3-Step Specks

Nearly 40 years of guiding has taught Capt. Stu Scheer with Cocodrie Inside Charters at least one thing — February is without a doubt the worst month of the year to fish out of Cocodrie.

It’s not so much that the trout disappear; it’s just that they very rarely bite well during February. The problem with the February trout bite is the prevailing conditions. If Mother Nature is feeling a little bitchy, she will bring you to your knees.

On the other hand, during those few days that she decides to smile upon you, the trout fishing out of Cocodrie this time of year can be pretty darn good.

Other Hunting

Late-Season Squirrels

From the piney woods of the north to the alluvial Mississippi River basin’s bottomland hardwoods to the coastal marshes — all across Louisiana there is a certain quietness that seems to take over in late winter.[…]


Brush Busting

Growing up in Michigan, I cut my hunting molars beginning with rabbits. I often like to say that Michigan is the Sportsman’s Paradise north, but only as a close runner-up to the one here in the south — especially where rabbits are concerned.[…]


Circuit Riders

Back in the earlier days of American history and due to the lack of ministers and the far distance between churches, some preachers, called circuit riders or saddlebag preachers, would journey long distances on horseback to rural churches to preach.

They traveled with few possessions, carrying only what could fit in their saddlebags. They traveled through wilderness and villages, preaching virtually every day and often several times a day at any place available (barns, cabins, courthouses, open fields, church buildings or meeting houses, or even basements and street corners).

Unlike the preachers of settled denominations, these pioneer preachers were always on the move, and some covered over 200,000 miles on horseback during their lifetimes, riding the circuts. It was grueling, demanding and sometimes dangerous, but they did what needed to be done to reach souls.

That’s what I thought of when Capt. Tim Ursin (504-512-2602) said we could “ride the circuit” to try to find some fish.