Delacroix Report – 11/17/2018

Beautiful weather on Saturday! Light winds out of the East and cool temperatures made for a nice ride out and pleasant day on the water. There was little to no water movement which makes catching tough, but my guests were determined to make every cast count. We hit a couple of windward shorelines targeting redfish with live shrimp and dead shrimp carolina rigged. It was slow at first as the water temperature was hovering just above 55 degrees. Once the water warmed, so did the fish and the catching got better and better till we ran out of bait. We got into a redfish bite that was very strong. The fish were 14-29″ and good fighters. We tired of throwing back redfish as the bull reds were coming in 2 and 3 fish at a time. We moved down the shoreline slightly and got into the Black drum with some nice speckled trout mixed in. The drum were perfect size between 16-20″ and the trout were between 16-18″. We also had a few Sheepshead, Largemouth Bass AKA “Green Trout” and a flounder hit the shrimp. All in all a very good day on the water. It looks like the trout are starting to show up again which is a welcome sight. It has been a tough season on my usual target species. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

Delacroix Report – 7/30/2016

Perfect fishing weather for a usually hot summer. We got out early to the edge of Breton Sound and set up on an outer point. We had good incoming tide and light winds out of the Southwest. The speckled trout were hungry and we started filling the box on the first cast. The fish were smaller than usual 12-14″ and we had to throw a lot of small trout back this morning. The fish were hungry for live shrimp Carolina rigged on the bottom and they ate up artificial cocahoes on 3/8 ounce jigheads. We continued to wade threw smalls to get a good box full and we decided to switch gears and head toward the Delacroix marsh for some redfish. We worked a windward bank that is lined with oysters and picked up a bunch of reds in the 20-24″ class. These fish wanted live shrimp 2 feet under a cork very close to the bank. We ended the day early and took it back to the boat slip before the rains started to build up around us. Good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff

Delacroix Report – 7/16/2016

Another awesome fish catching day in the Delacroix marsh! My guests were treated to light winds out of the Southeast which made for a gentle glide out to the catching grounds. We set up on a coastal bay point with good incoming tidal water moving past the point and into a deep bayou. The fish were staged on the flat adjacent to the point and in the deeper water downstream of the point. We worked live shrimp both Carolina rigged and 3 feet under corks – both worked well. We also caught a bunch on artificial cocahoes on jigheads and under corks worked up on the flat. Most of the trout were 14-18″ with a few throwbacks mixed in. We also caught some redfish, black drum, sheepshead and flounder to round out the ice chest. We had a 40lb jack cravelle come in and crash the live shrimp cork party. We actually landed this beast after a 30 minute fight and released it to fight another day. The good times continue and the fishing has really been good in spite of the weather over the last few weeks. The weather has somewhat stabilized and the Mississippi River has gone down so the rest of the summer is looking up! Good luck out there this week.

Captain Jeff

Delacroix Report 7/12/2015

Tough fishing out of Delacroix today. The scourge of the Westerly winds continue. The water was low as we headed out this AM. We hit a deep water spot and started picking up small speckled trout right away on live shrimp carolina rigged. We had to wade through many small fish to get a few into the fish box. We hit a couple of shallow redfish coves and could not get the reds into the mood, but we did catch a few black drum and flounder on live shrimp 2′ under corks. We decided to head back inside and work more deep holes and got into a good bite on black drum, sheepshead and redfish. These fish wanted live shrimp carolina rigged on the bottom in 10 feet of water. We ran out of live shrimp and it started to get hot, so we decided to head in. Good time, but could not get the trout going today. Hopefully the weather will improve this week!

Captain Jeff

Delacroix Report – 5/28/2015

Strange tide today in Delacroix. The tide fell at just less than half a foot today until about 10 AM. It stopped and never started to rise again until after we left around 1:30 PM. We took advantage for the fall to catch a good mess of speckled trout on a flat adjacent to a deep hole. Plenty of bait in the area and the fish were aggressive. We worked live shrimp carolina rigged, 2 feet under corks and artificial cocahoes tightlined on jig heads to catch the trout. There were alot of smaller throwbacks mixed in with the keepers. Once the tide stopped, we struggled. We hit several other spots including running out to try and catch the incoming tide, but were unable to find any water moving other than wind driven water. We managed to get on a good redfish bite and boxed 10 as well as a couple of flounders and some black drum. Good day considering the conditions.

Captain Jeff

Delacroix Report – 5/22/2015

Windy conditions in Delacroix today. The water is still dirty and fresh in the outside waters from the high Mississippi River so we stayed inside in protected waters. We found a feeding frenzy of perfect size black drum and put a dozen 18-20″ in the box. We hit a couple of trout holes and got them going pretty good catching 100 to keep 30. They were either obviously too small or obviously keepers. We also caught a few redfish and flounder to round out the box. The hot bait was live shrimp carolina rigged and artificial cocahoes. The fish are still on the inside, so no reason to run way out right now.

Captain Jeff

Delacroix Report

Excellent fishing in the Delacroix marsh right now. Speckled trout limits, redfish limits, black drum limits and bonus floiunder have been the norm. Trip yesterday demonstrated a different pattern than I am used to, but you have to adapt right? I typically work deep holes adjacent to oyster flats this time of the year and mostly concentrate my efforts in the deep water. Yesterday the tide was ripping hard and we could not catch them in the deep, so we tried live shrimp and artificial cocahoes 1.5 feet under corks up on the flats – Bingo! The fish were stacked up and inhaling the baits a quick as it hit the water. Who says you can’t learn something new! This pattern will likely continue until the cold weather descends upon us. Then we will go back to the deep water. Good luck out there!

Delacroix Report

Delacroix redishing was on fire yesterday, lets call it Delacroix’s version of “Running of the Bulls”! Non stop bull red action until we called uncle. These brusiers wanted live shrimp 3 feet under corks and artificial cocahoes in smoke color. The maurauders were crusing the shorelines and smashing anything that ventured past with the current. They had some drag stripping off of the reels! We also picked up a 4-5 lb door mat sized flounder. We hit a deep pass and started catching some nice speckled trout on live shrimp carolina rigged and a few on the artificials. The fishing should continue to get better as Winter approaches.

Captain Jeff

Delacroix fishing is good between the storms

Got lucky with an early morning weather window before ther storms rolled in Saturday. Took advantage of it and headed out early, but stayed in protected water. The weatherman said look for the front between 8 AM and 2 PM. It was closer to 2 PM when it started raining, but we were back at the dock long before then. The fishing was good, but the tide was strange. It was falling hard till midmorning then a long turnaround and the tide rose for a couple of hours before starting to fall again. We set up on a flat adjacent to a deep pass. We worked the pass and the drop off with artificial cocahoes picking up speckled trout, redfish and flounder. When the tide started rising, we worked the adjacent flat for the same species. The trout were up to 3 lbs, but most in the 14-16″ class. The reds were up to 27″ and some nice medium sized flounders rounded out the box. I love to catch and eat those flat fish! The fishing is really good in the Delacroix area right now. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff

Delacroix fishing at it’s best

It was on Saturday in Delacroix. Everything was right and the fish really responded. We hit the sound early watching rain and several waterspouts working far East. We hit the submerged reef and found hungry speckled trout. These fish wanted artificial cocahoes slow rolled over the reef. We had live shrimp under a cork and caught a few, but artificials again ruled the day. The fish were in the 14-16″ class and were almost all males. The winds were blowing out of the West then switched to the North and moved the boat out of position. We tried to reposition, but lost the bite. We were close to limits and my guests decided that we had enough trout and we moved to the outer bays to target redfish. We worked the windward shorelines and picked away at the reds up to 20″ on live shrimp under corks. We also picked up more and bigger trout and a few flounder too! You got to love the variety! We hit a few spots on the way in for scouting purposes and found trout at every stop. Excellent news and those spots may come in handy in the near future! Good luck out there!