Delacroix Report – 3/14/2020

The trout really came on strong today. We bounced around a bit this morning as we hit several tried and true March hot spots. We had some success as the incoming tide got stronger, but the South East winds also got stronger too. We found a spot that I have not fished in 5 years that is perfect for a SE wind and a rising tide in March. We set up on the edge of a 12 foot drop off and cast artificial cocahoes on 3/8 ounce jig heads into the deep. We also tried dead shrimp carolina rigged. The dead shrimp helped to pick up several black drum in the 16-18″ class and one 50+ lb bruiser that we brought in on 12 lb test line and released to destroy someone else’s fishing equipment. The artificial lures were effective in loading up on speckled trout in the 12-14″ class. The bite was funny, but once we figured it out, it was every cast. The fishing is really taking off in the Delacroix Marsh and we are very happy about that welcome change. Good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff

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

Fishing Rodeo Winning Fish

Fishing rodeo winning fish was the order of the day out of the Delacroix marsh. We started bright and early armed with live cocahoes and an assortment of artificial lures. The boat hit Black Bay at dawn to find dirty water and rough seas. We ventured deep into Breton Sound and found the clean, salty water that we were looking for. I set up on the lee side of a rig to get out of the rough seas and worked the edges with plastics and live cocahoes deep under a cork. Nice size trout fell for the artificial cocahoe with a slow roll presentation. The hot color was once again the smoke with a red tail on 1/4 and 3/8 ounce jigheads. The trout were all 2-3 lbs. Good fish, but these fish were not going to win first prize in the rodeo. The seas subsided and alowed us to get even further out into the sound. We worked several rigs and wellheads until we found the fish we were after, Bull redfish up to 30 lbs! These fish were hot and were mauling the live cocahoes carolina rigged on the bottom. My guests were all hooked up as soon as the baits hit the water. This repeated itself over and over again until they cried uncle. We released all but the potential winners to fight another day. We hit a few more spots on the way back in and picked up a few more trout and a nice sized flounder which may also make the prize board. The water outside is good, but the water at the close in rigs and the islands is dirty and fresh. I did not see any bird action in all our running today. Go long for the best results right now. Good weather and tides are predicted for the rest of the weekend. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat