Wade-fishing season provides access to big Calcasieu Lake trout

The few days before the turn of the New Year, Big Lake’s Capt. Bruce Baugh was busy with some great speckled trout.

Cold on top — Catch winter specks on topwater baits

When others head to deep holes in Pointe-aux-Chene’s sulphur mine, Capt. Gordon Matherne heads to the shallows to catch topwater speckled trout.

Winter Retreat ­— Delacroix’s Oak River provides great trout fishing

Head to Delacroix’s Oak River this month for boatloads of specks — even if cold weather and high winds make you think about staying home.

Winter trout can be terrific

Capt. Jack Payne of Sweetwater Marina and Guide Service doesn’t particularly care for cold, wintery weather.

Video tactics for wintertime specks

Watch this video to learn how to catch cold weather speckled trout, when fish stack up and move into deeper holes to find warmer water.

Wading is worth it at Big Lake — if you can take the cold

February is a really good wade-fishing month for speckled trout at Big Lake according to Kirk Stansel, co-owner of Hackberry Rod & Gun Club.

How to catch wintertime speckled trout in the Geoghegan Canal

Some tips on how to fish the ledges in the Geoghegan Canal to catch wintertime speckled trout near Lake Pontchartrain this month.

Top 5 tips to help you catch more winter specks

Speckled trout stacked in deep water along Louisiana Highway 1 in spots like the Forbidden Hole and the Snake Pit are what Tommy Vidrine is after.

Make Chalmette your New year’s speck resolution

Capt. Mike Gallo offered a couple extra free tips to help you catch more fish on these colder days of winter.

The chill thrill: Making sense of winter trout fishing

Catching speckled trout during a cold Louisiana winter takes a special understanding of the fish. Here are some techniques for winter trout.