The Marine Fisheries Section of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled meetings to provide information and gather public input on prospective restrictive regulations for taking speckled trout. The meeting schedule includes:
The conclusion is simple for the guys and gals working in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Marine Fisheries section — speckled trout are overfished and under going overfishing. They believe data they have collected in their most recent st…
If you’ve got two cents and want to share your thoughts about fishing and federal fishing laws, then take time next Thursday, go to New Orleans, because Congressman Jared Huffman, D-California, will share his open-to-the-public “Fisheries Listenin…
With the first big-time south Louisiana bass tournaments on the horizon, once again bass fishermen can take a lesson from the youngsters competing monthly in the Junior Southwest Bassmasters club.
Proposed hunting seasons from the LDWF’s Wildlife Division staff. Public comments will be accepted through 9 p.m. March 2 and taken during LWFC meetings in February (in Ruston) and March (in Baton Rouge) and in a series of statewide public meeting…
Sure looks like oudoorsmen in every corner of Louisiana will have something in common with LSU’s brand spanking new national champion football team — it’s called rain.
Serendipity is often essential to discovering successful fishing patterns, and it certainly was for coastal charter fishing guide Tommy Pellegrin less than a decade ago.
Here are the proposed 2020-2021 hunting seasons on migratory birds and waterfowl presented during Thursday’s Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting:
With rifles and shotguns continuing at the ready for their next trip afield or a-marsh — archery guys and gals have hunting days left, too — the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission poured through pages and pages of the proposed 2020-2021 hunting sea…
With a lodge and guide operation stationed on the banks of the Barataria Waterway near Lafitte, charter fishing guide Theophile Bourgeois IV is never more than a few miles from enough redfish to fill an ice chest or speckled trout to host a big fish fry.
Just in time for the weekend — and coming after a stretch of grand-glorious days — is a National Weather Service’s severe-weather advisory for Saturday coming from the NWS’ New Orleans office.
Thursday’s Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting will likely have far-reaching impacts on virtually every segment of the state’s hundreds of thousands of hunters and fishermen.
The sun didn’t have a chance to set Friday before reported effects of nearly 40 hours of rain on south Louisiana, and with rain in the forecast five of the next eight days, water, especially muddy water, will be a problem.
Through a series of unfortunate circumstances more than a century ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton had to sail a lifeboat 800 miles from Antarctica and then return to rescue some of his fellow explorers who had become trapped by pack ice.
Happy New Year, and waterfowl hunters should celebrate the gift Mother Nature sent their way — even if it came a little late to set under a Christmas tree.
If there’s anything to hang your hat on for 2019, it begins in the year’s first two months when Mississippi wildlife biologists found chronic wasting disease in a deer in an area close to the Mississippi River, and too close to Louisiana for comfort.
If rain helps duck hunters, then the weekend is shaping up to be a grand one, especially with the recent influx of ducks into south Louisiana.
When Wildlife and Fisheries biologist Shane Granier sends along the news showing duck hunters averaged 4.5 ducks per person on the Pass a Loutre Wildlife Management Area and a 3.6 average per man on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA, then there’s usually …
For the average angler, fishing is a respite. It’s an escape from the 9-to-5, and the intense stresses of the work week.
It’s been difficult to get a handle on fishing across the state during the past days. Winds have been a problem, if only because southerly winds tend to stack water in the marshes and send redfish and bass moving into hard-to-get-in ponds and back…
If there are frowns on the faces of duck hunters these days, and there usually are in the latter days of their season’s first split, those drawn down mouths are being offset by all the smiles from fishermen.
There’s a reason National Football League coaches harp on the turnover differential in postgame press conferences. It doesn’t matter how hard you work, how great your game plan is, how much better your players are than theirs; if you repeatedly ma…
State Wildlife and Fisheries refuge biologist Shane Granier is extra good about keeping the media up to date on the success, or lack thereof, of duck hunters on Louisiana’s three coastal duck-hunting wildlife management areas.
A lot of deer will become mighty good tablefare this week: Thanksgiving week, for thousands among us, is a time for celebrating the outdoors now that all the major seasons are open across our Sportsman’s Paradise.