Rising Tides bring out the Fish

Good fishing today out in the Delacroix marsh. Strong easterly winds had the water high and rising. We fished a rising tide all morning. We ventured deep inside the inside marsh to find a smorgasboard of fish species. The inside trout and reds had beautiful colors and wanted live shrimp carolina rigged on the bottom. A few trout fell for artificial jigs in 3/8 ounce and smoke/red flake-tail. The trout were 13-16″ with no throwbacks and the reds were 18-22″. We also caught Black Drum, Freshwater Drum, Flounder and Stripped Bass. The water was 12′ deep and had a off brown stained color. No action under the cork today. The fish were staging at the mouth of a deep bayou and small lake. The fish were waiting on bait to flow into the bayou from the lake. Positioning to the side of the bayou allowed our baits to be presented cross current and drifting up the bayou to the fish. The weather looks fishable the rest of the week if you plan on staying in protected water. Look around inside and you may be rewarded with a nice mess of fish. Good luck!

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat