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Great day of 'catching' with Shelly Melancon and his two sons, Ryan's and Andrew! We started off with speckled trout and when the bite slowed down jumped all over the big reds! The wind was a little elevated and the Gulf was a little choppy, but we made the ride and caught 32 nice speckled trout on tandem-rigged Matrix Shad! Then it was off to battle some big redfish! No problems there as our first cast had the drag peeling off of the Shimano Tekota 600's in just a few minutes! Whole blue crab on bottom is the ticket for these big redfish! Guys, take a child out fishing if you get the opportunity! Life is too short to not enjoy the great outdoors with the ones we care about! Great day on the water and another memorable trip for the books! Good luck fishing!

Capt. Travis Lovell
985.856.8167
www.reelingoodcharters.com

June 05, 2016 at 8:50am

What a fun, slick calm morning of catching with Chris Childers and crew! We started off smashing the speckled trout as they were chasing jumbo shrimp out of the water and clobbering whatever you threw at them! We had a solid run on them catching singles and doubles and then the bite just shut down on us! We made several moves only picking up a few more to make 91, so we then decided to chase redfish in the marsh! Those bronzebacks were hungry as we picked up 5 of them before heading in! Thanks Chris and Jess for your friendship and continued business! Definitely a fun trip and memorable time! Good luck fishing!

Capt. Travis Lovell
985.856.8167
www.reelingoodcharters.com

May 31, 2016 at 10:11pm

Another Houma Oilman's has come and gone and I must say it was another fun two days for the books! PSC and crew joined me for two days of bull red slaying in search for a redfish to make the board and our mission was accomplished!

Day 1 was right on target. We got to our first stop and it was FISH ON! Plenty of redfish in the 20-25 pound range, but none worthy of being weighed in. All in all a really fun day of catching a bunch of big fish! Whole crab on bottom is all you need!

Day 2 started a little behind schedule, but worked out perfectly as it ended with a BANG! We left the dock about 08:00am and our first stop found the bull reds piled up! The Lowrance HDS12 screen lit up marking fish for several hours as we caught and released bull reds and black drum while in search of a fish worthy of being weighed in for the tournament! Lots of bull reds in the 20-25 pound range, but we found a worthy fish at our last stop! The rod bent over, drag began peeling off of the reel, and my crew jumped all over it! Justin Amos landed the 31.5 pound redfish which placed 9th out of the 10 paying slots! Congrats Justin! Thanks guys for a day filled with laughter and thanks to J.P. Solis and PSC for your continued business!

Capt. Travis Lovell
985.856.8167
www.reelingoodcharters.com

May 29, 2016 at 11:27am

Darryl Soignet and crew came down from Baton Rouge for some 'catching' and it was definitely a successful trip! With the winds being higher than we wanted them to be, we decided to stay inshore and chase redfish versus speckled trout! We struck gold! Starting off with some big bulls to break the ice, we found them stacked up and ready to give a good fight! The guys couldn't believe how hard these big bulls fight! Whole crab, Carolina-rigged on bottom did the damage! 2-3 oz. egg sinkers is usually enough to get it down to the bottom! At 9:30am, we decided to hit the marsh for a few slot reds, and picked up a dozen! Fishing points in the marsh with fresh caught bait shrimp under a popping cork was all you needed! Great day, great people, and happy customers! It just doesn't get any better than that! Good luck fishing!

Capt. Travis Lovell

985.856.8167

www.reelingoodcharters.com

May 29, 2016 at 11:03am

Just getting a moment to catch up on things, but it was a windy week in terms of fishing in Dularge this past week. That didn't stop our customers from catching fish, but did limit us to staying inshore! On Monday and Tuesday I helped Capt. Rob Dupont with a big group from Tennessee and we slayed the reds! We jumped on the bull reds first to break the ice and then switched over to slot reds! Whole blue crab on bottom in the passes or shrimp under a popping cork in the marsh did the job!
Wednesday morning I had Paul's Agency down with two boats and it was more of the same. The bull reds were in a feeding frenzy as we found them piled up and hungry! After catching our limit of them in the passes, we jumped into the marsh and caught a mixed box of slot reds, black drum, speckled trout, and flounder! Many laughs and memories made on this trip! Huge thanks to Capt. Gerald Ellender for running the second boat and showing those guys a South Louisiana good time!

Guys - the fishing is ON! Don't let the wind keep you in as there's lots of fish in the interior marsh system to be caught when the winds don't cooperate! Grab yourself a few dozen crabs or couple pounds of fresh bait shrimp and get to catching!

Good luck fishing!

Capt. Travis Lovell
www.reelingoodcharters.com
985.856.8167

May 29, 2016 at 10:30am

Day 2 with Bobby Toups and the Ohio crew was a fast and furious morning! Our first stop was where we had caught them the day before, but it only gave up 6 fish! We made a short move to a rig/wellhead and it was all she wrote! It was fish on from start to finish! Singles, doubles, speckled trout, redfish, and SOLID action! The size of the fish on the trip decreased a little from the previous day's trip, but we were still able to put 100 speckled trout in the 12-16 inch range in the cooler by 9:45am! When your crew needs an early day back in to catch flights back to Ohio, it's always nice when the fish cooperate early! Matrix Shad soft plastics single or tandem-rigged was all you needed! What a fun-filled two days of 'catching' for these guys! Big thanks to Capt. Josh Ellender for running the second boat of this crew as they caught 100 beautiful South Louisiana speckled trout! 400 speckled trout caught and kept in two days between the two boats! This should make for one hell of a fish fry! Give me a call to get in on some 'catching' action! We've got guides who are on fish daily and can accommodate both small and/or large groups plus some of the best lodging available on the bayou! Don't be late, book your date! Good luck fishing!

Capt. Travis Lovell

www.reelingoodcharters.com

985.856.8167

May 15, 2016 at 12:08pm

Day 1 with Bobby Toups and crew was just about as good as it gets! Breezy conditions, but the trout didn't seem to mind at all! Had quite a few hammers hit the deck on this trip as most of fish were in the 16-21 inch range! Fishing protected sides of the barrier islands has been the ticket to clean water and fishable conditions! Live shrimp, and Matrix Shad soft plastics in various colors have been all the ammunition needed to load the boat! This Ohio crew had a blast catching and enjoying what South Louisiana has to offer! Don't let the wind keep you in! Get out and do some catching! Thanks to Bobby Toups for your friendship and continued business. Huge thanks to Capt. Josh Ellender for showing the second half of this crew a great time catching their limit as well! The trout fishing has exploded in South Lousiana! Good luck fishing!

Capt. Travis Lovell

www.reelingoodcharters.com

985.856.8167

May 15, 2016 at 11:50am

Day 2 threw us for a loop at first light! Unexpected high winds and 2-3' seas made heading South a little challenging, but it paid off in big numbers! We found dirty water at our first stop, but the shrimp were still skipping across the water in hopes to elude the hungry speckled trout! What a crummy life to be a shrimp! We dropped the Power Pole in the 2310 Ranger and pounced 21 speckled trout pretty quickly and then nothing! With 2' seas rocking us around, the winds stopped and calmed the seas while a huge line of emerald green water moved in! It was 'catching' time! We made a short move as I saw a flock of birds diving like crazy over a reef and it was all she wrote! Fish on, every cast, and mostly all in the 16-21' range. We had 10 fish over 2.5 lbs. they were eating up like piranhas! We caught the remaining 54 fish for our 75 fish limit in short order as the bite never turned off! Matrix Shad in any color you threw at them did the damage! I called Capt. Josh Ellender over and although they had been catching at another location, they got in on the tail end of the action as well! What a fun day to be on the water! Dallas Miller had never caught a bull red, so it was time to make a special memory for him! We hit the honey hole and had one on with the first cast! 150 trout and a limit of bull reds for this crew! HUGE thanks to Dallas Miller, and Steve Slusher for your friendship and continued business! Thanks to Capt. Josh Ellender for running the second boat and for showing this crew a blast on a bow fishing trip as well!

Just got word from Capt. Chris Venable and Capt. Kevin Labat that they smashed the trout this morning with Dan Wallace and crew and Bryan Fontenot and crew! Making memories one fish at a time! Thanks captains for helping out today and showing my customers a GREAT TIME as I enjoy my daughters dance recital and some much needed time with my family!

Our fishing has exploded and we've got the best guides, lodging, and options for your saltwater fishing experience! Give us a call to get your trip on the books as there's only better fishing to come!

Capt. Travis Lovell

www.reelingoodcharters.com

985.856.8167

May 07, 2016 at 11:10am

Dallas Miller of Dunkin Lewis set these last two days of fishing up months ago and it was definitely a SUCESS! Steve Slusher and John Dailles jumped on board with me! We started our morning off working the birds in the lakes and picking through a lot of undersized fish! The winds were up a little and just about mid-morning the winds decided to lay down! It was a no brainier...HEAD SOUTH! This move was a stellar one as we found a hot bite on single-rigged Mattix Shad in Ultra Violet color. The fish wanted one twitch and would slam it on the fall! We picked up 35 really nice trout and the bite died down! Making one short move we found shrimp skipping the water! The trout smashing the surface and your bait as soon as it would hit the water! We caught 23 more fish and the switch turned off again! 58 fish and then bull red time always makes customers smile! Thanks to Capt. Josh Ellender for running the second boat of this crew as they had 70 trout to add to the mix! After this trip, the crew decided to go bow fishing and Capt. Josh and I loaded up and showed these guys a great time! Late night, but what a fun time! Our fishing is insane right now, so give us a call to get in on the action! Good luck fishing!

Capt. Travis Lovell

www.reelingoodcharters.com

985.856.8167

May 07, 2016 at 10:40am

Always a pleasure fishing with Bobby Toups and crew! We started out in the lakes only to find a few keepers and a lot of undersized fish! We made a move to the cost and although a bit breezy found a slow, but steady bite. Trout were feeding on shrimp and busting the surface in clean and dirty water! With it being windy a few days prior,?i wasn't expecting a slam, but you have to go to know! Once putting a few fish in the box, We decided to go hit a few bull reds for some drag peeling fun! We finished the day with 19 trout and 3 bull reds. We kept two of the bulls and released the third for another day! Thanks Bobby and Ed for your continued business and friendship! See you guys again next week!

Capt. Travis Lovell
www.reelingoodcharters.com
985.856.8167

May 07, 2016 at 10:21am

Marion Collier had a BIG TIME in Dularge this week doing exactly what he asked for...fighting BULL REDS! The bite started a little slower than normal, but was expected considering we didn't catch fish until 9:30am Friday morning! It was like clockwork! When the time got closer, the bites got hot! With 25-30+ mph winds, we had one thing in mind...catch about 6-8 fish, and then head in before the storm hit! Our plan worked out perfectly!

A little about my customer and friend...Until last spring, this 74 year old gentleman had never fished in saltwater before and I must say that he's hooked for life! What a privilege it has been to introduce him to a new style of fishing! You can't put a price on what his friendship means to me! With health conditions such as multiple non-cancerous brain tumors and surgeries, paralyzation to his face, loss of hearing on his left side, and loss of his equilibrium...this fine gentleman still gives life and friendship 150%! A pastor, an author of a great book entitled 'A Matter of Grace,' a previous Louisiana State Turkey Calling Champion by mouth, a competitive shooter in Black Powder Cartridge Silhouette, BR-50, multiple rim fire competitions, skeet shooting competitions, etc! What a full rich life! Thank you, thank you, thank you for three days of solid catching, solid memories, and a solid forever friendship! All of our bull reds were caught using whole crab on bottom fishing ledges in 10-18' depths.

This isn't a post to entice someone to book a fishing trip, but merely to say this...Life is short...live your life to the fullest, no matter how young or old you may be! Seize the day, seize the moment, and smile every single chance you get!

Capt. Travis Lovell

www.reelingoodcharters.com

985.856.8167

May 01, 2016 at 6:49pm

Day 2 with Marion Collier ended just as Day 1 did...big smiles, big memories, and of course BIG FISH! We hit a flock of birds as we were cutting across the lake and picked up 9 lagniappe speckled trout. Our first stop in the holes we found the bite slow, but steady! We made one short move and it was FISH CITY! We had bull reds coming in two at a time! When there's two lines out, it leaves me no choice but to jump in on the fun as well! What an honor to fish with such a fine gentleman as Marion! The memories, jokes, laughs, and wisdom shared on the boat over the past few days is priceless and I thank God for his friendship! They don't make them like this guy anymore! Thanks for a great day on the water and another memorable trip for the books! All bull reds were caught using whole crabs on bottom in holes ranging from 8-20' in depth! Don't let the wind keep you in! Get out and do some catching!

Capt. Travis Lovell
www.reelingoodcharters.com
985.856.8167

May 01, 2016 at 3:17pm

Day 1 with Marion Collier was as good as it gets! Marion fished with me last spring and caught his first ever redfish in 73 years of life, and on this trip he caught his first ever speckled trout! Marion specifically asked for bull reds and a big fight, so we didn't even worry about fishing for trout first thing! We hit the bull reds wide open as we caught 12-15 of them in the 24-32 lb. range. Once we both had sore wrist from the fight of these bruisers, we switched over to the BITE and found the trout piled up! They were feeding heavily on shrimp and we whacked them good! 50 beautiful trout, 12-15 bull reds, and a few black drum as lagniappe made for one heck of a trip, and one heck of a memory! Don't let the wind, keep you in! Get out and do some catching! Stayed tuned for Day 2! Good luck!

Capt. Travis Lovell
www.reelingoodcharters.com
985.856.8167

April 29, 2016 at 11:52am

Roy Sternfels and crew joined me Monday morning in search of some yellow-mouths and our first stop had fish coming over the side of the boat in all directions! We put 15 in the box really quick and then the bite dried up! With southeast winds in the 10-15mph range, we stayed protected and found some really pretty water! Fishing several reefs in the 3-4' depth, we began picking away at the fish again! Matrix Shad on a 1/4 oz. jig head either tight-lined or under a cork was what they wanted. Mid-morning we made a move back to our first original stop and it FISH ON! Beautiful speckled trout in the 16-20 inch range and they were hungry! We figured out that they were just circling our boat, so as you'd follow them, they'd continue to bite! We finished the day with 77 beautiful trout and left them biting for a nearby boater to catch. It's such a good feeling inside to ask a boater not catching as many fish to come closer and fish where we were fishing, and then pull of watching them catch fish! We had a phenomenal morning of catching and there was no reason to have another boat just watch us catching! While I'm sure we could have stayed an caught 23 more for our limit, it was a better experience to share the good bite we were on and let everyone enjoy! Glad they got in on the action! Incredible trout action the last few days! Good luck fishing!

Capt. Travis Lovell
www.reelingoodcharters.com
985.856.8167

April 26, 2016 at 7:08am

London versus Louisiana! Phe McMahon of Paul's Agency brought in a crew that were ready to jump all over the fish and that's just what they did! Due to some flight delays, we left the dock at 8:15am, wet lines at 9:00am, and it was all over by 10:30am! 250 beautiful speckled trout with a handful of black drum, redfish, and sheepshead to add as lagniappe. Fast and furious action is all I can say! One stop shop as we didn't have to search far for these fish! The trout bite is in full swing as the summer migration is under way for these fish to spawn! All of our fish were caught on single-rigged Matrix in Shrimp Creole color fishing reefs in 3-4' of water. Plenty of fish in the 16-20 inch range! Thanks to Capt. Josh Ellender for running the second boat of this crew as they whacked the fish too! These London guys are hooked! It looks to be a great start to the trout bite! Give me a call to book your meat haul!

Capt. Travis Lovell

www.reelingoodcharters.com

985.856.8167

April 25, 2016 at 4:53am

Day 2 with Schooler Associates was all about catching fish! Big fish, small fish, redfish, speckled trout...it didn't matter! It was ALL about line stretching! What a fun morning on the water! We decided to hit the bull reds first and then swap over to speckled trout! One stop shop on the reds as we found red hot action! Whole crab on bottom fishing in the 14-17' depth. With the winds still blowing, we decided to try our luck in the marsh on a reef that had clean water...FISH ON! We caught fish every cast for about 25-30 minutes with about 20 keepers out of many throwbacks! When the conditions aren't the most favorable, it's still fun to do some catching and take what the good Lord gives you! Huge thanks to Kevin Roberson, Mike Schooler, and Steve Slusher for your continued friendship and business! Thanks to Capt. Josh Ellender for helping out with the second boat of this crew! Also thanks to Capt. Rob Dupont for taking care of William Dykeman and crew! Everyone had a blast catching fish! The fishing is about to get insane as the trout are moving out! Don't be late to book your date! Give me a call!

Capt. Travis Lovell
www.reelingoodcharters.com
985.856.8167

April 23, 2016 at 8:11am

Day 1 with Schooler Associates was a blast! It was great to see and catch up with some close friends I've met through charters and also get to meet a few new ones! With 20 mph blowing and stained water, it was a mixed box on Tuesday with speckled trout, redfish, and a flounder to take home! We started out working birds in the local lakes (Mechant and Sister Lake) with Mattix Shad in Ultra Violet rigged on a 1/4 oz. jig head. Mike Schooler immediately hooked into two big reds within 4 cast. Flock to flock we picked at the trout while also working a few reefs I haven't checked in a while. Every stop we'd catch fish! Lots of undersized speckled trout on the inside as the kepper fish we did catch were full of eggs and presumably moving South. These guys wanted to catch big reds while down so we jumped over to a few spots with blue crab and put the hammer down on them! Thanks to Capt. Josh Ellender for helping with the second boat and putting his crew on a nice box of fish! Fun day and fun catching! Good luck fishing!

Capt. Travis Lovell
www.reelingoodcharters.com
985.856.8167

April 23, 2016 at 7:59am

I had the privilege of catching fish and catching up with an old customer of mine today! Dave Wilson made a last minute trip down to Dularge from Kerrville, Texas! The plan was to fish for a few hours and catch just enough fish for a fresh dinner! It was a great morning on the water with a great guy! We ended up catching 30 trout and left them biting to head in for his flight back to Texas! Pretty good looking trout today! All fish were caught over reefs in the 2-4' depths using Matrix Shad soft plastics. Thanks Dave for your friendship and business! Give us a call to get your catch on! Good luck fishing!

Capt. Travis Lovell

www.reelingoodcharters.com

985.856.8167

April 06, 2016 at 9:17pm

Day 1 for Gary Hughes of Washmon Sales Group, and his crew was just what the doctor ordered! It was all about Relaxing and Reelin! We hit the lakes at daylight to find many birds diving, shrimp skipping, and undersized fish! With our throwback to keeping ratio being too inconsistent, we decided to hit the bulls and check the lakes midday! Our first stop produced two bull reds instantly and then nothing! We made a 300 yard move and it was FISH ON! We caught 10-12 bull reds, keeping our limit, just before heading back to the lake to attempt putting a few more trout in the box! The winds died down to nothing and the bigger fish had moved in on the shrimp and reefs! Matric Shad soft plastics in whatever color you threw at them, fishing over reefs in the 2-3' depths. Such a gorgeous day to be on the water, and there wasnt a better way to spend it...CATCHING! Good luck fishing!

Capt. Travis Lovell

www.reelingoodcharters.com

985.856.8167

April 05, 2016 at 6:17am

I had the pleasure of spending yesterday morning with the owner of Western Concrete Pumping, Chuck Reed, and his son, Trip. These guys came in from San Diego, California for some BIG fishing fun and left with an unforgettable memory, and a BIG smile! We started off chasing speckled trout and only found a few for the box, so we decided to change it up and get some lines screaming! Our first stop was a dud, but our second stop was RED HOT! Drags peelin, redfish tuggin, and a slight game of Chineese fire drill around the boat ALWAYS makes for a fun time! Big thanks to my buddy Todd Termini for sending these guys in my direction! Everyone had a great time and I'm already looking forward to their next trip! These big fish should be moving around for the next few months! Give me a call if 'catching' or spending a little quality time with your family is on your bucket list!

Capt. Travis Lovell
www.reelingoodcharters.com
985.856.8167

April 04, 2016 at 9:22pm
A comment titled: Re: Guide recommendations in response to a report titled: Guide recommendations

Thank you for your service sir! I sent you an email! Tight lines!

Capt. Travis Lovell
www.reelingoodcharters.com
985.856.8167

February 05, 2017 at 7:59am
A comment titled: Re: Guides in response to a report titled: Guides

While I usually don't jump into discussions such as this one, I felt the need to express my opinion.

449hunter - I'm sorry to hear that you've had a string of bad luck when selecting fishing guides. I agree with the concerns that you've expressed in your report. When you hire a fishing guide, such as myself, you are indeed paying for a service, a captains knowledge, and an overall unique fishing experience! The trip is and should always be about the customer!
I believe every single customer should arrive to a happy captain and a clean boat. It's your day, your day of fun on the water and it usually starts at the dock! Every day when meeting fishing customers, you've got about 5-10 minutes to 'click' per say with the people you will spend the rest of the day with. This is important. Who wants to spend the day and better yet pay good money to be with a bump on the log or a grumpy captain? I personally clean my boat the same way even if the customer is fishing with me for multiple days. It's refreshing to step into a clean boat.
Pricing is always a sticky subject when the guide doesn't offer an all-Inclusive pricing. I changed to all-inclusive pricing several years ago and it has simplified quoting customers, questions of how much is needed to cover the cost of the trip, and what's included or not included in your trip. No one wants to hear, 'well it's a day rate cost, plus this, plus that' when selecting a trip within your budget. It's X dollars...you show up, you fish, have a great time, and leave whenever your trip ends. It's tough to put a time limit on trips as sometimes fish don't bite at daylight, but ultimately we try to give a good 6-8 hours of fishing. Let's face it, sometimes days are tougher than others. Just because you hire a fishing guide, doesn't constitute an instant limit or an overflowing ice chest; however, it should give you the best chance at catching and at least have you fishing the areas that a guide has been having favorable success at. When a guide has a good network, catching usually increases as well as those guides talk, share information, and share spots if they're on fish! This is VERY important!
I'm a firm believer in not catching fish for my customers to take home. I do fish on occasion, but like mentioned above...it's more to find out a specific pattern, or area. I realized years ago that it's not about catching a limit, but about the customer catching what they could. Newer remote operated trolling motors have allowed the guide to get off of the front deck and allow the customers to get in on the action. Some guides will agree, and some will just continue to catch fish for their customers. If a customer asks me to join in, I will. I just don't think a customer would enjoy eating the fish I caught over the fish 'they' caught. It's a self-achieved feeling to go home with what you caught. Just my opinion!
As far as a cheaper rate based upon less catching, I agree and disagree. Again, we can't make them bite and I can't make every customer know how to fish or feel a bite in finicky situations. Usually at the time of booking a trip, the weather conditions are impossible to predict. Hell, the weatherman is 50% wrong almost always. Ha. If by chance the weather is supposed to be less than favorable, I'd much rather give the customer a choice to fish it or reschedule to another day. I've seen days where the weather and conditions are EXCELLENT and the fish not bite. What happens then? Well, this is where the overall experience comes in. Sometimes catching fish is lagniappe when you're having a great time on the water! If your guide put forth 200% effort, fished spot after spot, different patterns, etc, and still couldn't get the fish to cooperate...it just wasn't a day where the fish were hungry. While yes it sucks to go home with a few fish, sometimes some is better than none. Depending on the amount caught, I believe there could be a discount offered on the trip or on a future trip. I believe that's fair, but again catching is out of the fishing guides hands if the fish don't cooperate. The expenses of the trip didn't stop because the fish didn't cooperate, but again, this is when I feel the experience of the trip comes in hand. It may be switching over to whatever bites, pulling out market bait, and/or fishing for something else other than whatever wasn't biting! Just food for thought!

May 08, 2016 at 5:05pm

Jmoore9543 - Sent you an email! Hope the information helps your search!

April 05, 2016 at 6:14pm

Glad to see that you guys agree! They're one of my favorite fish to eat! Thanks for the comments!

January 12, 2016 at 10:52am

Ha. Ha. Thanks! I clean all of the fish my customers catch, no matter the amount or species and I actually encourage keeping everything they catch. It's included in my pricing, and I actually enjoy it. Honestly, with the right techniques and tools, it's a breeze! Some people don't keep sheepshead all because of the tougher cleaning, while also missing out on a great eating fish. This is why you hire a guide that cleans your catch if you're hiring a guide! Ha. Believe it or not, there are some who don't even clean fish! Take care and good luck fishing!

January 04, 2016 at 8:14pm
A comment titled: Re: Thursday Afternoon Trout Smackdown! in response to a report titled: Thursday Afternoon Trout Smackdown!

Few More Pictures...

November 06, 2015 at 3:32pm
A comment titled: Re: DU Bass and Specks in response to a report titled: DU Bass and Specks

Great catch and report! What a great way to spend the day with your pops too! You can't ever take back a memory!

Capt. T-Love

November 04, 2015 at 4:48am
A comment titled: Re: Fun Filled Two Days of Catching in response to a report titled: Fun Filled Two Days of Catching

A few more pictures!

April 04, 2015 at 7:32am
A comment titled: Re: Running of the Bulls! in response to a report titled: Running of the Bulls!

100%!

March 29, 2015 at 7:51pm
A comment titled: Re: Boat Stuff in response to a report titled: Boat Stuff

Hands down some of the best customer service in the industry! I specifically dealt and still currently deal with Louis Houvenaeghel as he was the salesman on my Ranger 2310 Bay while in the market. He and the entire staff at Boat Stuf seem to always go above and beyond their call of duty to ensure customer satisfaction. Do yourself a huge favor and get in touch with Louis and I can assure you that you won't be dissatisfied. When purchasing my new Ranger 2310 Bay, they made the purchasing process very easy. Their service technicians did all of my electronic installations, Power Pole, etc, and it was done with pride and perfection. Literally I felt like even the zip ties fastening the wiring on the boat was evenly spaced. These guys treated my boat just as it was their own investment! I'll stress this...when you're making an investment at the cost of today's bay boats, think about what's important to you. If you want perfection, superb customer service, and an honest competitive price, give Boat Stuf a shot at your business!

Boat Stuf will also be set up at the Northshore Boat-n-Fishing Show at the Northshore Harbor Convention Center this weekend. Come by and say hello as I'll be working the show with these guys!

You can reach Louis Houvenaeghel at 985.649.9044 or louis@boatstuf.com.

Capt. Travis Lovell
www.reelingoodcharters.com
985.856.8167

March 19, 2015 at 8:59pm
A comment titled: Re: Fishing charter in response to a report titled: Fishing charter

Do yourself a favor and give Capt. Bubby Lamy a call! Top notch captain, with top notch equipment! You won't be sorry! Tell him I sent you! His number is 504.982.6850.

Capt. Travis Lovell
www.reelingoodcharters.com
985.856.8167

March 18, 2015 at 9:33am
A comment titled: Re: Redfish Smackdown! in response to a report titled: Redfish Smackdown!

Few more pictures...

March 09, 2015 at 6:32pm
A comment titled: Awesome video! in response to a report titled: Brennan's 1st Deer

Awesome video!

December 15, 2014 at 5:31pm
A comment titled: Few More Pictures! in response to a report titled: Tuesday Morning Redfish Bonanza!

Here are a few more pictures from our trip!

March 19, 2014 at 9:36pm

JeremyV -

Hey buddy! Dularge is a great place to learn as the trout fishing in the Lake Mechant area is not far from busting loose. We've still been fishing trout in some of the interior marsh areas north of Lake Mechant as we really haven't seen the trout move into the lakes just yet. It's so close though! With that being said, I caught a few redfish and sheepshead on the south shore line of Lake Mechant on Friday morning. If you're headed to fish the lake specifically, I'd recommend fishing the protected sides of the lake and you'll have better success of finding cleaner water. Until the trout show up, you can find redfish fishing 1/2 oz. gold spoons, spinner baits, or bait shrimp. I've been doing well on redfish using bait shrimp on a 1/4 oz. jig head or you can try fishing points and cuts in the lake with bait shrimp under a cork. As for trout, we've been catching them on various colored soft plastics rigged on a 1/4 oz. jig head, but it hasn't been in the lake yet. Given the weather warms up and stays warm, those shrimp will grow and will show face in the lakes and the trout will start to move into the lakes to find them. You can launch at Jug's at the end of Hwy. 315, where you can also purchase bait shrimp or crabs. Take the main Bayou Dularge on down to Grand Pass, but make sure you stay in the middle of the bayou. Once at Grand Pass, Lake Mechant will be on your right, and Caillou Lake (Sister Lake) will be in your left. This in my opinion would be the safest route for you to take while learning the area. Grand Pass is also a good area that you can fish on bottom using cracked bait crabs on a 1 oz. Carolina rig. It will hold bull reds and bull drum year round! Every trip is always a learning experience. My advice is to purchase a good map or use Google Earth to map out the area. Also, hiring a guide isn't a bad idea either if trying to learn specific fishing patterns and areas to fish during seasonal times of the year. Good luck with your trip and let us know how you do. If you see me on the water, I'll be in a navy blue and white Ranger bay boat and if by some reason you find yourself lost or need help, never hesitate to give me a call. Hope this information is some help to you! Tight lines and good luck fishing!

Capt. Travis Lovell
www.reelingoodcharters.com
985.856.8167

March 19, 2014 at 5:49pm
A comment titled: Thanks. in response to a report titled: Reds on Fire in Dularge!

Sounds like some reverse psychology photography. Ha. Thanks.

Capt. T

February 17, 2014 at 9:14am
A comment titled: Rotate Pictures? in response to a report titled: Reds on Fire in Dularge!

Anyone know how to rotate pictures when posting from iPhone?

Capt. T

February 17, 2014 at 7:21am
A comment titled: Federal Premium Sierra GameKing BTSP in response to a report titled: Ballistic or Partition?

For what's it's worth, hopefully one more negative opinion might help your final decision. Again, it's just my personal opinion through my negative experiences with them! As mentioned above, the ballistic tips may not be what they are cracked up to be. Can you kill a deer with them? Absolutely! Do you want to risk losing a deer of a lifetime over a bullet choice? I have and I wouldn't do it again! I lost a really nice buck due to the ballistic tip exploding upon or before impact to the deer without fatally entering or exiting the deer. The only thing I'm certain of was that the shot was well placed at less than 50 yards, and the deer didn't come home with me. I hunt with many avid hunters who have at some point had a bad experience with them and our motto is, if you're hunting with ballistic tips, you're on your own. The only deer that we've ever had to be tracking on hands and knees begging for blood to appear were the deer shot with ballistic tips. Some were recovered, but many were left limping or dead somewhere in the woods with no blood trail to follow. One things for sure, manufacturers might sell something as a great product, but the proof is on the pudding from field experiences.

The Federal Premium Sierra GameKing BTSP comes in a 130 and 150 grain. I personally shoot the 130 because it's what grouped the best with my Remington 700. Also check out the Remington Core-Loc.

I think you're doing the right thing by gaining other hunters opinions. Good luck!

Capt. T

December 03, 2013 at 6:30pm
A comment titled: Congrats! in response to a report titled: Awesome Video

Wow, what an awesome and emotional video. Congrats to him for this trophy deer! This is what hunting and father/son time is all about. Thank you for sharing this video with us.

Capt. Travis Lovell

November 11, 2013 at 6:48am
A comment titled: Doe in response to a report titled: Odd Doe

We can always ground check her?

August 29, 2013 at 12:54pm
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