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Had a tough day down dularge on Friday. It was a very windy day, but when you got to go, you got to go. We had a lot of trouble finding anything to bite. After lots of moving around, me and my work buddy managed to put together a decent mess of fish. Final tally: 9 flounder, 7 trout, and 5 reds. Not bad for his first ever saltwater trip.

April 10, 2011 at 8:40pm

My neighbor and I took a trip out of Dularge this past Sunday. We brought his daughter along for the ride for her first saltwater trip. She was excited to say the least, up bright and early well before 5AM. She was a trooper even after we spent 20 minutes getting off a mud flat. She even offered to get out and push! After several rides throughout the DU, we ended up with about a dozen trout and a handfull of keeper reds with at least as many throwbacks. It was a slow fishing day, but the weather was beautiful and it was equally enjoyable to see the excitement as she reeled in all those fish.

February 16, 2011 at 8:21pm

I am setting up to bring my 8 year old son and 11 year old nephew down to Lake Decade this weekend. I finally convinced my son to go and it'll be his 1st time and my nephew's 2nd. I have been fishing the area about a dozen times in the last 2-3 months with limited successes. Of course, I would love to get them some good trout or redfish action but any good bites will do, even black drum or sheephead just to get them catching something. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

December 01, 2008 at 9:11pm
A comment titled: Great time indeed! in response to a report titled: Good Times!!!

Great video there Travis! For a while there I thought the banana curse was real till I got my 'swagger' right. Although Jenny says it cursed her instead of me! We had a great time and look forward to our next one. Both Jenny and I were really impressed to catch such a great box of fish with you in not so great conditions. For anyone looking for a first class trip don't hesitate to give Captain Travis a call.

April 27, 2012 at 9:27pm
A comment titled: Missed out! in response to a report titled: Burn Hackin The DU !

I sure did miss out on this one! But it's hard to get a four year old to schedule sick days, lol. It was good to see all those pics and I look forward to the next trip with the 'Original' Burn Hacker! It sure looks like all that time on the water is paying off. Great catch!

December 10, 2011 at 8:30am
A comment titled: Great day, great captain in response to a report titled: Chasing my tail!!!

We appreciate the trip Travis. We all had a great time. Except that now all I am hearing about is how she caught more than I did, again. The boys had a blast as well. They both passed out before the bridge at Falgout canal. For anyone looking for a great time with a good all around captain, Travis is the man. He did such a great job with the kids and the wife with all her grass and 'rock' fish. We'll see you again soon. Thanks.

June 19, 2011 at 9:02pm
A comment titled: Same here! in response to a report titled: 'COCO' BURN HACK

Great meeting you Cabot!. Looking forward to fishing with you guys again. Maybe next time we'll be in the same boat. Burn Hack......

June 10, 2011 at 8:52pm
A comment titled: Great Time! in response to a report titled: Burn Hack Crew

Hey JaBird! Thanks for a great trip. It was great fishing with the Original Burn Hacker!!!!! Even more fun witnessing someone trying to get your autograph on the way home! LOL! I hadn't realized that I was fishing with a celebrity! Looking forward to next time buddy.

May 09, 2011 at 7:05pm
A comment titled: Great time! in response to a report titled: Windy day on the Lake

Thanks for the invite Travis. It was a great time despite the fact that you guys schooled me on those Lake P trout. Great to fish with you and meet Chris as well. I did watch Chris for a bit and he sure was working hard......LOL

April 26, 2011 at 8:26pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Friday 04/08/11 Report

Thanks Travis, we had a good day despite the wind.

April 11, 2011 at 7:00pm
A comment titled: Garfish on! in response to a report titled: Friday 04/08/11 Report

Yep, its a gar. Biggest one I ever caught. Had to be 5 or so feet long. Not much of a fight though. It came up and straight to the boat.

April 11, 2011 at 6:56pm
A comment titled: Trout Masters in response to a report titled: trout masters book

Its a decent read, but I agree with you tha it won't teach you much if anything new. My biggest take from it was time. To get better it takes time: time on the water, time learning your fishing areas, and time to figure out the fish.

April 10, 2011 at 8:31pm
A comment titled: Talon in response to a report titled: Shallow water anchors

I just got my Talon last week and fished with it for the first time last weekend. It is great. I got the Talon because it is electric and I could easily install it without mounting through the hull. I also didn't want to have to deal with any additional hydraulic fluids. I got the adapter plate which mounts to the side of my jack plate. It took about 10 minutes to install the anchor on the mount (6 bolts total to mount plus 4 set screws). The wiring took a bit longer but I had some unforeseen issues pulling the additional wiring up to the center console.

February 16, 2011 at 8:54pm
A comment titled: Lacking with the Burn Hackin! in response to a report titled: Slow Bite Today 1-30-11

No burn hackin today. Very slow, ending with 25 trout between 3 of us. Threw everything we had in the box and couldn't get them to turn on. Good seeing you again Marty.

January 31, 2011 at 7:47pm
A comment titled: Shimano in response to a report titled: reel question

I have a coastal, citica, and curado. The curado and citica are far smoother in my opinion. I fish 30# braid on all three; for trout and reds. I think the citica is in the same price range as the coastal. I also don't notice enough difference between the curado and citica for the price difference. My next one will be another citica. Just my opinion........

January 12, 2011 at 7:32pm
A comment titled: That's what I heard today! in response to a report titled: REDFISH EXTRAVAGANZA 1-12-2011

I thought I heard some Burn Hacks coming from down south today! Nice catch!

January 12, 2011 at 7:19pm
A comment titled: Burn hacking!!!!! in response to a report titled: SICK ACTION IN DULARGE 1-7-2011

Marty and Jason, thanks for an awesome trip. From all the Fish On and Burn Hacks, I just couldn't get the smile off my face.

Marty, a special thanks for such an enjoyable day. I can now understand why you get such good reviews. Definitely gonna have another trip (or few) with you in the future.

Travis, I sure did get what I was hoping for, a cooler full of fish and a little more know-how for filling it the next time. Only time will tell how much I can put to use?

Chris and Trouthog, great meeting you guys, hope we were't too loud with all the 'Burn Hacks' coming from 'Kenny's' boat. LOL.

January 08, 2011 at 8:22pm
A comment titled: Insane action! in response to a report titled: Insane action on the DU!!!

Glad to witness the insane action today! We showed up around 2:00 and ended up with a 2 man limit of reds and 41 trout. Glad you guys left a couple for us until the sun disappeared and we had to go. Great day down on the DU.

Happy New Year!

December 27, 2010 at 9:32pm
A comment titled: Tough day in response to a report titled: Tough Day

I Had the same issue yesterday. Nothing in Decade, so I ended up in and around Lake Mechant. Lots of throwbacks. For the day, 1 person: 9 trout and 4 reds.

November 20, 2010 at 10:37am
A comment titled: Decade 11/28 in response to a report titled: decade on 11/28

Fished decade for an hour or so for 4 trout and 1 flounder. Decided to go looking elsewhere. Rode all over but finally filled out a 3 man limit just as the sun went down.

November 29, 2009 at 9:11pm
A comment titled: Decade 11/28 in response to a report titled: decade on 11/28

Fished decade for an hour or so for 4 trout and 1 flounder. Decided to go looking elsewhere. Rode all over but finally filled out a 3 man limit just as the sun went down.

November 29, 2009 at 9:07pm
A comment titled: Great Day in Decade! in response to a report titled: early limits in decade

Could have passed you going in, started out about 10:30 AM and caught fish all day. Had a blast with the wife, son, and nephew. Ended up with 58 specs. Kids tried bait shrimp but they didn't want anything but the plastics.

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