Sunday, July 30, 2017

The August issue of Louisiana Sportsman

Louisiana Sportsman magazine, August edition, is now available in sporting goods and convenience stores across the state and parts of southern Mississippi. For fly anglers, there's a rare double treat this month. In addition to my Fly Lines column, Jerald Horst has an article, "Poppin' Bugs for Bream". Jerald features Northshore fly angler Todd Schultz who enjoys casting small hard-bodied poppers and foam spiders in Bayou Castine and other northshore waters. The Fly Lines column - "Mission Accomplished" - is all about the first active saltwater fly fishing tournament in Louisiana in 8 years, this past June's "Fly Fishin' for the Mission" tournament held out of Pointe-aux-Chenes. In his "Paddles N' Puddles" column, Chris Holmes tells us why the life you save might be your own when wearing a personal floatation device (PFD). Chris gives several options for PFDs depending on season and kayak use. In his "Creature Feature" column, Jerald Horst tells us why "Tripletails are triple threats". The "Seafood Bible" column features crawfish and crabmeat pasta and Tiger Salad. Feature articles include: "Sight fishing for Marsh Reds" by David Brown on taking reds in skinny water; "Night Moves" by Jerald Horst on night fishing for bass; and several more. As usual, there's Newsbreakers, solunar tables, tidal charts, and regional hotspots for August.