Good afternoon fishing in the Delacroix marsh. The trout were hungry and my guests were eager to catch a mess. We tried several spots that are usually good this time of year. The freshwater diversion has been running at a minimal rate the last week and the water color and salinity was just right. We hooked nothing but grass and more grass. The fish were not working the deep holes in the area. We shifted gears and found quality trout – 1.5 – 3 Lbs., drifting across a shallow interior lake. These fish were aggressively attacking artificial cocahoes in 3 feet of water. We tried the drift and drag technique, which worked, but casting toward the drift was the ticket. The fish wanted the lure slow rolled back up current. The lure color did not seem to matter, but we used alvacado, purple w/chartreuse tail and smoke w/red tail with equal success. 1/4 and 3/8 ounce jigheads worked well with the 3/8 casting much further. The fishing action was steady up until 30 minutes before dark when the action slowed. Usually the action explodes at dark, but the tide had stopped and the wind died down which stopped the water movement. We got back to the marina just as darkness had taken over. The afternoon trip was a nice change of pace and there is nothing like being the only boat in the lake watching a bayou sunset. It is to get warm next week which should push the water temp up significantly. This will keep the fish in the shallow lakes, but not too far from the holes. The diversion is to be opened back up for a pulse study next week so get them while you can. Good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat