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Oyster and Andouille Fettuccine is one of Brett Broussard’s favorite creations and is a tongue-pleasing experience to eat.

The whole bunch cooks

Some families are food adventurers. Such is the Broussard family of Lafayette. The whole bunch — Daddy Brett, Mommy Bethany, daughter Claire and son Andrew — cooks.

Yesterday at 9:00am
Tournament Director Rad Trascher shows off one of the 50 tagged redfish that are currently swimming along the Louisiana coast for the 2016 CCA STAR Tournament. The first registered angler to catch a tagged redfish wins a brand new Chevy Silverado pickup.

22nd CCA STAR kicks off Saturday

More than $500,000 in prizes — including boats, motors, trailers, tackle packages and a brand new 2016 Chevy Silverado pickup truck — are up for grabs when the Louisiana Coastal Conservation Association’s STAR Tournament cranks up this Saturday morning at 12:01 a.m.

May 25 at 10:50am
Throwing live shrimp under a sliding cork is the key to catching nice speckled trout at the islands south of Cocodrie, Custom Charters' Capt. Tommy Pellegrin said.

Big trout patrolling beaches at islands south of Cocodrie

If you’re looking to stock your freezer with speckled trout, the islands south of Cocodrie are where you want to be.

“It’s easy,” said Capt. Tommy Pellegrin. “It’s the best fishing I’ve seen in my lifetime. Yesterday I couldn’t get away from trout for nothing. I had a guy who wanted to catch a redfish, and I couldn’t get away from trout.

“It’s insane.”

May 25 at 2:41am
CCA-Louisiana will begin construction of the new West End Reef in Lake Pontchartrain on May 31. The reef, which will be composed of 2,200 tons of limestone and crushed concrete, will be located near a planned fishing pier.

CCA to build new West End Reef in Lake Pontchartrain

The Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana is scheduled to begin construction of a new artificial reef near West End in Lake Pontchartrain on May 31, according to a news release.

May 24 at 4:45pm
Denham Springs angler Darren Cooper seined the Pointe-aux-Chenes marsh for redfish Saturday, getting deeper into the marsh than he'd ever been thanks to sky-high water levels.

Best tips for summer Pointe-aux-Chenes reds

Last week's torrential downpours couldn't stop the redfish action in the Pointe-aux-Chenes marsh. In fact, the stiff westerly winds backed up the water, making it even easier to get to the fish.

"I never fish when the water is this high," said Denham Springs angler Darren Cooper, who owns a camp minutes from Pointe-aux-Chenes Marina. "When it's high, I usually stay at that camp."

He was happy he did't sleep in by the time he returned to the launch Saturday.

May 23 at 11:32am
In a still shot from a video, Detective Jason McRight with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office talks to Elite Redfish Anglers at their captains' meeting in Orange, Texas last month about Louisiana's laws concerning trespassing and private waters.

Video: Captains’ meeting rankles tournament redfish anglers

Capt. Steve Smith, a Lafayette-based charter guide who works out of both Cypremort Point and Big Lake, also fishes the Elite Redfish Series across the Southeastern U.S.

But when the tour visited the Sabine River in Orange, Texas, last month, Smith opted to stay away from his home state's waters  — not because the fishing was better on the other side of the river, but because he didn’t want to take a chance of being accused of trespassing on private property in Louisiana.

May 19 at 8:22am
Nicole Meariman shows off a glowing redfish that she caught on a purple-haze Vortex Shad while fishing with Capt. Ty Hibbs out of Delacroix.

Find the grass, find the Delacroix reds

Techniques for fishing vary from coast to coast, and down here in South Louisiana anglers have a wide range of tactics available to them to pursue their favorite fish.

May 18 at 3:02pm
Capt. Travis Miller targets marsh points and ponds to catch redfish during May.

Best best for Dularge redsfish

Capt. Travis Miller is a huge fan of trout fishing during May, but he still has to cater to his customers who want redfish. 

May 15 at 7:00am
A feeding red cruises the edge of a Montegut pond at low tide.

Tip for flyfishing for redfish

Now that shrimp have flooded the marsh ponds, better pack those shrimp flies into your box. Among the many choices are Kwans, Charlies, Crystal Shrimp, Borski Hair Shrimp, Popovics Shrimp and Coma Shrimp.

May 15 at 7:00am
Capt. Marty LaCoste said when conditions are right this month, Raccoon Island is a great place to target speckled trout with double rigs.

Raccoon Island means trout this month out of Dularge

May is typically moving month for speckled trout along Louisiana’s coast, as they make their transition from inside waters and head offshore to spawn. 

May 13 at 8:30am
The 2016 Hobie Fishing World Championship will be held Dec. 4-10 out of Leeville in Lafourche Parish. More than 50 anglers from 25 countries are expected to compete in the three-day CPR event.

2016 Hobie Fishing World Championship coming to Leeville

Kayak anglers from all over the world will be hoping for an early Christmas present when they come to South Louisiana this December for the 6th Annual Hobie Fishing World Championship.

May 12 at 10:41am
This red fell for a bendback-style fly that was tied on an inverted hook to make it weedless.

Green, green grass of Houma

No greater example of coastal erosion can be found than the Lake Laurier area north of Highway 1 between Fourchon and Grand Isle.

May 09 at 5:45pm
Head to the rocks at the MRGO for redfish and speckled trout action this month.

MRGO rocks a perennial May trout hotspot

Capt. Jacques “Jakamo” Laboureur said the rocks at the end of the MRGO are always the first place the trout show up to kick off the summer trout season, and this is the month it happens.

May 05 at 10:44am
The IFA Redfish Tours will be heading to Lafitte for a weekend of action May 14-15 out of Lafitte Harbor Marina.

IFA Redfish Tours heading to Lafitte

The first Louisiana Division events of the 2016 IFA Redfish Tour will be held May 14-15 out of Lafitte Harbor Marina in Lafitte.

May 02 at 4:52pm
The falling tide seemed to trigger the speck bite.

Fishin’ the short cut — Where to fish between Myrtle Grove and Grand Isle

“Good luck with DAT!” Artie laughed as Spencer and Doc unveiled their fishing plans at the “Pre-Memorial Day Paaaw-ty Luncheon” (which itself turned into a pretty nice paaaw-ty).

“Tell you what,” Artie continued while putting down his oyster po-boy and looking around with a chuckle. “We’re going with Plan B — OK?

May 01 at 7:00am
Joel Weathers shows off a nice speck he managed to catch before the fish moved out to those large bays.

Kickin’ it old school — Trout will still fall for old-school equipment

My plan seemed simple enough: I wanted to fish with some old gear to see if it’d still function and produce the way I remembered.

By “old gear” I don’t mean ancient 100-year-old stuff but the stuff I grew up with. The old Mitchell 300s spun with monofilament line and shad rigs.

May 01 at 7:00am