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We didn't know it at the time, but this lone trout caught by Capt. Eddie Berthelot Jr. would be the only one to hit the ice during a tough day of fishing on Grand Isle Monday morning.

Tropical storm Cindy’s impact still being felt on Grand Isle fishing

Trout don’t seem to have made it back to the beaches — just yet
Yesterday at 11:28am
Capt. Charlie Thomason has been destroying redfish out of Hopedale with live shrimp on an incoming tide.

Leader length key for Hopedale redfish

Adjust depth, use jigheads under popping cork to get more bites, guide says
June 22 at 11:05am
Rory Eschete caught — and released — this beautiful 26-inch speckled trout while fishing with live pogies during a trip to the Caminada Pass jetties last month.

Live bait the ticket for Grand Isle trout

Shrimp, croakers and pogies all ideal for June bite
June 19 at 9:49am
Cabot Corso shows off a hefty stringer of speckled trout he caught Thursday morning in the surf off Elmer's Island using a red-and-white MirrOlure suspending jerkbait.

Trout slam continues in Elmer’s Island surf

Good incoming tide trumps muddy water; trio bags 70 nice specks Thursday morning
June 16 at 9:26am
Although flounder were elusive with only six caught during the tournament, Ryan McNeal landed this nice 3.45-pound flat fish.


Louisiana’s oldest kayak fishing tournament
June 16 at 7:15am
Shrimp will be on the move all month out of Cocodrie, and as they head offshore a speck's diet gradually changes — so your bait offerings should, too — according to Capt. Tommy Pellegrin with Custom Charters.

Shrimp migration key to Cocodrie trout bite

Plastic bite returns later this month as shrimp head offshore
June 16 at 6:42am
Gabe Minnich has been targeting fat redfish in the marshes off the Intracoastal Waterway between Chalmette and Chef Pass with a Vudu shrimp he works so that it imitates a crab.

Redfish thick in marshes off the ICW

Angler catching beefy reds by using artificial shrimp lure to imitate crabs
June 15 at 4:51pm
Versamaxx corks can be put together in a myriad of combinations.

Cork fishing tips

June 15 at 7:00am
The rock jetties at the mouth of the MRGO are a hot spot for early summer speckled trout action. Most of the men’s bites came from very near the rocks.

A little fishing geography

June 15 at 7:00am
The Thunder Cork, with metal rattles inside of externally mounted glass tubes, is Freddie McMullen’s brain child.

The Thunder Cork

June 15 at 7:00am


June 15 at 7:00am
Capt. Erik Rue put his wife Tina, right, and her friend Kim on a redfish double.

Best bets for big bites on Big Lake

Calcasieu still has lunkers and limts, as well as a bright future
June 14 at 4:00pm
Daniel Compagno, 35, of Mandeville, attempted to release the 6.7-pound trout he caught Tuesday afternoon near the MRGO dam in Hopedale, but the big speck wasn't able to fully recover. So he wound up keeping the fish, which measured more than 26 inches.

Fat 6.7-pound Hopedale trout leads CCA-Louisiana STAR’s East Division

Big speck hammered live croaker at the MRGO dam, angler says
June 14 at 1:43pm
Michael Fesco shows off the big 8.48-pound speckled trout he landed on Sunday, May 28 in Joe's Cove on Calcasieu Lake. Fesco was wade-fishing that afternoon when the monster trout smashed his live croaker in waist-deep water.

Giant 8.48-pound trout leads CCA STAR’s West Division

Fesco landed monster wade-fishing in Joe’s Cove
June 12 at 12:34pm