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Crappie making converts on Black Bayou Lake

A few years back, the only time Randy Smith ever caught a crappie was by accident. 

Now, he dedicates most of his time on the water chasing them.

June 15 at 8:46am

Postspawn tactics for Toledo Bend

After a prolonged cool and wet spring, I’m ready for the next season on Toledo Bend.

June 15 at 8:39am

Drown worms for D’Arbonne cats

The summer months bring many things, but nothing better than the opportunity to go drown some worms and catch a good mess of Lake D’Arbonne catfish. 

June 15 at 8:31am

Grand Isle wade-fishing

Micah Doyle is a full-time student at LSU, but when he’s away from the classroom during the summer, he loves targeting speckled trout. The avid angler makes several trips throughout this month to get in on the wade-fishing action at the beach on Grand Isle.

June 15 at 8:23am

How to rig a drop-shot

Perhaps the most popular way to rig a live shrimp for fishing the bottom is a Carolina rig. It’s been a staple setup for years, and there are still many people who use it today.

June 15 at 7:00am

Other options for specks

The Lake Pontchartrain Trestles isn’t the only place Capt. John Falterman fishes in June for speckled trout. On calm days, he likes to run out to some of the near-shore rigs, particularly if he’s struggling at the Trestles that day.

June 15 at 7:00am

Want reds? Head here

One of the most underrated areas in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin is Lake Catherine. Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne receive a lot more pressure throughout the year, but Lake Catherine produces a lot of redfish this time of year, according to Capt. John Falterman.

June 15 at 7:00am

Tip of the day

Jeff and Nick Poe recommend using electric trolling motors as sparingly as possible. In fact, neither of them use one much because they believe it spooks the fish. 

June 15 at 7:00am

Why the Poes know

When I first envisioned a comprehensive article to make sense out of all the lure options available to speckled trout fishermen, it became obvious I needed the help of someone who really knew his stuff.

June 15 at 7:00am


For contestants in the CCA STAR Fly Division, June is the best tournament month to catch big trout on a fly. At first light, use large poppers. As the morning progresses, move toward submergent flies such as Seaducers, Deceivers and articulated baitfish patterns. Casting an intermediate sinking line will produce more strikes.

June 15 at 7:00am

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