Lets start the year off right. Big trout are there and hungry, but picky on what they eat. Two trips in and still the best bait and almost the only bait the big ones will eat is the Berkley Havoc Grass Pig. The 5' swamp gas color is the best with watermelon catching a few. Yesterday at the end of the day I started tossing the Berkley Rib Shad 4.5' in swamp gas and it caught real good. This bait will definitely keep the smaller trout off the hook. We are only using a 1/4 oz jig head with these big baits so the lure doesn't fall too fast. This fishing is very weather dependent so be prepared to go on short notice, and yes I do have Lowrance radar to make it safer in the heavy fog that is prevalent on the good days.
With the rain all over today it gave me some time to show a little of what has been going on down in Dularge sense I came here from Cocodrie a week ago. Texas Lady Anglers, the James Albritton group and the Mike Hill group, did a number on the fish. All of the Trout were caught on the Berkley Rattle shrimp in Marsh Dew and Coastal Candy colors. The new Marsh Dew color is a must have. Big Thanks to Captains Elton, Brady, and Eric for their help.
Trout fishing or should I say catching has been nothing short of awesome. I'm open on Monday June 10th if anyone wants in on the trout smashing. send me a message.
Jay and Deanna Hasler came down from Indiana for their first Louisiana fishing trip. Great people and great times catching fish. Trout, pompano, redfish, jacks, channel mullets, sheepshead were all caught this day. At the first stop we had trout first but then the pompano took over and we caught 20 of them along with 14 trout before I said we needed to leave. They told me that they couldn't believe how much fish could be caught down here. I said you ain't seen nothing yet. Second stop thanks to Capt. Eric Pellegrin was the big ticket for the day. We had big trout coming in as fast as we could throw. Deanna was tossing live shrimp and Jim was steady at it with the Berkley Grass Pig in Swamp Gas color. Just then a school of reds and jacks come passing by and with 2 casts it was a red and a jack. Deanna had the jack and it took her about 45 minutes to land it. Biggest fish of her life. We left that spot and tested another spot and topped off the limit with a couple of trout. Deanna said she would like to see a rosette spoonbill so I went by the nesting island and there were about 50 of them there for her to see. What a way to show great people what South Louisiana has to offer. They will be back. Give me a call for your day on the water.
Duke Gallagher and Sonny Lovell came out to try their luck at catching some trout. they were not disappointed. It was on from the start with live shrimp under a sliding cork. At one point a school of big girls came by and they caught a few real nice ones. the largest going over 25 inches and weighted 6# on the boga grip. We also had some solid 3 pound fish. Thank You Mustad for making a great hook, #4 ultra point treble catches all the fish when using live shrimp. What to have a chance at a big one give me a call. I also put a picture of some trout to see the size difference from 12 to 25 inches.
A little catch up from the week of fishing. First on Thursday I had Aubrey Hyde and friends and did they ever tear up the fish. First it was trout and what a great trout bite it was. Also mixed in with the trout were some pompano. OH MY! what a great eating fish. With the appearance of the pompano we fished with live shrimp mostly, just to have that chance of catching them. The Berkley grass pig did catch some big girls though. After the trout were done we went after the reds and caught enough of them and ran in before the weather hit. Come get in on this fantastic bite, give me a call.
The big girls came out to play on Friday for Brian DePaula and gang, and again the pompano were there. this day we caught 19 and even gave 3 of them to some fellow Skeeter fishermen. The largest trout went just over 4 pounds, you can see it next to the little 12.5' trout. Again we stuck to the live shrimp so we could catch some pompano. Brian and gang were with us last year on a pompano catch and told me that they weren't impressed with the flavor of them. I cleaned the fish at their camp so we had cooking facilities available. I cooked some fore them and it blew them away. They will not bad talk pompano again. Come Catch you some, give me a call.
On Sunday I had the pleasure of bringing Rusty and Hudson fishing. I wondered how the fish would react with the wind up and the fog thick, but it didn't take long. I didn't go to the honey hole because the wind was wrong so I tried some protected reefs and everyone we went to had trout on it. It sure was nice to see the numbers of small trout cause last year we didn't have very many. With little Hudson on the boat I brought live shrimp for the first time this year and it paid off for him. I always do what it takes to get the kids catching. It was amazing that the fish could find a 100 count shrimp in stained water so fast. Rusty asked about reds for Hudson and how close we were to a limit of trout. I told him we were at 44 in the box. He said lets get to 50 and go after the reds. by the time I turned around again we had 55 and shut it down. Stop #1 only produced drum around 15 pounds so I moved just a little and found the reds. Don't know how I missed taking a redfish picture but I attribute it to old age. At one point Hudson says that his hands and arms are hurting too much to catch any more fish. Music to my ears. That is how I know that I have a kid hooked on fishing for Life. Again the Berkley Rattle Shrimp in Coastal Candy was the plastic of choice with live shrimp catching their fair share. The trout fishing is real good right now so don't wait till summer come get you some now. Give me a call.
It was very foggy which made it tough to get around but we managed. Again the coastal candy Berkley Rattle shrimp did all the damage to the trout. After the trout we went looking for reds and found reds and drum. Check out the 12 & 1/4 inch trout next to the big one. This made for a great day catching out on the water. Come try your luck.
On Friday I had the very Famous writer Steve McNemar lol on the boat and after a long cold ride out to the trout grounds we found only rough and dirty conditions so we actually turned the trip around and come home without catching anything. What a difference a day makes. After the trip on Friday I told Aubrey that we would leave an hour later because we probably would have to go toss cracked crab at bulls. On the ride out we found rough conditions but cleaner water so we decided to give the trout a chance. Man am I glad we did that. As soon as we started to cast Rattle Shrimp it was trout on. Also we tossed glow/chartreuse ripple shads. All under a cork this day as the wind hampered the tight-line style of fishing. Even with the wind Aubrey, Bobby, and Tucker had a great time catching real nice trout. For your day give me a call.
What a ride, the trout bite the last 3 days was totally unreal. Trout on your line as soon as it would hit the water, and it didn't matter what you tossed. Berkley Rattle shrimp, rib shads, Grass pigs and top water. On the first day my son Capt Eric used my boat and did a number on the trout (125 by 7:38am) and my troll motor remote did a number on the motor. Big Thanks to Rip Tide Troll Motor Repair for coming out and getting me the parts needed to repair the motor Sunday evening. Thank You again Jon Patterson. It sure was nice to have been in the woods for 2 months and then come out on the water and have the fish waiting for you. I hope this is a sign of things to come. right now January 16th is the next day with a good forecast. Not to say that this will hold but get your dates booked for a chance at catching trout like this. If the weather is cold and bad we can do red fish if that is what you want. #customcharters, #pennfishing
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