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Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife cited two men in Empire Tuesday for possessing 103 speckled trout after they allegedly caught a morning limit, brought those fish to their camp, and then returned to the water to continue fishing.

Duo busted with 103 specks in Empire

Suspects admitted to catching a morning limit, returning to their camp and then continuing to fish, LDWF says
Yesterday at 2:51pm
Sometimes altering your retrieve or changing your technique will convince fish just following your lure to finally strike.

Inshore insights: Closing the deal

How to convince fish just following your lure to actually strike
April 16 at 10:58am
The author caught this nice sac-a-lait (black crappie) while fishing a small topwater plug for bass. Bream, sac-a-lait, catfish and garfish are often surprise catches when targeting bass in local canals.

April’s Best Bets

April 15 at 7:00am

Tippets

April 15 at 7:00am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Big speckled trout on world's longest artificial reef

Thick fish crowd stanchions of Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.
April 13 at 4:50pm
Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney, left, and Capt. Marty LaCoste show off some of the speckled trout they caught during the filming of tonight's episode in Dularge, which premiers tonight at 6:30 on CST.

Brand new Sportsman TV: Targeting springtime trout in Dularge

Check out the latest episode tonight at 6:30 on CST
April 12 at 8:47am

Magic Bait for Trout and Redfish

Season 6, Episode 6
April 05 at 6:00pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: Springtime speckled trout slam in the marsh

Long runs not necessary this time of year
April 04 at 7:04am
Understanding flow velocity, and where water will start moving first, is a big key to locating feeding specks — especially when the tide goes slack.

Inshore insights: Knowing where water moves first

Being in position after a slack tide is key
April 01 at 10:25am
Butch Ridgedell has become so committed to kayak fishing that he no longer owns a powerboat.

Gators, birds and bass

Scenic Lake Martin might be famous as a bird-watching bucket list destination that’s home to more than 1,000 alligators, but the 800-acre water body also holds some big bass. And a kayak is the perfect platform to load up on largemouths.
April 01 at 7:00am
Jeff Bruhl landed this marsh bass fishing Geohagan's Canal.

Marsh madness

‘Green trout’ are on fire in the ponds and marshes off the East Pearl River this month. Here’s one local angler’s plan of attack.
April 01 at 7:00am
This month marks the real start of the trout-fishing season, and Capt. Marty LaCoste knows there are plenty of specks to be had in the marshes surrounding Dularge.

Top 3 trout hotspots

If your freezer is lacking speck fillets, theses are the three places you need to visit this spring — with local guides sharing tactics on how to put meat in the box.
April 01 at 7:00am
Don’t let bad habits keep you from putting fish in the boat.

Common trout mistakes to avoid

Even if you’re a dedicated weekend warrior, there’s always more to learn about catching specks. So be sure you aren’t making these mistakes that can impact the number of fish you put on ice.
April 01 at 7:00am