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Friday Night Lights — Best tactics for nighttime trout fishing

As the sun began its lazy descent on the last day of a busy work week, a figure emerged silhouetted against the setting sun. At the end of one arm swung a tackle box, while the other arm clinched two half-crossed fishing poles.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Border Bash — Expert tips for catching summertime lunker trout at Sabine Lake

Adam Jaynes of Orange, Texas, knows how to beat the heat to get on a great topwater bite in the summer.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Black Bay Burn — Top 4 Black Bay trout-fishing hotspots

July anglers can sometimes let a little heat and humidity intimidate them.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Trout, red regs in need of overhaul?

Since 1988, we anglers fishing along the Louisiana coast have operated under regulations allowing us to keep 25 trout and five redfish per day. And that latter limit could have been even more liberal were it not for the redfish wars that ended commercial exploitation of that species.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Speckled trout hit-and-miss out of Hopedale

Capt. Gene Dugas summed up his thoughts on a speckled trout fishing report out of Hopedale with his first two words of the conversation.

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June 26 at 9:30 am
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Iberia Rod and Gun Club to host 61st annual rodeo at Cypremort Point

The Iberia Rod and Gun Club will host its 61st annual saltwater fishing rodeo featuring almost $10,000 in cash and prizes over the 4th of July weekend at Cypremort Point.

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June 25 at 2:02 pm
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Too early to tell if slow trout fishing a problem, LDWF says

The head fisheries biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said tough fishing this spring doesn’t necessarily point to problems with the fishery.

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June 25 at 12:12 pm
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Slow trout fishing raises concerns, some anglers say

It’s been a strange year, with severe cold fronts rolling through the state through mid-May, winds howling every weekend and water copiously pouring from the skies.

And many anglers have found the trout fishing to be as strange as the weather.

“My feeling is that it has not been nearly as good as it used to be,” said Baton Rouge angler Ed Sexton.

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June 25 at 11:25 am
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Vidrine shares more tips to catch big speckled trout

Even by his lofty standards, Tommy Vidrine enjoyed an extra-special weekend of trout fishing around Grand Isle.

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June 24 at 8:48 pm
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Speckled trout bite slows in Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne

The speckled trout bite in Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne has slowed as the fish make their way to spawn in saltier water, according to a fishing guide.

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June 24 at 9:55 am
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More 'speck-tacular' tips from Grand Isle's big trout specialist

Tommy Vidrine was back hard at it in Grand Isle yesterday and this morning, hauling in more 4- to 5-pound lunker trout like most folks catch 14-inch schoolies. 

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June 20 at 2:06 pm
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: fishing down the river in Plaquemines Parish

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Nash Roberts IV with Fishhunter Guide Service shares his thoughts on rods, reels and the line he uses to catch big speckled trout. 

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June 19 at 4:15 pm
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: catching big specks on Sabine Lake

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Jerry Norris with The Original Sabine Lake Guide Service discusses how he rigs up to catch big specks in Louisiana's least-known saltwater fishing hole. 

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June 19 at 3:36 pm
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BR angler reels in 8-pound-plus speckled trout

Dr. Vance Misuraca looks into lots of mouths at his orthodontist practice in Baton Rouge, but the big yellow mouth he caught Saturday morning was extra-special — and it didn’t even need braces.

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June 17 at 4:23 pm
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Three big specks shake up CCA STAR leaderboard

Three big speckled trout, including an 8-plus-pounder, jostled the names on the CCA STAR Tournament’s leaderboard over the Father’s Day weekend.

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June 17 at 2:46 pm
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Strong winds preventing offshore trout fishing out of Dularge

A steady southeast wind has pretty much shut down the opportunity to head offshore for speckled trout out of Dularge, according to a fishing guide.

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June 17 at 9:35 am
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