Speckled Trout

Trout have begun to move out of the interior marshes surrounding Cocodrie, so head to the barrier islands and structures in the lower bays to find success.

Cocodrie's barrier islands, inside structure packed with trout

Load up on live shrimp for guaranteed limits
Yesterday at 3:47am
Topwater lures provide explosive, heart-stopping action and nearly always produce larger fish. The best times are generally early morning or late evening, but don’t rule out throwing one in the middle of the day.

It’s topwater trout time

And a ‘yak is the perfect platform for a stealthy approach
May 18 at 9:00am
Louisiana Sportsman publisher Tony Taylor shows off a nice speck caught on a recent trip with Tommy Vidrine free-lining live shrimp at the Caminada Pass Jetty on Grand Isle.

Video: Fishing for big Grand Isle specks with Tommy Vidrine

Free-lining live shrimp at the Caminada Pass Jetty means hammer trout
May 17 at 10:43am
Capt. Sean Thornton caught this 9-pound redfish in Bay Round on a topwater lure.

Trout fishing looking up in Lafitte

Speck action expected to pick up
May 16 at 3:29pm

Marsh Man Masson survival vid: We don't catch, we don't eat

A whole other level of fishing pressure.
May 16 at 3:18pm
Sometimes — for whatever reason — speckled trout just won’t commit to your topwater presentation. When that happens, Capt. Nick Poe switches to a twitchbait, then opts for a soft plastic on an ⅛-ounce jighead if the fish are really finicky.

Topwater troubles?

If you’re getting blowups but no hookups, try these tips
May 15 at 7:00am

May 2018 ‘Yakin’ best bets

May 15 at 7:00am

New gear review

May 15 at 7:00am
Paddle Palooza XV Champion Mark Eubanks shows of his new Hobie Pro Angler 14 he won by catching the heaviest Cajun Slam. Of more than 225 participants, only three managed to catch a true slam consisting of a trout, a slot redfish and a flounder. Flounder

‘Yak tournament tactics

May 15 at 7:00am
May typically means the speckled trout spawn is on — and that’s a great time to be at Big Lake.

It’s prime time for speckled trout at Big Lake

Spawning trout mean big boxes, guide says
May 11 at 3:47pm