Speckled Trout

Capt. Tommy Pellegrin looks for sweet spots when he’s fishing jetties and beaches. If you find water pulling out faster than the surrounding surf, actively feeding trout are almost guaranteed.

Beating the barrier islands

July 15 at 7:00am
You might not catch absolute hammers at the islands, but you probably won’t have to measure many trout, either.

How to tie a uni knot stopper

July 15 at 7:00am
Slip corks are the best tools for working live shrimp over fish-holding trash in Timbalier Bay because it’s easy to cast the rigs no matter what depth you need to be fishing.

Why sliding corks are best

July 15 at 7:00am
Birds just haven’t shown up this year, so you’ll likely not find any trout drifting the bays. Instead, find oilfield locations and satellite rigs, and work shrimp over the junk on the bottom.

The bay is all about structure

July 15 at 7:00am
Live shrimp and croakers are your best bets to target spawning speckled trout in July around Grand Isle, according to Capt. Mark Scardino with Hard Times Fishing Charters.

Target spawning specks at Grand Isle

Live bait — croakers and shrimp — are the name of the game this month
July 07 at 1:59pm
Tommy Vidrine unhooks a nice speckled trout while fishing recently on the Elmer's Island beaches.

Video: Elmer's Island beach trout tactics

Artificials, live bait both catching specks leading into holiday weekend
July 02 at 6:18pm
Capt. Bobby Gros said getting an early start is a vital to summertime trout fishing out of Leeville.

3 keys to being Lucky in Leeville

Trout and redfish await the savvy angler
July 02 at 11:02am
Capt. Ron “Ahab”Broadus with a 21-inch Delacroix redfish caught on live shrimp.

Trout action should be ‘wide open’ out of Delacroix

Head to outside structures with live shrimp, guide says
July 02 at 10:18am
Capt. Bubby Lamy said tight-lining jigheads — instead of using popping corks — can be effective for specks in shallow water around islands in the Biloxi Marsh.

Outer islands of Biloxi Marsh holding trout

Artificials work, but live bait good insurance
July 01 at 10:10am
Summer months are known to yield some of the year’s biggest trout.

High heat trout tactics

When the mercury rises and the temperature ramps up this month, try these tips to keep putting speckled trout on ice.
July 01 at 7:00am
Trout will definitely fall for topwaters early in the morning, but Cocodrie’s Capt. Tommy Pellegrin knows live shrimp are the real meal ticket to fill out limits as the day goes on.

Trasnformer trout

If you want to catch summertime trout in Cocodrie, this guide knows how to turn live shrimp into specks that will fill the box day in and day out.
July 01 at 7:00am
Sammy Romano holds up a nice speck caught on a recent trip to Curlew Island in the Chandeleur chain. Trout hit a variety of baits, including topwaters, suspending jerkbaits and soft plastics, but the key was being mobile and staying on the move.

Top 3 surf-fishing mistakes

Avoid these common missteps to catch more trout on the beach
June 18 at 1:50pm