Happy weekend, y'all!
Can anyone offer any info on water
clarity at Breton Island? I know the
river has been high, but its also
dropped a bit. Thinking of heading out
from Empire tomorrow morning.
Any info, greatly appreciated.
Ended up going down to Quatre (Four) Bayou Pass yesterday (Tuesday), out of Myrtle Grove Marina. Left the bank in my 19' Sea Pro with two friends and some cacahoe minnows at about 7am.
It was pretty rough on the bay, heading straight into what seemed to be more than the forecast 5-10 mph wind. My first time down there, so I did not know what to expect. I used the GPS to navigate, and the camps. pilings and remaining rip-rap heaps/islands were a mile or two short of where my 2008 Garmin map software says the QB Pass area is.
Stopped a couple of places trying on the bottom and under a cork. Nothing. We finally found the reds on the bottom next to one of the rip-rap islands where a camp must have been. Started catching them one after another with minnows on a sliding sinker rig, taking a break for a while to enjoy some cheese and crackers (Brie and Goat cheese, actually). It was nice to see one of my companions catch his first red (see attached pic). In fact, he caught three! All of the fish were about the same size - about 28-32 inches, so we could only keep 3. One thing I noticed about these fish, is that they all seemed to have algae growing out of what appeared to be sores or injuries of some kind. Not sure I've seen this before. I've included some pics. Anyone have any thoughts on this? I was thinking maybe sea lice or lampreys.
I imagine we could have stayed there catching them all day, but it was windy and we'd had enough. The wind was stronger than when we came south, and the ride back was only a little better heading back. At least the wind was at our backs. The few other fishermen we spoke with weren't catching any trout, and we only saw two or three boats the whole day. Another great trip! Looking forward to a little better weather and to the trout turning on!