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Guide to Batteries for Boats

In the realm of digital outboards, trolling motors and amp-sensitive electronics, power is everything. We expect things to work, and when they don’t, …

Batteries

Pro Tips: How to Choose The Right Leader Length

For a beginning fly fisher, the wall of packaged leaders in a fly shop can be intimidating. How do you decide which length you need? In this video, …

Fishing

Fall Fishing for Gulf Coast Flounder

On the south end of Sabine Lake, on the Texas-Louisiana border, the mouth of a bayou creates a conveyor for flounder where it empties into the lake. …

Fishing

Tripletails are triple treats

Saltwater anglers get excited about catching a tripletail, a triple treat. They are easy to catch with live bait, they are hard dogged fighters, and …

Fishing

Speckled trout fishing hotspots mapped out

Welcome to the dog days of summer. The next few weeks are typically considered the hottest days of the year in the northern hemisphere, a time when …

Fishing

How to Tie the Improved Blood Knot

<br>In the past few months, the folks from Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, have been churning out how-to videos and a remarkable pace. In the …

Avoiding reel rage: Tips to keep the peace on the water

I never could wrap my mind around why people would actually tune in to watch Jerry Springer.<p>Pushing his guests toward conflict rather than conflict …

Fishing

Get real-time tidal conditions — right on the water

Windy conditions are pretty much a way of life, especially along the Louisiana coast — and those breezes can have a big impact on tidal flow and the …

Fishing

Trolling motors: An expert’s view

In the years that he has owned Dixie Trolling Motors (985-809-0685) in Mandeville, Louisiana, Todd Schultz has probably seen it all, not just with …

Trolling

Bull reds swarming east side of Buras

We left Riverside Marina about 6:45 a.m., cutting through the ribbon of marsh on the east side of the Mississippi River and heading out to the open …

Fishing

Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.17.18

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos …

Fishing

Quickest Way To Launch A Boat By Yourself

Boats

How To Travel With A Push Pole!

YouTube

5 Groundbreaking Craft Beers Worth Traveling For

Forty years ago, America was at its beer nadir, with the lowest number of breweries since Prohibition: a mere 89. Today, there are more breweries …

Beer

Reds first, then offshore fish in inshore waters | NOLA.com

Sure, the heat is suffocating. You can barely stand to be outside, and you spend your sleeping hours dreaming of crisp leaves, pumpkin cake and …

Fishing

Understanding how water flows through the marsh

It's easy to look upon Louisiana's prairie marsh and only see a bunch of grass and water.<p>But a closer look reveals there's much more to the eye: It’s …

Fishing

2CoolFishing

<i>by Capt Craig Lambert</i><p>Here we are again right in the middle of summer and the heat is on. The speckled trout are moving deeper. Areas like the ship …

Fishing

Redfish bite good....trout bite????

Congratulations to Big Lou, Scott and all of the folks that volunteer a great deal of their time to make the Orange County CCA Chapter successful. …

Fishing

Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival 08.10.18

Welcome to the latest edition of the Orvis News Friday Fly-Fishing Film Festival, in which we scour the Web for the best fly-fishing videos …

Fly Fishing

Common Mistakes In Fly Fishing - Episode 1

<br>In the past few months, we’ve posted a great new video series called “Getting Started in Fly Fishing,” from Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outfitters …

Fishing

Big Lake beach fishing

With speckled trout fishing success up and down this year in Calcasieu Lake, particularly during a summer plagued by high west winds, it’s time to …

Fishing

Tracking speckled trout movement at the MRGO

Back in May, me and some of my closest fishing buddies targeted speckled trout to be tagged and released at the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) …

Fishing

Beat the heat for August speckled trout

Fishing is all about stacking as many odds in your favor as possible, and something you should certainly put in your favor this month is leaving the …

Fishing

These pecan cauliflower poppers will change the way you snack

In past years, there weren’t a lot of creative ways to prepare cauliflower. It was a side vegetable often steamed or boiled until opaque and then …

Food

GPS waypoints: Delacroix to Point A La Hache

This area is actually where Capt. Paul’s Fishing Edge got started. The interest generated from this location allowed me to start marketing waypoints …

Our 20 Best Banana Bread Recipes

Don't waste those overripe bananas! These easy banana bread recipes are healthy and delicious—serve them toasted for brunch or at room temperature …

Breakfast

Refish swarming Buras marshes

Fishing in Buras right now is a one-horse show — but you'll go home with tired arms and plenty of meat for the table.<p>"Trout are very limited," Cajun …

Fishing

Which soft-plastic is best for speckled trout?

Fish

Louisiana Sportsman

Higher salinities now mean good redfish and trout action on Calcasieu Lake, according to Capt. Erik Rue.

Banana-Oat Muffins

From: Diabetic Living Magazine<p>Whip up a batch of these diabetic-friendly Banana-Oat Muffins for a quick and easy snack or add them to complete a …

Breakfast