November 17, 2012 at 7:53pm
Had another great day today (11/17/2012). We caught our 75 in a few hours and went scouting and fount trout at every spot we tried except for one.
For all my friends on here looking for some action, there were A TON AND I MEAN A TON of seagulls diving by the castle today. I have never seen anything like it. In about a mile radius there were birds diving and keeper sized trout. Just a heads up for y'all.
We have been catching a bunch of our bigger fish along the rocks in the MRGO starting from the wall to about a 2 miles past it. You have to troll until you find them. Many times people expect to pull up to a spot, drop anchor and smoke the trout. 90% of the time that doesn't happen. You gotta move until you find them and when you do you can hurt em.
Remember that persistence DOES pay off and you gotta be confident. Many times I have fished an area out only to find them in the last 100 yards or so. After awhile of scoping an area with no results, you lose confidence and start asking yourself if your wasting your time. Sometimes you are, but if you know fish are in the area, you can usually find em.
As crazy as this may sound, when I pull up to the rocks I look down them and pretend I can see under the water. I picture schools of trout under the water in different sections of the rocks and I tell myself I am going to get on em. Helps boost my confidence. May sound stupid but it's what I do hahah.
The way I fish them is I get a casting distance away and have my guys in the boat throw live shrimp 6 feet under a sliding cork towards the rocks and I throw plastics carolina rigged to the sides of the boat in the deeper water. I find that the BIG fish bite early from daybreak to about 9 am and then the smaller trout (12-16 inches) get in the deeper water after.
Hope that somewhat helps.
Nautic Star 21
Thanks for the nice words man!
Yes that was us. Them floodgates hold trout but the current is ruthless and I wouldn't suggest fishing it unless you are good at fishing strong current and have heavy action rods that can manage a 1-2 ounce weight.
I locate the ledges over time. I fished Bayou B HARDCORE the last few years and know where the ledges are from experience. I fount them originally by using my depthfinder. I spent many days out there skuked when learning the area, but over time you cover so much area out there you know where to find them under what conditions. You learn so many spots by fishing an area day in and day out that if you dont find fish at one spot, you have 3 dozen others spots to try and one of them 99% of the time WILL hold fish.
Lemme know if I can help y'all in any way