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Tommy Vidrine shows off a couple of hammer speckled trout caught last week on the east side of the Caminada Pass rock jetty by free-lining live shrimp.

Hammer specks slamming live shrimp at Caminada Pass jetties

How Tommy Vidrine fishes with live bait — and cleans up just minutes from the marina
2 hours ago
The author shows off a 38-inch bull red caught earlier this week on Calcasieu Lake. The fish bit a 3-inch Big Bite Real Deal Shad rigged on a Buckeye Lures Su-Spin Blade jighead.

Big Lake anglers seeing red

Redfish bite hot now on Calcasieu Lake
March 24 at 8:33am
Chris Macaulso finds sac-a-lait fishing to be addictive this time of year in the Basin.

Scoring sac-a-lait in the Atchafalaya Basin

Clean water is key to packing the ice chest this month
March 22 at 3:13pm
In mid-March, Tommy Vidrine is already catching some nice specks at the Caminada Pass jetties. But without any live bait available, he's using a Tsunami swimbait and a Vudu shrimp under a cork to catch trout on both sides of Grand Isle.

Specks slamming artificial lures now on Grand Isle

Tsunami swimbait, Vudu shrimp under a cork catching nice trout, Vidrine says
March 21 at 4:16pm
If you see a tide line, there’s more than likely fish gorging on bait.

Work tide lines for more trout, reds

Current breaks mean easy pickings for fish and anglers
March 20 at 11:25am
A rod is not a rod is not a rod. Understanding how to match the right action for specific applications allows anglers to get the most out of their lures.

Power vs. action: Choose the right rod

No one rod is right for every situation
March 17 at 6:00am
Speckled trout are less tolerant of freshwater, but can be found in nearby deeper areas where saltwater lies beneath.

Fresh and salty mix near Pointe a la Hache

Fresh, saltwater fish found in the same spots during spring trips
March 16 at 5:09pm
Tommy Vidrine shows off a couple of hammer speckled trout caught alongside Highway 1 heading into Grand Isle.

Grand Isle heats up for specks, reds

Cocahoe minnow under a cork makes catching reds easy this month
March 15 at 3:50pm
Al Travis cooks wild game outdoors for friends every week.

How to cook raccoon

March 15 at 8:00am

Tippets

March 15 at 8:00am
The skin mount of Capt. Eddie Berthelot's leopard redfish will be on display in the Southern Outdoors booth at the Louisiana Sportsman Show March 16-19 in Gonzales. Chuck Colombel Taxidermy in Larose completed the mount.

Leopard redfish mount to be displayed at Louisiana Sportsman Show

See guide's 670-spot redfish at Southern Outdoors booth
March 14 at 4:36pm
Walter Thompson of Ponchatoula caught this 'snub-nosed' speckled trout with a Rat-L-Trap last Thursday morning under the lights near the drawbridge on The Trestles in Lake Pontchartrain. Its appearance is likely the result of a congenital abnormality.

‘Snub-nosed’ speck caught at The Trestles

Trout likely had congenital abnormality that resulted in deformed upper-jaw, biologists say
March 14 at 10:49am
Capt. Nick Poe said the combination of pretty water — and relatively warm water temperatures — have speckled trout biting now over oysters north of Commissary Point on Big Lake.

Big Lake specks turning on

Guide reporting limits over oyster reefs north of Commissary Point
March 10 at 11:03am