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I helped out with the Perrier Esquerré Contractors crew on Saturday. Low water and howling winds made for some interesting conditions. Seems like fishing the day after a hard front is usually a boom or bust. Luckily for us it was a boom. A flat with water falling out of the ponds had a ton of reds feeding on mullet and minnows. A little bait shrimp under a cork did the trick.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
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Yesterday at 2:00pm

Monday and Tuesday the Bayer crew came in from Mississippi. Monday we had a very foggy start. Peyton and John had never caught a speck before so they were excited while Jay was an old pro. We made a few stops in order to make it happen catching all of our trout over reefs using Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork. Thanks Capt. Marty for running the second boat.
On Tuesday we were delayed by rain. Mike and Ty jumped onboard with me, we left the Reel Inn around 7 and found a solid bite with the school of trout coming and going every few minutes so we powperpoled down and put a good lick on them. Thanks Capt. Kevin for running the second boat.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

November 07 at 3:26pm

Mike Grossie’s crew were down on Saturday. We’ve been having a lot of wind from all directions so water clarity was going to be the biggest question mark before leaving the dock. Luckily most of our stops had fishable water and the end result was a nice box of healthy trout. Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork worked slowly was the ticket.

Can’t. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

November 04 at 4:03pm

Monday was a foggy one. Luckily “most” of the boats had lights on as we headed out making the trek not too bad. Scott Hines came down with his son Ethan and Bailey. The guys didn’t catch fast and furious but the bite was steady all day and by the end of it the K2 was full. Trout were running pretty big, a lot of them going 16-18 inches with a few 20’s. The trout were lazy and wanted the Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork worked very slowly.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

October 30 at 1:53pm

Saturday morning I had Josh Cockfield with his buddies Aaron and Kerby onboard. Josh loves trout so there was no decision to spend the day searching for them. Perfect weather and a falling tide had the guys putting a pile of trout on ice. Still not the time to put the Powerpole down and lay into a hundred trout but a few stops on reefs and cuts with tide lines were where they were hiding. Still nothing on tight-line as the trout have been wanting the Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

October 30 at 1:44pm

Bobby Spradling’s crew came in from Dallas to fish Friday and Saturday. Friday it was blowing its tail off early on so I wasn’t sure how the bite would be. Ricky, Eric, Jim and I headed to a calmer shoreline and started chunking Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork and picking up trout. We bounced to a few points and reefs before the guys had to take it to the dock so they could make a tee time. Thanks Capt. LB for running the second boat.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

October 30 at 10:08am

Matt Dossman came down on Monday with Lil Matt and Doug. After the big blow on Sunday winds were manageable so we set our sights on trout. Wasn’t on fire but we found solid trout wanting the shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork. Between fishing the birds and reefs the guys put a lil pile of trout together before we headed into the marsh for a few reds and heads.

Mississippi crew came down and ran into rain on Tuesday and high winds on Wednesday. Tuesday was initially a cancel and after coming back from the dock Tom asked me to go back down and take a shot. Capt. RD had already turned his phone off and went back to sleep so I had all the guys jump on the Bluewave. Although it was raining the wind wasn’t too bad. We stuck with the trout for a while and put a mess together and called it a day with a wet ass. Wednesday it was blowing its tail off but Kurt and Duncan came with me while Tom, Chad and Alex went with Capt. Rd. My guys liked the trout so we took a peek and found a lil mess before hitting a cove for some reds and calling it an early day so the guys could drive back to a Mississippi.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

October 25 at 2:14pm

This past Saturday and Sunday I helped out Capt. Marty with a big group down from Oklahoma. The Bluewave owner’s and Reel Impact teamed up to bring down some young men to fish, bond, and hopefully grow into better young men. Day one I took my guys bull red fishing since none of them have ever caught one or a fish of that size. The guys loved it and each can say they have caught their first Redfish and biggest fish of their lives. We finished the day fishing birds for trout picking up a lil pile before heading back for some Shawn P cooking.
Sunday was Day 2 and it was a windy one. Winds close to 30mph had us hiding in the marsh. Started slow but we found the motherload after a few moves. Thanks Capt. Marty for setting up the trip and the Parks brothers with Bluewave for making it happen for the Reel Impact crew.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

October 25 at 10:46am

Just finished up 3 days with Kris Allfrey’s crew from Florida. Kris, Angela, Rick and Daryl came ready to catch. With Tuesday being the best weather day we targeted trout under birds and on reefs with Shrimp Creole Matrix Shad under a cork. A lot of throwbacks but also a good mess of keepers. Wednesday the wind was up and we lost Angela due to sickness and not too long into our trip Daryl came down with a possible hangoveritis so Kris and Rick had to pick up the slack. They put in a great effort and a bunch of slot reds. Thursday we had howling winds and my crew wanted to try out bull reds. Kris had some back issues so she sat it out and Rick’s brother Frank took her place. We got on an every cast bite which made it a bit crazy but also a lot of fun. We finished our day in the shallows with the slots.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

October 19 at 10:38am

Tough fishing today for Mike Pennington, his bro in-law Mike and nephew Hunter. I probably stuck to the trout too long trying to make it happen since I know how much Mike loves his trout. The keepers we just nonexistent. We salvaged the day with some reds and heads along with some cold beverages 😳.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

October 15 at 10:55am

Paul Fucosato and his boy Austin came all the way from Boston with one goal, to catch big reds. Paul has a 34in red on the wall while Austin has a 31in. It didn’t take long for those records to be beat and the guys quickly got spoiled. Plenty of doubles and the old man had the youngester for the first day with a 42in red compared to Austin’s 39. The second day the guys struggled to reach anything bigger until mid morning Austin laid into a 43.5inch beast. As they flew back north I dropped the reds off at the taxidermy to cement their memories. Thanks Joe Strange for taking on the task of mounting them. Thanks Capt. Marty for taking care of Jody’s crew on Friday and Too Hot Labat for showing Chuck Jackson's crew a good time on Saturday.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

October 15 at 7:40am

Trout are starting to show some signs of life. Josh Cockfield’s crew fished with me on Wednesday. High winds had water up to the top of our dock so we started with wet ankles. With the winds shifting to the north I figured the tide would drop out and flush bait into the lakes. With that thought I told the guys that we would search for some trout first thing and go from there. We had to make a bunch of moves but we caught at each one of them. Still plenty of small trout but we found a few schools holding trout up to 16in. Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork did the trick.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

October 11 at 8:24pm

As expected the weekend had some high winds and the water levels tropical storm style high. A lot of water on roads, in yards, and over docks as you headed south. Mark Hebert’s crew fished Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon with similar results. On Saturday we started looking for trout finding 10 keepers before heading into the marsh for reds. Sunday afternoon the wind was blowing its tail off so we went straight for reds and from the first cast it was on. The guys made short work of them to help me out so I didn’t have to clean while the mosquitoes were thick. Monday morning Aaron Lawler with his friends Ricky, Mark, and Bill jumped on the Bluewave. It started slow but we hit a few points that had schools of reds that paved the way to a good pile of fish. Thanks Capt. Marty for taking Mark Hebert’s crew out for day 3 on Monday. There is a cold front on the horizon so with some luck the trout bite turn on, crossing my fingers and toes.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

October 09 at 8:58am

Just finished up 7 days in a row and wow the trout bite has been all over the place. They teased us last Friday when I helped out Capt. Lloyd and the guys put a hurt on the trout fishing birds with shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork and then hit the reds hard. Saturday and Sunday the trout bite slowed but still catching close to 50 keepers then we headed to catch reds. On Monday the trout bite fell on its face. Still plenty of birds but the trout shrunk so we had to turn to strictly reds for the Dairy Farmers Monday thru Wednesday. Yesterday Darlene Harris crew from Mississippi wanted to chase trout but after giving them a report they were good going to catch their first Redfish ever which is always cool to see. They put a pile together and with it being early I made 7 stops for trout and only had 2 keepers before throwing in the towel. So in a nut shell we are still in Redfish mode but the trout have teased us a bit making me think it’s going to be a good fall once some cooler weather comes in. Big thanks to Capts. Marty, RD, LB, Labat, Shawn P and Leonard for making the Dairy Farmers stay another success.

Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

October 05 at 7:30am

Spent the weekend down at the Reel Inn with family and friends. I took the guys out fishing Saturday morning. It was a slow start using crabs so we switched over to bait shrimp under a cork and put a pile together. While the guys were fishing the women and kids hung out at the camp having fun on a jumper and dunk tank.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

September 24 at 8:57am

Friday morning I helped Capt. Kevin out with Mike Greenbourg’s crew. The guys beat up the reds the day before and wanted to do the same. We picked up a dozen at our first stop then made a move to polish them off. It was on the early side so we went off looking for some trout. The wind was up which made it a little difficult but we found a few before calling it a day. Thanks Capt. for setting up the trip.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

September 24 at 8:43am

I helped out Capt. Marty on Tuesday and Wednesday with the Arkansas boys. Tuesday we targeted reds and although it was a slow start we made one move and it was game on. Started with a colony of keeper puppy drum in a little cove and then as we drifted down the bank the red bite started to heat up. Bait shrimp under a cork did the trick. Wednesday we changed it up and went south looking for trout. We actually found a good mess using Shrimp creole Matrix under a cork. Once the bite faded we headed north and drifted a few banks for reds before the heat was just too much to handle.

September 20 at 3:01pm

It’s transition time and it’s a typical September down in Dularge. I fished Thursday with the Bums fishing group and it was a wet one. Wendall and Art spent most of the day in their rain gear and called it an early day since they were tired of being wet.

Friday we got perfect weather for Bobby and his friends. They flew in from Texas so they weren’t planning on keeping any fish but Bobby has a group coming next month and wanted some reds on the half shell so I vacuumed packed them and have them ready for next month. We kept a few more than planned due to gut hooking them but fishing shallow water you have to give these reds a little time to take it. After catching over 20 we headed south to look for trout. Found 1 keeper and a dozen or so throwbacks before calling it a day.

Yesterday didn’t go as I had hoped. Josh brought his boys Luke and Adam down to do some fishing. The boys don’t fish so Josh was concerned about having them cast toward banks to catch reds like I’ve been doing. We decided to soak crabs to start. The tide was still and at 9:30 we only had 2 reds on ice so it was time to change the game plan. We switched gears and as Josh’s fears were confirmed the boys did have some issues with casting but they stuck with it. We had 6-8 reds either spit the hook or break off but the guys put some reds on ice and hung in til noon before the heat was too much to handle.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

September 17 at 9:41am

Wayne Carter came down from Tennessee with Laura yesterday. I didn’t know what to expect since Wayne suffered a stroke 4 years ago and lost most of his use of his left hand and Laura had never fished. We got on a routine of me baiting and casting, Wayne holding the rod til a fish bit, then reeling in the fish while Laura held the rod up. They did great and fortunately the fish cooperated early because my crew ran out of gas pretty quick. Trips like these make me realize at anytime something I take for granted can easily be taken away from me. Very humbling and thanks Wayne and Laura for letting me take you out on a memorable trip.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

September 12 at 9:10am

San Diego boys were down at the Reel Inn for a fantasy football draft. The guys got a real treat with the big bulls Friday. Started with the first drop with double hook ups and it never stopped!

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

September 12 at 8:58am
A comment titled: Re: Showing signs of life in response to a report titled: Showing signs of life

I typically fish about 2ft under a cork for trout.

October 13 at 7:27pm
A comment titled: Re: 5 day trout report in response to a report titled: 5 day trout report

$15 at Tractor Supply Store

July 17 at 2:46pm
A comment titled: Re: Redfish Weather in response to a report titled: Redfish Weather

Redfishing was really easy up to about 2 weeks and then it got inconsistent. As it gets warmer I typically do both, hit points and cuts and deeper water ways. I will usually make a circle and depending on where I’m at is what I will throw. One thing I do find is as it gets warmer the larger reds will go deeper while the 16-20inch reds will offer stay in the shallows.

June 25 at 8:07pm
A comment titled: Re: Weekly Report in response to a report titled: Weekly Report

I’m not sure if this makes me somebody but I’m glad I’m not one of the nobody’s. Lol I took Sunday off but Saturday I had Brian Puls crew and this is what they caught. I did here good catches on Sunday from 3 of my guide buddies.

May 21 at 5:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Similar 2 days in response to a report titled: Similar 2 days

It was hot 😂

May 13 at 11:53am
A comment titled: Re: Dularge live shrimp in response to a report titled: Dularge live shrimp

No clue since I rarely ever buy it unless I plan to head toward Cocodrie. Typically double rigged Matrix work.

May 10 at 5:08pm
A comment titled: Re: Dularge live shrimp in response to a report titled: Dularge live shrimp

They have a house boat just passed mud lake pass on the left selling some.

May 10 at 4:19pm
A comment titled: Re: HB 391 in response to a report titled: HB 391

The water is publicly owned so the difference between other animals is that the fish wouldn’t be able to go onto/over a person’s land if the land owner cared for his/her property and didn’t allow something publicly owned to go onto its property. A deer travels on land so it can move. Hope that makes sense. Lol They did add amendments to the bill to protect duck hunters.
1. No access during duck season
2. Gates that were properly permitted prior to March 2, 2018 are allowed to stay.
3. No destruction to surface vegetation

#3 addresses the air boat and mud boats tearing up a grassing duck pond.

April 11 at 1:52pm
A comment titled: Re: HB 391 in response to a report titled: HB 391

The water is owned by the public. If a landowner didn’t allow it to come onto his/her property there would be no issue. With erosion, property owners haven’t lost their land because they still own it but what they have done is taken ownership of publicly owned water.

April 10 at 3:19pm

Pick any of the lakes and get on the leeward side and start drifting. We did catch the best when we ran into pockets of mullet. When you catch one put the Powerpole down and give it a few catch. Might find a little pile especially with the drum.

March 01 at 12:31pm
A comment titled: Re: Northshore fishing in response to a report titled: Northshore fishing

I used to fish it years ago so I don’t have current info but it’s a cold temp area. I always used 3/8oz or 1/4oz jigheads with a Matrix in either Lemonhead or Shrimp creole and have done really well on a blueback Tsunamis. All worked extremely slow on the bottom. Not sure if anyone with current info will comment but figured I’d chime in.

December 30, 2017 at 5:18pm
A comment titled: Re: Northshore fishing in response to a report titled: Northshore fishing

It’s going to be real cold all next week. Easy place to fish especially with a small boat is Geoghegan Canal right out of Rigolet’s Marina.

December 30, 2017 at 2:45pm

They are in the lakes but you will need to weed thru a bunch of undersized

September 28, 2017 at 9:44am
A comment titled: Re: 6 Days of fun in response to a report titled: 6 Days of fun

I use my iPhone with an app call Snapseed

August 22, 2017 at 4:31pm
A comment titled: Re: 6 Days of fun in response to a report titled: 6 Days of fun

I use my iPhone with an app call Snapseed

August 22, 2017 at 4:20pm
A comment titled: Re: Kids and bulls in response to a report titled: Kids and bulls

Hey Lane, I can only speak about my area I fish but I do find the closer to the coast the reds are bigger on average. I wish I knew exactly why but if I had to guess it has to do with their breeding pattern.

July 07, 2017 at 2:40pm
A comment titled: Re: dularge after the storm in response to a report titled: dularge after the storm

It's hard to think the water will be clean but you got to go to know. Never a guarantee in fishing so if you're not going out just to enjoy fishing you should probably wait until you get a good report. If you do go, don't go all in for trout. Have a plan B and C.

June 20, 2017 at 7:49pm

Emmitt we tried a purple/chartreuse called the Purple Haze and the Lemon head too but nothing going on with them.

June 19, 2017 at 7:55pm
A comment titled: Re: Solid Trout bite in response to a report titled: Solid Trout bite

He's usually at rock island but here is Tracy Macie's number (985) 855-6122

June 06, 2017 at 11:29am
A comment titled: Re: Insane action... in response to a report titled: Insane action...

Watch the weather this weekend because forecast looks shaky right now. If it's calm you can go offshore for trout and the passes are holding the big reds and drum. I fish it with 3oz weights, 6/0 Kahle hooks with half or whole crab just depends on if catfish are bad.

May 16, 2017 at 5:24pm
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