Strong incoming tides move clean water and speckled trout back to the coast. After a 3-day absence, Sportsman field reporter Tommy Vidrine finds speckled trout have moved back to the Fourchon Barges in large numbers. […]
Tommy Vidrine spanked some hungry specks in the Gulf on January 10! By most accounts, catching speckled trout in the Gulf is pretty unusual for January. But even though Vidrine was fishing in muddy water, […]
Sportsman field reporter Tommy Vidrine says after a few months of bad fishing, the speckled trout are back feeding along the coasts of Grand Isle and Fourchon. They should remain accessible there until December.
Fish top water and flies for smashing results If you love seeing redfish smash topwater offerings, but aren’t that familiar with the waters around Grand Isle, now is the time to head down Highway 1 […]
It wasn’t quite Ahab pursuing Moby Dick, but Capt. Paul Guidroz was a man on a mission last weekend, intent on catching up with a giant Warsaw grouper that had escaped him only days earlier out of Fourchon.
So it’s been a slow season for trout. The usual summer slam we expect every year never quite materialized, and anglers and guides alike have scratched their heads, wondering if this season is an ominous portend of things to come.
Homeowners and camp owners are being allowed onto Grand Isle, but only in convoys led by local authorities because Louisiana Highway 1 east of Fourchon was heavily damaged by Hurricane Isaac, LouisianaSportsman.com has learned.
“The road is washed out the whole way, but they’re letting people come down in convoys,” Louisiana Sportsman’s Tony Taylor said this afternoon while driving to check on his family’s cap on Grand Isle. “They’re convoying people in if you have a camp or home on the island.” […]
Capt. Steve Shook wasn’t even wanting to fish June 7. He honestly didn’t want to pick up the bent-over rod sitting securely in one of his rod holders.
Fortunately for him, the two long-time clients he was guiding insisted he reel the fish in.
A few minutes later, the veteran fishing guide was holding a 10-pound, 6-ounce speckled trout that will rank as the ninth heaviest speck ever caught in state, if Shook decides to enter it into the state record books. […]
There are lots of options for anglers launching at Port Fourchon, as inshore and offshore action has been hot. However, Capt. Charlie Pitre of Seawind Fishing Charters (985-632-2243) suggested that the offshore lemonfish action is topping all the rest. […]