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BIG Thanks to Capt E for letting us break in his new BlueWave in style. Dan Weimer, Buddy Paul, and I hit the water this morning not expecting what we had coming. The west wind has been pushing dirty water all over the DU, but we weren't giving up. After a little scouting, I gave the wheel to Capt. Dan, and he found the green water! One stab of the Power-Pole, and it was on! By 9:00, it was over -- 75 beautiful trout including several over 20' and one 24' trout filled the 125 quart Yeti. After that, we grabbed a sandwich and a coke, and fired up the state of the art sound system and jammed out all the way to the dock. Nothing like breaking in a new boat the right way!

Want to get in on the action? Call us at 855-237-FISH.

p.s. Capt. E, we got ALMOST all the slime off your new boat. LOL Just kidding -- its spotless!

May 07, 2013 at 9:04pm

After 4 great trips last week, I still didn't have enough. Robin Richerson and I made a quick trip this morning before the wind picked up. The trout were on fire. I thought there was nothing that would stop the bite! I was wrong. lol. We boxed 27 nice specks by 9 am. After that, all throw backs -- the wind seemed to shut the fish down. The water temperature was over 61 degrees this morning, and the trout wanted avacado Cocodrie Cocahoes under an Evolution cork. Big change from last week, when all they wanted were the swimmers. Anyway, still had a blast as usual and made it in before the skies clouded up.

December 16, 2012 at 4:43pm

Well, Robin wanted to try out his new 10' Power Pole, so we loaded up the big Skeeter and hit the water at 6:20. We originally were going to go scouting for Reds, but we found something that we like better -- TROUT. One stop was all it took this morning. We drifted some reefs, found the bite, deployed the Power Pole, and it was all over with. Every cast, two at a time. There were some throw backs, but no where near as many as I was expecting for this time of year. Double rigged Sparkle Beetles did the trick. We had to make sure our reels were locked before the bait hit the water, as the Specks were on it! At 9am, we were done with 50 Specks and a couple handfuls of white trout. It just doesn't get any better than that. The wind kept the bugs off, and the cool weather made it 'no sweat'. Can't wait till next time!

Until next time,


September 10, 2012 at 5:59pm

Sorry for the late report. I've been busy getting things back to normal after the storm.

Sunday, a good friend and neighbor and I went scouting to see exactly where the trout would turn up at after Isaac. As we worked our way out early in 10-15 mph, we found lots of dirty water. As the morning progressed, the water started to clear up as the wind died down. It turned out to be a perfect day to be out. At our 4th stop, it was game on! We were swinging in big trout almost every cast. We would catch 6-8, and the fish would move. We trolled around and found them again -- another 6-8. This went on all morning, and we managed to put 28 big specks in the Yeti before the tide stopped. After checking a few more spot, and picking up another 5 hogs, we headed in. I would have never expected to find the quality fish that we did. What a day! All fish were caught on Coco Gleaux Cocodrie Cocahoes double rigged. This weekend looks windy to say the least, and will probably be a redfish weekend, but if you get lucky enough to hit a calm day, the fish are waiting!

Until next time,


September 05, 2012 at 7:11pm

Gene Nicholas and Gary Lee joined Capt. E on the Catchd Dat, Too! today. After checking a few spots with not much luck, they crew got on fish. The ticket today was Cocodrie Cocahoe Coco Pepper and a variety of swim baits slow on the bottom. After a few drifts, 52 trout, 1 red, 1 blue cat, and 1 flounder hit the ice.

The guys had so much fun, they convinced Capt. E to fish one more day, so they will be back at it tomorrow!

Until then,


January 06, 2012 at 9:56pm

The Outdoor Kitchen Show does the DU!

On the Catch Dat, Too! today, Capt. E had Franklin and Marissa Turner and their son Sean. The Turners wanted to document the great Bayou Dularge action for the ‘catching’ segment on their show – ‘The Outdoor Kitchen Show’.

They left the dock at 7:30 this morning and quit fishing at noon. The crew had a great time catching good size speckled trout and got it all on film!

It was a one stop trip. The bite wasn’t fast and furious, but it was steady. When the dust settled, there was 38 specks on ice. These were the first speckled trout that Sean had ever caught, so he was excited! Franklin consistently caught bigger fish than the captain, and Marissa got it all on film!

All fish today were caught 2’ under an evolution popping cork with Cocodrie Cocahoes – Coco pepper color.

When the video is ready, you can see it at . We will keep y’all posted on the status.

BIG thanks to our good friend Robin Richerson for hosting a big fish fry last night!

One more day of fishing before Capt. E before he can rest…unless someone forces him to fish on Saturday. You wouldn’t have to twist his arm very hard! Lol

Until next time,

January 05, 2012 at 6:17pm

Posting the report for Capt. E who is in Dularge through Friday...

Today on the 'Catch Dat, Too!', Capt. E had Tim Becnel and his sons Justin and Jack. They just moved back home after spending many years in Alaska and were itchin for fishin.

It was a tough day with a mixed bag of fish -- 18 reds, 11 bass, 8 trout, one black drum, and a big ole blue cat. When the water halfway cleared up, 15-20 mph winds came out of no where and muddied it again.

Despite the tough conditions, they all had fun and can't wait to do it again! A variety of Cocodrie Cocahoes with and without an evolution popping cork did the damage today.

Tomorrow and Friday should be good fishing days, so go get em if you can as the specks should wake up and eat!

Tomorrow, 'The Outdoor Kitchen Show' will be fishing Dularge with CATCHDAT! I think they are in for a treat!

We are booked up Friday, but Saturday is still open!

Until next time,



January 04, 2012 at 7:37pm

I had to go to Houma last night to pick up another load of Cocodrie Cocahoes, so I couldn't resist. After visiting Capt. Tommy for the lures, I headed to Camp CATCHDAT! As usual, when I got there, there was fried fish waiting at the Sand Bar. After eating too much fried trout and drinking a few beers, I hit the rack.

I had to be back in Baton Rouge for Thanksgiving lunch with dad before he leaves for work, so it was gonna be a quick trip. The plan: get on em early and hammer down for the launch by 9am.

The plan would have worked, but when I woke up, the fog was a 3 on the 'tic' scale -- ''tic tic tic fog!' With almost zero visability and about 50 oyster boats running down the bayou with very little marker lights, I slowly made my way down the DU.

I fished a couple spots waiting for the fog to thin and caught a few throw back and one good trout. By 8am, there was still no visibility, and my back was against the wall -- I had to either head in, or find fish FAST.

As I made my last move of the day, the fog thinned out enough for me to navigate. At my last stop, I had nice trout coming in the boat every cast! By 9:30, I had my other 24 fish. I was a little late, but it was worth it!

The trout and reds just can't resist the new Cocodrie Cocahoes -- especially when you put them under an EXTREME fishing cork. Cocodrie Cocahoes hold up better than any other soft plastic that I've used, and the features and action of the lure are iresistable to fish.

Another great day fishing in South Louisiana. It REALLY doesn't get any better than that!

Until next time,


November 20, 2011 at 4:57pm

We had a great day today on the CATCH DAT, TOO. Capt. E, Walter Leftwich, John Oubre and I fished early this morning and caught 50 nice Specks. The trend lately has been that you gotta get them early! 9 or 10 am is the end of the bite. We caught most of our fish before 9am, then did some scouting for a couple hours.

All fish were caught on Cocodrie Cocahoes. Some tight line and some under an EXTREME fishing cork.

Tomorrow, we will be back at it again. We will post pictures when I get home Wednesday evening.

November 06, 2011 at 2:11pm

I just couldn't resist the great weather forecast, so I hitched up Catch Dat, Too and headed to the DU.
My neighbor Robin Richerson jumped in for some trout action. After making sure we had ample supply of Cocodrie Cocahoes (you only need a few of these as the hold up terrific), we headed out under a full moon. At our first stop, it was nonstop action. We were bringing them in almost every cast. When the bite slowed down, we went to stop number two. There, we found more furious trout action. Smaller fish, but they were hungry. Normally, I would never leave fish to find fish, but I was curious to see if any of the other fall time locations were producing yet. After making a few stops with no luck, we headed back to stop number two and one to pick up a few more trout before heading in.

Another great day on Bayou Dularge! We finished with 40 specks, a few white trout, and one redfish.

The trout action is getting better every day, and they are eating the Cocodrie Cocahoes up!

You can find Cocodrie Cocahoes at


Until this weekend,


October 11, 2011 at 7:48pm

For a change, we weren't fighting 100 degree weather and bugs big enough to cast a fishing pole.

When Walter Leftwich, Joe Roberts, and myself woke up this morning, it was 54 degrees and breezy. All day long, we enjoyed mild temperatures and a cool wind – its about time!

Anyway, the plan for today was to see if the cool front that came through had grouped up the speckled trout or not. Stop number one was a good one. We were swinging trout in left and right. There was no fast or furious action, but it was steady. At 11 a.m. and after 40 speck hit the ice, the fish had scattered, so it was on to stop two.

At stop two, we found the trout stacked! We had double and triple hookups until the bite slowed down. At 1:45, we called it a day. All of the trout were nice – no monsters yet, but we only had to measure a few fish.

We finished the day with 63 specks, one white trout, and one redfish, and 3 smiles. What a day!

All of the fish today were caught on Cocodrie Cocahoes. The CoCo Pepper and CoCo Gleaux colors were best, and most were caught under an EXTREME Fishing Cork. Both are available at

The trout are in, and it will only get better!

Capt. E -- We will try to save you some specks to catch! Its on now! I'll keep tabs on them till you get home!

Until next time,


October 02, 2011 at 8:29pm

My Parrin and I went on a Speckled Trout hunt this weekend in Dularge. We left Saturday night for the camp and got an early start at 4:30 a.m. this morning to try and beat the heat. Only, the heat had beat was 85 degrees before sun

As usual, we had a plan. And as usual, we had to alter the plan to make it work!

If we didn't run 90 miles today, we didn't go a yard!

So, we made it to our first stop as the sun was coming up. The tide was still, and so were the trout. We probably caught 20 mackerel (jig thieves) before we caught the first trout. We put 3 nice trout on ice before moving on.

Stop two...3 more trout and lots more junk fish. By this time its HOT with zero wind and zero cloud cover. – Time to turn the A.C. on in the Pure Bay!

Stop three was an unplanned, but necessary one as we only had 6 trout in the box. It turned out to be a good move. From the time we pulled up, to the time we called it quits, it was on!

We had trout coming in 2 – 4 at a time – and mostly good ones! We boxed 26 more Specks, and 8 big white trout before cranking up and heading for air conditioning. Left em biting.

I won't say where we caught them. All I'll say is that when we were done, there were pieces of white shrimp all over the decks as the trout were spitting them up everywhere.

The shrimp boats will come back full tomorrow evening!

Final tally:

32 Specks and 8 white trout caught on a variety of plastics.

Until next time,

wear sunscreen, drink plenty of water, and CATCHDAT!

August 21, 2011 at 7:39pm

Harry Doucet and I hit the DU this morning.

Plan A was a bust because of higher than expected winds and numerous thunderstorms.

BUT, plan B worked ok. Our first cast was made as the sun peaked over the horizon. At first, I thought we were going to get caught up catching bull reds as there were a few in the area. My first cast , I had 2 hooked on double rig. They took me for a ride until they broke free. After that, the trout started hitting. We had 21 specks and 2 white trout in the box by 9 am, and the bite shut down....Not bad for a plan B. From 9 to 11, we did a little scouting around picking up 2 more specks and a 17” redfish.

Total count – 23 specks, 2 white trout, and a red. The fish were caught on a variety of plastic including the old school sparkle beetle!

The sparkle beetles were rigged our favorite way to fish them – under an evolution extreme fishing cork!

So far, our Duce Rods Custom Fishing Rods are becoming a favorite on board the CATCH DAT, TOO! Unbelievable sensitivity matched with long, smooth casts.

Learn more at

Until next time (Maybe Wednesday??)


August 14, 2011 at 10:26pm

The trout must be jumping in the boat two at a time as I haven't heard any trout reports from the DU the last couple days. I guess I'll HAVE TO go down there and catch some fish to write about. lol We will be down there Saturday and Sunday!

June 30, 2011 at 9:41am
A comment titled: BURNHACK! in response to a report titled: Trout Bite Off The Charts 3-10-13

Awesome box of fish capt!

March 12, 2013 at 8:01pm
A comment titled: Yup! in response to a report titled: Sunday Trout Slam 2-24-13

I'm in on dat!

February 26, 2013 at 9:46pm
A comment titled: COLD Sunday coming up in response to a report titled: REEL LIFE FISHING

Good hearing from you Scott. I'm looking forward to getting on them again this Sunday. Not looking forward to the cold weather, but hopefully the fish will cooperate!

Had a great time as usual Capt. Tommy! Look forward to next time.

February 26, 2013 at 9:44pm
A comment titled: MILLER TIME!!! in response to a report titled: Valentine Trout Slam

Awesome job Capt! It is good to see solid trout hitting the box. I hope it's a sign of things to come. Keep it up, and I might have to call in sick and get in on that action!

February 14, 2013 at 8:45pm
A comment titled: Thanks dad! in response to a report titled: HAD TO GO!

I wish I had a good excuse like -- my elbow and shoulder were worn out from reeling in hogs. Lol. But, I guess the trout got tired of loosing. LOL

December 16, 2012 at 6:25pm
A comment titled: ready! in response to a report titled: Acting a donkey words of holy mackerel!!!

I'm ready! When we going?

December 16, 2012 at 4:50pm
A comment titled: Awesome trip in response to a report titled: Dularge 12-9

Thanks for an awesome trip. Always a great time fishing with my dad and Parrin!

December 12, 2012 at 8:42pm
A comment titled: Front in response to a report titled: Dularge 12-11

That's right Capt. E. no more excuses from me about cold fronts. Just gotta go and get it done. Thanks to Dale and Richard for a great time fishing and eating and fishing and eating. Lol! You guys are welcome any time. Like I said -- don't wait for an invite -- just call and say 'we on the way!' We look forward to fishing with y'all again soon! Hey Jason -- BURNHACK!!!!!!!!!!

December 12, 2012 at 8:38pm
A comment titled: Night trip in response to a report titled: Night Slam 12-9-12

Who says night fishing is just for summer! Unbelievable trout bite! Big thanks to capt. Marty for showing me how it's done. GET U SUM!!

December 12, 2012 at 8:28pm
A comment titled: Tough! in response to a report titled: Good Times 12-2-12

Great job in TOUGH conditions Capt! The fish are scattered everywhere. Hopefully, mother nature will help us out with that and soon!

December 02, 2012 at 6:16pm
A comment titled: AWESOME in response to a report titled: Dularge Trout Bite 11-25-12

Good seeing y'all out there! It looks like this weekend will be even better. I see the High Life Swimmer JRs are doing their job! Awesome job filling the Yeti!

November 29, 2012 at 8:31pm
A comment titled: Get You Some in response to a report titled: REEL LIFE FISHING

You will have your tackle by Thursday! Hope yall get on some fish this weekend. Great talking to you and thanks again!

November 13, 2012 at 9:17pm
A comment titled: AWESOME! in response to a report titled: Dularge Trout Bite On Fire! 11-10-12

Awesome job! After this cold front, it should only get better. I'm already shipping the new Swimmer JRs and Big Eyes all over Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. GET YOU SOME!

November 12, 2012 at 8:35pm
A comment titled: Awsome day in response to a report titled: Trout Haul

Looks like y'all had a good day too! The weather was perfect today. A little windy, but looks like the fish don't mind wind!

September 10, 2012 at 6:10pm
A comment titled: Storms in response to a report titled: Dularge 7-8-2012

Well, today was an opposite of yesterday. We dodged storms to get out this morning. It was so bad that we almost ran for the dock 3 times before sun up. Robin and I fished hard only to produce 10 trout. The thunderstorms were everywhere, so we had to watch our back. The same locations that produced big trout yesterday were full of catfish. I guess one out of two days ain't bad!

We will be back at it next weekend -- hopefully, the weather will cooperate.

July 09, 2012 at 6:46pm
A comment titled: Yeti in response to a report titled: Dularge 7-8-2012

Thanks for posting for me Capt. The 125 qt yeti came in handy, as the trout are HUGE. Hope to do a repeat tomorrow. Gotta go fry dat right now. I'll have tomorrows report up by tomorrow night. It's not often that we have to fish live bait in Dularge, but right now, that's what it takes. It's definitely worth it for these big trout!

July 08, 2012 at 3:50pm
A comment titled: wind in response to a report titled: Report em All

There isn't much that you can do about high wind in open water. The wind is still blowing hard here in Dularge. If it lets up, we will head out in the morning. That's probably wishful thinking, but we will see!

June 16, 2012 at 10:18pm
A comment titled: NICE! in response to a report titled: Whacking & Stacking The Trout 5-15-12

Glad to see that y'all smoked em! I almost made a trip this morning before heading back to work. If I would have fished with you guys, I could have made it in time. Great job as always!

May 15, 2012 at 7:38pm
A comment titled: Picture in response to a report titled: Dularge Fish Market

Box full of pigs

April 24, 2012 at 2:23pm
A comment titled: BURNHACK in response to a report titled: Dularge 3-25-2012

Thanks Capts! Great weather and an unbelievable trout bite! We got on fish early, left fish to go scouting, and went back and caught the rest of our 62 specks. Incredible trout bite and perfect weather made for a perfect trip. The Jambalaya we had for supper last night wasn't bad either!

March 26, 2012 at 11:32am
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