Inshore Fishing

Capt. Sean Thornton caught this 9-pound redfish in Bay Round on a topwater lure.

Trout fishing looking up in Lafitte

Speck action expected to pick up
May 16 at 3:29pm

Marsh Man Masson survival vid: We don't catch, we don't eat

A whole other level of fishing pressure.
May 16 at 3:18pm
Sometimes — for whatever reason — speckled trout just won’t commit to your topwater presentation. When that happens, Capt. Nick Poe switches to a twitchbait, then opts for a soft plastic on an ⅛-ounce jighead if the fish are really finicky.

Topwater troubles?

If you’re getting blowups but no hookups, try these tips
May 15 at 7:00am
These croakers were caught in deep water using drop-shot rigs and small pieces of market shrimp.

The ol’ croaker hole

May 15 at 7:00am
Bull sharks must be 54 inches long from the tip of the nose to the fork in the tail to be kept by anglers.

Can you keep bull sharks?

May 15 at 7:00am
The ability to suspend a bait above a target zone and attract fish with noise and commotion defines the popping cork appeal.

More popping cork pointers

May 15 at 7:00am
A tournament fish finally makes the livewell. A freshly landed redfish appreciates some oxygen after the fight of its life; but a dead red will keep an angler off the leaderboard.

Livewell tips

May 15 at 7:00am