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Ben Ratcliff and family were back with me on the Blue Wave Boats today. We headed out for trout and found rough seas and one crew member got sea sick early. With one speck on ice we pointed the bow to the redfish grounds. The bite started out slow, then picked up quick. Green hornet Matrix Shad on a gold spinner and gold spoons did the damage. One fell victim to a fresh bait shrimp under a Four Horsemen Tackle cork. Thanks Ben for the continued business. Wet and wild specks. Ricky and Linda Barbera were back on the Blue Wave Boats again. Trout was the target, so we waited out storms early then headed out. We found emerald green clear water at every stop and lock jaw trout until our last stop. We had a few doubles and singles coming in then the sky turned black!! The ride in was better then any ride at Disney....LOL. 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

Yesterday at 10:57am

I helped out Capt T today with a two man crew. First cast had one of the guys reeling in a double. I didn’t want to get too excited at first, but the fish kept coming! Double rigged Matrix Shad went to work and the trout finally cooperated and bit. We had a good run then got ran off by a storm. Our second stop had a trout coming in on the first cast again, then it started raining and off we went. Our third stop we stuck it out and had a good bite. We let the rain pass over us and kept catching. Great day with these guys. Thanks Capt T Miller for setting it up. Day one with my Inolect crew found the trout thick as can be!! Fast and furious every cast action on double rigged Matrix Shad lures. Every cast action from the time we pulled up to the time we left them biting. Good as it gets and we even beat the heat. Always a blast fishing with these guys. Thanks Lonnie Barr for the continued business and friendship over the last 12 years. Big thanks to Capt T Miller, A LaCour, and K Labat for running the other boats and Shawn P for all the awesome food! Day two with Inolect was another great success. We didn’t have as good of a day as yesterday with a full limit of specks, but still ended up getting on a every cast bite on double rigged Matrix Shad. The white trout were thicker today and when the specks quit biting it was white trout two at a time. We could have sunk the boat with them but only kept 40 and threw back about 100. Pictured is my crew and my crew and Capt Elton’s crew together (2 of our four boats catch). What a awesome weekend for these guys and everyone is going homeLoaded down with trout fillets!! Thanks Lonnie Barr for all you do. Big thanks to Capt T Miller, K Labat, E Rodrigue for running the other boats. Everyone got on a good bite. Shawn P Whitney had fried ribs and red beans cooked up for lunch upon our return. What a treat all the customers had the last couple days!! 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

Yesterday at 10:51am

Beau Boudreaux and his dad have been fishing with me for five years now, the first four they experienced limits or near limits of reds and bass. They usually come the first week of July and fish in the afternoon. I was on vacation so we rescheduled for the second week of July, then bad weather and Hurricane Barry hit. We rescheduled for the beginning of August and finally got the trip in!! Unfortunately the fish did not cooperate on this day. We fished high and low, to only find a few fish. Always a pleasure having these guys on board and I look forward to their return in October. Day one with my anonymous crew found storms and rough seas to start the morning off. It was a adventure ride to say the least!! After getting around a huge storm, things calmed down and it turned into a beautiful day. Good tide, emerald green water but the fish were in lock jaw mode. We searched and searched only catching a couple fish at each stop. Day two found calm winds and calm seas. We started catching a few fish right from the start and thought things would be better. Well in the blink of the eye, the bite was over. We fished everywhere possible and some places twice. When we finally got on our best bite of the morning, a crew boat backed in prop washing and dirtying up the entire structure. Only one other fish to be found after fishing another six locations. With storms building all around us, we packed it in and headed back to the camp. Big thanks to chef Shawn P Whitney for all the fabulous dishes he cooked three days for everyone. Also a big thanks to Capt Kevin Labat and Capt Elton Rodrigue for running the other boats. Paul Eastin and family were back onboard the Blue Wave Boats. We started off the morning running to get live croakers, since the day before was tough on plastics. We started catching a few fish on plastic and croakers, and Shelbi Eastin hooked into a beast of a bull red (which made her day). We had a bad catfish incident but proceeded to fish dodging storms all morning. Stop after stop no luck even with the croakers. Emerald green water and good tide movement and no bite. We fished long and hard even with that live stuff and not much to show for our efforts. Hope your feeling better Paul, see y’all next time. 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

Yesterday at 10:47am

Wet and Wild Tuesday!! Coach Rodney Guin and crew is back again trout fishing. Our morning started off with calm seas and trout coming in on double rigged Matrix Shad. Once the bite slowed we made another move getting back on the fish. The sky turned black and winds shot up and forced us back in. The guys said no to fishing reds in the rain so we headed back to the camp. Always a good time with Coach and his crew. Thanks Capt T Miller for running the second boat. Day two with Coach Rodney Guin and crew on the Blue Wave Boats had us slinging in 20 inch trout!! As always, double rigged Matrix Shad did all the damage. Today there was no color preference as the big trout hit every color we threw. The ole Jus Grab It Glove was working over time today keeping my hands clean!! What a blast everyone had catching all these fish, another great trip in the books for these guys. Everyone enjoyed themselves at the camp and on the water. Thanks again Coach for the continued business and friendship. We look forward to the next time!! Big thanks to Capt T Miller for running the second boat. They also had a great catch. 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

August 01 at 7:26am

Great day catching quality trout with my anonymous crew. The two girls 11 and 12 years old had a blast reeling in fish. Double rigged Matrix Shad did it again. Big thanks to Capt Kevin Labat and Capt Elton Rodrigue for putting Kevin Lauer’s crew on the fish today. All the guys had a blast. Capt Marty LaCoste 985-856-4477

August 01 at 7:23am

Gaiennie Lumber smacked the trout today on double rigged Matrix Shad. Good times by all!! Thanks to Capt Travis miller, Capt Kevin Labat for running the two other boats and to Capt Lonnie Barr for taking care of Rick Ledet’s crew. Shawn P Whitney did a amazing job on all the groceries too, thanks buddy. What a incredible day as everyone crushed the trout. 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

August 01 at 7:20am

Gaiennie Lumber crew was with us Friday. We covered some water catching a few fish at each stop never getting on the mother load. All quality fish on double rigged Matrix Shad. Saturday I helped Capt Travis with a two boat crew. We started the Morning off slinging in 17-19 inch trout on double rigged Matrix Shad. Not a fast and furious bite, but the quality of the fish kept us patient. Sunday morning Mike Bouterie and crew joined me. With thunderstorms everywhere around us fizzling out, we decided to go for it. After boating a handful of trout, the sky fell and the winds shot up as did the seas. We pointed the bow North and decided to reschedule. Josh, and Josh & Mike Gillen were back with me for a beat the heat trip. The night started calm and the winds steadily picked up and so did the trout bite. Double rigged Matrix Shad as usual did the damage. Always a pleasure fishing with these guys. Big thanks to Capt T Miller and K Labat for helping with Gaiennie Lumber crew and to Capt J Broussard for taking care of Scotty Muller. 985-856-4477

August 01 at 7:17am

Gordon Johnson and his kids were back with me on the Blue Wave Boats. We found a slow bite all morning long as the fish did not want to bite for us. We switched to plan B for reds and hooked two quick on gold spoons. Thought we had found them, but no others wanted to eat! With the heat rising and my crew needing to get back to Baton Rouge for a soccer game, we headed back to the dock. Richard Gaiennie with Gaiennie Lumber was back with with his boys. Double rigged Matrix Shad went to work on the trout. The bite was slower then usual, but we had some good runs and ended up with plenty fillets. Great time with these guys as usual. Big thanks to Capt’s Travis Miller and Capt Kevin Labat for running the two other boats. Thank you Chef Leonard Adkins for fixing up the crew with great groceries. James Matassa and crew jumped onboard the Blue Wave Boats with me and wanted trout! We knew it would be a little choppy, but nothing for the 2400 Purebay. Matrix Shad double rigs went to work as soon as we pulled up. The bite was a little slow for the first 15 minutes or so, then it picked up. We got on several runs of a fast and furious where everyone in the boat was slinging fish in every cast. We were chased in by a storm, so we went see if the reds and bass would bite. We sighted a few reds in the clear water, but they wanted nothing to do with our spoons or Green Hornet. Great time fishing with this crew, thanks again. 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

July 11 at 7:40am

Rodney Trahan and crew joined me on the Bluewave. We found a extremely slow bite, as the specks were very finicky and not schooled up. We covered the most water I’ve ever covered in a single day and never got on a good bite of keeper fish. Tons of small 11 inch fish everywhere we fished. And just as many boats!! We worked long and hard for our catch. Thanks guys for sticking it out. Big thanks To Capt Lonnie Barr for taking care of Frank Lettieri and family for me they found a good bite and had a great day. Finally I have a little time off to spend with the family and get the camp finished. This morning I took the boys trout fishing. The shrimp were running for their lives as the trout were feeding fast and Furious. We slammed the trout on double rigged Matrix Shad as usual. With a storm approaching, we played it safe and headed in.....leaving the fish biting every cast. What a blast we had. We arrived to a fast and Furious non stop bite first thing this morning. We had the specks flying over the gunnels 360 degrees around the boat on double rigged Matrix Shad. They were also hitting the Matrix Mullet, what a great morning with the boys. We were rolling back to the dock by 7:30 and beat the heat. Another great day on the water with my boys!!! Slow start today on the specks, but the white trout were every cast. We left the white trout biting to go find specks, our next stop found five nice ones. One more move and we found birds diving and trout in hot pursuit of shrimp. Non stop action for the boys weeding through a bunch of 11 inch fish. Once we had plenty to fry, we left them biting to come in and get in the shade and finsh up working on the camp. 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

July 11 at 7:20am

Day one with Alton Braud and crew had the winds up again. We stayed protected and redfished. We got on a good early run on gold spoons, then our bite went cold. We moved and moved searching soaking shrimp under Four Horsemen Tackle corks with no luck. We switched back to spoons adding a couple fish before calling it quits. Day two for my crew had them slamming the specks fast and Furious. We had the big specks coming in every cast on double rigged Matrix Shad. Our last fish hit the ice at 7:45, best trout trip of the summer so far!! Since it was so early we stopped to redfish for a while on the way in. We fished some really nice ponds I’ve never fished in before, but no bites. With the heat rising and my crew not that mad at the reds, they threw in the towel. Ben Ratcliff was back with me with his family. With the winds blowing 25-30 mph, it made for a tough day. We started out soaking crabs on bottom for reds with no luck. One big nasty drum was to be found. We moved deep into the marsh and found some bass and one lonely red fish. We tried shrimp under a cork and went back to soaking crabs with no luck. With the wind machine pumping and almost 3 foot seas in the lake, we took it to the dock around lunch time. Day 2 was cancelled Scotty Muller with Gaiennie Lumber was back again with another big crew. Shawn P did his thing and everyone ate like Kings!! We hit the trout grounds early to find the trout chasing shrimp again! It wasn’t a fast and Furious bite like the day before, they wanted it slow on the bottom. We picked away all morning and ended with a solid box of 91 trout all caught on double rigged Matrix Shad. Great time as always with these guys. Big thanks to Capt Lonnie Barr and Capt Kevin Labat for running the two other boats. Good customer and friend John Doucet was back onboard the 24 Purebay today. Our first stop had the reds coming in quick for the first 20 minutes then the bite shut down. We moved and moved sight casting to reds that wouldn’t bite. After a very slow lull, we found more willing to bite. Sure was exciting seeing the reds clear as day and casting to them watching some follow the spoon, hit the spoon, or hit the spoon and spit it. Definitely was a finicky bite today, but we stuck it out and got their limit. We hooked 26 reds keeping 15. Always a pleasure fishing with John the “Red Fish Slayer”!!! Capt Marty LaCoste 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

July 09 at 4:28am

Day 2 with the Lorio’s was a Catching day. Calmer winds and no rain had us trout fishing. My crew reeled in 150 trout minimum today, but most were 11.5 inches and returned to grow. One thing is for sure, there should be no concern about our future trout stock!! My crew put a mess of fish together despite the 5 throw back to 1 keeper ratio. Good times always with these guys. Thanks Capt Jared Broussard for running the second boat today Gaiennie Lumber crew were back down at the lodge with us. Chef Shawn p Whitney did his thing last night and today and everyone enjoyed all the fixings as usual. I had four boats trout fishing today and one red fishing. With the 20 mph winds all week, it’s been tough fishing. Tons of small trout everywhere and we are limited to where we can fish in these high winds. We have been averaging 100 plus trout a day with only 20-30 fish being keepers. All fish being caught under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks on that live bait stuff. Huge thanks to my good customer and friend Scotty Muller for the continued business over all these years. Big thanks to Capt Lonnie Barr Capt Jared Broussard for taking care of Mark Mires crew yesterday for me and Capt Kevin Labat for taking care of Larry Schmidt’s crew. Everyone had a blast. Big thanks to Capt Travis Miller, and Capt Kevin Labat for running the two other boats today with Gaiennie Lumber and to Capt Lonnie Barr and Capt Elton Rodrigue for taking care of Mark Mires crew. Good times by all. The relentless high winds continue making fishing tough. My anonymous crew was back today and wanted to trout fish in the morning and redfish in the afternoon. We made it to the trout grounds early and started reeling in trout on Shrimp Creole MatrixShad immediately. We had a 30 minute run before the plastic bite shut down and had to go to that live bait stuff under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks. The guys easily caught 100 trout keeping right at 20 fish. Tons of small trout everywhere right now. We came in and hit up the AC for a couple hours then turned around and headed into the marsh for some reds. Green Hornet, shrimp creole Matrix and gold spoons did the trick as the guys put a nice mess of fish together in a few hours. Always a pleasure fishing with these guys, thanks again. Big thanks to Capt Kevin Labat for showing Garnet Pierce and her husband a great time and to Capt Jared Broussard for taking care of Jason Standridge and crew. 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

July 09 at 4:23am

Incredible day catching our limit of reds with Duke Staples and family. This father, mother and son crew put the hurt on the reds with gold spoons! Only three of our fish today came on fresh bait shrimp. The spoon feeding of the reds continue on!! What a pleasure it was fishing with this family, thanks again. Big thanks to Capt Kevin Labat for taking care of the second boat and putting his crew on a red fish Slamarama! Kevin’s crew had a blast and experienced a fast and Furious Bite. Great team work as always Capt. Can’t thank you enough for all your hard work. Duke Staples and family joined me again today on the Bluewave. We found a slower bite this morning. Every time we thought they were turning on, we would only hook 2-3 in a row. Every fish today came on gold spoons. We hooked 18 with 12 making it to a ice bath in the K2 Coolers. It was a great two days fishing with you, thanks again. Good customer Floyd Ferrell was back with me today on the Bluewave. These guys love trout...and they didn’t disappoint!! Double rigged Matrix Shad did the trick, as we loaded the boat with 15-20 inch trout. No live bait needed. Always a good time with this crew Big thanks to Capt Jared Broussard for running the second boat. Guys had a blast. Day two with Floyd Ferrell’s crew from Missouri was just as good as day one! The guys put a awesome catch together on double rigged Matrix Shad. The guys experienced two great days of catching. Thanks Floyd for the continued business, always a pleasure fishing with you. Thanks to Capt Jared Broussard for running the second boat and putting his crew on a great bite. Slowest day we have had in the last few weeks. Gaiennie Lumber crew found a slow bite all day. Double rigged MatrixShad accounted for all of our fish. Thanks Capt Travis Miller and Kevin Labat for running the other two boats Marty, Michelle, Kim, and Beau joined me on the Bluewave this day. With the winds up we had to fish protected waters. We found a slow bite and mostly all 11 inch fish. Every stop we caught fish, just didn’t keep many because of the size. We fished trout for a good 4-5 hours then went soak crabs for bull reds. Not one bite fishing several locations, so with the heat rising we took it to the lodge. Good times with this family as they enjoyed reeling in all the fish they caught. Big thanks to Capt Miller for taking care of Lonnie Barrs family, Capt Labat for taking care of Jackie Henderson’s crew, and Capt Hook Broussard for taking care of Lori Smiths crew. Good customer Ricky Barbara was back onboard the Bluewave today and I was able to bring my oldest son Seth with us. We had a slow start not having a bite the first two hours. I made a move and hit the motherload of reds. It took us 30 minutes to put our 15 fish limit on ice. They ate up our gold spoons like there was no tomorrow!! What a fun time it was. Thanks Ricky for the continued business. The Lorio’s were back onboard with me today. Today was their first trip with me that we didn’t limit out or near limit out in five plus years!! Yesterday was catching, today was fishing! Tough day as we dodged storms all day working hard to put some reds in the boat. We covered some water but just couldn’t get them to bite good. Long hard day on the pond. Every fish today caught on gold and silver spoons except one on a Green Hornet MatrixShad. Thanks for sticking it out guys, hopefully day two will be better. Thanks Capt Kevin Labat for running the second boat. 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

June 19 at 3:46am

Charles Allo was back onboard again with his crew and experienced a trout slam!! Double rigged Matrix Shad went to work early and put a hurt on the big specks. What a great trip for these guys once again, 125 limit. A big ole bull red even ate a Avocado Matrix Shad on the double rig, which made for a great fight and memories. We left them biting, as the last two fish came flying over the gunnel two at a time!! Long time customer Petey Kern was back onboard the Bluewave today! We started out the morning slinging the big specks in on double rigged Matrix Shad. The box filled quickly until the tide quit, then things slowed to a crawl. We made one move and found a hot bite finishing off our limit of 125 nice specks! Always a good time and limits with this crew. Thanks guys for the continued business. Big thanks to Capt Austin Lacour for running the second boat with James N from Ruston. They slammed the specks also. Ron Bello’s crew spent the night last night at the lodge and fished today. With the winds up and rain in the forecast, we stayed close and fished reds. Gold spoons went to work as the first red bit quick. The rest were real finicky and came slow. We worked hard and grinded out a good catch. Good times with these guys and we were back before the rain hit. Big thanks to Capt Kevin Labat for running the second boat and Capt Shawn P Whitney for taking care of James Norman on his second day. I helped out Capt T today with a three boat charter. It was too windy for trout, so we hit the shallow ponds up and spoon fed the reds. Good times with these guys as they picked our limit of pumpkins out the patch all morning. Thanks Capt T for setting it up. Made it back and cleaned fish before the rain. Day two today with my same crew as yesterday! We tried for trout first thing but found rough dirty water. Turned around and headed for the reds!! They didn’t disappoint, as the bite was better today then yesterday!! We found the reds schooled up and crushing our gold spoons! Four fish did come under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks also. We left the fish biting and Headed in before the heat got too bad!! What a great two days with these guys smashing the reds. Thanks Capt Miller for setting it up. Capt Marty LaCoste 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

June 09 at 9:21am

Corey Louis was Back with me today with a crew. The wind machine was back pumping 26 mph this morning, but we still focused on trout. We had to use that live shrimp stuff under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks as they were tight lipped and would not hit the plastics. We worked hard and grinded out a mess of specks. Always a good time fishing with Corey, thanks again. Matt Adams was back with me today with his dad and his two sons. 8 yr old Ryan and 6 yr old Henry. It was the two boys first fishing trip ever, and they had a blast r̾eeling in the specks on double rigged Matrix Shad. Glow and Avocado were the ticket. Thanks again Matt for the continued business. Thanks to Capt Lonnie Barr for taking care of the guys with Cardinal Services, they had a great catch too. Crushed them on day one of the Houma Oilmans. My Cardinal Service crew put the hurt on the big specks using double rigged Matrix Shad and the Shrimp TKO Matrix under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks What a great day it was, finally some nice weather and calm winds. Big thanks to Capt Lonnie Barr, Capt Kevin Labat for running the other two Cardinal Service crews and Capt Travis Miller and Capt Jared Broussard for taking care of the Oilstates crews also Capt Casey Lombard for taking care of David Booths crew. Everyone loaded the box’s. Day two for the Houma Oilmans with my Cardinal Services crew was another successful trip. It was a boat parade out there today, but my crew still put the hurt on the fish on double rigged Matrix Shad. The fish today were a lot smaller then they have been as we threw back 2-3 times the amount of fish we kept. We even got a big bull red on the line. Great time with these guys once again, thanks again. Big thanks to Capt Lonnie Barr, Capt Kevin Labat for running the other two Cardinal Service crews and Capt Travis Miller and Capt Jared Broussard for taking care of the Oilstates crews also Capt Casey Lombard for taking care of David Booths crew. Everyone loaded the box’s. Another trout slam today with customer Chad Braden and crew. Good having them back on the Bluewave! It was Hamma time first thing this morning with Chad reeling in multiple 19-20 inch trout on double rigged Matrix Shad. We made a quick move once the big trout bite slowed and got on a every cast bite. We had to pick through a load of small fish, but it was fun for my crew to catch them non stop. We put the limit on ice and left them biting. The last 5-10 fish we caught on the Holy Joly Matrix under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks. Another great trip with Chad, thanks again. Big thanks to Capt Shawn P Whitney for running the second boat with Trenton Strange’s crew. They put a good lick on the fish too. Capt Marty LaCoste 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

June 03 at 3:43am

John Dongieux and family were back onboard with me. We set out for trout once again with the winds blowing 25 mph. First stop had a keeper trout on first cast!! Then basically nothing would bite, we drifted and drifted, moved around fishing points and current lines and structure with no luck. Only a couple more keeper trout and some throw backs so we switched gears to redfish. We found the same thing, a few reds and a couple big bay snapper. We fished long and hard for our catch. Thanks guys for sticking it out. Thanks to Capt Kevin Labat for running the second boat with Greg Laurent. Capt Kevin and Jared took care of Josh Cowart’s crew yesterday for me. It was another tough day, but they were able to put a mess of trout together. Thanks guys. Taylor Matherne and family joined me on the Bluewave. We headed out for trout and got invaded by Googans!! Motoring within ten feet of where we were catching fish, Olympic anchor toss, big motoring again, second anchor toss....Well we obviously didn’t catch another fish, so I left the entire area. My crew wanted to catch reds, so to the marsh we went. It didn’t take long and we had the pumpkins coming in to take a ice bath! We caught about 5 on plastic then started throwing shrimp on the bottom. We caught 22 reds keeping 14. We added some bass, bay snapper, and flounder to the mix also. Great day with great people. Thanks Capt T Miller for setting it up. Big thanks to Capts’s Shawn p, Kevin Labat, Jared Broussard for taking care of my Gainnie Lumber crew. They all came in with trout and some reds. Thanks to Capt Elton Rodrigue for taking care of Trent Erwin and crew they also had some trout then hit the bull reds. Good times by all. Day two with Taylor Matherne, Kathryn Matherne, and Christian Matherne, found us slamming the specks. Double rigged Matrix Shad did the trick, as the big specks were hungry. Great two days with this family. Thanks Capt Miller for setting it up. Big thanks to Capt Kevin Labat for taking care of my good customer Rick Woolsey from California. They had a great day busting up the specks also. Long time customer Rick Woolsey from California was back with me today on his yearly trip. The guys caught trout yesterday with Capt Kevin so today they wanted to fish for reds and bass. We started out the morning catching a bunch of bass, keeping 20. We had one big red break off on a gold spoon and none to hit shrimp. We changed zip codes and found pristine crystal clear water and started sight casting to reds. We hooked 12 reds out of 25 we saw boating 8. What a awesome experience for these guys as we have never had the opportunity to do this before on any of our trips together. Thanks again guys for the continued business over the last 12 years, always a pleasure fishing with you. Capt Marty LaCoste 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

May 28 at 3:42am

Day 2 with Home Bank crew had us trout fishing again. We found a slower bite but the quality was much better. Once the big girls quit, we moved and found a every cast bite but most were all 11 inch fish. After another move we found another every cast bite with small fish. It was one keeper to 6-7 throw backs. The future stock of trout is looking good, as we are catching tons of 11 - 11 3/4 trout everywhere!! My crew had non stop action and put a nice box of fish together. Great time fishing with these guys again. Thanks Capt T for putting the trip together. Big thanks to Capt Elton for taking care of Francis Mayer’s crew for me, they also had a great day. I helped out Capt T again today. With the winds blowing 25 mph we decided to stay protected and catch reds. We started out throwing bait shrimp under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks not having any luck. We switched to throwing gold spoons and it was on!!! One red also hit a purple haze Vortex Shad. My crew ended up hooking into 23 reds getting 17 into the boat. Great time watching the Reds in the clear water. Thanks T for setting it up. Big thanks to Capt Lonnie Barr for taking care of Brian and David, Capt Elton Rodrigue for taking care of Francis Mayer, Capt Shawn p and Capt Kevin Labat for taking care of Cody Lenert’s crew. Everyone had a blast. Day two helping Capt T. We started the morning out picking pumpkins out the patch on spoons. My crew wanted to try to catch some bulls so with the weather approaching we left the patch to soak crabs. My crew hooked three before we were ran in by storms. Thanks T for setting it up. Big thanks to Capt Lonnie Barr Capt Kevin Labat and Capt Shawn P Whitney for taking care of Cody Lenert’s crew. Coach Rodney Guin and his crew were back with me today on the Blue Wave Boats. Our first stop had us reeling in trout on double rigged Matrix Shad. Our next couple stops the guys put the smackdown on some nice trout and played catch and release with smaller trout every cast. http://matrixshad.com/shop/shrimp-creole-tko-shrimp/ under our Four Horsemen Tackle corks put a solid hurt on the fish today. It’s always a pleasure fishing with these guys. Thanks Coach for the continued business. Day two with Coach Rodney Guin and crew has the winds blowing 28 mph upon departing the dock. Coach likes to catch trout so that’s what we set out for. It was a pretty easy ride out to the trout grounds, our first stop found no fish. Our second stop had trout coming in from the first cast!! We had non stop action catching, but tons of 11-11.5 inch trout. We made several moves never finding a good bite again as the winds peaked at 32 mph. We probably had 100 trout hit the deck of the Blue Wave Boats, but only 27 keepers made the cut. We came into the marsh and it was so windy we could barley fish. After drifting one bank and only catching one bay snapper my guys threw in the towel. We headed in at noon for them to shower up at the lodge and make their drive home. Great two days guys, I look forward to your return in July. 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

May 23 at 3:01am

Day 1 with INOLECT, we slept in late waiting on the weather to pass. It looked like we had a window so we took it. As soon as we got to our second location, the sky fell!! We retreated to a camp and waited the storm out. Once the rain quit we had five reds in the box quick. We moved to where we left them biting the previous day and only one decided to bite. One more move and we found five more on Green Hornet Matrix Shad before calling it quits. Always a fun time with this crew. Thanks Capt T for running the second boat. Day 2 with Inolect had us trout fishing!! We woke up to calm winds as the forecast was wrong again but in our favor! We found clean water and some big trout. Nothing better than watching big yellow mouths shaking their heads coming to the boat!! What a great time with some great guys. Big thanks to Capt T for running the second boat putting his crew on the reds and to Shawn P for all the great food! Can’t thank Lonnie Barr with Inolect enough also for the continued business and friendship over the past 11 years. Ricky and Linda Barbera we’re back onboard the Blue Wave Boats today with me. With the North wind blowing and a low tide we decided to catch reds. After a late start and our first two stops being a bust, we found the hefty reds stacked up. It was quick action under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks with fresh bait shrimp. Once the tide quit the bite shut down. We waited it out and the bite was back on. A big school of sharks showed up and shut the bite down. #15 was left swimming to be caught another day. It was a great time once again with this lovely couple. Thanks for the continued business. New Customer Greg Metcalf with Deano’s Pizza and his buddy joined me today on the big Blue Wave Boats. We found a slow bite at our first three stops, then hit the motherload of trout!! We had them coming in every cast as fast as you could throw them Live shrimp things in the water!! Our most productive bite was under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks. I did catch some on avocado Matrix Shad on a double rig, but that live bait stuff produced for the first time today for us. It was a blast fishing with these guys, thanks again. Greg mentioned this was his first real trout slam ever, glad I was able to be a part of it. Can’t wait to sample that pizza tonight!! My lucky charm crew were back with me today. Josh Gillen, Mike Gillen, and Drew Carlin. These guys have been fishing with me for around 11 years and we always seem to slam the fish! It was fast and Furious at our first stop as we put 40 trout in the Blue Wave Boats on double rigged Matrix Shad in the first 20 minutes! Once the smoke settled we had 65 cooling down in the box! Our second move had us to 83 and the dolphins shut the bite down! One last stop and it was as fast as we could throw the baits out! We left them biting every cast. Always a blast having this crew onboard. Thanks guys for the continued business. Got in early this morning with a 100 iced down. We cleaned fish, I cleaned out the boat, loaded back up with another crew, and were headed back out. It was windier this afternoon and we found a much slower trout bite. It was almost non existent until around 5 pm. We ended up putting a small mix of trout together in between all the trash fish! Thanks Capt T for setting up the trip. Capt Marty LaCoste 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

May 17 at 4:01am

Cliff Fenton and family were back with me. We had a stiff North wind blowing which limited us to where we could fish. We found some flocks of birds diving and started catching a bunch of 11 inch fish with only a handful of keepers. Around 8am we switched gears to redfish. We found a slow bite picking away at another handful of reds. Around 12 the winds were dead calm so we headed out into the lake which was slick calm! It was back to trout fishing till around 2:30. We found a slow bite and picked away at them. It was a weird bite as the fish were short striking the bait which made it hard to hook them. One lonely bull red also hit a Matrix Shad which made for a fun fight. Thanks again guys for a great day on the water. Today I had Brodie Broussard and crew onboard. These guys were ready and had their game faces on, look out trout! We found dingy stained water at our first stop and I wasn’t sure if they were going to bite, but they did!! It didn’t take long for the trout to start feeding on our double rigged Matrix Shad lures! We picked away and had a couple good runs of catching. Most of the fish went 16-19 inches. When things slowed down we made a few moves chasing birds picking up a few keepers, but most the fish were under 11 inches. Tons of small fish under all the flocks of birds we fished, which is a good sign for the future stock. Good customer Tim Balin and Mark Maclean were back with me today. We found a good trout bite in less than favorable conditions with all this wind. That Matrix Shad Shrimp Creole Shrimp TKO under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks put a hurt on the fish today. We brought along some of that live bait stuff again for insurance. Always a fun time fishing with these guys, looking forward to what we find Tomorrow. Day two with Mark Maclean and Tim Balin found storms early this morning and 30 mph winds!! We went back to sleep for another hour and left after day break! Trout was out the question so we targeted reds deep in the marsh. Slow steady bite most of the morning until we changed zip codes and found a pile of reds in one lil 30 yard stretch!! Shrimp under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks hooked 5 and Matrix Shad soft plastics hooked 10 (unfortunately 3 got off before getting into the net). Great two days with these guys, always a pleasure fishing with you. Looking forward to your return in November. Edward Kane and wife from Connecticut and bro in law Matt fished with me today. 20 mph winds had us red fishing again. We had a slow steady bite all morning on shrimp under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks. After changing zip codes we found a incredible bite on the Green hornet Matrix Shad with a gold spinner. Ed was on fire as he had the hot rod and must have hooked ten reds!! What a great day with great folks, thanks again for such a incredible day. 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

May 10 at 7:23am

Another great day with Gaiennie Lumber, thanks Dan Sullivan for the continued business. We found a slower trout bite this morning than we expected. Lots of small trout today in the mix that we could not keep. Once the winds kicked up to 20mph plus and the trout were in lockjaw mode, we switched to plan B. It paid off, as my crew wore out the reds, bay snapper, and pup drum on one point....we never moved the boat. Many more fish came off at the boat before they made it into the net. These guys had bent rods and big smiles, that always makes me happy!! It was a great day with many memories made with these guys. Thanks Capt Kevin Labat for running the second boat putting your crew on a awesome catch also. Good times for sure, we look forward to your return. 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

May 05 at 3:02am

20 plus mph winds today for the bread crew! As soon as we pulled up this morning it was every cast on the Matrix Shad Shrimp TKO under the Four Horsemen Tackle corks. The bite didn’t last long as soon as the winds started blowing. We picked away the rest of the morning, then headed to fish the ponds the last hour. First cast and AJ hooked a nice red on a Green Hornet Matrix. It was looking good!! We sight casted two more reds that didn’t bite, then my crew threw in the towel. Thanks guys for a great day. Thanks to my buddy Capt T for putting the trip together. 985-856-4477 www.absolutefishingcharters.com

May 03 at 4:36am
A comment titled: Re: Dularge Trout in response to a report titled: Dularge Trout

We left from my dock at the end of Dularge past Jugs. The tide was falling when we were on our best bite and water temperature was 64 degrees. We had a strong South wind so we had to stay protected on the South banks out of the wind, this is where we found the cleanest water also. Fish are starting to show back up on the inside waters (lake Mechant, Sister Lake, etc) all the way down to the coast. So far things are pointing to a good trout bite this Spring.

February 08 at 6:35am
A comment titled: Re: All About the Kids Catching Specks in response to a report titled: All About the Kids Catching Specks

Your right about that!! No one ever has said 'wish I had worked more' Thanks, it definitely was a special day. He hasn't stopped asking when can we go again!! I plan to take him more in the future for sure.

December 04, 2018 at 10:18am
A comment titled: Re: Good as it Gets Trout Slam in response to a report titled: Good as it Gets Trout Slam

Sister and Mechant areas mostly. Hearing multiple good reports from Decade also, but I haven't been there personally.

December 04, 2018 at 10:13am
A comment titled: Re: Fast and Furious Trout Slam in response to a report titled: Fast and Furious Trout Slam

Trout have been almost everywhere. We have been focusing on reefs, points, and current lines.

December 01, 2018 at 12:05pm
A comment titled: Re: Another full week of catching in response to a report titled: Another full week of catching

Pics

June 08, 2018 at 3:35am
A comment titled: Re: Dularge Trout and Reds in response to a report titled: Dularge Trout and Reds

Find clean water is most important. We haven't seen and shrimp or birds diving yet, hopefully they will show up by the weekend.

March 12, 2018 at 3:31pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake Decade Submerged Object in response to a report titled: Lake Decade Submerged Object

No, it has not been marked.

February 28, 2018 at 8:58pm
A comment titled: Re: More Redfish Limits in response to a report titled: More Redfish Limits

Correct its a Ridgid reciprocating saw the handheld model. Can be bought at Home Depot or you can also contact Andrew Messenger 225 329 3295 he sells the knifes and the blades. We use them to clean all of our redfish, drum, and sheephead.

February 26, 2018 at 12:03pm
A comment titled: Re: Easy Trout Limits in response to a report titled: Easy Trout Limits

No sir I run a Bluewave, best bay boat on the water.

November 11, 2017 at 2:38pm
A comment titled: Re: Anonymous Crew Bust the Specks again in response to a report titled: Anonymous Crew Bust the Specks again

Mostly all school trout right now, having to weed through hundreds of small fish. Seems like each day though more keepers are showing up.

September 25, 2017 at 11:00am
A comment titled: Re: Another great Trout Bite in the Wind in response to a report titled: Another great Trout Bite in the Wind

Right now I'm not 100% sure. If I had to make a guess I would say no.

June 20, 2017 at 6:20pm
A comment titled: Re: dularge trout and reds in response to a report titled: dularge trout and reds

Fish were showing up in the lakes last week when it was warm. The last few days with the big drop in water temps and high winds we couldn't fish the lakes. Finding protection and clean water was key. Weather is looking better for the weekend and winds will be somewhat calmer. Fish May between winter spots and spring spots. Finding clean water in protected areas will probably be your best bet, not sure if open water in the lakes will be clean or not. Good luck.

March 16, 2017 at 8:09pm
A comment titled: Re: A Wet Friday in response to a report titled: A Wet Friday

I was surprised when I saw you headed back out in the rain!! Looks like it paid off though. Hard Core!

February 21, 2017 at 11:04am
A comment titled: Re: Cold & Windy Trout Slam in response to a report titled: Cold & Windy Trout Slam

Dularge

January 28, 2017 at 8:15pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout Explosion in response to a report titled: Trout Explosion

Dularge

January 12, 2017 at 8:15am
A comment titled: Re: Lake Decade Submerged Object in response to a report titled: Lake Decade Submerged Object

Wow. Apache could have some major law suits on their hands. Sure hope they get wind of it and eliminate the problem.

January 11, 2017 at 7:00pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake Decade Submerged Object in response to a report titled: Lake Decade Submerged Object

Hopefully Apache will take note and take care of the problem before they get presented with a law suit. Someone could really get hurt from this.

January 07, 2017 at 9:29pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake Decade Submerged Object in response to a report titled: Lake Decade Submerged Object

Not that I know of. No.

January 07, 2017 at 9:28pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake Decade Submerged Object in response to a report titled: Lake Decade Submerged Object

Found out it was Apache that plugged the well in 2010 and records show it was cut 15 inches below the mud line. Obviously the pipe was still sticking up a good 3 ft from the bottom when I hit it in 2012. I wonder how many other people have hit it since then.

January 07, 2017 at 4:44pm
A comment titled: Re: Catch and Release Day in response to a report titled: Catch and Release Day

Thank you also Tony for providing a great site to share information. I've been super busy also between fishing, deer hunting, and family time. Hope you and your family also had a Merry Christmas and a safe Happy New Year.

January 03, 2017 at 10:59am
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