Pogies suck tons of redfish into Biloxi Marsh; speckled trout beginning to make move
NEW ORLEANS — The Biloxi Marsh is absolutely loaded with redfish right now. How you go about catching them depends on how you rate your own fishing abilities. Capt. Kris Robert has been smashing the fish there. He said the action couldn’t possibly be easier, but anglers have to... Read more
US government to sell 21.6 million offshore acres
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government is selling 21.6 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says Wednesday morning’s sale involves more than 4,000 tracts located between 9 miles and 250 miles off the Texas coast.... Read more
Poacher arrested for stealing 299 sea turtle eggs
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is investigating a case of extreme turtle egg poaching after a man is accused of stealing hundreds of them from a beach on the east coast. They’re one of the most protected and beloved species in Florida,... Read more
Compton, CA School Police Authorized to Carry AR-15′s When School Starts Back This Fall
School Police in California’s crime plagued city of Compton will have a new tool at their disposal in the upcoming school year – AR-15′s rifles. The rifles will be stored in the trunks of patrol cars while the officers are on duty and will only be issued to certain,... Read more
Feral hog damage in Louisiana
The LSU Ag Center is conducting research to determine the extent of damage done by feral hogs in Louisiana. Forestry economist Shaun Tanger says they’ve been getting reports from farmers and landowners about property damage, but they want to get a better picture of the problem with a couple... Read more
Game Warden Tweetalong for Dove Season Opener
AUSTIN – Texas game wardens will conduct their third virtual patrol ridealong via Twitter on Monday, September 1 during the opening day of dove season. The wardens will give the public a first-hand look at what it’s like to be an inland warden on one of their busiest days... Read more
Drone gives a unique view of redfish in the shallows of a Louisiana marsh
A video of a couple of guys fishing for redfish might not sound like it would be all that special, but one of a couple of guys fishing for redfish shot from a drone looks pretty neat. The video posted on NOLA.com shows a pair fishing in southeast Louisiana... Read more
How Illegal Fishing Costs Texas And Mexico Millions Each Year
Most of the fisheries are managed in federal waters and represent a $14 billion dollar industry. But pirate fishing hurts commercial fishers, like Scott Hickman of the Charter Fisherman’s Association. He told the Gulf Coast Leadership conference that it’s getting hard to make a living competing with those who... Read more