Speckled Trout

Capt. Mike Guidry with a hefty February Sulfur Mine trout.

Target specks between the fronts

Throw topwaters for specks in the Sulfur Mine, Catfish Lake
February 06 at 8:15am
Pike considers February an ideal month for anglers to learn how to fish with artificial lures instead of live bait.

Cold water consistency

In Delacroix this month, there is no “in-between” trout bite. Fish are either shallow — or they’re deep. Here’s how one guide regularly tracks them down.
February 01 at 7:00am
Tommy Vidrine shows off a big December speck caught at the Caminada Pass jetties at Grand Isle. By mid-December, trout in numbers hadn’t yet moved into their typical wintertime holes along Highway 1, where they normally ride out chilly temperatures.

Speckled trout tough to pattern on Grand Isle

Fish haven’t arrived in usual wintertime roadside spots
January 03 at 3:40pm
Capt. Troy Robichaux puts clients on big numbers of speckled trout in Catfish Lake this month.

Cold-weather fishing at Catfish Lake

Oyster reefs are key, according to guide
January 03 at 3:31pm

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