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 5/24/2015

Windy again today out of the SE at 20 knots. We stayed inside in protected waters and worked deep holes and the adjacent flats. Live shrimp carolina rigged and artificial cocahoes worked well. The trout were aggressive and we filled the box with 12-18″ speckled trout. We also kept some other species including redfish, black drum and southern kingfish. Hoepfully the weather will cooperate sooner rather than later and let us get outside to see if the sow trout are at the spawning grounds.

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

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 Report

Great trip on 10/8/2014 in the Delacroix marsh. The fish were eating up and my guests filled the 128 qt ice chest with Speckled trout, white trout, redfish and black drum. We started out fishing in deep winter time holes using live shrimp. The trout were not really interested and we switched to artificial cocahoes and it turned on quick. The color did not seem to make a difference and trout started coming into the net 2 at a time. The fish were holding close to the bottom in 12 feet of water and wanted the lure presented slowly. My guests wanted to try for some redfish, so we moved a short distance away and went back to live shrimp carolina rigged and started picking up nice slot sized reds and black drum. We finished the day with 135 fish. Great day fishing in the Delacroix marshes.

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat

Delacroix Report

Light winds greeted us as we hit Breton Sound early today. We went deep to an old shell pad I have not fished in years. It was fish on as soon as we started with live shrimp carolina rigged and artificial cocahoes. These fish wanted the bait slow twitched over the shells on the bottom. Nice trout but no big girls in the bunch. Squalls started building up off to the East and eventually skirted us both to the North and South. We only experienced a breif period of drizzle while we continued to fish. After the front, the winds followed and we headed to protected waters. Set up on a flat adjacent to an inside lagoon and caught more trout until the still threating rain finally ran us in early. The fishing remains good in spite of the West winds the last few days. The water color is dingy and really low, but the action is steady. 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!

Good Tidal Movements create Excellent Fishing Conditions

Excellent fishing for trout out of the Delacroix marsh. A little breezy, but good tidal movement combined with the wind surge made the fish stack up in the interior bayous and passes. We found quality fish suspended 1-2 feet off the bottom in 10-12 feet of water. We caught trout, reds, sheepshead, bass and flounder on live shrimp carolina rigged. We also picked up fish on artificial jigs in alvacado/red tail, 1/4 and 3/8 ounce heads.These fish wanted the lure presented cross current at first with a slow reel/twitch. As the wind shifted more southerly, the fish wanted the hook tightlined down current. The fish are setting up in the winter time holes. The fish are not right on the bottom, they are suspended up a foot or more up the slope. Look for your action near interior bayous between two lakes or passes between lakes. The fish should be on one end or the other tide depending. A front looks to push through Tuesday/Wednesday which should lower the water temperature even more. Winter time fishing at its best! Good luck out there this week.

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat

One Stop Shopping Fishing

Excellent fishing yesterday out of the Delacroix marsh. One stop shopping at the mouth of a shallow inside lake where a bayou empties in. The fish were active in both rising and falling tide situations. The water was very high due to the strong easterly winds the last few days. The redfish and black bass were ganged up against the grass beds and the trout and white bass were in the deeper water of the bayou. All species wanted live shrimp or artificial cocahoes in any color. The reds and black bass wanted the shrimp 2′ under a cork close to the gress beds. The trout and white bass wanted live shrimp on a carolina rig in 12′ of water or the artificial on a 1/4 ounce jighead. All fish were very aggressive and attacked the baits with passion. The fish were very nice with reds up to 22″, black bass up to 5 lbs, white bass up to 2.5 lbs and the trout 14-18″. This pattern should continue, as the water is high, the shrimp are in and the fish are hungry! Look for your fish around the grass beds in the inner lakes. The shrimp are jumping into the grass and are a dead give away to fish feeding activity. Threats of rain and wind in the forecast, but with the protection and proximity of the inner lakes, you can get back to the marina in 10-15 minutes and not take a beating. Good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat

Lack of Wind makes for Easy Rig Hopping

Todays predicted 2-3′ seas did not materialize and made for some easy rig hopping out in Breton Sound.  The water looked good and the tide was rising a little over a half foot. We found the trout stacked up on the down current corner of a rig in 10 feet of water. These trout were nice, 15-22″ with no throwbacks. The fish wanted live shrimp carolina rigged and artificial cocahoes on a 1/4 ounce jighead. The artificial outfished the live shrimp today. The hot color was avacado w/red tail. We also soaked live croakers to pick up a couple of larger trout and one bull red around 30 lbs. which was released. The fish only wanted the bait cast up current and worked back, no cross current or down current presentation. We were well on our way to our limits when a crew boat decided to park and washed us out. It took four more drops to find them again, but fishing a small wellhead in 12 feet of water worked for us. These fish followed the same pattern, but would pick up the bait cross current as well as up current. The live croakers were being inhaled as soon as they hit the bottom. My guests took a while to get the croaker fishing touch, but were getting seasoned as we ran out. Artificials finished us up. We hit a redfish hole on the way in and soaked some live and dead shrimp 2′ under a cork for some redfish and drum action. Nothing big, just decent slot fish 18-20″. Good day at the office! The tidal range is starting to drop to nothing toward the weekend. We will need some wind to move the water. Good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat