The trout bite has been on fire for the past two weeks in Terrebonne Bay, according to a local guide.
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin said an atypical aggressive late-summer bite has been in place, helping him limit out this weekend by 7:30 a.m.
“Two weeks ago, the trout decided to open their mouths,” said Pellegrin, who operates Custom Charters. “I like to fish the shell pads and went to one of my favorites… someone was fishing there. I went to several of the places I fish, and there was a boat at every place.
“So I went to a spot that no one else ever goes to … Well, there was even a boat there, but I was able to get on the other side of the rig and bam — we began to catch nice specks on every cast.
“I called my son to come over, but he was fishing the beaches and was catching them, too.”
The Cocodrie charter captain has been using both live shrimp and artificial plastics to target these big late summer specks. His plastics have a clear belly and either an olive or smoke-colored back.