Fishing rodeo winning fish was the order of the day out of the Delacroix marsh. We started bright and early armed with live cocahoes and an assortment of artificial lures. The boat hit Black Bay at dawn to find dirty water and rough seas. We ventured deep into Breton Sound and found the clean, salty water that we were looking for. I set up on the lee side of a rig to get out of the rough seas and worked the edges with plastics and live cocahoes deep under a cork. Nice size trout fell for the artificial cocahoe with a slow roll presentation. The hot color was once again the smoke with a red tail on 1/4 and 3/8 ounce jigheads. The trout were all 2-3 lbs. Good fish, but these fish were not going to win first prize in the rodeo. The seas subsided and alowed us to get even further out into the sound. We worked several rigs and wellheads until we found the fish we were after, Bull redfish up to 30 lbs! These fish were hot and were mauling the live cocahoes carolina rigged on the bottom. My guests were all hooked up as soon as the baits hit the water. This repeated itself over and over again until they cried uncle. We released all but the potential winners to fight another day. We hit a few more spots on the way back in and picked up a few more trout and a nice sized flounder which may also make the prize board. The water outside is good, but the water at the close in rigs and the islands is dirty and fresh. I did not see any bird action in all our running today. Go long for the best results right now. Good weather and tides are predicted for the rest of the weekend. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat