Marsh Man Masson vid: Lambasting Delacroix speckled trout

Celebrating an achievement with an epic fishing trip

Spring has definitely sprung in South Louisiana, and that means everything is active, including speckled trout and alligators. I set out on a fishing trip this week with my son, Joel, to celebrate his last day of high school. We caught plenty of the former, but a representative of the latter could easily have eaten our entire haul in one gulp.

We brought all our tackle, and were going to make a day of it, targeting whatever we could get to bite, but at the first stop, the specks showed they were hangry — hungry AND angry. Although there were some brief lulls, the action was mostly fast, interrupted only by the presence of a truly monstrous alligator. The giant reptile didn’t hurt the fishing, but it definitely drew our attention as we admired and videoed it.

The fast speckled trout bite in Louisiana’s marshes should last at least another few weeks, until hot temperatures push most of the mature fish out to the exterior bays, where they’ll produce progeny throughout the summer spawning season.

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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.