How to catch bull reds on the beaches (surf fishing)
Bull reds can be caught from Louisiana beaches at any time during the year. The keys are putting the right bait in the right spot on appropriate gear to land the fish. Bull reds are primarily bottom feeders, and they are more strongly dependent on scent than on vision, especially in Louisiana waters which tend to be more turbid and.... Read More
I have had good sucess fishing the tides but was wondering if anyone had a technique or suggestion on fishing a flat tide. I have been considering a chum set up for such occasion but not sure if that will work quite like I think. I am new to the salt game but feel like I have fared well in my learning curve for specs and reds almost anywhere I have fished. Any help would be greatly appreciated,.... Read More
Oyster dredging was legalized in Big Lake in 2005 while CCA was too busy in bed with the LWF Commission working to get the restrictive speck limits passed. Here's a graph showing the LDWF Oyster Stock Assessments on the east side of Calcasieu Lake from 2004-2013. Note the near total destruction.
Oyster issues on the E side of the state are more complex with freshwater diversions and the.... Read More
I had the pleasure of fishing with some returning customers from Cabelas in Gonzales and their 9 year old daughter. We had 2 boats out this day. Our day started out cold, wet, and windy, about 25 to 30 windy. The rain let up after a few hours and it warmed up a little thought out the day. We even got a little sun later in the day, but the wind never stopped. We still had a great day putting 14.... Read More
Taking the family down to Grand Isle for Easter weekend and would love to put them on some good fish. This is only the second time I have been here (first not very good) any tips and help will be greatly appreciated. I hear that the reds are hanging out around the rocks, would this be the rocks at the west end of Fifi Island? Also would love to put my 8 year old on some good specks. Any.... Read More
I know we have not posted in a while. Captain Jack has been quite busy with the termite business spraying for those yucky buck moth caterpillars. We’ve gotten reports from fellow fishermen and charter captains. The fishing is getting better and so is the weather. There are trout that can be caught on the outer edges of Delacroix, such as Lake Camp and Bay Lafourche. Also, they have been.... Read More
Ugo had a great time catching last week he came back today. we left at 7am and the wind was blowing pretty good from the WNW(not a good wind).We hit a couple of spots putting about 15 in the box with a falling tide.That bite played out and the tide was stopping also.Made 2 more stops and the last one was the ticket .with the tide now coming in we.... Read More
Hi - I've been fishing regularly since November 2013 in spots within an hour of New Orleans - with zero success (except for one undersized catfish...)
I Don't have a boat and have been fishing from banks or piers - I've gone mostly to Mentuer Pass just off the tiny bridge after passing the Venetian Isles, or off a Bridge heading in the Irish bayou direction. I'm not sure what I'm.... Read More
Ok Guys!! Who has used the Vodoo Shrimp bait for specks? Any suggestions as to colors to use and did you have any luck with them????? I keep hearing about them but have never used them are they just hype?
Jared Serigne, Greg Hackney, and Andy Crawford joined me today onboard the big Bluewave. We had a monkey wrench thrown at us with this West wind today, being we have been having a consistent South/E/SE wind for quite a while. No problem as all we did was adapt and overcome. We moved and found protected clean water and started pounding away at the trout. They were stacked and hungry, and we.... Read More
After rescheduling twice due to high winds Stan Johnson, sons Larry and Craig, along with good buddy Harry finally jumped on board the Blue Wave. I thought we would have a few hours before the winds would pick up but that wasn't the case. We had a hard west wind blowing right off the bat. Still no birds diving so it was all reefs, points, and coves. We had a slow start going with 12 trout and a.... Read More
OK, Here's my question. I'm out at SS 26 rig fishing. An older gentlemen in my boat catches his biggest redfish. I know there not the best eating but he wants to keep it. I know this platform is beyond 3 miles out but under 9 nautical miles out. Am I correct in thinking that we could have kept these reds ( 1 per person of course) being the state is now claiming 10 miles out as state waters? Or.... Read More
Bob Lake, Greg and 7yr old Jacob Rowland joined me on the big Bluewave today. It was stick and move at our first couple stops then we struck silver!! We were all reeling in some solid fish going 16-18 inches. Tight-lined Matrix Shad Tiger and Shrimp Creole worked best. When the bite slowed we did some moving around looking for more fish. Once again we struck silver and had the big yellow.... Read More
Talk about a GREAT day on the water a couple days ago. Went out with a crew from New Orleans on a charity harvest trip. About once a month we try to get enough fish to hand out 200 free poboys on the streets on New Orleans. This trip was almost enough for an entire giveaway in one haul! Got the guys loaded up and headed straight out into the Sound. Forecast was for 5-10 and 1-2' waves. Ended up.... Read More
We've been slaying the bull reds in the Cameron Jetties this past year, boating an average of 6 or so per trip, sometimes wearing everyone out. Cracked crab on a 7/0 Gamagatsu Octopus J hook is much more effective than cut mullet. Great times. I've attached a pic of our favorite spots.
1. Good spot when it is too rough outside, about 50 yards N of green channel marker right across.... Read More