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Father and son Jeff and Nick Poe are hard core speckled trout specialists on a lake famous for lots of trout.

Why the Poes know

June 15 at 7:00am
If the Trestles are slow, rigs in Lake Borgne  surrounded by underwater shell pads are a good bet for specks.

Other options for specks

June 15 at 7:00am
This young lady rode in style as she accompanied her dad as he participated in the Ride the Bull kayak fishing tournament in Caminada Pass last summer. The added rear seat made for a great place to relax while the two spent the day on the water.

June’s Best Bets

June 15 at 7:00am
Topwater lures provide explosive, heart-stopping action and nearly always produce larger fish. The best times are generally early morning or late evening, but don’t rule out throwing one in the middle of the day.

It’s topwater trout time

And a ‘yak is the perfect platform for a stealthy approach
May 18 at 9:00am
Capt. Sean Thornton caught this 9-pound redfish in Bay Round on a topwater lure.

Trout fishing looking up in Lafitte

Speck action expected to pick up
May 16 at 3:29pm
Sometimes — for whatever reason — speckled trout just won’t commit to your topwater presentation. When that happens, Capt. Nick Poe switches to a twitchbait, then opts for a soft plastic on an ⅛-ounce jighead if the fish are really finicky.

Topwater troubles?

If you’re getting blowups but no hookups, try these tips
May 15 at 7:00am
Paddle Palooza XV Champion Mark Eubanks shows of his new Hobie Pro Angler 14 he won by catching the heaviest Cajun Slam. Of more than 225 participants, only three managed to catch a true slam consisting of a trout, a slot redfish and a flounder. Flounder

‘Yak tournament tactics

May 15 at 7:00am
May typically means the speckled trout spawn is on — and that’s a great time to be at Big Lake.

It’s prime time for speckled trout at Big Lake

Spawning trout mean big boxes, guide says
May 11 at 3:47pm
The Bubblehead Popper is effective for both bass and specks.

A cast by any other name

Why top fly anglers use ‘the Belgian’
May 10 at 9:00am


May 10 at 8:00am
Cousins David and Dick Pecot ran into a large school of bull reds out of Dulac.

Waypoints for Cocodrie & Dulac

Knowing where islands were located is critical for angling success now
May 08 at 9:00am