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Guide David Darnsteadt holds up a giant speck from Calcasieu Lake.

Work the current for Calcasieu specks

Paddletails, grubs and topwaters will all perform
15 hours ago
Speckled trout anglers out of Cocodrie have been catching solid fish pretty consistently this spring, according to Capt. Anthony Kyzar with Cajun Fishing & Hunting Charters.

Trout bite ‘busted wide open’ out of Cocodrie

Plastics, live shrimp and minnows all great methods to load up on specks, guide says
Yesterday at 4:26pm
Ged Schwing shows off a nice 21-inch speck caught Wednesday morning in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet out of Shell Beach. Flats in the MRGO are a great place to target transitioning trout on windy April days, according to Capt. Jacques Laboureur.

Shell Beach specks biting in MRGO

Guide shares tips for dealing with April winds
April 20 at 5:17pm

LDWF: Pontchartrain anglers over speckled trout limit

Three ticketed in two separate cases on Monday
April 20 at 8:38am
The Storm 360GT Searchbait isn’t just a bass lure. It also will catch trout and redfish.

Storm's 360GT Searchbait

Target numerous species with this new swimbait
April 15 at 9:00am
Green often fishes the lake when it is so rough that he has difficulty standing on the bouncing deck of his boat.

Forrest Green is a fishing fool

April 15 at 7:00am
Capt. Lee Daughdrill displays the huge 29 ½-inch, 9.2-pound speckled trout he caught in Big Lake on Tuesday. <br />

Guide scores on 9.2-pound Big Lake trout

Capt. Lee Daughdrill caught monster speck in West Cove on a 5-inch ruby red Slick Lure
April 13 at 3:50pm
Erin Brown, with Vanishing Paradise, shows off one of her first speckled trout this spring during a trip on the west side of the Mississippi River out of Buras Wednesday morning in Bastian Bay.

Short boat ride yields specks, reds out of Buras

But rising river means trout will be heading to more traditional summer spots, guide says
April 13 at 11:05am
Ted Samanie of Schriever reeled in this monster 29-inch speck on Friday, March 31 in Pointe-aux-Chenes. His decision to keep it and eat it upset many anglers, who felt the fish should have been released — or at least mounted if kept.

10-pound speck: Ice it down — or let it go?

LDWF biologist discusses trout size, spawning information
April 13 at 8:17am
Jovi Theriot shows off a nice 22-inch speck he caught recently fishing at night on Grand Isle. The key is having a good wharf light to attract baitfish, and using live shrimp — either free-lined or under a popping cork.

Nighttime speck bite heats up on Grand Isle

A good bait bucket, live shrimp and a wharf light are keys to get in on the action
April 10 at 10:53am
Capt. Ted DeAgano III often uses a 2-inch clip-on sac-a-lait cork just above his tandem rig to help inexperienced anglers keep both lures in the strike zone longer.

Twice as nice: Tandem rig tips

Guide uses clip-on cork to keep both lures in strike zone longer
April 07 at 9:14am