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Jason Toombs, 31, of Lafitte, shows off the CCA STAR-tagged redfish he reeled in Friday evening at the south entrance of The Pen. If certified, Toombs will win a 2017 Chevy Silverado pickup truck for being the first registered angler to land a tagged red.

Lafitte angler reels in 2017 Chevy pickup with first CCA STAR tagged redfish

Toombs catches red Friday evening near south entrance of The Pen
June 03 at 1:17pm
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
May 24 at 4:22pm
Capt. Lane Zimmer likes targeting oyster reefs to put speckled trout in the boat this month.

Reef fishing is a solid plan in Lafitte

Keep an eye out for birds, too
May 04 at 9:38am
Popping corks work best most of the time, but swim baits and topwaters can put a few extra trout in the boat once you find them.

Search and destroy

Trout not cooperating? Get on the big motor and get back on the bite.
May 01 at 7:00am
A good warm day in Lafitte will have trout ready to eat where shrimp wash out of drains during a falling tide.

Close call — Stay close for Lafitte’s spring trout

Sure, you could head to Barataria Bay to catch some speckled trout this month. Or you could stay close to Lafitte and spend the day fishing instead of burning gas — and you’ll come home with plenty of fish.
March 01 at 7:00am
Working with your dog now will help it get rid of bad habits it might have picked up during the season.

Video: Training tips to get your dog ready for next season

Spend time with your retriever now to get rid of bad habits
February 20 at 1:50pm
Capt. Scott Poche surrounded by brothers Reed and Rhett Gandy caught these 7-pound redfish under corks in the Texaco Canals.

Low-down Lafitte

Fish deep, fish slow in February
February 06 at 9:49am
Nice speckled trout can be found in Lafitte this month using soft-plastics threaded on light jigheads.

The lowdown on Lafitte specks

Small-trout rep bucked this month
October 21, 2016 at 11:00am
If you catch the conditions just right, you can hit a home run and take home a boat load of big trout from Lafitte.

Best bets for October specks

October 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Bob Mercer displays a picture-perfect Lafitte redfish.

The backup plan — Lafitte fall redfishing tactics

October offers fantastic fishing, but it can also be frustrating as cold fronts push in howling winds. But this Lafitte backup plan will keep your rod bowed and your ice chest full.
October 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Larry Reynolds, waterfowl study leader for the LDWF, suspects wet conditions up north, no cool fronts and high water levels from recent flooding in South Louisiana have conspired to create the second-lowest September teal count ever.

September's aerial teal survey officially second-lowest on record

Includes fewest birds ever reported in Southeast Louisiana this month, Reynolds said
September 09, 2016 at 3:20pm
Capt. Ross Montet, of Cajun Fishing adventures knows the shallow surf holds great trout potential.

Surf strategists — Top surf-fishing tips

Louisiana beaches fill with speckled trout this month, providing plenty of action for those willing to wade into the fray. And these accomplished surf anglers share their expertise.
August 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Silicon ear plugs are comfortable and effective at blocking loud snoring when at the camp.

The key to a good night’s sleep

Silicon ear plugs are effective, comfortable solution to camp snorers
July 18, 2016 at 6:00am
Lafitte specks stack up around the outside islands this time of year, and they can be fooled easily with lures.

Go light in Lafitte

Soft plastics should mimic live shrimp
May 31, 2016 at 6:35pm