The trout are moving back in. Hooked over 30 but only 15 were keepers. Most of them were caught with vudu shrimp under a cork (aka vudencork). However, most of the larger trout were caught with a shadow rap. After the sun came up I went looking for reds but was only able to land 1 rat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tYAFEen8_c
Pointe Aux Chenes was pretty much wiped out from Hurricane Barry about a month ago. This is a quick recap of my first trip there since then. I was lucky to get on a few rat reds and see how well the area has recovered in just a short amount of time.
Part 3 of an epic trip to Shell Beach, LA.
Part 2 of 3 of an epic trip at Shell Beach.
A few highlights of drop shoting some gulp at Shell Beach.
A quick recap of a lazy morning down da bayou looking for some marsh bass and a bonus rat red.
Got into a fight with a big ole nasty.
I saw a break in the storms and made a quick trip down da road. I was able to get on a few rats and a couple of slots before the next band of storms appeared on the horizon.
I was lucky enough to have a steady bite and pull in a few rats. Missed just as many if not more. I started to get frustrated because I was missing so many hook ups so I decided to call it a day. After I finished this edit I noticed I had my hat on backwards during the whole trip. Maybe that's why I missed so many fish?
The wind was pretty tough to deal with but I was still lucky enough to land a few rats and a nice slot.
Scouting some new holes that I hope to use for rat reds in an upcoming tournament.
This is the 3rd and final trip of fishing some marsh around Delacroix this past week. Like the previous 2 trips, I was able to land a few rats. I was also able to land 2 nice slots and even miss a 3rd. An in-line spinner and an old school grub worm bass lure were the tickets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D15duoTOkg This is the second day of a trip into Delacroix. Like the previous day, the expectation was more rat reds and that was correct. I was mostly using one of my smaller rigs since it helps to emphasize how tough these smaller fish can fight. I did hook into a nice slot so I swapped over to one of my larger rigs after that. There was no need for that since it also bought in a few rats.
I was able to get on a lot of rat reds the other day. I was also lucky to land 1 nice slot. Also lost several on an in-line spinner. I think the hook was to big on that lure for the rats. Most of the hook ups came on an old school Johnson spoon and a vudencork.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRFKG3HG5W4 A few people told me the gators were out in full force around Delacroix. â Itâs the worse weâve seen in yearsâ¦ you be careful in dat kayak!â They were not lying! I am used to running across gators but I have never seen so many on a single trip. The good news is that there are gator traps all over the place. Needless to say, I had to dodge a few gators to finally get on some reds. In-line spinner was the key today even though I missed more than I caught. At first I thought I need to replace or sharpen the hook, but then I saw that they were attacking the spinner blade. I swapped over to a spoon without much success. So I went back to the spinner to play the odds since I was getting a strike on every third cast. It turned out to be a fun trip despite all the gators and missing so many fish.
A few highlights of a recent team tournament and the goal was the heaviest weight of 5 specks and 1 slot red. The heaviest weight of both team members would decide the winner. My partner got his 5 specks and 1 slot red. I pride myself in being able to find and catch reds but I am weak in the trout area. On this day I was able to get 5 nice trout, but I couldnât catch a single red. The weight of an average red will usually be a lot more than a few average specks. If I would have caught a red our team would have won or placed 2nd but I couldnât complete the task. The flounder was just a bonus catch!
I lost a nice one and was ready to give up on a very windy, cold, slow and shallow water morning. I kept pushing on and was able to land a nice slot.
Almost a Cajun slam... just couldn't find that legal trout. In hindsight- I really didn't look that hard for the trout.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImRbFmOKvNw Did a little scouting and found little gold submarines all over! A few highlights from my new spot.
A nice, quiet, and peaceful morning in Delacroix, La. is always a good thing. I was fortunate to hook up with a couple of green trout and reds on this brief trip.