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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Teamed up with Capt Tommy Pellegrin the past 3 days while he is waiting on his new boat. We filled the boat with trout and sheepshead Friday, I mean filled it!
Sunday we didn't have a charter so we did some scouting and that turned in to catching. Lol. 50 big trout in just a couple hours.
Today we had a group from Mississippi that hammered the trout! 150 quality sized trout by 10 am!....  Read More
April 25 at 7:46pm
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Couldn't ask for a prettier day on the water, absolutely beautiful!
James and Elizabeth were waiting on the Reel Inn dock when I got there this morning, we jumped on board the Blue Wave and off we went. We made one unplanned stop for a big flock of diving birds that didn't work out and off the where we been catching. We started catching right away but picking through undersized trout until....  Read More
April 05 at 4:31pm
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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What a beautiful day on the water with a great crew!!
Always good to have Beth and Gray Bailey back on board the Blue Wave and this time Beth's dad Jerry came along. After a good BQ meal at Big Mikes last night before getting to the Reel Inn, they stepped out of the Inn this morning and got right on the Blue Wave ready to fish. As soon as we stopped at our first stop Gray went to work with....  Read More
April 04 at 7:36pm
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Mr. Messner from Michigan wanted to fish today by all means! His travel plans didn't allow rescheduling another day so we decided after all the rediculous weather we would leave at noon and make an afternoon tip.
Over the last 24 hours the weather and water went from one extreme to the other! We left the Reel Inn dock at noon agreeing on a nice afternoon on the water but, did not expect....  Read More
April 02 at 6:45pm
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
Enough of this weather! Had to fish in it yesterday, Saturday will be 25 - 35 mph winds and my customer from out of town wants to fish as long as there is no storms and lightning.
BUT, after this passes it looks good all next week! Trout are out of the marsh and moving south, should be a great week! I do have an opening for one person on Tuesday and then open to be booked after that.
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April 01 at 6:45am

Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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I just finished 3 fun and interesting days of catching with Dave and Ron. These guys know what they are doing and brought their own tackle, it was very interesting watching them catch on lures we never use here.
Tuesday... After a 15 hour drive to get here Minday and some rest at the Reel Inn they were at the dock early and ready. Right behind a cold front and 15 deg water temp drop we still....  Read More
March 24 at 9:25pm
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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The picture is some of the 16 trout caught, didn't take any more pics after.
I had to bring the boat down to be ready for next weeks trips, can't do that without making a quick fishing trip! With the wind already blowing and fish not biting in the marsh I really didn't espect to catch a fish. I was happy with 4 in the box, I had dinner but, the slow bite continues! Trout were either less....  Read More
March 07 at 7:27pm
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Monday's trip had to reschedule due to illness. Looking like it should be a very good day, warmest day and rain not getting here till afternoon, right before the next front. Very well could be the best day in the past few weeks? Trout have already been responding to this spring like weather, some nice catches this weekend! I didn't have a charter yesterday but made a short....  Read More
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February 21 at 7:48am
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Well let's just say this time it's a good thing I broke the rules. Lol
Left late this morning alone to check the trout bite and do a little scouting. After following the trout catching rule book for the first few hours and only catching a few I threw the rule book overboard! The trout ain't following it so I won't either! Lol. The more things I did wrong the more trout I caught. Not....  Read More
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February 18 at 6:55pm
Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Beautiful day in the water today if you could hide from the wind! Lol.
On board was Rudy from Saritas Mexican Grill, his 2 sons and Jacob. We took a late start this morning sense it was after 1 am when they arrived at The Reel Inn last night. With the late start and 2 young boys on their first trip we decided to go straight to hunting Sheepsheads and turn this into a teaching trip for the....  Read More
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February 13 at 9:29pm

Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Two beautiful but, tough fishing days in Dularge. Water temps and conditions getting better everyday. Keep the western factor out of the wind and keep the Atchafalaya River where it belongs!
Friday was Mike Neil and his buddies on board. Trout bite was very so I gave the option to go for meat but, elected to continue trying for trout ans I'm always good with that!. We ended up with a few....  Read More
January 30 at 6:12pm
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Ok enough! It's cold this morning but the warming trend starts today. Trout will explode all week! At least I think they will.
I have Monday wide open and room for a couple people Tuesday, let's get em!

Capt Elton Rodrigue
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January 24 at 7:37am
Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Absolutely the best trout action I have ever seen! Even better than any summer morning! A four man limit in a very short time both days, 100 in one hour Friday. Matrix Shrimp Creole and Green Hornet both under cork and tight lined. The bite is very light and you need a good sensitive Rod and Fins Braid to detect the bite, once you get the feel for it you're on your way to a box full! Even....  Read More
January 16 at 6:34am
Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Another awesome day in Dularge today, every time we say it can't get better it does!!
Pulled away from the Reel Inn at daylight with ole buddy David Basso, his granddaughter Analiese and Capt Dan Wiemer on board. First stop found the trout waiting, slow and steady bite put 53 trout in the K2. We made a shot move and found them biting every cast! Power Pole down and wasn't long before....  Read More
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January 15 at 6:02am
Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Here is a few pictures Capt. Marty didn't have for his report.
Changing conditions! We fished Dularge 3 days in a row with 3 totally different conditions. Wind changes, temperature change, before and after storms and fronts and caught fish everyday! Fished 3 different location adjusting for conditions, that a perfect example of fish the conditions, not the spots! Also change techniques to....  Read More
January 10 at 6:30pm

Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Jan 8 & 9 has been 2 incredible days of trout fishing! Friday no one wanted to fish so I went solo, and even after a fog delay I still limited by 7:25 am! When I got to the dock there was 2 people wanted to go after seeing that report. Loaded them up and went back out and they added another 35 trout to my 25 and still back in for 1 pm.
Today, Saturday. Storms rocked the trailer all night....  Read More
January 09 at 8:22pm
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Another good Saturday in Dularge! A pleasure to have Nick Ferrara of Ferrara Firearms back on the Bluewave along with his buddy Jarred! It was a one stop shop today, love it when the water temp drops and the nicer trout move into the marsh holes, let the wind blow! I'm calling our 67 trout a limit, with only 8 trout left to catch and still biting we got googaned worst than ever before! There....  Read More
December 19, 2015 at 5:32pm
Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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So proud of my crew today for not giving up! Pulled away from the Reel Inn this morning with Brad Denson and his buddies Jeff and Peter on board with winds already blowing 15-20 mph knowing it would be tough. I realized at the first stop I needed to throw my plan out and start over. We tried hiding from the wind but, with the warmer water tempts the trout backed out of the marsh se we had to....  Read More
December 12, 2015 at 8:50pm
Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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2 day report..
Yesterday Terry made it down for a quick trip! We started in the marsh and finished in the lakes, 35 trout and. Bull Red. Beautiful conditions, light winds, clean water,my he start of a good week!
Today had Capt Dan Weimer and Mr. Robin onboard the Bluewave. Pulled away from the Reel Inn at safe light and headed straight to the marsh. First stop was 12 trout, second stop....  Read More
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December 07, 2015 at 1:34pm
Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
This more a safety issue, not fishing report. Up until now boaters used a light at all it was a hand help spot light and you would never point it at an oncoming boat. Now everyone is using high powered light bars to light up the world in front of them and not realizing what it does to oncoming boats until it happens to you. Way worst than someone not dimming lights on the road. I encountered it....  Read More
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November 26, 2015 at 7:04am

Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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I haven't been keeping up with daily reports, I'll try doing weekly reports?
Last week, Thanks Giving week was hit and miss with most of the time dealing with very high east winds some days over 30mph! Up with the lower water temps there was enough fish in the marsh to manage some decent catches of trout, reds and sheepshead. Then Friday night I woke during the night to silence, no wind....  Read More
December 01, 2015 at 8:09am
Capt Elton, CATCHDATProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Jade is doing her best to announce the next step for Catchdat Charters. Lol

As some of you know up until now I have been rotating between working In Africa for a month and fishing in Dularge for a month. Well, that is changing when I get home from my last trip November 4th! I will now be available to guide full time and stop disappearing for a month. No more starting over every other....  Read More
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October 14, 2015 at 2:10am
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Another successful trip for Jambalaya Trade Group members. I know it will be tough when the wind rattling the boat sheds wakes me before the alarm clock does! Paul The Bug Man brought along some tough fishermen, Al, Tim and G. With none of us prepared the cold wind this morning we took off hoping the sun would warm us soon. Lol
I headed straight to where we left the trout biting yesterday....  Read More
October 02, 2015 at 5:00pm
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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  • Beth knows what she's doing!
October Trout are here!

It's always a good day when Dr. Gray Bailey is back on board the Blue Wave with another group. When we planned this trip we planned to be fishing reds and drum and he was good with that but when we met up this morning in howling winds I told if he didn't mind I'd like to try to get some trout first and he said lets do it! With 20 - 30 mph winds it was risky....  Read More
October 01, 2015 at 7:40pm
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Thursday was the most fun I ever had not catching trout! Lol. I had Mississippi River, Capt. Van Billiot and his deck hand, soon to be Capt. Chip on board the Bluewave. We started out on my daily check in the trout, catching a few more everyday, shrimp are jumping, trout will be on them any day! But in Dularge, even when the trout or making their transition from off shore to insure there is....  Read More
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September 25, 2015 at 7:26am


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