April 22, 2014 at 1:49pm
The past weekend (April 17-20), me and a few friends decided it would be a good idea to go down to Grand Isle and see how the bulls are biting. Man, we got more than we were dreaming about! We stayed at The Tropical Motel in Grand isle for the weekend ($330 for three nights in a six bed / one bath room) and had a great experience. I highly recommend it, if you are looking for a place to stay down there. Anyways, I brought my 16 foot bass tracker down for us to fish out of, so we stayed close to the shore and rock jettys. We pulled in our limit of bull reds and black drum every day we were down there, and even had to throw many large ones back after our limit was reached. The trip was led by my friend, Captain Corey Holmes. He put us on the fish all weekend long, without fail. We were on the hunt for bulls this weekend, so we didn't do much slot red fishing. The majority of our fish were caught along the long rock jetty in Fourchon (that leads out to the ocean from the ship docks). We fished on bottom with cut bait, and caught the monsters anywhere from 5 to 30 foot of water; they didn't seem to have a depth preference. I did manage to catch a 28 inch red on a 'new penny' colored swim minnow lead head with a lucky throw under a dock. I had a great time out on the water this weekend, and had one of the best fishing trips I have ever had. If y'all are looking for a day full of bending rods and screaming drags, Grand Isle is the place to be. Good luck to all, and I'll be sure to post my next trip!