• Inshore Fishing

    This is the month when big trout are patrolling shallow flats, and topwaters and jerkbaits will get them to bite.

    Ides of March promise trout slaughter

    Topwaters, jerk baits kick in mid-month
    March 13, 2016 at 6:00am
    Alex Smith caught this fat 4 pounder on a Lemon Head Matrix Shad threaded on a Golden Eye jig head. Smith uses braided line and a heavy fluorocarbon leader to ensure a speck’s teeth doesn’t cause his line to break.

    Best big-trout bets

    Learn how to put yellowmouths in the boat
    March 10, 2016 at 9:00am

    The Egret Wedgetail Eel

    This soft plastic catches trout like a champ
    February 25, 2016 at 9:00am
    Sheepshead have teeth designed for crushing shells and barnacles.

    Winter sheepshead

    This overlooked fish is excellent table fare
    February 10, 2016 at 9:00am
    A hard T-top makes a great sight-fishing platform, but you need a ladder to get up there.

    The best sight-fishing tool for redfish

    Collapsible ladder can be stored, pulled out when needed
    January 16, 2016 at 6:30am
    Popping cork rigs catch all kinds of fish, as Capt. Charlie Bush caught this chunky marsh bass on a Vudu Shrimp under a popping cork the very next cast after catching a keeper speckled trout.

    Keep the popping cork close by

    It’s good to have the rig in your toolbox
    January 14, 2016 at 9:00am
    Tyler Lander won the youth division of the 2015 Yellow Mouth Fever tournament with this 3.17-pound speckled trout.

    Yellow Mouth Fever offers $19,000 in prizes for coastal trout anglers

    Tournament runs from March through mid-May
    January 12, 2016 at 1:26am
    This time of year, Capt. Mike Gallo puts the first trout he catches into a livewell to see if it will provide any clues as to what they’re feeding on that day, and then he adjusts his lure selection accordingly.

    How to up winter speckled trout catches

    Guide takes cues from clues provided by the fish
    December 20, 2015 at 6:30am
    Capt. Glenn Ellis caught this healthy trout on a MirrOlure S52MR sinking twitchbait.

    December trout fishing

    Add the MirrOlure 52MR to your arsenal
    December 14, 2015 at 9:00am
    This Asian silver carp, a.k.a. flying carp, was caught in the tailrace waters of the Barnett Reservoir dam.

    Flying carp verified at Barnett Spillway

    Only way past the dam would be help from humans, however
    December 09, 2015 at 9:00am
    Simmons caught this shortie speckled trout off a submerged grass line on a Paul Brown’s Soft-Dine.

    Using blogs to become a better fisherman

    November 12, 2015 at 9:00am
    Chris Ellis, with Huk performance fishing apparel, shows off a nice marsh red he caught using a Z-Man Chatterbait near American Bay out of Buras, La.

    Top 5 sight-fishing tips for redfish

    Guide explains tides, lures and casting
    October 17, 2015 at 6:30am
    This photo was submitted to the reports section on LouisianaSportsman.com. Biologist Jerald Horst couldn't rule out the possibility of a prank, but suspects this green-colored speckled trout likely had a genetic defect that altered its coloration.

    Unique green-colored speckled trout caught in Bay St. Louis

    Fish likely had genetic defect — or photo could be a prank, biologist says
    October 15, 2015 at 1:00pm
    Josh Davis and Meagan Evans with a couple of fat upper Pascagoula River bass.

    Two sides of October

    Coast offers fresh- and saltwater options
    October 12, 2015 at 9:00am
    Picky trout can be fooled if you learn to fish your jig on a slack line.

    How to jig finicky fish into biting

    Guide shares slack-line secret to catching trout
    September 19, 2015 at 6:30am