Calcasieu Heat: Tips for Big Lake speckled trout success

Big Lake proper still holds guppy trout in the heat of the summer, but here’s how this veteran guide — and his son — continue catching lunkers.

Ten-year-old Phillip Rue was scrunched up on the bow seat of the boat, torquing the handle of the spinning reel ferociously.

“Hoo hoo, I got one!” he shouted.

The reel’s drag screeched in protest as the fish on the end of the line struggled to escape.

When the 2-foot-long blacktip shark thrashed to the surface, the young man went ballistic.

“It’s a mako; it’s a mako. I think that it’s a mako!” he shouted. Click here to read more on Calcasieu Heat: Tips for Big Lake speckled trout success

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