Fishing

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
Bossier City's Stephen Ell caught this 11.68-pound monster bass May 26 while scouting for the BOSS Tournament Trail championship at Toledo Bend.

Tournament scouting trip yields 11-pound lunker

Ell hooks monster bass on Carolina rig
May 31 at 5:42pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: Underfished marsh crawling with redfish

Fish are everywhere, and they're eager to eat.
May 31 at 6:26am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Ridiculous redfish action right now

Fish are entirely unavoidable in this popular area.
May 29 at 9:21am
Bryan Dorsey, of Youngsville, poses with the CCA STAR-tagged redfish he caught Sunday afternoon at Dry Reef in Vemilion Bay. Pending a polygraph, Dorsey will win a 2018 Chevy Silverado pickup.<br />

Youngsville angler catches tagged Vermilion Bay red, wins CCA STAR Chevy pickup

Dorsey registers for tournament online at 1:30 Sunday, catches redfish at 3 p.m.
May 27 at 5:40pm
The 2018 recreational red snapper season gets underway on Friday, May 25, and will continue seven days a week in both state and federal waters until the 743,000-pound harvest limit is reached.

LDWF: Louisiana is in charge of red snapper, now let’s make it work

Season to run seven days a week until 743,000-pound harvest limit is reached
May 25 at 5:27am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Father vs. son in one-boat bass tournament

Bragging rights and spinnerbaits on the line.
May 23 at 1:19pm

Marsh Man Masson survival vid: It all comes together

The marshes surrender their bounty.
May 23 at 1:17pm
Trout have begun to move out of the interior marshes surrounding Cocodrie, so head to the barrier islands and structures in the lower bays to find success.

Cocodrie's barrier islands, inside structure packed with trout

Load up on live shrimp for guaranteed limits
May 23 at 3:47am

Marsh Man Masson survival vid: Variety of fish yanked up for dinner

'Roughing it' South Louisiana-style.
May 22 at 8:20am