Freshwater Fishing

How to clean a loggerhead turtle

At first glance, cleaning the armored, prehistoric-looking loggerhead turtle appears to be an impossible task. But cleaning a turtle is quite quickly and easily done once one learns the ropes. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Louisiana’s turtles

Louisiana has 25, maybe 26 species of turtles within its borders or along its coastline. Not all of these are targets for freshwater turtle fishermen. […]

Freshwater Fishing

What’s legal as a turtle trap?

According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division, the definition of a turtle trap is quite liberal, essentially calling it any device used to catch turtles. […]

Freshwater Fishing

How to make a turtle trap

Dirk Matherne’s turtle trap is simple in construction, requiring nothing more than 2-inch-by-4-inch animal wire fencing material and hog rings to hold it together. […]