Joe Joslin


Pro anglers, Phil and Kevin Broussard of Lake Charles, had a great first tournament in the Redfish Cup tournament circuit. They ended up in fourth place catching over 30 pounds of redfish in three days. Teams may weigh in 2 reds per day. In the 2009 Redfish Cup, there will be four regular events plus a championship for those who qualify. The first event mentioned was held in Punta Gorda, Florida under very tough conditions.

In talking to "Captain Phil" he was very pleased with their efforts in the extreme south Florida waters. The past two years they had placed in the upper 20s at the same event. Other lake area pros who did well at the Florida opener were the team of Eric Rue of Lake Charles and his team partner, Larry Puckett of southeast Texas. Rue/Puckett finished in the money at 19th place.


Returning home from tournament competition to Hebert's Landing on Big Lake, Captain Rue put back on his guide's Captain apparel and resumed his day job which is catching fish on Lake Calcasieu (Big Lake). Rue stated that there was no comparison to the fishery in Punta Gorda, FL to Big Lake. He said that even a fair day here would be considered a banner day there. He seemed to be glad to be back home.

As far as the current fishing on Big Lake, Rue said that they have had several of their guide boats out and they reported fair to good catches depending on the weather and boat traffic each day. "We did have some limits of trout caught during the week, but also some days where the boats struggled to catch 20 fish or so' stated Rue. Like many Big Lake regulars, he is waiting for the winds to subside in the next two or three weeks as the summer pattern develops and the fishing should really explode.

At Calcasieu Point, "Fishing was better this past weekend with a few more fish each day" says Elaine Huck. More reds than specks are being caught but those specks that were caught have been quality fish. Huck says that more anglers are headed to The Weirs and south end of the lake as winds improve anglers are able to fish more areas. The Salt Ditch and several spots near the south end of the channel have produced. fish as well as the LNG canal.

Fish Species: specs and reds
Bait Used: Berkley Saltwater Gulp! 4 inch Shrimp
Tackle Used: Revo Inshore reel and Fenwick Inshore rods
Method Used: Following feeding birds as well as working cuts with moving tide
Water Depth: 2 to 6
Water Temperature: 74
Wind Direction: s
Wind Speed: 20
little angler.....big catch on Big Lake
little angler.....big catch on Big Lake

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Joe Joslin

About The Author: Captain Joe Joslin

Company: joe joslin outdoors

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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