Louisiana Sportsman
Capt Chris Venable-TopLine Fishing ChartersProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
Happy as a kid at Christmas!!

Capt. Chris

Happy as a kid at Christmas!!

Ramsey with a nice double.

Capt. Chris

Ramsey with a nice double.

Good box of Trout/Reds

Capt. Chris

Good box of Trout/Reds

Trout Slam then Sight Casting Redfish!!

Today I had Ramsey Barfield ( aka- fliesitdies) from Baton Rouge onboard for a great day of fishing. Our plan was to start the day off chasing trout then go into my Redfish honey hole for some shallow water sight casting, you have to love it when a plan actually comes together becsuse our day worked out just like we planned.
We had to cover some water early today in search of the trout but every stop we made produced a handful of keeper trout , we started out by drifting reefs in Mud Lake and Lake Mechant and we where steady filling up the cooler but I decided to go check some deep marsh winter holes and that's where we found the Big trout stacked up as where catching beautiful trout up 21 inches today.
When we finished up with our trout fishing it was time to do what Ramsey had been looking forward to all day, shallow water sight casting Redfish !! When we arrived at the honey hole Ramsey couldnt believe it ,we went less than 20 yards and we had already sight casted 5 Redfish. It was unbelievable Redfishing today with the shallow water, we easily saw over 30 Redfish tailing and at one point Ramsey got of the boat and actuslly crawled through the marsh to get to some Redfish that where to shallow to get to with the boat.

Our trout where caught on Matrix Shad, the all new HLT Swimmers Jr and the Shiny Hiney. The HLT swimmers really put a hurt on the Redfish today !!!

Give me a call to experience this great fishing we are having.

Capt. Chris Venable
504-628-1892

www.ToplineFishingCharters.com
November 07, 2012 at 5:31pm
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Capt. Josh Ellender with Light Tackle ChartersProfile Photo
Posted November 07, 2012 at 6:12pm
Nice!

Good work Capt. It always helps when a plan comes together! Keep up the great work!

Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Posted November 07, 2012 at 6:45pm
The Plan

Nice report Capt Chris!! Your trips almost always end good but, not always as planned. That's a good feeling!

I still have 3 more weeks in the Motherland, I hope December is just as good cause I'll be trying to catch up!

Terry better not be shipping out all those new High Life Swimmers, I didn't even get to try them yet! What color were you using? He better have me some in the boat! And some of those Endura Shrimp, I only got to use one of them before he ran out last time!

Capt E
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Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Posted November 07, 2012 at 6:47pm
The Plan

Nice report Capt Chris!! Your trips almost always end good but, not always as planned. That's a good feeling!

I still have 3 more weeks in the Motherland, I hope December is just as good cause I'll be trying to catch up!

Terry better not be shipping out all those new High Life Swimmers, I didn't even get to try them yet! What color were you using? He better have me some in the boat! And some of those Endura Shrimp, I only got to use one of them before he ran out last time!

Capt E
CATCHDAT.com
855-237-FISH

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Capt. Tommy PellegrinProfile Photo
Posted November 07, 2012 at 9:21pm
Big Eye aka 'mini me'

Capt Tommy Pellegrin

Big Eye aka 'mini me'

New Baits

Capt Elton, Terry will have the new Swimmer Jr's in stock tomorrow. I was supposed to get there today but didn't make it through New Orleans in time. Still have Chag's, and Puglia's to get to. Also Gus's in Slidell. Barataria Bait and Tackle has them already and Professional has the new Big Eye aka 'mini me' in stock.

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    FLiesitdiesProfile Photo
    Posted November 07, 2012 at 10:36pm
    Incredible

    I can't comment enough on incredible todays fishing was. I called Captain Chris and asked him if he could show me around the winter fishing spots in the Mechant/ sister Lake area. Well He well exceeded my expectations. It was just Capt and I today fishing and we must have bumped around upwards of 10 spots with all producing great numbers of fish. We fished deep in the marsh later on during the day and found Big 20 inch trout stacked up. If we would have hit that spot at day break we would have caught more trout than we wanted around that size and bigger. I am not a big trout fisherman which is pretty rare for around here. We left trout biting two at a time several times in order to show me new spots and search for redfish. If anyone wants to experience sightfishing redfish Louisiana style give Capt Chris a call. Literally schools of redfish with backs out of the water cruising through ponds and canals coming within 5 feet of the boat. I was amazed. Talk about get your blood pumping. Ive been up since 4 am this morning, fished all day, drove back to baton rouge, cleaned fish, and done homework and its almost 11 o clock now.... I am nowhere near close to tired because the sight of those redfish is still going crazy through my head. Craziest thing ive ever experienced and ive been sightfishing redfish for 4 years. A huge thanks for everything today Capt i had a great time catching fish and a bunch of laughs today. I learned nearly 40 years of information in just one morning today. Give this guy a call you guys wont regret it.
    P.S. saw a retarded amount of ducks out there today. Gunna be a hell of an opening weekend

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    Capt Chris Venable-TopLine Fishing ChartersProfile Photo
    Posted November 08, 2012 at 7:36pm
    The Plan

    Yep Capt Josh and Capt E yall know exactly how it works when getting ready for a trip, you come up with a fool proof plan in your mind and 90% of the time that plan goes out the window when you leave the dock,lol.

    Ramsey - I know the Redfishing was the highlight of the day for you but you had a pretty big smile when you where reeling in those Fat trout.Also First time I ever had anyone jump out the boat to chase down a Redfish, thats dedication!!!

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  • 2 many toys....Profile Photo
    Posted November 09, 2012 at 7:24am
    cant beat that

    good report capt keep them coming, we enjoy reading them.

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    2 many toys....Profile Photo
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 2:50pm
    HLT Swimmers

    What colors do the swimmers come in?

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    Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 3:32pm
    Swimmers

    Purple Tiger
    Blue Tiger
    Gold Tiger
    Red Head
    http://store.catchdat.com/lures/high-life-tackle/high-life-swimmers.html

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    Capt. Tommy PellegrinProfile Photo
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 5:08pm
    Bunker

    Capt Tommy Pellegrin

    Bunker

    Purple Haze #1

    Capt Tommy Pellegrin

    Purple Haze #1

    Gleaux

    Capt Tommy Pellegrin

    Gleaux

    Swimmer Jr's

    Swimmer Jr's have their own colors except for the Blue Tiger is the same.

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    Capt. Tommy PellegrinProfile Photo
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 5:11pm
    Purple Haze #2

    Capt Tommy Pellegrin

    Purple Haze #2

    Swimmer Jr's

    Purple Haze #2

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    2 many toys....Profile Photo
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 7:26pm
    Info

    thanks for the info guys, good looking bait.

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    Capt Chris Venable-TopLine Fishing ChartersProfile Photo
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 7:40pm
    Swimmer Jr

    Awesome action and the colors perfect!!

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  • 2 many toys....Profile Photo
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 3:58pm
    Magazine

    saw this report in Dec sportsman mag,keep making those customers happy capt. !!!

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