The bass hot spots around south Louisiana have continued to produce some nice stringers and big fish. From the top lake in the US, Toledo Bend, to local marsh hotspots like Bayou Black, the bass fishing is on the incline. The reports...read more!
'16-'17 Waterfowl Wrap-up
"That's a wrap on the 2016-2017 waterfowl season here in South Louisiana. This season we about saw it all, from sweaty mornings with swarming mosquitos to frozen ponds. Overall, though, it was a pretty solid season for the Bayou State with plenty of birds taken for the pot. Here's a quick recap of my season and the travels I made along the way."...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!
Springtime Pond Tips
Bass fishing in the spring can be either your best friend or your worst enemy. The bass are beginning to move up on their beds. Right now it's mostly males on the beds, and the females are out in deeper water. Within the next few weeks both the males and...read more!
That's a First
Ah, firsts. It’s amazing how these now normal or even mundane tasks and activities stick with us the first time they show up in our lives. I can still recall my first bass, deer, squirrel, turkey, alligator, duck, polar bear. OK, maybe I still have a few...read more!
The NFR Fishing Seminar was held at T-River’s in Madisonville. The seminar included numerous guest speakers from the North Shore and the overall opinion was that the saltwater fishing this spring should by...read more!
Paul Paille Wins on Tchefuncte!
A small group of anglers gathered Sunday for the Bass Assassins tournament on the Tchefuncte River. Easter, and the forecasted storms for the day kept a lot of people in the bed. Paul Paille ended up victorious in the end with a 8 lbs. 9 oz. limit and...read more!
Old man winter has finally hit. Water temperatures have dipped into the 50’s and most fish will probably have started to go to deeper water. There is one fish species that thrives in cold water and can be considered the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I’m talking about rainbow trout, or rainbeauxs as some of us...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!
Wayne Cobert here, residing in Ponchatoula, but grew up in Lafitte and lived there 38 years. What a great place to grow up, much like what I see today in wonderful downtown Lacombe. Everybody was known to me mostly because of my dad's business, the Flemming Canal store (the only option for the town). I started work there at 10 years old and still at...read more!