1 ounce jig with a swim bait produced some huge pond sacs
Only fish of the tournament was short. Only fish of the day with one other running with the jig which was short as well. The only place where I got bite was side bayous with current while flipping and punching the cover outside the current. This was the Flat Lake area which is HIGH and from what I know the bigens were caught running to Wax lake which is where they usually spawn first. Dad told me to go there ð...I limit my runs with a slower boat....but I have a boat!
Pond fishing and a 20# sack. Flipped a ballin out jig with a z craw trailer
Fished 11/30 (first time inshore since last post) Only 10 keepers and a few throw backs. The bite was slow and soft with the 1/2 ounce z man jig head paired with a z man fluke generating the most bites (using plastics that float slows the rate of fall so you can throw a heavier plug in the wind and get the same or similar fall rate as a lighter weight) ....my buddy and his friend popped corks with shrimp and caught 12 specs along with some sheepshead. My buddy fished shallow areas 5-9 feet while I was fishing bends in canals 12-15 feet. The water temp was 64 which is not cold as I've caught trout on topwater in 48 degree water....this go got one strike on topwater and that was it. Water was dirty, I don't mind stained water but there was only a foot of visibility. Good luck and tight lines
Mixed bag caught out of La Loutre with the wind pushing but the tide refusing to fall but bait was still pushed through the ponds into the bayou. When the wind and tide fall together they can empty a pond into La Loutre (or any canal, body of water) pushing the bait through a funnel and the fish will stack up and munch. That's the best location I can give you and can be used in your arsenal when looking and planning to fish an area - any area. The reds would not get out of the way but they are fun to catch (caught over 15 at > 20 inches one with seven spots which was promptly returned to his home) Top water, stroking a jig, cork with plastic and jerk baits were the methods used. 1/2 ounce (due to current and wind) Z man jig head with a Z man fluke - they are indestructible and hardly ever need changing. Cork with a small profile jig, jerk bait was a yozuri salt water jointed 8-10 feet of depth, top water was the usual Sexy Dawg (Strike King) which a redfish promptly put 2 trebles through my leg, shook hard and knocked one out. Thankfully my dad was there to hold the fish still while I unhooked the fish and then used my wire cutters to clip the barb end off. I keep rubbing alcohol in the boat for instances like this and they were brand new Gamakatsu EWG short shank no 2 trebles that I feel go through human flesh a bit too easy.....lol and yes I did get it on video with the go pro.
All fish were caught on a strike king sexy dawg (large with 3 hooks) and a mirror dine lipless jerkbait. Caught a few white on a jig Z man TRD and a 40 lb drum which was released after the 10 minute fight. Everything caught stroking a jig (TRD for me) was short but come mid November that should change. 40lb Gliss with a LEADER!! 20 lb P-line copolymer leader (helps it float and doesn't burn like straight fluro) and I use Yozuri 100% fluro for subsurface baits and also Yozuri hybrid for leaders to Gliss, again a leader is a must and non fluro leader secured with a uni knot. I did catch a couple on a Yozuri jerkbait. Tight lines
All were caught on top water and Hopedale Marina was where we launched. Smaller fish were caught on corks...
Caught the monster on top water by the rocks. The rest were on corks and its a slow bite unless you're super early or late evening. The water is clean with the marsh areas near Lena Lagoon area being consumed by too much grass. Lake Robin, Coquile (no spell check) are producing good trout and the rocks will have boats lined up - tip if you don't have down or side imaging to find those extra rocks on the bottom just look for a bunch of corks stuck in the rocks ; ) to find that spot. As usual bigens caught on sexy dawg with #2 ewg trebled.
Walked the dog and caught 8 on a sexy dawg, white with the largest at 3.5 lbs. Missed 3 others on top water and 2 on a swim bait. Launched out of Dorions around 1pm and fished the Shell cuts. Good luck!
Caught em again and bream, trout, reds and bass in the same area is awesome! A 3 pound 4 ounce trout to boot with lots of reds undersized, a lot of small trout tossed back and 5 plus other large bass released and the rest are catch and grease! Fluke white, top water sexy dawg, cork and fin spin 2.5 inch chartreuse Berkley minow and many other baits landed fish today.
Biloxi Marsh. Soft jerkbait fluke all white was the hottest but also caught em on sexy dawg top water, cutter 110 sinking jerk bait, fin spin under a small cork...best was over the grass jerk it with slack and let her sink....only 1 of the bass I caught was still fanning (red tail and belly - catch and release but the others were catch and grease ; ))
Biloxi Marsh area today. Reds, Bass, Trout and a bream. Red was 27.5 inches. Missed quite a few big bass today...launched out of Hopedale around 1030 am and fought the wind all day. Sinking jerk bait cutter 110, fin spin 1/16 ounce 1 foot under a small cork, top water sexy dawg (silver blue and chrome) all caught fish but the favorite was a bright all white fluke by Gulp on a trokar weedless hook ( soft jerk bait twitch with slack and let it drop in the grass)
Caught this big one and a few keeper trout. Tide was at the lowest differential for the month and the water was not moving much. Had a good time and it's always fun catching and releasing a 33 inch bull.
Had a great time around Drum lake and left em biting. Baits used were shrimp style jerk bait (best, suspended just below the surface ) top water she dawg (2nd best) and gulp under a cork with a double rig. Wind was ene which kept the water just above the grass in most areas and it was amazing watching the specs coming out if the water while feeding for hours.....
Top water action is jot! Sexy dawn bone color and Sexy dawn silver blue....caught reds and specs today....only a few on a jerk bait.
Caught em again Friday and Monday. Poor conditions of tide but should become much better this weekend. Good luck & go set a hook
Caught some big Specs on top water - she dog and a couple on an artificial shrimp jerkbait. Best was over 22 inches with only one less than 14 and a few at 18-20. Fished 8-7 Monday