Fishing forecast for July 2012- With Summer in full swing the action will continue to
improve almost on a daily basis. Speckled trout will be thick this
month, with the increase in all the shrimp and bait inshore. Usually a
40 minute run can put you i the thick of things. Redfish are still
plentiful, and they are a very short distance away, in all the duck
ponds, and on the edge of bays that has some grass. Call now to get it
on some of this great summer time action
*Please note that reports are only posted to the site with
July 31, 2012
Day one with the Bill
Andrews party. Things started off slow but after moving around we found some
reds feeding along the shoreline. All fish caught on spoons and spinnerbaits.
All I can say is the heat is on.
July 30, 2012
Today Capt. Barry had Matt, his dad Mike and
Judy on the boat. The group came from Arizona to enjoy catching some big
Louisiana redfish which is a great thing because the redfish bite was
Awesome this morning! The group caught about 20 or so keeper redfish and
released all of the really big ones to fight another day. They let us fillet
another 10 for their ice chests for the return home. Thanks for fishing with
us, we look forward to seeing you on the boat again!
Mike Mullin sent us this photo and we thought we
would share with everyone! Great picture! His comments were:
Attached is a picture I
took of the gator that was following us on Monday.Thanks again for the
trip. Matt, Judi and I had a blast. I have several co-workers now
itching to come out your way and see what its like to fish in real
July 29, 2012
Capt. Barry had Steven and his son Mike on
the boat today visiting us from Mississippi. The weather was extremely hot
and so was the fishing. The father/son team fished hard and easily got their
limit back to the dock.
July 28, 2012
Today, Capt. Barry had Rex and his 13 year
old son Same who came to Louisiana from Atlanta, GA to catch redfish for the
first time. The redfish were biting early but after 9am the redfish seemed o
go into hiding. We fished hard until about 11am when Sam caught a nice 28'
redfish for their 10th fish so they decided to call it a day. Their board
shot shows 9 fish because Sam was a true sportsman and gave a fish to a
fellow fisherman who was fishing from the pier that was not able to land any
fish up to that point in the day!
July 27, 2012
Today Capt. Barry had an AWESOME morning with
6 year old Drake and his father Kevin. Drake really had a great time reeling
in all of those BIG Redfish! The Father/Son group caught their limit of
redfish plus several more that they released to fight another day. Drake was
worn out and ended up sleeping on the cozy ride back to the dock. Also Capt.
Mike had the Greg Spangler party.
July 26, 2012
Today, Capt. Barry had James and his wife
Keri from Alabama. The husband and wife team had a great day on the water,
catching their limit of redfish and then some. Spinner baits and Spoons were
the bait of the day. The tandem wrestled the fish in using Falcon Coastal
rods and Falcon Volt 2500 Reels. Hope to see you guys again on the water!
July 25, 2012
Today, Capt. Barry had Doug Barr who was
visiting us from Cleveland, OH. The game plan today was redfish and speckled
trout. They headed down towards Barataria Bay but only found a few keeper
trout and some smaller fish so they decided to run back up towards the duck
ponds for a few redfish. Around 11:00 am, Doug had enough so we headed over
to Jan's Cajun Restaurant to enjoy the fish he caught.
July 22-29, 2012
Captain EJ will be on
Vacation out of the country until July 29th. Our business operations will
continue with several charters this week that Capt. Barry Plaisance and
fellow guides will be handling. We will have a slight delay in reports until
Capt. EJ returns. We will post any reports that come in from Capt. Barry in
July 21, 2012
The Mike Eisele party of
seven fished with Capt. Barry and I today. Weather conditions once again
kept us on the run but the guys managed to catch a mess of reds and trout
for lunch at Jan's. Congratulations to Mike for catching the biggest red,
12lbs, and also the one with the most spots. All fish caught on spinner
baits, blk/chart was the color combo using Falcon coastal rods and Volt 2500
July 19-20, 2012
Donna and Steve Bailey
fished with me the last two days. Wednesday was redfish day and it was as
though they were extinct. A couple reds caught by Donna and that's it. On
Thursday we headed south to try and find some trout and when we finally
found a few the thunderstorms ran us off. It was back to back very slow days
and us doing more fishing than catching. Thanks guys and have a safe trip
back to Georgia.
July 18, 2012
Capt. Barry and I fished today. Capt. Barry
decided to go fish speckled trout and I tried to see if we could find where
the redfish had moved to. Boy was that a mistake for me. After running all
over the redfish bite that has been phenomenal the last month has slowed to
a crawl. (temporary I'm sure) We finished with 2 redfish total. I have the
same group tomorrow and we will go after the speckled trout since the bite
has been heating up. for all the great days of fishing we have, occasionally
the "biting" of the fish sometimes just don't cooperate. That's Fishing!
Capt. Barry had Chris and his 6 year old son
Miles today and they had a great day speckled trout fishing. They caught
plenty of speckled trout and they put 40 keepers in the boat. Not bad for a
father and young son tandem. As you can see below, Miles was worn out from
reeling in all the speckled trout! He ended up enjoying the comfortable ride
in with a nap.
July 17, 2012
Kevin Kubicek family from
Texas. Hot,hot,hot was the temps today. One lonesome redfish, a mess of
trout and three times that many throwbacks. Glow and sparkle beetles under a
July 15, 2012
Mike DeSoto decided last minute to fish with
me one more time. Sunday morning we left the dock and it was a carbon copy
of Saturday's trip. Dodging squalls and picking up a few fish at each spot.
I apologize for not having a picture for today as I forgot the camera at
home! Thanks Mike for fishing with us! We always enjoy having your group
down on the bayou.
July 14, 2012
Today, the Mike DeSoto party
finished with a nice board of redfish. The group has fished with us many
times before. They are enjoying the weekend at our Lodge. Thunderstorms ran
us around for last two days h which meant the fishing was a bit slower. All
fish caught on H&H spinnerbaits and spoons using Falcon Coastal Rods and
Volt 2500 Reels.
July 12, 2012
After taking a few days off so I could get some work done
up at my Farm in Mississippi, I was back on the water today
My clients today the Peel
family from Florida. Steve, Kacy and their two sons Austin and Reilly. They
ask me what may we expect to catch and I said redfish and maybe a bass or
two and that's it. Well they caught a few trout, sail cat, channel cat and a
flounder, odd for where we were fishing and all caught on spoons. 4 reds in
the 12 pound class a mess of medium size fish and a few small ones kept for
lunch at Jan's. Thanks guys and have a safe trip back to Florida.
July 9, 2012
Today I had the pleasure of
fishing with Stephanie and R.J. Rockwell from Los Angeles, California. Our
first stop was our last stop. All fish caught on spoons using Falcon Coastal
Rods and Falcon 2500 Volt Reels. and all fish were released to fight another
July 8, 2012
Day two with Connie, Joe and
Carrie Smith. It was a carbon copy of yesterday, stick and move not only to
find fish but run from many thunderstorms. All fish caught on spinner baits
,blk/chart and tightlining 1/4 oz. blk/chart H&H cocahoes.
July 7, 2012
Day one with Connie, Joe
Smith and their daughter Carrie. They are spending a couple of days in the
lodge. The pattern today was stick and move, one here and one their,
although most of the trout were caught in the same spot. Spinner baits and
tight lining blk/chart H&H cocahoes were the only baits used today. Out
tomorrow with the same family.
July 6, 2012
Slow redfish bite this
morning. Jeff Burns and his son Caleb managed
to boat 11 keepers with one 12 pounder released to fight another day. All
fish caught on spoons. Lots of boats on the water this morning and a bright
moon last night made for a tough day.
Also Capt. Barry had Doug and his son Wes from New
Orleans. The bite was slow, but these guys pulled out their limits of
July 4, 2012
July 3, 2012
Another awesome red fishing
day in Lafitte. My clients Butch Diaz and his friend Carlo made an quick
morning for me. Finished catching and cleaning before 9am. All fish today
caught on spoons, must be an every other day thing. Yesterday it was all
July 2, 2012
don't know how long the red fishing is going to last, but its been off the
charts. Its been a while since I have caught this many reds for this many
days. It hasn't been limits, but numbers. My clients today Scott Pulliam and
his two sons, Chandler and Rob made a short morning of it making it back to
the dock before heat kicked in. All fish today caught on Black/chart spinner
Also, Capt. Barry had
Ronald Saucier and his grandson Mirko Bezmalinovic for some red fish
catching. They caught their limit and release many many more.
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