Barataria Bay speck report

Speckled trout have moved into Barataria Bay preparing to spawn. Reports of good catches poured in on May 17 from all across the bay.

Elmer’s Surf and Fourchon Barges also reported fish although windy conditions made outside fishing tough. Keys to catching good fish were finding clean water and structure including back islands and reefs.

We caught our fish on swimbaits but other anglers reported catching fish on plastics, live shrimp and live croaker.

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