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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

Pool Test: Which creature bait looks best underwater?

Marsh Man Masson gives scores to some of the most popular.
April 19 at 7:30am
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
Ridgedell caught most of his bass on the outer edges of the tree line, near open water.

How to pick a bass ‘yak

April 15 at 7:00am
The author caught this nice sac-a-lait (black crappie) while fishing a small topwater plug for bass. Bream, sac-a-lait, catfish and garfish are often surprise catches when targeting bass in local canals.

April’s Best Bets

April 15 at 7:00am

Tippets

April 15 at 7:00am

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

Magic Bait for Trout and Redfish

Season 6, Episode 6
April 05 at 6:00pm
Butch Ridgedell has become so committed to kayak fishing that he no longer owns a powerboat.

Gators, birds and bass

Scenic Lake Martin might be famous as a bird-watching bucket list destination that’s home to more than 1,000 alligators, but the 800-acre water body also holds some big bass. And a kayak is the perfect platform to load up on largemouths.
April 01 at 7:00am
Jeff Bruhl landed this marsh bass fishing Geohagan's Canal.

Marsh madness

‘Green trout’ are on fire in the ponds and marshes off the East Pearl River this month. Here’s one local angler’s plan of attack.
April 01 at 7:00am
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
A hard-fighting Saline Lake gou brought a grin to Tyler Bordelon’s face.

Gaspergou are everywhere

Get all the details on the species known as freshwater drum
April 01 at 7:00am
Matching your gear ratio to the technique you're fishing will enable you to not only cover water more efficiently, but capitalize on the strikes you do get — and ultimately put more fish in the box.

Inshore insights: Understanding various reel gear ratios

Tips on selecting the right reel for the technique you're fishing
March 30 at 11:58am
Redfish don't need saltwater to survive, but they do have to have it to successfully spawn.

Inshore insights: Can redfish live in fresh water?

Absolutely - but there's a catch
March 30 at 11:41am