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Crackin’ Craw

If you want to catch bass or redfish, you better get crackin’.
Kaplan-based artificial lure manufacturer Zach Dubois, who specializes in soft plastics, has watched the fairly new Crackin’ Craw – a crawfish imitation -; take the bass fishing world by storm. And to his pleasant surprise, it’s also become a go-to bait for redfish along the coast. […]

Bass fishing can be phenomenal this time of year on the West Pearl River, according to Jason Pittman.
Bass Fishing

West Pearl River getting right for bass

There are so many great fishing options during the fall that it can be hard to choose one. Speckled trout are practically committing suicide in the marsh, redfish are everywhere, shrimp are popping for their lives and huge flocks of birds are diving. […]

Bass Fishing

Put a skirt on – and punch that jig

Punch skirts are popular with many bass anglers because they turn normal creature baits into essentially jig presentations. Madisonville bass angler Jeff Bruhl put the technique to good use during a September bass-fishing trip to Venice, just before the river jumped up due to late-summer rains in the Midwest. […]

Bass Fishing

Big water locales perfect for kayaks

Louisiana has several great freshwater fishing lakes that offer a variety of species like bass, bream and catfish. Also, don’t forget the excellent crappie fishing (white perch in North Louisiana, sac-a-lait in the South). […]

November is prime time for doormat action in the Calcasieu Ship Channel at Big Lake.
Flounder

Big Lake gives up big flounder

Starting in mid-October and peaking in November, saltwater fishermen enjoy some of the best fishing — then feasting — the coast has to offer in the Calcasieu Ship Channel along the western edge of Big Lake. […]

After October’s high river, Capt. Dustin Bounds suggested starting on the outside and working your way in for Venice reds.
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Follow the river for Venice redfish

The fishing in Venice depends on the Mississippi River more than humans rely on oxygen, and a slowly falling, high river in October will shove the November redfish farther from the river, according to Capt. Dustin Bounds. […]