May 31, 2005 - Jeremy Brekke
and his father Dale joined me today on their first red fishing
trip in Louisiana. With lots of rain in the forcast we decided
to check out the weather conditions this morning before showing
up at the dock. I gave them a call around 7 am and told them to
get here quick, we should have an open window for about 4 or 5
hours. Off we went in search of red fish. The first spot
produced 3 or 4 but the second spot was as far as we needed to
go landing over 25 with several break offs. 10 reds, 1 drum and
2 floulder made the trip back to New Orleans for dinner. I will
be on vacation for the next 7 days in DC at the Vietnam Wall
,Virginia and Gettysburg. I will try and post reports from our
other guides if possible. Till then good fishing to all.
May 30, 2005 -
All Trips from today were cancelled
because of bad weather.
May 29, 2005 - Today I had
pleasure of fishing with Travis and Connie Lejeune from Sunset
La. a part of our Louisian cajun country. After not much trout
action yesterday we decided to go chase red fish and after the
day they had it proved to be the right move. By 9am we had our
limit and caught and released another 15 after. As we always say
a picture does not lie so guess who caught the big fish.
Hopefully we will do it again. See you on the water.
May 28, 2005 - Chris Donnellan
and Matt Meyer joined me today on a perfect trout morning but it
did not work out. No takers on plastic anyway so it was off to
find some red fish and we ended the day with a limit and a few
May 27, 2005 - John Baier and
Jody Hershey joined me today for some southeast Louisiana
fishing. After a rather slow start things picked up. Jody had
big trout at 22 inches and John had big fish with a 10lb red .
They left Lafitte with several bags of fillets to take back to
May 26, 2005 - (Morning Trip)
Gerald Hill, Josh and Charles Zinner had fished with
Capt. Bobby yesterday and had caught a mess of trout and only
one red fish. Today we tried to target only reds and by the end
of the day we had managed to catch 9 or 10 reds and a few trout
with the fish of the day going to Josh , a 30 inch 10lb plus
beauty. All fish were released to fight another day.
Evening Trip - Larry Ghigo and
Jana Stephens joined me for an afternoon trip. Knowing we had a
good tide range this afternoon I decided to give the trout a try
and it paid off. We boated over 35 with 5 of them and one small
red making the trip to Jans for dinner. A long day for me and
out again tomorrow. See you on the water.
May 25, 2005 - The Rousseau
brothers, Don and Robert joined me today. I had fished with Don
last week when the redfish were on, but today we struggled to
put three in the boat. Thankfully the 20 trout we caught put us
on the map. Most of the trout were caught on top water which put
some excitement in the day. We also brought some of the fish to
Jans and had it cooked up for lunch. Thanks again guys looking
forward to doing it again.
May 24, 2005 -Mike Miscio
and Granville Adams joined me today. The fishing was slow but we
did manage to catch a mess of trout and four red fish. We did
not get a bite after 11am .Low water and northwest windsjust
shut them down. Come on southeast winds.
May 23, 2005 - The past week
and a half has produced some great limits of red fish, until
today that is. Scott Ross, Keith Lacko and I fished for two
hours in the area that I have been catching limits of reds
without a bite. The northwest winds just shut them down. We
decided to make a rather long boat ride and it paid off with 6
nice reds and over 20 trout. The reds were all caught on spinner
baits and the trout with a beetle under a cork.
May 20, 2005 - The last
several days have produced some great red fishing. Good weather
and not much fishing pressure in the area that I have been
fishing has turned up limits of reds with a few trout to go
along with them. Today Don, Sue and Sandra had several double
hook ups with several fish over 9lbs. The girls landed two 9
pounders at the same time as you can see in the picture. We only
kept a few trout and two small reds for lunch at Jan`s which was
enjoyed by all. Great trip guys, thanks for lunch and looking
forward to doing it again .
May 19, 2005 - My second day
with the Keller`s, Don & Don Jr. turned out to be as good as
the first. The red fish tour guys would have liked to have had
these two fish. Both fish just under 27 inches tail spread going
9.8lbs and 9.3lbs. Another limit of reds all caught on spinner
baits, only one trout today although we were after reds. Enjoyed
fishing with you both, hopefully we will do it again. Thanks
May 18, 2005 - Today I had
the pleasure fishing with two fellow veterans, Mr don Keller and
his son Don Jr. It was their first time fishing for red fish in
Louisiana. The weather today was beautiful, with light winds and
very clean water they boated theit limit of reds by 11 am and
also had a handfull of trout . All fish were caught on spinner
baits in shallow water..
May 16, 2005 - Had the
pleasure of fishing with Karen Johnson And Warren Boler. This
was their first red fishing trip and what a great day it turned
out to be. Karen wanted to stay at the Victoria Inn and read a
book but was very happy she came on the trip. Today was a mixbag
of fish, 8 reds, 4 drum, 1 bay snapper, 1 stingray and a bunch
of hardheads. Shrimp under a cork was the bait of the day and
once again girls rule as you can see who has big fish.
May 14, 2005 - Corby Rusk and
Jill Setter from Florida joined me today. Fishing was slower
than its been the past few days but we still managed to catch a
limit of reds and a few trout. Corby boated the first three fish
but Jill came on strong in the end and landed the big fish for
the day. Once again all fish were caught on spinner baits.
Capt. Mike had
Laura Price ,Erika and Ricky Porter from Mississippi. They had a
mix bag of reds, drum, a trout and one bay snapper. Their bigger
fish were caught on spoons, the largest being 14 lbs which was
caught by Erika. Once again the girls rule.
May 13, 2005 - Meghan, Andrew
and Daniel started the morning off by dropping the first 4 or 5
fish. We just could not get a fish in the boat , then Andrew
got the hot hand by boating the next 5 or 6 redfish then
everyone got into the game and started to produce. Nice people,
good fishing , beautiful weather makes for a great day.
May 12, 2005 - Betsy and Bob
who were staying at the Victoria Inn joined me on an afternoon
trip.The last afternoon trip I did was not too productive. Today
turned out to be a lot different catching over a limit of reds
with several over 27 inches. Only one medium size one was kept
for dinner at the Victoria Inn. Great fishing and have a safe
trip back to California.
May 11, 2005- The Anderson
family fishing trip, Octarve and Lance from Georgia and Byron
and Dennis from New Orleans. Today was their first time fishing
redfish with spinner baits and for their first time what a box
of fish they caught. They left the marina with 4 gallon bags of
fillets for the family fish fry. Here are the guys with four 27
May 9, 2005 -
My clients Anna and Keith were married at
the Victoria Inn yesterday and today was their honeymoon fishing
trip. We got a rather late start leaving the dock at 7am, who
wants to get up early on their honeymoon. Weather wise, today
was as good as it gets, and with a little luck we found the red
fish on our second stop. By noon we had boated 21 reds and one
keeper trout. 9 of the fish went over 27 inches with a 31 inch
one at 12lbs. All fish were caught
in shallow ponds and all fell to spinner baits. Happy Honeymoon
Anna & Keith.
May 8, 2005 - My clients
today were Chris and Lisa Reitz from Shawnee, Kansas. Lisa
wanted everyone to know that she caught the 30lb drum. She just
let Chris reel it in. We also had a nice mess of redfish with
most of them in the 22 to 24 inch range. All fish fell to
spinner baits except for the drum which was caught on crab. A
Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there.
May 7, 2005 - Kevin, John
and Ken from Mississippi joined me on today. Our ride to
Barataria Bay ended up being a bust. Rough and muddy water sent
us back in the ponds in search of redfish. Here is Ken with the
fish of the day, and the group with a few more.
Capt. Bobby and Capt.Keith were also out on Saturday. Every boat
had a good showing of red fish and a few trout. Out again
tomorrow for mothers day.
May 6, 2005 - Friday
afternoon photo shoot. We also do private swamp tours for 1 to 6
persons. Give us a call if you would like to see the sunset from
May 5, 2005 - Francois,
Charles and I left the dock at 2:30. Having to be back at 6 pm I
made a short run to lake Salvador. Here are the guys with a
couple of reds that we caught. The reds were released to fight
another day but I did keep a 2lb flounder we caught for dinner
April 30, 2005 - My
clients Keith and Elizabeth from St. Joseph Mo. battled strong
winds and by 10:30 lots of rain. We tried to wait it out but
when lightning hit about a 100 feet from the boat it was time to
run for the border. They did manage a nice mess of reds and a
half dozen bass. Liz had the fish of the day with a 15 pounder.
April 29, 2005 - Today I had
the pleasure of fishing with David and Nancy Smith from Tennesee
on their first red fishing trip. Even with the strong winds it
turned out to be a very good day boating over a dozen with 10
making the trip back home. All fish were caught on spinner
baits, junebug/ char, tried the spoon with no sucess.
(David Smith's Testomonial)
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