Inshore Fishing

Marrero man cited for alleged fishing violations

Incident occurred in Barataria Waterway near Lafitte, LDWF says
Yesterday at 3:14pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: Reds first, then offshore fish in inshore waters

Fascinating species moves in only this time of year.
Yesterday at 2:28pm
Capt. Chad Dufrene with a Delacroix Island redfish caught tight-lining glow soft plastics on a ¼-ounce jighead in deep bayous.

Delacroix’s redfish summer

August 13 at 3:50pm
Capt. Frank Dreher likes to downsize his tackle and free-line croakers so specks don’t spook in the ultra-clear water on Grand Isle beaches this month.

Minimal tackle key for Grand Isle beach bite

Downsize in clear water to prevent spooking fish, guide says
August 13 at 3:40pm
Understanding how water moves through the marsh — and the ‘traffic system’ fish use to travel — will help you locate more honey holes and make you a better angler.

Understanding how water flows through the marsh

Fish use ‘sidewalks, streets and highways’ to travel and chase bait
August 09 at 3:50pm
In addition to color, the profile of the lure you’re throwing also will determine its effectiveness depending on what forage predators are feeding on at the time.

Lure profile - not just color - an important factor to consider

Consider what fish are looking for when they’re hungry
August 09 at 3:44pm
Capt. Nick, Kimmie and Cooper Poe are all smiles after boating a big tripletail. Jeff Poe, Nick’s father, advised anglers fishing anywhere from the beach to the near-offshore rigs to target any trash floating on the water because it could be a tripletail

Big Lake beach fishing

Look for clear water, bait and slicks, guide says
August 08 at 5:30pm
Capt. Hook poses with some Breton Sound hammers at the dock.

Stay on the move to find Hopedale trout

Move to find the groove
August 08 at 5:23pm
Devin Denman and some fishing buddies tagged and released lots of speckled trout along the MRGO rocks earlier this spring, and he’s already received several recapture reports on some of the fish.

Tracking trout movement at the MRGO

Recapture info shows some specks haven’t gone too far
August 07 at 5:04pm
Get an early start, keep an eye on the radar and take advantage of the falling tide for Lake Borgne trout this month.

Beat the heat for August specks

Plan early trips for falling tide in Lake Borgne
August 07 at 5:00pm
Redfish are thick in the Buras marsh right now. Just be certain you're putting your baits right up on the bank.

Redfish swarming the banks of Buras marsh

Cast close to banks for best success
August 06 at 3:25pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: Which soft-plastic is best for speckled trout?

Pool test reveals wide range of action
August 06 at 3:19pm
Big Lake trout fishing has been off and on this summer, but there are plenty of redfish to keep your rod doubled.

Big Lake fishing is 'best of the season' right now

Calcasieu Lake guide says redfish, trout available throughout the system
August 03 at 3:20pm
A violet goby is a speckled trout favorite, and just might be the reason we have purple-colored lures. Keeping a close eye on what a trout throws up when you reel it in can give important clues on what it’s eating that day — and might ultimately help you

Inshore Insights: Mystery baitfish revealed

Keep an eye on what a trout throws up in your boat — it might help you catch more fish
August 01 at 9:34pm