Inshore Fishing

Some hook manufacturers completely seal off the gap between the hook eye and shank, eliminating problems created when line gets caught in that space.

Inshore insights: Gaps in hook eyes can be troublesome

A dab of super glue can solve the problem
June 18 at 3:54pm
Sammy Romano holds up a nice speck caught on a recent trip to Curlew Island in the Chandeleur chain. Trout hit a variety of baits, including topwaters, suspending jerkbaits and soft plastics, but the key was being mobile and staying on the move.

Top 3 surf-fishing mistakes

Avoid these common missteps to catch more trout on the beach
June 18 at 1:50pm
Micah Doyle walks the beach at Grand Isle with a net full of speckled trout.

Grand Isle wade-fishing

Set your sights between the first and second sandbars, angler says
June 15 at 8:23am
Nice speckled trout can be found at the Trestles in June, despite what many anglers think.

How to rig a drop-shot

June 15 at 7:00am
If the Trestles are slow, rigs in Lake Borgne  surrounded by underwater shell pads are a good bet for specks.

Other options for specks

June 15 at 7:00am
Capt. John Falterman impales his live shrimp on treble hooks because of the great hook-up ratio.

Want reds? Head here

June 15 at 7:00am
Jeff Poe says a soft plastic on a jighead is the single most versatile bait that can be used for speckled trout.

Tip of the day

June 15 at 7:00am
Father and son Jeff and Nick Poe are hard core speckled trout specialists on a lake famous for lots of trout.

Why the Poes know

June 15 at 7:00am


June 15 at 7:00am
This young lady rode in style as she accompanied her dad as he participated in the Ride the Bull kayak fishing tournament in Caminada Pass last summer. The added rear seat made for a great place to relax while the two spent the day on the water.

June’s Best Bets

June 15 at 7:00am
This enterprising angler used a highly-attended kayak tournament as an outlet to market his ‘yak for sale. Purchasing a good-conditioned used kayak is a great way to get a higher-end model at a much lower price.

Just buy it

June 15 at 7:00am
Microwave line guide system

New gear reviews

June 15 at 7:00am
There’s nothing like the look on a young child’s face when pulling in a sea monster. Ten-year-old Brody Muhoberac caught this nice blue cat while riding in the back of his dad’s kayak while jug-fishing.

‘Kid’-yaking: Create memories on the water

A kayak is a great tool to teach kids to fish
June 14 at 4:29pm
Capt. Mike Wittich said live shrimp under a cork or tight-lined plastics are both good options for Delacroix trout.

Find clean water for Delacroix trout

Live shrimp under a cork or tight-lined plastics effective
June 14 at 4:14pm