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Seems like I’ve been cancelling more trips than running because the crazy weather but on Saturday I had Daniel Louque’s family down. The guys really didn’t care what they caught so we did the circle around Du. We started with the trout finding a hard falling tide and a half of dozen that made it into the K2. We tried a few sheepshead spots with nothing going on so we relocated looking for less tide and cleaner water which we did but no trout. Decided to hit a little bayou looking for reds but no dice on that. From that point on I chose to start hitting points with bait shrimp and with the tide switching to an incoming tide we hit a point that had a pile of really nice sized convicts. The guys fished hard and most importantly stayed patient and were rewarded. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

January 27 at 10:09am

I’ve been off the water for a little while due to this crazy weather but the last few days we’ve seen temps rise and the wind settle. I had 3 generations of the Blouin family with me. Jerry, Jeremy, Blaine, and Cam started with a very foggy morning and a slow bite with very little tide movement. The trout were catching were solid fish tho. As the morning moved on the tide started to fall and the bite got real good. We fished a spring pattern bouncing around hitting reefs, points, and cuts throwing Matrix Shad both tightlined and under a cork. Each stop they preferred it one way or the other so it was important to have half the crew throwing a cork and other tightlined so we could figure it out. By lunch the guys had put together a pile of keepers along with plenty of throwbacks with those being in the 11inch range so if all things stay the same and we can avoid any major freezes we should have an epic spring. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

January 18 at 10:32am

Forgot to post two trips right after Christmas. Frank Kolwe joined me on the 26th and we found a hard falling tide which made it a little difficult on bait awareness but we made it happen using Green Hornet Matrix Shad. On the 27th I had Aaron Young’s crew. We had a very slow start with water temps creeping up having the trout spread out. We put in the work thru the morning before we hit a point that had a great school of trout on it. Tightlined green hornet Matrix reeled slow was the ticket. Guys had to be back early so we caught right up to us having to take it to the Reel Inn. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

January 01 at 4:07pm

I had the family down at the Reel Inn for Christmas and after having to cancel a few trips due to the poor conditions I didn’t have a lot of expectations. I took my Father in law out and found some grungy water but water temp was up to 54 degrees and to my surprise the trout were hungry. I was just hoping to find enough for lunch but we found a lot more. Tight lined Green Hornet in about 2ft of water over shells was the ticket. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

December 28, 2019 at 6:29am

Bobby Spradling brought a big crew down to the Reel Inn and the guys caught the weather perfect with the exception of fog. In between fronts with the water clearing up and water temps rising the guys hit the trout good. Both days we spent the morning trout fishing then ditching it for reds and heads. Points and current lines with a Shrimp Creole Matrix did the trick on the trout and bait shrimp under a cork did the trick on the heads and reds. Thanks Capts. Marty, Lonnie, Kevin, and Shawn P for running the other boats and Leonard and Zach for keeping the guys fed with some awesome food. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

December 19, 2019 at 11:21am

It was a beautiful morning with Dale, Billy and his son Billy. No one stop shop but we stayed on the Xi5 MotorGuide hitting points, cuts, and reefs and with a lot of little schools of trout equaled a nice school in the K2. Shrimp Creole Matrix Shad under a cork was top dog. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

December 16, 2019 at 11:11am

It was a cold morning but turned out to be beautiful day on the Blue Wave. Burt Arceneaux and his buddy David joined me and although we had to move around to make it happen the Matrix Shad Green Hornet and Shrimp Creole put a hurt on the specks. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

December 09, 2019 at 3:58pm

Last Monday we had hard post front conditions. Water temps dropped 10 degrees and water levels were extremely low. Phil brought Katie, Vinnie, and Nick that were in town from England to do some fishing. We didn’t even mess with the trout. Started out with chocolate milk water catching a few reds but with a little move I found a little cleaner water and a pocket of beautiful reds. We worked them over before hitting a sheepshead hole to finish off a meat all day. Thanks Capt. T-Love for setting up the trip. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

December 08, 2019 at 7:47am

Eric Frank’s crew joined me on a windy Saturday 11/30. Water temps were up and so we had fish spread all over the place. We started in the marsh and worked our way to the big water. The crew caught a ton of throwbacks but also put a good number of keepers together even with all the boat traffic from the holiday weekend. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

December 06, 2019 at 10:18am

We ran into a wall on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Last year a Bruce McClue was with me on Black Friday while the wives went shopping we went fishing and they smacked the trout. This year was a whole different story. Water temps close to 70 and the wind being up we found a lot of throwbacks and just as many boats fishing. Made for a very tough day. But we post the good and the bad and luckily the bad don’t happen often but it does happen. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

December 06, 2019 at 10:14am

I’m a slacker on reports. Brent Ward’s crew had a great day beating up on the trout . A few stops using the Glow Matrix Shad under a cork did the trout in. Thanks Capt. Marty LaCoste for setting up the trip. It was a wet one last Saturday for Joey Billiot’s Crew. Guys wanted to go rain or shine so we waited for plenty of light then headed out in a light rain. Unfortunately a boat had some issues navigating because as we were headed down the bayou we saw a bay boat up in the marsh grass and an oyster boat trying to pull him out. I know there has been one oyster boat out there with no stern light so if you’re leaving in the dark be careful. Not sure what happened but I was glad to see the guys weren’t hurt. We had light rain pretty much all morning but luckily the fish still bit. Glow Matrix under a cork and green hornet tight lined did the work. Thanks Capt. Kevin for running the second boat. Durel, his wife Anne Matherne, and Son Brody were back on the Blue Wave for 2 days. We had perfect weather on day 1 and day 2 was really windy but the “keeper” trout were tough to find. We moved all over and put a nice pile together but it wasn’t easy like it’s been. We did catch a bunch of fish which was fun because there is no shortage of small trout. We normally don’t see that many throwbacks during this time of year but it’s been different this year. Just means the spring should be really good! Glow Matrix Shad under a cork was the ticket. Thanks Capt. Marty for setting up the trip. Thanks Capt. Kevin for taking care of Clay’s crew. Capt. Travis Miller Miller-timefishingcharters.com

December 01, 2019 at 3:00pm

Micheal Anthony’s crew were back. 2 weeks ago they had a great trip and they followed it up with 2 great days again. With the water temps creeping around 54 degrees both days we had the trout stacked up and made easy work. Glow Matrix Shad under a cork along tide lines did the trick. Thanks Capts. Marty and Kevin for running the other 2 boats. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

November 27, 2019 at 7:42am

Steve Watkins and crew were back down from South Carolina for two days. On day 1 we found the reds piled up in a cut. All the reds were really thick, at first glass most looked like bulls but most were 25-26inch tournament winners. With the K2 stuffed we went looking for some trout. Found a pile in a current line using Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork. The guys said they caught plenty of fish on day 1 so day 2 turned into a catch and release day. Thanks Capts. Kevin and Lonnie for taking care of Ryan Landry’s crew. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

November 27, 2019 at 7:37am

Following the hard front last Tuesday we had a secondary front come thru Thursday. Cason, Shelly, and Jason were with a big group coming down to fish two days so they were up for the challenge which was a bit of a surprise because Cason and Shelly don’t fish. After instructions on how to use the reels we were off. Thursday it drizzled all day on us and between that and dirty water it was a very slow start. I covered some area before finding a pile of reds. Friday the wind blew hard and we lost Cason due to a little excessive drinking the night before lol. We found the reds piled up and it didn’t take long to fill the K2. We took a peak for some trout but with water temps in the low 50’s we only found 1 to play. Thanks Capt. Marty for setting up the two day trip. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

November 18, 2019 at 8:51am

Cole and Caitlin came down from Kentucky Monday Nov. 11 and found a great trout bite. Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork over reefs was the ticket. We took a peak at the reds after the K2 was full and found a few before calling it quits. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

November 18, 2019 at 8:41am

Last Wednesday and Thursday I had Bobby, Dale, Larry, and Clint with me. Day 1 we got on a lights out bite as we landed on a pile of trout chasing really small shrimp. The guys made short work on the trout and we spent the rest of the morning chasing reds. We found a slow bite catching a few before calling it a day. Thursday started with a fast bite but the school didn?t stick around so we were off searching. Fortunately the trout were everywhere so after a few stops the guys made it happen. Both days Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork was the ticket. Thanks Capt. Marty for setting up the trips. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

November 13, 2019 at 3:22pm

Micheal Anthony’s crew were down at the Reel inn for 2 days. On day 1 we started where I beat the fish up the day before with the wedding crew only to have a slack tide. We waited it out and got onto an every cast bite until a Keywest thought him catching was more important than my guys. He trolled up and me thinking he was just trying to go around me he decided to drop his anchor right where we were catching. He didn’t even care when our corks were right at his boat but you can’t fix stupid and of course he shut down our bite and didn’t catch himself so we were off to find some more fish which we did thankfully. Day 2 I started in another area in hopes not to get Key West again and low and behold a flock of birds popped up and the guys put a whooping on the trout. We added a few reds before taking it to the dock. Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork was the ticket. Thanks Capts. Kevin and LB for running the other boats. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

November 09, 2019 at 9:31am

Yep I said it, Byron Lemoine has fished with me for years and when he called me up asking if we could mix a fishing trip and a wedding together I was all for it. We had a perfect set up with a small set of birds diving on some shrimp outside of a cut at daybreak. Birds left but the trout stayed. It didn’t matter what we threw at them the trout ate everything. We even caught a few doubles. We finished off the trip with a wedding. Thanks Byron for letting me be involved in your special day. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

November 09, 2019 at 9:05am

The Dairy Farmers Crew we’re back for their annual trip and were dealt some tough weather but the guys made the best of it. Day 1 we had off and on rain but the trout bite was very good. Day 2 we held off for the front to pass before we headed out. Really high winds and cold temps made for a very tough day of fishing. Day 3 was cold but the winds calmed down a bit and we were able to put together a nice box of trout, sheepshead, and reds. Thanks Capts, Marty, Kevin, Hook, Shawn P, Elton, and Austin for running the other boats and Leonard for keeping the guys’ bellies full. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

November 06, 2019 at 6:13pm

Kirby Gravois’s crew came down right after Tropical Storm Olga hit us with some really high waters. Not know what we would find we headed out and hit cuts with water falling hard out of them. Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork letting them drift in the tide was the ticket. George Marretta’s crew came down the following day and we used the same tactics as the day before. We never found them piled up but by the end of the day the guys put a pile together. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

November 02, 2019 at 8:43am
A comment titled: Re: Fishing an incoming tide in response to a report titled: Fishing an incoming tide

I typically fish wind conditions more than tides. Basically meaning I’m fishing leeward sides of lakes and bays unless there is no wind or very little. As long as the tide is moving I’m usually happy. With that said if there is no wind or very little wind and I can fish anywhere, I usually focus more on prominent points rather than cuts, reefs that are located more away from cuts or in the middle of lakes and bays, and if I do fish cuts I’ll fish them on south side of lakes and bays where the water is flowing into a lake or bay. What I find mostly this time of year the trout will feed more heavily on falling tides so regardless of what you’re doing on an incoming tide the bite might not be as good. I typically find trout stack up on falling tides in or very close to cuts that have water coming out of the marsh and feed heavy on shrimp, as the tide slows, those fish spread out. So if you have a reef 100 yards away from a cut I typically will find a better bite on incoming tides in those areas. If all else fails don’t over analyze it, keep moving trying different methods and when you find one that works try to mimic what you did.

October 26, 2019 at 4:42pm
A comment titled: Re: Solid trout bite in response to a report titled: Solid trout bite

Posted it yesterday (Saturday) saying it was trip from yesterday (Friday).

April 14, 2019 at 7:00am
A comment titled: Re: Beautiful sight! in response to a report titled: Beautiful sight!

March is a transition month for trout so try to think of the highways they travel into the marsh because they are working their way out into the lakes and toward the Gulf to spawn. Crazy thing is right now trout are being caught in the marsh, in the lakes, and offshore but you have to be willing to move around and find them. Weather typically dictates where you can fish in March. Hard south winds you fish south ends of all the lakes, north winds you fish the north sides and so on. Hope that helps.

March 04, 2019 at 7:00am
A comment titled: Re: Catching but can’t be picky in response to a report titled: Catching but can’t be picky

Sheepshead definitely get a bad name. Most clients either tell me they haven’t had them before or like them but don’t like cleaning them. But when you have me cleaning them I always say load the box 😂

January 14, 2019 at 7:04pm
A comment titled: Re: Super surprised Friday in response to a report titled: Super surprised Friday

Thanks

December 16, 2018 at 4:31pm
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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 at 5:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Similar 2 days in response to a report titled: Similar 2 days

It was hot 😂

May 13, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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
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