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Teal hunters across Louisiana gave opening weekend mixed reviews. The 16-day season ends on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Teal hunters give opening weekend mixed reviews

Fog, excess water, birds on the move make for challenging conditions
September 18 at 12:28pm
Capt. Anthony Kyzar shows off a 25-inch, 4.82-pound speck he caught Monday morning along the beach of a barrier island south of Cocodrie. The big specks were crushing green hornet Matrix Shad on a quarter-ounce jighead, he said.

Beaches south of Cocodrie producing big specks

Guide’s five-fish stringer Monday exceeded 20 pounds — all caught on Matrix Shad
August 02 at 1:39pm

Texas man dies after charter boat strikes Lake Barre wellhead

Accident happened around 11 p.m. Friday, TPSO says
July 24 at 11:40am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin got stuck by a live shrimp last month — an injury which required surgery on his index finger and a months-long antibiotic regimen to ensure the infection doesn't return.

Nasty poke from shrimp sidelines longtime Cocodrie guide

Pellegrin recovering now, remains on three-month antibiotic regimen
July 07 at 7:30am
Bigger trout will be found around pogies.

Trout tactics for beach bums

A mess of trout live in the summertime surf. Here’s how to catch them
July 01 at 7:00am
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
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin said big trout haven't been biting on windy days, but action has been steady. He's had the most success using a sliding cork rig with live shrimp.

Playing the wind for solid Cocodrie trout

Action is steady, but guide says big specks get lockjaw in windy conditions
June 05 at 10:00am
A rising Mississippi River combined with howling winds has killed the speckled trout bite out of Buras, but the good news is that redfish are still around. The key is to find cleaner water, according to Capt. Todd Seither with Cajun Fishing Adventures.

Rising Mississippi River dampens trout bite out of Buras

River forecast to crest at 16 ½ feet — just below minor flood stage — on May 30
May 24 at 4:22pm
Terry Decareaux shows off a nice speck caught Wednesday morning on Caillou Island with live shrimp. Capt. Tommy Pellegrin recommends a sliding cork rig so that you can stay above the submerged trash but still target specks holding to that structure.

Whacking specks on Caillou Island out of Cocodrie

Sliding cork rig key to keep bait in strike zone above snags, guide says
May 11 at 9:45am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin  said live shrimp — or a good shrimp imitation like the Berkley Rattle shrimp — is the ticket to catch nice speckled trout this month out of Cocodrie.

Full throttle Cocodrie

Trout and reds are crushing baits everywhere
May 03 at 9:10am
CCA state president Kirk Seiber shows off one of the redfish that was tagged and released Wednesday near Cypremort Point for the 2017 STAR Tournament.

CCA’s STAR — featuring 100 tagged reds — kicks off in one month

Louisiana Sportsman puts up $10,000 bonus prize for first subscriber who catches tagged red
April 27 at 11:22am
The fish inhale the Berkley Rattle Shrimp this time of year, and it’s one of Capt. Tommy Pellegrin’s favorite lures.

Choosing the right speckled trout bait

Fish are starting to migrate to the outside islands this month
April 27 at 9:09am
Speckled trout anglers out of Cocodrie have been catching solid fish pretty consistently this spring, according to Capt. Anthony Kyzar with Cajun Fishing & Hunting Charters.

Trout bite ‘busted wide open’ out of Cocodrie

Plastics, live shrimp and minnows all great methods to load up on specks, guide says
April 24 at 4:26pm
On February days when water temperatures exceed 55 degrees out of Cocodrie and Dularge, Capt. Tommy Pellegrin likes to target speckled trout like this one reeled in by Elise Keriset. <br />

Take cue from February water temps out of Dularge

Warmer water target specks, cooler temps try for redfish
February 06 at 4:06pm