Delacroix Report – 3/7/2020

It was cold and windy this morning out of the Delacroix Marsh. The water was low and dirty most of the areas we fished. We were able to find some protected areas that offered some relief from the cold winds and had decent water conditions. We fished deep drop offs with a strong rising tide. We tried dead shrimp carolina rigged and on jig heads to catch sheepshead. Artificial cocahoes on 3/8 ounce jig heads were the lure of choice to pickup a surprising number of trout. The trout were in the 14-17″ class with no throwbacks. The trout wanted the lure slow rolled on the bottom with very little twitching. It was good to see the trout numbers and the quality. Looking forward to the next trip. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

Excellent Fishing in Delecroix Marsh

Excellent fishing action out of the Delacroix marsh today. After some sub par trips during the week due to high winds and dirty water, today was just what the doctor ordered. The speckled trout were in a good feeding pattern all morning. We fed them artificial cocahoes in alvacado and smoke with  red tail colors. These fish were holding on the bottom in 18 feet of water and we needed 3/8 ounce jigheads to get the lures into the strike zone. The fish are still in the deep winter time holes on the inside. You do not need to run way outside right now. The trout were 13-16″ with a few throwbacks. This action slowed and we ventured out to the outer bays looking for redfish action. We worked windward coves and points with live cocahoes 3-4 feet under corks. One break off red and plenty more trout was all we got to show for the run. The water is high in the marsh right now and the reds must be up in the grass. I spotted several different groups of birds west of the islands and gave a couple of drifts. More trout up to 15″ with a few throwbacks. The water looked good everywhere we went, but cloudied up a little in the afternoon. Saturday looks like it will be ideal with light winds and good tides. Good luck out there this weekend!

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat

Incoming Tide Brings Spotty Action

Fair fishing today out of the Delacroix marsh. The action was fast during the falling tide, but quickly faded as the tide turned around. The incoming tide brought spotty action as the large tidal range brought in dirty water from the outer bays. The water was really moving and we had trouble getting our lures to the bottom in 18 feeet of water. The fish were hanging tight on the bottom and were barely holding the baits. We missed plenty of fish. The hot color was smoke with a red tail. We used 3/8 ounce jigheads, but should have moved to 1/2 to get the baits down. We caught alot of trout during the course of the day and over half of them were too small to make the box. The reports that I have gotten seem to reinforce that the fish are on an afternoon feed right now. Try an evening trip for a change of pace while this moon phase is bright, you just may be able to get into a good mess of fish! Good luck out there this weekend!

 

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat