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I know it's been a tough summer for trout numbers.
But we have had some terrible days this year - I read where a guide has a good day or 2 - but not like normal. Even now some of the guides talk about the catches but the pictures show 4-5 anglers with 20-30 trout. Just this past week I'm only seeing redfish catches.
I have fished a dozen or so times this summer and never ran into a school of throw back trout.
Anybody have any answers ?
I'm taking to fellow fishermen from East Louisiana to Dulac area.
Hopefully the fall fishing picks up.

rant over.

August 07, 2018 at 5:55pm

Maybe I just can't find it - but didn't there use to be a way to browse Fishing Reports by area? I know when I go post a report it asks what area to put it in - but I can see a way to browse like years past? Hopefully someone can show me how to get to the links - but for now if I post into a certain folder I create a shortcut to that folder.

Thanks guys -
I believe more people would be on the forum if they were formatted like THT or BBC (The Hull Truth or BassBoatCentral)


June 18, 2018 at 4:06pm

Struggled to catch trout at Last Island on Saturday.
My wife and I did manage to catch 12 nice trout 16-20' close to noon.
But we watched nobody catching trout all along the island?
Dozen boats & more than dozen waders...

Is the fresh water the problem?
I had heard of limits last Tuesday/Wednesday on East Timberlier.

May 21, 2018 at 2:52pm

If anyone gets House Floor Updates - please post.

It started late.

Amendment 3033 passed - pushing till 2020 and effective resolution.

Blame Gisclair for this - bought and paid for...

April 17, 2018 at 2:43pm

We caught a bunch of trout on Saturday at Raccoon Point using soft plastics, BUT we also had a bunch of small 6-8' fish that kept eating our plastics in half, we hooked a few and they kinda looked like Bluefish or shad type (not pinfish).
Does anyone know what they were?

Thanks in advance

I wish I would have snapped a photo.

June 08, 2015 at 8:57pm

Here's the plan and question for this weekend:
We'll be in Dulac area and can launch at T-Irv's and fish south towards Sister Lake area or Launch at bridge and fish Lake Boudreaux area.
We're looking for trout and/or reds. What would be your advise if you know of these areas?

I've usually struggled finding trout in the early spring - Is it more of hit-miss with 1-2 per point or is it weather condition driven?

Thanks guys for any pointers

April 21, 2014 at 6:22pm

3 of us are going tomorrow - place is undecided. We have ruled out Laffite - reports are bad water and I read about the fish kill.
The winds will pick up tomorrow (of course that's everytime we launch the boat. I was wondering what would be your plan if going tomorrow? do we drive south till we find cleaner water? do we use dead shrimp? do we even look for trout? will the dead ends be the best bet?
We'll probably launch around Dulac (T-irv's or Falgout area)
Thanks if you respond - and Geaux Saints...

even if we don't set the hook - 3 friends and a few bud lights will still be good

January 22, 2010 at 2:16pm

I've been reading these reports for years. We've been a hit & miss type of guys - Some trips great some horrible. When everyone is catching I can usually find fish - But when it's slow I struggle although I always come home to read about this guy catching a limit withing 5-10 miles of where I was fishing. So I'd like to educate my fishing skills further by perhaps taking a guided trip on areas I'll fish later.
What guide or guides will fit my preferences:
1. Dulac/Cocodrie (Sister Lake - Grand Calliou)
2. Good teacher (different areas - not neccessarily running to rigs and catching limit on 1 bait)
3. Allow me to drink a few beers while fishing
4. Be friendly and have fun

I would rather fish 6-8 areas and be taught what to look for and wind up short of a limit verses running to a point casting same bait till limit is reached.

I realize I don't post often - But I read regularly.

June 15, 2009 at 8:59am

All the great reports have limits in the morning before my coffee has passed. Is anyone catching fish in the evening on the falling tides? I'm planning on possibly going tomorrow after lunch. Should you fish upcurrent or downcurrent of a falling tide. I usually fish the cuts on the beach from Grand Caillou to Pass Wilson.

I usually launch at T-Irvs - But it seems most of you launch at the end of 315. (what's the name of that launch)

It's great to see all of you guys catching trout again. Please send any helpful tips you can without giving away your best spots..

"Nameless" Bay Boat

June 13, 2007 at 2:00pm

Just purchased a new Lowrance 332C. I'm waiting on the Mapcreate 7.0 version which was scheduled for early April now may be June. The base map is not what I want to count on. Most of my fishing is marsh fishing in Dularge area. If legalities permit, I'm looking to borrow or buy a SD card with the maps, oe start looking for other mapping options.

I have a very old version of Mapcreate (1.3) that was used with my handheld GlobalMap 100. But I'm unable to send map to anything but GPS on a COM Port. If someone has an answer for how to fake program to write to SD card instead of looking for GPS device I'd appreciate it.

May 02, 2007 at 10:51am
A comment titled: Re: House Bill 391 and the CCA in response to a report titled: House Bill 391 and the CCA

Only these highlighted voted for HB391

It's Election Day

November 06, 2018 at 2:26pm

Trout At Last Island Report:
Wife & I fished Friday (8/10) at Last Island
Zero Trout 7:00 am till lunch
Saw 4 other boats and talked to 2 of them
They had 3 people in each - 10 trout in one boat 4 trout in other
The other 2 boats were sitting on east end at the first set of rocks
each had at least 4 people and I never saw a hook set.

Went inshore and found the redfish.

I searched under my boat for a trout deterrent (none found).
I'll hold off til October unless someone tells me 'you can't miss'

August 14, 2018 at 2:07pm
A comment titled: Re: Dularge in response to a report titled: Dularge

Let me start by saying I'm not a guide.
We have been struggling to put together a decent trout trip.
We fished the islands on Friday.
Zero trout from 7am-11am.
Saw 4 other boats and talked to 2 of them
1 boat said 4 trout.
other boat said 10 trout.
These guys were fishing together because they both said the other boat was full of a bunch of liars. lol.

We didn't have live bait, although the boats on the rocks (east end) were using live shrimp but not catching anything but catfish from what I saw.
When you get tired of not catching trout - the reds are plentiful in the ponds....

August 13, 2018 at 9:12am

What about areas further west (Dularge etc) that are not that affected by the freshwater of the Mississippi - but maybe the Atchafalaya?

August 09, 2018 at 11:51am

Thanks for the informative replies.
It all makes starts to make sense when I factor in that we were catching larger than normal trout (April-May) which were able to survive the cold better than smaller trout.
I'm also hearing that trout are in deeper waters than normal (which could mean both temps and salinity)

After taking mostly 2 years off from fishing to repair house after August flood - I was sure hoping that 2018 spring/summer would be a bell weather season. I'll keep casting until the fall trout show up. And Reds on the half shell topped with crab meat aren't the worst thing to live with....

Thanks guys

August 08, 2018 at 3:00pm

Keeping this thread alive - I'd like to know if anyone is using the Berkley Inshore spinning rods?

As far as reels go -
I used to like Shimano's (quality is down)
I switched to Penn Battle II - still great for price
but new favorite is the Daiwa BG 2500-3500 sized reels.

Don't like Abu Garcia spinning reels but I do like their casting Inshore Model.
Berkley Cherrywood rods for my guest.- so when they break em I don't even cringe.

August 02, 2018 at 12:50pm

Almost 500 views and no answer on how to quickly view area specific reports? ie Dulac/Cocodrie

June 25, 2018 at 9:25am
A comment titled: Re: Grand Isle in response to a report titled: Grand Isle

Experiencing the same in Dulac/Cocodrie.

Pull up and catch 3-4 nice trout and then nothing.
next spot zero fish.
5 spots later - 3-4 nice trout again.

Work hard for 12-18 trout, although they have been 15-20 inch range.
Wife even caught double 18' trout on plastic - next bite was an hour later...????

I've been watching the guide reports - and they are still catching some trout but it haven't seen many steady 'early limits' 'back at camp by 9' reports.

Good Luck - keep casting -

June 19, 2018 at 1:06pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout are Back Baby! in response to a report titled: Trout are Back Baby!

Is the date correct? 4 weeks ago?

May 14, 2018 at 11:24am
A comment titled: Re: Newman Investigation in response to a report titled: Newman Investigation

Louisiana reputation continues....

May 02, 2018 at 1:22pm
A comment titled: Re: cocodrie in response to a report titled: cocodrie

I'm looking to go this weekend also (Dulac Area).
Where are they? I'm guessing around Sister Lake / Hackberry /Coast Line, I haven't been this year except to run the boat. The water was horrible back in March.
Is the wind and these tides keeping it muddied up?
It feels like summer is coming later than normal this year. Usually April people are catching and May it is on; just seems that the weather keeps blowing and bringing crazy storms.

Good Luck

April 23, 2018 at 6:06pm
A comment titled: Re: Plastics for reds in response to a report titled: Plastics for reds

Different days - different results.
Some days if you spot the wake or see one feeding if you get that Strike King Redfish Magic spinner bait anywhere near it its on.
Other days that spinner will run them out of the ponds.

always experiment and take note of what works,
Always try and throw past a spotted redfish and work bait slowly in front of him.

Sometimes that cork jig head tipped with shrimp on points is what it takes. - You are letting the reds find the bait.

And sometimes you have to buy ground meat for hamburgers after long day of fishing...

April 03, 2018 at 4:18pm
A comment titled: Re: A good “Good Friday” in response to a report titled: A good “Good Friday”

Correct me if wrong - but I've been taught to cut the back tail off of the shark and 'bleed' them which means they actually urinate into their skin making themselves un-tasty.
By bleeding them the ammonia is removed from shark and doesn't enter the meat a defense mechanism.
Caught one in Florida on beach years ago and we tried cooking it at least 3 or 4 ways. The only edible way was to grill on pit like steak. (Frying/Baking/Sauteing was horrible).

April 02, 2018 at 5:53pm
A comment titled: Re: HB 391 in response to a report titled: HB 391

Punisher69 -
From my understanding - your duck leases will still be valid for duck hunting. On these tidal moving waters (if not gate installed before March 2018) people will be able to fish these waters [not hunt].
Specifically if anyone would own land on both bank of navigable waterway they could put up a barricade and actually prevent you from getting to your lease today (if only have inlet)
Louisiana is the only state that allows blockading a waterway if : you dredged the canal, or you own lease all property around waterway even if navigable by boat.
This battle has been going on for years starting with the upper Mississippi flooded banks where landowners have been able to run fishermen off the water stating they were trespassing.

April 02, 2018 at 5:39pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake boudreaux speckled trout in response to a report titled: Lake boudreaux speckled trout

I actually caught the trout in the same 3-4' shallow water where I was targeting redfish. Mixed in the grassy areas -

July 06, 2015 at 2:29pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake boudreaux speckled trout in response to a report titled: Lake boudreaux speckled trout

I'd imagine the trout are further south, but I've caught big rogue trout this time of year while targeting redfish in Lake Boudreaux.

July 01, 2015 at 5:05pm
A comment titled: Re: Thanks to Capt. Chris V. in response to a report titled: Thanks to Capt. Chris V.

Wanted to add to the weekend report in Dulac, - I had blown off fishing on Thursday because of weather reports, Cleaned up around house till noon on Friday - Could Not stand it anymore - Called wife and told her to get off work we're headed down -
Fished 1.5 hours Friday evening and a few hours Saturday morning - Stayed close to camp (Near T-Irv's) in case of bad storms...
Caught 2 keeper reds and 2 good trout (over 16') - perfect for grilling dinner with camp neighbors Sat afternoon.

April 13, 2015 at 4:48pm
A comment titled: Article on Raccoon Point in response to a report titled: Summer Time Bite Is On!

Can someone point me to 'the piece' on Raccoon Point? I seached through John Mcqueen's article but i came up empty.


May 22, 2013 at 1:40pm
A comment titled: IF...... in response to a report titled: The best boat

1. Shearwater 25'
2. Yellowfin (any)
3. Blackjack 24' (not yet in construction)
4. BlueWave PureBay 24'

But on any given Saturday this list can change (if the wind is blowing harder than I want, If I stranded on a mud flat, If the redfish are finnin' in 6' of water, If wife has to go to bathroom)

Hell - I'd even like to know first hand what the turning radius is on one of Carnival's cruise ships....

If Only .....

June 30, 2011 at 5:06pm
A comment titled: Evening Fish? in response to a report titled: Jumping in the boat?

3 of us are headed down to Dulac (launching at T-Irvs) but 2 of the 3 work on Friday. We can make it to launch if we hurry and get about 1-2 hours fishing or take our time, unload at camp, and get an early start on Saturday.

My question is: Are the fish biting well enough to warrant a 14 mile run to coast? Would you just stay in marsh and try for reds? Or would you save gas and be on the water ready to cast 30 minutes before daylight?

June 30, 2011 at 4:27pm
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