September 09, 2013 at 12:17pm
I posted a report about a week or two ago saying I fished the Rigolets and did pretty good, and that I would post another report the next time I went. Well I went Saturday, August 31, for a full day fish, and we had wonderful results. We fished the north side of the bridge at the east end, between Old Pearl River and Little Lake. A majority of the fish we caught were taken from east pass. We caught 20+ Redfish from this spot, however only 2 were over 16 inches. My buddy hooked on a bull red, but it broke away at the first sight of the boat. We pulled up many nice black drum, one spec trout, 5 huge sail cats, and about 132 hard heads from east pass. We wasted a large amount of our day fishing the small fingers of Old Pearl, but we did not catch anything worth while. We headed out to the rail road bridge and tied off. I managed to catch a crab out of the water and split it in half for bait. I fished it on bottom and caught a 22' red off of it. I also pulled in the big drum off of live shrimp. All in all, it was a very good fishing trip. We caught the sail cats on bottom using live and dead shrimp, along with cut croaker. The reds and drum were caught on a popping cork with live and dead shrimp, fished about 2 foot deep. We are going back once again this Saturday (September 14), and I will post another report on that experience. Good luck, and feel free to contact me with any questions!