Editor's Note: See the sidebar above right on Capt. Nick Poe's tips to walk the dog and effectively use topwater lures on Big Lake.
The rapid fire 'swish-swish-swish' of Capt. Nick Poe’s rod as he walked the dog over oyster reefs in Big Lake Wednesday was followed up regularly with the splash of a nice speckled trout blowing up his MirrOlure She Pup.
Work on the soon-to-be-completed statewide speckled trout stock assessment indicates the species is in good shape despite recent concerns from some coastal anglers, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist told a crowd of almost 200 people last night in Lake Charles.
In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Charlie Thomason with Capt. Charlie Thomason’s Bayou Charters shares tips and tactics that can be used by trout anglers across the coast.
As the sun began its lazy descent on the last day of a busy work week, a figure emerged silhouetted against the setting sun. At the end of one arm swung a tackle box, while the other arm clinched two half-crossed fishing poles.
Since 1988, we anglers fishing along the Louisiana coast have operated under regulations allowing us to keep 25 trout and five redfish per day. And that latter limit could have been even more liberal were it not for the redfish wars that ended commercial exploitation of that species.