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|Target best weather days to up fishing odds for trout and reds in Hopedale, Delacroix
February 22 at 6:30 am
The fishing around Hopedale has been a little spotty lately, and the stormy weather has not helped out much. Specks and reds have been landed sparingly in the lakes and marshes surrounding Hopedale and Delacroix on warmer, calmer days.
But even then it’ not a sit-in-one-spot-and-load-the-boat kind of thing.
| Fishing for Delacroix winter specks heats up
December 13, 2012 at 6:30 am
With this past cold front the speckled trout have begun to settle in deep holes of the lakes, bayous and canals around Delacroix, demanding a slightly different method of presenting baits. Anglers just have to be smarter than the fish they are catching and utilize their depth finders and fishing instincts.
|Trout biting under birds at mouth of Lafitte’s Clovelly Canals
December 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm
My son Boudreauxed James Wilson and Lane Zimmer on his fifth cast of the morning.
Fortunately, the two captains with Phil Robichaux Fishing Charters (504-689-2006) had already put 10 trout in the boat.
He wasn’t really to blame, though. The trout were biting so quickly that he got excited and threw right over both their lines.
|Wintertime is no time to sit at home, Lafitte fishing guide says
November 15, 2012 at 10:50 am
As is the norm across South Louisiana, fishing tends to slow down in Lafitte when the weather turns cooler. But Capt. Mike Daigle knows there are fish to be caught throughout the area for anglers who aren’t frightened by cooler climes.
Daigle spent most of what was a mild October catching specks in The Pen, Little Lake, Mud Lake and the Bruxelles area. At the same time, Lake Salvador was “chock full” of redfish, Daigle said. On a recent trip with two other anglers to Mud Lake, they boated 300 specks by 9 a.m., and only four of them were throwbacks.
|Transitional haul: Never miss a lick as trout begin the annual inshore migration
September 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
September can pose some real challenges for trout fishermen. First, we have weather to contend with and, while that is true in any month, September is the peak of our tropical season — which brings winds and seas to a whole different level.
Even when we don’t get nailed head-on by tropical systems, the very presence of one anywhere in the Gulf destabilizes the weather and makes for very windy and rough conditions for a week or more at a time.
Then, there’s the “transition” thing speckled trout go through. It’s like trout menopause.
|Lafitte provides great Father's Day, birthday gift
July 04, 2012 at 8:36 am
The last time I had a fishing pole in my hand O.J. Simpson was only known for his prowess on the football field, the only reality show on TV was "Cops" and Justin Bieber wasn’t even a twinkle in his dad’s eye.
That changed yesterday (July 3).
|Sulphur mine options abound
July 02, 2012 at 7:00 am
Dear Capt. Paul:
I am from the New Orleans area and am looking to go to the sulfur mines. Been there before but do not remember how to get there. Can you give me some directions and maybe the address? Thank you so much for helping. I am looking forward to catching some specks and reds. I have not been fishing in years and wanted to try to get back in it.
|Lafitte redfish biting from top to bottom
June 07, 2012 at 11:20 am
It would be strange to think that a mild winter north of Louisiana could affect the redfishing out of Lafitte, but that’s exactly what has happened as redfish that would have typically pushed south from Lake Salvador to Little Lake just haven’t made that move yet.
Although Capt. Jason Shilling with New Orleans Style Fishing Charters (504-416-5896) told me as much as we idled away from Seaway Marina, it wasn’t readily apparent until we motored into Lake Salvador.
|Rack ’em and stack ’em
June 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after,” said Henry David Thoreau, the 19th century American poet, naturalist, hermit and philosopher.
Obviously, Thoreau wasn’t from South Louisiana. Maybe up where he’s from men philosophize about why they go fishing. Is it to commune with nature or to connect with the divine soul of the universe, or some other such metaphysical nonsense?
|Ostrica is the New Venice
May 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
May loomed, and Eddie assumed our traditional summer fishing schedule also loomed.
“Guess we’re driving down to the mouth of the river next week,” he frowned. “What a haul! Then motoring downriver to fish the canes along Redfish Bay, Blind Bay, Customhouse, etc. — another HAUL!”
Pelayo looked at Eddie, then around to the rest of us on Doc’s gazebo.
|Davis Pond Speck Effect
April 01, 2012 at 4:54 pm
While telling me about how the Davis Pond Diversion has affected speckled trout fishing around Lafitte, Capt. Theophile Bourgeois mentioned something that I don’t think he realized provided a perfect contrast of the life before and after the levee break started flowing.
When he was a kid, the area known as The Pen was small. Now, it’s a monster. Chalk up this increased size of The Pen to coastal erosion.
Up until a few years ago, all Bourgeois had to do to catch speckled trout was to make a short trip to The Pen where the salinity levels were high enough for speckled trout.
|Trout having Thanksgiving feast at Delacroix's Skippy Lake
November 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm
For the male of our species, few days on the calendar are more cherished than Thanksgiving with all the food, football and, yes, even the family. But once the foil-wrapped leftovers are tucked away in the fridge and our wives are scanning the sale papers for insane Black Friday deals, we all feel that call to get in the woods or on the water.
If you're more inclined to the latter than the former, it would be hard to beat the action in Delacroix's Skippy Lake right now.
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