Get out early for Delacroix’s outside trout

Of all the decisions to be made when fishing outside of Delacroix, Capt. Chris Pike insisted that picking your first spot and getting there early is on top of the list.

“Let’s face it: In the summertime, the first two hours of the day is usually always the best fishing, no matter what the tide or anything else.

“The first two hours are where it’s at, so when I say do your homework, look at the wind every day before you fish to try to hit your first spot right.”

With a strong west wind for a few days, Pike said the northern side of Black Bay will stay the cleanest. And midrange Black Bay is where you’ll find the most river water.

“You’ve either got to go farther north in Black Bay or farther out,” Pike said. “But the only way to know where you should start is by paying attention to the weather.

“You just show up and pick a spot based on where you caught them last year or last week, and you could spend two hours hauling water when everybody else is hauling in trout.”

Thankfully, strong west winds aren’t typical for June, with the last two years being the exception rather than the rule.

“Southeast (wind) is generally what we get,” Pike said. “And that’s perfect for Black Bay because it pushes in all that pretty water in from the sound, and it pushes the bait up our way.”

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Chris Ginn has been covering hunting and fishing in Louisiana since 1998. He lives with his wife Jennifer and children Matthew and Rebecca along the Bogue Chitto River in rural Washington Parish. His blog can be found at