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Three Days with the Dairy Crew

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My crew from Texas and Missouri joined me on the Bluewave this morning, with the winds blowing 25 mph. We knew it was going to be a tough day fishing post front and with high winds reaching 30 mph. We found a protected area with clean water at the mouth of a drain out, the water was falling hard. We picked up three trout under a cork, then all of a sudden the trout started blowing up the surface coming out the water! It was a crazy every cast Bite for about 30 minutes on double rigged Matrix Shad, then like a switch it was over. We picked away at them the rest of the day with shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork. We ended up with a solid catch in horrible conditions.

Day 2 with the crew found a lil break in the wind LOL, it was only blowing 20 mph. We found a much slower bite, then a shrimp boat runs right through where we were catching. Needless to say we didn't catch any more fish, time to move. The guys wanted to try and catch reds, so we hit a pond I caught in earlier in the week. We fished 600 yards of bank with shrimp under a cork and not a single nibble. Switched back to trout and fished 7 more stops picking away to make a box of fish. Shrimp Creole under a cork worked best for all of our trout.

Day three with the crew had us back trout fishing first thing in the morning with the tide falling. It looked like the fish were going to cooperate, then things slowed down. We made a move to find diving birds in a few other locations but the trout were scarce. The guys really wanted some reds, so after a couple hours trout fishing we switched to reds. We fished five holes soaking crabs, we caught black drum in every hole with no reds to be found. Our last stop right before we were fixing to call it quits had a school of reds come through and Bam! We boated three reds and lost a couple more, it made their trip! Thanks Capt T Miller for setting it all up.

Thanks to Capt K Labat for taking care of Kirt Bovia and crew today for me. They put together a decent box of trout in the windy conditions.

Capt Marty LaCoste