Speckled Trout

Capt. Ty Hibbs flips in a nice speckled trout just after sunrise near the catwalk on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain.

South shore smackdown - How to target speckled trout in Lake Pontchartrain

Putting in some time on the computer before you hit the water could pay off big — if you can locate underwater reefs, shell pads and pilings in Lake Pontchartrain. One guide shares some tips that will help you catch more trout.
May 01 at 7:00am
This Google Earth image of Lake Pontchartrain near the I-10 Twinspan and the Highway 11 Bridge from January shows pockets of clean water, which typically appears as darker spots.

Inshore insights: Using satellite imagery to locate clean water

Google Earth gives anglers big advantage in finding potential fishing spots
April 26 at 5:38pm
Brian Dean, of Dallas, Texas, reeled in this 7-pound speckled trout Monday fishing the rocks at Southwest Pass with Capt. Brandon Carter. Dean also caught a 6-pound trout, both on magneto Matrix Shad in about 15 feet of water.

When wind allows, ‘big time’ trout bite on in Venice

Angler land 6-, 7-pound specks Monday at Southwest Pass
April 23 at 4:54pm
It turns out those predator eyes of a speckled trout can discern a pretty wide range of color, including violet, green and red.

Inshore Insights: Can speckled trout see color?

Or are all those lure colors out there designed to catch you - and not the fish?
April 20 at 1:54pm
Using high-vis line, and keeping a close eye on where the line enters the water, is a great way to detect speckled trout bites in deeper water.

Top 3 tips to detect a bite

Great advice to put more fish in the boat
April 20 at 12:54pm
Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife cited two men in Empire Tuesday for possessing 103 speckled trout after they allegedly caught a morning limit, brought those fish to their camp, and then returned to the water to continue fishing.

Duo busted with 103 specks in Empire

Suspects admitted to catching a morning limit, returning to their camp and then continuing to fish, LDWF says
April 18 at 2:51pm
Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney, left, and Capt. Marty LaCoste show off some of the speckled trout they caught during the filming of tonight's episode in Dularge, which premiers tonight at 6:30 on CST.

Brand new Sportsman TV: Targeting springtime trout in Dularge

Check out the latest episode tonight at 6:30 on CST
April 12 at 8:47am
Capt. Nick Rando with a 4-pound trout caught in Grand Lake tightlining a Matrix Shad holy joely.

Intercept specks at Delacroix

April action red hot
April 02 at 10:45am
Understanding flow velocity, and where water will start moving first, is a big key to locating feeding specks — especially when the tide goes slack.

Inshore insights: Knowing where water moves first

Being in position after a slack tide is key
April 01 at 10:25am
Andre Thomas fishes outer bays on the east side of the Mississippi River this month, catching trout as they migrate outside.

Topwater trout tips

April 01 at 10:14am
This month marks the real start of the trout-fishing season, and Capt. Marty LaCoste knows there are plenty of specks to be had in the marshes surrounding Dularge.

Top 3 trout hotspots

If your freezer is lacking speck fillets, theses are the three places you need to visit this spring — with local guides sharing tactics on how to put meat in the box.
April 01 at 7:00am
Don’t let bad habits keep you from putting fish in the boat.

Common trout mistakes to avoid

Even if you’re a dedicated weekend warrior, there’s always more to learn about catching specks. So be sure you aren’t making these mistakes that can impact the number of fish you put on ice.
April 01 at 7:00am