Inshore Fishing

Brian Dean, of Dallas, Texas, reeled in this 7-pound speckled trout Monday fishing the rocks at Southwest Pass with Capt. Brandon Carter. Dean also caught a 6-pound trout, both on magneto Matrix Shad in about 15 feet of water.

When wind allows, ‘big time’ trout bite on in Venice

Angler land 6-, 7-pound specks Monday at Southwest Pass
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It turns out those predator eyes of a speckled trout can discern a pretty wide range of color, including violet, green and red.

Inshore Insights: Can speckled trout see color?

Or are all those lure colors out there designed to catch you - and not the fish?
April 20 at 1:54pm
Using high-vis line, and keeping a close eye on where the line enters the water, is a great way to detect speckled trout bites in deeper water.

Top 3 tips to detect a bite

Great advice to put more fish in the boat
April 20 at 12:54pm
Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife cited two men in Empire Tuesday for possessing 103 speckled trout after they allegedly caught a morning limit, brought those fish to their camp, and then returned to the water to continue fishing.

Duo busted with 103 specks in Empire

Suspects admitted to catching a morning limit, returning to their camp and then continuing to fish, LDWF says
April 18 at 2:51pm
By a vote of 59 to 37, the Louisiana House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon killed HB 391, which would have granted public access to the state's tidal waters.

Water-access bill fails in House

Legislators kill bill by a 59-37 vote after lengthy debate
April 17 at 7:52pm
If you're lucky enough to get invited on a fishing trip, show up on time, at least offer to cover some of the expenses and be prepared to keep fishing for at least as long as your host.

Top 3 tips when you get invited for a fishing trip

Do these, and you just might get asked back again
April 16 at 11:49am
Sometimes altering your retrieve or changing your technique will convince fish just following your lure to finally strike.

Inshore insights: Closing the deal

How to convince fish just following your lure to actually strike
April 16 at 10:58am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Big speckled trout on world's longest artificial reef

Thick fish crowd stanchions of Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.
April 13 at 4:50pm
Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney, left, and Capt. Marty LaCoste show off some of the speckled trout they caught during the filming of tonight's episode in Dularge, which premiers tonight at 6:30 on CST.

Brand new Sportsman TV: Targeting springtime trout in Dularge

Check out the latest episode tonight at 6:30 on CST
April 12 at 8:47am

Magic Bait for Trout and Redfish

Season 6, Episode 6
April 05 at 6:00pm
Matrix Shad's Chas Champagne hasn't let the opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway stop him from catching Lake Pontrartrain trout. His wife Kristi and daughter Charleigh even got in on the action recently.

Lake Pontchartrain trout fishing mediocre after Bonnet Carré Spillway closes

Trout still hanging in areas of the lake, but veteran angler says spring run won't be great
April 04 at 5:00pm

Marsh Man Masson vid: Springtime speckled trout slam in the marsh

Long runs not necessary this time of year
April 04 at 7:04am
Understanding flow velocity, and where water will start moving first, is a big key to locating feeding specks — especially when the tide goes slack.

Inshore insights: Knowing where water moves first

Being in position after a slack tide is key
April 01 at 10:25am
This month marks the real start of the trout-fishing season, and Capt. Marty LaCoste knows there are plenty of specks to be had in the marshes surrounding Dularge.

Top 3 trout hotspots

If your freezer is lacking speck fillets, theses are the three places you need to visit this spring — with local guides sharing tactics on how to put meat in the box.
April 01 at 7:00am