The fishing has been great lately with lots of reds, drum and sheepshead and even a few trout to show. I'll let the pictures tell the story. Including a south Louisiana slam from Jenna Bergeron.
Great day yesterday with my good customer Bill Darsey and the famed Andy Crawford. We picked around for awhile and then I cracked and took them to the honey hole for some fast action. 75 in da box. Hey marsh man Todd Masson, Andy can actually catch A fish. Top water, live shrimp and plastic caught fish this day. Fishing well heads in the Pelto/Timbalier area.
Last Saturday, Brendan Botts along with his kids, Jordan and Buster wanted in on the great fishing down in Cocodrie, so off we went in the Skeeter. First stop was the bull red extravaganza, bulls everywhere and very hungry. They caught and released a few and off we went for some trout and they cooperated also. Although the bulls followed us and kept pestering Jordan all morning. Then the right one hit and when we netted the red I noticed it had a 'J' for a spot on the tail. Being the great taxidermist that he is Brendan decided to mount the tail for his daughter Jordan. Big Thanks to my son Capt Eric Pellegrin for the use of his boat and the help on this day. It was a great day with great people.
Jason Mouliere, Brad and the wild boys came down for their 10 year in a row to fish with me and boy was it good for the kids. Trout as fast as we could toss for them and it was total controlled chaos as fish and kids were flying every direction. We had a system going, kid reels in a fish hands it to a grown up and goes get a shrimp. Shrimp gets cast out kid reels in and the process starts over. This went on for 75 trout, a few reds and drum, then the water got dirty and the bite stopped. The little ones Riley and Luke wanted to get in the water so I went bring them to the beach and let them out. What a day. Thanks guys for the continued business.
Glen Taylor and friends came down for some good ole South Louisiana fish catching. It wasn't anything fast and furious but it was steady catching all day. Live shrimp did the task of convincing the fish to give up. Great people, thanks for a fun day of fishing.
Jimmy, Tammy, and their son Dr. Matt got in on a beautiful day of trout catching. I called Jimmy yesterday and told him the bite is late so meet me at 9:30 in Cocodrie for the trip. They liked that just fine, and the timing was perfect, Tammie caught a trout on the very first cast. the bite was not fast and furious but steady. Lots of real nice fish with plenty in the 2# range. Largest went 2.85 on the scale at Bait House Seafood. Live shrimp remained the best bait because I am fishing in some very dirty water. At least it was calm today. Its trout time so come on down and get in on this bite.
Chick Schiller and gang came down to sample the fishing out of Cocodrie again this year and were not disappointed. First stop was to get some big reds and we checked that off pretty easy. Add a couple of drum and it was trout time. By now the wind was up to about 15 so we went looking for someplace to get in on the trout without getting beat up too bad. Well that didn't work because the trout wanted to be in the rough surf. We fished trout till we were taking too many waves over the bow and called it a day. the box was getting pretty full so it was not a bad time to go to the dock and get things cleaned up for the second day tomorrow with Chick. Live shrimp were the only way to go today with the very dirty water. Today we fished in water so dirty I couldn't believe I even stopped to try. It took very large shrimp to catch the trout using Carolina rigs. the big shrimp make more noise in the water so the trout could find them without being able to see them. Want in on the catching give me a call. Trip date was 4-23 and 24th
Look deep down this trouts mouth and you will see a Berkley Rattle Shrimp. this is from the catch on 4-11-2018. Just a little hint on what else besides live shrimp the trout are eating.
The wind did not stop the trout from biting today monster shrimp catch big trout. Jimmy Gravois wanted in on the catching so off we went and put a smack on the extra large Cocodrie trout. 4 fish over 4 pounds, a few over 3 pounds, a lot over 2# and about 15 or so under 20 inches. Want in on this give me a call. Capt Tommy Pellegrin, Custom Charters LLC
I had Brian Depaula, Rick and Ricky on board the Skeeter down in Cocodrie on Friday for a great day of fishing. First stop was supposed to be for trout but the bull reds took over and wouldn't give up. I called my son Capt Eric over and he got in on the bulls also. He also started catching a few sheepshead but not fast. I left to go get some quick sheepshead in the box and Capt Eric Pellegrin stayed. We put a bunch of heads in the boat real fast and Eric called and said that the pompano started biting and he was catching a bunch of them. I took off and went back but only got in on the last few minutes of the bite. Eric ended up with 35 and we only had 6. I fired him as usual. Not supposed to catch more than Dad. Thanks to Capt Eric Pellegrin for taking care of Brad Burns and gang, and yes as usual Eric did out-fish his Dad. Give us a call for your trip of a lifetime.
My good friend Bill Darcey got the call yesterday about the big trout that started biting and he dropped everything and came down for a super fish catching trip. Lots of 2.5 pound fish today with the largest going 4+ pounds on the Boga. We had 41 on ice when the bite slowed down. Havoc 5' Grass Pig in Swamp Gas color did it again today. What a great sight to see these big trout come up and head shake. You what in on catching some Louisiana Head Shakers give me a call.
Hugh Lebeouf and I did a little scouting today and found lots of reds but we found the trout and were rewarded with a bunch of fat ones. It's also worm time and all of the worms are on the surface with the fish feasting on them. The reds we caught today would spit up about 100 on the deck of the boat. Everywhere you would look you could see the backs of the fish out of the water foraging on these worms. This made for easy pickings. Berkley Powerbait Rib Shad 4.5' in swamp-gas color and the Havoc Grass Pig 5' in Swamp-gas did most of the work. I did have a lot of fun with the trout slapping the She Dog out of the water but it was more hits than catches with the top water. 4 to 5 strikes per cast was a lot of fun to watch. If you want to get in on catching some real nice trout right now give me a call. Capt Tommy Pellegrin 985-851-3304
What a great start to the New Year. The fishing has been off the charts even though we had some very severe cold weather and low water. Outside in the open bays there are sheepshead to end all sheepshead. Drag pulling 5 to 7 pounders in endless numbers. Along with this is redfish and drum. We are having to toss very large Berkley Rib Shadâs to catch the red fish because the sheepshead will not give the reds a chance on shrimp. What a problem to have, catching too many fish, and great eating fish at that. This will be happening for the next 2 to 3 months so come get in on the great fishing. Stock your freezer with some awesome eating fish. If its trout you want they were hurt a little with the cold but not enough to stop them from feeding on the Berkley Rattle Shrimp in Coastal Candy and Glow colors. On all of the fish we are catching in the marsh you can see the effects of the cold on the fish but they have survived and are hungry. The reds are still stacked in the deep holes for now but with this warm up they will disperse to feed on the flats as the water and bait come back. I put a couple of pictures of the Lowrance showing the school of red fish as they would pass under the boat. If you want to get in on this fantastic fishing (catching) give me a call.
While making a hunting trip to Sonora TX, Mr. Ted Price mentioned that he wanted some fresh trout to make Trout Almondine. So my buddy Duke Gallagher called and asked if the trout are biting this week and I said yes lets go, WOW were they ever biting. From the very first cast it was on and we never moved. After we put 50 in the box using a Havoc Grass Pig (swamp gas and watermelon colors) and with the bite getting better we started with the top water and the trout responded with blow up after blow up on top. What a sight to see. The largest was 2.75 pounds so no giants but plenty of real nice trout showing off on top. You would think that with water temperatures at 60 degrees the trout would be a little lethargic but these trout were very aggressive. It was very calm but very foggy as the picture shows. What a great day with great friends.
David Sheppard, his son Tyler, and Uncle Duck got on board the Skeeter today for a fun day of catching while celebrating Tyler's 10th birthday. The plan was to play with the trout for a little while and them bring the birthday boy to catch some big bruisers. We caught trout till 9 and ended up with 49 with Tyler reeling in most of them. We also caught 3 slot reds while fishing trout. Then it was off to catch big fish. I looked around the pass and found the mother load while watching my Lowrance. I may have taken 2 or 3 minutes for the first bite but then it was double and triple hookups till 12 noon. They all cried UNCLE for me to stop baiting lines. We kept a few for the grill and released plenty to fight again. The fishing is super right now so come on down and get you some.
Its been a long time sense I have posted mainly due to not being able to type. Most of you know that I had a bad experience with a shrimp and was lucky to save my index finger. I have been fishing the last few weeks and here is a photo run of what had been going on, ending up with a great catch yesterday on the beach with plastics doing the job on some real nice trout. Big Al himself showing off his catch.
Here is an update on how my finger is doing and what you should be aware of if you don't take care if pokes and cuts while on the water. A week after surgery I still have stitches and can't get anywhere near bayou water. So the trout are safe from me. Flexor Tenosynovitis is not the bad Vibrio but it is bad all the same. If this post helps anyone from losing a finger or other parts then it is worth me telling this to all of you. Everyone should keep some sort of antiseptic in board at all times. Betadine is the best, then alcohol (no not jack Daniels), or a small pump sprayer with a bleach mixture, Also keep some rubber gloves on board so if you do get an injury you can disinfect it and then cover it. Many customers have seen me with my blue gloves on. Just think 3 months on antibiotics along with there side effects. I am thankful to have my finger. Be safe out on the water and take care of cuts and scrapes while out there. I learned the hard way.
I had a great time bringing Big Bill, Ryan and Christian Busbice fishing yesterday and while it was a tough day for me we had a great time catching lots of fish. A lot of fish were caught but lots of them were small, but it was all about CB having a good time cranking a lot of fish. Big Bill, Ryan, Christian and Matt Busbice were down for a wedding and ended up in Cocodrie at a family camp for a great time fishing. Don't know who these guys are just look up Wildgame Nation on TV. great show. Thanks Guys for a Great Time.
Finally with a day off I did a little catching up with family. But first it was Houma Oilman's weekend and you know that the weather would be horrible. Even with the high winds the trout responded well. On a Thursday trip it was trout everywhere and a limit of 100 before 8:30. Then the wind picked up and it was time to look for a few in some protected areas. We may not have found limits but we found lots of hungry trout. Catching lots of small fish to keep 60+ trout on Friday and Saturday. So on Sunday we opted to move the trip to a later day and that gave me time to go on a boat ride with my granddaughter, Aubrey and let her reel in some of the trout that have been real close to the dock. As you can see in the picture she definitely like to fish. She had fun tossing the little ones back and measuring the big ones to put in the live well. I have some days open starting on June 20th so give me a call to get in on this fantastic trout bite happening this year.
My good customer Keven Sheppard comes down from Georgia a few times to get in on the great fishing down in South Louisiana. This is the first time for his best girl and his friends Don and Naderah. Also it was Naderah's very first time on a fishing trip. with the rough conditions to start the day we opted for the shorter open water ride and went to Last Island. It was a slower bite than the day before so with only 30 trout in the box we went east and found the trout stacked and hungry. Naderah had caught her very first trout and after about a dozen she was worn out and decided to take a nap, only all of Michele's trout dancing in the boat got her back in the game and it was the girls time to shine. One after the other the trout were coming in the boat. the guys decided to rid the bay of all the catfish. Keven really likes red fish on the half shell so with enough trout in the box I took off the find some reds for him. Well it took all of about 30 seconds for the first one and about that lone for all the others. One after the other the lines were being stretched. We had slots reds and bulls in the box and took it to the house. What a great first trip for Michele and Naderah. For your great day give me a call.