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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

Three arrested in St. Bernard Parish for alleged oyster violations

Incident occurred Jan. 31 in Lake Robin, LDWF says
February 02 at 10:53am
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
Capt. Chris Danos said finding fish willing to eat is a matter of getting away from the dirty, fresh water coming out of the Mississippi River.

Robbing Lake Robin

How to plunder and pillage for speckled trout and redfish
July 12, 2016 at 10:00pm
Capt. Darren Schaff’s son, Cas, is a 6-year-old trout slayer.

Reggio rodeo

Best best to round up trout and reds
January 17, 2016 at 2:14pm
Capt. Darren Schaff's favorite cold-weather hunting ground is Bayou Robin and Bayou Batola.

Reggio milk run - How to catch wintertime speckled trout

Wintertime in Reggio means plenty of reds and trout — with black drum, flounder and sheepshead, as well. And you usually don’t have to make long runs. Here’s how these captains keep their customers happy.
January 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Capt. Jakamo Laboureur shows off a nice speckled trout he caught in Bay LaFourche on Thursday. Trout haven't totally committed to the inside yet, but Laboureur expects a couple more cool fronts this fall will push them in for good.

Top 3 Shell Beach transition trout tips

Live shrimp is key — especially this time of year, Laboureur says
October 12, 2015 at 11:30am
Follow the hovering — or even sitting — black-headed gulls for school specks in Bastian Bay.

Bastian Bay Blast — Best bets for Port Sulphur and Empire trout, reds and drum

The east side of the Mississippi River south of Empire has all but melted away, but move a little to the west to find all the school trout, reds and puppy drum you can handle.
June 01, 2015 at 7:00am
Capt. Gene Dugas said to work the outer edges and shorelines of the outer bays from Lake Robin to Bay La Fourche for redfish because many typical redfish spots on the inside are grassed up.

Speckled trout hit-and-miss out of Hopedale

Dugas says live shrimp are effective, but with lots of smaller fish to weed through
June 26, 2014 at 9:30am
Capt. Casey Kieff said even though a lot of the fish-producing rigs that formerly dotted Bay Eloi were removed, the fish are still there.

God’s Own Bay — Three guides’ secrets to trout fishing success at Bay Eloi

Fishing Bay Eloi this month is akin to visiting heaven for trout fishermen. Here are tips for success from three guides who spend a lot of time in the area.
June 01, 2014 at 7:00am
Capt. Jakamo Laboureur with Jakamo South Fishing Adventures in Shell Beach said drifting over oyster reefs in the Hopedale area with live shrimp under a cork has been effective for speckled trout this week.

Keep moving to catch speckled trout in Hopedale

Cooler water temps make live shrimp bait of choice, guide says
December 12, 2013 at 12:00pm
With strong east winds in the forecast this week, Capt. Jakamo recommended staying on the move and fishing for redfish on shell piles and windward shorelines near Hopedale.

Strong east winds this week make redfish a good option near Hopedale

Specks still being caught in Breton Sound, guide says
September 17, 2013 at 10:40am
If the west winds forecast for this weekend hold, targeting reds in the Hopedale/Delacroix area might make for a good trip.

Persistent westerly winds make specks tough to find in Hopedale/Delacroix area

But low water does pull redfish out of the marsh, captain says
July 24, 2013 at 4:50pm