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

Good fishing inside the Delacroix Marsh. Brisk winds out of the SE, rising tide and light rain greeted us as we approached the first spot. We set up on the egde of a deep drop off adjacent to a shallow flat. We picked up nice trout slow rolling plastics in the deep hole and plastics worked under a cork up on the flat. This actin should continue as the fish transition toward the outside looking for shrimp and baitfish. Good luck out there!

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 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 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!

Exciting Action in Early Morning Fishing

Excellent fishing this weekend out of the Delacroix marsh. The speckled trout are still feeding at the rigs and wellhead structures outside in Breton Sound. The big sow trout bite seem to have cooled off a little, but the smaller more aggressive fish have taken up the slack. The trout are taking live shrimp carolina rigged and deep under corks in 10-12′ of water. Artificial cocahoes in alvacado and smoke w/red tail have also produced alot of fish. The fish have attacked the plastic when presented with a slow roll technique near the bottom. The action was best early till mid morning and then faded. Plenty of bird action in the western side of the Sound. The trout have been nice in some of the schools running up to 3 lbs., but there are also quite a few throwbacks in other schools. The birds have been making up good in the late morning and running through the afternoon. Best lures are double rigged plastics in any color. Casting accuracy is important with these fish. Look for the shrimp jumping out of the water. The seagulls will be close behind swooping down onto the water to catch the shrimp. The trout will also be right under the shrimp trying to eat it. If you can cast within 5′ of this activity, it is almost a guarantee to catch a trout. The redfish seemed to come alive in the outer bays and exterior lakes this week. All good fish up to bulls, but averaging 22″ with no undersize fish. We set up on points in lakes and bays with good tidal water movement and 2-3′ water depth. Live shrimp, dead shrimp, artificial cocahoes and gold spoons all caught limits of redfish. The fish wanted the shrimp 3′ under corks. The fish were attacking the corks too! At one spot, we lost 7 corks due to breakoffs. A guest would be hooked up fighting a redfish and another red would hit the cork and cut the line. Exciting action! The weather looks iffy for the next few days. Hopefully this weather system will shift east with a push from the pressure in the west. After the system passes, the Delacroix marsh will return to normal and the action will resume. Good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat

Excellent Fishing

Excellent fishing today out of the Delacroix marsh! We hit a couple of spots before finding the right pattern, but started and finished the boats limit in the same place. The specks were very aggressive today, almost ripping the pole out of your hands. The fish were short striking alot and we would get up to seven hits before a solid hookup. The trout wanted live cocahoes and plastic cocahoes tightlined and slow rolled on the bottom. We were set up on the edge of a ledge dropping to 15 feet and plenty of oysters on the bottom.The plastic whipped the live today and the hot colors were alvacado, smoke and alvacado w/red tail. The tide was ripping hard and we were set up for a cross current presentation. The lures were fished on tandem 1/4 ounce jigheads and single 3/8 ounce jigheads. The live bait was best fished carolina rigged because the cocahoes would nestle into the oysters on a jighead. The trout ranged from 12-18″ and were solid fish. We had very few throwbacks considering the numbers of fish. The trout are still inside in the same old winter time holes. No need to run way out and burn alot of time and gas. The weather is looking iffy for the weekend, but Thursday looks like a go. Good luck out there!

Captain Jeff J. Dauzat