Back up and running. Our BP committment is over and the topwater Lodge is now back up and running. Fished this past weekend with great success. Saturday was a easy 6 man limit of redfish fishing two boats. Reds where super shallow and with the extreme high tide we had no problem getting to them. We fished live minnow under corks as my sports preferred the slow fishing to throughing plastics and topwater. Sunday was a quick trip to lake pelto. In two hours we had 50 speckled trout and 30 white trout. Double rigged everything. 1/4 ounce heads and open night colored plastic. Call capt John at 19858529560 or Capt Bryce at 15042733010 for lodging or fishing info.
What a year its been. The Gang and Topwater including myslef would like to thank all our customers for a great fishing Season and we experienced the best year we have ever had. We sold two off our Old black Jacks and have new Blackjacks on order for the spring of 2010. I must say the black Jack is a incrdible boat as my two oldest Blackjacks made 4 fishing seasons and where in good shape when we sold them. We will run 4 through the winter and have six starting 2010 fishing season. I had the pleasure of redfishing last week and then driving to Wyoming to make a Mule Deer and Antelope hunt. The pictures speak for themselves. Capt John and Capt Joey have Topwater Lodge in the best shape ever and we are happy we didn't have to move the lodge one time this year for hurrican season. Thanks again to all our customers. Topwater Charters Capt Bryce
Donald arnold got the surprise of his life Monday while fishing Catfish with live worms at the Desallands train bridge. A 5lb bass made his day. Donald is having the bass mounted.
Ann and Pb Candies couldn't get enough of the big trout fishing the biggest was right at 8lb with numerous 5,6 and 7lbers. They with me are planning a trip in April so we can catch the girls at there heaviest time of year. We were fishing the area where the world record 17lb trout was caught. The prictures show how much fun they had. Capt Bryce
Brett Candies with his monster 10 lb Flounder and 6 and 7 pound trout Indian River Vero Beach Florida. All fish caught on 10 and 12 inch live mullet free lined on the grass falts and Mangroves. This is a awesome place Capt Bryce
Spent three days in Vero Beach Florida (Indain River) with My two new bosses Brett and PB candies. Monster trout was on the menu. As luck would have it I caught a double digit trout. 31 3/4 inches long 10lb 2 ounces. Capt Bryce
Wacked again in coco for Ike. As best we can tell 7 to 8 foot surge. Took out the entire dock leaving the roof and
lifts alone. Water and electric lines will have to be completly re-done along with all decks and fish cleaning tables. The 1400# ice machine has seen to have made it, but the think the wave action got to the motor and chiller. Can't get a good idea on power looks to be a while. Rode the parish again yesterday from waterproff to cocodrie. Birds where diving everywhere. The fall pattern will start early with all the hurrican activity. we will be up and running as soon as we can get everything fixed and most importantly SAFE. Thanks for all your calls and concerns. Capt Bryce Topwater lodge 19858550707
Made the whole circle today from Cocodrie all the way back to Bayou black. The only fish floating are in Bayou black it self by cannons boat landing and both bayou terrebonne and bayou lil caillou. Marsh is smelly but water doesn't look that bad in orange grove not one fish floating which makes me feel good at this point. A surge from ike will defentily hurt the fresh water fishing. Trout busting infornt of my camp at bayou sevin in cocodrie. I think the trout fishing will be incredible this fall after these storms. A few pictures of the damage at topwater lodge. Not bad at all we will be back up and running with power. White camp did awesome with power and a new outside Ac we will be back at it. Thanks Capt Bryce
Real Black Duck shot in Kentucky with a group of mallards. On it's way to the taxidermy
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Kentucky mallard hunting was unreal! Finally killed a real black duck - it will be mounted and put in Topwater Lodge - next to a mottle duck for all to see the difference. Joined PB Candies, Brett Candies, Brian Head, Shane Candies, Tommy Benton, Roy Hogan and Cajun Dave for the mallard hunt of a lifetime. Words cannot describe the amount of green that we saw. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. This was a excelllent way to end the season. Thanks to Waldon Lodge and Ricky Waldon.(270)224-2020 www.waldonlodge.com
Unbelievable is a under statement. I will be seeing large flocks of Specks in my sleep for awhile. Clint and his guides at Goose Guides have perfected the hard hunting of geese. Large Rag spreads, comfortable seating and excellent calling is a combination for unbelievable hunting. Pictured is Brett and PB candies, Captians Coby, John, Joey, Chad, Captain Gerald Bryand, Ed Springstead, Micheal Blanchard, Clint Mathews, Perry and Buck Pellegrin and as usual I'm taking the picture. We ended up with 34 specks, 6 snows, 2 spoonies, and one mallard drake. The hunted lasted only two hours with some of the best speck action I've ever seen. We had one group of over 80 specks in the spread it was a unbelievalbe site. Goose guides has only a few days left this year for booking. He only makes two hunts a week so call if you want to put a group together. Clint is one of the best goose callers I've ever had the pleasure of hunting with. Goose guide number is 13376432645 or check them out at gooseguidesinc.com. Capt tuna Box
Made my annual track up to Duty Ferry to hunt with good Freinds Big and Little Barrie Tanguis and Johnny Ditta. What a duck operner it was as I saw more ducks then I've seen in the past 6 years. More pintails then ever as we killed our four with no problem. Limits both days with really good ducks, mallards, Greys, pintail, Widgeon, teal. Got a bonus friday afternoon with 11 pigs coming out to the feeder. Shot two and gave them to the care taker. Happy Thanksgiven to all of you. Enjoy the pictures. Capt Box
I heard their good eating. One of capt Shane's trophy's. Is this what you and capt Ron have been chasing down river. Be careful, I don't want you to get your shirt dirty. Lots of Love Box trout
March 23 and 24
In House Boat Show Redmonds Marine 1724 General Mouton Lafayette Louisiana
Financing available Extended warranty available on engine packages. Door prizes every Hour. 1542 Weld Bilt Flat (Boat Only) to be given away on Saturday. Free Food and drinks on Saturday.
Back to fishing now. Warming up the batteries on the Skeeter zx225 to start my yearly hunt for the famed speckled perch. Capt John and I made our yearly track to Asbrook Island with Good friend John Ditta. Late Muzzle loader season and a combination I hate because of a deer I shot Years ago that we didn't find till the waters of the mighty mississippi went down in late spring. It happend to me again as the first afternoon was packed with unbelivable excitment and a let down that left me not sleeping for the entire weekend. I sat on a green feild friday afternoon, a unbelivable afternoon with nature on the prow and the moon overhead at 3:30pm. It was a brisk 40 degrees with more deer tracks on the ground then I think I have ever seen. I feel in a trance for at least a hour, dreaming of the eight point or ten point that would visit the feild that afternoon. At 5:10 not one, not two, not three, but seven rack bucks entered the feild from 400 yards away. The biggest a gaint 7 point that ran the other bucks to the far side of the feild and then turned to move my way. I ranged the deer from 307 yards down to 81 yards. No rest on the lean to stand so I let my shot go free hand with buck fever all over me. Missed Missed Missed. Sick to my stomach. Thank god for capt John and his straight shooting. Pictured is his first good rack buck which he is mounting and putting on the fire place. Capt john hunted hard for this deer taking him in the last hour of his last hunt on sunday. Congrats Capt john, Now it's time to fish. Capt Box
Smacked um good on Saturday with Capt Chad and I hitting the dock with over 140 fat trout. The fish where caught tite line with black and Chart. Assassians and Storm Swim baits. Toby and his crew from Cameron started the year off early with a trip sponsored by Ron and John with Fabricating Specialties out of Houston Texas. The texas boys got a tast of Dudley's porks roast and I think are re booking just for the food. Give us a call for some awesome action and one of the most proffessional Guide services on the coast. Capt Wheel Barrow Topwater Charters 19858550707
I spent the morning with good friend Brett Barker and his Son Blake. Brett is breaking Blake in on inshore fishing and took the oppurtunity of Christmas to spend the day with his son. This is what it's all about. Blake started off slow but ended strong catching the last fish. The pictures say it all, as spending time with your young ones outdoors in the most important thing of all. Merry Christmas Capt Bryce (Wheel Barrow) 19855949074