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I helped out Capt. Marty on Tuesday and Wednesday with the Arkansas boys. Tuesday we targeted reds and although it was a slow start we made one move and it was game on. Started with a colony of keeper puppy drum in a little cove and then as we drifted down the bank the red bite started to heat up. Bait shrimp under a cork did the trick. Wednesday we changed it up and went south looking for trout. We actually found a good mess using Shrimp creole Matrix under a cork. Once the bite faded we headed north and drifted a few banks for reds before the heat was just too much to handle.

Yesterday at 3:01pm

It’s transition time and it’s a typical September down in Dularge. I fished Thursday with the Bums fishing group and it was a wet one. Wendall and Art spent most of the day in their rain gear and called it an early day since they were tired of being wet.

Friday we got perfect weather for Bobby and his friends. They flew in from Texas so they weren’t planning on keeping any fish but Bobby has a group coming next month and wanted some reds on the half shell so I vacuumed packed them and have them ready for next month. We kept a few more than planned due to gut hooking them but fishing shallow water you have to give these reds a little time to take it. After catching over 20 we headed south to look for trout. Found 1 keeper and a dozen or so throwbacks before calling it a day.

Yesterday didn’t go as I had hoped. Josh brought his boys Luke and Adam down to do some fishing. The boys don’t fish so Josh was concerned about having them cast toward banks to catch reds like I’ve been doing. We decided to soak crabs to start. The tide was still and at 9:30 we only had 2 reds on ice so it was time to change the game plan. We switched gears and as Josh’s fears were confirmed the boys did have some issues with casting but they stuck with it. We had 6-8 reds either spit the hook or break off but the guys put some reds on ice and hung in til noon before the heat was too much to handle.

Capt. Travis Miller
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September 17 at 9:41am

Wayne Carter came down from Tennessee with Laura yesterday. I didn’t know what to expect since Wayne suffered a stroke 4 years ago and lost most of his use of his left hand and Laura had never fished. We got on a routine of me baiting and casting, Wayne holding the rod til a fish bit, then reeling in the fish while Laura held the rod up. They did great and fortunately the fish cooperated early because my crew ran out of gas pretty quick. Trips like these make me realize at anytime something I take for granted can easily be taken away from me. Very humbling and thanks Wayne and Laura for letting me take you out on a memorable trip.

Capt. Travis Miller
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September 12 at 9:10am

San Diego boys were down at the Reel Inn for a fantasy football draft. The guys got a real treat with the big bulls Friday. Started with the first drop with double hook ups and it never stopped!

Capt. Travis Miller
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September 12 at 8:58am

Kenny and Chip were on the Bluewave Friday. We decided to take a peek at the trout first and once the bite slowed down we drifted a bank for a handful of reds before calling it a day. Shrimp Creole Matrix did the trick. Thanks Capt. Lloyd for setting up the trip.

Saturday, Pierre Escuriex came down for his birthday with Micheal and Graig. Pierre Escuriex wanted to chase reds which worked out with all the storms around. We ended up having to cancel Sunday due to weather but overall it was a good birthday catch.

Capt. Travis Miller
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September 03 at 1:56pm

Spent Friday and Saturday with the infamous anonymous crew. They wanted to chase trout so we went on the search. Didn’t look like a good decision Friday morning with 0 in the boat for the first hour and a half but after multiple stops we found a slow bite and worked it over til it was over. A few more moves and bingo it was game on. Saturday started a little better but we had a little lull then bingo again we found a really good school smacking little shrimp. The guys put a hurt on them using Shrimp Creole Matrix. Thanks Capts. Kevin Labat and Rob Dupont for taking care of Chris Blanchard and crew for the two days.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
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August 26 at 7:52pm

Rickey, Donnie, and Big Rick were in town looking for big reds. Tuesday we spent most of the morning with the drag pullers. We finished off the morning drifting a bank picking up a few slot reds, heads, drum and flounder. Wednesday we spent the first couple hours with the big fish. More drum the second day and once the incoming tide slowed down we spent some time banging the banks for slots. With the heat of the summer in full force the guys called it quits before heat stroke set in both days.

Capt. Travis Miller

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August 23 at 12:55pm

John Bays’ crew were down Tuesday and with calm conditions we took advantage and put a good lick on the trout with double rigged Matrix.

Teddy was back Friday with a crew of 6. Leonard Adkins boiled up some seafood for dinner and after a good night sleep the guys woke up to storms. After deciding to cancel Teddy called me an hour later and said they wanted to go since the storms were breaking up. With a late start we headed south for trout. One of my crew got sick so before long we had to head north and redfish. The guys put some fish on ice before the sky fell on us. With a wet ass we took it to the dock. Thanks Capt. Marty for running the second boat.

Gary Sibille was back this morning with his son and friends. We stuck to redfishing knowing that it was only a matter of time before the storms would get us. The first hour was slow with no tide but once it started the reds started to bite. The guys added some bonus puppy drum and heads before we got ran in by the storms.

Capt. Travis Miller
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August 19 at 8:19am

With the summer closing in and the trout bite being spotty all summer I spent the last few days redfishing. Friday I helped out Capt. Marty with his anonymous crew. I had a family with 3 of the 4 never casting a Spinning reel before so I had my work cut out. I tried to teach them how to cast but it turned into me baiting and casting for them so they could be in the Redfish zone. Even with no experience they pulled off a great catch. They didn’t want any pics on the internet so I just snapped a dock shot. Saturday Randall Livingston had a crew down for 2 days. Winds were up so we hit the reds hard using shrimp under a cork the first day. They had such a good time with the reds even with the low winds on Sunday they wanted to chase reds again. Both days had similar results.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
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August 13 at 8:45pm

Great 3 days with Justin Hogle and his Oklahoma buddies. Monday with the wind up we stuck to the reds. Tuesday with the winds down they smacked the trout. Today they wanted to do both before making the long drive back. Matrix Shad double rigged did the damage on the trout.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
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August 09 at 3:35pm

I’ve been busy catching which is always a good thing. The pop up showers have kept it interesting but I have a theory of no fish is worth dying for so all has worked out. Trell Harris and family came in from Houston to start things off. After all the hard west winds we had, we finally got out to see what the trout were doing. Started slow but we found a steady bite on double rigged Matrix Shad. The trout favored the Ultraviolet. They caught pretty much everything that swims in the Gulf. Once the heat machine cranked up the ladies called it quits. With wind forecast in our favor I figured the next few days the bite would get better and better which turned out to be true. Thanks to the Boyd Family for coming down and staying with us. They caught a nice mess on Saturday. Brian Williams was back Sunday with his son Brayden and it was fun watching the competitive juices go as they slung in a great catch. Monday and Tuesday Lewis Hubbard’s crew came in from Monroe for a bachelor party. We trout fished day one before getting ran in by weather and with storms all around the second day we stayed close and redfished before they had to make the long drive back home. Thanks Capts. Too Hot Labat and Marty for helping me out with the varied groups. Summer is coming to a close so it’s time to plan for the Fall. Give me a call

Capt. Travis Miller
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August 01 at 9:30am

After taking the weekend off to move I was back out on the water Monday and today with a crew in from Texas. High west winds continue and to be honest I’m tired of them but you can’t control Mother Nature. With a lot of dirty water we found a protected bank and went to work. Monday was much better of a bite while today we grinded for a few hours before the guys had to head in so they could make their drive west. Thanks Capt. Marty for setting up the trip.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
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July 24 at 3:47pm

It?s been a summer of high west winds and Friday was no different. Brandon Pronvince with Solenis were down with a big group. After a fun night at the Reel Inn a few of the guys had pounding heads in the morning so we all tucked our tails and went redfishing and it was a good decision. We banged the banks with bait shrimp under a cork and it all worked out. Thanks Capts. Marty and Rob for helping me out with the big group.

Capt. Travis Miller

985-981-6434

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July 23 at 7:13pm

John Dickinson and the Doggett crew were back on Thursday. Winds were up so Capt. Lloyd and Marty took their crews redfishing while my guys wanted to gamble on the trout. The seas were rough and the water wasn?t pretty but to my surprise after a few moves it turned out to be a great gamble. Double rigged Matrix did the damage. Thanks Capts Lloyd and Rob for helping me out with the big group.

Capt. Travis Miller

985-981-6434

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July 23 at 4:26pm

Joey Amorello came down for two days with his son Brennon and his buddy Chris. Forecast on Monday had the wind up and then calming down so we took a shot at the trout since we knew Tuesday forecast had redfishing all over it. Winds were up and had us bouncing around for the first 2 hours picking away at the trout. The forecast actually turned out to be correct and when the winds calmed the trout turned on. Double rigged Matrix did the trick. Tuesday we had higher winds so we stayed protected and pounded the banks for reds and drum. We finished the day off with some drag pulling. Looks like Mother Nature is going to show her teeth for the next week with west winds so it’ll probably be redfishing time til things settle down.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
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July 18 at 8:26am

Just finished up 5 days of trout fishing and the bite is all over the place. Tuesday was the best bite with slick calm conditions and then Wednesday was the worse bite of the week which shows the consistency right now. It’s happening all over LA so it’s just something you have to deal with and just go fishing. On the positive side, the trout have been solid in size for the most part. Double rigged Matrix has been the ticket. Ultra Violet has been the best producer with Avocado coming next.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
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July 15 at 9:20am

I’m about to head out on a vacation but wanted to catch up on some reports. Friday Gaiennie Lumber was back and with the wind up we hit the leeward banks with bait shrimp under a cork for a few hours. The guys caught found a pile of puppy drum with reds mixed in. They were perfect eating size at 16-18inches. Thanks Capt. Marty for setting that trip up.

Saturday I helped Capt. Lloyd out with Habit Out doors. This was their first time down to Dularge since Lloyd made move. Shep and his boy Sam jumped onboard with me and even though we got a late start the bite was awesome. The guys put a hurt on really nice trout then I took them to the pass and really wore them out with the bull reds. Thanks Capt for setting the trip up.

Sunday I had Tony Rihner and crew. He wanted his grandson Zach to catch trout and reds so we set out into some high winds and choppy seas. Took us a few stops for the trout but we found a nice pile before we headed north. Figuring I could do the same as yesterday with the bulls we tried 3 different stops with cracked crab but the tide was slack so we ended up hitting a bank for a red and a drum and some throwbacks before the heat set in and sent up packing.
Hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th!

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
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July 02 at 8:01am

I can’t lie It’s been a challenging summer so far. A lot of inconsistencies with the weather giving us only a calm day here and there which isn’t long enough to clean our waters up. The reds have picked up the slack but even them have shown some inconsistencies with us having days where we catch a pile fast and then the next day in the same area you struggle to catch a few. Monday I had Ralph Hansen’s crew from Texas in and with the winds up we stayed inside and grinded on the reds. We had a slow start but finished well with the guys catching a beast of a red at 46 inches 40lbs on light tackle. Tuesday we finally had slick calm conditions so I took a chance with Mark Reed and his son Joe to go trout fishing. We found dingy water but after a handful of stops we found a school of solid trout. Within an hour with Joe looking rough from the sun Mark asked me to take them redfishing. We took it north and It worked out with a pile of reds. Yesterday I had the wind machines. Mike Romaguera and his dad and buddy Jeremy came down and with 6-8kts forecasted we headed south with winds up to 12. That turned into over 15 but luckily we got on a 30 min bite of really solid trout before a bull reds came thru and shut it down. With waves crashing we headed north for some reds.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
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June 28 at 7:48am

There has been a trend down here in Dularge and it’s not one that we are used to especially this time of year. That is redfish, typically this is our prime time for trout but Mother Nature hasn’t been friendly. The high winds have kept us inside and even if a lower wind day comes up we haven’t had enough time for our outside water to clean up. With that said here are a few pics from a few recent trips. We’ve mainly been working points and banks with a Green Hornet or Lemonhead Matrix Shad tipped with a little shrimp. For the most part catches have been decent. Friday with Mike Pennington’s group we pecked at them for most of the day and ended up with a solid box with plenty of throwbacks. Saturday was tough and there wasn’t a lot of reasoning behind it but the Gaiennie Lumber crew grinded til late morning before calling uncle. Today I had Ralph Hansen and crew in from Texas. The guys worked over small and large reds. They actually caught a huge 46incher and somewhere between 39-44lbs (the scale wouldn’t settle on a number). The big girl was caught on light tackle and released but not before a long battle. Hopefully we can get out and do some trout fishing soon but only Mother Nature knows for sure.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
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June 25 at 8:24pm

Just finished up 2 days of redfishing with the #Realtree crew. Bill, Adam, and Boo joined me on the Bluewave for day 1 and Bill and Boo for day 2. Similar catches both days along with plenty of throwbacks. Green Hornet Matrix under a cork tipped with a little Scooby snack caught the majority of the fish. Big thanks to Capt. Lloyd for setting up the trip.

Capt. Travis Miller
985-981-6434
Miller-timefishingcharters.com

June 21 at 8:56am
A comment titled: Re: 5 day trout report in response to a report titled: 5 day trout report

$15 at Tractor Supply Store

July 17 at 2:46pm
A comment titled: Re: Redfish Weather in response to a report titled: Redfish Weather

Redfishing was really easy up to about 2 weeks and then it got inconsistent. As it gets warmer I typically do both, hit points and cuts and deeper water ways. I will usually make a circle and depending on where I’m at is what I will throw. One thing I do find is as it gets warmer the larger reds will go deeper while the 16-20inch reds will offer stay in the shallows.

June 25 at 8:07pm
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I’m not sure if this makes me somebody but I’m glad I’m not one of the nobody’s. Lol I took Sunday off but Saturday I had Brian Puls crew and this is what they caught. I did here good catches on Sunday from 3 of my guide buddies.

May 21 at 5:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Similar 2 days in response to a report titled: Similar 2 days

It was hot 😂

May 13 at 11:53am
A comment titled: Re: Dularge live shrimp in response to a report titled: Dularge live shrimp

No clue since I rarely ever buy it unless I plan to head toward Cocodrie. Typically double rigged Matrix work.

May 10 at 5:08pm
A comment titled: Re: Dularge live shrimp in response to a report titled: Dularge live shrimp

They have a house boat just passed mud lake pass on the left selling some.

May 10 at 4:19pm
A comment titled: Re: HB 391 in response to a report titled: HB 391

The water is publicly owned so the difference between other animals is that the fish wouldn’t be able to go onto/over a person’s land if the land owner cared for his/her property and didn’t allow something publicly owned to go onto its property. A deer travels on land so it can move. Hope that makes sense. Lol They did add amendments to the bill to protect duck hunters.
1. No access during duck season
2. Gates that were properly permitted prior to March 2, 2018 are allowed to stay.
3. No destruction to surface vegetation

#3 addresses the air boat and mud boats tearing up a grassing duck pond.

April 11 at 1:52pm
A comment titled: Re: HB 391 in response to a report titled: HB 391

The water is owned by the public. If a landowner didn’t allow it to come onto his/her property there would be no issue. With erosion, property owners haven’t lost their land because they still own it but what they have done is taken ownership of publicly owned water.

April 10 at 3:19pm

Pick any of the lakes and get on the leeward side and start drifting. We did catch the best when we ran into pockets of mullet. When you catch one put the Powerpole down and give it a few catch. Might find a little pile especially with the drum.

March 01 at 12:31pm
A comment titled: Re: Northshore fishing in response to a report titled: Northshore fishing

I used to fish it years ago so I don’t have current info but it’s a cold temp area. I always used 3/8oz or 1/4oz jigheads with a Matrix in either Lemonhead or Shrimp creole and have done really well on a blueback Tsunamis. All worked extremely slow on the bottom. Not sure if anyone with current info will comment but figured I’d chime in.

December 30, 2017 at 5:18pm
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It’s going to be real cold all next week. Easy place to fish especially with a small boat is Geoghegan Canal right out of Rigolet’s Marina.

December 30, 2017 at 2:45pm

They are in the lakes but you will need to weed thru a bunch of undersized

September 28, 2017 at 9:44am
A comment titled: Re: 6 Days of fun in response to a report titled: 6 Days of fun

I use my iPhone with an app call Snapseed

August 22, 2017 at 4:31pm
A comment titled: Re: 6 Days of fun in response to a report titled: 6 Days of fun

I use my iPhone with an app call Snapseed

August 22, 2017 at 4:20pm
A comment titled: Re: Kids and bulls in response to a report titled: Kids and bulls

Hey Lane, I can only speak about my area I fish but I do find the closer to the coast the reds are bigger on average. I wish I knew exactly why but if I had to guess it has to do with their breeding pattern.

July 07, 2017 at 2:40pm
A comment titled: Re: dularge after the storm in response to a report titled: dularge after the storm

It's hard to think the water will be clean but you got to go to know. Never a guarantee in fishing so if you're not going out just to enjoy fishing you should probably wait until you get a good report. If you do go, don't go all in for trout. Have a plan B and C.

June 20, 2017 at 7:49pm

Emmitt we tried a purple/chartreuse called the Purple Haze and the Lemon head too but nothing going on with them.

June 19, 2017 at 7:55pm
A comment titled: Re: Solid Trout bite in response to a report titled: Solid Trout bite

He's usually at rock island but here is Tracy Macie's number (985) 855-6122

June 06, 2017 at 11:29am
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Watch the weather this weekend because forecast looks shaky right now. If it's calm you can go offshore for trout and the passes are holding the big reds and drum. I fish it with 3oz weights, 6/0 Kahle hooks with half or whole crab just depends on if catfish are bad.

May 16, 2017 at 5:24pm

Trout are in the lakes but still very scattered and reds are in the marsh. I'd let the wind dictate which to target. I've been using Matrix Shad in the Green Hornet and Ultraviolet catching trout under a cork and reds tightlined.

March 29, 2017 at 8:47pm
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