Fishing

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
This photo shows various magneto, holy joely and ultraviolet Matrix Shad that had lost their original colors transitioning back to like-new condition after being exposed to sunlight for several hours.

Revitalize faded soft plastics

Exposure to sunlight will have them looking good as new
October 12, 2017 at 3:04pm

Agents cite two men for alleged Highway 1 fishing violations

Both had undersized speckled trout, LDWF says
October 12, 2017 at 3:00pm

LDWF works multiple shrimping violations cases on Rockefeller

Cast netters on the refuge are not allowed to sell their catch, LDWF says
October 10, 2017 at 7:46pm
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

Kayak accident leaves one dead in Rapides Parish

Alexandria man died in Lake Buhlow Thursday, LDWF says
October 06, 2017 at 4:42pm
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff

Video: How to catch more fish with Rat-L-Traps

Alter lure for use around hard structure
October 05, 2017 at 9:15am
If the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approves a proposal Thursday, state anglers could begin catching red snapper during a fall state waters season as soon as Friday, Oct. 6.

Fall state waters snapper season could open as soon as Friday, Oct. 6

LWF Commission to decide on proposal during Thursday’s meeting in Baton Rouge
October 04, 2017 at 1:24pm
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
Rat-L-Trap's Wes Higgins caught this hefty redfish by working a StutterStep over a shallow, milfoil-covered mud flat in the Wagon Wheel in Venice.

High water doesn't slow Venice redfish bite

Focus on shallow flats after days of high winds
October 02, 2017 at 6:19pm
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