Monday, February 10, 2020

LDWF meeting on seatrout Thursday in Lafayette

A reminder that this Thursday, February 13th, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will hold a public meeting here in Lafayette on the future of spotted seatrout (speckled trout) management. The most recent stock assessment indicated spotted seatrout are overfished and undergoing overfishing and changes are necessary in order to recover the stock.

Location is the Lafayette Council Chambers on 705 West University Avenue.  Time is 6:00pm.  We need all conservation-minded anglers to attend and speak up in favor of new regulations that will bring back this once-great fishery.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Houston fly tying festival this Saturday

Hosted by the Texas Fly Fishers of Houston, the 28th annual Dr. Ed Rizzolo Fly Tying Festival features the largest group of fly tiers of any event on the Gulf Coast, with over 70 tiers from several states. Once again, it'll be held at Bethany Christian Church Community Center on 3223 Westheimer. 

In addition to the tying demos, there are also several seminars during the day, there are also exhibitors, and demo casting. A barbecue lunch is available for a nominal cost.

Each year, TFF brings in a prominent name in fly tying as their headliner. This year's special guest is Gunnar  Brammer  of  Duluth,  Minnesota, one  of  fly  tying’s  most  amazing  young  tyers. Gunnar specializes in designing  and  tying  predator  flies  for  all  big game  species.  Can visit his website at

For more info on the festival, go to