Dularge fishing moves into fall frenzy
Trout, redfish produce easy limits, Capt. Marty LaCoste says.
|Courtesy of Capt. Marty LaCoste|
Redfish, along with speckled trout, are easy to catch right now in the Lake Mechant area, Capt. Marty LaCoste said.
Capt. Marty LaCoste with Absolute Fishing Charters said the fishing in Lake Mechant, in particular, has been nothing less than amazing.
“There were birds diving everywhere for shrimp, and specks were jumping out of the water,” said LaCoste, who is a supporting member of LouisianaSportsman.com. “We were bringing up two nice-sized trout every cast, some days on double rigs. The fishing was totally on fire for five days straight at the end of September.”
The majority of LaCoste’s trout were caught on the oyster reefs and current lines formed by bayous connected to Lake Mechant.
LaCoste uses artificial baits such as tiger and avocado Matrix Shads (often on double rigs). He also likes using the Texas Tackle Factory Killer Flat Minnows.
“Every day, after limiting on our trout, we would just hit some deep holes in the bends of Buck Skin Bayou and catch redfish every cast on cracked crab,” LaCoste said.
He went out on Octo. 8 and caught his redfish first in some ponds around Lost Lake with gold spoons and spinnerbaits, as their migration through the bayous is starting to slow down.
“After getting our reds, we went back and limited out on trout in Lake Mechant,” LaCoste said. “They were nice trout, too, averaging around 17 inches.”
Even though the fishing seems to be as consistently hot in the area as any angler would like it, LaCoste said the recent cold front should stimulate everything even more. The fishing should be on fire in Lake Mechant and the surrounding lakes for a few more weeks.
“The fishing is only going to get better,” he said. “The redfish are finishing their seasonal migration through the bayous. In mid-October I’ll stop using cracked crab in the deep holes for redfish and start fishing the shorelines (of the lakes) with spinnerbaits, spoons and topwater lures.
“In mid-November, after a few more cold fronts come though, the water temperature should be in the 50s and the speckled trout will move out of the lakes completely and will be in the deep holes and bayous in the marsh.”
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