Cold water catfish

When the water is blown out and murky from cold fronts, there may be no better time than January to drop a tight-line rig for central coast blue catfish. […]

Hunting deer in the marsh isn't for the faint of heart, but tough conditions reduce pressure and make every kill special.

Mastering the marsh

Pursuing bucks in the marshes of Louisiana isn’t for the faint of heart. But tough, uncomfortable conditions weed out lots of hunters, and just about any deer is a trophy. […]

Inshore Fishing

Cypremort Point specks surface at The Cove

Mike Malone of Sulphur, La. tallied up his best day of speckled trout fishing this past weekend while fishing in Vermilion Bay during a scouting trip for the upcoming Lafayette Kayak Club trout fishing tournament. And he wasn’t the only one. […]


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. […]


Sidney Haynes’ juglines

Sidney Haynes begins building his juglines by cutting a 6- or 7-inch section off a foam swimming pool noodle. He then cuts about a 10-foot length of twisted, tarred black nylon twine from its spool. He wraps one end around the center of the noodle section and ties it tightly. […]

Fishing Hotspots

Monster reds at Marsh Island

Hot weather has redfish right where many Acadiana fishermen want them this summer — in the deep holes of bayous inside Marsh Island. And the good news is they’ll still be there in September. […]