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The winds have been a pain and have dictated what we can and cannot do. Tuesday and Wednesday Bobby Dixon’s crew from Texas came in. High winds had us redfishing Tuesday but winds laid down a bit for Wednesday so we chased the trout. The guys did real well using gold spoons and green Hornet Matrix under a cork for the reds and double rigged Matrix and live shrimp for the trout. Thursday afternoon and Friday Rick Chappuis and the Home Bank crew were in. Winds were slightly up but guys wanted trout so we took a shot at it. Thursday afternoon was slower than Friday morning but my crew put a nice lick on the trout and a bunch of Sheepshead together for the afternoon trip while mainly all trout for the morning trip. Thanks Capts. Kevin and Marty for helping me out. Double rigged Matrix and live shrimp was the ticket. Saturday and Sunday Tracy Hilburn came down from North Louisiana and were greeted with really high winds. Saturday went off without a snag as we put slots and bulls together. Sunday didn’t pan out as well because the big storms chased us in early but we were able to put together a little pile of slots and a few drum before all hell broke loose. Gold spoons and Matrix under a cork worked on the slots while the bigger reds and drum wanted the cracked crabs. Thanks Capt. Marty for running the second boat. Monday we actually had low winds and Jerry Blouin’s family slimed up the Bluewave nicely using double rigged Matrix and live shrimp. Sure felt good not dealing with the high winds. Capt. Travis Miller Miller-timefishingcharters.com

May 21 at 9:42am

It’s been a busy week and haven’t been able to keep up with the reports so here is from last Sunday to yesterday (Saturday). I’ve been letting the weather dictate what we fish for. Got to trout fish a few days then it turned to redfishing due to all the high winds. Thanks to the crews of Shannon Bertrand, Aaron Lawler, Josh Jarreau, Chet Brown, and 2 days of Inolect for coming down and trusting us to put you on fish. Thanks Capts. Rd and Labat for helping out with the extra boats and Capt. Marty for setting up the 2 day trip with the Inolect crew. Redfish have been on windy points and in duck ponds using Green Hornet Matrix tipped with shrimp under a cork while the trout are falling for live shrimp and shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

May 12 at 9:00pm

Tuesday and Wednesday I had Duane Ramon’s crew down at the Reel Inn. Day 1 the wind blew really hard so we grinded on the reds. Day 2 Duane added 2 more boats so Capts. Marty and Kevin helped me out while Capt. Lloyd took care of Dan McNeil’s crew. The guys wanted to take a shot at trout so that’s what we did and it was a mix bag with some of the guys finishing their days fishing for reds. My guys stuck it out in the trout and round up with a good box. Thanks Capts for all your help! Thursday was really windy but Brett Stokes crew wanted to take a shot on the trout. We started real slow but as the winds calmed the bite got better. Trout were running small and about half were throwbacks but at the end of the day the guys had a nice catch. Friday Brian Puls and Jeff made the maiden voyage on the new Bluewave. We had an interesting start but the guys got on a good run of bigger trout and it made our day. Brian took big trout honors with a 3.4lbs trout. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

May 04 at 10:34am

Friday - Jeff Beatty brought a crew down and with the wind blowing like they seem to be everyday lately we redfishes. It was a slow start catching a few we finally landed on a good bank. Green Hornet Matrix under a cork tipped with shrimp was the ticket. Saturday- I took out Josh Cockfield’s crew while Capts. Lonnie, Rob, Hook, Casey, and Too Hot Labat took care of the Craine Electric and Drywall crew. Thanks Capts for taking care of Robert and crew. My guys like trout so we took a peak at a few stops finding 10 trout before moving to reds. Many moves later we finally found a bank holding some reds. Green Hornet Matrix under a cork tipped with shrimp was the ticket. Sunday - Craine Electric was on day 2 and with perfect conditions we all went trout fishing. The guys smacked the trout before having to he’s back to Arkansas. Reefs and current lines held the trout. Double rigged matrix and live shrimp under a cork was the ticket. Thanks Capts. Marty, Rob, Lonnie, Marty, and Labat for helping me out with the big crew. Monday- Dan Ulrich and crew came in from Oklahoma. The guys wanted to trout fish so after a failure to secure live shrimp we headed out with Matrix Shad. A few here and there before we finally found a school over a reef. We worked them over until mid morning then headed to the ponds for some lagniappe fish. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

April 29 at 8:02pm

Finally after about 2 weeks we finally got to chase trout on Wednesday. Joe’s crew came in to play with some trout. Steady bite early with plenty of catch and release 😳 but the guys had a good time and put plenty on ice before calling it a day. Matrix Shad in avocado and shrimp Creole were top colors. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

April 25 at 5:23pm

Seems to be a theme lately fishing after these crazy winds. After rescheduling Friday I fished yesterday with Bryan and Sammy and the Bluewave was all over the place looking for a bite. Fished clean, stained, and dirty water with the Green Hornet Matrix under a cork. We put in an effort second to none and earned what we caught. Thanks guys for hanging in there. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

April 21 at 6:50pm

Just finished up 2 days helping Capt. Lloyd out with the Habit Outdoors crew. On Monday and Tuesday we had to do some searching following the two days of hurricane force winds. There were some dead zones and zones with schools of reds so we had to cover a lot of water and had to fish clean and dirty water to make it happen. Green Hornet Matrix tipped with a little bait shrimp was the ticket. Thanks Capt. for setting up the trip. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

April 18 at 12:50pm

Yesterday I had the anonymous crew back on the Bluewave. The guys wanted to target trout so we took our shot even though the bite has been hit and miss lately. We had to make several moves but the guys put together a nice pile with a lagniappe red. Matrix Shad tightlined and under a cork did the trick. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

April 13 at 7:27pm

Corey, Ryan, and Pop joined me the other day. Following the washing machine type winds, the water was roughed up pretty much everywhere. Guys worked hard and stuck with it. A lot of throwbacks on the day which is good action just not good if you’re hungry 😂. Thanks guys for hanging in there on a tough bite. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

April 13 at 9:42am

Saturday and Sunday were complete opposite in terms of weather. Saturday was calm and foggy while Sunday was a kite flying day. Fortunately both days planned out. Saturday I had the anonymous crew. The guys put a hurt on the reds and then we ran around looking for trout. We found half of them in about 5ft of water in a tide line and the other half in about 3ft of water over a reef. Matrix Shad under a cork was the ticket, Green Hornet for the reds and Shrimp Creole for the trout. Thanks Capt. Lonnie for taking care of John Marino’s crew as they had a great catch of reds. Yesterday, Sunday Steve Sasser’s group jumped on the Bluewave. We left out of the Reel Inn with winds close to 20mph which was actually low compared to what it got up to. Using the Motorguide Xi5 and my Powerpole together I was able to keep the boat parallel to the bank even in the wind so no one was left out. Definitely lucky to have all the bells and whistles to make it easier on us. The crew put a good lick on the reds using the Green Hornet Matrix under a Texas Swing Cork. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

April 08 at 2:16pm

Two day report, helped out Capt. Lloyd Thursday with a big group from all over the US. Kenny and John were with me on the Bluewave and the weather was garbage but with it being day 1 of 3 the guys just wanted to get out of the camp for a few hours. We left late because of all the rain and we got to fish for a short period then sit at a camp watching storms. That was the theme until the guys called uncle. We put a handful of keepers in the boat before the mother of all mother of storms chased us in. Thanks Capt. Lloyd for setting up the trip. Friday we had some showers and fog early but Jason Garrett, his wife Erin and son Ethan were ready to roll. They beat up the reds with a Green Hornet Matrix under a cork and then we hit a handful of stops for trout but only found a handful of keepers. Capt. Travis Miller Miller-timefishingcharters.com 985-981-6434

April 08 at 1:59pm

On Friday Mr. Anonymous joined me. He was supposed to have a buddy come but he got caught up at the airport so there were just 2 of us on Bluewave. Throwing Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork in about 2ft of water did the trick. Decent bite early then the trout went lock jaw for a couple hours then turned back on. With a cancellation Saturday I was able to go meet Ralph Abraham aka Doc, a candidate for this year’s Governor race. Along with a few other charter guides, representatives of the charter boat association and a biologist we discussed the future of our industry, the future of Louisiana culture and the challenges we face, and public access to navigable waterways. He is a straight up guy who impressed me by listening and asking questions. I definitely would recommend everyone reading up on Doc and consider voting for him. With the front passing yesterday my trip for today decided to push there day to later this month so I won’t have a report on what’s going on til later this week. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

April 01 at 11:13am

Seems like every year in March many of us are scratching our heads about the trout bite and then like a light switch the trout show up hungry. That time seems to be now and a lot has to do with the weather. Friday was really as easy as it gets and Saturday with Hugh Engles crew was different the results were the same. We started off with really foggy conditions. I showed up where I had caught the day before only to find a big fat 0. A change in location had me pulling out the net on a fat trout. Working a Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork over reefs and points the guys steadily put fish on ice for the rest of the day. At the end of the day they had a pile. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

March 24 at 8:31pm

Friday Jim Deshotel came down with his family. It was a sweet sight to see a flock of birds as I was pulling up to my first stop. Trolled in and dropped the PP and my crew put a hurt on the trout everycast. Birds left but the fish didn’t. We put around 80 on ice before having to start trolling around. School trout early but as the bite slowed the bigger trout started to bite. Once the K2 was full of trout we spent the next couple of hours hitting points for reds and drum. We only found a few heads and 1 keeper red before calling it a day. Shrimp Creole and Lemonhead Matrix under a cork did the trick. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

March 24 at 9:42am

Saturday the Barr family were down at the Reel Inn and they got some nasty conditions. We had to wait on the rain to pass before we headed out. The goal was to catch heads and preferably a bunch of them. We put a couple hours in and filled the K2 up. Bait shrimp on a 1/4oz jighead was all that was needed. We added a couple reds and a drum to box before we took it back to the camp. Thanks Capt. Marty for setting up the trip. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

March 18 at 10:52am

Ryan Valentine’s sister is getting married next week so he and Corey Summers brought down the future brother in law along with family and friends to the Reel Inn on Thursday. The wind blew hard and the gusts were brutal. We started throwing vortex Shad on a spinnerbait in a pond on connecting on a few before we headed out to the big water. We fished the leeward side of the lakes and found a mix of reds, drum, and heads using bait shrimp under a cork. With the guys scheduled to fish Friday too we woke up and with the front on top of us and the cold hard north winds blowing the guys decided to comeback in May instead braving the tough conditions which I think was the right call. Thanks Capt. Marty for running the 2nd boat. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

March 18 at 10:35am

Yesterday the wind blew and blew even harder as the day went on for Dan McNeil and his out of state crew. The guys earned them but for little tide and a bunch of wind the guys put together a nice mess. We threw the kitchen sink at them from Green Hornet Matrix Shad, Hall Hd spinnerbaits, and ole faithful bait shrimp under a cork to make it happen. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

March 10 at 9:15am

With February my slow month it’s all about getting honey do’s at home and the camp done. March starts my season and with conditions finally really good I decided to head out by myself on Friday. I didn’t invite anyone because I really just wanted to worry about myself and play. In hindsight I should’ve invited some buddies because the trout bite was on. At one point I caught 8-10 in a row and which showed me some these fish are schooled up. Caught a few bull reds in the mix which added to the fun. Shrimp Creole Matrix Shad under a cork along a current line was the ticket. After I finished up I went looking around just to see where trout were hiding. They aren’t everywhere in big numbers but as long as you are moving around you should be able to find a pile. This front moving thru today will probably throw a wrench in the trout bite for a few days but with what I saw we are in for a great Spring. Capt. Travis Miller 985-981-6434 Miller-timefishingcharters.com

March 03 at 3:11pm

Went in search of the elusive trout and they were Very elusive early. Crazy when you have as many white bass (which I’ve never caught before) as trout. The winds were up and we made multiple stops and spent most of our morning searching for trout before ditching it. We drifted 2 banks for some reds before making one last stop for trout. We found a nice bite with a plenty of 11.5 inch trout mixed in which is always a good sign to see in February. Matrix Shad did the work!

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

February 19 at 11:46am

February is typically our slowest month for charters so I haven’t been on the water in some time. Weather dictates our trout catch in February while reds and heads are usually your best bet til March. I took a look around this past Wednesday morning for a few hours. Not a great bite but I decided to go look around and check 5 completely different areas to try and keep the pulse of what’s going on instead of grinding on an area to put more fish in the box. Trout wanted mainly the Glow Matrix tightlined and the reds preferred the plastic tightlined over the bait shrimp.

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

February 08 at 10:44am
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 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 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 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
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
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