Speckled Trout

July is a month where you might have to bounce around a bit, picking up a few fish at each stop. But those fish will quickly fill the cooler.

Be flexible to fill trout limits

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Pellegrin uses a No. 4 treble hook when fishing shrimp because he knows they will sink into flesh and won’t let go without the use of pliers.

Treble hooks hold tight

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Capt. Tommy Pellegrin looks for sweet spots when he’s fishing jetties and beaches. If you find water pulling out faster than the surrounding surf, actively feeding trout are almost guaranteed.

Beating the barrier islands

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You might not catch absolute hammers at the islands, but you probably won’t have to measure many trout, either.

How to tie a uni knot stopper

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Slip corks are the best tools for working live shrimp over fish-holding trash in Timbalier Bay because it’s easy to cast the rigs no matter what depth you need to be fishing.

Why sliding corks are best

Yesterday at 7:00am
Birds just haven’t shown up this year, so you’ll likely not find any trout drifting the bays. Instead, find oilfield locations and satellite rigs, and work shrimp over the junk on the bottom.

The bay is all about structure

Yesterday at 7:00am
Tommy Vidrine unhooks a nice speckled trout while fishing recently on the Elmer's Island beaches.

Video: Elmer's Island beach trout tactics

Artificials, live bait both catching specks leading into holiday weekend
July 02 at 6:18pm
Summer months are known to yield some of the year’s biggest trout.

High heat trout tactics

When the mercury rises and the temperature ramps up this month, try these tips to keep putting speckled trout on ice.
July 01 at 7:00am
Trout will definitely fall for topwaters early in the morning, but Cocodrie’s Capt. Tommy Pellegrin knows live shrimp are the real meal ticket to fill out limits as the day goes on.

Trasnformer trout

If you want to catch summertime trout in Cocodrie, this guide knows how to turn live shrimp into specks that will fill the box day in and day out.
July 01 at 7:00am
Sammy Romano holds up a nice speck caught on a recent trip to Curlew Island in the Chandeleur chain. Trout hit a variety of baits, including topwaters, suspending jerkbaits and soft plastics, but the key was being mobile and staying on the move.

Top 3 surf-fishing mistakes

Avoid these common missteps to catch more trout on the beach
June 18 at 1:50pm
Micah Doyle walks the beach at Grand Isle with a net full of speckled trout.

Grand Isle wade-fishing

Set your sights between the first and second sandbars, angler says
June 15 at 8:23am