Donnie Courtney brought his own boat down from the Baton Rouge area yesterday to meet his guest from Kilgore Texas for 2 days of fishing. Jason, Donnie and his uncle headed out from THE REEL IN LODGE this morning heading deep into the lower bayou dularge area chasing the yellow mouths. They had a great day catching 50 nice size trout for supper. They are already talking about day 2 tomorrow and.... Read More
Had the pleasure of having Randall Aldridge and his 20 man group down for their annual fishing trip the last 4 nights. They brought their own boats and hit the lower Dularge area with a vengeance. The weather was perfect and trout were on the menu. 350 yellow mouths are what they ended up with to bring back to Baton Rouge. That goes to show that people that only fish Dularge once a year can.... Read More
A BIG thanks goes out to Clayton Breaux with SEACOR marine for having his corporate clients down to THE REEL IN LODGE. These guys really know how to entertain first class. Chef Shawn Whitney did a great job as always laying out an awesome spread of cajun cusine. Also a big thanks to John Eschette with Eschette tackle & seafood for coming down and taking care of all the fish cleaning so the.... Read More
What a great weekend with the beautiful weather to have B.J.Schilling and family down at THE REEL IN LODGE for some trout and red fishing action. They arrived Thursday evening and after reviewing the camp map with over 40 years of HOTSPOTS marked, they were fired up and couldn't wait to get their boats in the water. They also wanted to experience Bow fishing at night so they chartered an air.... Read More
Jason Delcambre and gang have been reading the reports an decided it was time to come on down and try there luck. They arrived at THE REEL IN LODGE Friday morning with their boat in tow and asked for a few pointers. I told him to check out my map in the lodge with over 40 years of fishing spots marked and off they went. They hit Lake Mechant armed with double rigs and plastic under a cork and.... Read More
Had a great day with some senior friends chasing Redfish Wednesday 10/10 down in Dularge. Caught 10 reds, 12 Black drum with a dozen trout mixed in. Caught all the reds and drum on cracked crab with the trout falling to a shrimp under a cork. There were a lot of birds working the lakes but we only fished a couple flocks. I think its time for me to give the reds a break and start chasing trout!.... Read More
10/5 report from a redfishing trip with great friends. Departed from THE REEL IN lodge and headed deep into the lakes and bayous in search of Redfish and Black drum. Well it didn't take long as our first stop produced 4-5 black drum ranging from 12-18lbs. We decided to make a move and look for a few redfish and after 2 stops we had the big reds biting our offering of cracked crab on bottom every.... Read More
Sunday 9/16 my wife and I decided to make a last minute redfish trip after all the work was done at the camp. We armed ourselfs with 2 dozen fresh crab from Jugs and headed north deep into the lakes and bayous. Got to our 1st spot without much of a tide to speak of, not a surprise with a double tide that day. We were fishing cracked crab on botton, carolina riged with a 3/4 oz weight. Heather.... Read More
Late report from Friday 7/30, Had a great time on the DU with old time friend and co worker Kary Monnier with G.E. Wireline services and Cary Vice with Petro Hunt. The guys wanted a quick trout trip offshore and everything just fell into place. We ran to the Tracy Macy in Callou Boca and loaded up with live Croakers and Live Shrimp. We headed west for coon point but the water was dirty so we.... Read More
Had a great weekend spending time with my wife Heather, my daughter Suzy and her friend Jordan. Trout fishing is what they wanted and that's what they got. Started out Saturday before day light making the 45 minute run to the croker boat to get out live Crokers and Shrimp and thank goodness we did. We hit a half dozen spots only picking up a couple here and there until we found the mother load,.... Read More
Had a great day down Dularge yesterday with easy limits to be had by all. My guest wanted to sleep in so we left the camp at 7:30 and was back at 1:30 with a 2 person limit. We worked the rigs and beach just picking at them and then we hit the mother load around 11:30. By 12:30 we were done and left them biting 2 at a time on double rigged plastic. The fish were on the bottom and wanted a very.... Read More
Joe Taylor and his 20 man gang arrived for for their annual trip to THE REEL IN LODGE to wade fish throughout the next 6 days.I'm sure they will be making the quick 40 minute run to the coastal barrier islands around Raccoon point to work the trout over. I will report their catch throughout their stay to inform fellow fisherman of water quality, baits of choice etc.. Good Luck catching!
Just finished up with Bryan Fontenot's group Monday from Lafayette as they enjoyed their stay at THE REEL IN LODGE but had very little chance to get out along the coast where all the trout are. They all brought their own boats down and done well the first day(Friday)but not sure what the final tally was. Looking forward to having them back soon.
To book your rooms or charter boats just give me.... Read More
I had the pleasure of having Bryan Fontenot, Jake Lancon and Michael Migues and friends down for their annual trip to Dularge for the trout fishing along the coast. They all brought their own boats down and arrived Friday fishing most of the day beating alot of the rain and bad weather, however they will be staying till Monday hoping for a break in the winds and rain. They have been watching the.... Read More
Just finished up with Will & Mike Daigle's group from the Lafayette area for their annual meat haul as they hammered the trout Friday morning catching over a 100 yellow mouths. We had Mike Porche cooking fried seafood dinners along with Shrimp & Corn bisque when the arrived Thursday evening. The crew left with full ice chest and full bellies when they were done. A Big thanks to Capt Bill.... Read More
Had a great time down at the HOFI this past weekend. Fished for Redfish in the ponds the first day and chased the Trout along the coast the next. Caught 35 Big trout at the rigs.
A big thanks to John Pettigrew with Surbo for renting THE REEL IN LODGE for their big fishing party over the weekend as a good time was had by all.
The REEL IN Lodge is now renting single rooms for a single night so.... Read More
The wife and I went out to the coast for the first offshore trip this year and had a good time catching some nice trout. We were fishing the production platforms with double rigged plastic however the people with live minnows were doing much better than us. Guess i should have known better but we still caught 24 trout before throwing the towel in. The fish wanted the bait boucing off bottom, if.... Read More
My wife and I had a great day on the water Saturday limiting out on trout. We had to fish till 3:30 but got it done. All fish were caught around islands in sister lake area tight lining LSU bayou chubs minnows. We tried fishing the birds and was only catching double 8 lb sea cats and/ or very small trout. All the trout were full of eggs, go figure-full moon.lol
Sitting here at the camp looking.... Read More
3/30/2012 had a great day on the water Friday with my old fishing buddy Rob Chauvin. Started the morning off with a very slow falling tide catching 17 trout tight lining swim baits. Once the tide changed and started to come in the bite turned on and it was crazy. I pulled in 8 doubles in a row when we reached the limit. We left the fish biting every cast to go search for a few reds. Rob hooked 2.... Read More