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David ‘T-Coon’ Billeaud is not a fan of live bait.
He routinely uses soft plastics exclusively to catch big trout around Cypremort Point.
In this excerpt from Trout Masters: How Louisiana Anglers Catch the Lunkers, Billeaud discusses his favorite lures, jigheads and the tidal movement he prefers to catch more specks.
The Iberia Rod and Gun Club will host its 61st annual saltwater fishing rodeo featuring almost $10,000 in cash and prizes over the 4th of July weekend at Cypremort Point.
Neil Smith thought for a second he might have caught another jack crevalle as he and friends fished behind a shrimp boat about 70 miles southwest of Cypremort Point last week.
Speckled trout fishing out of Cypremort Point is finicky, dependent upon the level of the Atchafalaya River and the quality and salinity of the water in and around Vermilion Bay.
In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Steve Smith with Stillwater Outfitters shares his thoughts on effective artificial lures for specks around Cypremort Point.
Here are his thoughts:
Joseph 'Papa Joe' Schouest Sr., one of the founding fathers of Louisiana tarpon fishing, died last week in Houma of complications from pneumonia.
Redfish and speckled trout action has been dependent on the wind and being able to find clean water out of Cypremort Point, according to a local guide.
Kenny Begneaud never dreamed that the minor repair he made to the cigarette lighter plug on his 24-foot Skeeter would play a key role in possibly saving his life.
• March 29 — Boats on the Bayou, New Orleans. New this year, a special kayak division is added to the City Park Big Bass Rodeo. Kayaks will compete for trophies fishing Bayou St. John. Go to www.neworleanscitypark.com/big-bass-fishing-rodeo-and-fishtival for more.
A veteran saltwater fishing guide who says he fishes with soft plastics 99 percent of the year always reaches for a bag of soft plastics he has the utmost confidence in when he’s out on the water.
When it’s cold, it can be hot.
Water conditions remain solid and the speckled trout bite is improving in Vermilion Bay as the season’s first real cool front is expected to push through this weekend.
The Atchafalaya River level is good and the water conditions are right, but speckled trout have not yet arrived in Vermilion Bay in solid numbers, a guide side on Wednesday.
Troy Amy never dreamed that a Thursday morning scouting trip for a weekend tournament would end with the speck of a lifetime.
Fishing prospects are looking up at Cypremort Point as the Atchafalaya River level continues to drop, allowing for higher salinity levels and prettier water than earlier this summer.
Surrounded by boats, raucous gulls and terns dived into the green waters of Vermilion Bay near Weeks Island. And as quickly as lines could be cast, anglers were landing speckled trout.
Twenty-two-year-old UL Lafayette student Chris Bishop is majoring in industrial technology, but Saturday morning about 80 miles south of Cypremort Point he got a serious lesson in physics.
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