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Striking gold (and silver) in Golden Meadow

October is a welcome relief, as cooler weather and lower humidities make for more pleasant fishing conditions — and even the fish themselves seem reinvigorated by the change.

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11 hours ago
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'A million speckled trout' swarm Cocodrie, guide says

If you can't catch a limit of trout in Cocodrie this month, you can't blame the fishery. At least, that's what one of the veteran guides in the area reported.

"There's a million speckled trout — all between 10 inches to 13 inches," said Capt. Tommy Pellegrin of Custom Charters. "There are very few really nice fish, but there's a lot of trout. You can go catch them all day long."

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11 hours ago
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October means prime kayak time

October is arguably the best month of the year for coastal Louisiana kayak fishermen. The weather is mild, with predictable patterns, and the fish are hungry. While speckled trout can be caught from the kayak year-round, now is the time they are heading back to the interior marshes en masse from their summer haunts in the outer bays. Fishing during the fall provides short paddles and less pressure, as many anglers switch gear to hunting seasons. Live bait is generally not necessary, and it’s prime time to get out in the ‘yak and fish.

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October 18 at 9:00 am
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Sulphur man arrested for allegedly guiding without a license

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a 22-year-old Sulphur man earlier this month for allegedly guiding 87 times without a charter guide fishing license this year.

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October 17 at 3:30 pm
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Mississippi River level key for October Buras bite

The calendar might say it’s officially fall, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the Mississippi River has begun its traditional fall yet, when saltwater from the Gulf usually begins feeding into the river — bringing hungry redfish and speckled trout along with it. 

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October 17 at 11:00 am
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Targeting transition trout out of Hopedale

“I can’t wait for October,” said Capt. Rory Rorison, of United Charters (504-439-1680). “I look forward to it every year. I finally stop making the long runs out into Breton Sound and I start fishing the in-between areas for both trout and redfish.”

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October 17 at 10:51 am
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Tips for fishing Vudu Shrimp

1) For fishing with a cork, a 6-foot 8-inch or 7-foot light action rod is best.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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Tip of the day

Bulky saltwater corks provide a lot of wind resistance, both when running or trailering a boat. The constant beating from the banging cork can damage line guides on fishing rods. 

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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