This past Friday and Saturday were not the best of weather days for trout but we didn't care and the trout didn't care. Berkley rattle shrimp double rigged New Penny and Cajun Creole were the colors of choice. Also Live Croakers and live shrimp did damage also. Big Thanks to Capt Eric Pellegrin for running the second boat both days. All caught out of Cocodrie.
Here is a few pictures from this past week. It has been windy, and we have been still catching a few trout. Mostly catching bull reds, drum, and sheepshead though. With the dirty water we have been using live shrimp for the trout and cracked crab for the bulls. Sheepshead eat shrimp or crab. Contact me now for your day on the water. #customchartersllc
Glenn Mesman and gang took their chances with the weather today and well, did they win or lose. The wind was up 15 to over 20 mph but the rain held off. The one thing that paid off was the trout. They were hungry and eating up live shrimp and plastics. It did take 3 stops to find the good bite but when we found them it was trout on every cast. I even had one chance to toss a double rig and caught a double. PowerBaitÂ® Pro Grub Model#PBBPSGR3-OPNT has been very good either single rigged or double on 1/4 oz jig heads. One of the guys had never done well with plastic and tried it and caught fish. He just couldn't get past using transformer shrimp because it was just too fast that way. At 9am we had 107 trout in the box and called it a day. So yes I would have normally cancelled this trip because of the wind forecast but these guys were on a mission to catch some trout. Safety first and I determined that it was good to go, we came in early before all this really bad wind and weather hit. The trout are there so if you are wanting to catch some fish give me a call.
My good customer Stan Gautier was back on the Skeeter fishing with his son-in-law Scott and Gram. First stop was a bust with Gram catching only 2 trout and nothing else coming in. Although these were Gram's very first trout ever. Next stop was in a crowd of boats but nothing happened here mostly because just when I got there another boat wanted to get close to the school of trout and ran the big motor right on top of the fish and shut everything down. We caught 1. Made another move and then made about a 100 yard shuffle to get just right and it was a trout as soon as the bait would hit the water. Live shrimp, Berkley rattle shrimp in coastal Candy or Marsh Dew. I did toss a swim bait and that worked also. It didn't matter what you used because they were just eating anything that touched the water. After the trout smashing finished at 8:45 we went out just a little and put some sheepshead in the box. Great weather, great people and great fishing. come on down and get in on this action.
I got out yesterday and found a not so good trout bite. We were close but not quite there with only 40 trout instead of 50. Most caught on live shrimp. What we did find was some real nice trout that wanted their picture taken. There is a lot of water lilies out there so I'm thinking we are having a lot of fresh water influx right now. Water temps are around 74 degrees right now so its warm enough for the trout to start spawning and it shows because some of the trout have eggs saks in them now. I made a big round looking at lots of spots from whiskey pass to little pass and only found trout in a small area. Also found one reef that is covered up with small trout. Every cast was trout from 6' to 11'. Didn't stay there long. Come down and get away from all the people and go fishing. Clean Gulf fresh air, give me a call for your day.
Mark Maddox came down from the cold north to the warm south to experience the great fishing that we have down here. He couldn't have timed it any better because the weather was fantastic and the fishing is on fire down in Cocodrie right now. First we caught as many trout as he wanted only keeping a few to eat that night. then we went to the sheepshead spot and again he caught as many as he wanted. Then it was the running of the bulls. Redfish and drum until he cried uncle. I sent one very happy camper back to the north with some great memories. For your day give me a call.
A tail of 2 days. Terry, Ben, Mike, Billy and one other came down for a ride on the skeeter. First day was all about the trout and what a trout bite it was. Capt. Eric Pellegrin was on the side of me and we punched the trout in the mouth. Both of us limited out by mid morning. Some on Berkley Grass Pig but most was on live shrimp from Out Law Bait in Cocodrie. After the trout smash we went looking for something else and only found some drum. On the second day of their trip which was Sunday we only went for the bulls and man were they biting. One red fish after the other for the first couple of hours and then it was reds and drum in random order. What a hell of a couple two days of fishing. Also Terry and her son Ben are charter captains from up north and she likes to do fish art as she called it so we have fish art in the pictures. For your day give me a call.
On Saturday it was Brian DePaula and gang for another trout smashing. Capt. Eric Pellegrin and Capt Elton Rodrigue helped me out with this gang and boy there were some heckling going on between the boats. Again it was live shrimp that did the damage as the trout wanted nothing to do with plastic this day. All 3 boats limited out and then we went on a sheepshead smack down. I don't know the final total of them but it was near 50. Eric Pellegrin's boat had 30 and couldn't fit any more fish in his box. I'm still recovering from hand surgery and things are still hard for me to handle but I'm coping. Thank God for Great customers. for your day give me a call.
Another banner day out of Cocodrie with Fred Carter, Jack and Talon. It was a one stop shop for the trout. It started slow but when we left the bite was on fire. Every cast with live shrimp or 5' Havoc grass pigs in swamp gas color. In the picture of the plastic bait is a Berkley Power Bait Grass Pig. You can see how tough this bait is by the wear and tear it took. Look at the hook and see the teeth marks. After the trout we went have some fun with the reds. Call for you great day on the water.
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