Please Sign In


New To Sportsman Network?

Breton Sound/Venice Overnight Trip

Reply
Breton Sound/Venice Overnight Trip

Saturday afternoon Joshua, James and I left out of Venice Marina to night fish one of the Breton Sound rigs and to also wade fish Sunday morning. The marina was very busy with a rodeo going on, but we got there when many were leaving. We were armed with live shrimp and our Honda generator as we headed across the sound from Baptiste Collette waterway. The river is unusually high and dirty water right now and the river water extended all the way out to the north end of the island. As we headed out to the Central Rig, the water became very clean and green. We caught a few specks on lures and live bait at different rigs before the Central Rig. At sunset, we setup the generator and lighting at one of our favorite rigs closer the ship channel, and all sorts of different fish were being boated: channel mullet, croaker, specks, sheepshead, black drum, grouper, blue fish, redfish and Spanish mackerel— some sizable reds broke lines. We even had ballyhoo swimming under the lighted area. The speck fishing would have been better but I ran out of the 70 live shrimp. All the trout wanted was live shrimp. We tried other lures and baits but no good. We conclude the night fishing and headed to the island to bed down until the next morning. Sunday morning we got into the water and there were mullets all over the place. The water was halfway decent and we caught scattered specks in 2 feet of water using purple and chart/tail cocahoe lures tight line. We saw several other boats, but they were fishing from their boats near the rock section of the island. All and all we had 2, 48 qt. Igloo ice chests filled with a variety of fish and had a reel blast.

Good fishin’,
Jerrylabella.com
Reply