Inshore Fishing in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
Fished Grand Isle Wednesday and Thursday and the conditions were great, little to no wind and nearly flat seas with good tide movement.
A buddy and I put in in Fourchon and fished the barges in the surf. We caught a few on topwaters and mirr-o-lures early and then switched to cocahoes on the bottom. Caught a variety of fish from trout, bluefish, spanish mackerel, hardheads and redfish. We called it a day around 9:30 with 30 tout and 1 redfish.
We put in at Bridgeside and headed to the rockpiles in front of Grand Isle. The action was fast and furious but the trout were much smaller. Probably had 1 keeper to 5 throwbacks. We would fish a rockpile until the porpoises would come in and mess us up. Then we'd pick up and hit another pile and repeat the process. Live shrimp was the preferred bait, but we also caught fish on suspended mirr-o-lures, topwater and DOA's under a cork and on the bottom. The trout are out there, you just have to weed through the smaller ones. Around 8:30 a storm was brewing North of the Island so we picked up and headed in. We ended up with 27 keeper trout, and only caught trout that day, no trash fish which is suprising when fishing with live shrimp.
Good Luck out there guys.