Hopedale guide finds most of his redfish away from the shoreline in January. […]
If you’re one of those guys who sets your cork at a specific depth and doesn’t touch it again for the rest of the trip, you’re probably not going to catch a whole bunch of fish right now out of Hopedale. […]
Hot. Sizzling, searing, scorching, broiling, roasting — all describe our summer weather, and the trout don’t seem to like it any more than we do. Perhaps it’s why they pulled a disappearing act in June and have had anglers scratching their heads ever since. […]
“Trout action is on fire on the inside,” according to Hopedale area Capt. Gene Dugas, with Rather Be Fishing Charters (985-640-0569). “From the deep interior all the way out to Bay Lafourche, the trout are eating up baits and the reds are thick and hungry.”
“I can’t wait for October,” said Capt. Rory Rorison, of United Charters (504-439-1680). “I look forward to it every year. I finally stop making the long runs out into Breton Sound and I start fishing the in-between areas for both trout and redfish.”
Daniel Compagno experienced a wide range of emotions on the water out of Hopedale Tuesday, first losing the biggest flounder he’d ever seen after landing it up on the rocks near the MRGO dam — then barely managing to reel in his personal best speckled trout only an hour later to unexpectedly grab the lead in the CCA-Louisiana STAR Tournament’s East Division.
I think the first time I fished with Capt. Tim “Hook” Ursin Jr. was back in the early to mid-1990s. At the time he was running his charter service out of the End of the World Marina on Delacroix Island — and we were both a lot younger then.