Speckled Trout

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
Capt. Eddie Berthelot Jr. said nice speckled trout like this one can be caught in November by using topwater lures over oyster reefs in Catfish Lake out of Golden Meadow.

Targeting specks in Catfish Lake

Topwater lure over oyster reefs effective for nice trout, guide says
November 16, 2017 at 2:27pm
Nevalost’s most popular offering now are the four fishing books in its guide book series.

The growth of Nevalost

November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
Buzz Stansel, the father of Kirk, Guy and Bobby Joe Stansel, who own Hackberry Rod & Gun, has his hands full with a speckled trout caught in Turner’s Bay on the upper end of Calcasieu Lake.

Big time trout bite on Big Lake

Reefs in Turner’s Bay speck hotspots, guide says
November 08, 2017 at 5:22pm
Fishing under a cork is the best way to catch specks in grassy ponds, according to Capt. Jonathan Sanchez.

Bayou La Loutre is loaded with specks

Live shrimp under a cork is the ticket
November 07, 2017 at 3:44pm
When cool fronts drop the water temperature enough, speckled trout will move into the Mississippi River out of Venice.

Head to lower Mississippi River for November trout

Long leader sometimes key under a popping cork, guide says
November 07, 2017 at 3:38pm
Roy Williams and Lenny Barrios have been fishing pals since junior high school.

Old school trout tactics - How to catch speckled trout in Delacroix on a windy day

Live shrimp, popping corks, crimped leaders and a snap swivel did the trick for specks on a windy day out of Delacroix.
November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Tommy Vidrine likes to jig a Tsunami swimbait off the bottom to catch speckled trout near the Highway 1 bridges leading into Grand Isle.

Hit the road in Grand Isle

Specks moving into canals and holes along Highway 1, Vidrine says
October 31, 2017 at 5:23pm
Live shrimp under corks will be deadly on Delacroix’s speckled trout population this month — and you don’t have to run far to find them.

Short runs for Delacroix trout

October 24, 2017 at 7:40am
Capt. Kris Robert says fish move into Lake Catherine this time of year on grass edges.

Try sure-bet shorelines for specks

Target grasslines along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Catherine
October 24, 2017 at 7:36am
Capt. T-Man Cheramie, showing off a nice Lake Raccourci trout, said specks are hanging out near mouths of cuts and bayous now devouring pogies.

Striking gold (and silver) in Golden Meadow

Specks and bronze-backs in the bays
October 23, 2017 at 9:32am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin of Custom Charters said the waters in Cocodrie are filthy with speckled trout right now.

'A million speckled trout' swarm Cocodrie, guide says

Focus on travel routes for best success
October 23, 2017 at 9:20am
Kayak fishing for trout on mild fall days is comfortable and productive. Vlad Moldoveneau tricked this fat keeper on a topwater lure.

October means prime kayak time

Shorter paddles, mild temps and plenty of fish
October 18, 2017 at 9:00am