Joe Joslin

Rains, winds and storms impacted anglers this past week, according to Elaine Huck of Calcasieu Point. The numbers of trout were down from last week but the ones that are coming in are really nice with Huck weighing a couple that tipped the scales at 6.5 pounds. The reds are more plentiful and great size. As far as hotspots, The Weirs (especially Lambert's) have been good and a lot of fish are coming from the area along the channel at The Washout and Nine-Mile Cut. Long Point has produced this week so anglers have a lot of options with even some birds working in the Turners Bay area. A few more Flounder this week were caught near LNG.

Local Redfish Cup pro, Rric Rue, who spends most of his waking hours on Big Lake says "Fishing here it has been fair to good, with some days being very good." He further reports that winds and rain the past week hampered their efforts on occasion days but catches bounced back big time when things calmed down. "Schooling fish under birds are still producing good catches as well as topwater fished over the reefs" Rue reported. The jetties are normally the best thing going in early August but strong southwest winds and heavy tides have been hampering the activity along the beaches and jetties. However, he added that as the tide cycle changes, the water conditions near the pass should greatly improve.

In recent days, most of his Calcasieu Charter boats have targeted The Calcasieu Ship Channel and lower end of Calcasieu Lake (Big Lake) to produce most of their catches. Captain Rue said that they are looking forward to some flat, calm August weather to heat up the areas along the coast. Trout and reds are still being caught well on Berkley Saltwater Gulp! Shrimp and Swimming Mullet and other artificial lures but live baits such as mullet, shrimp and pogies will produce very well in the coming weeks.

Fish Species: specs and reds
Bait Used: Berkley Saltwater Gulp! in Gulp! Shrimp and Swimming mullet
Tackle Used: Revo Inshore reels and AllStar and Fenwick Inshore rods
Method Used: Fished top water over reefs early then looked for feeding birds and also went to Ship Channel late morning/mid day.
Water Depth: 2 to 8
Water Temperature: 87
Wind Direction: s
Wind Speed: 10 -25
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Joe Joslin

About The Author: Captain Joe Joslin

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Area Reporting: South Toledo Bend

Bio: Joe Joslin is a syndicated outdoor writer and writes for several Louisiana newspapers and numerous magazines including Texas Game and Fish, Louisiana Game and Fish, CenLa Sportsman, Louisiana Sportsman and LakeCaster. Joe has been fishing Toledo Bend and Sam Rayburn for 25+ years and is a frequent tournament angler. Joe has been a full time pro guide on Toledo Bend/Sam Rayburn since 1998.Joe Joslin Outdoors Fishing Guide Service Wholesome atmosphere * Safety minded * Latest equipment, featuring 21i Class Skeeter with 300 hp Yamaha HPDI * Tackle supplied upon request * References available upon request * Available Year-Round. E-Mail Joe at

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