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2745 Views - Posted: December 01, 2013 at 6:00 am
“Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman’s job is simple: Pick out the best parts.”
— Charles Waterman
|Speckled trout, redfish in 'full fall swing' around Dularge
4684 Views - Posted: October 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm
A Dularge fishing guide said speckled trout and redfish are plentiful in and around Lake Mechant and Sister Lake.
|Redfish bite steady while specks move into marshes near Dularge, guide says
4117 Views - Posted: September 19, 2013 at 10:15 am
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.
|Stupid September — Redfish action heats up in Dularge
1924 Views - Posted: September 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
John Wayne once said, “Life is hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.”
|Don’t let easterly breezes scare you off — Fish Dularge’s inside waters
1242 Views - Posted: June 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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.
|Limits of speckled trout being caught out of DuLarge
5822 Views - Posted: January 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm
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.
|In the Zone — Keep catching specks this month in Cocodrie
3641 Views - Posted: December 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
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.
|Catching Cocodrie trout all about timing
1867 Views - Posted: December 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
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.
|Picking conditions for December trout fishing
1986 Views - Posted: December 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
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.
|Dularge fishing moves into fall frenzy
6581 Views - Posted: October 13, 2012 at 6:29 am
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.
|Tale of two weeks: Bayou Dularge redfish action goes crazy in October
2175 Views - Posted: October 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Three days after Hurricane Isaac raked across coastal Louisiana, Capt. Marty LaCoste launched his 24-foot Blue Wave Pure Bay from Jugs Landing at the end of Highway 315 below Houma in Terrebonne Parish.
He knew what he was looking for, but he wasn’t sure he was going to find it.
Turns out, after making a loop from Lake Mechant into Sister Lake, down to the coast, up Pelican Pass and on into Bay Junop and King Lake, he found no birds and no clear water.
His catch for the day included a couple of redfish, a black drum and a freshwater catfish.
Things were a lot better for him two days later.
|Bayou Raccourci top DuLarge flounder spot
1944 Views - Posted: July 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Capt. Marty LaCoste loves to chase speckled trout, but he’s also been known to bring in ice chests full of flounder.
Being a flounder man myself, I questioned LaCoste about where a novice angler might be able to find a few flatfish around Bayou DuLarge during the summer.
“We’ve been catching flounder in Bayou Raccourci,” he said. “It’s a known flounder spot. You don’t have to be anywhere specific, as long as you are in that area fishing any of the flats or any of the curves in the bayou.
|DuLarge speck action 'the best ever'
4592 Views - Posted: April 04, 2012 at 11:33 am
If you're not catching speckled trout right now, it's probably because you're not fishing DuLarge.
Anglers fishing out of the Terrebonne port have been mopping up, with Capt. Marty LaCoste definitely not being an exception to that rule.
|Slightly North of the Bahamas
1849 Views - Posted: March 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
I wanted to time my trip to Dularge to see how long it would take and how many miles it was between my house in Kenner to Capt. Bill Lake’s camp on Bayou Dularge. It’s actually an easy drive down Highway 90 to the Houma/Highway 182 exit, and then follow 182 through Houma, past the Civic Auditorium, and as soon as you cross the high-rise bridge you take an immediate right to get to Highway 315, and turn left.
From there it’s about 20 miles to Jug’s Marina in Dularge, or in my case, I drove past Jug’s and went over the levee to Lake’s camp and boat sheds. Less than 70 miles by car, and about an hour-and-20-minutes drive time. Having to weave through downtown Houma from stoplight to stoplight on 182 is what slows the drive, but even so, it’s not a long delay.
|Doin’ the DU
2629 Views - Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm
Doin’ the DU (pronounced “dew”) may sound like a 1960s dance fad, like doin’ the twist, or the watusi, or the hully gully.
|Trollers starting to catch Causeway trout
8372 Views - Posted: February 28, 2011 at 10:32 am
It looks like inshore fishing for speckled trout is starting to pick up all across coastal Louisiana. Within the last few days, I’ve heard several good reports coming from the waders at Lake Calcasieu, the cork jerkers at Lake Mechant and the jig bouncers at the Lake Pontchartrain Train Trestle. However, the report that most interested me was from the trollers on the Causeway.