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Made a afternoon trip and were greeted with slick calm seas and clean water. Double rigged Matrix Shad went to work and the trout started filling up the K2. My son, his buddies, and their teacher had a blast smashing the specks. Great to see the excitement in all of their faces, id say the trip was a 100% success.

Gaiennie Lumber crew made it to the lodge and we had a great dinner prepared by chef Leonard. The crew wanted trout so that's what we targeted. Even with the winds blowing over 16 mph, we made it happen. Good times by everyone. Big thanks to Capt T Miller and Capt K Labat for running the other boats.

ControlWorx made it down to the camp. Everyone had a great evening and ate like kings, as chef Shawn P did it up again. My MMR crew were at their camp and had a great meal also. We had one boat go after trout and four boats target reds. My crew opted for reds and we found them stacked up in the shallows. My crew didn't waste anytime putting a big hurt on the slot reds. We iced down 23 reds and left them biting to go fish for bull reds. As soon as we pulled up we had two big bulls on the line. The guys were fishing a rodeo so we kept two big ones finishing out our limit. My crew took 2nd place bull red in the rodeo. Great time with these guys. Big thanks to Capt's Kevin, Jared, Chris, and Casey for running the other boats.

Brandon Beasley and crew had a blast smashing the specks on double rigged Matrix Shad today. We filled up the K2 Cooler, then went looking for a few reds before heading in since it was still early. We had three hook ups and two hit the ice. Great time with these guys, as we all had a blast.

Helped out my buddy Capt T Miller this afternoon. Winds and seas calmed down and the water was clean. Everything looked in our favor and we started catching!! Double rigged Matrix Shad as usual. The fish bit in spurts, as they never turned on hot and heavy. We put a good box together then headed in to clean fish before it got dark. Thanks T for putting the trip together.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

May 16 at 3:59am

Helped out Capt Rob with the BUMs fishing crew today. Forecast was windy so we stayed inside protected and opted for plan B. Another meat haul trip!! The guys were hooked up just about every-cast all morning long. Once we had our limit of pup drum and some reds we turned our focus to trout. We added 17 before heading in. Pretty exceptional day for 20 plus mph winds. The customers loved reeling in all the fish. Thanks Capt RD for setting it
up.

Long tough day with the fish in lockjaw with only a handful of fish to report. One of those days you don't want to remember. Thanks Tim for the repeat business, we will get them on the next trip.

Good customer Michael Tuite was back onboard the big #bluewave. With the winds up, we went straight to the ponds. Our first red came on a Purple Haze Vortexshad with a gold spinner bait. The grass was thick so we switched to weedless spoons and finished off the limit quick. We made a move to look for trout but found the pup drum stacked and finished our limit of pups off. What a great day. Thanks Mike for the continued business, wish Matt could have made the trip.

I had a big crew out with MMR, Summit, and Cajun. Forecast had the winds at 2-3 knots so we went out looking for trout. We found dirty water and a easy 10 knot wind. One trout to be had so we turned North to salvage the day. If only I could find a meteorologist to throat punch this week, they have had the forecast off every single day!!! We hit the ponds and found the reds. Hooked 16 and ended with 14, one shy of our limit. Number 15 was 1 inch away from the net and came off. We fished for another 30 plus extra minutes but was denied. Good times with these guys. Big thanks to Capt K Labat, A LaCour, and E Rodrigue for taking care of the other customers. Good job as always.

Robert Duffy was back with me today with a couple guest. We decided to focus on reds and drum. Bite was slow so we took a peek at a spot looking for trout and found some! We picked away at 25 then left the area to hit the ponds for reds. Slower red bite today but we ended up with 7. Good times today as everyone enjoyed themselves.

We found the trout piled up and hungry with new customer Fred Tucker and crew onboard. Put a nice lick on them with double rigged Matrix Shad. What a fun memorable trip!!

Paul and Brandon Bradford joined me this morning. We focused on trout but found dirty water and a very slow bite. Moved around and found clean water and no bites. We kept grinding as it was very tough. Switched to plan B and every single red and drum we caught were under 16 inches.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

May 09 at 12:17am

Kevin Ingram and crew were back onboard today. With the trout bite being so poor lately, we opted to play it safe and load up on a meat haul trip. We started on a point with moving water throwing bait shrimp under a cork. It didn't take long before we had puppy drum coming in one after another. Once the bite slowed we just moved around. We caught fish at every stop, putting our limit of puppy drum, 7 reds, 17 trout, a founder and a couple bay snapper in the K2. What a great day of catching they had, as it was non stop hook ups all day long. Thanks for the continued business Kevin.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

April 30 at 7:14am

Good customer Steven Borel and his grandson Justin were back onboard with me today. We fished for trout the first 45 minutes catching two fish so we switched to plan B quickly! Meat haul time. We moved to a point and started fishing bait shrimp under a cork. We caught fish every-cast for three hours, once the bite fizzled out we moved to another point and it was the same thing. Fish on again. With our limit of puppy drum and half a limit of reds and the tide finally moving, we made another drift for trout picking away at them adding another 7. We finished the day off soaking crabs as Steven wanted Justin to experience the fight of a bull red. We had one take down peeling out drag, but the fish came off. Good times as always with these guys, thanks for the continued business Borel.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

April 29 at 4:52am

My good Lucky Charms customers Josh & Mike Gillen with Gator Valve and Brady Funguy were back onboard the big Bluewave today. We started out the morning fishing Trout. It was a slow bite as it has been with the wind still blowing out of the North. We fished several locations for the first couple hours then switched to plan B. Our first stop produced several keeper reds and drum. Our second stop was even better as we had reds and puppy drum coming in one after another. We loaded up the K2 Cooler and had a blast doing it. Always a boat load of fish when this crew is onboard!! Thanks for the continued business guys.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

April 29 at 4:49am

It was day two with the Realtree crew and we finally had calm winds and slick seas. We made the journey out and covered 80 miles of pretty water to find no fish. Slick calm, clean, good tide movement, etc and not a trout to show. I'm still in disbelief now. My crew had to be back in before 12 to catch flights out so we were limited on time. We made one last stop on the way in with no luck also. Hopefully the trout bite kicks off soon! Big thanks to Capt Loyd Landry for putting the trips together.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

April 29 at 4:46am

I helped out Capt L Landry today with a crew from Real Tree and Otter Box. My crew onboard came from Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Georgia. We started where I crushed the reds yesterday, but found a much slower bite. My crew caught 20 plus reds but only 7 were keepers. We moved to another location catching about 12 more reds keeping 3. Our next stop found a couple fresh water catfish, a keeper red, sheep head and a pup drum. We made one drift for trout in a somewhat protected area hooking two trout keeping one. Our final stop found a school of pup drum, we caught 15 and 7 kept along with a 30 inch redfish. Fresh bait shrimp on the bottom or under a cork caught all fish except for the one speck. It was a fun day and my crew caught a bunch of fish. Thanks Capt Landry for setting up the trip.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

April 24 at 7:20pm

Kyle Domangue with Quality Process Services brought a group of employees fishing today. With another front passing and winds out the North West I wasn't sure what we were going to find. Our first stop actually found fishable water for trout, but zero bites. We quickly switched to plan B and started red fishing. Our first stop found 4 keepers and a throw back. Our second stop we struck gold! It was every cast non stop action. The ladies wore out the reds easily catching 70 plus. Still we are finding a ton of undersized fish, so we had to weed through them. We ended the day with 24 reds, 4 sheep head, 1 puppy drum, and 1 flounder. What a fun time with this group, thanks Kyle.

Big thanks to Capt K Labat for running the second boat with the other half the crew. They also had a blast.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

April 24 at 5:04am

Winds and dirty water have been plaguing us for months it seems. We finally had a small break today with winds under 20 mph and found a protected area holding fish. Patience and persistence was key as we sat and grinded all day, which paid off on a nice box of fish. Green Hornet #matrixshad and tsunami swimbaits accounted for all of our fish tight lined slowly. Had a blast fishing with these guys, thanks T miller for setting it up!!

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

April 22 at 8:30pm

I helped out Capt Rob with the BUMS fishing crew once again. We headed out at 12 pm as the morning was very windy. We found a protected area with semi stained fishable water. First cast found a nice trout and the picking began. Slow and steady. Patience was key as we had to really stay put and grind them out. We ended up fishing four different areas and caught fish at all stops. Purple Haze #Vortex Shad and tsunami swim baits produced all trout today. Had a blast fishing with these guys. Thanks Capt Rd for setting it up.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

April 21 at 10:41pm

I jumped onboard with my good buddy Chris Comeaux and friends for our annual 'buddy trip'!!!! Our first stop found us picking away at the trout. We fished a few new spots scouting since it was no pressure type of day!! We picked away at each stop adding some trout, drum, reds, and a lonely flounder. Never a dull moment with this crew, good times.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

April 21 at 10:37pm

Had a crew of two from Missouri. Another grinding day picking away at the trout. High winds and dirty water are killing us right now. We got on a lil run of puppy drum on plastic. Switched to shrimp under a cork and caught a couple more then they disappeared. One red and a few trout in the area, then the bite shut off. We headed to the pass and started soaking crabs. Two big nasty drum and one bull red decided to bite. Another long grinding day, can't wait for this wind to calm down and water to clean up. Thanks Capt T for setting it up.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

April 21 at 10:33pm

Steven Borel and wife were back onboard with me. Stick and move type of day grinding and grinding. Slow as can be as the fish didn't want to bite. We picked at a few Trout and a couple reds. We switched to plan B and soaked crabs only to find one big nasty drum. Tucked our tails and headed in after a long tough day. Always a fun day with this crew no matter what, and I look for their return next week.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

April 21 at 10:30pm

David Deshautelle was back onboard the big Bluewave with the kids. Winds were up, but we found a protected area with clean water. We started catching fish almost as soon as we pulled up. Green Hornet Matrix Shad tight lined accounted for all of our fish once again. The boys had a blast reeling in all the fish. With numerous boat traffic in the area, the bite was slow. We picked away at the trout then went look for reds. We added two reds to the box before my crew called it quits. Always a pleasure fishing with David and looking forward to his return soon.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

April 15 at 7:24pm

Vacation is over and it was time to get back to work!! Today I had a crew of four, helping out my good buddy T Miller. We picked away at our first stop before the wind picked up. Moved onto our second and third stop with the same results picking away. Green Hornet Matrix Shad slowly tight lined accounted for every fish we caught. Our fourth and fifth stop continued to produce nice fish in the 16-21 inch range, no throw backs today. We had a couple bull reds and pup drum join the party also. Good times with these guys, thanks T Miller for setting it up.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

April 12 at 5:39pm

Day two with Brian Thompson and David Bowley from Texas was even better than day one. We started out catching a few trout and a bonus red. Before the winds picked up we headed to a shallow pond and the reds were stacked up again. Purple Haze Vortex Shad on a gold spinner crushed them. My crew had multiple double hook ups as they literally couldn't keep them off their hooks. After boxing the limit they caught and released numerous more. We left the area in search of trout again and found them! Lsu and purple Haze colors slowly tight lined is what they wanted. We picked away and ended up with a nice mess of trout. The 20 plus mph winds didn't stop these guys from filling the box. Great two days with these guys, thanks for the continued business.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

April 01 at 3:37pm

Brian Thompson and David Bowley from Texas were back with me this afternoon. We drifted one protected bank with clean water picking away at a few Trout, then headed to a pond for reds. We found the reds stacked up and hungry for our Purple Haze Vortex Shads rigged on a gold spinner bait. We hooked over 25 reds keeping our 15 fish limit. We spent the rest of the afternoon searching for trout with no luck. Calm winds, good incoming tide, clean water every where we fished, but no trout to be found. Thank goodness for the redfish bite! Another great trip with these guys, thanks.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

March 31 at 5:29am

Ricky Barbera was back with me onboard the big Bluewave. With the winds blowing 22 mph before we even left, we knew it was going to be a challenge. Our first 4 stops for trout only produced 2 trout and 1 red. We quickly turned our focus solely on reds the rest of the day. With the winds now blowing 25-30mph we tried to stay as protected as possible. Our first stop found all undersized reds on bait shrimp. We switched over to purple Haze Vortex Shad with gold spinners and started fishing shallow water. We must have hooked 10-12 reds quickly with 6 being keepers. Our next drift down a long bank found a couple more nice reds, a drum and a few nice trout. We worked hard and managed a good catch for Ricky. Thanks again Ricky.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

March 29 at 7:18pm

Gordon Johnson with Solenis was back onboard the big Bluewave today with his crew. We were greeted with somewhat calm winds, so the game plan was to look for trout. First stop found dirty water and not a bite. Second intended location found boats so we kept moving. Our next stop found clean water and trout 16-20 inches, just not many of them. We picked away at them on Green Hornet Matrix Shad tight lined. We tried corks but never got a bite. Once the bite shut down we headed straight to the redfish honey hole in the shallows. My crew started catching every cast as soon as we pulled up. They iced down 8 keepers in less then ten minutes, then picked through keepers and throwbacks for over a hour. They iced down 19 reds before we had to call it quits early to get back to the dock for a business meeting. Always a pleasure fishing with these guys, thanks again Gordon for the continued business.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

March 23 at 8:07pm

Day two with Kenneth Stoutamire and crew from Florida started out with calm winds. It took us two stops to find clean water and bait. In no time we hooked a couple reds and the specks started biting. Green Hornet Matrix Shad tight lined was the ticket as only two bit under a cork. Once the trout bite played out we moved to the shallows and found the reds stacked up. We put our limit on ice and left the reds biting almost every cast. Incredible day with these guys and they headed back to Florida loaded down with fillets.

Capt Marty LaCoste
985-856-4477
www.absolutefishingcharters.com

March 22 at 9:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Dularge Trout and Reds in response to a report titled: Dularge Trout and Reds

Find clean water is most important. We haven't seen and shrimp or birds diving yet, hopefully they will show up by the weekend.

March 12 at 3:31pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake Decade Submerged Object in response to a report titled: Lake Decade Submerged Object

No, it has not been marked.

February 28 at 8:58pm
A comment titled: Re: More Redfish Limits in response to a report titled: More Redfish Limits

Correct its a Ridgid reciprocating saw the handheld model. Can be bought at Home Depot or you can also contact Andrew Messenger 225 329 3295 he sells the knifes and the blades. We use them to clean all of our redfish, drum, and sheephead.

February 26 at 12:03pm
A comment titled: Re: Easy Trout Limits in response to a report titled: Easy Trout Limits

No sir I run a Bluewave, best bay boat on the water.

November 11, 2017 at 2:38pm
A comment titled: Re: Anonymous Crew Bust the Specks again in response to a report titled: Anonymous Crew Bust the Specks again

Mostly all school trout right now, having to weed through hundreds of small fish. Seems like each day though more keepers are showing up.

September 25, 2017 at 11:00am
A comment titled: Re: Another great Trout Bite in the Wind in response to a report titled: Another great Trout Bite in the Wind

Right now I'm not 100% sure. If I had to make a guess I would say no.

June 20, 2017 at 6:20pm
A comment titled: Re: dularge trout and reds in response to a report titled: dularge trout and reds

Fish were showing up in the lakes last week when it was warm. The last few days with the big drop in water temps and high winds we couldn't fish the lakes. Finding protection and clean water was key. Weather is looking better for the weekend and winds will be somewhat calmer. Fish May between winter spots and spring spots. Finding clean water in protected areas will probably be your best bet, not sure if open water in the lakes will be clean or not. Good luck.

March 16, 2017 at 8:09pm
A comment titled: Re: A Wet Friday in response to a report titled: A Wet Friday

I was surprised when I saw you headed back out in the rain!! Looks like it paid off though. Hard Core!

February 21, 2017 at 11:04am
A comment titled: Re: Cold & Windy Trout Slam in response to a report titled: Cold & Windy Trout Slam

Dularge

January 28, 2017 at 8:15pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout Explosion in response to a report titled: Trout Explosion

Dularge

January 12, 2017 at 8:15am
A comment titled: Re: Lake Decade Submerged Object in response to a report titled: Lake Decade Submerged Object

Wow. Apache could have some major law suits on their hands. Sure hope they get wind of it and eliminate the problem.

January 11, 2017 at 7:00pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake Decade Submerged Object in response to a report titled: Lake Decade Submerged Object

Hopefully Apache will take note and take care of the problem before they get presented with a law suit. Someone could really get hurt from this.

January 07, 2017 at 9:29pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake Decade Submerged Object in response to a report titled: Lake Decade Submerged Object

Not that I know of. No.

January 07, 2017 at 9:28pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake Decade Submerged Object in response to a report titled: Lake Decade Submerged Object

Found out it was Apache that plugged the well in 2010 and records show it was cut 15 inches below the mud line. Obviously the pipe was still sticking up a good 3 ft from the bottom when I hit it in 2012. I wonder how many other people have hit it since then.

January 07, 2017 at 4:44pm
A comment titled: Re: Catch and Release Day in response to a report titled: Catch and Release Day

Thank you also Tony for providing a great site to share information. I've been super busy also between fishing, deer hunting, and family time. Hope you and your family also had a Merry Christmas and a safe Happy New Year.

January 03, 2017 at 10:59am
A comment titled: Re: BREEZY TROUT in response to a report titled: BREEZY TROUT

Great to hear and great catch for only fishing a couple hours.

November 16, 2016 at 6:15am
A comment titled: Re: Busted the Trout and Reds in response to a report titled: Busted the Trout and Reds

Jeoulsy is a evil thing. I guess you release all the fish you catch? If you know us so well and want to talk, how bout you stop by instead of trying to bash us on a public web site and name call like a kindergarten child. All we are doing is making a honest living, and advertising like any other business owner. We pay to post on this site. If you don't like our post then don't click on them. So sick of people like you Coonassgreed fake computer jockey.

October 25, 2016 at 7:14pm
A comment titled: Re: Busted the Trout and Reds in response to a report titled: Busted the Trout and Reds

Trout are everywhere actually. All of the interior Lakes, showing up in good numbers. The trout should start to get bigger also any day now.

October 16, 2016 at 8:01pm
A comment titled: Re: Reds and Specks in response to a report titled: Reds and Specks

Dularge

September 12, 2016 at 12:20pm
A comment titled: Re: Easy Redfish Limits in response to a report titled: Easy Redfish Limits

I fish out of Dularge, La South of Houma. Yes I fish for a living and no I do not broadcast specific locations where I fish. If I did there would be 20 boats where I fished and I would not be able to fish myself. Dularge is a great area as such is many others. It's all about getting out and learning the area and putting your time in. The redfish bite is incredible right now as the trout are transitioning in.

Good luck and tight lines

September 08, 2016 at 11:32am
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