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Redfish will stack up on cold days this time of year in the back-levee canals near Cox Bay, according to Capt. Lloyd Landry.

Let the wind work for you

Focus on Buras’ East Side Canals for plenty of wintertime action
February 07 at 1:55pm
On February days when water temperatures exceed 55 degrees out of Cocodrie and Dularge, Capt. Tommy Pellegrin likes to target speckled trout like this one reeled in by Elise Keriset. <br />

Take cue from February water temps out of Dularge

Warmer water target specks, cooler temps try for redfish
February 06 at 4:06pm
Having a positive attitude is important for speckled trout fishermen, stressed Ed Sexton.

Plastic blast — How two trout masters fish soft-plastic baits

Live bait will certainly produce bites, but these trout masters understand soft-plastic lures will catch big specks. Here’s all you need to know to mimic their success.
February 01 at 7:00am
Jamie Mumphrey catches speckled trout within sight of Rigolets Marina this time of year in the Geohegan Canal.

Geohegan Canal trout are good to go

And the reds and bass ain’t bad, either
February 01 at 3:50am
Even though the famed Hot Water Canal in Chalmette has gone cold this winter, Capt. Bubby Lamy said several spots in the area still attract some great speckled trout and redfish.

Hot Water Canal goes cold

For the first time in a generation, anglers won’t be able to bank on warm water temperatures to catch specks and reds near Chalmette. Knowing that, here’s how a guide plans to target the area this winter.
January 26 at 9:41am
Capt. Marty LaCoste finds piles of sheepshead waiting for him and his clients this time of year out of Dularge.

A back-up option that’s actually better in the cold

Sheepshead keep guide’s clients happy when trout don’t cooperate
January 23 at 10:34am
Capt. Nick Poe uses an anchor caddy system designed by his dad Jeff to keep his anchor within easy reach. It's simply a piece of 3- or 4-inch PVC pipe bolted vertically in a convenient location on the deck.

PVC pipe keeps anchor accessible and ready

Eliminates need for noisy hatch, guide says
January 19 at 5:06pm
Capt. Eddie Berthelot Jr. favors cocahoe minnows under a popping cork or tight-lined Matrix Shad for January speckled trout in Catfish Lake out of Golden Meadow. <br />

Slow it down for wintertime trout

Try live minnows or soft plastics in Catfish Lake out of Golden Meadow
January 18 at 10:24am