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The fishing has been awesome the
past few weeks. The warmer days have produced trout,
bass and reds The cooler days mostly reds. I would
like to thank Chris and Allen, team doctors from San
Diego State, the Currie party and the McGrath party.
Wells party, Mccrath party and John Schwartz and his
two sons Connor and Andrew were just some of the
guest that fished with us the past week. Capt
Barry and Mike also had parties and are fishing
again tomorrow. Thanks to all and a Happy New Year.
Capt. E.J. I would also like to wish all of our
clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
November 15th -
December 5th, 2011
Thanks to all our clients that fished
with us the past two weeks. Lee Dubois and Darryn
McCrory with their group,the Beth Ann Nagher party, Joe
Bisogno party, Todd Tews party, Dwyane Alexander party
and the Mike Pearson and Mike Agee party. Spinner baits,
gulps and shrimp under a cork and tightlined on the
bottom produced most of the fish. All bass caught on
spinner baits blk/chart.
November 8th -
November 14th, 2011
I would like to thank Bercen Inc.
from Denham Springs, La., and all the guys for fishing
with us this past week. Here are a couple of pictures of
October 24th -
November 7th, 2011
Trout fishing is starting to heat up
in Lafitte. Reds are still around. Beetle`s under a
cork, cocahoe`s tightlined on the bottom and baitshrimp
are still producing. Looks like its going to be a good
fall. Thanks to all our clients this past week, Jernigan
party, Cooper party, Young party, and SanDangelo party
with some good catches of reds and trout.
October 22nd -
October 23rd, 2011
Finally for the last 4 days we have
been catching some trout, mostly keepers. Gulps under a
cork and blk/chart, glow/chart tightlining. Capt. Barry
and I had the Jim Bright party for the last two days.
Thanks to him and Randy and Ed who were, on my
boat. Capt. Mike fished the Omar Zelaya party, reds and
bass for their catch.
October 17th -
October 21st, 2011
Once again I had the pleasure of
fishing with Doug and Debbie Hulse. It was their second
time in two months. Capt. Barry guided their friends
Dena and Steve. Just keep them coming Doug!! We also had
the National Gypsum Corp. that fish a total of 22
anglers and 8 boats. We caught over 200 Fish that Day!
Today I had Macho Slavich and his wife Laura. Thanks to
all our clients who fished with us this past week.
Berkley gulps and more Berkley gulps under a cork.
Almost 50 trout in the last two days. Hopefully they are
starting to come in.
October 9th -
October 16th, 2011
Most of our fish the past few days
have been caught on shrimp and Berkley gulps under a
cork. Thursday we fished mostly spinner baits and
plastic worms. The bite was slow but we did manage to
catch a mixture of reds and bass and one large flounder.
The weekend produced better numbers by going to shrimp
under a cork. Reds, drum, sheepshead and several nice
channel cats. I would like to thank our clients the
Beidelschies party, John Pojman, his son John Jr, Beth
and Tim Haynes, Becky and Rob Vinson and the Casey party
for fishing with us this past week.
Once again I had the pleasure of
fishing with Ken Sandberg and his two sons. This is
probably their 5th or 6th trip with me. Today was just
about a mirror image of yesterday, a very good bite for
the first two hours, then a slow down once the wind
picked up. Berkley gulps was the only bait we used
today, no need to change to anything else when the bait
is working that well.
October 4th -
October 7th, 2011
Another great day of redfishing on
the bayou. I would like to thank Eric Morrow and Franie,
the Mavis party, Blackador party and the Carl Steinkamp
party who always fish with me when Florida plays LSU in
Tiger Stadium. Shrimp under a cork, gulps under a cork
and Berkley swim baits in wht/blk back. They have all
been hot baits for the past few weeks.
- October 4th, 2011
The redfish bite has been steady the
past few days. Berkley gulps and swim baits in shad
colors have been the ticket. Fish points and cuts with
moving water or watch for fish feeding on schooling
shad. Thanks to all our clients the Sprow party,
Goldston party, Hershall Barron, his wife Paulett and
the Champagne wedding party, all the way from Montana,
they had a redfish slam.
- September 25th, 2011
Today we had a half dozen trout to go
along with a nice mess of redfish. Most trout that I have
put in the boat in the last couple of weeks, I guess thats
because we have been only fishing for redfish. Just about
everything has been caught on gulps under a cork. Its been a
hot bait for me the past couple of weeks. We have been on a
stick and move pattern. Some days I am running as much as 75
miles, whatever it takes to put fish in the boat. Thanks to
the clients that have fished with us the past several days.
Frisbie party, Phipps party and Chris Esteves party on his
- September 20th, 2011
Redfish have been the only game in
town and that's what Doug, Debbie, Steve and Becky
wanted to fish. The first day was one of those tough
days with the bite picking up on day two. Several fish
over 27 inches were released to fight another day. Today
I had Dwight Evans and his friend Lee, once again it was
redfish ,although we did manage to catch 3 keeper trout.
Spinner baits and gulps under a cork. Out again tomorrow
with Dwight and Lee. Thanks to all our clients that keep
us in business.
September 1st, 2011 -
September 14th, 2011
The redfish bite in Lafitte has
remained steady since the storm. Water clarity has not
been as clear as it normally is, but the fish are still
there. Sometimes it takes shrimp or Berkley gulps but
most of the fish have been caught on spinnerbaits. Blk/chart
and purple/wht have been the most productive colors. I
would to thank the David Anthony group, we had five
boats, they caught lots of fish and had a great meal at
Jan`s. The last two days I had Jim Crow, his wife Kay
and their friends Dave and Sandy. They have been fishing
with me for the last several years. Sandy gets the
award for big fish, a 29 inch 10 pounder.
August 22nd, 2011 -
August 29th, 2011
The last couple of trips were 2 day trips with the same parties. I had
Rich williams and his daughter Rachel and Chuck Shimataro, his son Kyle and
their friend Dennis. Its been mostly redfish with very few trout being
caught. The only good thing is, its what most of my clients want anyway.
The baits we have been using are floating frogs and Berkley powerbait
worms in the grass, and powerbait swimbaits up to 6 inches along the
shoreline. If you have never fished a frog for redfish give it a try, the
strike will blow you away. Just remember, don`t set the hook right away,
give the fish a chance to inhale the bait. The most important thing is get
out there early, by noon the bite is usually over.
August 13th, 2011 -
August 21st, 2011
Redfish and bass has been our targeted fish for the past 8 to 10 days.
Northerly winds have been keeping the water lever much lower than normal and
in some areas very dirty. Its been stick and move trying to find clean water
and fish. Spoons have been the most productive baits with a few being caught
on minus 1 crankbaits. Little lake to bay round has been our fishing area,
and some of the ponds near them, when the water level permits.
I would like to thank our clients the Prince party, Vutich party, Dobrowski
party, Clingman party, Hopkins party, Moskay party, Cioni party, Gusak party
and Robert Goodman.
July 14, 2011 -
August 3rd, 2011 - This time of the year the
weather is really hot, and lately there has been lots of rain
around. We have been trying our best to get a very early start to
try and best the heat, and the rain. Fishing the last couple weeks
in Lafitte has been pretty unpredictable. Some days the fish are in
certain places, and the next day you have to run all over to make a
day out of it. Our guides and myself will do whatever it takes to
put fish in the boat. The past few weeks have produced mostly
redfish. The water near the
beach has been very dirty and the trout bite has been slow. With
most of my clients being tourist most would rather catch redfish
anyway. Berkley gulps have been producing most of the fish with a
few being caught on spoons and spinner baits. Points have been very
productive, which was the case today, also try any cuts with moving
water. I would like to thank our clients, the Moore party, Sealy
party, Pena party and all the way from Sydney Australia the Prince
party, who I introduced to our poor boy sandwiches.
The past week has been
mostly families with kids. The numbers have not been great but
catering to their needs cuts down on the number of fish you are
going to catch, but makes it a more enjoyable day on the water for
the family. Its very hard to do a lot of moving when they are not
very good at casting, and it is tough on their small hands, but the
kids still caught some really nice fish. A lady fish will bring a
smile just as big as a redfish. Most of our fish have been caught
with shrimp under a cork, although we did have a couple of trips
where the gulps and glow beetle's worked really well. I don't know
if its just me but I think that Berkley changed their recipe on the
gulps. They are not as firm as they use to be and last no longer
than the soft plastics that I use. The fish have been scattered so
you have to do some running. Don't spend much time in one place. On
some days I have been running from Little Lake to Hackberry to Bay
Round , to Four Bayou, or those areas in reverse, whatever it takes.
I want to thank all our clients that fished with us the past week,
come back soon.
July 1, 2011 - July
13th, 2011 - The past week has been very hot. Most of the fish we have been
catching usually are caught before 10 am, after that the bite slows
down, especially the trout bite. You can still manage to pick up a
few reds by quickly trolling the banks before the noon hour. Our
clients for the past week were the Faison party, Keatly party,
Wilburn party, Scaffidi party, Legendre party, Heyen and Miller
party. Thanks for keeping us in business. Once again the kids had
wonderful trips, got to see aligators. Briley Miller caught her
biggest fish ever and we had a couple of days that included 20 plus
bass to go along with the reds and and trout. Check out our fishing
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June 24 - June
28, 2011 -For the last several days most
of our trips have been parents with their kids. The Young party,
Funderburk party, Porter party, Younger party, Lippman party and
Cotner party. Its been a mix bag of fish, some days more trout and
some days more reds. Glow Beetles under a cork have been the hot
bait for the trout and spinner baits, blk/chart and purple/wht have
been producing most of the reds.
June 7 - June 23,
2011 - Its been a busy 2 weeks. Here are
a few reports and thanks to our clients, the Miller party, Gerkin
party, Smith party, Matthews party, Parsons party, Nussbaum party,
Krug party and Pierdol party. On the calm mornings we have been
catching 30 to 50 trout early, mostly under the birds, just move
around and look for the larger fish. Glow
beetle's under a cork have been the hot bait. After a couple of
hours of trout fishing its off to find a few reds. The reds have
mostly been in the 16 to 20 inch range, best eating fish. Spinner
baits, Blk/chart and shrimp on the bottom. Out for the next seven
days, weather looks to be heating up, get out there early.
May 23 - June 6
2011 - Just trying to get caught up on
some of the past weeks trips, but with the hot weather and even
hotter fishing it has been tough to get to the computer to put all
of the reports together. Our clients were the Kling party, Franklin
party, Smith party, Purcell party, Hatin party, Barron party, Lilly
party and the Stickman party. Its been mostly redfish because thatís
what our customers want, but we have been picking up a few trout on
the side to throw in the box. The trout are out there if you have
the right conditions to fish for them, shrimp and birds are
everywhere, just pick threw the little ones and you should have a
nice mess for a fish fry. The best spots for trout have been around
St. Mary's Point, Grand Bayou, Manilla Village, Bay Five, Creole
Bay, and the Cat Islands. Gulp Shrimp under a cork has been the bait
of choice lately, and the good ole White Sparkle Beetle both fished
under a popping cork. The redifsh bite has been really strong with
most fish coming from the Little Lake, Bay Round and Lake Hermitage
areas. We have been fishing mainly with spinner bait, purple and
gold, or shrimp under a cork or shrimp on the bottom. The key to
finding fish is to go looking, don't sit in one spot for more that
10 minutes. Keep moving and eventually you will hit the good spot.
Hope everyone enjoys the little break in the wind, the heat is on,
so get out early and don't forget the sunscreen. And Good Luck to
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May 16 - May 23,
2011 - I would like to thank our clients
from this past week. The Desoto party, Barron party, Hunt party,
Fife party. Fishing has been a challenge with very few calm days in
the past several weeks. Will this wind ever blow itself out? I feel
bad for the offshore guys. We have been unable to fish many area's
that we normally fish this time of the year that I know would be
very productive spots, but you can't beat the customers to death
trying to cross all of the rough water. We are trying our best to do
what we can do fishing what I call small water. You just have to
play the hand that is dealt to you. Little Lake, Turtle Bay, Bay
Round, Lake Laurie, Bay Five, Ponds towards Lake Hermitage and Bayou
Dupont has been the best spots as of late. Still fishing with shrimp
under a cork, gulps under a cork, and spinner baits. Hopefully my
next report will say trout, trout and more trout. But until then,
you can find us in the marsh.
May 5 - May 15,
With the winds calming down, the past few days have made for some awesome
fishing. Its been mostly mix bags, but on the calmer days we have been
catching 50 to 60 trout close to the beach. The reds and drum have been
coming from the small interior lakes and bays. Berkley gulps and shrimp
under a cork for the reds and gulps , glow beetles under a cork and
glow/chart H&H cocahoes on the bottom for the trout.
I would like to thank our clients this past week, Jim Schill and the boys
from Texas who fish with Capt. Barry and I every year. The Lee Demoss party
who were staying at the lodge, I believe we have made some new friends. The
Bayer party, Dunlap party, Taylor party, the Fanning`s who fish with me
during Jazz Fest and the Learned family, John, Barbara, Mel and Wendy who
fill the chest with fish on Monday. Thanks again guys you are giving us hope
after this BP mess.
April 27th - May 4
After a couple of
awesome redfishing days things returned to normal. A mix bags of fish,
reds ,drum, trout and a few catfish. The conditions have made shrimp
under a cork a must, although we have been catching some fish,
especially trout, on gulps under a cork. This is probably the first time
in 17 years of being a fishing guide that I have used this much bait
shrimp this time of the year. Its normally a winter pattern for me.
Current points , calm coves and small individual islands in the marsh
have been producing most of our fish. Stick and move, you can`t wait for
the fish to come to you. Thanks to all our clients this past week. The
Ethridge`s, Scott and Nona ,Mike Doyle all the way from England, the
Younger party, the Rogowski`s and the Bradley party.
April 21st - April
It's been a couple very
goods days for Capt. Barry and I. The last
several trips have produced limits of redfish with a couple other
species thrown in. Today Capt. Barry had the Mike Kosse party and I had
the Prima Patterson party. Grandma took the kids fishing when they were
young so for her birthday the grand kids gave her a fishing trip to
remember. Once again we caught fish on just about anything, shrimp under
a cork, shrimp on the bottom, gulps and spinner baits. Out again
tomorrow if the weather holds.
April 12th thru 20th
I guess the only
good thing about the strong winds that we have been having for the last
couple of weeks is no gnats, and from most predictions its going to be
blowing for several more days. Its just makes it tough for some of the
novice fisherman we take out.
I would like to thank Mike Norman and his son, The Desoto and Gill
party. Mike Desoto fishes with me a couple times a year and the first
day was probably the worst conditions he has ever fished in. Thanks also
to Joe and Connie Smith and their friends Tommy and Heather. We had to
cut the first day short due to Joe getting sick. (hope your feeling
While most fish have
been caught on spinner baits, blk/chart, and gulps under a cork, we have
been throwing dead shrimp under a cork on some of the very windy days.
We will do what ever it takes to put some fish in the boat!!
April 4th thru 11th
The past week of fishing
produced another mix bag of fish. Reds, drum, bass and a mess of trout.
Believe it or not the largest trout were caught on a junebug 71/2 inch
culprit worm fishing for bass. Maybe I should try it when we are fishing
for trout. I would like to thank Mike, Mike and Bob with the Puente
party, Warren and Warren Nichols Jr., the Kracht party and the Bugg
family, David, Anne, Josh and Annabelle. The kids had a great time
catching redfish and drum, their smiles say it all. We will be fishing
for bass the next couple of days, may be tough on this front with a
couple of blue bird days in the forecast.
April 2nd and 3rd -2011
Saturday trip with
Charles Ferlisi, a catch and release day with several nice reds and a
mess of trout. On Sunday I had the Williford`s and with the wind back to
its normal 25 knots our options were very few. 20 plus trout and 1 red
for a very tough day. All fish caught on Berkley gulps tightlining and
under a cork.
March 31, 2011
The fishing still
remains up and down. As long as these fronts keep pushing through it
probably will remain that way. Areas we fish one day produce no fish on
the next day. Its been a run and gun type of fishing.
Thanks to all the
clients that fished with us this past couple of weeks, Fryburg party,
Connally party, Krucie party, Tomlin party, MvVey party, Coffin party,
Houpert party and Allan Yetter who fished with me on Thursday.
Spinnerbaits and Berkley gulps have been producing most of the fish. The
gulp fished 18 inches under a cork has been a hot bait for me this past
March 20, 2011
Finally a couple of great fishing
days, weather also. I would like to
thank the Findlay party, Trussell party, the PODS group with four boats
on Saturday and the Sims who fished with me on Sunday. A mix bag of fish
from 15 to 25 on each day with my best day on Sunday boating over 25
reds. Trout on beetles and berkley gulps and the reds on spinner baits,
biggest fish of the week a 21lb red caught on Tuesday.
March 14, 2011
Another up and down week
of fishing. Windy conditions have made for some tough fishing, but we
did manage to get a couple of good days at the end of the week. The
Pfrommer party, Everitt party, and the Byrd party were groups that
fished with us this past week. Mostly reds and a few bass on spinner
baits for most of the week. On Sunday Capt. Barry had a couple of reds
and 29 trout caught on beetle`s under a cork. Fishing should get better
as summer arrives.
March 1st -9th 2011
Fishing the last 8 or 10
days has been up and down just like the weather. I would like to thank
all of our groups from the last two weeks, Selman party, Buth party,
Dixon party, Holthaus party, O`brien party and the Hallissey party.
Just about all of our
fish have been caught on spinner baits black/chart. The weather has been
making it tough to fish areas that we normally fish at this time of the
year. Hopefully we will get into out summer pattern sometime next month.
Out the next couple of days, windy Thursday but it looks good for the
February 2011 -What a great month it has turned out to be. Usually we don't start seeing the temperatures start to warm up till the very end of the month and into March. After this years blistering cold winter, we were very fortunate to have an early warming trend. With the fish being dormant for so long, this spike in the water temperature had the fish going crazy. We had many groups this month absolutely hammer the fish. Whether is was reds or trout, all species were cooperating. The best surpise this month has been the insane Bass bite.
As exclamated by the Bassmasters Classic setting all time records in our backyard. Congrats to Kevin Vandam on his 4th title. Truly amazing catching a 4.5 pound average. I would like to thank all of the customers that we had this month, we appreciate all of you, and hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.
We caught the bulk of our redfish this month in Turtle Bay, Coffee Bay, Brussels Lake, and Little Lake. Most of the redfish were caught on black and chartreuse cocahoes with a spinner, or tightlined. We found a couple nice schools also which allowed us to sit on anchor and throw shrimp under a cork and basically catch them on every cast.
The speckled trout came from the same areas as well, fishing glow beetles, or Gulf Shrimp under a cork, or tightlined. As we transition into March the tide will start getting higher and higher. The redfish will eventually start working themselves into the marsh, and around larger cuts that feed the area lakes and bays. The trout should hang around this month, but they should begin to start working their way south towards the gulf over the coming weeks.
The bass fishing hasn't even peaked yet, but most fish are starting to get on all of the flats of the local bays and preparing to spawn. With water temps around 60-62 wont be long before the spawing peaks. If you would like to get on the books, please call and let me know.
Thanks, Capt. EJ
January 25-30, 2011 - Another fantastic
weekend for fishing down in Lafitte. With the warmer weather and west
winds, the redfish and bass were easy catches. We didn't have any
customers who wanted to search for trout since they were essentially
catching redfish on almost every cast. We ended up fishing in the Little
Lake area on the southwest side. Water was clear, and the fish were
stacked up in the grass beds. All fish were caught on GULP shrimp tight
lined on the bottom, or black and chartreuse cocahoes tight lined on the
Since my brother and I
both had the day off yesterday, instead lounging around the house, we
decided to go and make a quick little bass trip. In less than 2 hours,
we caught 20 gorgeous fish up to 3 pounds all on spinner baits. All fish
were released to fight another day. Talk about fun!
January 2011 - Great
start to the New Year!
Its been several months
since we have posted any fishing reports. Its not that we have not been
fishing, its just a lot of things that I have been trying to get ready
for this year. At the end of this month I will have lodging for up to 16
people. Two great places on the water that will lodge 8 persons each. We
should have some pictures of both places on my website by the end of the
month. Our two day fishing packages are a deal that can't be beat. We
have the lodging and Jan's is ready to cook your catch. Here are a few
pictures of some of our recent trips. Once again my clients from New
York, John, Larry, Ed and Karl joined me for a three day excursion.
January is usually tough to get three good days in a row, but this year
turned out to be perfect . Trout the first day, trout and reds the
second day and reds and more reds on the third day. Now hopefully the
oil problems are over with and we can get back to fishing. We just need
lots of clients to come on down. Capt. E.J
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