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Speckled trout can fight very aggressively when water temperatures are in there prime-zone for trout, like they are in May.

Inside specks still plentiful in Dularge this month

Catching trout in the big bays and outside waters isn’t for everyone, and not every angler has a nice large bay boat to overcome choppy seas.

May 15 at 7:00am
Jerome Petri holds up a pair of Dularge winter specks.

Slow hand — Top Dularge winter fishing locations

So, I waited all night for the call that never came. I was so sure it would come — certain even. But it didn’t.

February 01 at 7:00am
Capt. Marty LaCoste, with Absolute Fishing Charters, said speckled trout are stacked up in the lakes around Dularge now, but will probably head to deeper bayous and dead-end canals once a few good cold fronts pass through.

Speckled trout stacked up now in lakes around Dularge

Capt. Marty LaCoste had one of his best days ever on the water Wednesday, and considering how many days he fishes, that’s saying something.

November 12, 2015 at 10:30am
Capt. Travis Miller calls bass a pure bonus for Dularge guides.

The little things in life — Bass fishing tips for Bayou Dularge

As I’ve grown from a wild-eyed 13-year-old wondering what kind of hovercraft I would be driving in the year 2000 to a 45-year-old wondering where the time went, I’ve learned to appreciate the little things in life.

March 01, 2015 at 7:00am
Capt. Marty LaCoste said redfish are biting near Dularge on weedless gold spoons or Vortex Shad in purple haze on a 1/4-ounce jighead with a gold spinner.

Nighttime trout bite on fire out of Dularge, guide says

Speckled trout might be hard to come by during the day out of Dularge right now without live bait, but the nighttime bite on plastics is solid offshore on just about any lit rig,  according to a fishing guide.

July 25, 2014 at 4:00pm
While some anglers have been complaining trout fishing is off this year, others including LouisianaSporstman.com user wolfmanjack say they have been catching plenty of fish.

Slow trout fishing raises concerns, some anglers say

It’s been a strange year, with severe cold fronts rolling through the state through mid-May, winds howling every weekend and water copiously pouring from the skies.

And many anglers have found the trout fishing to be as strange as the weather.

“My feeling is that it has not been nearly as good as it used to be,” said Baton Rouge angler Ed Sexton.

June 25, 2014 at 11:25am
With strong winds preventing offshore trout trips, Capt. Marty LaCoste has been taking his clients fishing for redfish and bass in protected waters out of Dularge.

Strong winds preventing offshore trout fishing out of Dularge

A steady southeast wind has pretty much shut down the opportunity to head offshore for speckled trout out of Dularge, according to a fishing guide.

June 17, 2014 at 9:35am
Hunter Parra shows off the tagged rat red he caught only 15 hours after catching another tagged redfish in Raccourci Bayou.

Houma angler catches two TAG Louisiana redfish during rodeo

When Hunter Parra set out to fish the Houma Oilmen/Maison Du Chien Fishing Rodeo, he probably should have stopped at a local convenience store along the way and picked up a lottery ticket. 

June 04, 2014 at 10:17am
A steady incoming tide and lack of bait shrimp are making speckled trout tougher to find in Dularge, but Capt. Marty LaCoste said the fish he's been able to put in the box are solid.

'Stick and move' for Dularge speckled trout this week

With the advice he doled out Monday afternoon, Capt. Marty LaCoste sounded more like a veteran corner man for Rocky Balboa than a charter guide pursuing speckled trout.

April 21, 2014 at 5:29pm
This 19-foot center console started taking on water about 11:30 Thursday morning near the mouth of Deer Bayou. Capt. Marty LaCoste came across the stranded anglers while fishing and took them and their belongings on board his 24-foot Blue Wave.

19-foot boat sinks in mouth of Deer Bayou on east bank of Lake Mechant

Capt. Marty LaCoste is used to pulling lots of fish over the rails in the waters around Dularge, but Thursday morning he had to pull three people aboard as well. 

April 10, 2014 at 2:48pm
Anglers enjoy the great speckled trout fishing Dularge has to offer.

Dead-end Dularge

“Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman’s job is simple: Pick out the best parts.” 

 — Charles Waterman

December 01, 2013 at 6:00am
Speckled trout have moved as far north as Lake De Cade near Dularge, and action is good on both Lake Mechant and Sister Lake, according to Capt. Chris Venable with Topline Fishing Charters.

Speckled trout, redfish in 'full fall swing' around Dularge

A Dularge fishing guide said speckled trout and redfish are plentiful in and around Lake Mechant and Sister Lake.

October 21, 2013 at 6:30pm
September is awesome for redfish in Dularge, and Capt. Marty LaCoste uses cracked crab in deep holes on a Carolina rig, or Matrix Shad green hornet and tiger bait in the shallow ponds.

Redfish bite steady while specks move into marshes near Dularge, guide says

Specks have begun their initial move into the coastal marshes near Dularge, and Capt. Marty Lacoste said the arrival of an expected cool front this weekend should only improve trout fishing as fall approaches. 

September 19, 2013 at 10:15am
Capt. Bill Lake said the heat of August and September compels the redfish to seek deeper, cooler water. That’s why he targets the major waterways.

Stupid September — Redfish action heats up in Dularge

John Wayne once said, “Life is hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.”

September 01, 2013 at 7:00am
Not having to pay a fortune for live bait puts a smile on thae face of Capt. Marty LaCoste.

Don’t let easterly breezes scare you off — Fish Dularge’s inside waters

During the months of May and June, most anglers get a hankering to fish outside areas where the specks are big and hit with more attitude than Tito Ortiz.
June 15, 2013 at 7:00am
You can still find trout in the marsh and bayous surround Lake Mechant.

Limits of speckled trout being caught out of DuLarge

Changes in water temperatures are usually the catalyst that causes trout to transition from marshes to the lakes and vice versa.

This year’s winter has been mild. This is bad news for anyone wanting to see snow. But for fishermen looking for the spring bite to heat up earlier than normal, it’s a godsend.

Last Thursday (Jan. 24), Capt. Marty LaCoste of Absolute Fishing Charters caught a quick limit of speckled trout while fishing in the marshes near Lakes Mechant and De Cade — and put some redfish in the box, to boot.
January 29, 2013 at 5:00pm