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Couple friends and I made the drive from Baton Rouge over to Island Marina on Lake Catherine. We launched the boat just after sunrise and chased a few birds on Lake Catherine for small specks...with a lot of other boats. So, we changed plans and headed across a windy and rough Lake Borgne and hit Biloxi Marsh. Water was clear and moving. We thought we would see as many redfish as we did ducks on the lake. But, it didn't turn out that way. We were surprised by the specks we caught fishing the narrow ditches through the marsh. We were even more surprised by the lack of redfish. We did land two big reds in the 27' range. Tagged both and released them. We hooked another two....one broke a leader and the other spit the bait before getting it in the boat. We made a short day of it knowing we had to be back in Baton Rouge, early. We headed back to Lake Borgne in what we thought was a navigable bayou....only to find the Gulf Greens keeled up on a soft mud flat. The mud was just soft enough and that MotorGuide xi5 had just enough thrust to get us over to a gut deep enough to troll out of there. It took a lot of rocking that big boat to get her there...but, God was watching over us and we managed to avoid having to call SeaTow! Crossed an even angrier Lake Borgne back to the launch. But, the tall sides, flare and dual consoles kept us dry there and back.

Not a great day of catching....but, a good day of fishing! Everything caught on plastics with and without corks. We used Vudu shrimp, Matrix/Vortex shad and Berkley PowerShrimp...all in a variety of colors trying to find what would work. They all produced about the same, though.
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BlueShamu : wow sounds like y’all had a adventurous trip , luck was with y’all getting back out of there , been catching a few trout in all spots lately, gonna be a great winter time trout haul this year , just got to watch where ya running now , IDA messed up our marshes bad this time , be safe hope to run into y’all out there one day
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BlueShamu : wow sounds like y’all had a adventurous trip , luck was with y’all getting back out of there , been catching a few trout in all spots lately, gonna be a great winter time trout haul this year , just got to watch where ya running now , IDA messed up our marshes bad this time , be safe hope to run into y’all out there one day
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   BlueShamu
Next report: Pointe aux Chenes....stay tuned.
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