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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!

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.

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Until next time (Maybe Wednesday??)


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!

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,


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,


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.

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,


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,



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,

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,