Inshore Fishing

Step 1: Cut a 2-foot length of 30-pound test monofilament line and tie a black swivel on one end and a #4 Mustad UltraPoint treble hook on the other, using four-wrap improved clinch knots.

How to make a pre-rig

March 15 at 8:00am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Every idiot at a tackle store

You know you've bumped into some of these guys.
March 14 at 5:10pm
Louis Paretti holds up the monster 7.2-pound speckled trout he caught Thursday morning while trolling deep canals on the northern end of Lake Pontchartrain. The big speck bit a tiger-bait colored Matrix Shad.

Lake Pontchartrain gives up gorilla speckled trout

Paretti trolls up a hammer that tips the scales at 7.2 pounds
March 09 at 8:31am
Big Lake is famous for trophy speckled trout, but is also home to big bull reds like this one.

Waypoints for Big Lake

March 08 at 9:00pm
With the Bonnet Carré Spillway slated to be opened for two to four weeks, Lake Pontcartrain speckled trout anglers need to strike while the iron is hot — and be prepared to go to Plan B as more fresh water pours into the lake.

Tips to deal with the Spillway opening

Keep track of fresh water - and be prepared to go to Plan B
March 08 at 7:37pm
Capt. Kevin Drury shows off a nice red caught out of Venice during tonight's episode of Sportsman TV. The show airs at 6:30 on Cox Sports Television.

New Sportsman TV airs tonight: Venice hooks and hogs

Check out this cast and blast — with a twist
March 08 at 9:14am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Baby on the way, but still time for topwater trout

Specks crashing surface plugs near local marina.
March 07 at 5:06pm
Capt. Marty LaCoste intercepts trout beginning to move  from inside the marsh to the Gulf this time of year.

Spring success around Dularge

March 07 at 10:26am
Capt. Eddie Berthelot Jr. said this winter’s frigid temperatures will likely delay the speckled trout transition out of coastal marshes, but fish are still being caught with twitchbaits, topwaters and soft plastics on the north side of interior lakes and

Frigid winter likely means delayed trout transition

Speck action out Golden Meadow, Grand Isle focused on interior lakes and bays
March 06 at 10:23am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced they plan to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway Thursday at 10 a.m. Depending on how long it remains open will determine impacts on speckled trout fishing this spring in Lake Pontchartrain.

Bonnet Carré Spillway to open Thursday

April, May speck fishing in Lake Pontchartrain likely impacted
March 05 at 4:47pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: On a mission for more topwater speckled trout, redfish

High winds can't stop the quest
March 05 at 3:09pm
Capt. Sal Fontana and 7-year-old granddaughter Madison caught this 7-pound redfish in the Biloxi Marsh on market shrimp.

Head outside from Hopedale

March 04 at 10:14am
Capt. Chad Dufrene caught this 8-pound redfish in Baker’s Bay on a Bomber Mud Minnow.

Destination Delacroix

March 03 at 9:52am
Brady Giroir, left, a charter boat captain who owns Cajun Waters Fishing Charters, and Jeff Burke hold speckled trout caught in inside waters in December.

Transition trout in Dularge

March 02 at 9:51am