If you believe Tropical Storm Cindy was a fizzle, as described by some folks, then check out its effect on every coastal parish.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
What’s an outdoorsman to do when getting outdoors might be a problem — like this weekend, with strong southerly winds and 2- to 5-foot seas lingering in Cindy’s wake?
If there’s something fishermen can learn from these June weekends, it’s to better appreciate the days when weather, sea conditions, tide and moon phases strike a pose in the same picture and give us one of those times when catches become etched-in…
Saturday, June 17, 2017
In a special meeting held Monday, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission voted to suspend the state’s seven-day-a-week recreational red snapper season in state waters in favor of the all-waters (out to 200 miles) Friday-through-Sunday rec…
Now that private recreational fishermen are in the first days of the new 39-day red snapper season in federal waters, there’s a lingering question about any future season or seasons for the hundreds of thousands of recreational anglers throughout …
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The more than two dozen remaining 2017 saltwater fishing rodeos and tournaments across Louisiana’s coast can only hope to be as fortunate as was last weekend’s Swollfest Rodeo.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Rancor, the word in all its definitions, properly describes the sentiment pervading the issue of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico among Louisiana’s recreational offshore fishermen.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Discussion of red snapper, and the state’s options about a new federal recreational plan, during Thursday’s Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission monthly meeting will spill over to Monday after commission chairman Chad Courville said more pu…
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
The lines are still wet just days after the three-day recreational red snapper season ended Saturday in federal waters, but the issues surrounding this species remain on the front burner on state and federal management levels.
Saturday, June 03, 2017
The 20th annual Swollfest Fishing Rodeo opens Wednesday and runs through Sunday at Sand Dollar Marina on the east end of Grand Isle.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Attention, aspiring writers and photographers: Now that school’s out and final exams are in the books, it’s time to submit entries for the Youth Journalism Contest sponsored by Louisiana’s members of the Safari Club International and the Louisiana…
With seas roughing up just enough to keep only the bravest — or the most foolish — offshore fishermen heading out to take the two-per-day allowance during the three-day (June 1-3) federal-waters recreational red snapper season, Gov. John Bel Edwar…
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Guess any interested fishermen could say the past couple of months have been practice for what’s coming during the next couple of ultra-competitive fishing months.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Louisiana has had world duck-calling champions, goose callers, too, and more than its share of world-class freshwater and saltwater anglers.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Fortenberry is a senior at St. Amant High School and will be competing in his third Bassmaster High School National Championship in June. In 2016, Fortenberry earned two wins in high school state tournament qualifiers — one where he bested 131 tea…
A junior at Oak Hill High School, Miller has earned two tournament wins this year, including a 120 boat-field ALBC State Champion event and B.A.S.S. Nation State Championship on Toledo Bend. Miller also has three top-five finishes in 2016-2017.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The brownish hue taking over most of the coastal waters over the past 10 days comes much earlier most years, but it comes from the same sources.
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Fishermen and the Wildlife and Fisheries folks who call the Pass a Loutre complex their home away from home were first to see it. Roseau cane, the most prolific above-the-ground Mississippi River delta plant, was turning brown at a time it was sup…
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Recreational offshore fishermen in the “private” sector will have three days to catch red snapper in federal waters across the Gulf of Mexico after Tuesday’s proclamation from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.
Central High School added another state championship trophy to its cabinet when Dawson Andrews and Wyatt Ensminger outfished 80 other prep teams to take the Louisiana B.A.S.S. High School title Saturday.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
After years of the Denham Springs-based Junior Southwest Bassmasters taking care to get the bass-fishing youngsters more involved in their sport, another group, RougeFish Deux, is stepping in to offer competitive fishing on the saltwater side.