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The barges of Fourchon are visible behind Steve Shook, who is posing with a speck well over 5 pounds. The Free-liner — Trophy trout expert shares the secrets to success
518 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am

Speckled trout have always been the premier gamefish in Louisiana’s coastal marshes, and big speckled trout — the kind that are 7 pounds and larger — are the stuff of which dreams are made.


Tip with “maaw-ket” shrimp, cast over the abundant oyster beds in this area — and HOLD ON!  Plan A, B and C — Fishing tactics for redfish, drum and sheepshead
568 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am

“Redfish in April?” Artie laughed as Doc mentioned our forthcoming fishing trip. “Man, redfish ain’t ‘runnin now! Dey run in da fall! You guys gotta be outcha mind!


Capt. Mike Gallo and his wife Jackelyn with a beautiful Biloxi Marsh speckled trout. Fishin’ the ’hood — Springtime fishing tips for reds and trout
501 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am

Whenever I fish with Capt. Mike Gallo, we always bring a third man along. There’s plenty of room in his 24-foot bay boat, plus it means an extra set of hands and a third line in the water to increase our chances of catching something picture worthy.


Bundled against the Sabine Lake chill, Lake Charles angler Alex Bel tends to the Paul Brown Original’s trebles. Wading Wonderland — Wade-fishing tips for Big Lake, Sabine Lake specks
326 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am

You won’t find too many speckled trout anglers who like wind. Wind muddies the water. Wind makes even simple things more difficult.


Lake Henderson, which sprawls on both sides of Interstate Highway 10, has a variety of productive habitats for Murphy Royer’s favorite fish. Candy from a baby — Best crappie-fishing tactics
676 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am

Zounds! This guy is good.


Theophile Bourgeois loves topwater fishing more than any other kind of fishing and his favorite lure is bone-colored Badonk-A-Donk. 2014 Speckled trout forecast
667 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am

April is here at last—time for any red-blooded coastal fisherman to start thinking about the fish.


Capt. Owen Langridge said redfish are biting east of the river in Quarantine Bay and Bay Allen, while speckled trout are just arriving west of the river out of Buras. Specks showing up now on the west side of the Mississippi out of Buras, guide says
2421 Views - Posted: March 27 at 4:38 pm

Speckled trout are just starting to show up on the outer bays and over the oyster reefs on the west side of Buras in advance of a minor April spawn, according to a Venice guide.


Speckled trout are just beginning to transition from winter to spring, and Capt. Ted DeAgano III said he expects more and more trout will start showing up through Easter in Delacroix. Specks beginning to show up in Delacroix marsh, guide says
2470 Views - Posted: March 25 at 9:51 am

Speckled trout are starting to appear in the Delacroix marsh, according to a fishing guide.


Al Siener slow-rolled an in-line spinnerbait to catch this slot red on a cold winter day. Redcicles
1859 Views - Posted: March 19 at 9:00 am

As we get deep into winter, many kayak anglers hang up their paddle, preferring to wait until the first signs of spring make thoughts of getting back on the water more appealing.

Using this off-time to clean and organize gear and add those accessories to your kayak is not a bad idea.


Capt. Mike Gallo said the speckled trout bite now is sporadic in Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Borgne and the Biloxi Marsh, but it should improve as water temperatures begin to consistently remain above 60 degrees. Speckled trout bite will get more consistent near Lake Pontchartrain area as water temps rise, guide says
2721 Views - Posted: March 17 at 5:15 pm

As water temperatures slowly start rising in Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Borgne and the Biloxi Marsh, speckled trout action should begin consistently heating up as well.


The author’s son, Matthew, struggled to feel the soft bites until he started using his dad’s baitcasting reel. Shallow trout prefer a straight pull
626 Views - Posted: March 15 at 8:00 am

What good would a small mud boat be if you didn’t know how to catch fish once you got away from everybody else by crossing a shallow flat?

According to LaCoste, the great thing about fishing low water is that any deep water that is left holds copious amounts of fish.

“You may have only have a couple feet of water, but that is deep water if everything else around you is one foot or less,” he said. “It might only be 1 foot — it doesn’t matter. Wherever the deeper water is the trout and reds will be there too.”


Capt. Travis Miller says fishing late afternoon until sunset can pay off in peaceful limits of speckled trout. Guide enjoys evening DuLarge bite
479 Views - Posted: March 15 at 8:00 am

For a charter captain, fishing can be a little hectic.

With all the things they’ve got to think about each and every morning to ensure their customers have a fun and productive day on the water, the fun of fishing can sometimes be tough to recall.

That’s why Capt. Travis Miller with Miller Time Fishing Charters (985-981-6434) loves heading out in the afternoons if he finds himself with a little free time.


Many think all kingfish, aka mullet, are the same, but there actually are three distinct species that can be distinguished by their coloration. When a mullet is king
3888 Views - Posted: March 03 at 9:00 am

Biologists like writing about cool fish — odd fish, fish that are a swimming riddle. This month’s guy (or more properly “guys”) is that.


Robert Shamblin with a Breton Island bull red. Barrier Bulls — How to catch bull redfish at Breton Island
2377 Views - Posted: March 01 at 7:00 am

So, I’m at this media event, at Theophile Bourgeois’ lodge in Lafitte. Bourgeois invited all his sponsors and a few media guys to spend a couple nights at his place, where he’d provide food and lodging, give us all a chance to mingle and talk shop, and then pile us into a fleet of bay boats to see if we could do more than talk the talk.

Fishing stories, product discussions and general conversation lasted late into the night between the couple dozen of us there, and after an early breakfast came the boat assignments. Call it the luck of the draw, but my assignment was to take a seat in Bourgeois’ Cessna float plane along with Mercury Marine’s Kevin Brown and Power-Pole’s Robert Shamblin for a flight out to the barrier islands for some March wade-fishing for bull reds.


Running a small mud boat allows Marty LaCoste access to shallow areas big boats just can’t reach. Small-boat DuLarge — How to catch reds, specks with a mud boat
1304 Views - Posted: March 01 at 7:00 am

Marty LaCoste likes things a little quiet.

According to my son, it’s so he can whisper to the fish exactly what he wants them to do.

When things get a little bit too loud, those trout can’t hear him as clearly.

That’s why the “Trout Whisperer” — my son’s nickname for LaCoste — went out and bought an 18-foot-by-60-inch Gator Tail aluminum boat with a mud motor on back.


Capt. Scott Walker with Get U Some Charters said he likes to target redfish now with a lemonhead Matrix Shad on a spinner bait. Redfish, speckled trout in transition near Lake Pontchartrain as temperatures fluctuate
3070 Views - Posted: February 27 at 5:12 pm

Redfish and speckled trout are in transition in the areas surrounding Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne, moving back and forth from deeper water to the shallows as water temperatures fluctuate, according to a fishing guide.