Inshore Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
good weather = good fishing
Great trip to Cocodrie on Friday and Saturday. Finally having a nice stretch of weather unlike with the last 2 weeks. Friday hit some nice 16-20' trout on topwater crankbaits and shedogs in the marsh north of Pelto. When the topwater stopped went to regular plastic but was catching only undersized trout so I broke out my new prototype shrimp lures with whiskers and homemade shrimp oil scent and the 16 plus inchers started turning on again. Finished the rest of my limit quickly. I put them on unique tangle free weightless hook setup with 3 hooks under a cork. Several cast I pulled in 3 specks at a time until the sharks caught wind of my setup and started picking off fish from my triple trout rig on several cast.
Saturday morning we started where I caught them the previous morning, but a tug boat was pulling through the bay then almost got stuck having to turn around scaring the fish off. We went to my favorite rigs in pelto catching a few on topwater crankbaits before the bite stopped. The crankbaits are much easier to fish for my girl. We caught most of the 2 limits of trout and reds with custom made suspension bottom rigs on finger mullets. My biggest trout went 23'. We were surrounded by boats at many spots and few people were catching. When I put on a typical Carolina rig on I figured out why, it took several minutes to catch a bite each throw where my suspension rigged poles were getting hits ever few seconds. After several cast I got hung up and lost my rig like everyone else so went back to suspension fishing. My brother went Saturday with 2 buddies fishing the same places using finger mullets too, they only ended up with 11 trout and no reds fishing with Carolina rigs and under corks. One guy missed a giant bullred on topdog early in the morning. On the way in Lora practiced walking the dog fishing shedogs on school trout chasing shrimp. That was a blast and we had fun catch and releasing. Right at the end I had a monster shark follow my shedog to the boat and explode on it boatside splashing us with water. Fun times.