Speckled Trout

Prairieville's Tyler Brockman caught these two 5-pounders on back-to-back casts on Friday while fishing with his dad, Steve Brockman, in Lake Pelto. The larger of these fish went 5.27-pounds, and should put him on the CCA STAR leaderboard.

Bounce around for solid Cocodrie trout

Keys to Lake Pelto's 5-pound trout
July 30 at 5:18am

Marsh Man Masson vid: How do various topwaters look, sound to speckled trout?

Underwater camera delivers interesting findings
July 25 at 4:36pm
Capt. Johnny Nunez with a good eating-sized redfish out of Shell Beach.

Three keys for Shell Beach specks

Reefs, rocks and rigs, guide says
July 24 at 8:35am
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
Pellegrin uses a No. 4 treble hook when fishing shrimp because he knows they will sink into flesh and won’t let go without the use of pliers.

Treble hooks hold tight

July 15 at 7:00am
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
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