Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
Little speck caught on cut bait
Fishing around Dularge - Jugs Seafood
I want to thank EVERYBODY on advice etc. I went down on Tues 9/10. Spent Wed scouting Dulac/Theriot/Dularge area for launches, fees etc. Thursday launched from Falgoust Marina and went across Lake Decade towards Lost Lake somewhere. Didn't do any good. Exploring the area mostly. Friday I slept in and browse Google Earth for areas to fish launching from Jugs Seafood down the road (almost the end of Hwy 315) and saw some spots I wanted to try. So Saturday morning I'm up at 4:15am, finally launch at 6:30 am and went down the canal about 8 miles or so and turned off to the left into some bay that had 2 small canals. Tried fishing the mount of one and no luck other than hard heads and sail cats. Finally moved to the 2nd canal and was going to try and find my way to Bayou Dularge but I found a hole that looked promising. So I set camp with my cajun anchor and for almost an hour, it was the same thing UNTIL I finally caught what I think was a lady fish. Used it for bait and caught a small speckled trout on a piece of cut bait. That got my hopes up, so changed to a popping cork with a chartreuse jig and tipped it with a piece of shrimp. Bam, got a redfish, so now I turn to the small canal as tide was now going out. Bam, got a speck (nice one), then another. Threw back to the hole I was in and landed near the grass and pop, redfish on.
It was then about that time I saw 2 nice redfish about 10lbs each just cruise by the boat. By the end of the day (9 straight hours of fishing) I had broke a rod and broke the spinning reel completely off the other fighting a good red but he got off. Hard to reel holding the broken part and cranking the handle LOL. I was burnt, happy and wore out. Lady at Jugs Seafood said a lot of people came back with nothing, so I felt good with my 2 really good trout (3lbs each) and 2 reds of 18 and 21 inches. Not bad for a TN geezer who didn't know the area.