Spring Speckled Trout Bite is On

Published / Updated On:.
May 19, 2020
Spring Speckled Trout Bite is On

Improving Conditions:

Louisiana’s coastal and marsh fishing is doing well despite high river levels.  Many of Louisiana’s spillways have been open over the last year due to high river levels allowing a lot of fresh water intrusion to occur in many of the lakes and estuaries along our coast.  However,many of those spillways have recently closed as river levels have dropped below flood stage allowing saltwater to move back in. The speckled trout bite has been good thus far in Southeast Louisiana but you had to go further out into the outer marshes and lakes to find clean water.  Now that the spillways have been closing, we are seeing a lot of trout moving closer into the marshes and bayous making for some excellent trout fishing. Now that saltier water is moving back in, anglers are chomping at the bit to get out and rip some lips on one of Louisiana’s most popular fish.


Targeting Speckled Trout:

Over the last 30 to 45 days anglers have had to do a lot of running to get out to clean, salty water to find speckled trout. Hitting rigs, pilings and reefs in deeper water were producing the best catches.  Within the last 2 weeks anglers have been finding good success targeting speckled trout in the inner bays and marshes near oyster reefs. Now that saltier water is moving back in we expect to see the speckled trout bite continue to improve. It is still best to find clean water. Try to get out of the muddy, chocolate stained water and find clean water and you should be able to find trout pretty easily.  Over the last 2 weeks Hook Dat Fishing Charters has had quite a few days catching over 100 trout a day.  Best results are coming on live shrimp and matrix shad under a popping cork.  Don’t be afraid to try some bottom lures dragging across oyster and clam reefs. We have had some days where the trout would not touch bait under a popping cork and as soon as we switched to a bottom jig and matrix shad, we filled the cooler up!


If you are looking for a good time and want to get on some exceptional Speckled Trout Fishing, check out our Louisiana Fishing Charter Pricing to see the different charter fishing packages we offer. Look forward to seeing you on the water!

a little about the author
Capt Mike Del Toro
I am 43 years old born and raised in New Orleans, LA. I was fortunate to grow up fishing the inshore and offshore waters of Louisiana. I have fished both salt and freshwater my entire life all over the country and one thing is for certain. Nothing beats the beautiful pristine waters and marshes of the Sportsman's Paradise!
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