Kevin Hynes
Ducks

How to prepare trophy ducks

The reasons duck hunters choose for mounting a particular bird are as varied as the waterfowl family itself. Regardless of why a bird is chosen for a trip to the taxidermist, duck hunters generally agree they want a finished product worthy for display. […]