Don’t let easterly breezes scare you off — Fish Dularge’s inside waters

During the months of May and June, most anglers get a hankering to fish outside areas where the specks are big and hit with more attitude than Tito Ortiz.

Capt. Marty LaCoste understands the mind set, and he enjoys fishing the nearshore rigs, as well.

But when the winds are too stiff to even consider venturing out, he catches plenty of speckled trout in Dularge’s inside waters.

Last May, LaCoste whacked the fish in Lake Mechant, and he followed that up in June by catching limits of trout at drop-offs in area bayous.

LaCoste credited last June’s strong easterly winds for pushing salty water — and gobs of bait — into the marsh.

“This morning, there were shrimp jumping 360 degrees around the boat,” he said after a June 19 trip. “You could actually see the trout busting the bait.”

That day, he and his clients limited by 9:30 a.m.

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Todd Masson has covered outdoors in Louisiana for a quarter century, and is host of the Marsh Man Masson channel on YouTube.

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