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!
Teal Preview - Webisode #1
This week we we’re getting ready for teal! With the September 10th opener just a couple of weeks away, Darren offers some insight on a few topics to help you get prepared to head to the blind...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!
Well, it’s that time year again. Time to fire up the ol’ tractor and get those food plots ready for deer season. It’s also time to float a loan to afford the diesel, wheat, rye grass and fertilizer that those little patches of Ireland require...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.
Taylor Valois of Slidell is no stranger to catching redfish. He’s probably caught over a thousand in his lifetime. Which means he’s come across thousands of black spots that are located on the tail fin. But on a recent trip to the ICW, Taylor came across a first for him - A redfish with a distinguishing shape on his tail. It happened on...read more!
RP Dominates on Liberty!
This past Sunday found the 23 Bass Assassins launching at the Bayou Liberty Marina for the last time this year. The fishing has been tough on this bayou the last couple of weeks so lower weights were expected, however the points race is heating up even more. We have another lead change with Eric Ciko jumping...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!