Delacroix Report – 12/17/2018

The days of West wind took a toll on the water in the Delacroix marsh. The water was very low and dirty as a result. My guests faced a cold ride out this morning  with light winds, but cloudy and cold conditions. We hit areas in the marsh interior to find very little tide movement and freshwater conditions. We were catching freshwater catfish and largemouth bass in my speckled trout holes! I knew that it would be tough with water temperatures below 54 degrees and no saltwater to be found. We started to grind it out moving frequently to scrape together a box of redfish, sheepshead and bass. We worked live shrimp carolina rigged all day. Not the best results, but it was the best we could do under the circumstances. Hopefully the conditions will improve and we can find some saltwater fish soon! Good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff

Duck hunting report – 12/15/2018

Fast and furious was the way to describe the morning hunt in the Mississippi River Delta. The west wind was pushing 15 mph and the water in the area was very high. We hit a blind located in a typically very shallow slough that was not so shallow with the high water. The blind is set up for an East wind, but you have to do what you have to do with the conditions we faced. The situation worked well although the shots were very challenging. The Bluewing teal started pouring into the slough as soon as we got positioned into the blind. The Mottled ducks were checking us out from on high before shooting time too. Once the time passed into legal, we unleashed the guns and very quickly limits of Bluewings were on the water. We saw a few Gadwall, Greenwing Teal, and Northern Shovelors, but it was the day for Bluewings. The fantastic hunting continues in the Mississippi River Delta! We will be back at this week. Good luck out there this week!

Captain Jeff

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