The all-new 2019 Hobie Outback
New Products

New gear review

The Hobie Outback has been the world’s best-selling kayak for quite a while. Its feature-rich platform utilizing the unique Mirage Drive pedal system kept it a step above all other fishing kayaks — and it’s likely just jumped a few more steps. […]

New Products

Big Lake’s T-Rex duck calls

From T-Reed to T-Rex. It wasn’t a long stretch for the call designers at South Carolina-based Big Lake Outdoor Products, who earlier this year debuted a pair of T-Rex duck calls, one in acrylic and one in wood. […]

Ask Captain Paul

Capt. Paul’s Edge program for the Rigolets

According to Wikipedia, the Rigolets is an east-west 8-mile long strait connecting the northern part of Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne. “Rigolets” comes from the word rigole, which is French for “trench” or “gutter.” The name is locally pronounced “RIG-uh-leez.”  […]

Flounder

The haunt for reds in October

Lately I’ve been enjoying the new “Jack Ryan” television series. Based on the novels by Tom Clancy, Ryan is a CIA analyst-turned-operative who is called upon to save our country from various enemies. […]

Flounder

Tippets

This month, specks will be thick in the interior lakes and marshes. Look for clear water and some tidal movement. Or better yet, diving birds. […]

Inshore Fishing

Tips for the Delacroix trifecta

While Delacroix fishing is fabulous, it takes some skill and know-how to consistently connect on a trifecta. Gene Hoover and Chef KD Diez give some tips to help anglers make successful trips: […]

Lure Review

The new Matrix Monster

Chas Champagne and charter boat captain Ty Hibbs, both Louisianians, were having a ball this summer catching jack crevalle and the occasional large speckled trout off the coast of Florida. […]

Catfish

Pitch black cats

It was black on the water. Of course, it was midnight.

We sat as quiet as death in Sidney Haynes’ 17-foot aluminum SeaArk boat. In the distance, automobile headlights flitted busily through New Roads, perched hard on the shores of False River, the big oxbow lake of Pointe Coupee Parish. […]

Game Warden

Hunting health and safety

We do a lot of work getting ready for hunting season. Planning trips, choosing the right gear, setting up deer stands and the list goes on and on. Along with all the planning and anticipation we make a considerable financial investment in what we hope will be a successful season. […]