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Speckled trout already biting in Terrebonne Bay

Besides not having to wrap up your pipes, protect your plants or pull out your heavy coat, Louisiana’s mild winter so far this year brings with it an added bonus: speckled trout are already being caught in outside spots like Terrebonne Bay — in mid-February.

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February 18 at 2:08 pm
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BCKFC year-long Catch/Photo Tournament

You just caught a good fish, one that will surely put you in the winners’ circle for the kayak tournament.

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February 18 at 9:00 am
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The Egret Wedgetail Eel

When Cowboy Outdoors decided to make a big, wedge-tailed soft-plastic artificial lure strictly a saltwater bait, speckled trout fishermen along the country’s coast benefitted big time.

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February 12 at 2:25 pm
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How to get in on Big Lake’s trophy trout fishing

Capt. Jared Adams said now is the time to be fishing Calcasieu Lake for the huge trout for which the Southwest Louisiana water body is known.

Adams, who owns Adams Trophy Charters out of Hackberry, said his clients already have racked up some impressive fish this season.

But you have to be ready to ditch your boat.

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February 03 at 4:13 pm
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Big Lake coughs up 10-pound trout

Peter Landry’s trip to Big Lake yesterday was almost canceled because of the cold front scheduled to roll through.

But the day ended with the Houston angler landing a trout of a lifetime — a 30 1/2-inch speck that pushed a Boga Grip to the 10-pound mark.

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February 03 at 4:04 pm
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Lake Pontchartrain’s recovery begins with Monday's closing of Bonnet Carre Spillway

Three weeks after it was opened, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finished closing the last bays of the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Monday, halting the flow of freshwater from the Mississippi River that had been pouring into Lake Pontchartrain since Jan. 10.

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February 02 at 1:53 pm
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‘Bay snapper’ blast — Fishing tips for catching more sheepshead

“My name is Chadwick, and I’ll be your waiter for this evening,” the poor guy said, with an accent that was obviously not local. “Tonight’s special is grilled bay snapper, topped with crab meat and served with braised brussels sprouts.”

I say “poor-guy” only because we’d arrived at the ritzy restaurant in a party limo. The poor limo driver would know what I mean.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Wade-fishing season peaking now for Calcasieu Lake trophy trout

Why would anyone leave a perfectly comfortable bay boat, put on thermal underwear and socks, layer up and slip into insulated waders and then head into the frigid waters of Cacasieu Lake in the dead of winter? 

Three words: Trophy speckled trout. 

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January 27 at 1:00 pm
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Top 2 Highway 1 wintertime lures for Grand Isle speckled trout

If you want to be a true wintertime Highway 1 roadside warrior between Fourchon and Grand Isle,  you have to be properly equipped to do battle against the speckled trout located within casting distance of the road.

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January 20 at 8:19 pm
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Catch big specks under birds this weekend in Lake Pontchartrain

The combination of a mild winter so far and advancing freshwater pouring in from the Bonnet Carre Spillway have created a speckled trout angler’s dream in Lake Pontchartrain — at least for now.

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January 15 at 1:40 pm
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Bonnet Carre Spillway to open starting at 10 a.m. on Jan. 10

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway this Sunday (Jan. 10) at about 10 a.m. to relieve pressure on main line levees, maintain river stages and regulate the flow of the Mississippi River from the spillway southward.

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January 08 at 9:22 am
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Grey Duck Lake is Bay Courant

Dear Capt. Paul:

Can you provide the coordinates for Little Grey Duck Lake and Grey Duck Lake in the Golden Meadow/Catfish Lake Area?

Respeckter

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January 08 at 9:00 am
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How would Bonnet Carre Spillway opening impact Pontchartrain fishing?

With Mississippi River levels continuing to rise, some expect the earliest-ever opening in the 85-year history of the Bonnet Carre Spillway — which would relieve pressure on the levees protecting New Orleans and divert freshwater into Lake Pontchartrain for the first time since 2011.

That has left anglers holding their collective breath, waiting to see if there will be any impact on the upcoming spring speckled trout fishing.

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January 05 at 2:46 pm
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Reggio milk run - How to catch wintertime speckled trout

According to Merriam-Webster, a “roundup” is a gathering together of people or animals or items. As in a cattle roundup, or a police roundup of suspects.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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This doctor has a magic touch - Fishing addict prepares gourmet seafood dishes

Bob Weiss is near-famous for his skill at catching big speckled trout. But virtually no one knows the youthful 70-year-old by his first name. Invariably, in the exclusive trophy trout circles he moves in, he is called “Doc Weiss.”

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December 29, 2015 at 9:00 am
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The DeepJerk Minnow

Saltwater fishermen who love to fish coastal and inshore waters for speckled trout and redfish soon will have a new weapon: the DeepJerk Minnow from Mann’s Bait Company in Eufala, Ala.

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December 15, 2015 at 9:00 am
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