<p>The fishing action in the Delacroix marsh was on fire today. In spite of blustery winds and little tidal movement, my guests got on 2 good trout bites and a slam dunk redfish hole. The trout were 12-18" and wanted artificial cocahoes on 1/4 ounce jigheads and live shrimp under a cork. The redfish inhaled every thing artificial that we threw at them and were up to 30". The water is high in the marsh and I guess the little bit of west wind held up the tide. It was very dissapointing to see the amount of marsh damage caused by the tag team of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Vast areas of marsh on the inside are now open water. What took geological generations to create was wiped out in seconds. We as sportsmen need to unite to save our marshlands before it is too late. I want to show my grandkids the great hunting/fishing opportunities that we are blessed with not just tell them about the good old days. Good luck out there this weekend.
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.