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

Good Catch of Trout and Redfish

Better weather and fishing conditions lead to a good catch of trout and reds toaday out of the Delacroix marsh. The winds were light out of the SE this morning and built to 15k into the afternoon. The water was much cleaner during the falling tide period, but dirtied as the rising tide pushed the roughed up bay water into the marsh. We got on a good trout bite early with the trout going up to 3.5 Lbs. The trout were located in a middle lake in 10 ft of water. We set up for a cross current presentation and beat the water with artificial cocahoes in alvacado, smoke and purple colors. The 3/8 ounce jighead was the ticket, outfishing the 1/4 in the strong current. Once the tide stopped moving, we moved to Oak River to catch more water movement. The trout were dead on the bottom in 18 ft of water. This action did not last long as the tide quickly waned. Ventured out into the outer lakes to catch the incoming water to find dirty and rough conditions. Tried several areas with no results. We then ran back inside and set up on a pass between two lakes. The trout and reds were active on the bottom in 15-18 ft. We pitched plastics and live cocahoes to pick up our fish. Unfortunately, we had to throw back 1/4 of our trout because they were too small. The reds were up to 12lbs. Things are getting good again! The weather looks good later in the week for fishing and the area is getting back to normal after the last front. Good luck out there this week!


Captain Jeff J. Dauzat