Outdoor

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist James Whitaker releases a mourning dove he banded. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

LDWF continues National Dove Banding Program

James Whitaker, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist, turned his truck onto an oil field service road this past week.

July bream action is heating up. The Daily Review Outdoor Writer John K. Flores' wife, Christine, holds their July 4th weekend catch. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

With the Dog Days of Summer comes some hot action

Ahh, July! It’s normally a brutally hot month, with periodic p.m. showers and sticky humidity. But, oh how the fish like to bite – both fresh and saltwater fish.

Andrew Lambert, left, and Mike Lambert finished second in the redfish category at the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo June 10. Mike Lambert also won the redfish (big fish) award. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo)

April Reulet finished second in the catfish category, while Hunter Andras won the bass stringer category. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo)

Dane Daigle, right, finished third in the catfish category. With him is his fishing partner, Blake Vidos. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo)

Bradley Matte finished third in the redfish category and won the Spec category as well as the Spec big fish. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo)

Daniel Bergeron, left, won the Mike Michel Trash Fish award. With him are Steve Kirkpatrick and Nicholas Bergeron. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo)

Jim IIer finished third in the Spec category. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo)

Kevin Hebert placed second in the Bass Stringer category and won the Bass (Big Fish) competition at the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo, which was held June 10. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo)

William Folsom won fourth place in the Redfish Limit competition. With him is fishing partner Mike McElueen. (Submitted Photo/Courteys of the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo)

Mitch Stelly won second place in the Spec category. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo)

Chris Thornton won third place in the Bass Stringer category. With him is fishing partner Peyton Grizzaffi. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo)

Wesley Verret won fifth place in the Bass Stringer category. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo)

Brian Eisenman Sr. won fifth place in the Redfish Limit category. With him is fishing partner Kelly Eisenman. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo)

Hal Pinho, right, finished fourth in the bass stringer categeory. With him is his son, Hayden Pinho. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo)

Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo winners

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The Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo's Scramble was held June 9 at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild near Patterson. First-place winners in the nine-hole event, which kicked off the rodeo, were
Mark Blanchard and Joey Rodriguez. The duo combined for a 28. With them is tournament official Jo Anne Bergeron. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of The Atchafalaya at Idlewild)

The Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo's Scramble was held June 9 at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild near Patterson. Second-place winners in the nine-hole event, which kicked off the rodeo, were Cade Thibodeaux, left, and Jeff Gary, right. The duo combined for a 33. With them is tournament official Jo Anne Bergeron. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of The Atchafalaya at Idlewild)

The Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo's Scramble was held June 9 at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild near Patterson. Third-place winners in the nine-hole event, which kicked off the rodeo, were Bill Marin, left, and Bryan Purpera, right. The duo combined for a 33. With them is tournament official Jo Anne Bergeron. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of The Atchafalaya at Idlewild)

The Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo 's Scramble was held June 9 at The Atchafalya at Idlewild near Patterson. Jonathan Scully won the Long Drive competition. He is congratulated by tournament official JoAnne Bergeron. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of The Atchafalaya at Idlewild)

Ben Dupre won Closest to the Pin award at the Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo's Scramble June 9 at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild near Patterson. With him is tournament official Jo Anne Bergeron. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of The Atchafalaya at Idlewild)

Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo Scramble

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