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Capt. Kris Robert shows off a speckled trout he caught jigging a Matrix Shad soft plastic lure at The Trestles train bridge on Lake Pontchartrain.

Beating the bridges

Lake Pontchartrain is where many a speckled trout angler’s dreams of limits go to die. Fish are there this month, but the bite can be finicky — and knowing subtle nuances and being able to read conditions are keys to success.
December 01 at 7:00am
Capt. Kris Robert says fish move into Lake Catherine this time of year on grass edges.

Try sure-bet shorelines for specks

Target grasslines along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Catherine
October 24 at 7:36am
Construction of CCA Louisiana's new 10-acre Vincent Matherne Reef in southwestern Lake Pontchartrain is set to begin Monday, Oct. 16.

CCA Louisiana to build new reef in southwestern Lake Pontchartrain

Construction on Matherne’s Reef to begin Monday, Oct. 16
October 13 at 1:55pm
Simpson advises hunters to always take the wind into consideration and find a tree that allows you to hunt from the north side of your food source.

The silly season

If there’s ever an opportunity to take advantage of a big buck with its guard down, that time is now. Depending on where you hunt and when your rut is, October just might be your best chance to arrow a big buck.
October 01 at 7:00am
Capt. Mike Gallo said he typically heads to the outer islands of the Biloxi Marsh this month in search of saltier water — and speckled trout.

Check water salinity to track down specks

Target outer islands in Biloxi Marsh this month, guide says
September 25 at 9:24am

Tippets

September 15 at 7:00am
The Apex Predator, Josh Chauvin, left, and Brian Cifreo take a closer look at a big bull shark they caught earlier this summer on a noodle line near the Bonnet Carré Spillway.

Apex Predator gets a big bull shark surprise

Noodling adventure resulted in more than just big gars
August 30 at 10:06am

Slidell man ticketed for allegedly stealing crabs in Lake Pontchartrain

Incident occurred in St. Tammany Parish on Aug. 21, LDWF says
August 22 at 5:20pm
Pete Cooper’s Perch Float Popper took this nice slot red and several others during the recent Mission Six fly tournament.

Tippets

August 15 at 7:00am

Search crews locate body of missing angler in Lake Pontchartrain

Investigators don’t yet know why boat capsized Tuesday near Highway 11 bridge, LDWF says
August 02 at 9:10am

Search crews looking for possible missing boaters in Lake Pontchartrain

Overturned 12-foot boat discovered near Highway 11 bridge, LDWF says
August 01 at 2:46pm
Bluegills are the bread-and-butter of Todd Schultz’s fly fishing in Bayou Castine.

Poppin’ Bugs for Bream

Don’t neglect the long rod for bream
August 01 at 7:00am

Covington man cited for allegedly stealing from Lake Pontchartrain crab traps

Incident occurred on July 19, LDWF says
July 26 at 10:06am