Speckled Trout

Micah Doyle walks the beach at Grand Isle with a net full of speckled trout.

Grand Isle wade-fishing

Set your sights between the first and second sandbars, angler says
June 15 at 8:23am
Jeff Poe says a soft plastic on a jighead is the single most versatile bait that can be used for speckled trout.

Tip of the day

June 15 at 7:00am
Father and son Jeff and Nick Poe are hard core speckled trout specialists on a lake famous for lots of trout.

Why the Poes know

June 15 at 7:00am
Nice speckled trout can be found at the Trestles in June, despite what many anglers think.

How to rig a drop-shot

June 15 at 7:00am
If the Trestles are slow, rigs in Lake Borgne  surrounded by underwater shell pads are a good bet for specks.

Other options for specks

June 15 at 7:00am
Capt. John Falterman impales his live shrimp on treble hooks because of the great hook-up ratio.

Want reds? Head here

June 15 at 7:00am
Capt. Mike Wittich said live shrimp under a cork or tight-lined plastics are both good options for Delacroix trout.

Find clean water for Delacroix trout

Live shrimp under a cork or tight-lined plastics effective
June 14 at 4:14pm
Speckled trout action at typical hotspots on the west side out of Buras — like the Empire Jetties — will be dependent on how much the Mississippi River falls as June progresses.

Mississippi River level dictates June trout bite out of Buras

Action on beaches, mid-bays should pick up as month progresses — if river cooperates
June 04 at 10:04am
Capt. Jacques “Jakamo” Laboureur with a hefty trout from the MRGO rocks.

MRGO rocks holding specks

June 03 at 9:51am
Target Big Lake specks on artificial reefs using topwaters, suspending lures, soft plastics or live bait.

Conditions improving at Big Lake

Higher salinities means speck action should improve on artificial reefs
June 03 at 9:41am
Grand Isle speck specialist Tommy Vidrine said June is the high point of the trout spawn, so live bait free-lined, Carolina-rigged or under a cork should all be great options to put some fish on ice.

Specks ‘tearing it up’ at Grand Isle

Live bait — Carolina-rigged, free-lined or under a cork — the ticket for trout and reds
June 01 at 8:59am
Jeff Poe displays a beautiful Calcasieu Lake speckled trout.

Pick your poison

Topwaters, suspending baits and soft plastics can all be effective ways to reel in speckled trout — but the key is knowing when to use them. Two veteran Big Lake guides share their expertise so you’ll know which trick to pick.
June 01 at 7:00am
Jacob Falterman poses with a speckled trout he caught on a live shrimp.

Get the drop on Trestles specks

It’s not too late this month to target trout on the famed train bridge in Lake Pontchartrain. Find out why one guide believes the drop-shot rig is key to catching.
June 01 at 7:00am
Late afternoon trout trips offer fewer crowds and plenty of specks.

Better late than never

Late afternoon trout trips typically offer calmer winds, fewer boats, cooler temperatures — and plenty of specks. Here’s how one no-frills Fourchon angler avoids the crowd and still fills up his box.
June 01 at 7:00am