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Dularge last friday

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Haven't been down to Dularge in over a month due to some issues that have been going on back here in Baton Rouge, but with all those settled and solved I decided last friday was a great day to get back on the water. Myself and two friends from home picked up my boat and got caught at the bridge by Falgout's opening twice.... So we got a late start, didn't start fishing until 7:30ish. We headed out to Lake Mechant and were greeted with perfect warm weather, calm seas, and beautiful water so my hopes were high. We bounced around almost every reef I know of in Mechant and Mud Lake and only managed to pick up a few trout at every stop. Surprisingly the water was extremely low but very clean. We managed catching 17 nice trout on Matrix shads but nothing like I had hoped. We would pull up to a reef, catch a few real quick then it would die down. Did not see a single flock of birds diving in the lake and didn't see a single shrimp popping. There was a falling tide all day with great conditions but I guess everything is about a month late due to the late, cold winter. I am still waiting on the shrimp to show up in the lakes then it should be game on. Before we left we did a little sightfishing in the shallow ponds off of Mechant and managed 9 quick reds and a nice bass. All of these were caught on spinnerbaits right next to the boat. With the low water the reds were a little more spooky than usual, but there's always some willing to eat no matter the conditions. I am hoping to get back down there this weekend to catch a few fish. Has anyone else been fishing down there lately with any success on trout?
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