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Big speckled trout like this one smash topwater lures this time of year, according to Capt. Theophile Bourgeois.

Bust out the old GPS in Lafitte

Knowing where land once was will help you catch fish now
September 18 at 9:20am
September's aerial survey completed this week noted more than 370,000 blue-winged teal in the state, almost four times the number counted last year.

Teal numbers in LDWF’s September survey rocket to 373,000

Almost quadruples number of birds counted in 2016, Reynolds says
September 15 at 3:21pm
Big redfish can be found by anglers who keep their eyes out for movement along the banks for movement, according to Capt. Kory Matherne.

Bank on Lafitte redfish this month

Forget about trout — for now
August 14 at 3:03pm
Reece Rojas, 10, left, and his sister Ramzee, 8, teamed up Wednesday morning in Little Lake and landed this 31 ¼-inch redfish — that was originally tagged for the 2014 STAR Tournament when it measured slightly more than 17 inches.

Lafitte anglers reel in STAR-tagged redfish — from 2014 tournament

Fish grew 14 inches, traveled at least 10 miles since being tagged 39 months ago, guide says
July 26 at 9:49pm
Capt. Lane Zimmer puts his clients on copious amounts of redfish this time of year out of Lake Salvador.

Follow the food

Reds in Lake Salvador are on the move
July 11 at 5:05pm
Brent Castille, of Lafayette, shows off the CCA-tagged redfish he caught Wednesday on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge. Pending a polygraph, Castille will win a 2017 Chevy Colorado pickup for catching the second tagged redfish in this year's STAR tournament.

Second CCA-tagged red caught at Rockefeller Refuge; angler in line for Chevy truck

Castille’s first fish of the day Wednesday morning was 20-inch tagged red
June 28 at 2:52pm
When trout stop hitting topwaters in the morning, switch to a suspending jerkbait.

You can get a limit or a few large ones in Lafitte

Trout are suckers for topwaters this month
June 03 at 2:00pm
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