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Fishing forecast for May

April was a great month for fishing! Many limits of redfish were caught, as well as many limits of speckled trout. The weather in Louisiana was very dry, and for the most parts winds were light. The water clarity has been outstanding, and I think it will continue with the low Mississippi River levels. Summertime southeast winds will push in the pretty green water from the gulf, so speckled trout limits should continue. Fishing strong tides this month should produce nice catches of reds, and specks. The shrimping season is in full swing so its a feeding frenzy out there; be sure to book your trip and get in on the action.

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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 throw backs.



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 Ohio.



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 inch reds.


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. Mike, 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 the bayou.


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 tomorrow night.


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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