Wintertime Tuna Fishing off Venice, Louisiana

Yellowfin tuna are a main attraction at Venice Marina. And the biggest fish don’t always get caught at the rigs. Courtesy Relentless Sportfishing The most reliable place on the planet to catch yellowfin and blackfin tunas is offshore Venice, Louisiana. Venice is located advantageously at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi River. And as fall […]

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Michel Sells Cloud IX MTI Catamaran

I almost didn’t believe it myself when Louisiana performance boater Nate Michel informed me in confidentiality a few weeks ago that he was selling his beloved Cloud IX, the “movie star” 40-foot MTI catamaran he had completely redone several years ago. It’s hard to believe, but Nate Michel of Louisiana sold Cloud IX, his incredible 40-foot MTI […]

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The Fight Over Red Grouper in the Gulf

Red grouper are a prized catch in the Gulf of Mexico for both recreational and commercial fishermen. Alex Suescun The Gulf of Mexico is back in the news. Or still in the news, anyway. But the news is not about red snapper this time — it’s about red grouper. And it’s still a heated conversation […]

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Tested: Formula 387 CCF

Known for its cruisers and crossovers, Formula’s 387 CCF, marks the company’s return to the center console market. It’s set to make a big splash. Secret Formula Known for its cruisers and crossovers, Formula’s 387 CCF, marks the company’s return to the center console market. It’s set to make a big splash. Writing about boats […]

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Fish Facts: What is the World’s Biggest Snapper?

An African red (cubera) snapper this size might seem astonishing but it’s still well short of the IGFA world record! Angler Judy Langerhoven landed this one fishing Angola waters. Judy Langeroven Let’s start with the biggest snappers, as a group. That honor would fall to the three cuberas. (I know what you’re thinking, but that’s […]

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HOBIE: Divvying Up $100,000

Nelli takes TOC title with first Hobie B.O.S. victory. Storrs second, Patrick third in $100,000 event. Milton claims AOY crown. OCEANSIDE, Calif. (December 5, 2022) – There’s a new king on the Hobie Bass Open Series (BOS) Anchored by Power-Pole® trail and his name is Brian Nelli. The 39-year-old from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, conquered an extremely talented field on Lake […]

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Major League Fishing 2023 Bass Pro Tour Roster 

TULSA, Okla. – Major League Fishing (MLF) today announced the roster for the 2023 Bass Pro Tour, the fifth season of professional bass fishing’s most competitive tournament circuit. The field of 80 of the world’s top bass-fishing professionals will compete across seven fisheries during the Bass Pro Tour regular season for a total purse of […]

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Fish Facts: A Redfish and its Black Spot(s)

This multi-spot redfish is an oddity, sure to turn heads at the boat ramp. Some scientists believe multiple spots are advantageous for red drum in turbid water. Capt. Sonny Schindler Perhaps the single feature most associated with the red drum is its spot. That is, the one spot (on each side), on its tail. That […]

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Permit in Alabama Record Landed by 12-Year-Old

Griffin Haas caught the 8.5-pound permit, the potential Alabama state record, fishing with guide Capt. Scott Kennedy of Whistlin’ Waters Kayak Fishing on a public beach just west of the Alabama-Florida state line. Ryan Haas Twelve-year-old Griffin Haas was having a perfectly good time catching whiting and Spanish mackerel from the beach in Fort Morgan, […]

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Forage Fiasco

An estimated 500,000 pounds of menhaden and bycatch was seemingly left to rot in Louisiana. Courtesy Louisiana Coastal Conservation Association Menhaden have been called a bunch of different colloquial names. Their proper name comes from Native Americans calling them “munnawhatteaug,” which means “that which manures” as they were used for fertilizer. A more common name, […]

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Bonus Red Snapper Season for Louisiana

Some of the largest red snapper are caught in the Gulf of Mexico. John Frazier There’s good news for anglers in the Bayou State. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) recently approved an additional eight days that will be added to the recreational red snapper season, with increased bag limits. The new season […]

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2023 MLF Bass Pro Tour Schedule

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced Friday the schedule for the 2023 MLF Bass Pro Tour. The fifth season of professional bass fishing’s most prestigious circuit will showcase 80 of the top bass anglers in the world competing in seven regular-season tournaments around the country for millions of dollars, valuable points in the Bally Bet Angler […]

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Angler Fillets Potential Record Fish

Yellowmouth grouper, like this one, are very similar in appearance to scamp. Gary Birdsall Two brothers from Louisiana filleted and ate a fish that they later realized was close to a world record. Gary Birdsall, his brother Andre, and four other anglers were aboard Gary’s 31-foot Contender, the Delayed Gratification, after midnight on September 10. […]

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