Speckled Trout

Brian Dean, of Dallas, Texas, reeled in this 7-pound speckled trout Monday fishing the rocks at Southwest Pass with Capt. Brandon Carter. Dean also caught a 6-pound trout, both on magneto Matrix Shad in about 15 feet of water.

When wind allows, ‘big time’ trout bite on in Venice

Angler land 6-, 7-pound specks Monday at Southwest Pass
April 23 at 4:54pm
It turns out those predator eyes of a speckled trout can discern a pretty wide range of color, including violet, green and red.

Inshore Insights: Can speckled trout see color?

Or are all those lure colors out there designed to catch you - and not the fish?
April 20 at 1:54pm
Using high-vis line, and keeping a close eye on where the line enters the water, is a great way to detect speckled trout bites in deeper water.

Top 3 tips to detect a bite

Great advice to put more fish in the boat
April 20 at 12:54pm
Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife cited two men in Empire Tuesday for possessing 103 speckled trout after they allegedly caught a morning limit, brought those fish to their camp, and then returned to the water to continue fishing.

Duo busted with 103 specks in Empire

Suspects admitted to catching a morning limit, returning to their camp and then continuing to fish, LDWF says
April 18 at 2:51pm
Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney, left, and Capt. Marty LaCoste show off some of the speckled trout they caught during the filming of tonight's episode in Dularge, which premiers tonight at 6:30 on CST.

Brand new Sportsman TV: Targeting springtime trout in Dularge

Check out the latest episode tonight at 6:30 on CST
April 12 at 8:47am
Understanding flow velocity, and where water will start moving first, is a big key to locating feeding specks — especially when the tide goes slack.

Inshore insights: Knowing where water moves first

Being in position after a slack tide is key
April 01 at 10:25am
This month marks the real start of the trout-fishing season, and Capt. Marty LaCoste knows there are plenty of specks to be had in the marshes surrounding Dularge.

Top 3 trout hotspots

If your freezer is lacking speck fillets, theses are the three places you need to visit this spring — with local guides sharing tactics on how to put meat in the box.
April 01 at 7:00am
Don’t let bad habits keep you from putting fish in the boat.

Common trout mistakes to avoid

Even if you’re a dedicated weekend warrior, there’s always more to learn about catching specks. So be sure you aren’t making these mistakes that can impact the number of fish you put on ice.
April 01 at 7:00am

How to Catch Trout in Shallow Water

Season 6, Episode 4
March 22 at 6:00pm
Host Greg Hackney, left, and Capt. Travis Miller target Dularge trout in tonight's brand new episode of Sportsman TV. Check it out at 6:30 on CST, or catch it on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. or Sundays at 9 a.m.

New Sportsman TV tonight: Targeting trout out of Dularge

Episode offers tips for fishing under birds, locating flats with feeding specks
March 22 at 8:06am
Nice speckled trout come from Catfish Lake this time of year, according to Capt. Aaron Pierce.

The perfect spot to find Golden Meadow specks

Oyster reefs in Catfish Lake typically hold nice specks, guide says
March 19 at 4:55pm
Step 1: Cut a 2-foot length of 30-pound test monofilament line and tie a black swivel on one end and a #4 Mustad UltraPoint treble hook on the other, using four-wrap improved clinch knots.

How to make a pre-rig

March 15 at 8:00am
Louis Paretti holds up the monster 7.2-pound speckled trout he caught Thursday morning while trolling deep canals on the northern end of Lake Pontchartrain. The big speck bit a tiger-bait colored Matrix Shad.

Lake Pontchartrain gives up gorilla speckled trout

Paretti trolls up a hammer that tips the scales at 7.2 pounds
March 09 at 8:31am
With the Bonnet Carré Spillway slated to be opened for two to four weeks, Lake Pontcartrain speckled trout anglers need to strike while the iron is hot — and be prepared to go to Plan B as more fresh water pours into the lake.

Tips to deal with the Spillway opening

Keep track of fresh water - and be prepared to go to Plan B
March 08 at 7:37pm