Inshore Fishing

Capt. Jakamo Laboureur, with Jakamo South out of Shell Beach, holds up a nice Breton Sound speckled trout. Free-lining live shrimp was effective, especially at the Holy Cross rig, but Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and sharks were plentiful.

Video: Capt. Jakamo talks Breton Sound trout

Live shrimp, croakers are key
June 13 at 9:18am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Complete beginner rakes in the redfish

Action as easy as it gets right now.
June 13 at 8:41am
Berkley's 5-inch Grass Pig in swamp gas color (shown) is a heavy soft plastic with lots of action that's effective at catching redfish across Louisiana's coast, according to Capt. Devin Denman.

Inshore insights: My favorite redfish swimbait

Berkley’s 5-inch Grass Pig gets it done
June 12 at 5:15pm
Recon Marines use the GOTWA system to keep their team informed of each other’s whereabouts. You can use it to let others know about your fishing plans — and what to do if you don’t return.

Use ‘GOTWA’ to develop a game plan on the water

Inform others when you’ll be returning — and what to do if you don’t
June 11 at 5:54pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: Just give the redfish what they want

Buzzbaits and frogs, or just live shrimp under a cork?
June 11 at 1:00pm
This nice red couldn’t resist eating a Coma Spoon. Spoon flies emit flash and vibration, making them highly attractive.

Spoon-fed reds

Tough day? send Spoon flies to the rescue
June 10 at 9:00am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Hot crabbing action with amazing underwater footage

Crabs big, fat, plentiful right now
June 04 at 5:25pm
Jeff Poe displays a beautiful Calcasieu Lake speckled trout.

Pick your poison

Topwaters, suspending baits and soft plastics can all be effective ways to reel in speckled trout — but the key is knowing when to use them. Two veteran Big Lake guides share their expertise so you’ll know which trick to pick.
June 01 at 7:00am
Jacob Falterman poses with a speckled trout he caught on a live shrimp.

Get the drop on Trestles specks

It’s not too late this month to target trout on the famed train bridge in Lake Pontchartrain. Find out why one guide believes the drop-shot rig is key to catching.
June 01 at 7:00am
Late afternoon trout trips offer fewer crowds and plenty of specks.

Better late than never

Late afternoon trout trips typically offer calmer winds, fewer boats, cooler temperatures — and plenty of specks. Here’s how one no-frills Fourchon angler avoids the crowd and still fills up his box.
June 01 at 7:00am
Tarpon are definitely larger now than they were in the “Golden Era” of Louisiana tarpon fishing. David Prevost, right, poses with his 246.63-pound state record silver king, along with fishing partner Jeff DeBlieux.

The silver king

Louisiana’s tarpon fishery is much different than it used to be less than 100 years ago - but why?
June 01 at 7:00am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Underfished marsh crawling with redfish

Fish are everywhere, and they're eager to eat.
May 31 at 6:26am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Ridiculous redfish action right now

Fish are entirely unavoidable in this popular area.
May 29 at 9:21am