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Capt Chris Venable-TopLine Fishing ChartersProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana

Tropical Storm Trout Slam...

Today I had group of fisherman that wanted to catch trout and where not afraid of the high winds and bad weather so of course I said lets go do it!
We loaded up the Skeeter with plenty live shrimp and headed out at daybreak, we made the slow bumpy boat ride south and when we got to our first spot the Trout started coming in right away but lots of small trout so we made a short move further south and it was on , trout coming in nearly every cast on shrimp under a cork and also on Carolina rigged shrimp. We iced down about nice 25 keepers and threw back another 40 or so undersized fish then the tide went slack and our bite shut down.

Patience was they key today because when the tide started moving again we found ourselves in the middle of a Trout feeding frenzy, as quick as I could bait their lines they had a fish coming into the boat but with a big storm bearing down on us we played it safe and headed in around 11:45. It's hard to convince a boat load of fisherman to leave when the Trout bite is on literally every cast but they all agreed to play it safe and call it a day ( after a little arm twisting).

Live Shrimp was the key to success today, tons of undersized trout out there today but the guys had no problem reeling those in too while filling up the Yeti.

Capt. Chris Venable

May 30, 2014 at 8:00pm
Capt. Tommy PellegrinProfile Photo
Posted May 30, 2014 at 8:14pm
Windy Day

Chris that looks like some of the fish I saw you catch!

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    Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
    Posted May 31, 2014 at 12:11am
    Twisted Arms

    Good job out there Capt.

    That crew reminds me of my crew the last Cowboys and Cajun when we fished that tropical storm. I was ready to run when the first black ban came through but, they put their Frog Togs on and wanted to fish, we got hammered!! The second ban we ducked in to a boat shed. By the time the third ban was coming at us we wasn't catching anything and they put the Frog Togs back on and wanted to keep fishing, they lost that round, we ran!!

    Capt E

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    Capt Chris Venable-TopLine Fishing ChartersProfile Photo
    Posted May 31, 2014 at 9:42pm
    Not so lucky today.

    We were not as lucky dodging the rain today Capt. E , customers insisted on going so we went. Bad mistake , we ran all the south only to be greeted with a massive storm after about 20 min of fishing.

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  • Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
    Posted June 01, 2014 at 4:18am

    That's ugly right there!

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