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Speckled Trout...where art thou...

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Hello folks. I’m looking for some tips for getting on the trail of some speckled trout (from my kayak). Father’s Day will be soon upon us and my son and I usually get a chance to get away for some fishing; however, this year I would like to change our tradition and ACTUALLY CATCH SOME FISH. For this, I have managed to get ahold of another kayak for my son BUT now need some fishing tips. So...speckled trout...where art thou. Thank you folks.
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Re: Speckled Trout...where art thou...
Need more info. What area ? Some areas of the state will offer closer access than others depending where your fishing and since it's summertime and trout are looking for saltier water. So if you head to Shell Beach for example you can launch by Campo's and have easy access to the MRGO and Lake Borgne. But if you go to Delacroix or Reggio you may have to paddle for a day or two to find a keeper sized trout. Grand Isle would be another that would give you easy access to trout via kayak. Good luck.
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Re: Speckled Trout...where art thou...
Sorry about that. I live in Houma so a couple hour drive isn't out of the question. There is a kayak launch at the end of Grand Isle, which gets me easy access to the bay side of the island.
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Re: Speckled Trout...where art thou...
Do a little research on trout migration. This time of year most of them are heading out to the Gulf. Not saying you can't still catch em in da yak, but odds are ya ain't gonna catch many.
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Re: Speckled Trout...where art thou...
Lotta folks yak fish the Hopedale area and definitely this is the spawn time so bigger sows will be seeking salty water probably need 10-15 PPT. Not sure if ya saw big ole speck yak fellow caught but was log.

Mandevillian
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Re: Speckled Trout...where art thou...
I've never made my way to Hopedale but heard of some great fishing that way. Forgive my ignorance, but what is 10-15 PPT? Also, what would be a good spot to drop in the kayak in that area? I'll start researching, but wanted to ask as well. Thanks again.
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Re: Speckled Trout...where art thou...
Sorry bout dat PPT stands for parts per thousand
a common way to measure the amount of salinity in the water and pretty sure spawning specks require salinities ranging from 10-15 parts per thousand. Last trip CCAguns and I made to Hopedale,we saw at least 4-6 yak fishermen not 100% sure where they launched but guess they launched at Hopedale Marina.

Mandevillian
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