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Super-sized Specks — Best locations to catch trophy trout

They haunt our dreams and are the constant subjects of many Internet legends and hoaxes.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Fishing Lake Pontchartrain bridges for big-time trout

If you plan on fishing Lake Pontchartrain in pursuit of speckled trout this month, check out tonight’s episode of Sportsman TV for fishing tips and lure suggestions that will help you put more fish in the box.

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April 30 at 11:14 am
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Keep drifting to find quality speckled trout in Delacroix

Shrimp still haven’t arrived in the Delacroix area, but Capt. Randall Shaw is putting his customers on speckled trout by aggressively working the fish and repeatedly drifting over areas that produce keepers.

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April 29 at 9:21 am
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Fishing rods

All Star ASNano

Made to endure the intense demands of tournament action, All Star built this lineup of technique-specific rods with Nano Resin technology, which offers two distinct design options: lessening material for a lighter rod while maintaining break strength or keeping the same amount of material and significantly increasing break strength.

Going with Option 2 yields one of the strongest and most-durable rods on the market.

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April 27 at 4:30 pm
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New Orleans native reels in monster Texas trout

Air Force Capt. Chris Bush, a native of New Orleans, is a man on a mission — a mission to catch giant trout.  

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April 23 at 10:14 am
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'Stick and move' for Dularge speckled trout this week

With the advice he doled out Monday afternoon, Capt. Marty LaCoste sounded more like a veteran corner man for Rocky Balboa than a charter guide pursuing speckled trout.

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April 21 at 5:29 pm
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An exclusive club: Louisiana's Top 10 speckled trout

Last year, only one angler managed to crack into the record books for the state’s Top 10 speckled trout.

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April 17 at 10:55 am
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Artificial reef that will ultimately replace the Pickets currently in design phase

Design work has begun on Phase 1 of the artificial reef that will ultimately replace the Pickets, with the hope that construction of the 8- to 12-acre site will be completed later this summer, officials said.

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April 16 at 4:19 pm
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Recent winds have muddied the waters near Lafitte, guide says

Windy conditions have muddied the waters near Lafitte, but the redfish and black drum bite remains steady, a fishing guide said.

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April 15 at 11:05 am
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Why pogies for speckled trout fishing?

Steve Shook is known for two things: using live pogies to catch big speckled trout and fishing the rocks of East Timbalier Island.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Ups and downs for the Shooks

Steve Shook has lived his fishing life in the fast lane: expensive boats, glitzy destinations, cheering crowds, famous friends, big money — over $1 million in earnings in 1998 alone.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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St. Bernard/Upper Plaquemines

This area of the state has developed the reputation for providing the closest thing that exists to a 12-month-a-year speckled trout fishery.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Mississippi River Delta

Everything seems magnified down the river. Long boat runs are common. Frequent fogs seem thicker there than elsewhere. Navigation can be tricky because sandbars seem to shift on any whim.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Barataria Bay/Grand Isle

Barataria Bay is a vast estuary ranging from near-freshwater Lake Cataouche in the north to near-marine habitats at Grand Isle in the south.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Timbalier/Terrebonne

This huge estuary extends from the Bayou Lafourche ridge on its eastern side to the lower Atchafalaya River on its western border. Vast tracts of freshwater marsh and swamp lie within its northern boundaries.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Vermilion Bay/Marsh Island

Of Louisiana’s seven speckled trout destinations, this one is hardest to describe (as well as being hardest to fish).

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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