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Easy as it gets right now Down Dularge. Lawrence Brown, Chris Lake and I had a great time this afternoon with Gary Krouse . Lots of boats out today with everyone catching fish. We caught 72 trout in about 3 hours. The trout turned up their nose to our bunker swim baits which was a first. Pulled out a 3 inch LSU Bayou Chub Minnow and it was on big time with triple hook ups once the tide switched. Should be another great”Keep On Castin Fishing Show” once they put it all together. Good luck fishing!

December 12, 2018 at 9:08pm

The great Dularge trout bite continues as we enjoyed another productive day. Capt Alden fished with Dale and Roger from Arkansas . Big thanks to John Pittman for sending them our way. I fished with Heinke Trapp and George McCoy of Houma. Both boats had a good time reeling in hungry trout as we caught 150 nice fish between both of us. Bunker swim baits did the damage tightlined slow on the bottom. The fish averaged 12-17 inches and tide was falling hard. As usual good times on the DU. —

Capt Bill Lake

December 07, 2018 at 7:25pm

Great morning trip on the water for Capt Ricky Brondum and Billy !! 50 specks along with a couple bass hit the cooler. All fish caught tightlining “ bunker” swimbaits. Great to finally get back on some specks. The trout were eating up on a falling tide with a very slow retrieve along the bottom. This trend should continue right on through the end of December. No place like the DU!

December 04, 2018 at 1:45pm

Thanks to Capt. Bill Lake for taking a little R&R in Fla. Capts Andy Bean, Eric Pellegrin and myself got to take Danny Domangue and crew on “the best trip of their lives”. From first cast to last, 4 hours later, these guys were on fish. All 3 boats combined boated over 100 fish. And if it could get any better, Chef Leonard had boiled shrimp and crabs when we got back. Fantastic day!!!

December 04, 2018 at 1:37pm

Chris, Ron, Nicole and Brian was on a catching spree with their adventure on the DU! Capt Alden put the team on the fish catching just about everything that swims in our waters. They caught over 40 fish, reds, drum, sheepshead and a couple of trout. Shrimp under a cork was the ticket. Nice to go catching instead of fishing.

December 04, 2018 at 1:32pm

I got a call from Gary Benoit who wanted to break in his new gator tail boat. We stayed close and fished behind the Lakehouse Lodge in the marsh and natural bayous. The north wind was not a problem and the fish cooperated for us. We started off the morning catching trout in a cut with falling water . Every now and then we would catch a red and a bass mixed in with the trout. We caught 28 fish before the bite played out. Made another move and got on the trout again. We hit one more spot which was a point with moving water and picked up 7-8 reds. Called it a day around 10:30 with a full box of fish. Gary’s gatortail ran like a beast and was clocked at 31 mph. Really enjoyed this trip deep in the marsh and never saw another boat all morning. Good luck fishing.

December 04, 2018 at 1:14pm

Another awesome day on the DU as Capt Alden and I whacked the trout. We actually caught our 50 fish in 40 minutes leaving them biting every cast. The winter pattern is set and going strong! Although there are still some good fish to be caught in the lakes most have pushed north into the deeper natural bayous and pipeline canals. We have been catching trout, reds and bass on bunker swim baits reeling with a steady retrieve along the bottom. December will be another great month to fish between the cold fronts when temperatures start to moderate. We have mostly weekdays available as weekends book up first. The trout have been very nice with 15-19 inch fish on average. We can hook you up!
Capt Bill Lake

December 04, 2018 at 1:00pm

Dr Chris Erickson and crew was back down on the DU for 2 days of fishing. They caught 50 reds in 2 days with Capt Ricky Brondum . The guys enjoyed their stay at the Lakehouse Lodge . Shrimp under the Horseman cork did the trick. Looking forward to their next trip. Thank you Dr Chris for your business. Good luck fishing.

December 04, 2018 at 12:48pm

What do you do with a last minute charter cancellation and the weather is perfect? Of course you go fishing! My son Chris and Capt Alden joined me for a quick trout slam!
75 trout in only 45 minutes!! The trout were eating up big time on our bunker swim baits. We had the fish coming in the boat every cast 3 at a time. The tide was falling hard and the fish were hungry . Another great day Down Dularge for sure.

Capt Bill Lake

December 04, 2018 at 10:04am

Bruce, Will, and Andy Blanton had a great time busting up the reds with Capt Alden Yesterday. This is Andy’s second trip with us as he can’t get enough of the DU. They had their 20 reds by 9:00am. Spent the rest of the day catching and releasing over 30 more fish. Happy Customers for sure. Great job Capt A!!!

December 04, 2018 at 9:56am

Got a late start due to some early morning showers. Joining me for this trip were Joe LaPorte, his son Spencer and Kaija Johnson . Joe and his son fished with me last year about this time and they had a good time catching specks and a few reds. Today it was all reds and a few sheepshead . The crew reeled in fish one after the other for over 2 hours until full limits were iced up. Yes the biggest one got away but I won’t embarrass the person who lost it. Lol Just another great trip on the DU and a pleasure fishing with these guys.

December 04, 2018 at 9:51am

Brian and Kelly Mauldin from Ms. joined me a few days ago to chase the speckled trout. This was the 2nd trip for Brian to the DU. The couple was ready to go after a relaxing night at the Lakehouse Lodge. We chased the trout and we caught them as they were eating up our bunker swim baits on a slow falling tide . A little slower action than the previous days but the couple were patient and it paid off with a full box. The trout averaged 14-18 inches today. We fished from 8:00 till shortly after noon. Another great day on the DU!

December 04, 2018 at 9:43am

Dr Emile Barrow and his grandson Jake caught over 40 nice reds with me on their 2 day adventure to the DU! On their 2nd day my deckhand Craig joined us for the slam! Emile said it was just what the doctor ordered...R & R at the Lakehouse Lodge.

December 04, 2018 at 9:33am

What a fun day yesterday was. Capt Ricky Brondum fished with Jason Steves and his crew. As per his report.....Had a crew of yankees( New York) who heard that reds fight hard. None of them fish much and had never caught a redfish. Rick got it started early. First cast, first spot and he boated his first red. Bill was right behind him for his first. Jason was being stubborn and waited a while before getting his first red also. We had all 3 of them hooked up which made a nice video. I think they will be back sooner than later. A very nice catch of redfish for this crew. Big thanks to Capt Ricky for showing these guys a great time on the DU!

Capt Bill Lake


October 28, 2018 at 10:02am

Good times this week helping out Capt Tommy Pellegrin with a large group of guys. The crew caught just about every species of fish that swims on Bayou Dularge. I fished with my guys the first day catching a good mess of trout. The second day was a slower redfish bite. The crew were a blast to fish with and they enjoyed their 2 night stay at the Lakehouse l & ll. Leonard did an exceptional job keeping the crew well fed. Everyone caught their share of fish and the crew went home loaded up with fillets. Big thanks to Capt Tommy for setting the trip up as it ran smoothly. Good luck fishing.

Capt Bill Lake

October 27, 2018 at 4:04pm

Day 2 with Mick Okrzesik and crew was another redfish slam !! Non stop action as the reds were eating up good with the high water. Both boats finished before noon and the crew was back at the Lakehouse for lunch and watching football. Great 2 days of fishing with over 80 reds on ice! Big thanks to Capt Brady Giroir for helping me the second day with the crew.

Capt Bill Lake

October 27, 2018 at 2:32pm

A great weekend of fishing was enjoyed by Mick Okrzesik and crew. The crew whacked reds, trout, drum,flounder and a few bass. Big numbers of fish with reds leading the pack with over 40 fish. Big thanks to Capts Brady Giroir and Alden Bonvillain for showing the crew a great time on the DU! Dead shrimp and plastic under the 4 Horseman did the fish in!! Mick enjoyed his stay at the Lakehouse and they planning another trip soon. Good luck fishing.

Capt Bill Lake

October 27, 2018 at 2:26pm

Capt Andy Bean enjoyed 2 great days of catching reds with Mr Merit and crew from Mississippi. The guys caught a little of everything including redfish, trout, flounder ,drum and sheepshead. Big thanks to Capt Andy for showing these guys a good time on the DU! Fall fishing is upon us and it will get better and better every day! Good luck fishing.

Capt Bill Lake

October 27, 2018 at 2:20pm

Barry and Suzi Spoon from Mo. were back on the bayou! They brought some friends Linda & John who jumped all over the redfish with me. The crew easily caught 25 nice reds and had big fun doing so. Barry & Suzi enjoyed their week long stay at the Lakehouse ! Shawn Whitney made sure the crew was well fed as he provided all the delicious meals. The crawfish etouffee and fresh fried trout was a real treat ! Gonna be a great week of fishing on the DU!

October 27, 2018 at 2:04pm

Big thanks to John Pittman for sending 2 crews down to the DU to tackle the redfish and anything else that would bite. Capts Brady & Alden did a great job putting the customers on fish! Everyone caught fish as the bite was on fire! Dead shrimp under the 4 Horseman corks did in the slot reds while cracked crab called in the bull reds.

October 27, 2018 at 1:56pm
A comment titled: Re: Good Trout Action in response to a report titled: Good Trout Action

No ... Earl trout still in the lakes. Not many in the deeper bayous or canals yet.

October 27, 2018 at 3:07pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout, Reds and Bass Slam! in response to a report titled: Trout, Reds and Bass Slam!

Yes guys she is one tough lady and we thank you for the good thoughts and prayers. It's been a challenge both mentally and physically for Jean to overcome this horrible disease. Chris and I are truly amazed at her spirit and strength in fighting this cancer . We are truly blessed to have her back in the boat again, driving her car again, playing in the flower beds again and doing things that we all take for granted. No more wheel chairs and walkers for her!! I am truly blessed to be able to go to work again doing what I love and yes God is great!! Miracles do happen as I feel we witnessed one first hand!

March 13, 2017 at 8:16am
A comment titled: Re: Down In Dularge! in response to a report titled: Down In Dularge!

Yes just starting to show up!

November 17, 2016 at 9:33am
A comment titled: Re: Dularge Trout Fishing in response to a report titled: Dularge Trout Fishing

No live bait Tony! Only use plastic, chick on a chain wedge tails and LSU Bayou Chubs. Cajun pepper working good too.

June 27, 2016 at 5:30am

No problems whatsoever in Dularge due to flooding. Fish are here, come on down!!

March 21, 2016 at 4:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Slamming The Yellowmouths! in response to a report titled: Slamming The Yellowmouths!

Plenty of small fish on the inside but you will have to move off the coast for larger fish and much greater numbers.

May 07, 2015 at 11:38am
A comment titled: re in response to a report titled: Good Redfish Day!

Better hurry before we catch them all. lol I will need you 3 days last week of August!!

August 06, 2014 at 12:46pm
A comment titled: Dularge fishing in response to a report titled: Tough conditions on the 'DU.'

Good job guys! The crew just wanted to catch fish and that's exactly what was accomplished!! Glad the weather cooperated for you yesterday afternoon!

July 20, 2014 at 8:38pm
A comment titled: Specks in response to a report titled: Where have all the fish gone?

Great post Brandon!

July 10, 2014 at 4:48am
A comment titled: pic in response to a report titled: Dularge Fun In The Sun!

Another pic

July 02, 2014 at 9:43pm
A comment titled: pics in response to a report titled: Reds & Specks!

more pics

June 23, 2014 at 11:59am
A comment titled: Easter in response to a report titled: Awesome Trout Slam!

Sorry but no fishing on Easter Sunday. I spend that day with my family. Any other days you can go? Please email me if you can. , Capt Bill

April 18, 2014 at 4:53pm
A comment titled: trout fishing in response to a report titled: Dularge Trout Slam!

More pics!

April 02, 2014 at 8:32am
A comment titled: Sacs in response to a report titled: Great Sac Bite!

It will taper off a lot after this full moon this week. The spawn is almost over where we fish out of Gibson and Amelia.

March 16, 2014 at 9:47am
A comment titled: Trout fishing in response to a report titled: Dularge Trout Fishing

The trout we caught yesterday were still in a winter pattern in the canal systems to the north . Stick to the winter pattern until mid march.

February 25, 2014 at 10:23am
A comment titled: fishing in response to a report titled: Freshwater or Saltwater

A few more pics

February 23, 2014 at 8:41pm
A comment titled: Trout in response to a report titled: Tuesday Trout Slam!

The DU on fire JD!! C'mon down!!

December 11, 2013 at 9:56am
A comment titled: Trout fishing in response to a report titled: Tuesday Trout Slam!

Trout have been in Decade since mid October! Weather conditions dictate when you can catch them or not. The trout can be finicky in Decade as they are either 'on' or 'off'. You gotta go to know!! If you launch at Jugs at end of road you can catch all the trout you want in Bayou Seveur right now! It's on fire!!

December 10, 2013 at 8:06pm
A comment titled: pics in response to a report titled: Great Trout Fishing Down Dularge!


November 06, 2013 at 10:32pm
A comment titled: Trout on fire !! in response to a report titled: Trout Fishing On Fire 'Down Dularge'!

Another 175 trout today as the bite was a little slower with the stiff wind ! This crew came down to whack the fish and they living up to their reputation!! Great day on the DU !!

October 22, 2013 at 5:31pm
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