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Live shrimp is the ticket for Venice speckled trout

Speckled trout have been plentiful hitting live shrimp under a popping cork, but they’ve been running on the small side in the Venice area, according to a fishing guide.

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June 05 at 11:12 am
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Commission postpones call for reassessment of redfish, trout regs

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission today punted an expected request that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries begin assessing the impacts of lowering the daily creel limit on trout caught in the Calcasieu Lake region and lowering the statewide minimum size limit on redfish.

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June 05 at 10:08 am
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Big Lake guide curious about possibility of further speckled trout creel limit reductions in Southwestern Louisiana

A Big Lake fishing guide is curious about the discussion slated for Thursday morning’s Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting concerning the possibility of further reducing the creel limit for speckled trout in the western part of the state. 

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June 04 at 5:29 pm
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Hackney and LaCoste team up for speckled trout in Dularge

The speckled trout bite is ramping up in many areas across the coast, and if you want to catch more specks this year, don’t miss this episode of Sportsman TV airing tonight at 6:30 on Cox Sports Television.

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June 04 at 9:14 am
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Major speckled trout, redfish changes to be discussed at LWFC meeting Thursday

Two major changes to speckled trout and redfish regulations will be discussed at Thursday’s meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting.

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June 03 at 12:35 pm
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Reading the speckled trout bite on Lake Pontchartrain

On a recent trip fishing the Interstate 10 twin spans over Lake Pontchartain, Capt. Mike Gallo repeatedly cast his favorite artificial lure against the bridge’s concrete columns, patiently waiting for what type of information the speckled trout would provide him that morning. 

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June 02 at 1:16 pm
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Telemetry project tracks speckled trout movement in Lake Pontchartrain

Ashley Ferguson and Ashley Melancon aren’t avid anglers, but they probably know more about the movement of speckled trout in Lake Pontchartrain than most diehard fishermen do.

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June 02 at 9:00 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: using live croakers to catch Grand Isle specks

Grand Isle is known for producing lots of smaller speckled trout, but one guide zeroes in on bigger specks using Carolina-rigged live croakers.

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Carol 'Zutie' Auenson with Bay Coast Charters shares his tips and tactics to target 5- and 6-pounders.

Here are his thoughts:

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June 02 at 5:55 am
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Chokepoint carnival — Best Lake Borgne fishing spots

“Settling up” after fishing trips wasn’t always an ugly affair, especially among lifelong friends.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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A box of chocolates

The deeply tanned, athletically-built 65-year-old man was standing in the shade beneath Bridgeside Marina on Grand Isle. He was responding to a question about offshore charter guiding. 

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Offshore STARs —How to win the tournament’s offshore categories

A staple in the summertime plans of many Louisiana saltwater anglers has been CCA Louisiana’s Statewide Tournament and Anglers Rodeo, a summer-long, multi-weigh station event stretching from the Texas state line all the way to Mississippi.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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God’s Own Bay — Three guides’ secrets to trout fishing success at Bay Eloi

Do you ever wonder how the lakes and bays we fish in got their names? You have to admit, we traverse some waters with interesting names like Fishing Smack Bay, White Log Lake and Dead Duck Pass, just to name a few.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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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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