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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
Yesterday 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
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
Cocodrie will hold nice reds for the rest of the year, but be prepared to catch trout, as well.

Common sense Cocodrie fishing

Fall + Cocodrie = trout and redfish
September 28, 2016 at 10:32am
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