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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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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
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.
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
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
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