Went out on a trout charter on Friday August 7 with Captain Stan Cuquet owner of Castaway Charters we debated calling the trip and doing the reschedule because the fishing had slowed down due to the full moon but since I have a marriage coming up and it would be my firs time to fish with my fiance' we decided we'd give it a try. Blasted out into the Breton Sound and it was like glass. Made a stop and started hitting some quality trout and one big red over 25lbs then off to hit a few more spots and ended the day with 30 trout and 5 reds. not too bad for her first time trout fishing and we had a great time! If you're looking for a charter to go on Stan is the man, been fishing with him for over 20 years and he catches fish when others can't. There were several guides that got blanked that day !!
Any word on the trout and redfish action in these areas? Thinking about driving down Saturday and fishing.
Anyone having any luck fishing the Rigolets? I haven't seen any reports and was thinking about going there this weekend since it is a shorter run from the house.
Have the trout started running the beaches in the Grand Isle, Elmers Island and Fourchon ? In the past the action would usually heat up once the summer rolled into mid July and August. I am planning on taking my boat out August 11 and trying to catch a few. I haven't seen too many reports about the beaches though.
Went out with Captain William Bradford of Super Strike Charters to take our grandkids out on their first offshore charter. We caught 2 nice Yellow Fin Tunas and then asked them to move on to let the kids catch our limit of Red Snapper. We moved to the Snapper grounds and caught our limit of very nice Red Snapper. Deckhand Barry was excellent with the kids and made sure they had fun. Once we got the Snapper, Captain Will asked if we wanted to back and get some more tuna or go after a swordfish, I was game to go but everyone else had had enough and wanted to go in so we came back in I can tell you Captain Will and Barry are a first class operation and were a lot of fun to fish with, they know how to catch fish and there is no way you can go wrong going out with these guys.
Going to GI Friday to do a little Speck Fishing for my birthday. Any pointers as to where the fish are holding up. I know once it gets hot they usually run the beaches. I am looking for bigger trout. I'm sure live shrimp and croakers are still the hot ticket. Any insight is appreciated!
While fishing on the Lower Natalbany Sunday, a boat pulled up and asked us if we could identify a fish that jumped into their boat. Sure enough and sad to see, it was a big Asian Carp close to 30lbs. So that means they're going to be in Tickfaw and Blood River as well. Not good.
Anybody know where I can fish from the bank and catch Stripers, a long time ago I went to the Morganza Locks (I think that is where we went) and did ok. Any spots and tips would be appreciated.
I am about to set some slat traps and possible hoop net or two and was wondering what the best bait was to put in them. I will be setting them on the Tickfaw River. I have known poeple to use the cheese bait with some success but I don't know where to get it in the Springfield area. Thanks!
Anyone catching sacalait on Tickfaw or Blood Rivers yet. This cooler weather should have em turnig back on. Also any tips on how to fish for them in those areas is appreciated! Thanks and good luck!
Had the pleasure of fishing with Stan 'The Lip Ripper' Cuquet of Cast Away Charters Saturday 7-9-11. Man what a good time, Stan found clean water and the honey hole and it was on, Bille was wearing em out and she caught the biggest fish and the most fish too. Not sure who some of the other guides think they are out there. They just have no respect and they'll try to get right on top of your spot if they see you catching fish. No respect at all. All in all it was a nice trip with our limits of nice trout and we were heading back in by 12:30. Call Stan at Cast Away Charters for a great trip and great time.
I am working in the Houma area and would like to know if there are any places that I could drive to after work and fish from the shore and catch a few redfish and or trout. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
This big Snapper didn't get away, but I had to put it back. Caught it 2 weeks before the season started, guessing it weighed around 30 lbs. Had a great trip, caught some nice Mahi Mahi on a huge rip about 50 miles out. Maybe next trip, it will be making snapper steaks on the grill!! Good luck and safe fishing to everyone!!