August is a tough month to fish. The heat can zap an angler’s strength and decision maker faster than a big bass can break the line. The good news is the fishing is often some of the best action of the year. Night fishing, early morning trips, or an after work tournament make summertime fishing fun...read more!
Offseason Update 2016
Whether the 2015 waterfowl season was boom or bust for you, any true duck hunter worth the mud on their waders is perpetually looking forward to the next season. Now that we’ve breached the 90-day mark in our countdown to the 2016 teal season, the itch is coming along and beginning to spread. Here are a few items going...read more!
Looking down at the skies crystal clear reflection as I’m drifting over the marsh. Standing on my platform above everything, waiting. Waiting to see a wake pushing through the vegetation. Waiting to see a tail peak its way along the bank. Waiting to aim my lure towards a redfish that skipped breakfast and is dying for lunch...read more!
If you ask anyone close to me they'll tell you that fishing is my first love. But another sport I try to do often is golfing. So it's no surprise that somewhere along the line these two sports intercede. Over the years since I have played I have golfed some very nice courses and a very common thing...read more!
You feel that? The cooler temperature? The change in the wind? The drop in humidity? Nah, me neither. It’s still August and it’s still hot and it’s still Louisiana. But we do know what’s on the way: That heavenly blast of cool air that signifies the arrival of autumn. Shortly after that season indicator, we get the chance to...read more!
The little bayou in that stretches from Ronald Reagan Hwy in Mandeville to the lake is producing large numbers of bass and google eye. There are two sections of Cane that you can fish. The wooded section to the north is loaded with goggle eye. Concentrate on the banks in hard to reach places for google eye. Crickets are the ticket but when using plastics. Any chartreuse colored Bobby Garland jigs under a small cork will work. Further south towards the lake. Concentrate on drains. This is where the bass stack up early in the morning before the sun heats everything up. Shu-Shu Slugs in the Victory Red color rigged weighted are good for top water. Use Shu-Shu Marsh Craws in the Blackenrage color with a sliding weight to fish on the bottom.
The heat is on and the speckled trout are moving away from the bridges and into deeper, saltier water. Lake Borgne is full of shrimp right now and the gas rigs are where the actions at. Circle each rig and cover lot's of water. Concentrate on the shell bottoms that pepper the bottom of these rigs. Speckled trout and sheepshead should be plentiful. Live shrimp on a sliding cork or on a drop-shot rig is your best option.
For those of us with teenagers in high school, the word mature is a positive characteristic that is warmly welcomed by parents. Generally, this change makes itself obvious by a students senior year in High School. My nephew Tanner, came down from Tennessee for his routine summer visit. Tanner is going into his senior year...read more!
Jim Harris Wins Big on Pearl!
The PRTT had its monthly tournament at the east Pearl with not so favorable weather conditions. we had 11 teams show up. the Pearl was on the rise partly from the Bogue Chitto overflowing into it. Anglers who went north ran into high and muddy waters and those who went south dealt with high tides...read more!
Fly Reels & Fly Line
In a previous post I covered fly rods. The rod is the most expensive piece you are going to buy in order to get into fly fishing and is the most important. In this author’s opinion the fly reel is the second most important piece of equipment you will need because it hold your line and backing, more on those later in...read more!
The Mechanics of Beginning
Watch a great pitcher in baseball, a high percentage three point shooter in the NBA, a Grammy award winning actor, or an elite angler practice their craft. The best of the best in any sport or trade, the few who have mastered their craft, are mesmerizing to watch even if the observer isn't particularly interested in the sport or act. It doesn't take a die hard basketball fan to be impressed...read more!