Category: Speckled Trout

  • Increase your odds with live bait for Sabine specks

    Increase your odds with live bait for Sabine specks

    Jack Pyburn with his youngest brother, Joe. Joe did more in his short time on this earth than many of us ever will and he is still making an impact on everyone that comes to know him. I imagine he is still catching trout like these in heaven, maybe even bigger! The dog days of […]

  • Ricky Cheramie’s Hopedale trout

    Ricky Cheramie’s Hopedale trout

        Ricky Cheramie of Destrehan, caught this trout out of Hopedale, LA on 5/24/22. The post Ricky Cheramie’s Hopedale trout appeared first on Louisiana Sportsman.

  • Grand Isle’s bounce back is great news for anglers

    Grand Isle’s bounce back is great news for anglers

    Deanna Blanchard, Capt. Herk’s girlfriend, holds a 3-pound speckled trout caught on live shrimp. The good news is Grand Isle is bouncing back! And the speckled trout have shown up in good numbers and great sizes, according to Capt. Keith “Herk” Bergeron of Pair-A-Dice Charters (985-860-7855). “I have to admit we’ve had some tough challenges […]

  • The legendary Chandeleur Islands

    The legendary Chandeleur Islands

    (Photo by Todd Masson) Overnight stay makes speckled trout trips even better Every fishing trip is a puzzle that must be solved, and it sure helps when you can put a bunch of the pieces together the day before. That was the case not long ago when Capt. Justin Bowles, national television show host Kevin […]

  • Killer combination: Live shrimp, kayaks and speckled trout

    Killer combination: Live shrimp, kayaks and speckled trout

      Summer is fast approaching and speckled trout fishing continues to be hot. With the remaining spawning cycles associated with the full moons of June, July, and August, kayak anglers have the opportunity to catch their personal best sow trout. While there are thousands of artificial lures to trick a trout, live shrimp makes it […]

  • Trout fishing at Delacroix ready to explode

    Trout fishing at Delacroix ready to explode

    Bryan Chauvin with a Delacroix speck caught on live shrimp. Charter Captain Ron Broadus, aka, “Captain Ahab,” (504-914-6063), said this is shaping up to be the best May Delacroix Island has seen in years. “The trout actually showed up early this spring,” he said. “The water temperatures warmed up so quick, we were catching trout […]

  • Locate the fish, but always listen to your inner “lure junkie”

    Locate the fish, but always listen to your inner “lure junkie”

    Figuring out the right bait may not be as important as finding fish, but it’s certainly not an insignificant portion of the equation. (Photos by Todd Masson) We all know anglers who are lure junkies. These guys obsess over seemingly insignificant details of artificial offerings, their confidence boosted by black stripes or red dots that, in […]

  • Give big speckled trout big bites

    Give big speckled trout big bites

      Intentionally target big trout and that’s what you’ll get! Doing the piscatorial version of “the wave,” thousands of terrified pogies desperately leaped from the water in a futile effort to escape the ravaging predators slashing at them at the edge of the light. On a dock protruding into Calcasieu Lake near Lake Charles, La., […]

  • Biloxi Marsh trout are showing up and ready to get the spawn on

    Biloxi Marsh trout are showing up and ready to get the spawn on

    Capt. Eric Olsen caught some big trout in the Sound last April and May. Generally, February and March are the most challenging and discouraging months for anglers. It’s due to the typical winter conditions that dump a combination of obstacles on us like strong northerly winds, cold weather from the constant barrage of cold fronts, […]

  • For specks, there’s one main menu item in April

    For specks, there’s one main menu item in April

      “Yes, I’ll have the delicious brown shrimp off the buffet, please” For winter-weary speckled trout, the month of April is like an oasis to a desert-dweller. During the previous months, the fish spent most days trapped in deep holes, occasionally sampling the relative crumbs — maybe a glass minnow here or a finger mullet […]