Inshore Fishing

Dane Lyons, 9, shows off the redfish he caught while kayak fishing in Delacroix with his cousin Logan Anderson, and grandfather David Anderson.

December’s best bets

December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
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
Shallow-running boats are certainly great for sight-fishing reds, but lots of successful redfish tourney anglers like the safety and versatility  heavier bay boats provide.

Inshore insights: Which boat is best for sight-fishing reds

You might be surprised at some of the rigs tourney anglers use
December 15, 2017 at 10:53am
After last weekend's cold front, Todd Masson found aggressive reds stacked up in deep holes in the marsh.

Marsh Man Masson vid: A great day of cold-water fishing

Records catch of tagged redfish
December 14, 2017 at 4:24pm
Dularge trout can be caught this month, as long as water temperatures are at least 51 degrees.

Redfish swarming in Dularge

Water temps dictate speckled trout bite
December 14, 2017 at 8:40am
The Windfinder smartphone app provides wind forecasts in more preceise three-hour intervals throughout the day, rather than the one blanket 24-hour period provided by NOAA's marine predictions.

Inshore insights: Smartphone app provides more reliable, precise wind forecasts

Check out video for more details on Windfinder app
December 13, 2017 at 2:50pm
Capt. Jeremy Cable, with Lite'M Up Bowfishing in Cocodrie, shows off the nearly 42-inch long bull red he arrowed on Nov. 1. It is currently the Bowfishing Association of America's state and world record redfish.

World bowfishing record redfish stuck out of Cocodrie

Big bull freed itself from first two arrows on Nov. 1
December 11, 2017 at 8:29am
Trying some new areas he'd never fished before paid off last week for Todd Masson.

Marsh Man Masson video: Exploring new spots results in amazing action

Try totally new areas — and you just might catch more fish
December 07, 2017 at 7:36am
Setting your drag properly, retying your knots and steering clear of the prop are just a few tips that will help you put some big fish — like this bull red the author caught — in the boat.

Inshore insights: Top 3 tips to help you boat a big fish

Pointers to avoid another ‘one that got away’ story
December 07, 2017 at 7:03am
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
Big Lake’s Ray Christy displays a pretty slot red taken at the Calcasieu River Saltwater Barrier near Westlake.

Cold Calcasieu options

In the winter, Big Lake’s estuary can get pretty frigid — and many anglers head for their deer stands and duck blinds. But those in the know hit these spots for wintertime battles with redfish, hybrid stripers and speckled trout.
December 01, 2017 at 7:00am