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From barrier to beach — Top 3 Big Lake fishing hotspots

While many Calcasieu Lake anglers were bemoaning the lack of fishing success last August, Moss Bluff’s Ray Christy was enjoying great action.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Hackney hits Grand Isle, Sportsman TV style

The Sportsman TV crew headed down to Grand Isle recently for a little rest and relaxation, and lots of fun fishing and crabbing in tonight’s episode scheduled to air at 6:30 on CST.

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July 31 at 5:44 am
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Two records fall at the 2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Two new rodeo records were established at the 2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.

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July 28 at 8:20 pm
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: targeting big specks on Big Lake

Lake Calcasieu is home to some big-time speckled trout, but it can be a tough place to fish if you aren’t familiar with reef locations and how the Ship Channel influences the bite.

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Erik Rue with Calcasieu Charter Service shares tips that you can use on Big Lake, and across the coast, to catch more specks. 

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July 28 at 5:45 am
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Nighttime trout bite on fire out of Dularge, guide says

Speckled trout might be hard to come by during the day out of Dularge right now without live bait, but the nighttime bite on plastics is solid offshore on just about any lit rig,  according to a fishing guide.

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July 25 at 4:00 pm
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: fishing for specks in the Lafitte area

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Theophile Bourgeois III with Bourgeois Fishing Charters shares tips that everyone can use to catch more specks. 

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July 21 at 5:45 am
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How to find and catch Sabine Lake’s topwater trout

Sabine Lake locations targeted by Adam Jaynes and Robby Trahan are fairly traditional.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Sabine Lake trout regs

Anglers may fish anywhere on the border lake with either a Louisiana or a Texas license.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Speckled trout fishing sporadic out of Delacroix

Specks are being caught now with live shrimp out of Delacroix, but Capt. Randall Shaw said the bite just hasn’t been as consistent moving into mid-summer as it’s been in years past.

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July 14 at 10:30 pm
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Texas angler catches big 8.76-pound trout on Sabine's north jetties

When Dean Halewyn woke up last Monday morning and realized it was the seventh day of the seventh month of the year, he remembers thinking it could be a pretty lucky day.

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July 14 at 8:27 am
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Seven tips for beach-fishing success

Summer heat means speckled trout will be moving from the marshes and bays, stacking up along the beaches of the coast.

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July 14 at 6:30 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: catching big specks on Lake Pontchartrain

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Eric Dumas with Living a Dream Guide Service talks about his obsession for speckled trout, and what he uses to catch them.

It seemed to the young man that everyone was catching big trout but him. So he started launching closer to the Trestles railroad bridge on the eastern end of the lake. He says that it took him 10 trips to learn how to catch trout there.

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July 14 at 5:45 am
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Slidell teen wins Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

As years go, 2014 has been a keeper for young Corin Knight of Slidell, and it’s the kind that can make a daddy very proud.

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July 11 at 10:00 am
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Use topwater strikes to locate more Big Lake trout

Editor's Note: See the sidebar above right on Capt. Nick Poe's tips to walk the dog and effectively use topwater lures on Big Lake.

The rapid fire 'swish-swish-swish' of Capt. Nick Poe’s rod as he walked the dog over oyster reefs in Big Lake Wednesday was followed up regularly with the splash of a nice speckled trout blowing up his MirrOlure She Pup.

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July 11 at 5:45 am
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Topwater tips for more Big Lake specks

Watching Capt. Nick Poe effortlessly ‘walk the dog’ with topwater lures on Big Lake is a lot like watching a bricklayer put up a wall — it looks really easy until you try to do it.

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July 11 at 5:45 am
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Trout stocks in no danger, LDWF official says

Work on the soon-to-be-completed statewide speckled trout stock assessment indicates the species is in good shape despite recent concerns from some coastal anglers, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist told a crowd of almost 200 people last night in Lake Charles.

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July 10 at 10:42 am
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