Big fish bite this morning out of the Delacroix marsh. It was a little rough out in Breton Sound, but the fish were active. The big sow trout were all 2 – 5 lbs. and fell for our offerings of live shrimp on the bottom and artificial cocahoes slow rolled along the bottom. The artificial outfished the live today. The live shrimp were presented carolina rigged and on jigheads. The hot colors for the artificial lures were alvacado and smoke w/red tail. The trout were subtle in the pickup, but put up quite a fight once hooked. The fish were holding both upcurrent and downcurrent of rigs and wellheads in mid Sound. We worked the fish into a frenzy several different times and had multiple double and triple hookups. Surprisingly, we only lost one trout right at the boat. The bite ended as the seas built up mid morning and we ventured back to the outer bay marsh areas to work some redfish. The reds were scattered, but working windward coves and points paid off with a couple of bulls and a couple of limits of 18″ fish. The black drum and sheepshead were working the drags as well. Live shrimp 2 feet under a cork was the ticket for the redfish action. We only saw a couple of flocks of birds today and the fish were 10-12″. Too small to fool with. The water is nice in the northern and eastern parts of the Sound. The Southern areas are dirty with river water. The weather looks good for the next few days into the weekend. It will be a good time to get out and enjoy some excellent trout/redfish action. Good luck. Thanks Captain Steve!
Captain Jeff J. Dauzat