Redfish were the only target today out of the Delacroix marsh. The weatherman was not even close with the forecast. The wind howled out of the SE at 18 knots with 2-3 foot seas on the outside. The water quickly dirtied with the brisk winds and strong incoming tide. We ventured outside, headed to work the shallow rigs for reds, but opted to stay in the outer bays and work the islands and windward coves. This proved to be the ticket to limits of redfish up to 24″. These fish wanted live cocahoes, finger mullet and dead shrimp 2-3 feet under corks. The bait shops on the island were sold out of live bait this morning, so I was lucky to be able to castnet up some live bait at the boat launch in between boat dippings. I was told that a new supply would be arriving this afternoon for Sundays trips. We caught one nice flounder along with the reds. I saw birds working in Bay Gardene, Bay Lafourche and around Belle Island. We did not drift to see what size trout were underneath. Looks like more wind for Sunday. The water was dirty outside, but still looked fine on the inside. Good trout numbers are still in the deep holes on the inside. If you cannot get outside, try the holes for an excellent chance at a trip saver. Good luck out there!

 

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat