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Inshore Fishing in Morgan City in South Central Louisiana

Reds at Halters Island

Had a blast fishing for reds down at Halters Island today. Got a late start and did not begin fishing until 9:00 am. Caught 2 keepers pretty quick and then nothing for the next hour. Moved over to another spot and it was on! Caught 29 more in about an hour and 20 minutes. Unlike my past trips I did not have a problem getting my limit of five fish. As a matter of fact, of the 31 reds I caught, I could have had at least 4 limits today. They were mostly between 16 and 20 inches which is an improvement over past trips where they were mostly 14 to 15 1/2 inches. I also caught 13 croakers, 4 freshwater cats, a hard head, a gafftop, a sheepshead, a black drum and then 9 more fresh water cats on the way back to town. River shrimp was the bait fished on the bottom. I did catch 3 reds with a cork, but they were biting too fast to try to fish two poles, so I stuck to fishing on the bottom. You gotta love days like this one!
June 24, 2010 at 9:33pm
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tuffhuntin Profile Photo
Posted June 25, 2010 at 6:54am
halter

i have never heard of halter island, where is that at, is it around the jaws

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Ricky Aucoin, Louisiana Sportsman field reporter Profile Photo
Posted June 25, 2010 at 4:47pm
Down the river

It is on the east side of the Atchafalaya Delta WMA. It is about a 30 to 45 minute boat ride from the Berwick boat landing depending on the size of your motor. It is next to Plumb Bayou and above Point Au Fer.


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