Speckled Trout

Like many others, Ken Chaumont is at loss to explain why Calcasieu Lake speckled trout are smaller than they used to be.

The forging of a fishing giant

October 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Using lures with a weed guard or inline single hooks makes fishing in and near grass beds much easier. Several manufacturers are selling lures rigged with single hooks — or you can buy the hooks and modify your own.

Tourney winning tactics

October 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Capt. Bill Lake said October is prime time to double up on specks in Lake Mechant.

Slaying specks in Lake Mechant

Guide shares four trout hotspots
October 12, 2017 at 3:49pm
Troy Amy of New Iberia caught this 7.85-pound speckled trout while fishing a few years ago in Vermilion Bay. He said the trout fishing out of Cypremort Point should start heating up in inside waters as the weather cools.

Vermilion Bay’s best October options

Will specks actually make it inside this year?
October 09, 2017 at 7:29pm
Cooler temperatures and plentiful trout make October one of Tommy Vidrine’s favorite months to target specks on Grand Isle.

October is prime time for Grand Isle specks

Anglers have choice of fishing with live bait or artificials, Vidrine says
October 03, 2017 at 8:04am
If the Mississippi River cooperates, speckled trout can be found there using live shrimp on the bottom with a Carolina rig,  according to Capt. Dennis Bardwell.

Venice trout bite revolves around river level

Specks will start moving into a low Mississippi, guide says
October 02, 2017 at 11:39am
Capt. Travis Miller and his clients use Matrix Shad plastics this time of year to catch speckled trout.

Don’t stop moving in Dularge

Fish will be on the move this month — and that means you should be, too
October 02, 2017 at 11:38am
Capt. Chris Danos with a hefty Pointe a la Hache redfish that inhaled a live shrimp.

Specks popping at ‘The Pointe’

October 02, 2017 at 10:55am
Vudu Shrimp are deadly on Louisiana’s favorite saltwater fish.

Calcasieu voodoo

Tightlined or under a cork, the Vudu Shrimp is big fall bait on Big Lake
October 01, 2017 at 7:00am

Leeville anglers ticketed for being 189 specks over the limit

Three anglers —only two licensed — allegedly in possession of 239 trout, LDWF says
September 26, 2017 at 8:42am
Capt. Lloyd Landry puts customers on fish all through September throwing white-colored plastics to mimic shrimp.

Color coordinate your baits in Buras

White baits imitate white shrimp, guide says
September 25, 2017 at 4:45pm
Capt. Mike Gallo said he typically heads to the outer islands of the Biloxi Marsh this month in search of saltier water — and speckled trout.

Check water salinity to track down specks

Target outer islands in Biloxi Marsh this month, guide says
September 25, 2017 at 9:24am
Capt. Chris Pike holds a hefty Bay Lafourche redfish, caught with a live shrimp under a popping cork.

Don’t pass up the passes for Delacroix’s transition trout

Specks won't venture too far from big outside bays, guide says
September 19, 2017 at 6:03pm
Capt. Jonathan Sanchez with a hefty Breton Sound speckled trout.

How to beat the September slump

Trout and reds aplenty — even in a transition month
September 18, 2017 at 9:30am