Summer trout have active libidos

This is the time of year when speckled trout fishing really heats up in the major bays and along the coast. In these high-salinity areas, specks prowl relentlessly, and greedily feed day and night all through the warm months.[…]


Bank-Busting Big ’Uns

As the Mister Twister Exude RT Slug twitched and darted just under the surface, I saw an explosion. Instantly, I set the hook and listened to my drag sing the sweet music of hooking up with a monster trout.[…]


Riff-Raff at the Rigs

“This don’t count!?” Eddie snarled from the bow of Pelayo’s boat.He lifted his rod high, displaying what was left of his red snapper — mostly head, a little backbone. Eddie had been cranking it up, yelling: “Here’s the limit! Got me a nice one!”[…]

Inshore Fishing

Pontchartrain anglers still plugging away

The gates are closed and the Mississippi River is falling. The question remains, though, of what effect the opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway had on the normally spectacular speckled trout fishing at Lake Pontchartrain during the spring. If my recent trip with Captain Greg Schlumbrecht with To Fish Charters (985-960-1709) is an indicator, the answer is “not much.”[…]

Inshore Fishing

MRGO rocks giving up good boxes

While there are no guarantees in New Orleans East right now, Captain CT Williams with Big Fish Charters (504-610-6914) says the start of the squeeze play between the mud coming out of the mouth of the Mississippi to the south and the mud coming out of Pontchartrain to the north is pushing fish to Breton Sound.[…]