Delacroix Report – 1/12/2019

Breezy and cool this morning as we headed out into the Delacroix marsh. We hoped to get into some fish before the expected cold front passed through with rain, strong winds and colder temperatures. The fishing was slow as expected with all of the freshwater from the high Mississippi River in the estuary. We hit points along windward shorelines and soaked live and dead shrimp on the bottom. We picked up redfish, sheepshead and largemouth bass for our efforts. Several bands of rain passed through throughout the day, but the rain was short in duration. My guests were prepared with rain gear and we fished right on through the weather. The last front passed early afternoon and the sky cleared and the sun came out. It was nice to dry out a little and warm up as we took the ride back to the boat slip. The fishing has been challenging and the trout have been particularly tough. The weather looks good early in the week and deteriorating toward the weekend. Good luck out there!


Captain Jeff

Hot speckled trout action

Windy day today in the Delacroix marsh. Got a late start on the morning and missed the incoming tide. First spot, first cast, Trout on! The trout were eating up artificial cocahoes on a 3/8 ounce jighead. We caught the trout in deep water winter time holes 10-14′. The fish were 12-17″ and fat. The trout wanted the baits slow bounced on the bottom. Alot of small male throwbacks, but some nice 2 lb females mixed in. The females had eggs that looked to be a couple of weeks from dropping. Looks like an early spawn will happen this year. Thge water clarity was OK considering the wind and that storm that moved through last night. Looks to be alot of Mississippi River making its way into the system since Carnarvon was opened up to 8000 cfs. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat