Dularge guide overcomes “Shark Week” to boat plenty of trout

Capt. Marty LaCoste of Absolute Fishing Charters in Dularge proved last week that storms and sharks can’t keep a good fisherman down. What could have been a week of stolen fish and disappointment will be remembered as a week of full boats and big smiles.

“We have been battling storms and sharks,” LaCoste said. “The sharks have been as bad as I’ve ever seen them: big, 4- to 5-foot sharks everywhere, eating your trout as soon as they are hooked.

“Any and every fish you hook will get eaten unless you lift your rod tip and reel as fast as you can, skimming (the fish) across the water to your boat.”

But a boat bursting with trout is what his clients will bring home, and that seems to sit well with LaCoste, who, when asked how the fishing went this week, said simply, “It’s been pretty good!

“I have strictly been trout fishing the past four days,” Lacoste said,” and the trout fishing has been extremely good when the winds are down and the water is clean.”

Although he targeted trout, Lacoste said that other captains found success catching “redfish and puppy drum by fishing cracked crab on the bottom in deeper holes.

“All I’m fishing is double-rigged Matrix Shad,” he said. “It continues to be our bait of choice every day, and a slow steady retrieve works best.”

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