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Despite recent rains and dirty water, Big Lake specks still biting

Last week’s strong rains have dumped plenty of freshwater into Big Lake, but it really hasn’t slowed down the speckled trout bite so far, according to an area fishing guide.

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April 20 at 9:50 pm
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Freshen up

The primary target species of most coastal Louisiana kayak anglers are speckled trout and redfish. However, many areas that primarily harbor these saltwater species are seeing decreased salinities and an influx of largemouth bass.

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April 17 at 8:00 am
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Bull redfish school puts on a show Saturday in Bay Billiot

Last Saturday, Ricky Naquin enjoyed a redfish slam in Bay Billiot like he’s never experienced in almost 50 years of fishing out of Pointe Aux Chenes.

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April 16 at 2:21 pm
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Directions, launches and varying regulations

The Causeway Landing on Sabine Lake in Louisiana is on Highway 82 approximately three miles west of Johnson Bayou.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Why fish from a kayak?

“All my fishing is kayak fishing,” Dustie Latiolais said with a grin. “I’ve been doing it three years. Cory Werk, who owns Bayou Teche Experience in Breaux Bridge, got me into it.”

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Best baits for Cocodrie’s sprint specks

Finding healthy numbers of late-spring speckled trout in the eastern Terrebonne estuary is one thing. Tempting them to bite is quite another — something that tends to change seemingly day by day.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Deep trout-fishing option

As endless as the shallow-water trout fishing options are to the east of the Houma Navigation Canal are, those choosing to fish bigger — though just as accessible — water in the same general area shouldn’t feel left out.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Choosing the best popping cork

There are Ford guys and Chevy fanatics, and there are folks who prefer Coke and others who are diehard Pepsi drinkers. 

Are you “lovin’ it” at McDonald’s, or do you prefer to “have it your way” at Burger King?

Fans strongly support their favorites without much gray area — and the same can be said for popping corks.

Whether you select a beefy, cone-shaped model outfitted with beads and washers that calls specks in like a dinner bell or a lemon-shaped cork that redfish seem to love, allegiance among anglers is strong for their go-to choice.

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April 12 at 8:24 pm
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Guide expects Lake Pontchartrain trout bite to be in full swing by end of April

If you’ve been patiently waiting for Lake Pontchartrain’s annual April speckled trout bonanza, well… You might have to wait a few more weeks.

The good news though, according to Capt. Kris Robert with One Last Cast Fishing Charters, is he’s starting to see signs that big trout should be arriving relatively soon.

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April 08 at 11:42 am
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Gulfport angler lands 10 ˝-pound speckled trout in Mississippi waters

Five ounces. Five measly ounces.

That’s all that stood between Gulfport’s Alex Smith and Mississippi’s new state record speckled trout last weekend.

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April 02 at 8:53 am
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Find saltwater to locate specks east of the Mississippi River out of Buras

The calendar might say it’s April 1, but this isn't an April Fool's joke: Specks on the east side of the Mississippi River out of Buras are staying put in more traditional wintertime patterns right now.

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April 01 at 8:21 am
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The BOB-LIGHT

The Bob-Light Nighttime Fishing Bobber from K&S Outdoors is the world’s first illuminating bobber/cork that draws fish in by shining light downward into the water up to 20 feet. The deep water version is available in a yellow body with white LED that attracts those species that tend to stay on the bottom, like bull reds, sheepshead, bass and catfish. The shallow water version comes in a green body and bright green LED that attracts those species that tend to stay near the surface, like speckled trout, crappie and redfish.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Sabine reds

Several schools of redfish stretching a quarter mile were heading toward the marshes. They were in feeding mode, smashing into juvenile pogies during a steep incoming tide.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Small-boat Cocodrie — How to catch trout without a big boat

Summertime speckled trout fishing in lower Terrebonne parish has long been lauded as some of the most-consistent action in terms of sheer numbers of fish.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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The Battle of Midway — Where to ambush Barataria Bay trout in April

The battle of Midway, one of the most-decisive naval battles in all of World War II, was fought just six months after Pearl Harbor around a small atoll almost between Hawaii and Japan.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Cigars and courtbouillon — Best bets for spring school trout and redfish

The crawfish heads were piling up, the keg was foaming and Artie was in the spotlight. Happens every time.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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