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They. Have. Arrived.

Head to the surf this month on Grand Isle, Elmers or Breton Island and there’s a good chance you’ll find huge hungry speckled trout like these waiting.

Those huge trout are what keeps Capt. Theophile Bourgeois with Bourgeois Charters flying from his home base in Lafitte to Breton Island.

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Yesterday at 9:28 am
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The trout whackers — Grand Isle guide shares trout-fishing tips

It was a sight to see in the dim light of dawn. There were untold thousands of birds.

Wide-bodied pelicans occupied every rock fringing the island. Many more of the big birds’ white-crowned heads stuck up out of the island’s grass.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Fishin’ the short cut — Where to fish between Myrtle Grove and Grand Isle

“Good luck with DAT!” Artie laughed as Spencer and Doc unveiled their fishing plans at the “Pre-Memorial Day Paaaw-ty Luncheon” (which itself turned into a pretty nice paaaw-ty).

“Tell you what,” Artie continued while putting down his oyster po-boy and looking around with a chuckle. “We’re going with Plan B — OK?

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Kickin’ it old school — Trout will still fall for old-school equipment

My plan seemed simple enough: I wanted to fish with some old gear to see if it’d still function and produce the way I remembered.

By “old gear” I don’t mean ancient 100-year-old stuff but the stuff I grew up with. The old Mitchell 300s spun with monofilament line and shad rigs.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Miller Time — Guide shares tips for Dularge trout fishing

Capt. Travis Miller learned a few years ago that one of his favorite — and perhaps his favorite — platforms was going to be removed from his Dularge waters.

Miller caught beaucoup specks around this platform, but his Picket fish would only be a distant memory. 

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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The sword whisperer — Venice charter guide shares secrets to catching swordfish

Xiphias gladius. Ahh; what a name for a fish!

Xiphius means “sword” in Greek, and gladius means “sword” in Latin.

The latter is also the root word for “gladiator.” A fish with a sword that fights like a gladiator — how could you not be hypnotized by the thought of doing battle with one. 

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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It’s easy to overlook spots

Spot are easy to overlook, even though they are a member of the drum family — the same family that gives us speckled trout and redfish.

The most remarkable thing about this unremarkable fish is that they likely have the shortest name of any fish that swims in the Gulf.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Crappie fishing is still on fire at Toledo Bend and the Atchafalaya Basin this month, while speckled trout have invaded the coast. And we give you everything you need for success.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Crappie fishing is still on fire at Toledo Bend and the Atchafalaya Basin this month, while speckled trout have invaded the coast. And we give you everything you need for success.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Trout smackdown in the Grand Isle surf

After a long wait since the middle of last summer, Sammy Romano had been eagerly anticipating catching fat speckled trout in the surf again on Grand Isle.

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April 27 at 5:24 pm
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Video: Night footage captures speckled trout feeding frenzy

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With April’s full moon last week, plenty of impatient anglers are finally heading into prime speckled trout fishing time across Louisiana’s coast.

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April 27 at 10:29 am
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Top 5 live pogie tips to catch Grand Isle trout

Carl 'Tommy' Vidrine was in full-on beast mode Monday morning — not intent with just catching specks, but focused instead on hauling in some real hammer trout on Grand Isle. 

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April 26 at 7:24 pm
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Palm baitcasting reel to feel subtle trout bites

When you’re deepwater jigging for speckled trout in a challenging place like Lake Pontchartrain — or really anywhere where you’re fishing in more than about 6 feet of water — you need to use every advantage at your disposal to feel the bite.

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April 26 at 8:27 am
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Don’t let ‘dirty’ Lake Pontchartrain water discourage you, guide says

Despite lots of dirty water still in Lake Pontchartrain, one fishing guide said April’s recent windy weather — more than any clarity issue — has been a bigger hinderance so far in catching springtime speckled trout this month.

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April 19 at 10:02 am
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Sportsman TV: Dularge trout smackdown

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If you’re already fired up for speckled trout fishing this spring, this is the Sportsman TV episode for you.

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April 15 at 2:35 pm
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22nd CCA STAR kicks off May 28

The Coastal Conservation Association's Louisiana Statewide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo kicks off May 28, with more than 25 divisions offering more than $500,000 in prizes.

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April 15 at 11:05 am
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