A few tough days on the Beach. Thursday I had the Herrmann group. We headed out into the Sound with a little bit of a bumpy ride out. We made lots of stops and found only a few Trout at each stop, but they were nice fish. We found more teeth and Ladyfish than Trout out there. Lots of sharks and big Drum and Reds too. Our last stop produced the most Trout. It was a slow bite, but the Trout were all big. One of those quality over quantity days with 38 Trout, 10 Heads, and 1 Red. The Trout alone over filled a 5 gallon bucket with fillets. As usual it was a fun day with these guys that fish with my regularly.
Friday I had the Dan Robichaux group. There was no rain when we left the dock, but by the time we got Eloi it was coming fast. We made one stop in Eloi that produced nothing, then we ran from the ran. Tried to go around it, but that was not an option. With the wind picking up we headed for the marsh and got to fish for Reds for a little while, putting 4 nice ones on ice. I checked the radar and saw some bad weather coming at us fast. We decided to head to Breton Sound Marina to let it pass and try to go out again. Well we did not leave early enough. Good thing we were in a canal close to there when all hell broke loose. There were winds of 50+ and 3 footers in the canal. We waited a while at BSM and when the rain slowed down we decided to pull the plug on the day with even more bad weather coming. The guys have rescheduled another day to try again.
Saturday I helped Capt. Kerry with a big group that was fishing a rodeo. I asked my crew if the wanted to go for size or numbers, and they all sad size. We headed deep into the Sound and found the Trout bite slow, but the giant Reds, Sharks, Spanish, and Ladyfish were nuts. Went trough a lot of hooks and leaders. One of the crew even caught the first Cobia of this year, but it was too small to keep. It sure gave us a thrill as we all thought he had one hell of a Trout on the line till we got it boat side and saw what it was. We made several moves out there, but never got on a good Trout bite, but did manage to. catch the first place Trout in the rodeo. We made a move closer in and got on a really fast Trout bite, but lots of undersized fish. We left them biting to make in for the weigh in with 58 Trout, 2 Reds worth keeping, and 2 Heads.
The Speckled Trout bite is red hot right now along with lots of Reds in the marsh, and will stay that way for the rest of the summer. Don't miss out on the fun. Call now to book your trip of a lifetime.
Capt. Rory Rorison
Shell Beach, LA