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Basics of cork fishing for trout

In addition to the chunk-and-wind routine, late-summer trout anglers fishing Breton Island or other coastal island will do well to keep a cork rig handy.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Bottom feeders — Late-summer trout tips for Breton Sound

I could tell he was getting a little impatient. Capt. Ross Montet knew there were loads of speckled trout in the warm shallows skirting Breton Island.

Two key words in that sentence: “loads” and “warm.”

This time of year does, indeed, find trout both stacked around the barrier islands and hanging out in the breeze of Breton Sound.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Summer fishing weather warning

I have never fished the Mississippi Delta during the summer months without getting chased off a spot by a pop-up storm.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Bull stampede — Fishing for bull reds in the Mississippi Delta

Gary Abernathy was sure he saw a fish move off the tip of a grassy point on the south side of a little cut between islands.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Surf strategists — Top surf-fishing tips

Aggressive, abundant and readily available to those willing to enter the warm summer surf — speckled trout present the perfect wade-fishing target.

Heavy stringers of fat specks await along the beaches from the Cajun Riviera’s Holly Beach on the state’s southwestern coast to Grand Isle’s pristine sands, and eastward to the Chandeleur and Breton islands.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Keep the noise down when fishing

You want to know what really gets under Capt. Billy Walbaum’s skin? Excessive noise — particularly while he’s fishing nearshore rigs for trout and reds.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Fast and furious gear

Quick on the handle — yeah, that’s the basic premise of burning baits. But the proper tools greatly facilitate this tactic.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Playing it safe in Southwest Pass

While Southwest Pass can provide some incredible fishing, it’s important to keep in mind that it is the main shipping channel leading from the Gulf into the Mississippi River.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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