We’re down to the final days that anglers will be on the lookout for tagged redfish and speckled trout in the CCA-Louisiana STAR Tournament, but it’s not too late to register if you plan on hitting the water over the long Labor Day weekend.
Most anglers with two good hands never catch a largemouth bass approaching anything close to 10 pounds, but Mike Laviolette accomplished the feat single-handedly Monday morning at a lagoon in New Orleans City Park.
The unusually high level of the Mississippi River was the bane of many a trout fisherman in Southeast Louisiana this summer, including anglers who found Breton Island awash in a sea of freshwater pumped in by persistent westerly winds.
Some fishermen are big believers in Kahle hooks for speckled trout when fishing with live bait under a popping cork — while others favor circle hooks, live bait hooks or treble hooks to get the job done.
When Tim Trauth targets a trophy speck, he doesn’t use a rod and reel, live bait, plastic lures or treble hooks. He doesn’t care about mono, fluorocarbon or braided line — and he doesn’t even need a boat.