Inshore Fishing

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
Jeff Poe displays a beautiful Calcasieu Lake speckled trout.

Pick your poison

Topwaters, suspending baits and soft plastics can all be effective ways to reel in speckled trout — but the key is knowing when to use them. Two veteran Big Lake guides share their expertise so you’ll know which trick to pick.
June 01 at 7:00am
Jacob Falterman poses with a speckled trout he caught on a live shrimp.

Get the drop on Trestles specks

It’s not too late this month to target trout on the famed train bridge in Lake Pontchartrain. Find out why one guide believes the drop-shot rig is key to catching.
June 01 at 7:00am
Late afternoon trout trips offer fewer crowds and plenty of specks.

Better late than never

Late afternoon trout trips typically offer calmer winds, fewer boats, cooler temperatures — and plenty of specks. Here’s how one no-frills Fourchon angler avoids the crowd and still fills up his box.
June 01 at 7:00am
Tarpon are definitely larger now than they were in the “Golden Era” of Louisiana tarpon fishing. David Prevost, right, poses with his 246.63-pound state record silver king, along with fishing partner Jeff DeBlieux.

The silver king

Louisiana’s tarpon fishery is much different than it used to be less than 100 years ago - but why?
June 01 at 7:00am

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

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
Topwater lures provide explosive, heart-stopping action and nearly always produce larger fish. The best times are generally early morning or late evening, but don’t rule out throwing one in the middle of the day.

It’s topwater trout time

And a ‘yak is the perfect platform for a stealthy approach
May 18 at 9:00am
Louisiana Sportsman publisher Tony Taylor shows off a nice speck caught on a recent trip with Tommy Vidrine free-lining live shrimp at the Caminada Pass Jetty on Grand Isle.

Video: Fishing for big Grand Isle specks with Tommy Vidrine

Free-lining live shrimp at the Caminada Pass Jetty means hammer trout
May 17 at 10:43am