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Specks still biting on Breton Island

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.

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

’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

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

Pitch with the other hand

If you pitch jigs using your dominant hand, you’re putting yourself at a huge disadvantage, accomplished tournament angler Ken Sherman said.

August 16 at 6:00am

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

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

How to avoid Mr. Toothy

Capt. Theophile Bourgeois said to keep this truth in mind: You’re in Mother Nature’s yard.

August 15 at 7:00am

Summer fishing weather warning

I have never fished the Mississippi Delta during the summer months without getting chased off a spot by a pop-up storm.

August 15 at 7:00am

Trahan’s croaker tips

Capt. Ricky Trahan specializes in fishing with live croakers. Here are his tips to getting the most out of the bait.

August 15 at 7:00am

Johnson Bayou’s history

 It felt like I was passing through a whole ’nother country on the drive down to Johnson Bayou. It was wide-open space, like the high prairies of North Dakota — Louisiana’s own “Big Sky Country.”

August 15 at 7:00am

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