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Last stop — How to fish east of Cocodrie in a small boat

Let’s start with a confession: I have an issue with hard-headedness. It spans well beyond fishing, but for this purpose we’ll focus on fishing — specifically the lifelong pursuit of all things speckled trout.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Running in circles — Where to limit out on Galliano, Golden Meadow trout and reds

The plan was to meet at Basson’s Boat Launch in Galliano, where Capt. Mike “Rippin Lip” Guidry would be waiting with Capt. T-Man Cheramie.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Bastian Bay Blast — Best bets for Port Sulphur and Empire trout, reds and drum

Scarlett O’Hara often got this look. But poor Ashley Wilkes never noticed. Glenn Close got it in Fatal Sttraction, and Michael Douglas caught it in the nick of time.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Get Out — Keys for catching Delacroix trout this summer

I can’t tell you how many times I walk through my house during summer to find my kids plopped on the couch Instagramming, Snapchatting, Facebooking or watching plain, old-fashioned television.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Wondering how you can catch some bruiser trout like this one landed by Jovi Theriot last month at Elmer’s Island? Discover expert tips for surf-fishing success, as well as the best approaches to filling the box with speckled trout from your boat.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Texas angler lands 8.43-pound speckled trout to grab STAR west division lead

Big Lake guide and angler Jared Adams had been on a run of huge speckled trout for about two weeks before last Saturday’s opening day of the 2015 CCA Louisiana STAR tournament.

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May 28 at 7:20 am
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Head offshore to up your STAR Tournament odds

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The tagged redfish and biggest speckled trout may get the lion’s share of attention in CCA Louisiana’s annual STAR Tournament, but the offshore divisions are also a great way to hook up with some big-time prizes.

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May 27 at 9:28 am
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Speckled trout bite on fire out of Dularge

The speckled trout action out of Dularge right now is the best May bite Capt. Bill Lake has seen in at least 10 years.

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May 22 at 9:30 am
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CCA Louisiana STAR tournament starts Saturday

Starting this weekend, anglers across the Louisiana coast should be on the lookout for a bright red tag in any redfish or speckled trout they catch.

It could be worth a 2015 Chevy Silverado, a NauticStar boat package or a $2,500 tackle package in the 21st CCA Louisiana Statewide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo that kicks off May 23.

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May 19 at 3:39 pm
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Louisiana's Top 10 May trout hotspots

Speckled trout should be practically begging to get into your ice chests this month — if you know where to focus your efforts.

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May 18 at 3:04 pm
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Top 6 speckled trout baits you have to have

May is when everything really begins to come together to produce great trout fishing conditions. Warming weather pushes water temps up. The rivers begin to subside from spring rains and snow melts up north.

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May 18 at 2:51 pm
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Slamming speckled trout with live croakers

I’ve had the opportunity to catch speckled trout any number of ways: under a popping cork, on plastic paddle-tail lures and artificial shrimp, throwing topwaters and jerkbaits and on Carolina and drop-shot rigs outfitted with live shrimp — but never, ever by free-lining live croakers.

So when Tommy "Carl" Vidrine texted me last week with an unexpected invitation to join him Thursday morning on Grand Isle with his 24-foot NauticStar’s livewell full of croakers from Bridge Side Marina, I jumped at the chance. 

And boy, am I glad I did. 

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May 17 at 7:28 pm
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Broussard angler lands 7-pound speck on Grand Isle

Jordan Musso was actually more focused on helping his dad land a redfish than he was on his own line when his popping cork vanished Thursday morning near the tip of the Caminada Pass jetties at Grand Isle.

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May 15 at 3:46 pm
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Rogue’s gallery of offshore fly fish

A wide variety of offshore fish species are susceptible to being caught with flies. And Roger del Rio and Chad Billiot have a lot of experience with the following rogue’s gallery of fly fish.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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The Marsh Rat

Chad Billiot picked one of the most unusual names conceivable for his Golden Meadow business — Marsh Rat Guide Service (985-637-5058).

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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How to fish for speckled trout at the MRGO rocks

Trout, redfish, sheepshead, drum, ladyfish, jacks, sharks and a variety of other species call the rocks at the end of the MRGO home. And, while anglers can catch fish along them all year round, the real season for the rocks kicks off this month.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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