Fishing Hotspots

Golden Meadow is golden in October

“Hooray for October,” my old friend Capt. T-Man Cheramie (985-677-6294) said. “The biggest threat of tropical storms has passed, the weather is cooler, the humidity is lower and the fish are on the prowl.” […]

Fishing Hotspots

Delacroix’s redfish summer

Previously, on a typical August day, Delacroix anglers would head out into Black Bay and fish the same islands and structures that have produced trout for decades. Stone Island, Lonesome Island, Belle Island, the Wreck, the Black Tanks, Iron Banks and Battledore Reef were landmarks thick with trout and consistent producers, year after year. […]

Fishing Hotspots

Stay on the move to find Hopedale trout

Hot. Sizzling, searing, scorching, broiling, roasting — all describe our summer weather, and the trout don’t seem to like it any more than we do. Perhaps it’s why they pulled a disappearing act in June and have had anglers scratching their heads ever since. […]

Fishing Hotspots

Three keys for Shell Beach specks

Capt. Johnny Nunez, AKA the Fishing Magician (504-239-3159), was born and raised in Shell Beach and has spent his life pulling fish of every kind from the surrounding waters. When Nunez speaks, fishermen listen — and he told me the keys to speckled trout success this month are rocks, reefs and rigs. […]

Inshore Fishing

Delacroix fishing legend passes away

Lionel Serigne Sr., the owner and operator of Serigne’s Marina in Delacroix Island, passed away on Tuesday, July 3.  He had been diagnosed with cancer and  heart issues, but remained a constant fixture at the marina throughout his struggle. […]

Fishing Hotspots

MRGO rocks holding specks

Veteran Shell Beach charter guide Capt. Jacques “Jakamo” Laboureur (504-303-1494) said, “To me, June means two things: One, fish the MRGO rocks, and two, fish the reefs in the big, fringe oyster-laden bays.” […]