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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
4541 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.


Speckled trout have moved as far north as Lake De Cade near Dularge, and action is good on both Lake Mechant and Sister Lake, according to Capt. Chris Venable with Topline Fishing Charters. Speckled trout, redfish in 'full fall swing' around Dularge
4922 Views - Posted: October 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm

A Dularge fishing guide said speckled trout and redfish are plentiful in and around Lake Mechant and Sister Lake.


Damian Leonards, 46, of Melville,  arrowed this 11-pointer Tuesday afternoon in Avoyelles Parish on his first bow hunt of the year. The big buck rough-scored more than 160 inches Pope and Young. Melville hunter arrows big 11-pointer in Avoyelles Parish
8641 Views - Posted: October 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Damian Leonards picked the perfect time Tuesday afternoon to finally make his first bow hunt of the year in Avoyelles Parish.


Tommy Vidrine free-lines live pogies during the fall to target 4- to 5-pound specks near Grand Isle. Free-line pogies this fall to land big Grand Isle speckled trout
5663 Views - Posted: October 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm

The thermometer and the calendar both say fall has arrived, but Tommy “Carl” Vidrine’s ice chest looks pretty much like it did early this summer — chocked full of 4- and 5-pound Grand Isle speckled trout.


Bruhl caught two bass on one bait last year while fishing the canal just south of the Rice Fields. Specks aren’t the only ‘trout’ in the area
2520 Views - Posted: October 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Where else but Louisiana can you catch speckled trout, redfish and flounder, and then reel in chunky bass after no more than a 10-minute boat ride?


Mark Falgoust’s career as a chef has been straight up the ladder of success. The making of a hunting and fishing chef
2186 Views - Posted: October 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Thirty-three-year-old Mark Falgoust considers himself a “Cajun Chef” even he grew up in Algiers, the portion of New Orleans that lies on the west bank of the Mississippi River.


Bayles prefers the 4 ˝-inch freshwater version of the Bomber Long A over the 6-inch saltwater version. Bayles’ bombers
1958 Views - Posted: October 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Although Bomber Lures manufactures a 6-inch saltwater version of their Long A, Tracy Bayles insists on fishing with the 4 ˝-inch freshwater version of the lure, usually thought of as a bass bait.


Speckled trout are staging along the outer edges of bays near Venice as they prepare to push in, while redfish are active in the passes, according to Capt. Owen Langridge. Speckled trout preparing to push into Venice, guide says
4257 Views - Posted: October 15, 2013 at 4:10 am

Speckled trout are still gathered along the edges of the outer bays near Venice as they prepare to make their big fall push inside, a guide said. 


No dock?  That’s no problem for Steve Lee.  He uses a small kayak rigged as a floating dock that he pulls behind his canoe and anchors off with PVC poles. Shadows in the night
3977 Views - Posted: October 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

As we count down the days to Halloween, I’m reminded of a local radio talk show that annually surveys its audience to find out “What scares you?”


Capt. Mike Gallo, left, and Joseph Authement with a nice speckled trout. Gallo said conditions are shaping up nicely for another World Series run of nice specks in the coming weeks for Lake Pontchartrain. Water clarity, conditions should improve all week in Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Borgne
5581 Views - Posted: October 08, 2013 at 10:45 am

On Monday afternoon, Capt. Mike Gallo fished under a flock of birds near where Bayou Thomas empties into Lake Borgne for about four straight hours.


Water conditions are right in Vermilion Bay, and guide Todd Semar said fall is looking good for a solid speckled trout bite. Speck bite getting better in Vermilion Bay
4987 Views - Posted: October 03, 2013 at 11:50 am

Water conditions remain solid and the speckled trout bite is improving in Vermilion Bay as the season’s first real cool front is expected to push through this weekend.


We’re just a little early for speckled trout on the Causeway, but redfish are all over the bridge right now. Cajun Combo Platter — The Tchefuncte River is the gateway to great fishing
2460 Views - Posted: October 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

There are certain anglers who wait for Internet reports to tell them where to fish. If an area heats up, they find out about it, and then they hitch up the boat to go share in the fun.


Tracy Bayles has fished Bombers at East Timbalier since the early 1990s. Bombing the Rocks — Speck fishing East Timbalier Island with Bomber Long A’s
1945 Views - Posted: October 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Getting up at 6 a.m. to go speckled trout fishing is a luxury I could get used to.


Garry Leblanc (left) and Capt. Mike Daigle display two beautiful Lafitte reds. Lucky 7 — Top Lafitte fishing hotspots
2394 Views - Posted: October 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

October changes everything. In gaming parlance, you’d say it reshuffles the deck and ups your odds for a winning hand.


Capt. Randall Shaw with Louisiana Fishing Charters in Delacroix said last week's cool snap pushed more speckled trout into interior bays and marshes. They're plentiful, but you might have to keep moving to catch your limit. Last week's cool snap pushes specks into Delacroix's inner bays and coastal marshes
6049 Views - Posted: September 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Speckled trout have arrived in the inner bays and coastal marshes near Delacroix, according to a fishing guide.


Larger specks haven't arrived in great numbers yet in inside coastal bays and marshes near the Biloxi Marsh and Lake Borgne, but Capt. Mike Gallo said conditions are setting up for a great fall. Still waiting for big speck push near Biloxi Marsh, Lake Borgne
4439 Views - Posted: September 24, 2013 at 6:30 am

After the first cool front of the season, the redfish bite remains consistent in the Biloxi Marsh, but conditions are setting up right for speckled trout to begin making a more definitive push inside coastal marshes and bays, according to a fishing guide.