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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.

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July 25 at 4:00 pm
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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.

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June 25 at 11:25 am
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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.

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June 17 at 9:35 am
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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. 

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June 04 at 10:17 am
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'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.

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April 21 at 5:29 pm
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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. 

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April 10 at 2:48 pm
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Dead-end Dularge

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

 — Charles Waterman

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December 01, 2013 at 6:00 am
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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.

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October 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm
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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. 

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September 19, 2013 at 10:15 am
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Stupid September — Redfish action heats up in Dularge

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

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September 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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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.Read More...
June 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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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.
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January 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm
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In the Zone — Keep catching specks this month in Cocodrie

So I asked him, “What’s the best speckled trout spot on the central coast in December?”

Before he answered, he fixed his lazer-like eyes on me with a look on his face that said, “Everyone knows the answer to that.”

He exhaled slightly and said “Lake Mechant! Lake De Mechant! Lake Mechant!”

“When are we going?” I responded.

I was talking to Bryce Michel, who amongst other things is the owner of Topwater Charters and Lodge in Chauvin. The business employs five charter boats, and the lodge is really two lodges, side-by-side, that can sleep 24 people.Read More...
December 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
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Catching Cocodrie trout all about timing

Speckled trout show a fairly dependable annual cycle. Most (remember that I said most) spend winters in low-salinity, interior waters — lakes, bayous and canals.

The hot months are spent in big bays and coastal lakes, and beaches and nearshore/offshore waters.Read More...
December 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
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Picking conditions for December trout fishing

Bryce Michel has so much confidence in the Lake Mechant/Lake de Cade area in November and December that he thinks the biggest mistake a fisherman can make is staying at home instead of going fishing.Read More...
December 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
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Dularge fishing moves into fall frenzy

In the past two weeks, fall fishing has been winding up and speckled trout have been spread out in many areas. Southeast of Houma, though, has been ridiculously consistent in producing limits of trout and redfish since late September.

Capt. Marty LaCoste with Absolute Fishing Charters said the fishing in Lake Mechant, in particular, has been nothing less than amazing.Read More...
October 13, 2012 at 6:29 am
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