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Fishing forecast for May
- Summer is almost upon us, and the fish have arrived. Redfish
are still constant catches when the wind isn't howling. The Reds are
starting to show up in the duck ponds as the tides are getting higher,
and grass is getting thicker. The next 6 months should begin fabulous
fishing with the approach of Summer, spawning, and the shrimp season.
Our calendar is filling up fast, book your trip now!
April 30, 2012
Today I had Mike Mercer and
his dad, Due to the heat the customers only wanted to fish till 10am. They
caught a few redfish and a few trout. They also had a flounder. The redfish
were caught on spinner baits and the trout we caught on gulps under a cork.
April 29, 2012
Took today off since the
boat blessing was going on in Lafitte today. The bayou is always filled with
many boaters. I decided to spend my day at the 2012 Zurich Classic of New
Orleans out at TPC Louisiana enjoying some golf with my 2 sons and their
wives. The bloody marys were great and it was an exciting finish. Congrats
to Jason Dufner.
April 28, 2012
Today I had the Percle party
on a morning trip. The wind was still blowing from Friday afternoon which
made conditions difficult. Finding clean water is the ticket. The group
finished up with a mix bag of fish caught on spinner baits and glow beetles
under a cork.
April 27, 2012
Today we did an afternoon
trip with the Finan party. The winds were howling and fishing late in the
afternoon didn't produce many fish. They decided to keep enough for dinner
and released the rest to fight another day.
April 26, 2012
Today, I had the Charles
Seabourne party from Texas. It was a pretty windy day but the trout were
still biting so they guys managed to boat a nice mess of trout. DeeAnn
Troutman who fished with Capt. Barry had the big redfish of the day. The
redfish were biting on #4 H&H Spinners with Black and Chartreuse salty
grubs. The trout were biting on glow beetles under a cork.
April 25, 2012
Three boats out today, Capt
Mike D, Capt Mike J and Capt Dave had the Ross Meyers party. I had Bill
Korby who was on his honeymoon fishing trip. Capt. Mike J had mostly trout,
Capt Dave had reds, Capt. Mike D and I had a mix bag of trout and reds.
Spoons and spinner baits for the reds and beetles under a cork for the
trout. Out again tomorrow.
April 24, 2012
Tuesday I had the pleasure
of guiding the Brown family, Jenn, Trey and Tracey. Everything today was big
or small and not much in the middle. Trey had the big fish of the day, an
awesome 12lb redfish. All fish caught on gulps under a cork. Capt. Barry,
Capt. Dave and Capt. Austin had the Brian Roth party catching a mix bag of
reds , trout and a few flounder. If anyone from the Roth party has pictures
from today, please email them to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to post them to this report.
April 22, 2012
Cancelled today due to weather conditions.
April 20, 2012
5 boats outs today. Capt. Barry and I had the DeSoto Party. Capt, Dave,
Donavan and Austin had the Botsford party. All boats had a great day of
fishing. The best fish of the day went to Cristie with her biggest fish
ever, a 12lb plus red, you go girl. Still rounding a up a few pictures, will
post them when I can.
April 19, 2012
Today, I had Dave Bristol
and his friend Craig. It was mostly a
trout day, with a few reds towards the end of the day. Fished a little
further down South compared to recently and from the bite we found, it looks
like May is going to be a fabulous month. The guys only kept a few
trout for lunch at Jan`s.
April 14th - April
18th - Vacation
April 13, 2012
Today Capt. Barry had the
Carlson party, Capt. Mike had the Albritten party and I had the Dupris
party. It was a tough day for all of us because of the windy conditions, but
with a stick and move game plan we all managed to put a mess of fish in the
boat. Mike's boat caught their fish on Spinner baits and Capt. Barry
and I fished Berkley Gulp shrimp under a cork.
The weather outlook this weekend looks like another repeat
of today. Winds tomorrow are expected to be 20-25 mph. We'll mostly hideout
back in the marshes with a high tide and see if we can get some of the
redfish that will be lurking in the shallow water ponds.
April 11-12, 2012
A couple of tough days on
the water. Wednesday the Smith kids with a couple of nice reds and on
Thursday David and his mom Donna. David's first time red fishing was a charm
produced an awesome 10 pounder.
April 10, 2012
Today I had the pleasure of
fishing with Tony Mangano and his son Tony Jr. Capt. Jason also had a father
and son team the Armstrong's, they caught a mix bag of reds and trout. It
was a stick and move kind of morning for us, picking up 1 or 2 fish here and
there at each spot, but as the morning came to an end 18 to 20 fish were
landed with the best one going 12lbs. All fish caught on spinner baits and
gulps under a cork and all fish on both boats released to fight another day.
April 9, 2012
Last Day of Easter Vacation
for me so I decided to take my wife and grand daughter who is on spring
break from school out for some midday fun. We left the dock about 12:30 p.m.
and only stayed out for a few hours. We were able to get on a few redfish
but the midday bite was not great as expected. We just enjoyed being out on
the water. Back to work tomorrow.
April 8, 2012
On Easter Sunday we
headed up to McComb, MS to enjoy the wonderful weather and a day off. We
decided to do some fishing in our pond and my 2 grandkids had a great
time. My youngest grandchild, Dylan, Caught his first fish ever on a
Car's Movie fishing Pole! I really like how the fishing pole makes noise
(burns rubber) when casting.
April 6-7, 2012
Friday and Saturday turned
out to be a tough couple of days. The Burleigh family of Steve, Holly and
their son Chris fished hard to put a mix bag of fish in the box. Capt.
Dave's party, the Britt`s, had even a tougher day only boating a few for the
box, but he did manage a better catch with the Hessel party on Saturday.
Spinner baits and shrimp under a cork for the reds and gulps under a cork
for the trout.
April 5, 2012
Robert Shoemaker said his
wife was just coming along for the ride so I told him to get her a license
just in case she decides to make a few cast. It was only her second time
fishing and she caught twice as many fish as the boys. Spinner baits and
shrimp under a cork. With a late start around 9:30 the shrimp proved to be
the bait of the day.
April 4, 2012
Cancelled today due to Weather Conditions
April 3, 2012
Three boats out today all
catching limits of redfish and a few trout for dinner. Capt Barry had the
Mattingly party, Capt. Mike had the Paton party and I had Jim Ziebart and
his son Brian. All boats fished in the ponds throwing spinnerbaits in blk/chart.
I was able to get a couple of pictures of the smaller fish before my camera
battery died, but the customers will send me some pictures of the bigger
fish in a couple of days and we will post them then. Out again tomorrow with
Jim and Brian.
April 2, 2012
Day two with the Beatty
party turned out as good as Saturday. I would like to thank Jerry, Nate,
Rob, Ray and Jerry from Dearborn, Michigan for spending three days with us.
Also Danny Zoeller and his group for a couple days of fishing. Once again it
was spinner baits for the reds and gulps under a cork for the trout. Capt.
Barry's boat had 20 plus beautiful trout to go along with a mess of redfish.
Nate won big fish with an 11 pounder. Capt. Mike caught and released another
15 plus redfish. Thanks everyone for a great weekend.
April 1, 2012
Just a few more pictures
from the weekend trips. We had the Lechtenberg party, Beatty party and Danny
Zoeller who's group couldn't make it due to a rough night on Bourbon Street
(it happens!), but him and I had a great time. Hopefully they will make the
second day on Monday. All fish caught on spinner baits in less than 2 feet
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