Speckled Trout

Marsh Man Masson video: The absolute best way to fillet speckled trout

Make quick work of a limit — and waste no meat in the process
December 19, 2017 at 9:09am
The author caught this hefty speckled trout last December jigging the MRGO rocks.

Target MRGO rocks on cold days

Structure provides warmth for specks
December 15, 2017 at 11:08am
Capt. Eric Olsen shows off a nice Biloxi Marsh speck.

Bust ‘em in the Biloxi Marsh

Bayous draining into Lake Borgne also a good option, guide says
December 05, 2017 at 4:55pm
Capt. Keith “Herk” Bergeron targets December specks on points and shallow flats in bays and marshes north of Grand Isle, including Fisherman’s Bay and Bay Rambo, as well as points further east like Manila Village and Wilkerson Canal.

Action shifts to bays and marshes north of Grand Isle

Specks and reds fattening up before really cold conditions arrive
December 04, 2017 at 11:44am

Trout, redfish action heats up in Lake Charles

The lake has everything a fish could ask for, guide says
December 04, 2017 at 11:25am
Capt. Kris Robert shows off a speckled trout he caught jigging a Matrix Shad soft plastic lure at The Trestles train bridge on Lake Pontchartrain.

Beating the bridges

Lake Pontchartrain is where many a speckled trout angler’s dreams of limits go to die. Fish are there this month, but the bite can be finicky — and knowing subtle nuances and being able to read conditions are keys to success.
December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Loads of trout can be found under birds working potbelly minnows this time of year, according to Capt. Anthony Kyzar.

Keep your eyes on Cocodrie

Speckled trout are stacked up and big enough to take home
November 20, 2017 at 2:46pm
Capt. Eddie Berthelot Jr. said nice speckled trout like this one can be caught in November by using topwater lures over oyster reefs in Catfish Lake out of Golden Meadow.

Targeting specks in Catfish Lake

Topwater lure over oyster reefs effective for nice trout, guide says
November 16, 2017 at 2:27pm
Nevalost’s most popular offering now are the four fishing books in its guide book series.

The growth of Nevalost

November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
Buzz Stansel, the father of Kirk, Guy and Bobby Joe Stansel, who own Hackberry Rod & Gun, has his hands full with a speckled trout caught in Turner’s Bay on the upper end of Calcasieu Lake.

Big time trout bite on Big Lake

Reefs in Turner’s Bay speck hotspots, guide says
November 08, 2017 at 5:22pm
Fishing under a cork is the best way to catch specks in grassy ponds, according to Capt. Jonathan Sanchez.

Bayou La Loutre is loaded with specks

Live shrimp under a cork is the ticket
November 07, 2017 at 3:44pm
When cool fronts drop the water temperature enough, speckled trout will move into the Mississippi River out of Venice.

Head to lower Mississippi River for November trout

Long leader sometimes key under a popping cork, guide says
November 07, 2017 at 3:38pm
Roy Williams and Lenny Barrios have been fishing pals since junior high school.

Old school trout tactics - How to catch speckled trout in Delacroix on a windy day

Live shrimp, popping corks, crimped leaders and a snap swivel did the trick for specks on a windy day out of Delacroix.
November 01, 2017 at 7:00am