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Winter trout generally hit soft plastics pretty readily, so live bait is less of a necessity. Things to know about fishing Stump Lagoon
476 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

• All the areas discussed in the main story will hold about 3 to 4 feet of water on normal tide days. These spots are best fished on just such days, between the fronts. Hard winter fronts can drain the marsh and make water levels perilously low, so fish elsewhere at those times.

When water temperatures are in the mid- to low-40s, Capt. Marty LaCoste with Absolute Fishing Charters in Dularge said the Tank Battery Canal is a hotspot for redfish. As water temps rebound, speckled trout bite could turn on
4015 Views - Posted: January 07 at 7:50 am

As water temperatures across Louisiana’s coast slowly rebound after this week’s Arctic blast, anglers are eagerly anticipating a potential speckled trout feeding frenzy after days of cold-induced inactivity.

As the state braces for the coldest temperatures in years tonight, LDWF said water temps usually have to remain below 40 degrees for more than a day to impact speckled trout. Temperatures forecast to plummet all the way to the coast Monday night
4009 Views - Posted: January 06 at 4:20 pm

With air temperatures expected to plummet statewide tonight, including into the upper teens and lower 20s all the way to the coast, the possibility exists for localized fresh- and saltwater fish kills, according to biologists with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Capt. Mike Gallo said redfish remain active until water temps reach the mid-40s, so now is the time to bounce a plastic jig on the bottom in the Biloxi Marsh and in the marshes along the Intracoastal Canal and the MRGO. As temps get cold, try Hot Water Canal area for speckled trout
3234 Views - Posted: January 02 at 5:00 pm

With cold temperatures in the forecast for at least the next several days, chilly water temperatures will continue to present challenges for anglers intent on fishing.

“It’s pretty nasty out there from what I was looking at earlier, and it’s only supposed to get worse temperature-wise,” said Capt. Mike Gallo, with Angling Adventures of Louisiana.

He recommended anglers give the Hot Water Canal area near Chalmette a try, and said he noticed a significant water temperature difference there on the day after Christmas.

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1173 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am

The tranquil predawn darkness was pierced with the command that echoed across the rice field.

If the winter remains mild to moderate, the speckled trout will be thick at Stump Lagoon throughout the month of January. Stump jumping — Fishing hotspots for Stump Lagoon
1957 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am

If you leave out of my launching pad in Shell Beach you can enter the Biloxi Marsh by one of two general routes. Either you cross Lake Borgne and enter through one of the numerous bayous that wind snakelike into the heart of the marsh, or you head up Bayou LaLoutre and enter through Stump Lagoon.

Capt. Owen Langridge with Big O Charters said speckled trout are biting in and around Buras, but try to time your trip about three to four days after a cool front passes through. Fish the cold fronts this time of year for specks in Buras
3772 Views - Posted: December 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Speckled trout have moved out of the river and are now in the outer bays of the river system around Buras, a guide said.

The Vortex Shad comes in dual colors and a big V-shaped tail that wobbles, driving fish crazy. The Vortex Shad
4154 Views - Posted: December 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

A veteran saltwater fishing guide who says he fishes with soft plastics 99 percent of the year always reaches for a bag of soft plastics he has the utmost confidence in when he’s out on the water.

Capt. Jakamo Laboureur with Jakamo South Fishing Adventures in Shell Beach said drifting over oyster reefs in the Hopedale area with live shrimp under a cork has been effective for speckled trout this week. Keep moving to catch speckled trout in Hopedale
3283 Views - Posted: December 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Limits of speckled trout are being caught in the Hopedale area now, but anglers should be patient and prepared to move frequently to fill their box.

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3199 Views - Posted: December 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

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Capt. Marty LaCoste with Absolute Fishing Charters said the speckled trout bite is on in Dularge. Most fish are being caught by slowly tight-lining Matrix shad in green hornet, or by using Matrix shad in pink champagne under a popping cork, he said. Specks 'plum ridiculous' now out of Dularge
4069 Views - Posted: December 03, 2013 at 8:00 am

Water temperatures that were in the low- to mid-40s last week have now risen into the mid-50s, and the speckled trout are turned on in Dularge, a fishing guide said on Monday.

Deer hunting in the marshes surrounding Venice is anything but easy — and deer kills are far from certain — but Michael Frenette spends time on his stand every season. He said he feels a great sense of accomplishment when he puts a deer on the ground. Venice deer hunting hard but satisfying, hunter says
4938 Views - Posted: December 02, 2013 at 6:00 am

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Michael Frenette placed his bow across his lap and dipped a paddle into the brackish water of the Louisiana Marsh pushing his pirogue toward the only sliver of land within miles. 

Anglers enjoy the great speckled trout fishing Dularge has to offer. Dead-end Dularge
2987 Views - Posted: December 01, 2013 at 6:00 am

“Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman’s job is simple: Pick out the best parts.” 

 — Charles Waterman

To consistently catch trout like this in Geoghegan, put your boat on the shore and cast toward the middle. The Easy Button — Speckled trout stack up in Geohegan Canal in December
2429 Views - Posted: December 01, 2013 at 6:00 am

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The shell reefs offshore of Vermilion Bay are considered speckled trout hotspots. Vermilion Chill — How to avoid the crowds for winter trout
1599 Views - Posted: December 01, 2013 at 6:00 am

When it’s cold, it can be hot.

Josh Breaux, 19, recently guided three hunters near Lake Arthur who took down three banded specklebellies, two of which had collars. Cameron Parish hunters score rare triple of banded specklebellies, two with collars
5880 Views - Posted: December 01, 2013 at 6:00 am

With one collared, banded specklebelly already in hand, Josh Breaux experienced a chill of exhilaration when his dog returned from a second retrieve with another collared, banded speck.

 And if that wasn’t enough, the 19-year-old guide’s dog came back with yet another banded specklebelly on his third retrieve from the same group of birds.