The weather gave us a break today. Fortunately nothing like whats going on north of us. Pre Front bite today was phenomenal. I'm kicking myself for not having double rigs set up cause it was as fast as the cork was hitting the water. Matrix Shad limbo slice under a cork did the trick today. Birds are working all over and fish are on the move. It will continue to get better. Book your trip by calling 985-257-1142. Captain Mark Hunting Red Fishing Charters LLC is now hunting silver too.
I had the pleasure this weekend to demo a boat I've been eyeing since it's inception. All I can say is it did not let me down. Every claim was delivered. Boat ran very shallow. At one area around 3'. It handled rough water very well and dry. At 22' the boat ran just under 50 MPH but since the motor was still in a break in period really couldn't trim it all the way out. That was with a Suzuki DF200. I have not seen many shallow running boats over here with the exception of air boats and aluminum boats rigged with gator tails. The fit and finish of this boat was very impressive. The hatches all sealed to keep the elements out and your belongings high and dry. So you ask what application does a boat like this have in South La. Well I like being able to push back into shallow ponds or fish flats off deep canals where redfish like to hang out. With a Bay boat unless the pond is deep you are not likely to be able to do it. I also like being able to take off across Lake Pelto and fishing the barrier islands. This boat does both quite well. If you like fishing shallow water but also like hitting the open water to I highly recommend you take a ride in this boat and see for yourself.
Everything was well though out in this boat from the main storage spaces to the nooks and crannies for small items. The space it very well utilized. If you have not run a tunnel boat for shallow water fishing you're in for a treat and you don't have to give up open water to do it.
Give Jeff at Tiburon a call and line up a ride you won't be disappointed. 361-944-8970
Jan and Feb had Great trips sightfishing Bull Redfish. Now looking forward to spring and summer transition
Anyone have a 2014 schedule of tournaments? Haven't seen much for 2014 yet
Sunday two weeks ago headed out to the barrier islands. We'll the weather man missed the forecast as instead of the forecasted 10 to 15 it must have been blowing close to 30. We spent a lot of the morning looking for clean water. Finally found some on a NW shoreline laden with oyster shell. My buddy jumped up on the console while I dropped the trolling motor. The hunt was on. Shortly I was hooked up on a 42' black drum we saw tailing in the oyster. After boating that one we made a move. Caught one more 31' Red and one more 39' Red. For a day that started out looking like it was going to be a bust we kept looking and managed to put some decent fish into the boat. All released to catch again. This sat conditions were much better. The water was good. Saw lots of fish early in the morning but even perfect cast could only get a couple low 30' fist to eat. Made a move out closer to the barrier islands and found more green water and lots of fish. It was on. The afternoon we caught and released 16 more all over 30'. The afternoon bite was way more aggressive. This winter was good for bull reds. Put over 20 bulls over 40' in the boat. Caught my 1st redfish on fly, a 38' brute. I'll try and get some of the pictures
sorry about the side ways pictures. Haven't figured that one out yet. The picture of the quad was a quad hook up my buddy and I had 3 weeks ago. Fish were all 31' to 33' and all were released healthy after tagging and measuring. I'm new to the site so I appologize for the picture quality. Tight lines to all and hope everyone found a way to enjoy a cold wet mardi gras.