Levi Thibodeaux got hooked early

Levi Thibodaux of Chackbay was 7 when he won his first tournament. The accomplished high school bass angler captured first place in July 2011 at the Knights of Columbus Council…

Smasher Frogs

  Bass are blowing up on this life-like soft plastic topwater bait A top notch soft plastic, hollow-body plastic frog twitched and walked across the surface of a bass angler’s…

Worm your way to cold water trophy trout action

  I imagine most normal people will be staying warm somewhere this month, recovering from hunting season perhaps. The rest of the crazies and myself will be looking at solunar…

Hopedale inshore fishing is hoppin’

Capt. Marc Fradella caught this 12-pound redfish on a glow/chartreuse VuDu shrimp in a washout off of Bayou Alphonse. Capt. Marc Fradella (985-290-2908) said he’s been on a good, steady…

Legends of the Outdoors – Bo Dowden

  Bo knows bass and his Classic title proves it Only two Louisiana residents have ever won the prestigious Bassmaster Classic. Villis P. “Bo” Dowden is one of them and…

2021-2022 Deer of the Year

  Deer season always takes a long time to get here, then it’s gone before you know it. But in 2021, it left behind some awesome deer that made memories…

Grits and Venison Grillades

  This original New Orleans recipe is great and sticks to your ribs This is one of those meals that sticks to your ribs, is easy to master, and gives…

Replacing mast-bearing trees for wildlife is a must

Mary Anderson killed this heavy horned buck with one shot from her 35 Remington in St. Mary Parish. Hurricanes in 2020 and 2021 greatly impacted the Bayou State. So what…

Backstrap is the filet mignon of venison

When your backstrap is done and rested for about 10 minutes to keep the juices in the meat, slicing up the strap leaves you with morsels like this. Some hunters…

Thinking he missed three times, Holmes finds downed buck nearby

  Cody Holmes, 31, berated himself for believing he had missed the biggest deer he had ever seen. Not once; not twice but a third shot gave little indication that…