Inshore Fishing

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
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
Kayak fishing for trout on mild fall days is comfortable and productive. Vlad Moldoveneau tricked this fat keeper on a topwater lure.

October means prime kayak time

Shorter paddles, mild temps and plenty of fish
October 18, 2017 at 9:00am

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
Vudu Shrimp Sauce may be daubed on the legs of a Vudu Shrimp to increase its scent appeal. Here Chaumont has removed the rattle from a Vudu Rattler and is squeezing more sauce into the rattle pouch.

Tips for fishing Vudu Shrimp

October 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Chaumont secures his corks to his rods with inexpensive clothes pins.

Tip of the day

October 15, 2017 at 7:00am
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
Pete Cooper with a red caught on one of his signature flies, the Golden Rule.


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
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