If you're planning to head out to Breton Island, do it soon before the speckled trout start transitioning back to inside waters — which usually starts around September's full moon. Here's how to catch 'em if you make a trip.


’Yak transport

One of the appealing aspects of kayak fishing is a ’yak’s light weight and ease of transport to fishing destinations. However, there is more that goes into getting your kayak from home to the water than meets the eye.

August 16 at 4:00pm

West Delta Mack Attack — How to fish for Spanish mackerel at Louisiana’s nearshore rigs

“Not the trailer bearings again!” Artie groaned as we rumbled onto the shoulder amidst a cloud of smoke.

August 01, 2014 at 7:00am

Cypress swamp shakedown — Pro tips for bass fishing in flooded cypress trees

It’s the mall food court — the beach umbrella with that cooler full of snacks. For bass, we’re talking about cypress trees.

August 01, 2015 at 7:00am

Rigging and presenting live bait

Once you have your live bait and have kept it alive all the way to your fishing area, you will have to rig and present your bait properly to be successful.
August 15, 2013 at 7:00am

Going Deep — Keys for summertime redfish in Dularge

The redfish took off with the piece of crab on my line 30 feet below the boat. In that instance I set the hook. 

August 01, 2015 at 7:00am

Find the thermocline for more crappie

With August here, the first step to catching most species of fish is to find the thermocline, which is the depth in the water column where the temperature is most comfortable and the most oxygen-rich.

That’s where the crappie will be.

August 17 at 9:30am

Get up extra early to beat the heat

August temperatures can be pretty rough on fishermen, and not just because of the heat. Lakes and rivers are full of recreational boaters, which can be as big a headache as 95-degree days with 80-percent humidity and no wind.

August 16 at 5:40pm

Be wary of trolling motor prop wash when fishing

Ken Sherman is a perfectionist, paying close attention to every detail involved in catching fish. And one of the things he says many bass anglers overlook is the importance of boat handling when approaching a log jam or tree.

August 16 at 9:00am

'Cajun Navy' rescues hundreds from record flooding

As water poured form the heavens and swamped the greater Baton Rouge area, a group of St. Bernard Parish surface drive boaters quickly organized and headed west to help with rescue operations — eventually saving hundreds of people stranded by waters too fast to allow them to get to out.

"We remember when people came to help us (after Hurricane Katrina)," said Violte's Jared Serigne, who became the de facto admiral of the so-called Cajun Navy.

August 16 at 1:28am

Top 5 jig-fishing tips to catch more bass

Jigs were once thought of as primarily cold-weather lures, but anglers have proved over the past decade or so the baits will produce bites even in the heat of summer.

But a lot of fishermen struggle to master jig fishing. Baton Rouge’s Ken Sherman, on the other hand, won lots and lots of money with that lure tied to the end of his line before giving up competitive fishing.

August 15 at 3:22pm

The perfect seed mix for deer — Part II

At the 2016 Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting, a presentation was made concerning different food plot mixtures and their effectiveness in attracting deer.

August 12 at 9:00am

Late-summer heat means early start for specks on MRGO rocks

August typically features some of the hottest temperatures of Louisiana’s long summer, and for Shell Beach guide Capt. Jakamo Laboureur that means it’s time to get an early start to beat the heat to catch speckled trout.

August 15 at 1:57pm

Rapala’s Shadow Rap Shad

Rapala, one of the most-recognizable and respected brands in the artificial lure manufacturing business, introduced a jerkbait at the 2015 Bassmaster Classiic.

This spring, the company followed up with another jerkbait in the series that stands out from any others: Bass haven’t seen an artificial lure move like the Shadow Rap Shad.

August 12 at 11:47am

Collision Course — Cameron jetties are packed with redfish

Redfish have an uncontrollable hunger.

Rocks harbor an unending buffet of bait.

I’m not much of a rocket scientist, but it seems to me anybody looking to catch a redfish ought to consider fishing rocks.

August 01, 2015 at 7:00am

Vidrine’s speck calendar

Tommy Vidrine’s speckled trout fishing calendar is broken into three segments, and how and where he fishes is different for each period.

August 15, 2014 at 7:00am

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