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Attention all Lafayette fishermen! If you haven't seen the following video then please take a moment to check it out. I want to know how using a drone like mine can be beneficial to helping you fish in the Lafayette area! If this applies to you then please contact me!

March 31, 2014 at 8:35pm

Have you been paying attention to the sky above the marsh? If you have been, then you would have seen an unusual looking and sounding bird up there. Except for one thing... It's not a bird. Learn more about using a drone for fishing by following this link.

January 31, 2014 at 12:29pm

Guys, here is a video I think all of you would enjoy. If you recall, some time ago I was crowing about how awesome this Mac laptop is. It's powerful! Anyways, I've been playing with the video editor and this is what I have. Hope y'all enjoy! See how and where to fish at

May 18, 2013 at 5:12am

Swamp Stallion Fishing Adventures is expanding! Sometimes it is difficult to book multiple trips when I am running by myself or have something planned that day. I am working with Captain Sal Fontana to get my customers out on the water and Captain Sal has been great! Recently he took out the Yuratich family. Despite the high winds and tough conditions he was able to get them on a good trout bite and nail down some excellent rod bending, drag peeling bull red action! They caught their limit of bull reds and released many more. They also caught 30 gorgeous speckled trout that were in the 2-4lb range. Good job to Amy and her family for making an excellent catch! Captain Devin Visit LAFB Read the Blog Follow on Facebook

May 08, 2013 at 5:17am

Guys, it won't be long before the outside bite starts to heat up and you find yourself fishing spots like the MRGO rocks. One of the fastest routes to get there is the Spoil Canal and you will see that it is difficult to navigate as it is inundated with shallow water areas and blind corners. Go to this link at my blog to watch a video of how to run it plus other goodies like GPS tracks and more. Tight lines, -Captain Devin Visit my site Read my Blog Follow on Facebook

April 28, 2013 at 2:42am

Go to our Facebook page and see pinned at the top the contest for a free pair of Costa del Mar sunglasses.

I'm looking to give these away as well as an Energizer All in One Battery Starter.

April 13, 2013 at 12:15pm

Go to our Facebook page and participate in the two contests we have going on there. Enter to win a free pair of Costa del Mar sunglasses and an Energizer All in One Battery Starter. - Captain Devin Visit my site Read my blog Listen to the Podcast What is a Fishing Trip Review? See me on Facebook

March 30, 2013 at 12:24pm

Go to our Facebook page and get in on the contest. You have to like our page and share this picture in order to enter your chance to win these sunglasses! Same applies for the Energizer All-in-One Battery Starter. - Captain Devin Visit LAFB Read the Blog Listen to the Podcast What is a Fishing Trip Review? See me on Facebook

March 25, 2013 at 12:32pm

WE GOT A WINNER! Congrats to Rob Hauptman for winning the contest hosted on our Facebook page! He won a Shimano reel and St. Croix rod from Swamp Stallion Fishing Adventures. Great for beating up on a bull red or finessing a flounder, I'm sure Rob will come to love this rod/reel combo. Keep an eye out for the next contest by 'liking' our Facebook page and subscribing to our blog about fishing in southeast LA. Also...MERRY CHRISTMAS! There's at least one present you haven't opened yet on this Christmas Day. That would be Captain Devin's Captain Devin's Featured Fishing Spots. It is a Google Earth .kml file that is ready to download on your computer. Complete with instructions and navigable routes, this file has over 20 fishing spots that will help you learn the Hopedale/Shell Beach/Bayou Biloxi area. Use my GPS tutorial to load it onto your GPS and get the feel for some trout and redfish. Use my other Scouting articles to help you find more trout and redfish. - Captain Devin Visit LAFB Read the Blog Listen to the Podcast What is a Fishing Trip Review? See me on Facebook

December 25, 2012 at 1:09am

Your last change to win a fishing rod and reel from Swamp Stallion Fishing Adventures is almost over. Win a Shimano Sahara 4000FE and a St. Croix Tidemaster TIS70MF. In order to qualify you must have 'liked' our page and in order to enter you must 'share' this photo you see pinned at the top of our Facebook page. A winner will be picked on the 23rd. Check back on our Facebook to see who won. If you see that you are the winner, please PM me your shipping information. Good luck and thanks for participating! - Captain Devin Visit LAFB Read the Blog Listen to the Podcast What is a Fishing Trip Review? See me on Facebook

December 22, 2012 at 8:51pm

If you keep up with the Louisiana Fishing Blog, then you would have read the latest post in regards to Featured Fishing Spots from Captain Devin. ( This will be a feature on the blog that will help you get a handle on trout and redfish. Use the associated articles to help you find even more! Also, we have been continuing Contests and Prizes on the Swamp Stallion Fishing Adventures Facebook. Last time we gave out gift cards to the top five winners. The next contest will be a fishing rod and reel, shipped to your door! Be sure to join us on Facebook so that you can participate. Tight Lines and Smooth Seas! - Captain Devin Visit LAFB Read the Blog Listen to the Podcast What is a Fishing Trip Review? Follow on Facebook

December 08, 2012 at 10:17pm

SSFA's Contests and Prizes Enter a Facebook Contest to win a discount code from Pro Guide Direct. Get $50 off any order $200 or more by liking my Facebook page and then commenting on the picture of this card from Pro Guide Direct. When you stay up to date via Facebook or my blog, you can see this contest plus more that I will be holding, to include fishing trips I will raffle off. So, one more time: Qualify by liking the Swamp Stallion Fishing Adventures Facebook Page and then enter the contest by commenting on the picture of the Pro Guide Direct card (I pinned it at the top of the page). When SSFA reaches 520 likes the contest will be over and the winner announced. Tight lines and smooth seas! - Captain Devin Visit LAFB Read the Blog Listen to the Podcast What is a Fishing Trip Review? Follow on Facebook

November 30, 2012 at 5:03am

If you have visited my blog, Captain Devin's Louisiana Fishing Blog, before, then you already saw useful articles for your fishing experiences. Some of these articles are: Tutorial: Custom GPS Routes - How to make your own customized routes for your GPS using Google Earth Strategy: Swamp Stallion Circuit - How to make the best route using sound strategy and fishing spots to catch more fish Scouting: Part One - The first part to my series of articles about effectively scouting for fish Of course, those are just the pages on the top menu of the blog. In the blog itself is plenty of more content that will inform you, amuse you and help you better fish these estuaries. Some time ago, I put out word that I was working on Scouting: Part Two and I have finally completed it. It's a great article that goes in-depth about a perspective on water movement that few people notice to take advantage of. If you subscribed to my blog, then you will see that it has already been published and would have been the first to lay eyes on it. Without any further commentary from myself, I suggest taking a second to check it out! - Captain Devin Visit LAFB Read the Blog Listen to the Podcast What is a Fishing Trip Review? Follow on Facebook

November 14, 2012 at 6:50am

This is a video of some trout blowing up shrimp in one of my favorite spots. I like this spot because it's a main artery in the marsh and a lot of water flows through it. On a falling tide, it's not uncommon to have shrimp jumping here. When we arrived, we already had a limit of trout, but it's good to know other places fish are eating up! This was posted to LAFB first. Be sure to check it out as well as our Facebook. - Captain Devin Visit LAFB Read the Blog Listen to the Podcast What is a Fishing Trip Review? Follow on Facebook

November 06, 2012 at 6:44am

The fall will be great fishing, don't waste any time to book your trip!

Fishing has been great this summer, exactly how I thought it would be. Above all, the customers have been great and it has been a blast putting people on fish. I have had a wide variety of people, from older folks to children. All of them have always enjoyed themselves. Some days are better than others, but I can guarantee you that I will always do my best!

Anyways, that's enough of me talking. I'd prefer to let my videos and pictures speak for themselves. You can always see more here at my Photobucket account: or at my Facebook,

I have availability in October and September. Call or email to book your trip today!

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August 25, 2012 at 4:14pm

Fishing has been windy, but we have been on 'em. When other guides are canceling, we are working to find a way. The water has been high and is very clean especially in protected areas. A lot of baitfish has been blown further inside the marsh making trout fishing possible. A lot of trout we have pulled up had huge bellies full of finger mullet and pogies. The trout were hitting minnows right at the side of the boat. We have also been catching redfish on protected shorelines. Despite the conditions, life has been good!

Recently we have had a wide spectrum of customers fish with us, to include kids as young as 4 years old and gentleman that are great grandfathers. We work hard to put everyone on an enjoyable experience!

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June 19, 2012 at 6:52pm

Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone.

Don't forget what Memorial Day is really about.

The War on Terror doesn't hit home for a lot of Americans. While it goes on every day for those that are involved, it's easy to forget it's there for the rest of us that are at home. Take this weekend to remember those who went above and beyond.

Here you can see the fresh paint for Staff Sergeant Zimmerman. If you ever see me wearing a red bracelet, it is for him. This picture was taken during my second deployment to Iraq in 2006.

I'm not here to gain anyone's sympathy. I just would like to remind everybody what this holiday is about: Memorializing those who have skin in the game.

May 26, 2012 at 9:50pm

Hello all, Captain Devin here!

I have an affiliation with Pro Guide Direct ( ), an outfitter for fishing and hunting equipment, and I am their recommended Louisiana fishing guide. For customers that refer me as their preferred guide I make a 15% commission. Instead of keeping this commission for myself, I'd rather donate all of it to the Wounded War Heroes Fishing Rodeo ( ). It's a good cause and something I believe in. I attended last year, donating my services as a charter captain and had a great time!

I also wrote an article about my experience at the Wounded War Heroes Fishing Rodeo. Feel free to read it at

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May 25, 2012 at 3:40pm

Hey guys, I always tell people what I use to plan my fishing trips, especially whenever they're asking how I think fishing the next few days will be like. It was getting old typing out the same info over and over again. So I took the liberty of making a page at my blog that details all of this information. Check out: Also, if you have topics you would like to see me write about, please submit them here or to
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May 12, 2012 at 9:22pm

Today I tied about 50 double rigs for fishing this summer. I really like for my customer's to catch two trout at a time. For me, it's the hallmark of a great fishing trip. I plan on tossing a lot of Matrix Shads in Lemon Head that I got from Chas over at Dockside.

Swamp Stallion Fishing Adventures is booking up fast! I already have June on lockdown and July is next on the chopping block. After that I have availability in August and September. Read the guestbook here: for fantastic reviews on my website as well as on Trip Advisor:, where I am the top rated charter for Louisiana!

This summer is going to be a great one, so why not spend it on a great charter? Don't wait till the last minute, as most dates are being booked well in advance!

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May 10, 2012 at 2:36pm
A comment titled: Are you sure? ;) in response to a report titled: How can a drone help you?

Brian, what's your background? Actually, I think you're somewhat misinformed. The FAA is currently working to integrate UAS into the national airspace. This year they will be coming out with a 'small rule' in regard to SUAS. Drone technology has been around since 1918. However, in recent years the technology has become lightweight enough to employ in hand-launchable applications. I know that 'drones' have been around for years because I flew SUAS ten years ago in the Marine Corps. Where were you during that time? Your friend flew a mile? Is that it? Moreover, the camera used is a DX201. It only has 540 lines of horizontal resolution. I know this because I bought it and installed it into the plane. Yes, there are higher quality cameras out there, but that does not mean they will fit into the MTOW. FYI, I am building a larger, more robust UAS that will blow the socks off the one you see in the video. It will most likely be able to fly further than a mile. lol You are absolutely correct that very little can beat good ol' fashioned fishing techniques. As a former charter captain I wholeheartedly agree. But what better uses are there than levee inspections, post disaster recce and search & rescue?

April 01, 2014 at 12:05pm
A comment titled: LMAO! in response to a report titled: Thank God for Sea Tow

I won't make fun of anybody that has run out of gas. It has never happened to me but there have been times I have come painfully close.

I towed in two boats that ran out of gas last summer. I figured there's no way anybody would fish the middle of Bayou LaLoutre in July.

May 27, 2013 at 5:03am
A comment titled: One more thing... in response to a report titled: Thank God for Sea Tow

I've towed in countless people. People still help eachother out, there's no doubt about that. I don't think there's any different 'breed' of people that are the source of our problems.

Most of the knuckleheads weed themselves out.

But depending on others to pull your slack 'just because' is ridiculous. The marsh is huge and the likelihood of anyone coming across your broken down boat is slim.

I don't like leaving people 'out there' and never have. I also know a lot of people that could come tow me in if I needed it, but I still have a SeaTow membership because I don't want to inconvenience them if I don't have to. Every other charter captain has the same backup plan, despite knowing everyone on the water.

One time I ran all the way back out to Bay Eloi to recover a guy that broke down. And that was after fishing all day and being tired as hell! It was a three hour tow and was dark by the time we made it back. The gentleman agreed and thought SeaTow was a great idea! Guess hindsight is 20/20.

TigerDave said it best: I wouldn't want a weekend warrior towing me in if I could have a professional do a high speed tow and get me there safely!

May 26, 2013 at 6:16pm
A comment titled: My thoughts... in response to a report titled: Thank God for Sea Tow

On anybody that doesn't want to pay $160 for a SeaTow membership.

Capt Christian and HotRod are great hard working people that ought to be fairly compensated for the incredible service they provide.

Furthermore, nobody is obliged to hold your hand if you don't want to act like a grown ass man and take responsibility for yourself and the people on your boat.

May 26, 2013 at 6:00pm
A comment titled: Check out the LA Fishing Blog... in response to a report titled: New to Inshore Fishing - Hopedale & MRGO?

A lot of great advice has been given so far.

Yes, the trout are headed outside for the spawn. You can either take the MRGO (by going around the Rock Dam) or the Spoil Canal. The Spoil Canal can be tricky, which is why I wrote an article about it, located here:

Some other articles you may interested in include:

What Liar Birds Look Like

Scouting for Fish Part One and Part Two

There are many articles, pictures and video that you will find useful. Take your time and browse around. If you ever have a question, just email me and I will get back to you when I can.

May 21, 2013 at 6:03pm
A comment titled: I've owned several pistols... in response to a report titled: Springfield 9mm Compact XDM

I used to own an older model XD in .45 ACP. It was a great pistol but had a lot of slack in the trigger and even worse, a lot of slack in the trigger reset. A year or so ago I was able to shoot a newer XD in 9mm. It wasn't even the same gun. It was phenomenally better than the .45 XD I used to own.

With that said, I will admit that I am a Glock fan.

I think you will be happy with your purchase. Buy some ammo and 'hi-cap' mags before they're banned!

December 25, 2012 at 8:58pm
A comment titled: I can help. in response to a report titled: Delacroix/hopedale help

On my blog I have a downloadable .kml file that you can open in Google Earth to see routes and fishing spots you can use to get around Hopedale. It is free to use and ready to download.

You can use this file to get a handle on some trout and reds, while using my other articles for Scouting to find more.

Use the Google Earth GPS tutorial to help you find some more.

December 25, 2012 at 8:50pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Fishing has been great!

Thanks guys I appreciate the support!

August 26, 2012 at 8:28pm
A comment titled: anode? in response to a report titled: Bad prop

What is the status of the sacrificial anode?

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May 29, 2012 at 1:01pm
A comment titled: Looks like I got beat! in response to a report titled: Lake P

That's what I get for leaving the window open for so long. No worries. Yes, just be careful not to hit it!

Feel free to use the on your family and friends!

Tight lines and smooth seas!

May 29, 2012 at 12:52pm
A comment titled: Hospital Wall in response to a report titled: Lake P

Click here:

According to the second result, the Hospital Wall is at N 30 09.9190 W 089 44.9610. In the first result you can see a picture of what the marker looks like.

Happy fishing!

May 29, 2012 at 12:50pm
A comment titled: Cavitation may be the culprit.. in response to a report titled: Bad prop

Do you have a pic of how high the motor is mounted while the boat is running? The water should be even with the cavitation plate as the boat is on plane.

Given the location of the pitting, it looks like cavitation is the culprit.

Without knowing more, it's hard to tell.

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May 29, 2012 at 9:39am
A comment titled: Louisiana people are awesome!! in response to a report titled: Who Voted Against Your Right To Defend Yourself?

Man, yall make me love living here! Thanks to every one of you for being concerned about this issue. It is the people of Louisiana that make it such a great state!!!

May 26, 2012 at 10:03pm
A comment titled: My rod and reel combo in response to a report titled: Best Rod and Reel Combo for Speckled Trout

I use a St. Croix Triumph Spinning Rod TSRS70M with a Shimano Sahara 4000FD. It does what it's supposed to do and does it well.

(With that said, I know a lot of LAS people use great fishing reels)

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May 24, 2012 at 2:57pm
A comment titled: Why so close? in response to a report titled: Breton sound

Why did you fish so close to the marina?

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May 18, 2012 at 9:08pm
A comment titled: Try this... in response to a report titled: John Persson

John, try out this article I wrote. It's on my blog now. The article is about using freeware like Google Earth to make your own custom routes.

Google Earth Tutorial

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Hope it helps!

May 10, 2012 at 10:33pm
A comment titled: Yup! in response to a report titled: Beautiful Calm Day

That looks great! I love our waters. IMO, they're the best in the world.

May 10, 2012 at 10:12pm
A comment titled: Maybe not... in response to a report titled: MRGO

This weekend the NOAA Marine Weather Forecast predicts southeast winds 15-20 knots. Those will shoot straight up the MRGO. Also, it may literally rain on your parade as 'rain likely and scattered thunderstorms' is predicted.

If conditions get better, I would troll the MRGO rocks looking for baitfish, then anchor up and sit on them.

With thunderstorms and wind, I would stay close to the marina and fish ponds for redfish. With E and SE winds between now and then, you should have higher water to enable to get back to where the reds are. Water is higher than predicted levels anyways.

Good luck!

May 10, 2012 at 9:59am
A comment titled: Hey man! in response to a report titled: Sunday trip, 5/6/12

How did she run? It's good to see ya out on the water!

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May 07, 2012 at 3:21am
A comment titled: Tried Gus's? in response to a report titled: Lake Crabs

Have you tried Gus's in Slidell? I'm not sure where you live, but Gus is the man with the solution. He's really nice and can help you out. Give him a call.

May 04, 2012 at 4:45am
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