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Speckled trout are the all-around outdoorsman’s favorite fish. Note the Mann’s Sting Ray Grub on the rod.

Finders keepers — Secrets to trolling for Cypremort Point trout

This Cypremort Point angler doesn’t cross his fingers and hope to catch limits of specks. Instead, he trolls until he finds schools, and then he mops up. And that tactic works across the coast.
January 01 at 7:00am
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
For his Zydeco Sauced Fish, David Billeaud used blue catfish, but the recipe adapts easily to any mild, white-fleshed fish.

Vermilion Bay means seafood to Trout Masters

September 29, 2016 at 9:00am
Bull reds like this one caught during the Iberia Rod & Gun Club Saltwater Fishing Rodeo can be caught at Boxcar Reef this month.

Boxcar Reef - Find the ditches to locate big bulls

Vermilion Bay redfish hotspot heats up this month
September 08, 2016 at 5:22pm
David Billeaud (with cigar) and Steve Smith have mastered the art of speckled trout fishing in the Vermilion Bay complex.

Vanquishing Vermilion — How to catch Vermilion Bay trout

Vermilion Bay isn’t a year-round trout fishery, so many anglers ignore the area. That’s a big mistake, these trout experts say. Discover how they make the most of this fishery, which should be turned on by now.
September 01, 2016 at 7:00am

Weather cancels CCA’s Specks and Spots Tournament at Cypremort Point

Officials uncertain if event will be rescheduled
August 12, 2016 at 10:05am
The afternoon before the trip, while McLaurin and LeMaire cook, Zeringue and Hutson make Carolina rig leaders and store them on Tackle Buddies. Having pre-made leaders speeds up the process of re-rigging after a break-off while fishing.

The bone-a-fide fishing style

July 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Offshore trout fishing is productive for the members of Team Bone-A-Fide and their guests.

Double up — Why you should fish nearshore Gulf waters instead of Vermilion Bay

Even if the Atchafalaya River has finally allowed Vermilion Bay to clear up, this group of anglers head to the nearshore Gulf. That’s because they know plenty of solid trout and mangrove snapper await.
July 01, 2016 at 7:00am
These Point-aux-Chene crabbers had a good day on the wildlife management area. The state of Louisiana is flush with public crabbing opportunities.

Blue crab special — Public crabbing opportunities abound

There are few more-relaxing pastimes than crabbing, and the results are loads of delicious meat. So load up the kids and head to one of these public crabbing hotspots.
July 01, 2016 at 7:00am
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

Detective: ‘The best thing I can tell you is if you’re fishing anywhere south of I-10 — and it’s not a big major waterway — be careful. It’s probably private.’
May 19, 2016 at 8:22am
This file photo from 2006 shows original installation of the first phase of the Redfish Pointe Artificial Reef in western Vermilion Bay.

CCA expanding Redfish Pointe Artificial Reef in Vermilion Bay

Up to 4 additional acres of 4-inch limestone added to site this week, Trascher says
November 04, 2015 at 1:37pm
Speckled trout are biting live shrimp under a cork or plastics right now out of Cypremort Point. The Cove, The Hammock, Pavy's Reef, Tee Butte and Weeks Bay are all seeing fish now, according to Keith Delahoussaye.

Speckled trout 'on fire' out of Cypremort Point

Solid action should continue through Thanksgiving, local angler says
October 13, 2015 at 10:46am
Michael Hebert holds up Louisiana's  potential new No. 1 black grouper he caught on July 25 in the Garden Banks. The fish, which was in 175 feet of water, weighed 54.6 pounds and measured 47 inches with a 36-inch girth.

Potential new No. 1 black grouper caught in Garden Banks

Hebert's 54.6-pounder would be first-ever in Louisiana's record books
August 05, 2015 at 9:04am
Redfish action hasn't been affected by the high level of the Atchafalaya River, and Keith Delahoussaye said Marsh Island and reefs in Southwest Pass have been consistent producers for nice reds recently.

Redfish action heating up at Cypremort Point

But speckled trout bite still slow because of high Atchafalaya River, Delahoussaye says
July 15, 2015 at 10:58am