“I’m all about live bait,” veteran redfish and speckled trout charter guide Herk Bergeron said. “The catch ratio is much better with live bait, especially for bigger fish. Most of the winter, I use cocahoe minnows. I start with shrimp in April. From mid-May into August I use mostly croakers. In September, I shift back to cocahoes.
Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Guide Service said even the unusual amount of fall rain couldnt put off the good fall fishing in lower Brunswick County. He said there was a variety of fish that were already feeding well and the cool snap earlier this week appeared to make them even hungrier.
Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two men in Plaquemines Parish Sunday after allegedly finding them in possession of 63 redfish, of which 61 were under the 16-inch legal size limit, according to a press release.
When it comes to catching specks on the fly, November is as good as it gets. The ideal conditions are a) a light south wind, b) overcast or foggy and c) a falling tide. If those conditions exist, work poppers along points, shorelines, cuts and the back of deadend canals for quality trout. If not, put a weighted clouser under a VOSI and cast anywhere there’s a little current and some bait activity.
Leslie Comardelle Jr. has been fishing in and around the Sulfur Mine out of Larose since he was 10 years old, but he can’t remember a consistent run of trout action like he’s seen this summer and so far this fall.
Paul Brown’s extremely popular Soft-Dine is now available in a new larger size. The 3 ¼-inch Soft-Dine XL is designed for fishing the shallows and catching trophy-size trout and redfish. Like its smaller brother, Soft-Dine XL features a built-in reflective foil insert for added realism and a special sonic rattling chamber for more vibration and noise.