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Trout become accessible to kayak anglers again as water temperatures cool and the fish transition in from their summer haunts. Pontchartrain plastics
5946 Views - Posted: November 18, 2013 at 9:00 am

Lake Pontchartrain is legendary for its fall run of speckled trout. With miles and miles of bridge structures and some artificial reefs, there’s no shortage of locations to get on a hot bite.


One of the coolest features about the Fat Boy is that it can be walked under the surface — and that drives big trout crazy. The Fat Boy
4889 Views - Posted: November 15, 2013 at 9:00 am

Paul Brown’s Fat Boys are still kicking, slowly twitching underwater, tantalizing and catching saltwater fish after the proven soft plastic was bought in the late 2000s.


Capt. Mike Gallo, with Angling Adventures of Louisiana, said he's had success this week with cooler water temperatures by fishing deeper in spots with little current. Cooler temps push speckled trout into deeper water
4394 Views - Posted: November 15, 2013 at 8:45 am

With this week’s cold snap and water temperatures in the mid- to upper-50s, Capt. Mike Gallo has been successful fishing in deeper water with little current.


Although most of the trout had pushed out because of a warm spell, Wilson and Zimmer were able to pick at a few in the backs of the canals. Tropical weather pushes trout toward Lafitte
1396 Views - Posted: November 15, 2013 at 6:00 am

To say you’re hoping for a hurricane to blow through South Louisiana just to make the fishing better would be a tad bit insensitive.


Capt. Lane’s Ghost Minnow is a simple but tough piece of plastic that Lafitte trout just can’t ignore. Ghost Minnows prove to be durable soft plastics
1933 Views - Posted: November 15, 2013 at 6:00 am

The Ghost Minnow we used to catch trout on this trip was the same one Capt. James Wilson used to put together 30 straight limits of speckled trout.


Before this trip, Capt. James Wilson had a streak of 30 trips that ended in limits of speckled trout. Clovelly Oil Field offers best of both worlds
1616 Views - Posted: November 15, 2013 at 6:00 am

The particular area that produced all these limits of speckled trout for Capt. James Wilson is a part of the Clovelly Oil Field. The canal that comes out in the middle of Little Lake is a part of it, but the other part, where we fished, is the south end by Brusle.


Spotting exposed tails and backs can lead to “red fever”.  If so, try a targeted approach. Tippets
1580 Views - Posted: November 15, 2013 at 6:00 am

Speckled trout on fly? To quote Si Robertson, it’s on like Donkey Kong! A game plan for putting a nice mess of fish in the box starts off with poppers around sunrise, switching to weighted flies like clouser minnows and charlies under a VOSI around mid-morning, then finishing the day with poppers near sunset.


Ferriday's Jason Archer was looking to shoot a hog Saturday when this potential state-record typical buck stepped out. Potential state-record buck killed in Concordia Parish
3605893 Views - Posted: November 14, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Ferriday’s Jason Archer helped friends sight in their primitive firearms on Saturday, November 9, opening day for that segment of the deer season in Concordia Parish, when the 42-year-old and his cousin looked at their watches and decided they had time for a late afternoon hunt.


Brendan Bayard of Baton Rouge was named the 2013 Overall Angler of the Year on the IFA Kayak Tour, presented by Hobie Fishing. Baton Rouge's Bayard wins IFA Kayak Tour Angler of the Year Award
3374 Views - Posted: November 13, 2013 at 6:00 am

Brendan Bayard won the 2013 Overall Angler of the Year Award for the Inshore Fishing Association Kayak Tour presented by Hobie Fishing.


Nice speckled trout have been biting in the Biloxi Marsh in Stump Lagoon, Muscle Bay and Pete's Lagoon, according to Capt. Jakamo Laboureur with Jakamo South Fish Adventures out of Shell Beach. Speckled trout biting in Biloxi Marsh, guide says
4103 Views - Posted: November 04, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Finding protected waters will be key for much of this week, as small craft advisories have been posted in some areas through Tuesday afternoon, with at least 10- to 15-knot winds forecast all the way through Friday.


Dr. Wynn Russo fishes every week when possible, and he does so with no GPS, no depth sounder, no trolling motor and no Power-Pole. Doctor’s Orders — Fall speckled trout and redfish hotspots mapped out
2759 Views - Posted: November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

You’ve heard of situations described as “win-win-win.” How about one that’s “Win-Wynn-when?”


As the sun heats the water in the Old River Channel later in the morning, Chris Ramos of Sulphur will use VuDu shrimp under a popping cork to score on speckled trout. Triple Play — Trout fishing tips for Lake Charles, Prien Lake and Moss Lake
1608 Views - Posted: November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

There’s a lot going on in Lake Charles in November and December besides refining oil and moving liquefied natural gas.


While under the birds, the angler's corks went down just as soon as they hit the water. Clovelly two-step — Speckled trout fishing gets hot at Lafitte’s Clovelly
1619 Views - Posted: November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

I couldn’t figure out why my son wasn’t making a cast.


Capt. Theophile Bourgeois' seaplane offers easy fishing access to barrier islands from Lafitte.
Theophile’s Flying Circus — Seaplane offers easy fishing access to barrier islands
2491 Views - Posted: November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Did you ever go to the circus when you were a kid? There really wasn’t anything else quite like it.


Speckled trout are ganging up in the West Bay diversion of the Mississippi River south of Venice, making for close and easy fishing. Trout move into West Bay diversion
5093 Views - Posted: October 31, 2013 at 6:30 am

The cut in the west bank of the Mississippi River known as the West Bay Freshwater Diversion was packed with boats when we passed it Sunday morning, so it wasn’t a surprise that even on a Tuesday there would be several boats already anchored up with Jason Hall eased off the throttle and eased his bay boat into the slot.


Land Tawney, 38, of  Missoula, Mont., shows off one of the nice bull reds he caught Monday along the roseaus on the outer-edges of Blind Bay south of Pass A Loutre. Redfish in the roseaus
4516 Views - Posted: October 30, 2013 at 6:00 am

As angler Hal Schramm surveyed the roseau cane blowing gently in the breeze along the outer edges of Blind Bay Monday morning, he started fishing - but not just for bull reds lurking near the banks.