Inshore Fishing

Shrimp are piled up in Big Lake — and speckled trout and redfish are right there with them.

Big Lake kayaker finds insane action on specks and reds

Shrimp are plentiful as fall bite cranks up
19 hours ago

A grand slam — just before the World Series

Catching speckled trout, redfish, flounder and more
20 hours ago
Don’t put away those topwater baits when the weather turns cool — specks will smash them all fall long.

‘Fall’ for trout

Cool temps and close fish are a kayaker’s dream
Yesterday at 9:00am
If you’re targeting big fish, Capt. Casey Brunning recommends throwing topwaters this month out of Delacroix.

Delacroix trout can be tricky to track this month

‘Confusion state’ rules for specks, guide says
Yesterday at 4:05pm

Five Mississippi men cited for over the limit of redfish

Men allegedly ‘double-tripped’ out of Venice, LDWF says
Yesterday at 3:53pm
Chad Battles got stuck on a sandbar in Venice, and buddy Shannon Thomas was able to pull him free — but not before taking his picture first to remember the occasion.

Avid angler in midst of terribly unlucky streak

Chad Battles is having a string of fishing misfortune
October 16 at 9:35am
Marsh Man Masson went on a recent trout trip, and loaded up fishing with shrimp creole-colored  Matrix Shads under a popping cork.

The autumn speckled trout run begins

Fish are right where they're supposed to be
October 15 at 4:45pm
Chas Champagne, creator of the Matrix Shad line of soft plastic lures, is introducing a new 5-inch Matrix Monster that will be available in stores this fall.

The new Matrix Monster

The big 5-inch version swims just like a regular-sized Matrix Shad
October 15 at 12:00pm
In the year since dredging was banned on Big Lake, state biologists have found a 50 percent increase in oyster availability there, according to CCA Louisiana.

CCA: Big Lake oyster reefs on the comeback

Biologists see 50 percent increase in oyster abundance on Calcasieu
October 15 at 9:59am
The all-new 2019 Hobie Outback has literally been redesigned from top to bottom.

New gear review

October 15 at 7:00am
Great catches of specks can be had close to many launches during the fall. Start fishing as soon as you head out, and you may not have to paddle far before hitting pay dirt.

October’s Best Bets

October 15 at 7:00am
Sarah Giles took advantage of low tides last fall to stalk this 27-inch red. It ate a shrimp fly tied by her dad.


October 15 at 7:00am
Jeff Poe likes to use a stiffer rod than normal when flounder fishing to drive his hook more consistently through their bony mouths.

Hooking up

October 15 at 7:00am