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If the Mississippi River level drops enough, a saltwater wedge typically moves in each fall, bringing with it redfish and speckled trout that come in to feast on the abundant bait there.

Mississippi River level key for October Buras bite

Specks, reds ride saltwater wedge in if river drops low enough, guide says
12 hours ago
Capt. Rory Rorison with a nice fall Hopedale speckled trout.

Targeting transition trout out of Hopedale

Catching specks and reds “in the in-between”
12 hours ago
Pete Cooper with a red caught on one of his signature flies, the Golden Rule.

Tippets

October 15 at 7:00am
Capt. Bill Lake said October is prime time to double up on specks in Lake Mechant.

Slaying specks in Lake Mechant

Guide shares four trout hotspots
October 12 at 3:49pm
This photo shows various magneto, holy joely and ultraviolet Matrix Shad that had lost their original colors transitioning back to like-new condition after being exposed to sunlight for several hours.

Revitalize faded soft plastics

Exposure to sunlight will have them looking good as new
October 12 at 3:04pm

Agents cite two men for alleged Highway 1 fishing violations

Both had undersized speckled trout, LDWF says
October 12 at 3:00pm
Troy Amy of New Iberia caught this 7.85-pound speckled trout while fishing a few years ago in Vermilion Bay. He said the trout fishing out of Cypremort Point should start heating up in inside waters as the weather cools.

Vermilion Bay’s best October options

Will specks actually make it inside this year?
October 09 at 7:29pm
Cooler temperatures and plentiful trout make October one of Tommy Vidrine’s favorite months to target specks on Grand Isle.

October is prime time for Grand Isle specks

Anglers have choice of fishing with live bait or artificials, Vidrine says
October 03 at 8:04am
Vudu Shrimp are deadly on Louisiana’s favorite saltwater fish.

Calcasieu voodoo

Tightlined or under a cork, the Vudu Shrimp is big fall bait on Big Lake
October 01 at 7:00am
Capt. Eddie Berthelot Jr. with Spots & Specks Charters shows off a nice redfish he caught on a gold spoon during a recent trip sight-fishing in the marshes near Catfish Lake out of Golden Meadow.

Striking gold in Golden Meadow

Redfish abundant in duck ponds off Catfish Lake, trout steadily moving in, guide says
September 29 at 2:25pm

Leeville anglers ticketed for being 189 specks over the limit

Three anglers —only two licensed — allegedly in possession of 239 trout, LDWF says
September 26 at 8:42am
Capt. Lloyd Landry puts customers on fish all through September throwing white-colored plastics to mimic shrimp.

Color coordinate your baits in Buras

White baits imitate white shrimp, guide says
September 25 at 4:45pm
Capt. Mike Gallo said he typically heads to the outer islands of the Biloxi Marsh this month in search of saltier water — and speckled trout.

Check water salinity to track down specks

Target outer islands in Biloxi Marsh this month, guide says
September 25 at 9:24am