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I don't think Blackbear and I knew what we wanted to do today. We started out catching a few trout but they were small. Next was to the super secret red fish spot and we started sight casting the reds. We even put a couple dozen crabs in the bucket for supper. After putting a couple of reds in the box and tagging a few more we decided to go looking for the larger trout and boy did we find them. Started catching with the cocodrie Cocahoe and the Big Eye but noticed a lot of trout hitting the surface so Blackbear broke out the top water baits and started putting big trout in the box. I continued with the Big Eye and we were stacking them in the box until another boat came and dropped anchor about 50 feet from us. I had to ask them to stop the motor because they were going to come all the way in with the 2 stroke smoker. We didn't put another fish in the box right there. We moved about a half mile and hit the right spot. Not fast but all of the trout were nice 16 to 18 inch fish and most of all were caught on the new HLT Swimmer Jr in Purple Haze. This new Purple bait also has Purple and Gold glitter in it and that is what set it apart from the rest. It was a nice treat to come home and boil some crabs. There were so many crabs there we could just dip them, and if the net would have had small holes we could have dipped shrimp also cause they were like rain in front of the troll motor. What a great day, trout, reds, and crabs n the box. No where but South Louisiana. For your day catching trout and reds call Capt. Tommy Pellegrin 985-851-3304.
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REEL LIFE FISHING
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Secret Redfish Hole...
You better stay away from my Redfish hole while I'm gone or I won't show you the new one I found , lol. I'm going tomorrow to see if the fish in Delacroix like the new swimmers as much as the Dularge fish do, I'm sure they will !!
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G13
Chris I have now named that spot the G13 classified red fish spot.
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FUN!
You guys are having way too much fun without me, while I'm working for Da White Man in the Motherland!
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Swimmer
Nice....Capt Tommy how you fish that swim bait??? I've have couple Have never caught anything on them, I reel them in the come to the Top the Water? Skipping Too fast reel??One is 4' Blue Back Swim Shad other is 3' Swim Minnow
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Swimmer Jr's
The ones you are using are probably not balanced. We fished yesterday with a steady med retrieve. We were in about 4' of water over shells and would feel a shell every now and then.
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'Arcades ambo'
jls...take into consideration that hook is designed for the 'roof' of the mouth...just bounce it off the bottom w/two left jerks and one semi-right jerk and don't get excited and crank backwards !!!...cheers
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Swimmer Jr's
action of Jr's
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Balanced
Ohhhhh kkkkkk balanced Swim Bait??????...I've caught ummm on h&h cocahoe #71
Pumpkin/Pepper/chartresue Tail
Workin it same way&catch trout now then on it but mostly Reds normally Big Reds
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Great lures
Capt Tommy, the blue tiger and purple haze really smacked the trout the past couple days. Nice durable lure! Thanks again!
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'Hoss'n w/da Tigers'
jls...if 'ya buy the 'balanced' baits get the junior series with the little waterwings...they work great...cheers
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BALANCED
Ok........So its gona say Balanced on Package???
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JLS
First off I haven't tried the juniors but the 'regular' works great.

Now JLS I have to bust you. Once again you ask a good question, get an answer and follow that up with a stupid comment. Yea the will say balanced, guaranteed and lifetime warranty...... Seriously? Go to puglias or Gus's and buy a pack to try. They are reasonably priced and work great. Book a trip with these guys, fish the swimmers and learn from the Pros. Don't buy knock offs. These are very durable as opposed to others on the market.
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Capt. Tommy
Thanks for all the baits you sent me Captain Tommy. Looking forward to trying them in my areas!
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Pros
tigerdave if i had your $$$$$ i would've been went w/a Pro....I figure i can work the regular one off the Bottum should work too
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Spots and bait
Jls don't go chasing spots and bait. Stick with what works for u. The guides don't have any secret baits. They just know where the fish are from there years of experience. I now fish with one bait, gulps, and when I'm not catching it isn't because of the bait, it's because I just haven't located the fish.
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Advice
Samarai , thats the best fishing advice I've read on here yet ! Don't chase fish tales and don't chase magic baits !
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what works
^5 Sam..........No i know they have more experience then me or you and they sometimes have hard days too, So for i've fund 2 different places i've caught trout. On two different ways of fishin one w/ double rig w/poppin corn&other w/1/4-3/8 jighead fishin the Bottum So no I'm not gona change baits i just wnder why mine came to top the water,i have 6:1 ratio reels so i figure i can bounce it along the Bottum too, Can't wait till winds had died down to go again Sometimes we need to make trip Sam cya&thanks............joe
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Captain Tommy
Hey Captain Tommy ive been using the swimmers since i first seen them at Chags and i love them. Their definitely my big trout finder.
I love the idea of the new smaller ones. Do you have the jr swimmers at Chags or Puglias yet?
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Swimmer Jr's
Yes, and they are at most all the stores in New Orleans.
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Blue Tiger Swimmer Jr.
Hey Capt. Tommy,
Now that's a great box of trout! I love seeing everyone's pics of trout. I'm just a little jealous. I've been fishing mostly under a cork and with a carolina rig this year. I would like to but the Blue Tiger Swimmer Jr, but I'm not sure where to get it. Is that something that I can get at Academy? I would rather stay from the cheaper 'look-a-likes' and get a better bait that works. I've been fishing mostly around Hopedale in Lake Robin and back in the lagoons (Stump, Petes). Thanks for the tip. If I don't get on some trout soon, I'm gonna have to book a trip so I can see how it's really done!
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Swimmers
Hey Tigerdave1,
Couldn't help but chuckle at your comment to jls. I saw you gave info on where to buy the swimmer baits (puglias, Gus's). Is there anywhere in the BR area that sells those baits. If not, where are the places you mentioned? I made a trip to Lake Robin this past weekend and brought my daughter. She landed her first BIG red and had a blast! The trout bite was slow (for us anyway) and we brought home 16 trout, 3 reds and 3 black drum. I finally got all of my gear back and will be standing guard over it. I am bringing two of my nephews this next weekend. Trying to go somewhere we can stay over night and make a 2-day trip. That drive about kills me. My nephew has been fighting multiple myeloma (and winning) and has never been salt-water fishing. There are no motels around Hopedale. I was thinking of going towards Golden Meadow since I know that area. I'll keep you posted and hopefully post some good pics. Tight lines to ya!
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Swimmer Jr's
Red16chaser, I have always stuck with the smaller retailers. It's just the way I am. Maybe one day they will be in the big box stores but not right now. You can get them at Puglia's, Chag's, Gus's, Barataria Bait, Professional, Songy's and J&C right now. Also on line at Catchdat.com
coming soon to baton rouge. If you want them in a store near you just have them contact me.
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Getting Baits
Thanks. I will try Catchdat.com since I don't get down that way very often. I am much like you and would much rather support local business. I got so mad the other day....EVERYTHING at Bass Pro is made in China! I may come across as 'narrow-minded' but, I'll shop somewhere else to keep my money in the hands of Americans who own their own businesses. I will spend more money if that's what it takes...just can't stomach supporting China! What are some colors that I should start with on the swimmers? I may have to buy a few with each payday.
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Swimmers
Capt. - does superior in Baton Rouge carry them? Thought I got som cocodrie cocahos there. Also thanks for the advice on the wind tamer! I'll be hitting you up when I'm ready to restring them all. Can you get bulk spools?

Red- we need to make a trip! Drifted stump last week and put a good box together. I'll be out Wednesday and Thursday and a couple next week. Both places are on veterans. If you can't find them let me know. I can grab you some. I usually go to Baton Rouge twice a week.
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Swimmers
I'm don't know if Superior has them, good people there, I do business there. Look in the classifieds here under fishing, they there. Catchdat is in B.R. And can get them to your door fast and free shipping or Terry can probably meet up and hand them to you. Catchdat is also your source for Fins Wind Tamer.

Capt E
Catchdat.com
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Swimmer Jr's
Tigerdave1,
If you can pick some up, I can meet you in BR. I am hard to track down sometimes because my job keeps me going between 3 different hospitals. I can make time to meet you. If I could get 3-4 of them. I definitely want to try the Blue Tiger and Purple Haze. I will be down there Sat and Sun coming up. I drive a silver GMC truck and pull a 20 ft Xpress bay boat- green and gulf sand color. You can't hardly miss me...I almost always wear shorts and my artificial legs look like the bionic man, lol. I want to put my nephews on some trout really bad. Do you know of any lodges, camps, motels that are close to Hopedale? I have a hard time making the trip back-to-back from BR.
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Swimmer Jr's
Who is the person that created these baits? They obviously work well in the waters we fish here in south Louisiana. I can't count how many reports I have read where fishermen have had success using these baits. I love to support our locals that use their skills and talents to create something that benefits all fishermen/sportsmen. Buy American made as much as possible and really buy Louisiana made as well.
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High Life
All the High Life Tackle is created right here by Capt Tommy and I can assure you they don't hit the market until they are proven to catch fish.

Nothing better than getting a call from Capt Tommy saying lets go try some new baits! Always a good time!,

Capt E
Catchdat.com
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Capt.E Catchdat
Capt E & Capt Tommy,
I would gladly sacrifice my day on the water to help test any new baits. I'm good at trying different presentations, changing my retrieve, making the bait work for me. Let me know if you need some help in testing those baits, lol. I plan on placing my order soon. I definitely need to get some before Saturday when my 2 nephews come in from Dallas. Nothing would make me happier than to see them reeling in some head-shakers and filling up the box. How quick could I get some? I saw you said there was someone here in BR that could hook me up.
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Mission accomplished
Capt. E and Capt Tommy,
I found Terry in BR and got the baits ordered! I'm super pumped now. I'm thinking about booking a trip on either Sat. or Sun. just to really make sure Eric (my nephew with cancer) gets the trip of a life time. It would be a real treat to go out with the pro's and load up a box of fish. These are some big, Texas-sized men with big appetites, so I need a meat trip! Capt.Tommy, I would like to get with you if you have any openings this coming weekend. If not, maybe you can point me in the right direction. Thanks so much guys.
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REEL LIFE FISHING
Red16chaser, give me a call, 985-209-3575
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Get You Some
You will have your tackle by Thursday! Hope yall get on some fish this weekend. Great talking to you and thanks again!
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Red
Hey Red- sorry been didn't see your post yesterday and fished today. Let me know if you still need some swimmers. I'm going to Gus's tomorrow to get some Jrs if he has them and I have plenty regulars. I can meet you tomorrow. Lets plan a trip! Any weekday I can make work. Rough day today.... 2 friends with me....Neither ever fished before.... Caught fish but I've never baited more hooks and casted for others so much in my life!
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New Weapon
Thanks Catchdat! I'll post some pics after Capt. Chris Venable with Topline Fishing Charters puts me and the Texas crew within casting distance of the specks Saturday. I'm looking forward to sitting back and fishing without having to man the trolling motor. Can't wait to try the new Swimmer Jr's! I plan on using them this weekend!
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Capt Chris
Man, you and your Texas crew are in for an awesome trip! Capt Chris will make it happen for sure. Just wait till they get to sight cast for Capt Chris's pet Redfish!

Practice yelling 'Burn Hack!'

Capt E
CATCHDAT.com
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Trip
No problem, we do need to hook up and fish together or follow each other sometime soon. I'm still working my way through my family members and friends that have become real close and my 'new best friends' since I bought my boat. Terry hooked me up from catchdat.com. Great, friendly service with a quick and satisfactory response. Got my shipment today. I couldn't decide which ones, so I got some of each!
You're a good man taking the greenies out. I'm not a very patient teacher...yet. I'm headed out with Capt Chris Venable- Topline Fishing Charters Saturday to make sure my nephews get a good tasta of LA. I'll post some pics and hopefully have some great stories to tell. Going either to Delacroix or Hopedale on Sunday.Hope to catch uo to you.
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