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Fishing forecast for August 2012-  This is generally one of the best fishing months of the year. The speckled trout move much farther inland, and already are starting to show their yellow mouths. The first cool fronts of the year have been coming through slowly but surely. The redfish action is still as hot as the last two months. As long as the weather stays nice like it is, we are in for a treat this month. Book your trip now!!!

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Hurricane Isaac Aftermath

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Captain E.J. Plaisance Jr. USCG Licensed Captain


August 23-Sept. 3rd, 2012

Now that I have internet service and power back on, I can post the trips just before Hurricane Isaac came through.

We had the Jeff Burns party, Kathy George party, Joey Fontenot party and the Mark Hall party. All fish caught on spoons and spinner baits, but the hot bait just before the storm was the Berkley natural gulp under a cork.

Every charter that I had booked thru September 15th has cancelled.

Fishing should be good in a few days so hopefully we will get some calls and get back to work.


August 22, 2012

Tuesday trip with the David Fails party. David is a fishing guide from up north and wanted to give our redfish a try. As you can see its all smiles. All fish caught on spinner baits with black/chartreuse plastics using Falcon Coastal rods and Falcon 2500 Volt Reels.


August 13 - 21, 2012

With a few open days on the schedule and having to cancel 6 charters dues to adverse weather conditions over the last week, we haven't had much to report on. When the weather is allowing us to get on the water, the fishing is great. Capt. Barry and I headed out Sunday afternoon in the rain to try some of our favorite fishing. We made it out to our Bass fishing holes about 2:30pm yesterday afternoon. It rained steady the entire time. The rain didn't bother us though as we were able to land about 35 BASS in just a few hours. The forecast this week looks like an improvement on the weather. Stay tuned as we get back on the action.

Capt. EJ




August 9 - 12, 2012

The weather hasn't given us much fishing time the past several days. The fish are out there if you have time to fish for them. I would like to thank the  Grant party, Young party and the DiVittes party for fishing with us. Most fish caught on spoons, spinner baits, and with the kids, shrimp under a cork.


August 8, 2012

Capt. Barry had Jason and Rachael from Atlanta today. The group did very well and they kept their limit of smaller fish and threw back the horses shown below.


August 7, 2012

Day three with Chuck and Tom. It was back to redfish which proved to be the way to go. The bite was good early and slowed down by mid morning. All fish caught on spoons and swim baits.


August 5-6, 2012

On day one it was all redfish with Chuck Shimataro, his son Kyle and
friend Tom. Day two only Tom and Chuck fished so we headed south to catch a few trout before hitting the banks for redfish. Beetles under a cork and swim baits for the trout. Swim baits and spinner baits for the reds. Out again tomorrow for day three.


August 4, 2012

I had a father/son tandem on Saturday morning. The weather started out rainy from the time we picked them up at the hotel. We got out on the water and the weather really got bad. We headed back into the dock and decided to cancel the rest of the trip. We are hoping to reschedule for another day this week


August 3, 2012

Today Capt. Barry had the Mark Turner party and I had the Frank Williford party, Frank has fished with me several times in the past years. The bite was slow early, probably because of the full moon, but things picked up by mid morning. Once again it was the spinner bait that produced most of the fish.


August 1st - 2nd, 2012

Day two and three with the Bill Andrews party. On day two we tried the trout without much luck so it was back to the reds for day three. All fish caught on spoons and spinner baits, Blk/chart.

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