Cash awards are handed out every year to the top three in each of the three categories in the Youth Journalism Contest, sponsored by the Louisiana members of Safari Club International and the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association.
If fishing is your passion, have a little spare time on your hands, are imbued with a volunteering spirit and want to pass along to next generations a love of Louisiana’s waters and the fish living here, then Saturday is your day.
Heading into Easter weekend, and all the promise Easter’s springtime brings, fishermen are holding on to more promises — and hope — than the reality they face today.
Anglers who want to be consistently successful fishing along the Louisiana coast need to always be cognizant of two factors: wind and tide.
May is looming, and with May comes bass tournaments across south Louisiana after a busy March with annual Anglers Against Autism and the Kiwanis tournament on False River.
In the week leading up to Easter Sunday, and the days following when, it appears, schools are taking a holiday, it’s been a custom in thousands of south Louisiana homes to catch — and enjoy — crawfish.
On the heels of Wednesday’s Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission vote to open the recreational red snapper season for the four-day Memorial Day weekend, Louisiana offshore fishermen can celebrate another big win, this one coming Thursday fr…
For the second consecutive season, Louisiana’s private recreational offshore fishermen will have a chance to catch red snapper during the four-day Memorial Day weekend.
The plight of Louisiana’s recreational offshore fishermen and all those who ply western waters in the Gulf of Mexico is a seemingly never-ending juggling act with federal fishing regulations.
Wyatt Ensminger came in with the heaviest catch among the 47 young fishermen who showed up with the “guardian” anglers for Saturday’s fog-delayed Junior Southwest Bassmasters tournament on False River.
In late February the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began pulling needles on the Bonnet Carre Spillway, allowing up to 250,000 cubic feet of Mississippi River water to flow into Lake Pontchartrain, and, ever since, anglers from Belle Chasse to Brusl…
At first question, it was easy to know Braden Hunt is a shy youngster. His voice was a quiet one. His answers to an adult’s query were definitively short.
It’s become clear in the past several years that nearly every angler in Louisiana is a recalcitrant outlaw, an irredeemable miscreant on par with profiteers who sell wild game or harvest undersized fish.
After the hubbub created in January when an amendment to the 2019-2020 hunting season was to reduce the bag limit on teal from six to four — a move that was shot down a month later by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission — the LWFC made…
The cellphone image of Steve Fontana holding a giant sac-a-lait validated the ages-old “a picture is worth a thousand words” proverb.
It’s time to start talking fishing, and maybe using Lent to pray our major rivers will spare us from the looming floodwaters draining — and sure to come our way — when all that snow and ice drains more than half our country in the coming weeks and…
It happens every spring, and it once called the Mercedes-Benz Superdome home, but, this week, the 40th annual Louisiana Sportsman Show settles, once again, into its friendly confines of the Lamar Dixon Expo Center off La. 30 in Gonzales.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway last week, but that doesn’t mean Lake Pontchartrain is the only fishing destination being impacted by Mississippi River water.
Even bass as far away as South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell celebrated Mardi Gras weekend, and a couple of Livingston Parish youngsters knew how to spread Louisiana’s unique days of merriment to hundreds of other young anglers.
So we start out this fishing season on a downer, knowing the Corps of Engineers pulled the first needles on the Bonnet Carre Spillway, and it looks like months, not weeks before fishing returns to normal in the Atchafalaya Basin, areas off the Mis…
The 60-day public comment period on the 2019-2020 resident-game and migratory birds hunting seasons ends this week with Thursday’s Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting set for 9:30 a.m. in the Town Hall, 9363 U.S. 165-South in Woodworth.
The Denham Springs-area parks departments is working out the details to buy an older country club, a move that would put the recreation department back in the golf business.