LDWF to hold public hearings May 27-28 on CWD NOI affecting Franklin, Madison, Tensas parishes

  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct informational public hearings May 27 in Winnsboro and May 28 in St. Joseph on a notice of intent (NOI) that bans…

Baton Rouge angler catches Bussey brute

Hunter Hamilton played hooky from school on May 2 and ended up catching this 12.63-pound bass at Bussey Brake. High school student reels in fish of a lifetime Monday, May…

Lost phone? No sweat. As long as that Toledo Bend lunker wasn’t lost

Shaston Isbell hooked this 10.26-pound bass on April 22 at Toledo Bend Reservoir. Shaston Isbell lost his cell phone on April 22, had it accidentally kicked into the waters of…

Trout fishing at Delacroix ready to explode

Bryan Chauvin with a Delacroix speck caught on live shrimp. Charter Captain Ron Broadus, aka, “Captain Ahab,” (504-914-6063), said this is shaping up to be the best May Delacroix Island…

Don’t abandon the shallows just yet at Toledo Bend

John Dean III caught this 3-pound bass on a Neko-rigged Senko recently while fishing at Toledo Bend with his father, John Dean. One of the biggest misconceptions of late spring…

Locate the fish, but always listen to your inner “lure junkie”

Figuring out the right bait may not be as important as finding fish, but it’s certainly not an insignificant portion of the equation. (Photos by Todd Masson) We all know anglers…

Blood splash in downed deer

  Rare occurrence in downed deer worth learning more about. This past deer season was the worst I have experienced in several decades. Deer were as scarce as honest politicians,…

Sabine success depends on water clarity, sunlight and wind speed

This beautiful redfish could not resist the temptation to eat a shrimp slider cast just in front of his nose. The southerly winds have really beat us up through March…

Give big speckled trout big bites

  Intentionally target big trout and that’s what you’ll get! Doing the piscatorial version of “the wave,” thousands of terrified pogies desperately leaped from the water in a futile effort…

Let the birds help you find bass at Lake Verret

Logan Latuso of Gonzales has a good grip on a chunky bass he caught while fishing the spring shad spawn in Lake Verret. A veteran angler from the Bassmaster Opens…