Inshore Fishing

Kayak fishing for trout on mild fall days is comfortable and productive. Vlad Moldoveneau tricked this fat keeper on a topwater lure.

October means prime kayak time

Shorter paddles, mild temps and plenty of fish
October 18 at 9:00am

Sulphur man arrested for allegedly guiding without a license

Fontenot cited for booking 87 trips without a license, LDWF says
October 17 at 3:30pm
If the Mississippi River level drops enough, a saltwater wedge typically moves in each fall, bringing with it redfish and speckled trout that come in to feast on the abundant bait there.

Mississippi River level key for October Buras bite

Specks, reds ride saltwater wedge in if river drops low enough, guide says
October 17 at 11:00am
Capt. Rory Rorison with a nice fall Hopedale speckled trout.

Targeting transition trout out of Hopedale

Catching specks and reds “in the in-between”
October 17 at 10:51am
Vudu Shrimp Sauce may be daubed on the legs of a Vudu Shrimp to increase its scent appeal. Here Chaumont has removed the rattle from a Vudu Rattler and is squeezing more sauce into the rattle pouch.

Tips for fishing Vudu Shrimp

October 15 at 7:00am
Chaumont secures his corks to his rods with inexpensive clothes pins.

Tip of the day

October 15 at 7:00am
Like many others, Ken Chaumont is at loss to explain why Calcasieu Lake speckled trout are smaller than they used to be.

The forging of a fishing giant

October 15 at 7:00am
Pete Cooper with a red caught on one of his signature flies, the Golden Rule.

Tippets

October 15 at 7:00am
Using lures with a weed guard or inline single hooks makes fishing in and near grass beds much easier. Several manufacturers are selling lures rigged with single hooks — or you can buy the hooks and modify your own.

Tourney winning tactics

October 15 at 7:00am
Construction of CCA Louisiana's new 10-acre Vincent Matherne Reef in southwestern Lake Pontchartrain is set to begin Monday, Oct. 16.

CCA Louisiana to build new reef in southwestern Lake Pontchartrain

Construction on Matherne’s Reef to begin Monday, Oct. 16
October 13 at 1:55pm
Capt. Bill Lake said October is prime time to double up on specks in Lake Mechant.

Slaying specks in Lake Mechant

Guide shares four trout hotspots
October 12 at 3:49pm

Agents cite two men for alleged Highway 1 fishing violations

Both had undersized speckled trout, LDWF says
October 12 at 3:00pm

LDWF works multiple shrimping violations cases on Rockefeller

Cast netters on the refuge are not allowed to sell their catch, LDWF says
October 10 at 7:46pm