Fishing

Tommy Vidrine likes to jig a Tsunami swimbait off the bottom to catch speckled trout near the Highway 1 bridges leading into Grand Isle.

Hit the road in Grand Isle

Specks moving into canals and holes along Highway 1, Vidrine says
October 31, 2017 at 5:23pm

Body of missing boater recovered Friday in Bayou Bienvenue

Victim fell overboard while fishing near Chalmette on Oct. 26, LDWF says
October 30, 2017 at 9:25am
Live shrimp under corks will be deadly on Delacroix’s speckled trout population this month — and you don’t have to run far to find them.

Short runs for Delacroix trout

October 24, 2017 at 7:40am
Capt. Kris Robert says fish move into Lake Catherine this time of year on grass edges.

Try sure-bet shorelines for specks

Target grasslines along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Catherine
October 24, 2017 at 7:36am
New Iberia's Caleb Sumrall earned a slot in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic and Elite Series by winning the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship at Lake Hartwell over the weekend.

Sumrall earns coveted 2018 Bassmaster Classic berth

New Iberia angler wins B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, vows to fish 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series
October 23, 2017 at 11:31am
Capt. T-Man Cheramie, showing off a nice Lake Raccourci trout, said specks are hanging out near mouths of cuts and bayous now devouring pogies.

Striking gold (and silver) in Golden Meadow

Specks and bronze-backs in the bays
October 23, 2017 at 9:32am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin of Custom Charters said the waters in Cocodrie are filthy with speckled trout right now.

'A million speckled trout' swarm Cocodrie, guide says

Focus on travel routes for best success
October 23, 2017 at 9:20am
If you get snagged when you’re fishing with braid, reel in and pull the line away from the rod and let it snap back down. Braid doesn’t stretch, so there’s a chance the shock could travel down the line and free your hook.

Use “bow and arrow trick” to free snagged hook

Technique effective when hung on oyster shells, guide says
October 19, 2017 at 2:25pm

Sulphur man arrested for allegedly guiding without a license

Fontenot cited for booking 87 trips without a license, LDWF says
October 17, 2017 at 3:30pm
If the Mississippi River level drops enough, a saltwater wedge typically moves in each fall, bringing with it redfish and speckled trout that come in to feast on the abundant bait there.

Mississippi River level key for October Buras bite

Specks, reds ride saltwater wedge in if river drops low enough, guide says
October 17, 2017 at 11:00am
Capt. Rory Rorison with a nice fall Hopedale speckled trout.

Targeting transition trout out of Hopedale

Catching specks and reds “in the in-between”
October 17, 2017 at 10:51am

LDWF agent rescues two Belle Chasse teens swamped in Lake Salvador

Boat capsized after taking on water, LDWF says
October 16, 2017 at 9:44am
Construction of CCA Louisiana's new 10-acre Vincent Matherne Reef in southwestern Lake Pontchartrain is set to begin Monday, Oct. 16.

CCA Louisiana to build new reef in southwestern Lake Pontchartrain

Construction on Matherne’s Reef to begin Monday, Oct. 16
October 13, 2017 at 1:55pm