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Incredible bite this morning for my Lafayette crew. These guys fished Vermillion Bay the last couple days not catching anything to speak of, so they gave me a call. They put the Smackdown on the specks here on the Du with me. The guys said it's been three years since they got on a good bite over in the Bay. Shrimp Creole and Glow #Matrix under a cork and Avocado tightlined got the job done, as we had the specks coming pretty much every cast most of the morning. Really enjoyed the day fishing with these guys and Look forward to their return.

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

November 17 at 7:46am

The weather looked great for Wednesday morning and I was off!! It's been a while since I just went fishing for fun without customers, so what else would I do.....go fishing! Alex Kleck with Dockside tv and Capt J Broussard jumped onboard with me to film. It was on pretty much every cast at our first stop. Half under corks and half tight lined. I've been trying tight lining every day and today it was working pretty good throwing a avocado Matrix Shad. We had 25 fish on ice in the first 30 minutes and just like the previous days the bite was over. We made two more stops and finished off our two man limit by 9 am, then headed in. It was a well needed trip and Alex should have some pretty good footage. Look for the new episode to play in the next few days.

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

November 17 at 7:42am

Day one with Dale and Kellie Risinger was tough with winds blowing 25 mph all day. We did get on a early morning good bite, but it didn't last but about 30 minutes. The fish went 13-16 inches on Shrimp Creole and Glow Matrix Shad. It was stick and move the rest of the day covering a lot of water to only find 1-2 fish maybe per stop. We tried shrimp on the bottom and under a cork also with only adding one puppy drum.

Day two was a lil better, with the winds not howling. We got off to a decent start with a fast bite again first thing in the morning, then it shuts down within 30-40 minutes. We made a move and started picking away at some bigger fish 16-19 inches. Shrimp Creole and Glow Matrix Shad under a cork again worked best. With 31 specks in the boat around 8:30, my crew opted to leave the trout to redfish the rest of the day. We soaked crabs in a couple deep holes and in the pass. Only a couple big nasty drum and a big fresh water catfish were to be had. We spent the last hour throwing gold spoons and plastics in a pond without a bite.

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

November 17 at 7:40am

Winds were down a bit today and conditions looked right for the making of a great day. We started the morning off popping shrimp Creole and Glow Matrix Shad under a cork. No fast and furious bite just slow steady picking. Stuck and moved all day catching 5-10 fish at every single stop but one. Grinded and grinded until we had a good box of fish. A couple reds joined the mix and so did a big Bay snapper! Thanks guys.

Big thanks to Capt Kevin Labat for taking care of Rick and Samantha Roberson on day two of their trip. They caught trout early and then soaked crabs. Samantha got to catch some bull reds and bull drum. They made memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks to everyone at Hunt of a Lifetime for making the trip possible.

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

November 12 at 8:24am

Rick Roberson and his 13 yr old daughter Samantha from Illinois joined me. Samantha is a cancer survivor and Hunt of a Lifetime made this trip possible. We knew the conditions would be a bit tough, but we made the best of it. Catch and release as they didn't plan to take any fish back with them. We started the morning out popping corks catching a few specks. The bite was slow so we started soaking shrimp under corks and on the bottom. We picked away at some bay snapper, small rat reds, pin fish, fresh water catfish, puppy drum, etc. All of a sudden trout started busting the service and shrimp started popping! I threw out a glow Matrix Shad tight lined and caught a 19 inch trout. I switched them back to plastic and we started catching trout every cast! The bite lasted about thirty minutes and then shut down. I put 20 in the box for a fish fry. We left here and went into the marsh to try and get Samantha a red fish. We moved around a bit and finally had her hooked up, but the fish came off. Good times and lots of memories made. Thanks to everyone at Hunt of a Lifetime for putting the trip together.

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

November 12 at 8:22am

Day 2 with Lewis Williams and Jimmy Ford was even better than day one. Our first stop found shrimp and fish 360 degrees around the boat. Fast and furious every cast action with 90% of the fish being all keeper fish. With 35 fish taking a ice bath it slowed down, we moved a couple hundred yards and was back on them! By 7:30 we had 60 fish iced down and things slowed. We made one more short move and picked away through small fish every cast to finish off the limit by 8:15. Shrimp Creole and Glow Matrix Shad under a cork worked best for us. On our way in we stoped and fished one pond. The guys hooked 7 reds keeping four. Gold spoons and Tiger Matrix accounted for our reds. Great two days with these guys, thank you for the continued business.

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

November 09 at 8:22am

Lewis Williams from Texas is back with me and brought Jimmy Ford with him. We found shrimp running for their lives with the specks in hot pursuit first thing in the morning. Shrimp Creole Matrix Shad under a cork worked best as only a few fell victim tight lined. We had 55 specks on ice and had hooked several bull reds before the smoke cleared. One bull red I hooked had 126 spots, it's getting mounted. We made a move to a reef and found some 13-15 inch fish and finished off our limit adding a slot red also. Incredible weather and bite, great time with these guys.

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

November 08 at 4:20am

Day 2 with Dan Ducote and crew. Another fast bite early this morning then the switch turned off. Made a move and got on another every cast Bite, but mostly all white trout with a few keeper specks. We made a big move and found some 18 inch trout, not many but pecked away at them. Went to plan B and added a couple reds and had several throw back rat reds. Another good day in all and the kids had a blast. Thanks Capt T Miller for setting it up.

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Big thanks to Capt G Ellender and Capt Austin Lacour for taking care of Don Cain and Danny Turner for me. Good times by all.

November 08 at 4:09am

Day one with Dan Ducote's crew was a success. It was all about the kids and catching. Our first stop was non stop catching every cast for the first hour. Not all fish were keepers and lots of white trout mixed in. Once this bite ended we were on the move. Pulled up to a few diving birds and found non stop action for the kids again. Most all white trout with a few specks mixed in but the kids loved the steady action. We left these fish biting to go and fish reefs. The went into lock jaw mode so we went to plan B and went soak some bait shrimp. We added a couple reds and bay snapper before the crew called uncle. Great day and always a pleasure fishing with Dan and his crew. Thanks Capt Travis for setting it up.

Big thanks to Capt's A Lacour, G Ellender, and C Gourgues for taking care of Jamie Lunsford's crew for me, they all had a great time.

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

November 05 at 4:30am

Helped out Capt Rob with the BUMs fishing team again. We found a fast n furious every cast Bite at our first stop. Mixed with keepers and throw backs and the corks going down every single cast. The bite was over by 8:00 and we were on the move. The rest of the day we picked away as we never found another hot bite the rest of the day. Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork and glow Matrix tight lined both produced. Thanks Capt Rob for setting it up.

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

November 04 at 10:23pm

Greg Hackney and Jared Serigne with Louisiana Sportsman TV joined me again today to film another show. Our first stop found every cast trout action on Shrimp Creole Matrix Shad under a cork. By 7:30 with 40 trout on ice we left them biting to look for the infamous Bay snapper. Our first stop only found a puppy drum, our second stop found what we were looking for. Bait shrimp on a 1/4 oz gig head had the bay snapper coming in the boat. A nice door mat flounder was added as a bonus. Thanks again guys, always a pleasure fishing and filming with you.

Capt Marty LaCoste

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November 01 at 3:41pm

Randy and Kathy Davis were back on the big Bluewave with me today. Our first stop had the specks coming in every cast on Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork. Three bull reds wanted to join in the party also, one broke off. After 30-40 minutes of non stop action, they turned off like a switch. We made several more moves picking away at the fish. We soaked crabs in one spot hooking one big nasty before calling it a day. Always a pleasure fishing with this couple.

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

November 01 at 3:12pm

Chad Jackson and crew came down from Tennessee to fish with us again. We knew it was going to be windy, but when we woke up it was cold and brutally windy!! We loaded up the Bluewave boats and headed out not really knowing what to expect. We fished two places for trout only catching two fish. I knew to put fish in the boat we would have to go to plan B. We moved locations to a area deep in the marsh and found a drain out and started throwing shrimp on the bottom. First cast produced a nice red, another red, a drum.....and so on! The K2 filled quickly and everyone had big smiles. When the bite slowed to a crawl we made one other move and it was on almost every cast with bay snapper. One customer said it was the most fish he had ever caught in his life. Good times with these guys, thanks.

Thanks to Capt J Broussard for running the second boat with the other half of the crew.

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

October 29 at 10:51am

Robert Utrera and crew were back on the big Bluewave again and also were greeted with calm winds. Upon arriving to our first location we had the trout coming in all around the boat. Shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork was the bait of choice again as the specks are eating them up. Made a short move and found shrimp running for their lives. More trout hit the deck and a nice redfish. One more stop over a reef had the box almost full to the top. We called it quits at 11:30 as the guys were happy. Always a good time with these guys, thanks again for the continued business.

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

October 28 at 7:48pm

Chris Erikson was back onboard with his crew from Wisconsin. We were greeted with picture perfect conditions and knew it was going to be a great day. Our first stop found skipping shrimp and hungry trout. Every cast action throwing shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork. Once this bite slowed down we made a move to a reef where we started catching immediately again. All fish averaged 13-17 inches with minimal throw backs. We put a good box together before heading in around lunch time. Thanks again Chris for the continued business.

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

October 28 at 7:41pm

Frank Lettieri and his two sons joined me this afternoon on the big Bluewave. We originally planned to fish this morning, but with the 19-26 knot wind forecast I had recommended rescheduling. Upon waking up and seeing the winds at 11-13 mph I called Frank and gave him the option of doing a afternoon trip. Well the boys had been wanting to get out and fish, so In no time I had a answer...'let's go'. We left the dock around 1 pm. Our first stop had trout coming in right away fishing the shrimp Creole Matrix Shad 2 ft under a cork over a reef. Slow and steady as they aren't stacked up. Next two stops only produced a couple so we moved on. We picked up a few more trout at the mouth of a ditch draining out into a bayou. I could see a Bay Snapper near the bank so I took out some fresh shrimp and tossed it out. Immediately hooked a fish, so I switched everyone over to shrimp under a cork. It was every cast for a good thirty minutes, they were sneaky and kept getting off the hook. We kept 10 and 1 puppy drum then switched back to trout fishing. We found diving birds and shrimp running for their lives at our last stop. Fish on every cast as we watched the sun going down. We actually left the fish biting as it was getting dark. Great time with these guys again. Thanks Frank for the continued business.

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

October 24 at 8:43am

I helped out Capt Rob with a three boat charter with a group from South Carolina. These guys love catching them Spot Tails. We started out the morning throwing shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork catching a few reds and trout. Every where we went the guys were focused on fishing the bank for reds. They really weren't worried about catching trout, so i switched everyone over to spoons and spinner baits and turned our focus strictly to reds. We hit one bank and hooked ten reds within 150 yards putting 7 of them on ice. We moved to one more bank and finished off the limit. The guys loved every second of reeling in all the reds. Thanks Capt Rob for setting it up.

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

October 22 at 1:20pm

Danny Lirrette and crew jumped onboard the big Bluewave. Our first stop found birds diving, shrimp jumping, and trout coming out the water chasing them. From the looks of the action, one would have thought we were going to crush them. We threw double rigs, corks, and top water with not much luck. With only a few fish iced down it was time to move. We found another big flock of birds with shrimp running for their lives. Double rigged Matrix Shad went to work and we started putting some fish in the boat, tons of white trout in the mix also. Our last stop was over a reef fishing shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork. We added another 20 trout before calling it a day. Thanks Danny for the continued business.

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

October 21 at 9:57pm

My crew from Texas and Missouri joined me on the Bluewave this morning, with the winds blowing 25 mph. We knew it was going to be a tough day fishing post front and with high winds reaching 30 mph. We found a protected area with clean water at the mouth of a drain out, the water was falling hard. We picked up three trout under a cork, then all of a sudden the trout started blowing up the surface coming out the water! It was a crazy every cast Bite for about 30 minutes on double rigged Matrix Shad, then like a switch it was over. We picked away at them the rest of the day with shrimp Creole Matrix under a cork. We ended up with a solid catch in horrible conditions.

Day 2 with the crew found a lil break in the wind LOL, it was only blowing 20 mph. We found a much slower bite, then a shrimp boat runs right through where we were catching. Needless to say we didn't catch any more fish, time to move. The guys wanted to try and catch reds, so we hit a pond I caught in earlier in the week. We fished 600 yards of bank with shrimp under a cork and not a single nibble. Switched back to trout and fished 7 more stops picking away to make a box of fish. Shrimp Creole under a cork worked best for all of our trout.

Day three with the crew had us back trout fishing first thing in the morning with the tide falling. It looked like the fish were going to cooperate, then things slowed down. We made a move to find diving birds in a few other locations but the trout were scarce. The guys really wanted some reds, so after a couple hours trout fishing we switched to reds. We fished five holes soaking crabs, we caught black drum in every hole with no reds to be found. Our last stop right before we were fixing to call it quits had a school of reds come through and Bam! We boated three reds and lost a couple more, it made their trip! Thanks Capt T Miller for setting it all up.

Thanks to Capt K Labat for taking care of Kirt Bovia and crew today for me. They put together a decent box of trout in the windy conditions.

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

October 19 at 2:07pm

MMR was back with us again today. We found a very slow incoming tide this morning. A few shrimp skipping the surface and a slow bite on double rigged Matrix Shad and under a cork. We made a few moves fishing reefs and continued to pick away. Our last stop found a fast n furious every cast Bite on double rigged Matrix Shad. Great time with these guys, Thanks Chris Comeaux for the continued business.

Thanks Capt Kevin Labat for running the second boat.

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

October 16 at 5:40am
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 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 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 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 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 at 11:04am
A comment titled: Re: Cold & Windy Trout Slam in response to a report titled: Cold & Windy Trout Slam

Dularge

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

Dularge

January 12 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 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 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 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 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 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
A comment titled: Re: Bulls and Slot reds in response to a report titled: Bulls and Slot reds

You know that's right Kenny!!! Your brother is hooked on Matrix Shad as so am I.. Good times hanging out the other night, thanks

August 29, 2016 at 9:30am
A comment titled: Re: Great weekend for Catching Trout in response to a report titled: Great weekend for Catching Trout

We fish out of Dularge, always have. Finest fishery in Lousiana!!! Good luck and tight lines

June 26, 2016 at 8:52pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout & Reds Making Memories 5-11 in response to a report titled: Trout & Reds Making Memories 5-11

No problem with gnats right now. It was windy and lil cool. When the gnats are bad however we use Swamp Swatter. Swamp Swatter by far is the best product I've found to work on them. Good luck.

May 11, 2016 at 2:12pm
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