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Trout Masters excerpt: Using soft plastics to catch big trout out of Cypremort Point

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 fromTrout Masters: How Louisiana Anglers Catch the Lunkers, Billeaud discusses his favorite lures, jigheads and the tidal movement he prefers to catch more specks.

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August 13 at 5:21 pm
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Iberia Rod and Gun Club to host 61st annual rodeo at Cypremort Point

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.

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June 25 at 2:02 pm
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UL student lands 101.3-pound cobia 70 miles southwest of 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.

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June 09 at 5:00 pm
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: tips for speck fishing at Cypremort Point

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 fromTrout 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:

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June 06 at 10:23 am
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Louisiana tarpon fisherman Papa Joe Schouest dies at age 86

Joseph 'Papa Joe' Schouest Sr., one of the founding fathers of Louisiana tarpon fishing, died last week in Houma of complications from pneumonia.

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May 12 at 4:21 pm
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Redfish action better on the west side at Cypremort Point

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.

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May 05 at 3:35 pm
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Survival story: Red snapper trip out of Dularge last summer highlights Gulf's unpredictability

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.

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April 24 at 3:08 pm
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Gulf Coast Kayak Tournaments 2014:

• 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.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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The Vortex Shad

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.

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December 16, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Vermilion Chill How to avoid the crowds for winter trout

When it’s cold, it can be hot.

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December 01, 2013 at 6:00 am
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Speck bite getting better in Vermilion Bay

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.

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October 03, 2013 at 11:50 am
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Speckled trout bite slow at Cypremort Point

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.

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September 05, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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New Iberia angler lands 7.85-pound speck near the wharfs at Cypremort Point

Troy Amy never dreamed that a Thursday morning scouting trip for a weekend tournament would end with the speck of a lifetime.

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August 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm
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Improving water conditions could make for nice weekend at Cypremort Point

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.

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August 09, 2013 at 2:30 pm
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No Tails Necessary Redfishing options for Vermilion Bay

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.Read More...
August 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Potential No. 8-ranked grouper in state taken Saturday

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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July 24, 2013 at 6:30 am
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