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Day 2 with the Lorio’s was a Catching day. Calmer winds and no rain had us trout fishing. My crew reeled in 150 trout minimum today, but most were 11.5 inches and returned to grow. One thing is for sure, there should be no concern about our future trout stock!! My crew put a mess of fish together despite the 5 throw back to 1 keeper ratio. Good times always with these guys. Thanks Capt Jared Broussard for running the second boat today

Gaiennie Lumber crew were back down at the lodge with us. Chef Shawn p Whitney did his thing last night and today and everyone enjoyed all the fixings as usual. I had four boats trout fishing today and one red fishing. With the 20 mph winds all week, it’s been tough fishing. Tons of small trout everywhere and we are limited to where we can fish in these high winds. We have been averaging 100 plus trout a day with only 20-30 fish being keepers. All fish being caught under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks on that live bait stuff. Huge thanks to my good customer and friend Scotty Muller for the continued business over all these years. Big thanks to Capt Lonnie Barr Capt Jared Broussard for taking care of Mark Mires crew yesterday for me and Capt Kevin Labat for taking care of Larry Schmidt’s crew. Everyone had a blast. Big thanks to Capt Travis Miller, and Capt Kevin Labat for running the two other boats today with Gaiennie Lumber and to Capt Lonnie Barr and Capt Elton Rodrigue for taking care of Mark Mires crew. Good times by all.

The relentless high winds continue making fishing tough. My anonymous crew was back today and wanted to trout fish in the morning and redfish in the afternoon. We made it to the trout grounds early and started reeling in trout on Shrimp Creole MatrixShad immediately. We had a 30 minute run before the plastic bite shut down and had to go to that live bait stuff under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks. The guys easily caught 100 trout keeping right at 20 fish. Tons of small trout everywhere right now. We came in and hit up the AC for a couple hours then turned around and headed into the marsh for some reds. Green Hornet, shrimp creole Matrix and gold spoons did the trick as the guys put a nice mess of fish together in a few hours. Always a pleasure fishing with these guys, thanks again. Big thanks to Capt Kevin Labat for showing Garnet Pierce and her husband a great time and to Capt Jared Broussard for taking care of Jason Standridge and crew.