Delacroix Report – 8/5/2016

The invasion of the little speckled trout is on. We have been seeing a lot of small trout over the last couple of weeks and it is getting to be more and smaller fish. The keeper to throwback ratio is close to 1 keeper for every 5 fish. It is fun catching fish, but my guests would also like to bring home a good mess of fish filets. My guests were able to get in an afternoon trip shortly after a heavy downpouring rain. The water was a little off, but fishable. We hit several good spots and found good moving water with a falling tide helped by brisk winds out of the west. We could not get a fish to take our offerings of live shrimp or artificial cocahoes. We kept hitting spot after spot until we found a decent bite at the mouth of a deep bayou where it pours into a small lake. We started picking up speckled trout in the 12-14″ class about 30 minutes before dark. We hit it hard right up until dark and worked for enough filets for a big dinner. Good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff