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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
Brent Dupre, of Houma, shows off the strange looking redfish he caught near Lake Pelto on Dec. 22. A marine geneticist with Southeastern University suspects the fish probably developed abnormally from birth, but managed to survive.

Houma angler lands ‘mutant’ redfish

Hefty red near Lake Pelto likely deformed at birth, geneticist says
January 05 at 2:24pm
Last January, Josh Chauvin finally got his hands on a racked buck at Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge,

Apex Predator: Keep updated on new rules for national wildlife refuges

Consult websites, social media pages for up-to-the-minute information
December 13, 2016 at 3:04pm
Creamy shrimp and mushroom fettuccine is a satisfying meal and only needs fresh garlic bread to set it off.

Cajun cook does shrimp his way

‘Don’t be scared to try new things’
November 29, 2016 at 9:00am
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, points out some of the advantages to using an over-under shotgun to pursue hogs on public land.

Double the barrel — Double the hog

Apex Predator points out advantages to hunting hogs with an over-under shotgun
September 28, 2016 at 4:38pm
Denham Springs’ angler Darren Cooper is willing to give up numbers of bites to watch Pointe-aux-Chenes redfish bite.

Sight-fishing the way to go in Pointe-aux-Chenes

‘Hunt’ shallow flats watch redfish bite, angler says
July 07, 2016 at 8:41pm
Tim Champagne of Lafayette reeled in this state and world record mangrove snapper last July 22 in Ship Shoal 222 out of Cocodrie, and the fish turned out to be the new International Game Fish Association's world record for the category.

IGFA record mangrove, giant tarpon share LOWA 2015 Fish of the Year honors

46-pound-plus alligator gar takes the award in the Fly FIshing Division
July 06, 2016 at 9:18pm
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin finds plenty of speckled trout under birds and nice specks on the beaches this time of year.

Look for birds to find Cocodrie trout

But head to the beaches for hammer specks, Pellegrin says
July 05, 2016 at 5:30pm
Turtle Bayou and Orange Grove are known for bass and other freshwater fishing.

Turtle Bayou and Orange Grove

Locations to popular fishing holes
June 08, 2016 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

Louisiana Sportsman puts up $10,000 bonus prize in Tagged Redfish Division
May 25, 2016 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

Live shrimp, sliding corks key to catching yellowmouths, fishing guide says
May 25, 2016 at 2:41am
More than 50 streams like this one are in the Natural and Scenic Rivers System in Louisiana and all offer good fishing at times.

Fishing the scenic route

May 15, 2016 at 7:00am
The skipper and the angler pose with their prize.

The sword whisperer — Venice charter guide shares secrets to catching swordfish

This Venice captain is, well, different. And that means he’s always looking for something new, so he’s on the forefront of recreationally caught swordfish. Here’s how he does it.
May 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin, with Custom Charters out of Houma, shows off a nice speckled trout caught Wednesday afternoon in Terrebonne Bay. Pellegrin recommends fishing soft plastics with a slow steady retrieve to make the most of the wintertime bite.

Speckled trout already biting in Terrebonne Bay

Mild winter means specks are already being caught on rigs in outside waters, Pellegrin said
February 18, 2016 at 2:08pm