Delacroix Fishing Report – 5/21/2024

A little breezy this morning as we headed East into the Delacroix marsh. My game plan was to hit spots that are good for incoming tide trout bite. It was a little rougher than I anticipated crossing the lake, so I diverted to a protected bayou with a little less wave energy. We got on fish right away, but the wrong species – catfish, were mauling our offerings of live shrimp carolina rigged. The hunt was on as we took off to find some better action. We hit a couple of other spots to find trout, but they were too small. We headed to a point in a large lake and set up where we could fish the shoreline for reds and work the tidal current on the point for trout. The trout spot yielded more small trout, but the reds were ganged up on the shore line. We caught a pile of nice reds in the 18-25″ class on the live shrimp. Still thinking trout, we hit a large lake and set up on a submerged reef. The trout started right away, but had to wade through small ones to get some to hit the ice chest. The larger trout wanted artificial cocahoes on 3/8 ounce jigheads. We picked away at the trout until the Black Drum crashed the party and worked my guest around the boat before we were able to land the fish. We kept at it until we ran out of live shrimp and decided to take it to the house. The trout were tough today, but the reds and drum made sure that my guests went home with plenty of fish. Beautiful weather this week, get out and get you some! Good luck out there

Captain Jeff

Delacroix Fishing Report – 5/8/2023

Took a ride early this morning with the boys from Tennessee hoping to get back on that trout bite. We hit several spots with promising conditions, but very few trout feeding. This sometimes happens when there is a full moon and the fish feed at night moving the daytime bite later in the day. We decided to switch gears and head to some redfish holes. We found a shallow cove with a small bayou leading to a small duck pond. We tried both live and dead shrimp under corks and caroling rigged. Redfish and Drum were interested and my guests enjoyed the drag pulling action. These fish were in the 18-26″ class. This spot played out and we tried another Bayou point as it opened up into a small pond. We got back on the redfish and drum action, but we also started to pick up a few trout in the 13-16″ class. The trout were most interested in artificial cocahoes on 3/8 ounce jigheads. We also picked up a sheepshead and a flounder to round out the fish box. The wind shifted from the West as thunder boomers started to build and it changed the tide speed and our boat position which slowed our bite. With bait running out, we decided to call it a good day fishing and take it back to the boat slip. Good times on the water! Good luck out there.

Captain Jeff

Delacroix Fishing Report – 4/20/2023

Very windy this morning as we left the dock. The winds were honking 20 mph from the SE. We were able to stay in protected waters and avoid the beating. We hit protected points with good water movement from a rising tide. The water was dirty and fresh from the high water conditions in the Mississippi River. We caught speckled trout in the 13-16″ class on carolina rigged live shrimp, live shrimp 3′ under corks and on artificial cocahoes. The fish were scattered and we had to bounce around a bit. The river is on the fall so hopefully some better water conditions will be available. Good luck out there!

Delacroix Report – 11/4/2022

Beautiful sunrise this morning as we headed East down the Bayou into the Delacroix Marsh. Neap tide conditions was a concern as we tried to find the right fishing conditions. Our first spot was a flop and we headed deeper into the marsh. We found a bend in a deep bayou that was protected from the increasing Southeast winds. My guests found hungry speckled trout up to 2.5 lbs. taking advantage of our offering of live shrimp carolina rigged. The action was slow, but steady. We also had a collection of other species join the party – white trout, redfish, black drum and flounder. The reds were too small to keep, the black drum too big and flounder is currently closed season. We had a great time and will be back after them early next week. Be safe out there – Captain Jeff

Delacroix Report – 7/7/2021

More rain predicted for today. We hit the honey hole before daylight. The spot did not look right, no water moving, no bait moving. Was worried until the first cast resulted in rod bending action. Big speckled trout started hitting the ice chest on live shrimp 2 feet under corks. The fish were in the 18-22″ class. As the tide began to move the action improved and was steady until the sun got up. It got sporadic afterwards and we decided to try for some other species. We hit a small cove with a couple of marsh drains and got on some nice slot redfish in the 18-25″ class. We also picked up a few sheepshead, black drum and a bonus doormat flounder. Thunder started to roll so we ran for the protection of the marsh and hit an inside spot. We started to pickup small trout in the 12-14″ class on live shrimp carolina rigged. This action continued until the rain built up beside us and we decided to make the run back home in the dry. The fishing is picking up in the Delacroix area and look forward to getting back out there. Good luck!

Captain Jeff

Delacroix Report – 7/6/2021

The light show in the sky was intense as we arrived at the boat this morning. Rain was building to the East and the South. We looked at the radar and decided to take a chance by fishing at the some spots close to the boat slip just in case it got too nasty. As it got light, the rain stayed South and East so we ventured further out to the edge of the bay where the salinities are better. We found a point with moving water and bait and found hungry fish. Speckled trout in the 18-22″ class found the ice chest on live shrimp both carolina rigged and 2 feet under corks. The trout also were interested in artificial cocahoes on 3/8 ounce jigheads. The tide slowed and the trout bite died, so we hit a slough that leads to a small pond and found nice reds in the 18-28″ class. These fish were super aggressive and we lost several due to breakoffs. We also picked up some black drum and sheepshead to round out the fish box. The rain started to close in on us so we took it bak to the boat slip to start cleaning fish before the bottom fell out. Great day on the water! An above average chance of rain is predicted the rest of the week. Good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff

Delacroix Report – 5/15/2021

It was a beautiful morning in the Delacroix marsh. We started out early to light winds and decided to head out to the edge of the marsh to work a speckled trout hole that has been producing. By the time we got outside, the winds had picked up to 20 knots out of the east. What started out as a comfortable boat ride turned into a bumpy adventure! We made it to the spot to find the water looked like chocolate milk and knew immediately that we would need to rethink the game plan for the day. Moved into redfish mode and started working some drains on the outside edge area. We tossed live shrimp on carolina rigs to start picking away at redfish. The fish were in the 16-19″ class. We did not find a mother load of reds ganged up, but we picked away at them trying a bunch of spots. We ended up back inside in a protected pond with alot of grass. Was hoping the grass would help clear up the water and it was somewhat cleaner. We finally picked up a few trout to go with a black drum before calling at a day. It goes to show that everyday is a new opportunity and you must remain flexible as the conditions change quickly. Looks like rain for the first half of the week, but the rest of week looks good. Good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff

Delacroix Report – 4/23/2021

Boy was it windy for an afternoon trip in the Delacroix marsh! The water table was up and the water quality was poor as the strong winds had the water clarity muddied up and dirty. I wanted to try spots on the edge of the marsh and the bay, but the water was just too dirty to catch speckled trout. A quick change of locations found a sheltered bend in a bayou with good water movement and cleaner water. We tried live shrimp on carolina rigs and artificial cocahoes on 3/8 ounce jig heads to catch a few speckled trout in the 14-16″ class. The action was slow so we tried another shallow spot with a small drain to pick up a nice 25″ redfish. The next spot was a flat adjacent to a really deep bayou where we picked up 2 nice flounder. 1st flounders to hit the ice chest in a long time and was a welcomed sight! The last spot was another flat adjacent to a really deep bayou where we picked away at nice trout up to 20″ working the oyster lined flat. Storms started to build up and we headed back to the dock dry up until the last few minutes. The artificial out fished the live today. It was a good trip and we found the fish hungry again. We will be back at it this week, good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

Delacroix Report – 4/12/2021

It was on yesterday in the Delacroix marsh. The fishing action was non stop for all species. Nice speckled trout in the 14-20″ class hit the ice chest all morning. These fish wanted live shrimp carolina rigged and artificial cocahoes. We had a battery issue and got a jump from Captain Ricky Hunt – Thanks Captain, you saved me! It is nice to fish in a place where folks are friendly and willing to lend a hand. I know I have helped a many of stranded boaters and glad that the help was available when I was in need. Instead of quitting early, we headed beck to the dock to retrieve a spare battery and headed back out in search of reds. We found a point with moving water and plenty of bait and finished up a limit of nice reds in the 16-27″ class. We caught a bull red 35″, but released to fight another day. We also spent 30 minutes tangling with a 45 lb. black drum that was also set free to rule the water. It was a great day in spite of some technical issues. Best trip of the year! Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

Delacroix Report – 12/11/2020

Great fishing weather this week in the Delacroix marsh. The tides were just the right range and the fish were hungry. The only complaint is that the water level is extremely low right now. My guests were treated to a gentle SE breeze this morning as we headed to inside spots in the Delacroix marsh. We worked deep holes adjacent to flats with live shrimp carolina rigged, dead shrimp carolina rigged and artificial cocahoes on 3/8 ounce jigheads. We were rewarded with an ice chest full of a variety of species including – speckled trout, redfish, black drum, sheepshead, white bass and largemouth bass. There were also plenty of freshwater catfish caught, but all were released to bite someone else’s line. Interesting, but we did not catch a trout until the tide switched from a falling to a rising tide. It is not yet cold enough for the trout to gang up in the deep holes yet, but it is coming soon. Good luck out there this week and be careful as the water table is super low right now. We watched people grinding up their props in the oyster lined mud all day. Don’t be that guy!

Captain Jeff