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Rainy days won't dampen speckled trout bite for long, guide says

Even though the speckled trout bite out of Hopedale/Delacroix has been solid for more than a week, heavy rains in the forecast for the next several days don’t upset Capt. Ted DeAgano III. 

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May 28 at 11:39 am
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Trout Master tips: How to fish for Lake Pontchartrain trout

Lake Pontchartrain is hallowed ground when it comes to trout fishing, but it's notoriously finicky. So it's vitally important to understand exactly how to trigger strikes from the lunker trout that roam those waters.

And there's no better resource than Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, which includes tips for fishing Lake Pontrchartrain by veteran guide Capt. Greg Schlumbrecht of To Fish Charters.

Here are his thoughts:

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May 25 at 7:50 pm
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Speckled trout bite turned on out of Shell Beach

Speckled trout action out of Shell Beach took off starting last Friday and hasn’t let up yet, according to a local fishing guide.

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May 20 at 7:16 pm
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Consistent speckled trout limits being caught near Cocodrie

Anglers are catching limits of speckled trout in the Cocodrie area using live minnows on a Carolina rig, a fishing guide said.

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May 19 at 5:59 pm
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Hackney heads to Lafitte for speckled trout and redfish

The 2014 Coastal Conservation Association STAR tournament gets cranked up Saturday, so Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney headed to Lafitte to fish with tournament director Rad Trascher to get the details on the 101-day event.

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May 19 at 3:11 pm
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CCA Lake Charles Trout Shootout set for June 7 at Big Lake

The Lake Charles Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Louisiana will host the 29th Annual Lake Charles Trout Shootout on Saturday, June 7 at Calcasieu Point Landing.

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May 19 at 1:23 pm
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Stan Brock's Black & Gold Classic scheduled for Saturday at Grand Isle

If you think you can catch a bigger mangrove snapper than Morten Andersen or a heavier drum than Dalton Hilliard, you’ll get your chance Saturday during Stan Brock’s Black & Gold Classic at Grand Isle.

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May 16 at 11:44 am
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Fishing the Leeville area

Bob Bateman said fishing the Leeville area is no big mystery.

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May 15 at 8:00 am
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Tag Louisiana

Louisiana’s Cooperative Marine Fish Tagging Program has been a coast-wide effort since 2008. And Bob Bateman is one of 350 active volunteers who tag and release some or all of their catch.

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May 15 at 8:00 am
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The Candy Man can — Fishing gummy worms for trout

When Bob Bateman nestled the bow of the boat against the grassy bank and reached for a rod rigged with an oval popping cork, I knew he was going after speckled trout.

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May 15 at 8:00 am
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Taxidermy tips for speckled trout

Living and working in Johnson Bayou nestled between Sabine and Calcasieu lakes, 60-year-od Hank Badon is in a unique position to practice his art of taxidermy on the many trophy speckled trout taken in the area.

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May 15 at 8:00 am
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Springtime speckled trout action not yet up to Big Lake standards

Strong winds that just don’t seem to let up and few, if any, shrimp in the system.

The lingering effects of this year’s colder-than-usual winter, and water levels that have consistently been 8- to 10-inches above normal.

Take your pick or add a few of your own – these are just some of the reasons being thrown around as to why speckled trout action on Big Lake has been slower than normal this spring.

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May 14 at 7:05 pm
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Tight-line live shrimp right now for nice Grand Isle speckled trout

An angler who targets big Grand Isle speckled trout said shrimp are just now arriving at the island, but using live shrimp is key to putting some nice-sized fish in the box.

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May 12 at 2:32 pm
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CCA STAR kicks off this month

The 2014 Coastal Conservation Association STAR tournament begins on Memorial Day weekend, with more than more than $500,000 in prizes. Competition continues through Labor Day.

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May 09 at 5:00 am
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Next week's full moon could mean quality specks in Lake Pontchartrain, guide says

Even though the forecast for Friday and Saturday looks a little dodgy with good rain chances both days, there’s a silver lining lurking next week for speckled trout anglers that will hopefully make up for a soggy weekend. 

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May 08 at 11:04 am
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How to consistently catch speckled trout in Dularge

If you’re looking for tips and tactics to catch more speckled trout this year, don’t miss this brand new episode of Sportsman TV airing tonight at 6:30 on Cox Sports Television.

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May 07 at 2:03 pm
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