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Sac-a-lait bite on in Des Allemands Sac-a-lait bite on in Des Allemands
March 06 at 3:11 pm
Rising temperatures have led to large catches of sac-a-lait in Des Allemands.

Bernie Hebert with a handful of rabbits after a recent hunt. Rabbits on late-season hunting menu
February 20 at 2:21 pm
With the conclusion of duck and deer season in Louisiana and Mississippi, and turkey season still several weeks away, rabbit season remains open and offers hunting opportunities until the end of February.

Jim Burns, of Luling, poses with a 10-point buck he killed during the rut. Luling hunter kills 10-point on northshore
January 16 at 8:26 am
One of the most exciting times for deer hunters is the rut, when bucks let their guards down in order to pass their genes to another generation of deer.

Green onion deer sausage made by Bruce McDonald. Save a bundle by processing own deer meat
January 09 at 11:44 am
Many deer hunters are shocked at how much it cost to process a deer, even though they enjoy the luxury of having the meat processor debone the deer and turn it into ground meat, burritos, tamales and assorted sausages.

Bruce McDonald poses with an 11-point he killed eight miles south of Sonora, Texas. Deer hunting in Texas should be on everyone’s bucket list
December 12, 2014 at 10:26 am
For more than 20 years, my brother-in-law Dr. Mike McComb has invited me to hunt deer with a group of Louisiana hunters in Texas. Every year, for unforeseen reasons, I was unable to make the trip.

Wesley Brown with a speckled trout caught under the lights. Beat the heat by fishing at night in Grand Isle
August 29, 2014 at 11:33 am
Those heading to Grand Isle to celebrate Labor Day weekend should take advantage of the area’s lighted docks to beat the heat while fishing at night.

Mangrove snapper caught at the rigs offshore of Grand Isle. Limit out on mangrove by fishing Grand Isle rigs
August 22, 2014 at 10:54 am
If anglers want to catch fish in Grand Isle, the speckled trout are in the surf and the mangrove snapper can be found near the rigs.

C.P. McDonald with a redfish caught at the old oak tree at the mouth of Bayou Couba. Redfish invade Lake Salvador
August 15, 2014 at 10:13 am
Redfish have invaded Lake Salvador, making it easy for anglers to catch their five-fish limit.

Kenneth Vial (left) and Gene Duhe scoop up crabs at the Bonnet Carré Spillway. 108 crabs caught in 2 hours at spillway
August 08, 2014 at 10:11 am
Crabbers have continued to have phenomenal success fishing from the shoreline at the Bonnet Carré Spillway.

Pete Harman Jr. (right) caught an 84-pound yellowfin tuna. Hunter Harmon (left) caught the biggest mangrove snapper during the rodeo, with the fish weighing in at 11 pounds, 10 ounces. St. Charles anglers top leaderboard at Tarpon Rodeo
August 01, 2014 at 10:20 am
Several anglers from St. Charles Parish finished near the top of the leaderboard at the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo held last weekend.

Nikki D’Arcangelo with speckled trout caught in the Grand Isle surf using live shrimp and blue moon terror tails. Trout fishing has been hit or miss in Grand Isle
July 04, 2014 at 8:00 am
Trout fishing in Grand Isle has been hit or miss this summer. Depending on who you talk to, some anglers have caught limits of trout, while others have struggled to catch a few.

Outdoor reporter Bruce McDonald holds up a drop net with three crabs. Catching crabs is easy at Bonnet Carré Spillway peninsula
June 27, 2014 at 9:59 am
Recreational crab fishing has had its ups and downs this summer, but with the waters of Lake Pontchartrain beginning to warm to temperatures in the mid-80s, more and more crabs are being pulled out of the waterway.

Carolyn, Sophia, Craig Sr., Lisa and Michael Cuccia pose with a snapper caught last week. The group reached the snapper limit in an hour. Short red snapper season ends with a bang
June 13, 2014 at 10:30 am
Federal waters opened for a nine-day red snapper fishing season, and one group made the most of it by reaching their limit in just an hour while fishing off Grand Isle.

Chris Loupe holds up sac-a-lait caught on a recent fishing trip to Lake Cataouatche. Sac-a-lait go crazy for garlic-scented mini jigs
April 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm
On a recent trip to Lake Cataouatche and the Salvador Management Area, Chris Loupe and I managed to catch 42 nice sac-a-lait.

A 10-point looks right into the camera. Game cameras help hunters target big bucks
January 24, 2014 at 1:34 pm
Talk to any deer hunter this time of the year and they will tell you that wildlife cameras are the best tool to monitor deer movement in the woods.

Stephen Walker, who hunted with Jacob King and Larry Stephan, holds a gray duck and spoonbill the group killed. Despite cold front, duck hunters struggle in Salvador
November 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm
Despite a cold front that moved through the area last week, duck hunters in the Lake Salvador Management Area still struggled to find birds.

Nathan Verdin, of Paradis, said he only saw a few ducks in the Lake Salvador Management Area last weekend. Hunters struggle to find ducks in Lake Salvador
November 15, 2013 at 7:34 am
Local duck hunters ventured into the Lake Salvador Management Area last weekend for the opening of the season, but many struggled to kill birds.

Plenty of specks can be pulled out of Bayou Rigolettes, Bayou Perot
November 01, 2013 at 10:20 am
While hunting season has kicked into gear, fishermen can still have plenty of success in Bayou Rigolettes and Bayou Perot.

Pete Harmon with the bull elk he killed. Luling hunter bags 500-pound elk with bow
October 18, 2013 at 9:44 am
For Pete Harmon, bagging a 500-pound bull elk with a bow and arrow put the finishing touches on the trip of a lifetime.

It took an hour, but Jessie Sigmon finally landed this 83-pound yellowfin tuna 110 miles off the coast of Grand Isle. Anglers net 30 tuna south of Grand Isle
August 15, 2013 at 11:25 am
An offshore fishing trip south of Grand Isle netted six fishermen 30 tuna, including four yellowfin and 26 blackfin, and gave them a chance to see a sperm whale in action.


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Shoes for souls - A 10-year-old’s compassion reaches Africa
Shoes for souls - A 10-year-old’s compassion reaches Africa
If doing for others defines the person, then Ascension Parish’s 10-year-old Katelyn Champagne is reaching out all the way to Africa.