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Delacroix Report:

Tough fishing conditions today in Delacroix. Strong NE winds at 25-30 K and light rain to start the day. The rain stopped pretty quickly, but the wind never did. Not a day to be in unprotected waters. My guests and I hit some protected flats adjacent to deep water and caught limits of trout 14-18". Most fish fell for artificial cocahoes in smoke, but as the strong rising tide diminished, live shrimp and croaker carolina rigged came on strong. We started fishing casting upstream and letting the baits tumble toward the fish, but ended up catching most fish cross current. We hit a redfish hole on the way back to the slip and were lucky to hook into 2 reds 20-24". The water was so high in the marsh, that the reds are way up in the grass and we could not get in to get them. Friday may be OK, but the rest of the weekend looks grim for weather conditions - 70+% chance of rain and gusty winds. You have to go to know and like an old timer told me once, "the fish do not care if it rains because they are already wet"! Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat
Fin and Feather Guide Service
great report capt Dauzat , I appreciate the detail. I used the advice you gave me a couple of weeks back about positioning yourself to cast upstream and across the current and it worked great. I cast across and up current on the windward side of a point in shallow water (once the water cleared the point it was about 10' deep) where the water was piling up and caught a limit of trout w/ o moving.
As a novice to this area I really appreciate your help and I was singing your praises while I was slinging the trout in the boat!
I am glad that you were able to get some tips from my posts. Obviously I cannot tell exact locations, but using the tips on boat positioning and casting will produce fish in your spots. Congrats on your limits! Posting reports on sites opens me up for criticizm so I am happy to know that folks read them and actually gain some info. Thanks!