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Capt. Ted DeAgano III often uses a 2-inch clip-on sac-a-lait cork just above his tandem rig to help inexperienced anglers keep both lures in the strike zone longer.

Twice as nice: Tandem rig tips

Guide uses clip-on cork to keep both lures in strike zone longer
April 07 at 9:14am
Capt. Ted DeAgano III said it's important to make an accurate float plan so that in the unlikely event you need to be rescued, search teams will be able to focus on the area where you were fishing.

Top 10 springtime boating maintenance tips

Get gear, equipment prepped for upcoming fishing trips
March 06 at 4:15pm
Capt. Marc Fradella holds up a Hopedale speck like the ones you can expect to find this month.

March mystery — How to catch transition trout

Trout that were ganged up near deep holes scatter this month as water temperatures rise, and that means boxes of fish are hard to come by. But this Hopedale guide knows the key to heading home with a slime-covered front deck.
March 01 at 7:00am
August Saulino holding a nice redfish caught by the Yscloskey Drawbridge.

Roadside reds

Leave the boat at home for cold-weather redfish
January 27 at 2:33pm
Capt. Bubby Lamy finds numbers of speckled trout in deep water this time of year.

The Great Wall is where it’s at

Fish will be found warming themselves on the rocks this month
December 22, 2016 at 4:35am
Brittany Kuhn caught this speckled trout while fishing with Capt. Charlie Thomason.

Hard-plastic Hopedale trout

Gorging trout mean full ice chests
November 30, 2016 at 11:03am
Putting in the time to find your own hideaway on our state’s top WMAs can be extremely rewarding when the birds cooperate.

Public prospects — Top 5 WMAs for duck hunting

Louisiana has a long reputation as a waterfowling mecca, but that doesn’t mean you have to belong to a high-dollar club. Find out why these five WMAs could be your ticket to heavy straps.
November 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Fish the edges of Black Bay to catch Hopedale trout this month, Capt. Charlie Thomason said.

Hopedale fishing curve balls

You cast ’em, specks catch ’em
October 17, 2016 at 3:18pm
Cheniers are built in three steps. 1. Marsh grasses grow on mud flats created by river sediment deposits. As long as new deposits are made, the marsh will continue to grow seaward.

How oak cheniers were formed

October 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Freedom Charters’ Capt. Mike May says he’s caught some great trout under the birds this summer.

Biloxi Marsh mix-up — How to catch trout and redfish during August

When the oppressive heat of August beats down on the Louisiana coast, head to the upper Biloxi Marsh to catch specks and reds.
August 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Capt. Britt Ordes fishes deep with live shrimp for big speckled trout this time of year.

Fish Hopedale trout where they cool off

Just find the trout’s water park
July 22, 2016 at 11:43am
Capt. Rory Rorison likes to start the morning fishing shallower water around shorelines, over reefs or around islands. He said the fish tend to start out in shallower water in the mornings, but they move quickly to deeper water as the sun gets up.

Black Bay fishing bonanza

The trout action in this huge Southeast Louisiana bay heats up, but things have changed over the years. This guide teaches you how to find specks under the new normal conditions.
July 01, 2016 at 7:00am
To enter your STAR-registered child's 14-inch trout or flounder, just email a picture like this one to tournament director Rad Trascher, whose email address is in the story.  Weighing the fish is not necessary, he said.

Remember CCA STAR kids’ registration for 4th of July weekend

Recent catches of tagged fish have all been made by unregistered anglers, Trascher says
June 29, 2016 at 2:47pm
The 22nd Annual ASA Fishing Rodeo will be held this Sunday, June 12 out of Breton Sound Marina. Fishing begins at sunrise anywhere, and weigh-in will be from 12 to 2.

22nd ASA Fishing Rodeo slated for Sunday, June 12

Fishing starts at sunrise, scales open from 12 to 2 at Breton Sound Marina
June 07, 2016 at 10:44pm