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Theophile Bourgeois loves topwater fishing more than any other kind of fishing and his favorite lure is bone-colored Badonk-A-Donk. 2014 Speckled trout forecast

April is here at last—time for any red-blooded coastal fisherman to start thinking about the fish.


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The trout season is kicking off and bass should be on their spawning beds this month. So it's the perfect time to dust off the boat and get out on the water.


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Tip with “maaw-ket” shrimp, cast over the abundant oyster beds in this area — and HOLD ON!  Plan A, B and C — Fishing tactics for redfish, drum and sheepshead

“Redfish in April?” Artie laughed as Doc mentioned our forthcoming fishing trip. “Man, redfish ain’t ‘runnin now! Dey run in da fall! You guys gotta be outcha mind!


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The barges of Fourchon are visible behind Steve Shook, who is posing with a speck well over 5 pounds. The Free-liner — Trophy trout expert shares the secrets to success

Speckled trout have always been the premier gamefish in Louisiana’s coastal marshes, and big speckled trout — the kind that are 7 pounds and larger — are the stuff of which dreams are made.


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Capt. Mike Gallo and his wife Jackelyn with a beautiful Biloxi Marsh speckled trout. Fishin’ the ’hood — Springtime fishing tips for reds and trout

Whenever I fish with Capt. Mike Gallo, we always bring a third man along. There’s plenty of room in his 24-foot bay boat, plus it means an extra set of hands and a third line in the water to increase our chances of catching something picture worthy.


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Bundled against the Sabine Lake chill, Lake Charles angler Alex Bel tends to the Paul Brown Original’s trebles. Wading Wonderland — Wade-fishing tips for Big Lake, Sabine Lake specks

You won’t find too many speckled trout anglers who like wind. Wind muddies the water. Wind makes even simple things more difficult.


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Lake Henderson, which sprawls on both sides of Interstate Highway 10, has a variety of productive habitats for Murphy Royer’s favorite fish. Candy from a baby — Best crappie-fishing tactics

Zounds! This guy is good.


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The trout season is kicking off and bass should be on their spawning beds this month. So it's the perfect time to dust off the boat and get out on the water.


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Rudy Horne (left) and Jacob Coldiron rely on heavy surf fishing rods for snagging. Springtime diversion — Catfish snagging tips

There are about as many ways to catch catfish as there are ways to cook them. Rods, yo-yos, jugs, trotlines, nets, traps and limb lines are all employed by Louisiana sportsmen.


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Spawning season offers the best opportunity for trophy catches, but pay attention to the detail work. Spawn Specifics — Pro tips for fishing the bass spawn

When bass move shallow to make the next generation can be a time of great opportunity or a time of great frustration.


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Remember that sunlight will throw your shadow across whatever you approach, so use angles to your benefit. Glare Cutters — How to manage sun glare for more fishing success

Seeing is believing, but you’d better believe that too much of a good thing — namely, sunlight — can make it tough for you to see what you’re seeking.


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Sulphur’s Jared Adams caught this impressive 12.86-pounder in Toledo Bend’s Hausen area on Feb. 9. Bend Bonanza — Keys for bass fishing the Toledo Bend spawn

Half-ounce Rat-L-Traps were about as rare from Alexandria west to Toledo Bend last month as a Republican at an Obama rally.


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Absolute Fishing Charters Specializing in inshore/coastal fishing for Redfish and Speckled Trout out of Dularge Louisiana