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Is it just me or has it been a tough go of it this summer? fished 3 times within the week and its been difficult to say the least. Trout don't want to cooperate and the reds have been hit or miss. Been starting at the pickets with no luck at all. Does anyone have any suggestions on fishing racoon point? I have tried there the last couple of years and cant seem to find anything or area consistent. Any help there would be greatly appreciated!
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Fish have not been consistent anywhere in that area in 6 weeks. It's not just you.
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Have a Camp on Dularge for many years Fished last 4 weekends Between West winds dirty water no Trout Gone find another hobby for a while
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Have a camp in Dulac, this has been the worse fishing I've ever seen. I hope it turns around soon. Last fall the fishing was fantastic. Now you have to be lucky and hit it right to catch a few.
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All of the above are correct. We went out to Delacroix, Hopedale, Shell Beach, Comfort Island and N/E Biloxi Marsh in the past month with poor results. Typicall the trout go out to deeper bays in the heat but few fishermen want to spend time and money to fish Breton Sound regularly. We all may have to wait until fall to catch the numbers we are used to on the inside. ☹️
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Its a precursor of things to come if the CPRA has its way. Yes, the west wind has not been our friend, but I had consistent 'west wind' summer spots that I fished for two decades. Now, they have no fish with the lower salinities.

Remember, the lower salinities not only push the trout further outside, but it makes the spawn less productive. The eggs can't float and hatch without the proper salinity transitions in the marsh.
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I doubt that that explains the lower number of trout caught across the entire Louisiana coast. It's probably caused by the really cold winter we had...how quickly we forget. Hopefully we will see a good bounce back.
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It's a mix of the really cold winter and extremely fresh water. There were not massive fish kills, but there were some and probably more than anyone found. The ones hit the hardest were the undersized ones that would have been our keeps now. Combine that with the fresh water displacing spawning trout and you end up with a very inconsistent year. Good news is nature responds well to these things and rebounds with bumper crops the following years.
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