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After some vacation time I was back fishing Saturday and Sunday with Jack Legendre crew. I had Stevo, Brent, Hunter, and Grant both days. Saturday we had prefrontal conditions, strong south winds, high water, and incoming tide. We found a slow trout bite but it just enough to keep us at it for most of the day. All our trout were caught with Glow Matrix Shad under a cork in about 2-3ft of water. We took a peek at some heads and reds but the front pushing thru pushed us in before finding much.
Sunday was completely opposite with low water, high north winds and a falling tide. Water was actually cleaner with the falling tide but the trout bite was slow and instead of the cork they wanted the glow Matrix Shad slow on the bottom in 5-6ft of water. Since the guys had some fried Sheepshead the night before the guys were good ditching the trout for the heads. We made two stops and found a colony of the heads before the guys called it so they could get home for the Saints game. The trout bite has been slow so it’s thats time of you want to catch you go after whatever bites. Thanks Capt. Marty for setting up the trip.

Capt. Travis Miller
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January 14 at 4:45pm

Kelly Mayeux was back on the Bluewave and he brought trouble with him, Mike, Pepper, and Mike. We started with a lot of fog and cold water. The trout bite was slow and very subtle. We pecked away having plenty of throwbacks before we decided to ditch the trout and find the convicts. They were tic tic tic. Big thanks to Shawn P Whitney for helping me clean them.

Capt. Travis Miller
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December 19, 2018 at 10:31am

Holy Sheepshead!!! Jason Garrett brought his son Ethan down for his birthday Saturday. His mom Diana and dad Ed were in from New Mexico so they jumped on the Bluewave with them. It was another cold, windy day but we found a slow steady trout bite everywhere we went. Toward the end of the trip we went looking to put Diana on a redfish when we ran into a colony of sheepshead. We actually had to stop and leave due to the K2 not having anymore room which is always sweet problem to have. The Glow Matrix Shad continues to be top producer.

Capt. Travis Miller
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December 17, 2018 at 9:27am

Eric, Bernie, and Juan new what to expect but what was expected didn’t happen. Winds were supposed to be up to 25mph which was true but luckily we got an hour or so before they did pick up and with the incoming tide we put a good mess of trout together. With a little over 30 on ice the tide switched and we went thru a dry spell so we went looking and after a handful of stops we found a nice pile ready to eat. By the end of the day the guys put a lot more trout than I expected on the Bluewave in some ugly conditions. It was a real subtle bite with the Glow Matrix working early and Shrimp Creole Matrix working later in the day.

Capt. Travis Miller
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December 16, 2018 at 11:11am

The bite has been great prior to this last cold front and was teetering on that temp where the trout won’t bite yesterday. George Marretta and his buddies Billy and Mike were back. The warmest water I found was 55 degrees and that was at daybreak. The trout bite was good for the first hour or so but a lot of them were throwbacks. The trout preferred Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork at those temps which was a first in weeks the trout favored a cork. We made a few moves thru the day fishing 2ft to 6ft of water and the trout grew as the day went on. The guys put together a nice mess of trout and added a handful of reds and heads as lagniappe. In areas where the water temp was 53 we switched over to a tight line with a slow retrieval and had more success. Tomorrow might be some tough fishing with winds between 20-30mph out the west which is our worst wind and may affect the water quality over the weekend but after a few days I’d like to think the bite will get back on track.

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December 13, 2018 at 6:33pm

Friday morning I had Mark Murret back with me along with his wife Donna and in-laws Jannette and Dick. A little chilly ride out but well worth it as we found the trout stacked up. Dick had the hot hand and every bite came a Whoa out of his mouth. I couldn’t help and laugh all morning. There were a few Whoas when he hooked a red. We found the trout in a hard falling tide casting down current working it up slow. Glow and Green Hornet Matrix did the trick. We finished the day trying 2 points for reds but only a few heads to show for it. Water temps were 58 so with this cold front them trout might be shy until that water temp comes back up but we will have to wait and see.

Capt. Travis Miller
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December 09, 2018 at 9:00am

It’s been a very inconsistent year for trout fishing but things seem to be coming around nicely. I just finished up 2 days with Mitch Chapman and buddies Israel and Tim. It was prefront the first day and post front the second day. Day 1 we had 69 degree water temps we started off on a slow bite but very solid sized trout. Many were 16-18inches. Chunking the Green Hornet and Glow Matrix Shad tight lined the trout were nailing the baits. As the morning went in we moved from 5ft water to 2ft water and that’s where the bite picked up. The guys slimed up the Bluewave and added some lagniappe reds and bass. Day 2 following the front we had high winds, cold temps, water temps dropped 5 degrees, a very low tide, and rising barometric pressure. I wasn’t sure if the trout would bite but we had to take a look. We found them in deeper water and got on a run and light switches off. Tried the shallow water with nothing going on so we headed back to deeper water until the sun was up. We finished off our day on a shallow flat.

Capt. Travis Miller
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December 05, 2018 at 9:53am

The weatherman missed the high rain chances Sunday morning. Jeremy Blouin brought his dad Jerry, son Cam, and brother Blaine down to get on the hot trout bite. Outside of a little shower before we left the dock there was only a spit for a minute we had to deal with. Prefront conditions had the trout chewing our Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork. We stuck to a couple points with tide rolling around them to do all our damage. We were able to finish up and make it to the dock before the front pushed thru. The trout have been good size with them mainly going 14-18inches and the largest being a fat boy at 21.5 inches and weighing 4lb 3oz. It’s a great sign for our winter fishing.

Capt. Travis Miller
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November 27, 2018 at 3:50pm

There were a ton of boats out Saturday and unfortunately a few knuckleheads can ruin it for many. Josh Cockfield was back with his boy Luke and his buddy Craig and his boy Thomas. The guys hung strong when watching knuckleheads do their thing without losing it. Fortunately the trout were everywhere so the guys put a hurt on the trout and added a few reds as lagniappe. Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork did the work as usual. Cuts, points and coves were stuffed with trout so my guess even some of the knuckleheads caught even tho they did their best to stop others from catching.

Capt. Travis Miller
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November 27, 2018 at 3:27pm

It’s was Black Friday and my boys from Slidell came down to battle the trout rather than the shoppers. Bruce McClue and his brothers Mike and Willie put on a clinic. The guys put a hurt on the trout and added some reds and heads as lagniappe. Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork on tide lines did the trick.

Capt. Travis Miller
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November 27, 2018 at 9:59am

Shannon and Michelle Bertrand jumped on the Bluewave with me yesterday. We chose to hit the reds first since this past week they have been automatic. They made very quick work on the reds so we had plenty of time to go chase trout. The chase started slow with a few here and there but after a few moves we found them stacked up. A lot of throwbacks mixed in but plenty of keepers with them making it an easy decision to stay. Shannon and Michelle Bertrand jumped on the Bluewave with me yesterday. We chose to hit the reds first since this past week they have been automatic. They made very quick work on the reds so we had plenty of time to go chase trout. The chase started slow with a few here and there but after a few moves we found them stacked up. A lot of throwbacks mixed in but plenty of keepers with them making it an easy decision to stay. Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork did the damage.

Capt. Travis Miller

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November 20, 2018 at 9:29am

Had today off but woke up early so decided to go run around looking for some trout. I didn’t find them stacked but found them in several locations only wanting the shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork. Tried tight lined but they weren’t having it. Water temps ranged from 55-58.

Capt. Travis Miller
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November 18, 2018 at 8:33pm

The Rexel crew were down Saturday and with the water temps being low and the redfish bite being so good it was a no brainer to work over the reds. My guys made short work of them and we took a peak at the trout only to catch more reds. Thanks Capt. Marty for setting up the trip.

Capt. Travis Miller
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November 18, 2018 at 5:11pm

After a few days off to go duck hunting then two cancellations due to the cold I was back on the water Friday. It was a chilly start for Brian Puls, his wife Sheridan and friend Tim. It was Tim’s first time redfishing and like a dream he caught one on his first cast. Sometimes that can be bad luck but the reds were thick and hungry. Short on time because Tim had an early flight out of NOLA my crew went to work. We even had time to make a few stops looking for trout but with water temps at 52 degrees they were in hibernation mode.

Capt. Travis Miller
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November 17, 2018 at 3:52pm

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
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November 13, 2018 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
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November 07, 2018 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
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November 04, 2018 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
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October 30, 2018 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
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October 30, 2018 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
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October 30, 2018 at 10:08am
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
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
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