Tips for Louisiana Saltwater Fishing

If you are saltwater fishing in Louisiana, one way to locate speckled trout is by looking for areas in the water that have what looks like slick or oil spots. This is because these fish feed off of oily fish and sometimes it will cause the surface of the water to have this type of appearance. The speckled trout will respond to most any size bait but if you are after the larger fish, they don’t play around. The bigger the trout the bigger meal they look for. Did you know that a large trout could even swallow a mullet as large as twelve inches long? So you can see why it takes large bait to catch a large speckled trout.

You can get the best results from fishing with large topwater lures and natural bait but remember that mullets, croakers and shad work the best. Bottom fishing is one of the most popular methods used by anglers to snag one of these fish. The technique of wading and surfing is also very popular. Between the months of August and September the speckled trout are in transition. This means that the large schools of trout that you have been seeing are now gone because spawning season is over.

During the winter they can be found in the deeper canals and holes where the water is a little warmer. They will not feed as aggressively during the winter so you will have to make your presentation of the bait a lot slower to get their attention. You need to learn how to set the hook without tearing the mouth of the fish because they are delicate. Now you have the basic to help you get started catching two of the most sought after saltwater species found in Louisiana.

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Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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