Inshore Fishing

Capt. Theophile Bourgeois points out the 1/8-inch hole he drilled into the left side of a brand new Lew's spinning reel, which he consistently floods with WD-40 to dramatically extend the life of the reel.

Why would anybody drill a hole in a brand new spinning reel?

Homemade lubrication port doubles life of reels, guide says
June 22 at 5:33pm
Capt. Charlie Thomason has been destroying redfish out of Hopedale with live shrimp on an incoming tide.

Leader length key for Hopedale redfish

Adjust depth, use jigheads under popping cork to get more bites, guide says
June 22 at 11:05am
Act 259 of the 2017 legislative session, which was recently signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards, prohibits scrapers from harvesting oysters on Big Lake, and limits collection to hand-tonging only.

Legislation prohibiting oyster dredging on Big Lake becomes law

Oyster harvest on Calcasieu Lake now limited to hand-tonging only
June 21 at 2:18pm
A stubborn high river has made targeting redfish out of Venice a bit more challenging than normal, but Capt. Mike Frenette said to fish tight against the roseau canes to get more bites.

High river means fishing tight against canes for Venice redfish

Guide cautions anglers to be wary of shifting sandbars as river drops
June 21 at 10:43am
Depending on where you're located on the Louisiana coast, Tropical Storm Cindy could be a boon to fishing with a salty tidal surge — or a bust if it dumps heavy rain and inundates some areas with loads of fresh water.

Guides not expecting big fishing impact from Tropical Storm Cindy

Storm surge could actually improve salinities — depending on where heavy rains fall
June 21 at 2:45am
This 53-inch redfish, which was caught and released by Jim Voyles on a June 5 Venice trip, is estimated to weigh more than 59 pounds using a formula from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Potential No. 2 redfish caught, released out of Venice

Ohio angler lands big bull estimated at more than 59 pounds
June 19 at 2:18pm
Rory Eschete caught — and released — this beautiful 26-inch speckled trout while fishing with live pogies during a trip to the Caminada Pass jetties last month.

Live bait the ticket for Grand Isle trout

Shrimp, croakers and pogies all ideal for June bite
June 19 at 9:49am
Cabot Corso shows off a hefty stringer of speckled trout he caught Thursday morning in the surf off Elmer's Island using a red-and-white MirrOlure suspending jerkbait.

Trout slam continues in Elmer’s Island surf

Good incoming tide trumps muddy water; trio bags 70 nice specks Thursday morning
June 16 at 9:26am
Shrimp will be on the move all month out of Cocodrie, and as they head offshore a speck's diet gradually changes — so your bait offerings should, too — according to Capt. Tommy Pellegrin with Custom Charters.

Shrimp migration key to Cocodrie trout bite

Plastic bite returns later this month as shrimp head offshore
June 16 at 6:42am
Gabe Minnich has been targeting fat redfish in the marshes off the Intracoastal Waterway between Chalmette and Chef Pass with a Vudu shrimp he works so that it imitates a crab.

Redfish thick in marshes off the ICW

Angler catching beefy reds by using artificial shrimp lure to imitate crabs
June 15 at 4:51pm

Make a drop shot rig

June 15 at 7:00am