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Slurry of ice and saltwater keeps catch colder, straighter and easier to clean

In the course of a typical year, Capt. Mike Gallo with Angling Adventures of Louisiana in Slidell estimates he cleans upwards of 3- to 4,000 speckled trout.

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June 11 at 6:00 pm
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Hackney lives it up - down on Grand Isle

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

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June 11 at 1:10 pm
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Fish cleaning the easy way

Fish cleaning can be a chore, and probably the most-frustrating part is working with those tough air bladders.

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June 11 at 10:00 am
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Grand Isle angler gets marine infection during Memorial Day weekend fishing trip

JaLynn Vidrine remembers getting stuck by a big sheepshead the day before Memorial Day while she and her husband Tommy were in the middle of a serious speckled trout bite along the Belle Pass rocks.

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June 10 at 11:30 am
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CCA to host 'State of Lake Calcasieu' event on July 9

In light of recent discussions concerning potential creel limit reductions for speckled trout in Big Lake, Coastal Conservation Association - Louisiana is holding a meeting next month to discuss several facets of the estuary, including fisheries and oyster management, weir operations and future dredging projects.

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June 09 at 10:54 am
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A simple, quick and tasty fresh fish dish - in the microwave

By now, Capt. Mike Gallo is used to the skeptical looks he gets when he tells folks he’s going to prepare a taste-tempting, fresh fish dish — in his microwave oven.

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June 06 at 2:22 pm
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LWF Commissioner Will Drost resigns

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commissioner Will Drost, who earlier this week initiated a discussion of possibly reducing the creel limit for speckled trout in Southwestern Louisiana, has resigned from the Commission.

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June 06 at 11:23 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: tips for speck fishing at Cypremort Point

Speckled trout fishing out of Cypremort Point is finicky, dependent upon the level of the Atchafalaya River and the quality and salinity of the water in and around Vermilion Bay.

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Steve Smith with Stillwater Outfitters shares his thoughts on effective artificial lures for specks around Cypremort Point. 

Here are his thoughts:

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June 06 at 10:23 am
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Live shrimp is the ticket for Venice speckled trout

Speckled trout have been plentiful hitting live shrimp under a popping cork, but they’ve been running on the small side in the Venice area, according to a fishing guide.

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June 05 at 11:12 am
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Commission postpones call for reassessment of redfish, trout regs

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission today punted an expected request that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries begin assessing the impacts of lowering the daily creel limit on trout caught in the Calcasieu Lake region and lowering the statewide minimum size limit on redfish.

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June 05 at 10:08 am
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Big Lake guide curious about possibility of further speckled trout creel limit reductions in Southwestern Louisiana

A Big Lake fishing guide is curious about the discussion slated for Thursday morning’s Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting concerning the possibility of further reducing the creel limit for speckled trout in the western part of the state. 

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June 04 at 5:29 pm
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Hackney and LaCoste team up for speckled trout in Dularge

The speckled trout bite is ramping up in many areas across the coast, and if you want to catch more specks this year, don’t miss this episode of Sportsman TV airing tonight at 6:30 on Cox Sports Television.

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June 04 at 9:14 am
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Major speckled trout, redfish changes to be discussed at LWFC meeting Thursday

Two major changes to speckled trout and redfish regulations will be discussed at Thursday’s meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting.

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June 03 at 12:35 pm
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Reading the speckled trout bite on Lake Pontchartrain

On a recent trip fishing the Interstate 10 twin spans over Lake Pontchartain, Capt. Mike Gallo repeatedly cast his favorite artificial lure against the bridge’s concrete columns, patiently waiting for what type of information the speckled trout would provide him that morning. 

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June 02 at 1:16 pm
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Telemetry project tracks speckled trout movement in Lake Pontchartrain

Ashley Ferguson and Ashley Melancon aren’t avid anglers, but they probably know more about the movement of speckled trout in Lake Pontchartrain than most diehard fishermen do.

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June 02 at 9:00 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: using live croakers to catch Grand Isle specks

Grand Isle is known for producing lots of smaller speckled trout, but one guide zeroes in on bigger specks using Carolina-rigged live croakers.

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Carol 'Zutie' Auenson with Bay Coast Charters shares his tips and tactics to target 5- and 6-pounders.

Here are his thoughts:

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June 02 at 5:55 am
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