This weekend’s fishing weather wasn’t much to write home about in southeast Louisiana: persistent westerly winds, thunderstorms and little or no tidal movement resulted in lots of milky water.
Westerly winds remain in the weekend forecast all along the southeast Louisiana coast, and while specks might be hard to come by, great inshore options remain.
Joey Hedrick knows of at least three “sulphur mines” that people fish along the Louisiana Gulf coast. However, the one he most-frequently fishes is the collection of cast iron, wooden pilings and steel cables just north of Lake Pelto. […]
A question that any angler asks himself when he’s got a variety of live and artificial baits at his disposal is, “What should I use?”
The answer lies in timing. Some basic guidelines should be realized, however, if you’re going to hit the water around Catfish Lake in search of speckled trout this spring. […]
The big, fair-skinned, bluff man looked at me level in the eyes as he spoke.
“The worse the weather is, the better the fish bite,” he said. “We never have found it too cold to catch fish there — period!”
I couldn’t believe he was talking about speckled trout, but I knew he was. The area he was speaking about is closely connected to Lake Pontchartrain and “everybody knows” that 50 degrees is the magic mark for lake trout. Below that number, the fish just don’t bite, and legions of speckled trout anglers simply hang up their rods until April. […]