Blood on the Border: Tips for catching big speckled trout on the lower Sabine River

In the once-disputed territory along the lower Sabine River, big speckled trout await. Here are some tips on how to put them in the boat.

No Man’s Land!

It has a romantic ring to it.

Most people who can associate it with anything do so with World War I, when it was used to describe the land between the trenches of the opposing armies in Europe. But before the term was ever used in the Great War, as it was then called, it was used in Louisiana.

When the United States made the Louisiana Purchase, both of its borders with Spain were unclear. What are now the Florida Parishes were claimed by Spanish-held Florida. The western boundary was disputed by Spanish Mexico. Click here to read more on Blood on the Border: Tips for catching big speckled trout on the lower Sabine River

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About Jerald Horst 959 Articles
Jerald Horst is a retired Louisiana State University professor of fisheries. He is an active writer, book author and outdoorsman.