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The weather gave us a break today. Fortunately nothing like whats going on north of us. Pre Front bite today was phenomenal. I'm kicking myself for not having double rigs set up cause it was as fast as the cork was hitting the water. Matrix Shad limbo slice under a cork did the trick today. Birds are working all over and fish are on the move. It will continue to get better. Book your trip by calling 985-257-1142. Captain Mark Hunting Red Fishing Charters LLC is now hunting silver too.

March 17, 2016 at 6:32pm

I had the pleasure this weekend to demo a boat I've been eyeing since it's inception. All I can say is it did not let me down. Every claim was delivered. Boat ran very shallow. At one area around 3'. It handled rough water very well and dry. At 22' the boat ran just under 50 MPH but since the motor was still in a break in period really couldn't trim it all the way out. That was with a Suzuki DF200. I have not seen many shallow running boats over here with the exception of air boats and aluminum boats rigged with gator tails. The fit and finish of this boat was very impressive. The hatches all sealed to keep the elements out and your belongings high and dry. So you ask what application does a boat like this have in South La. Well I like being able to push back into shallow ponds or fish flats off deep canals where redfish like to hang out. With a Bay boat unless the pond is deep you are not likely to be able to do it. I also like being able to take off across Lake Pelto and fishing the barrier islands. This boat does both quite well. If you like fishing shallow water but also like hitting the open water to I highly recommend you take a ride in this boat and see for yourself.

Everything was well though out in this boat from the main storage spaces to the nooks and crannies for small items. The space it very well utilized. If you have not run a tunnel boat for shallow water fishing you're in for a treat and you don't have to give up open water to do it.

Give Jeff at Tiburon a call and line up a ride you won't be disappointed. 361-944-8970

Captain Mark

March 30, 2015 at 1:18pm

Jan and Feb had Great trips sightfishing Bull Redfish. Now looking forward to spring and summer transition

February 28, 2015 at 11:23am

Anyone have a 2014 schedule of tournaments? Haven't seen much for 2014 yet

Thanks,

March 05, 2014 at 2:41pm

Sunday two weeks ago headed out to the barrier islands. We'll the weather man missed the forecast as instead of the forecasted 10 to 15 it must have been blowing close to 30. We spent a lot of the morning looking for clean water. Finally found some on a NW shoreline laden with oyster shell. My buddy jumped up on the console while I dropped the trolling motor. The hunt was on. Shortly I was hooked up on a 42' black drum we saw tailing in the oyster. After boating that one we made a move. Caught one more 31' Red and one more 39' Red. For a day that started out looking like it was going to be a bust we kept looking and managed to put some decent fish into the boat. All released to catch again. This sat conditions were much better. The water was good. Saw lots of fish early in the morning but even perfect cast could only get a couple low 30' fist to eat. Made a move out closer to the barrier islands and found more green water and lots of fish. It was on. The afternoon we caught and released 16 more all over 30'. The afternoon bite was way more aggressive. This winter was good for bull reds. Put over 20 bulls over 40' in the boat. Caught my 1st redfish on fly, a 38' brute. I'll try and get some of the pictures
sorry about the side ways pictures. Haven't figured that one out yet. The picture of the quad was a quad hook up my buddy and I had 3 weeks ago. Fish were all 31' to 33' and all were released healthy after tagging and measuring. I'm new to the site so I appologize for the picture quality. Tight lines to all and hope everyone found a way to enjoy a cold wet mardi gras.
Capt. Mark

March 04, 2014 at 9:11pm
A comment titled: Re: Minn Kota On Board Charger Issue in response to a report titled: Minn Kota On Board Charger Issue

Ive had 2 abd both crapped out around 2 years old. I switched to the cabelas charger and bought the 4 year extended warranty for 19 bucks.

January 04 at 6:09pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout at the Point? in response to a report titled: Trout at the Point?

Just because the salinity is low on the surface there is a layer deeper in the water column that may be salty. I've seen specks in supposedly fresh water but the water on the bottom is salty.

May 20, 2015 at 2:27pm
A comment titled: Re: Props in response to a report titled: Props

Personally I like Powertech props and the support from them. If you call them and give them the details, Boat hull, motor, type of running you typically do they will size a prop for you. There are a lot of variables to work through to get the optimum performance out of your prop. Things to consider, what kind of hole shot do you require, fuel economy, top end speed. There are trade off's you should be aware of when selecting your prop. Good luck. I'm sure the people at Powertech can help you in your selection.

Captain Mark
Hunting Red Fishing Charters.

May 11, 2015 at 10:28am
A comment titled: Re: Demo\\\'ed Tiburon boat in response to a report titled: Demo'ed Tiburon boat

It's not a cat. About as close as I can describe it is it is kind of a tri hull tunnel. It picks up water from the front and channels it back into a main tunnel that feeds high volumes of water to the lower unit. Also provides lift to get unbelievable shallow water performance. I currently run a cat hull but this boat will run circles around mine. Top end speed, dry soft ride in chop, shallow water hole shot and skinny running. 1st boat that I've been in that delivered really well in all categories Most of the time there is a significant trade off. Not with this one. The boat was engineered from the start by an engineer that retired from Lockheed martin. He took his knowledge of air and water flow characteristics and applied it to a super efficient boat hull. Check out their website at Tiburon.com or give Jeff a call. He's a super nice guy and will give you the skinny on his boat. I've been looking for a shallow drafting boat that I can get up on step in shallow water. I want to run close to 50 mph and still hit the barrier islands when I want to, not when the wind lays down enough to cross as well as run a little off shore. I'm pretty sure I've found a boat that I can do all this in. Give him a call, if you like that kind of fishing too you won't be sorry for checking into it.

Tight lines

March 30, 2015 at 3:29pm
A comment titled: Maybe along Falgout road in response to a report titled: Help.....

Falgout road. The road that crosses over from Dulac to cocodrie has some places that look good. I've never fished them from a Kayak and they may be more of a summer time spot but access looks easy and the paddles should be easy. I have heard people catch Redfish right from the road along here. Good luck and tight lines.
Capt. Mark

March 12, 2014 at 3:59pm
A comment titled: What type fishing in response to a report titled: Boat

Boats are as different from types to types as people are. What kind of fishing do you plan to do. Are you going to primarilly fish inshore? Shallow flats or deep bayous? Do you want to run to the barrier islands? I run a flats boat with a tunnel hull. I can run pretty shallow, 4 to 6' easily. With the tunnel I have no problem getting enough water to my lower unit to keep it cool. It is a cat hull so I can take a fair amount of chop. I can get back up in a little less than a foot of water. A bay boat with a deep v will perform better in open water but will not do as well drifting shallow flats. You really have to look at what type fishing you are going to do and match the boat to that application. You can spend as little as 20,000 or as much at 70,000. If it's your 1st boat, until you know what you are really going to target I'd get a good used all around bay boat. Unless you are going to target shallow flats I don't think you'll benefit much from it. I like it because I like to run shallow when I need to and I like pushing up into the shallows in the marsh. This boat allows me to do that. I also like running to the barrier islands. I have to kind of pick my days when I do this. A lot of wind= rough water which means I'll probably be concentraiting inside more looking for pockets of clear water in back ponds. Good luck finding your 1st boat. It does open up a lot of opportunities for you than just fishing from the bank.
Capt. Mark

March 12, 2014 at 3:50pm
A comment titled: Wouldn't even eat a gulp in response to a report titled: Golden Meadow 3/8/14

Yeah, These fishs jaws were locked tight. Wouldn't even eat a gulp right off their nose. I've seen them do that when they were trapped back in a shallow pond. They go into survival mode but these fish were in 1 to 2' of water with close deep water access. Redfish I've generally been able to get to eat anytime I see them. Trout, a different story. Tide seems to play a big part of trout feeding. Redfish not so much. I've seen days where a redfish would chase a bait down 15' away and days where you had to get it on their nose. Crazy! It's what makes it fun though.

Capt. Mark

March 10, 2014 at 10:36am
A comment titled: Same thing last weekend in response to a report titled: Golden Meadow 3/8/14

Had the same thing happen last weekend. Found a lot of Reds stacked up on a flat and all but two had lock jaw. Ran further out and in the time it took to run to the next spot the tide turned around and it was on the rest of the day.

Capt. Mark

March 10, 2014 at 8:45am
A comment titled: Gotta keep dem bosses happy in response to a report titled: Sunday in Delacroix

Yep, you gotta keep em happy. Way to go!

March 07, 2014 at 8:37am
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