What a difference a day makes! The trout really fed today in the Delacroix marsh. My guests were treated to ESE winds up to 20K and stained water conditions. The fish did not seem to mind. We targeted deep passes between lakes with the incoming tide. The water depth was 22 feet and the bottom was heavyly oyster lined. The trout wanted live cocahoe minnows on 1/4 ounce jigheads slow rolled on the bottom. We also picked a good number of fish on the artificial cocahoe in smoke w/red tail. The live outfished the plastic today hands down. The trout were very subtle in the pick up and were not running with the bait at all. A light twitch, a slight pressure difference or limp line tension were the only clues to your lure getting mauled. The trout were 12-18″ with few throwbacks. One lone bull red ventured down the trough and was picked up a live cocahoe – 29″. The fish bit better in the afternoon session than the morning. The fish are still feeding with the full moon and are most active early and late. Wednesday calls for rain, but the rest of the week looks good. Good luck out there this week.
Captain Jeff J. Dauzat