Delacroix Report 11/1/2016

It has been a while since last post, the fishing has been poor at best and I have been rescheduling most trips to get into the better fishing times. Today’s trip was rescheduled twice to get to this point and I’m glad we finally made it out. My guests were treated to light winds out of the East and much better water conditions. We hit a spot where a deep bayou drains into a small lake with a moderate falling tide. As soon as we glided around the last curve in the bayou, shrimp were jumping out of the water everywhere in the lake. Hungry trout were smashing them and we quickly got set up to get into the action. My guests were throwing live shrimp Carolina rigged and under a cork. Both performed well and we worked on the trout for the next couple of hours. Unfortunately over half of the trout were too small and had to be returned to the water to grow up. The wind picked up and we got blown off the bite. We hit a couple of other spots with limited success. We made a move to a larger lake and set up along a current line well off of the bank. The bite was slow at first, but as soon as we figured out what the trout wanted, we started boxing 2-3 lb. trout. These fish were very large for this time of the year and a welcome change from having to measure every fish. These fish wanted live shrimp Carolina rigged and artificial cocahoes on 3/8 ounce jig heads. We worked on the big fish for a couple of hours until the tide started to slow. We decided to call it a day and took it back to the boat slip with a box full of beautiful speckled trout. It looks like the fishing is back and we are looking forward to a great winter season. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff