The forecast for the next few months is above average temperatures and wet. The New Year started very wet with flood advisories for local rivers. If this patterns holds, river fishing will be tough during the winter months. Luckily, the marsh areas around southeast...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!
Late Fall & Early Wintertime Pond Baits
As November and early December rolls around, cool fronts become a regular pattern here in South Louisiana. Last month was quite hot for October, yet still a good fishing month. The fish are finally out of their summer doldrums, and ready to gorge themselves with food before the very cold winter months approach. Pond fishing becomes...read more!
We hear a lot about friction and conflicts today. We see conflicts between political rivals, between husbands and wives and between various religions. But the television is not the only place we see conflict. We even find it in the Bible. The...read more!
With the colder weather moving in, the wall at the Intercoastal Waterway is heating up! Reports of birds diving and shrimp moving through are common right now. No need for live shrimp as plastic is working just fine. Lemonhead Matrix on a 3/8 oz. jighead or Shu-Shu Marshminnow in Chromis on the bottom.
With water temperatures dipping into the 60's after this latest cold front, the train bridge in Slidell is finally producing speckled trout. Jig the pylons with Lemonhead Matrix on a 3/8 oz jighead or Shu-Shu Marshminnow in Chromis. Anglers are catching flounder also toward the northern half of the bridge. Tip your hook with dead shrimp to better your odds of catching flounder.
As fisherman, we often get caught up in the new technology and devices that we think we need to catch more fish. As adults, we often know when to take advantage of getting these certain “toys” that we add to our arsenal to make us better anglers. Christmas is one of those times. I’m guilty of it and so are most of us. Heck, I don't care...read more!
Team Watkins Wins PRTT Season Opener on Pearl
The PRTT starts off with a bang in 2017. 23 boats showed up to do battle on the Pearl for a payout exceeding $2000. 1st place went to Reese and Ross Watkins with 11.15 pounds with 2nd place big bass of 3.8 pounds, winning $970. 2nd place was Steve Abney and Blaine Williams with 11.10 pounds, and big bass 4.1...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!