Fishing

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
Ville Platte native Eric Fusilier caught this 10.77-pound bass while fishing in Toledo Bend's Six Mile branch on March 3.

Four 10-pounders caught at Toledo Bend in last week

10.77-pounder leads the pack
March 06 at 2:06pm
Jacob Hearne shows off the 12.94-pound monster largemouth he caught last Thursday, March 1, at Caney Lake. The big bass, which was tagged and released, bit a California craw-colored Rage Craw.

Caney Lake gives up monster 12-pounder

Spawned out female hammered Rage Craw, angler says
March 06 at 1:58pm
Larry Mallet of Groves, Texas, caught this 12.12-pound bass March 4 while drifting a flat on Toledo Bend's Housen Bay. It is his second 12-pound lunker caught at the reservoir, and it was entered into the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program and released.

Texas angler catches second 12-pound Toledo Bend bass

Mallet's latest toad falls for Senko-type lure
March 06 at 1:02pm
Broc Corcoran, 29, hoists the big 9.3-pound bass he caught Monday afternoon out of a pond in New Orleans City Park. The big fish bit a soft plastic minnow, and became the park's new record largemouth.

9.3-pounder breaks New Orleans City Park bass record

Corcoran lands lunker with soft plastic minnow Monday afternoon
March 06 at 10:56am
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
Corey Harris, left, and Hunter Freeman show off some of the lunker bass they landed during an epic morning of fishing on Caney Lake Feb. 26. Their five best fish tipped the scales at 36.3 pounds, including the heaviest bass which weighed 9.68 pounds.

Caney Lake gives up 36-pound stringer

Freeman, Harris had 30 pounds in their livewell — by 7 a.m.
March 05 at 7:52pm
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