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Speckled trout fishing sporadic out of Delacroix

Specks are being caught now with live shrimp out of Delacroix, but Capt. Randall Shaw said the bite just hasn’t been as consistent moving into mid-summer as it’s been in years past.

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July 14 at 10:30 pm
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Texas angler catches big 8.76-pound trout on Sabine's north jetties

When Dean Halewyn woke up last Monday morning and realized it was the seventh day of the seventh month of the year, he remembers thinking it could be a pretty lucky day.

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July 14 at 8:27 am
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Seven tips for beach-fishing success

Summer heat means speckled trout will be moving from the marshes and bays, stacking up along the beaches of the coast.

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July 14 at 6:30 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: catching big specks on Lake Pontchartrain

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Eric Dumas with Living a Dream Guide Service talks about his obsession for speckled trout, and what he uses to catch them.

It seemed to the young man that everyone was catching big trout but him. So he started launching closer to the Trestles railroad bridge on the eastern end of the lake. He says that it took him 10 trips to learn how to catch trout there.

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July 14 at 5:45 am
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Slidell teen wins Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

As years go, 2014 has been a keeper for young Corin Knight of Slidell, and it’s the kind that can make a daddy very proud.

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July 11 at 10:00 am
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Use topwater strikes to locate more Big Lake trout

Editor's Note: See the sidebar above right on Capt. Nick Poe's tips to walk the dog and effectively use topwater lures on Big Lake.

The rapid fire 'swish-swish-swish' of Capt. Nick Poe’s rod as he walked the dog over oyster reefs in Big Lake Wednesday was followed up regularly with the splash of a nice speckled trout blowing up his MirrOlure She Pup.

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July 11 at 5:45 am
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Topwater tips for more Big Lake specks

Watching Capt. Nick Poe effortlessly ‘walk the dog’ with topwater lures on Big Lake is a lot like watching a bricklayer put up a wall — it looks really easy until you try to do it.

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July 11 at 5:45 am
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Trout stocks in no danger, LDWF official says

Work on the soon-to-be-completed statewide speckled trout stock assessment indicates the species is in good shape despite recent concerns from some coastal anglers, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist told a crowd of almost 200 people last night in Lake Charles.

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July 10 at 10:42 am
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Polecat Bend and Baldwin Lodge

Dear Capt. Paul:

Have you ever heard of a fishing place called Baldwin Lodge? It is somewhere near the Polecat Bend, wherever that is located. I believe that it is somewhere in Lake Pontchartrain.

— Tommy BAT 

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July 07 at 9:00 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: catching specks in the marshes, lakes and bays of St. Bernard Parish

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Charlie Thomason with Capt. Charlie Thomason’s Bayou Charters shares tips and tactics that can be used by trout anglers across the coast. 

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July 07 at 5:50 am
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Hackney heads to Lafitte for topwater speckled trout action

Shortly before the 2014 Coastal Conservation Association STAR tournament got cranked up in May, Bassmaster Elite Series pro and 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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July 03 at 6:00 pm
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Work structure to locate big Grand Isle trout

The way Tommy Vidrine was pounding rocks Monday morning near Grand Isle, you might have thought he was part of an inmate work detail. 

The 50-year-old Baton Rouge angler who specializes in tracking down and reeling in big speckled trout started the day at 6 a.m. with a quick stop at the Caminada Pass jetties before heading 8 miles west to the rock breakwaters along Fourchon Beach.

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July 02 at 2:05 pm
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Draining Venice — Fishing tips for inshore Venice action

The sun peeked over the eastern horizon from behind murky clouds, while an easterly breeze carried the scent of rotting catfish and stingrays that littered the shoreline.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Friday Night Lights — Best tactics for nighttime trout fishing

As the sun began its lazy descent on the last day of a busy work week, a figure emerged silhouetted against the setting sun. At the end of one arm swung a tackle box, while the other arm clinched two half-crossed fishing poles.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Border Bash — Expert tips for catching summertime lunker trout at Sabine Lake

Adam Jaynes of Orange, Texas, knows how to beat the heat to get on a great topwater bite in the summer.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Black Bay Burn — Top 4 Black Bay trout-fishing hotspots

July anglers can sometimes let a little heat and humidity intimidate them.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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