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Capt. Curtis LeNormand with Cajun Fishing Adventures in Buras shows off a nice Breton Island speck fooled by a Z-Man TroutTrick lure last weekend.

Specks still biting on Breton Island

Capt. Ross Montet had a great trip out to Breton Island late last week, easily bringing back four limits of speckled trout on a day when the fish smashed lures as soon as they hit the water, seemingly on just about every cast. 

Yesterday at 1:57pm
Capt. Jakamo Laboureur said avoiding the midday heat in August and heading out on early-morning or late-afternoon trips will be key to catch speckled trout this month out of Shell Beach.<br />

Late-summer heat means early start for specks on MRGO rocks

August typically features some of the hottest temperatures of Louisiana’s long summer, and for Shell Beach guide Capt. Jakamo Laboureur that means it’s time to get an early start to beat the heat to catch speckled trout.

August 15 at 1:57pm
A reciprocal agreement between Louisiana and Texas allows fishermen licensed by either state to fish the entire lake.

Sabine Lake fishing regulations

Border waters are tricky to fish. Which state’s rules apply where?

Don’t turn to the internet. Neither state had anything definitive on the rules for Sabine Lake fishing.

August 15 at 7:00am
For fishing on the oyster-lined bottom of Lighthouse Cove, Trahan hooks his bare jighead though the tails of small croakers.

Sabine’s summer trout cycle

Ricky Trahan said the live croaker pattern in the Sabine channel holds from May through September of each year.

August 15 at 7:00am

Weather cancels CCA’s Specks and Spots Tournament at Cypremort Point

Heavy rains Friday morning and an ominous weekend forecast prompted officials to cancel CCA Louisiana’s 5th Annual Specks and Spots fishing tournament scheduled for Saturday at Quintana Landing at Cypremort Point. 

August 12 at 10:05am
Capt. Nick Poe said the beach, the Cameron jetties and the rigs near Johnson Bayou are all potential hotspots for nice speckled trout out of Big Lake this month.

August tactics to catch Big Lake speckled trout

When August rolls around, Capt. Nick Poe pretty much has three locations on his mind to target speckled trout out of Big Lake: the beach, the Cameron jetties and the rigs near Johnson Bayou.

August 05 at 1:48pm
Quality Delacroix speckled trout can be found in deep water on the outside this month.

Keys to Delacroix’s late-summer trout

Stand outside for one minute in the middle of a sunny August day and you’ll immediately go back into your cool A/C, curse the summer heat and swear you’ll never utter a negative word about winter ever again.

August 04 at 10:55pm
Bass might not be huge in the lower Sabine River, but they’re plentiful.

Load up on bass in lower Sabine River

There’s a stretch of the Sabine River that gives up beaucoup bass in the heat of August. In fact, Lake Charles outdoorsman Ron Castille said it’s one of his go-to place for late summer for several reasons.

The former television fishing show host had plenty of good things to say about the stretch below Interstate 10 and above the Intracoastal Waterway near Orange, Texas, and the old Burnt Out Bridge.

August 03 at 8:55am
This 82-year-old Oklahoma City customer of Capt. Gerald Ellender got his money’s worth catching bull reds in Dularge.

Dularge slam dunk - Bulls on a rampage this month

Capt. Gerald Ellender (985-688-1715) said August begins the annual migration of bull reds into the deeper channels and holes around Dularge.

August 02 at 8:20am
Cade Candies of Thibodaux poses with his second-place 160-pound, 8-ounce tarpon caught this weekend during the 2016 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.

2016 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo final results

Here are final results from the 2016 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo held this past weekend out of Sand Dollar Marina. 

August 01 at 2:19pm
Team Paint Bucket shows off their red snapper stringer at the 2016 Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo held at Venice Marina.

2016 Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo final results

Here are final results from the 18th annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo held this past weekend out of Venice Marina.

August 01 at 11:27am
Accomplished Delta bull fighter Capt. Mike Frennette shows off a big’n.

Bull stampede — Fishing for bull reds in the Mississippi Delta

Gary Abernathy was sure he saw a fish move off the tip of a grassy point on the south side of a little cut between islands.

August 01 at 7:00am
Specks go deep during mid-day when it’s hot. But they still feed. So simply follow them.

The short haul — Shell Beach’s summertime fishing hotspots

“And all my rowdy friends have settled down!” Artie yelled while making his grand entrance through the back door to Doc’s Shell Beach camp, which was strangely dark and quiet.

But Artie’s rendition of the famous Hank Williams Jr. song had nothing of Hank’s laid-back tone and low volume. Instead, Artie seemed hell-bent on using the famous tune to top the best bellows from Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, Axl Rose, Bono — even AC/DC’s Brian Johnson! 

August 01 at 7:00am
Freedom Charters’ Capt. Mike May says he’s caught some great trout under the birds this summer.

Biloxi Marsh mix-up — How to catch trout and redfish during August

This goes down as one of my very best summers — ever.

June came in with intense heat and sweltering humidity, and an abundance of speckled trout. At least it did where I was fishing — in and around Bay Eloi.

August 01 at 7:00am
Using live croakers, Trahan and Driscoll levered trout after trout up to 2 pounds out of Lighthouse Cove.

Border blowout — Tips for Sabine Lake trout-fishing succcess

We could be launching into a lake on Mars for all that most Louisianans would know about this place. There was enough daylight at the ramp to reveal that every vehicle already on the lot carried Texas license plates. 

But in Louisiana we were, at a small, no-frills boat launch set off the shoulder of Highway 82 where it crosses the lower end of Sabine Lake, the border lake between Louisiana and Texas.

August 01 at 7:00am
Capt. Ross Montet, of Cajun Fishing adventures knows the shallow surf holds great trout potential.

Surf strategists — Top surf-fishing tips

Aggressive, abundant and readily available to those willing to enter the warm summer surf — speckled trout present the perfect wade-fishing target.

Heavy stringers of fat specks await along the beaches from the Cajun Riviera’s Holly Beach on the state’s southwestern coast to Grand Isle’s pristine sands, and eastward to the Chandeleur and Breton islands.

August 01 at 7:00am