BIGFISH: Louisiana’s barrier islands are a hotspot for speckled trout

The beaches of Louisiana’s barrier islands may not be a hotspot for summer vacationers, but they are a great destination for summer anglers.

The beaches of Louisiana’s barrier islands may not be a hotspot for summer vacationers, but they are a great destination for summer anglers.

Source: Captain CT Williams

Where are the fish biting?

From Chandeleur to Timbalier, Louisiana’s barrier islands are producing nice speckled trout when you can get to them.

“Everybody is running out to the islands when the wind allows us too. And it’s the same thing here. Cocodrie, Dulac, Dularge, everybody when we get a chance we’re running to the islands, running to the pickets, running to the rigs, and can catch trout,” explained Captain Lloyd Landry of Outcast Charters.

Under perfect conditions,  Captain Lloyd Landry and I left from the Falgout Canal Marina to fish Raccoon Point on the end of Terrebonne Parish’s last island.

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Source: Captain CT Williams

What will I catch?

Raccoon Point has schools of speckled trout feeding over shallow flats that were once solid ground.

Louisiana’s sever coastal erosion offers these fish feeding grounds and some protection from actively feeding dolphins in the area.

Dolphins rely heavily on speckled trout as a food source. So if we see dolphins near the rocks or beach, there’s a good chance there’s plenty of speckled trout swimming around.

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The school trout and redfish, are all on the outside of the barrier islands and some are on the rigs you can find in the shallower water. It doesn’t take much to find them, just look for the bait!

That’s this week’s BIGFISH report, I’m Captain CT Williams with Captain Lloyd Landry for WAFB 9 News.

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