If there is one overwhelming reason hundreds of thousands of Louisianans like to fish is because they like to eat their catches.
GRAND ISLE — Saturday’s final leaderboard from the three-day 93-annual International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo with anglers, their hometowns (boat name and boat captain listed in tag & release divisions) and weight of their catches in pounds and…
Coming off a six weeks of rain, and coming into what appears to be the beginning of the “dog days,” it’s time to change your fishing strategy if you plan to catch fish the rest of the summer.
There’s no busier fishing destination in the Deep South these days than the roads, marinas and waters from The Fourchon south on La. 1 to Grand Isle.
Knowing all the skips we had during 2020’s heightening awareness of the pandemic, it’s OK if rodeos, bass tournaments and all other manners of outdoors contests and adventures carried over its “annual” label for their events.
Knowing most of the adults are leading the way, it’s always a welcomed time when Junior Southwest Bassmasters sends in the report from its latest on-the-water get-together.
PLAQUEMINE — Top seven teams in the two-day Westwide Bassmasters tournament held from Jack Miller’s Landing with anglers, number of bass weighed in parentheses (5-bass daily limit) and total catch weight in pounds:
Fish, frenzy, frolicking, fun, sweat, sob stories, weather (fair and foul), beer (and other icy concoctions), water, waves and friends all add up to rodeo time in south Louisiana.
Judging from the mountain-high stacks of sheetrock in the home repair stores these days, this Memorial Day isn’t a glorious time, especially if you're among the hundreds of homeowners needing to use that material to fix flood damage.
It’s not the best of times, nor is it the worst of times for Louisiana’s coastal anglers, and it’s different for the guys fishing the Pontchartrain and Barataria basins and the Terrebonne Parish marshes bays, bayous and lakes.
When the 167 college, high school and junior Bassmasters teams converged on Caney Creek Reservoir earlier this month, the more than 300 young anglers proved this 5,000-acre impoundment south of Ruston is producing hefty largemouth bass again.