Speckled Trout

Jeff Bruhl targets speckled trout this time of year in Bayous Liberty and Lacombe, and occasionally catches some hammers fishing grass beds on the Lake Pontchartrain shoreline.

Trout tough - but still doable

Bayous Liberty and Lacombe offer specks a bait buffet
September 19 at 3:35pm
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin said speckled trout have been biting unusually well for the late-summer in Terrebonne Bay over about the last two weeks. Live shrimp and plastics have been the ticket to fill the box.

Trout bite back on in Terrebonne Bay

Unusually aggressive late-summer bite making for early limits
August 29 at 8:25am

Marsh Man Masson vid: This confirms it. Speckled trout definitely inside the marsh

Fish have made the move early this year.
August 27 at 11:09am

Marsh Man Masson vid: Speckled trout? Inside? In summer? Oh, yeah!

Fish making major move early
August 21 at 1:52pm
Capt. Marty LaCoste likes throwing double-rigged Matrix Shad lures in green hornet, avocado and purple haze for August specks.

Slow but steady

Trout fishing action in Dularge heated up later — so it should last longer
August 17 at 9:48am
Capt. Frank Dreher likes to downsize his tackle and free-line croakers so specks don’t spook in the ultra-clear water on Grand Isle beaches this month.

Minimal tackle key for Grand Isle beach bite

Downsize in clear water to prevent spooking fish, guide says
August 13 at 3:40pm
Capt. Nick, Kimmie and Cooper Poe are all smiles after boating a big tripletail. Jeff Poe, Nick’s father, advised anglers fishing anywhere from the beach to the near-offshore rigs to target any trash floating on the water because it could be a tripletail

Big Lake beach fishing

Look for clear water, bait and slicks, guide says
August 08 at 5:30pm
Capt. Hook poses with some Breton Sound hammers at the dock.

Stay on the move to find Hopedale trout

Move to find the groove
August 08 at 5:23pm
Devin Denman and some fishing buddies tagged and released lots of speckled trout along the MRGO rocks earlier this spring, and he’s already received several recapture reports on some of the fish.

Tracking trout movement at the MRGO

Recapture info shows some specks haven’t gone too far
August 07 at 5:04pm
Get an early start, keep an eye on the radar and take advantage of the falling tide for Lake Borgne trout this month.

Beat the heat for August specks

Plan early trips for falling tide in Lake Borgne
August 07 at 5:00pm
A violet goby is a speckled trout favorite, and just might be the reason we have purple-colored lures. Keeping a close eye on what a trout throws up when you reel it in can give important clues on what it’s eating that day — and might ultimately help you

Inshore Insights: Mystery baitfish revealed

Keep an eye on what a trout throws up in your boat — it might help you catch more fish
August 01 at 9:34pm
Live shrimp and croakers will be effective in catching trout roaming over the shell pad bottoms of the sound’s rigs and wellheads.

Dog days specks

The heat is definitely on in Breton Sound right now, but you can still catch fish. Here’s how one Shell Beach guide stays on trout when the mercury soars.
August 01 at 7:00am
Fish smarter, not harder. You can still catch fish in the height of summertime heat.

Hot trout tips

Oppressive heat means keeper trout have moved to the fringes of the Louisiana coast. So unless your goal is to catch a million throwbacks, you have to make longer runs. These speck experts give you some tips to maximize your time on the water.
August 01 at 7:00am
Prairieville's Tyler Brockman caught these two 5-pounders on back-to-back casts on Friday while fishing with his dad, Steve Brockman, in Lake Pelto. The larger of these fish went 5.27-pounds, and should put him on the CCA STAR leaderboard.

Bounce around for solid Cocodrie trout

Keys to Lake Pelto's 5-pound trout
July 30 at 5:18am