The weather isn’t the only thing warming up this time of year.

As the spring season gets closer, more anglers will start traveling to saltwater areas along the coast to catch fish.

Bill Lake of Bayou Guide Service said he hit the salt waters of Lake Decade this week to catch some decent-sized speckled trout.

With the warmer weather moving in, Lake said the saltwater fishing will continue to improve going forward.

“The season is warming up,” Lake said. “All the saltwater fishing is starting to get good. The trout and redfish are biting. The water temperatures are in the mid-60s. It’s happening. The only thing that could slow it down is if we get some really cool cold weather.”

LOWER TERREBONNE

Good fishing.

Lake said he and his crew had plenty of success reeling in speckled trout on Wednesday afternoon.

“We’re catching speckled trout right now in Lake Decade,” Lake said. “It’s going good. We’ve got about 30 nice trout. It’s like a spring day out here (Wednesday).”

Although they aren’t targeting it at the moment, Lake said the redfish action is hot as well.

“They have some good redfish right now in Lake Mechant and Sister Lake,” Lake said.

Best baits: VuDu Vixen and bunker swim baits for speckled trout and dead shrimp for redfish.

BAYOU BLACK

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For anglers still hoping to catch freshwater fish, Lake said there are plenty of sac-a-lait biting at the moment in the waters out of Bob’s Bayou Black Marina in Gibson.

“We’ve been banging the sac-a-lait too on the freshwater,” Lake said. “We’ve been smoking them. It’s been really good.”

Best baits: Top-water baits and spinner baits.

LOWER LAFOURCHE

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Terry Serigny of Terry’s Live Bait in Leeville said anglers are having success catching fish in area deep holes and canals.

“So far it’s going really well,” Serigny said. “We’ve been catching a lot of reds, white drum and sheepshead all week. If the weather keeps getting better, it will make things a little bit better out there.”

Best baits: Live minnows and dead shrimp.

GRAND ISLE/FOURCHON

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Serigny said fishermen are still catching fish in the canals along La. 1 from Fourchon to Grand Isle. Other key spots are marshes around the island.

Best baits: Live cocahoe minnows and bait shrimp.