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Robert Vegas with Bridge Side Marina shows off a nice 25-inch-plus speck he caught Friday night off a lighted pier at Grand Isle. The night bite has been hot with live croakers under a popping cork.

Grand Isle specks crushing croakers at night

Fish a lighted pier where bait gathers, angler says
Yesterday at 5:41pm
Chris Lake displays a fine white crappie taken while fishing deep brush piles earlier this month on Toledo Bend.<br />

Sac-a-lait bite surges at Toledo Bend

Public reefs under Pendleton Bridge producing, guide says
Yesterday at 10:56am
The Fish Rules app, available on most smart phones, can help you identify gamefish species, their creel limits and size regulations in the state where you’re fishing.

What’s that limit? Fish Rules app knows

Keep guide to local fish regs on your phone
May 17 at 2:33pm
Poonie Thibeaux caught this 7-pound speckled trout Wednesday morning on a live shrimp under a popping cork in the Bayou Donquita area out of Venice, according to Capt. Brandon Carter.

High river not slowing down Venice trout bite

7-pounder landed Wednesday morning near Bayou Donquita, guide says
May 17 at 11:18am
Cory Corso, 37, of Destrehan, poses with a couple of nice stringers of speckled trout and redfish caught Monday morning in the surf on Elmer's Island.

Big trout in Elmer's Island surf

Suspending twitchbaits working now for fat specks
May 16 at 11:49am
Tommy Vidrine caught and released this big speck at the Caminada Pass jetties last week, but reported trout on the beach at Elmer's Island were running bigger than normal.

Big trout on the beach at Elmer’s Island

Cast into the breakers — not smooth water — to catch big specks, Vidrine says
May 15 at 4:46pm
Ward almost exclusively uses live shrimp under a cork.

Rig ‘em up

May 15 at 7:00am
The selection of flies available to the inshore angler is bountiful.


May 15 at 7:00am
Sammy Romano, left, and Cabot Corso enjoyed an epic day in the surf at Elmer’s Island last April, catching limits of specks using suspended jerkbaits.

Gearing up for the surf

Make sure you have the right equipment to bust trout from the beach
May 15 at 6:00am
Capt. Ahab Broadus finds loads of speckled trout willing to bite live shrimp and plastic this time of year.

Make Delacroix your May trout destination

Live shrimp under a cork the ticket, guide says
May 12 at 8:55am
Terry Decareaux shows off a nice speck caught Wednesday morning on Caillou Island with live shrimp. Capt. Tommy Pellegrin recommends a sliding cork rig so that you can stay above the submerged trash but still target specks holding to that structure.

Whacking specks on Caillou Island out of Cocodrie

Sliding cork rig key to keep bait in strike zone above snags, guide says
May 11 at 9:45am
Capt. Marty LaCoste fishes nothing but soft plastics in the summertime.

You don’t need much for a deluxe trip to Dularge

Capt. Marty LaCoste knows what to feed trout once he finds them
May 09 at 9:09pm