Fishing for sac-a-lait, Lloyd Brandt ended up catching this choupique.
Freshwater Fishing

Species spotlight: Choupique

The bowfin (Amia calva), whose more common name is mudfish, is a close relative of the gar. Its stout body and long dorsal fin, which covers almost three-quarters the length of its body, give the fish a snaky or eel-like appearance. […]

Three sheepshead swim near reefballs deployed on an existing artificial reef site. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Ferguson/LDWF)
Fishing

Four new gulf reefs being built

Anglers will soon have four new prime areas to target speckled trout and redfish — if a permit filed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in January is ultimately approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. […]