Bass Fishing

Hills and valleys

After Chad Wiley weighed-in on the final day of the 2014 Bassmaster Central Open on the Red River, his three-day total of 34 pounds, 14 ounces landed him in fifth place. […]


Public domain

Biologists from each of Louisiana’s seven wildlife management area regions crunched the numbers and analyzed data from last year’s hunting seasons to give you an idea of how some of the 50 state WMAs might perform this fall. […]

Bass Fishing

Hitting the spots

The grizzled veteran perched on the bow of the small flatboat expertly swung it in a half-circle in the swirling current of the Tangipahoa River. […]


Bait-Up container makes toting minnows easy

Anglers who like to fish with live minnows but don’t like to drag along a bucket – especially if they’re wading or fishing from a kayak or other paddle boat – will feel like somebody is thinking about them with the introduction of the Bait-Up live bait container. […]

Deer Hunting

Taking the heat

It takes a diehard deer hunter to brave the elements that are pervasive during Louisiana’s early bow season, which opens for most residents on Monday, Oct. 1.  […]


Danco Prodigy pliers

Whether crimping a split-shot, unhooking a fish, bending a hook back to its original shape or cutting fishing line, pliers are essential tools that no angler should be without. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Shimano Curado DC Baitcasting reels

The DC stands for Digital Control, and quite honestly it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. I got the chance to fish with one this spring at Grosse Savanne Lodge during a Shimano media presentation, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. […]

Bass Fishing

Black Lake big boys

The drive from Morgan City to Natchitoches was a long four hours after I knocked off from my day job at 5 o’clock. And, by the time my wife and I checked into the Chateau Saint Denis Hotel downtown, it was after 9 p.m. — and I was just hearing from Pure Fishing ambassador Jimmy Jeansonne. […]


Safety tips for opening day of dove season

The first split of Louisiana’s 2018-19 dove season will open Sept. 1 in both north and south zones. The north zone’s first split will run through Sept. 23. Subsequent splits are Oct. 6 – Nov. 11 and Dec. 16 – Jan. 14. In the south zone, the first split ends on Sept. 9. The second split dates are Oct. 6 – Nov. 25, and final split is Dec. 16 – Jan. 14. […]