Delacroix Report: - Great Trout and Redfishing
<p>A bit breezy this AM out of the West. I noted the flags strectched out on the way down and opted to stay inside. Hit the bait store before opening and baited up with live shrimp instead of croakers. My guests and I glided to a deep pass and worked the adjacent flat. The first carolina rigged shrimp hit the water further out than we could see and the rod quickly bent toward the darkness. Speckled trout in the box! The fish were 12-15" and the action continued nonstop till we ran through 200 shrimp. A quick switch to artificial and the bite slowed, while my guests figured out the right twitch. The fish wanted a slow, but steady retrieve with artificial cocahoes on 3/8 ounce jigheads. The best colors today were smoke and purple with a chartreuse tail. We were about finished with limits and I get a call on the cell about the water turning red with redfish out on the edge of the bay. Discussed with the guests and their eyes lit up so we decided to take the short run to the edge to get into some redfish action. Well, it was true! There were hundreds of redfish crushing everything in sight. An offering of the few dead shrimp left was rewarded with big red bruisers up to 30". These fish wanted the bait 1-2' under corks. The wind died down soon after arrival and it got hot real quick. We decided to call it a day early and hit the dock at 11 AM with a 128 quart ice chest full of fish. A great day on the water! Good tidal ranges for the rest of the weekend. Get out and catch some fish!
Captain Jeff J. Dauzat
Fin and Feather Guide Service
About The Author: Captain Jeff Dauzat
Company: Fin and Feather Guide Service
Area Reporting: Delacroix , Venice, and Hopedale LA
Bio: Captain Jeff J. Dauzat, is USCG licensed and insured and has been working these waters since 1988. Captain Dauzat has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Louisiana Tech University and an M.S. in Industrial Hygiene from Tulane University.