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!
Preseason Gear Guide
Unfortunately for many the 2016 teal season was largely a bust here in southeast Louisiana. The preseason aerial survey revealed the second lowest count on record prior to the opener with only about 500 birds counted in southeast...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!
Technology these days is a great thing. Especially now for fisherman as we can go out and prove our catch instead of telling the old fish tale story. I can just imagine back in my day as a young fisherman going out fishing in my johnboat and taking a huge tripod and set that big old VHS video recorder upon it and fish...read more!
As some of you know, I have a pretty rare eye/neurological condition known as blaphrospasm. My eyes will clamp shut resulting in what the doctors refer to as “functional blindness.” A side effect of this condition is severe light sensitivity. Because of this, I pretty much wear shades all the time now. As my quarterly treatments...read more!
The trout are moving west and the Carr Dr. Canal is hot right now. Anglers are catching a healthy mix of speckled trout, redfish, and bass. The canal has a healthy supply of pogies and shrimp right now and the fish are feeding heavily. plastics are working well as the water temperatures spur the fish to feed more aggressively. Shu-Shu Marsh Minnow in the Gunmetal color on a 3/8 oz. jig head or under a cork or Matrix Shad in the Magneto color should yield fish in this area.
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.
The 2016 NFR Fall Fishing Seminar was held at T-Rivers in Madisonville and with the onset of cooler weather the subject turned quickly to talk of speckled trout. John Zeringue of Denham springs opened the seminar by talking about fly fishing and covered many topics, such as his favorite places to fly...read more!
Jenkins wins Assassins at Bayou Liberty
It was tough conditions today on Bayou Lacombe for the twenty anglers who fished today. Just like our last stop to Bayou Liberty people were franticly running around trying to find the fish. There was no limits weighed in showing that these bayous are going through some hard times right now...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!