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MISSISSIPPI: Ended the Day With 9 Trout, 4 Reds & 1 Flounder

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

…Now to get to the fishing…I had Will, Bill, Jim, and Mark on Saturday. The first three guys on the list surprised Mark with a charter for his birthday. Mark is a local contractor doing some great work with Habitat for Humanity. I will let you in on a little tip. If you are going to surprise your brother-in-law with a charter, don’t pop up at his house with all the kids and wives the night before, “Surprise we are all staying here for a couple days.” That was 13 people and 1 dog crashing Marks birthday weekend, non the less he seemed in good spirits and happy to be on the water with family. We pounded the marsh looking for that one great bite which did not come. All the trout and bait I was finding a week or two ago has seemed to vanish. I can’t figure it out, maybe the rain, maybe it was just the first wave of trout, and this next full moon will bring a new batch of fish. We did how ever supplement the lack of trout with red fish. We found plenty of reds we probably caught over 20, the size was not all there but the action was pretty good. We ended the day with 10 trout 8 reds and 2 flounder. Not the box full we were hoping for, but a beautiful day on the water with great people!

Sunday I had Pat and Ryan from Georgia. I met Pat at the Saltwater Sportsman Seminar a year ago. Pat and Ryan both were eager to get to the marsh and away from the sounds of slot machines for a little while. We did much of what I did the day before, hunting. We could never find more then one or two trout per spot. It wasn’t a matter of finding good water, I found some of the prettiest water I have seen in a week. Again the bait was just not there along with the fish. The bright part of the day was to see Ryan catch the first two reds, which were also his first two reds, on 10lb test. We get them in the boat and Ryan says,”That’s 4-4.5lbs”, so I weigh it and sure enough, 4.5lbs. Well, his dad Pat gets one in the boat and Ryan says,”That’s 6lb”, he was right on again. Come to find out he has been working in a meat market for ten years. These guys were a pleasure to be around and am looking forward to fishing with them in the fall. We ended the day with 9 trout, 4 reds, and 1 flounder.

Capt. Matt Tusa
Shore Thing Fishing Charters
p: 228-342-2206


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LOUISIANA: All Our Reds & Catfish Caught on Cracked Crabs

Monday, October 10th, 2011

I fished with David Duhe from Morgan City, Tom Schaefer, and Darryl Babu from Wisconsin.

These guys were a blast to fish with and had a incredible time battling the reds. We had the reds coming in one after another finishing our 20 fish limit at 9:00. We moved locations and picked up a few trout, freshwater catfish, and flounder. With the box filled to the top we headed to the dock. Good times had by all. All our reds and catfish caught on cracked crabs while the trout and flounders were caught on Cocodrie Cocahoe soft plastics by Highlife tackle (under a cork and tightlined). Big thanks to Capt Rob Dupont for running the second boat with the other half of the crew. Allie Adams and the Wisconsin guys all had a blast.

Tightlines everyone,

Capt. Marty LaCoste
Absolute Fishing Charters
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LOUISIANA: Tips for Pulling Reds, Flounder from Calcasieu Lake Weirs

Friday, October 7th, 2011

The Calcasieu Lake weirs are heavily pressured because they are such obvious targets in a lake that is filled with hidden underwater reefs and secret spots that anglers hold close to their vests.

However, just because they are so obvious doesn’t mean they are simple. Sure, anybody can pull up and catch some redfish and flounder by fishing a shrimp on the bottom, but knowing the nuances of the weirs can turn a so-so day into a weir-fishing bonanza.

“You catch redfish on the weirs on an outgoing tide,” said Capt. Jeff Poe. “You do catch them on an incoming tide every now and then, but outgoing is best at any of the weirs.

“An outgoing tide pulls water out the marsh and into the lake. Flounder bite better on an incoming tide.”
Redfish and flounder, the two main weir fish, feed differently, according to Poe. Redfish pull out of the marsh when the tide falls and stack up on the lake side looking back at the weir to feed on bait washing through.

Redfish swim around and look for something to eat. Therefore, on an incoming tide, redfish move to the marsh side of the weir. On the other hand, flounder hide behind points and wait on something to swim by. That’s why they’re more consistent on the lake side during an incoming tide.

Poe pointed out that the middle of the deep water right out in front of the weirs isn’t the only place to fish. In fact, the entire cove around the weir can be really good, too, so there are more things do to if you pull up and the boats are stacked up right in front of the structure.

“When the tide is ripping, rig your plastic or shrimp on a 3/8-ounce lead head,” Poe said. “If the tide is slower, go down to a 1/4-ounce head.

“Either way, make long casts and be patient enough to let your bait fall all the way to the bottom.”

Chris Ginn
Louisiana Sportsman


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LOUISIANA: Catching Trout & Reds – Fishing Under Birds

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Fishing under birds effectively sounds simple, and Gary Medicis admitted it’s really not rocket science. But he does have some tips on how to get the most out of a feeding school.

“I normally go by the wind, and ease in from the upwind side,” Medicis said. “I stay within 100 yards of them and use my trolling motor.”

In other words, don’t blaze up to the flock with the outboard and shut down on top of the fish; quietly move in to keep from scattering the feeding school of fish.

Another benefit of shutting down so far from a flock of gulls is that it provides time to determine the next move.

“I want to see exactly what they’re doing and what direction they’re going,” Medicis said.

That way, he can use his trolling motor to intercept the school instead of having to chase them from behind.

Also, he doesn’t worry too much if he sees birds working and they disappear by the time he gets there.

“With a lot of people, as soon as the birds leave, they think the fish are gone,” he said. “They just want to chase birds all day.”

However, that’s a huge mistake, he said.

“Nine times out of 10, the birds will pick for 10 or 15 minutes, and then they’ll stop,” Medicis said. “But the fish are still there; I just keep fishing. Just because the birds leave doesn’t mean the trout have left.

“And if they have moved, they didn’t move far.”

Andy Crawford
Louisiana Sportsman


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N CAROLINA: Wrightsville Beach – Spanish, Kings, Reds, Flounder Biting

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

We have been dodging the weather it seems for weeks and weeks. But, on the days we can fish, the swimming critters have been very cooperative. Bluefish, Spanish, reds and a few flounder are biting inshore/near shore. Offshore the kings are biting along with wahoo, blackfin and mahi.

INSHORE:
Very nice reds, up to 29 inches have been biting fresh cut bluefish. Several in the 24-26 inch size range have been biting well also. A few flounder are biting as well. Some menhaden have shown up but they are spotty.

Near Shore:
Bluefish in good numbers and good size have been biting strong around the inlets and along the beach. Troll for them with deep divers, jig for them with your favorite jig or throw gotcha plugs to catch these choppers. A few Spanish have shown up mixed in with the blues. Most have been caught trolling clarkspoons.

Offshore:
Some bonito and false albacore have made brief appearances in the 3-10 mile range. Kings are still further out 25-40 miles.

Gulfstream:
Lots of wahoo, blackfin tuna and mahi have been caught by the boats making the bluewater trip.

Upcoming: Look for the Spanish bite to take off any day now. The water temp is in the 67 degree range. In the spring it is fun to catch these fish on Yozuri Deep Diver fished at 3 to 3.4 knots. As it warms up you will need to change to clarkspoons on #1 planers.

Until next time…..

LET’S GO FISHING!!!

Capt. Richard Bennett
Rod-Man Charters
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S CAROLINA: Port Royal Sound Area – Hot for Cobia, Reds, Flounder

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

I have fished 7 of the last 10 days, and have been doing very well on Cobia and Redfish.

The Cobia have been hitting on the sandbar rips in the Broad River, taking live Herring you can catch with Sabikis in the rips. Have hooked two each day we fished for them. We got to sight fish yesterday and threw a Spro jig and gulp squid combo to 3 different fish, hooking up on 2 of them.

Lots of action with the Redfish on the shells. Fishing both the incoming and outgoing tides when the water is just leaving or just entering the grass.
We also have been putting a few flounder in the boat while redfishing. Have been using mud minnows under popping corks, which gives us a shot at Reds, Flounder and Sea Trout.

Our trout population is down. I have only put three in the boat so far this year, and released them all. Hope you will do the same. We need the spawners to recover from the cold weather kill.

Saw a number of small schools of Spanish Mackerel in the sound this week busting glass minnows.

Come to the low country of South Carolina. The fishing is excellent.

Capt. Rick Percy
Reel Chance Charters
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LOUISIANA: Stackin and Packin REDS & TROUT

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Incredible day today DOWN IN DULARGE.

My customer wanted to take his boat today so I jumped on board his Blazer Bay at 10:30. COLD boat ride!!! Our first two stops only produced two reds. Only took one more stop and we had the reds coming in the boat EVERYCAST!!! We had our 15 fish limit in about twenty minutes and then it was catch n release. After putting about forty in the boat we had to leave them biting to look for trout. All it took was for us to turn around and start casting in the opposite direction!!!! LOL. The trout turned on when the water temp got up to 48 degrees. OH YEAH, FISH ON!!!! There was about five boats in the area all reeling them in like crazy. Good as it gets. Thanks Jonas and Aaryn for a spectacular day of fishing.

Tightlines everyone,

Capt. Marty LaCoste
Absolute Fishing Charters
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N CAROLINA: Reds and Blacks are Biting at Wrightsville Beach

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

It certainly has been a long time. With my cruise vacation behind me and the cold, cold winter coming to a close, it is time to turn our focus to this years’ spring fishing.

Now here’s my abbreviated spring report:

Inshore: Water temps have made it up to the lower 50’s. Reds are biting in the creeks, the ICW and the lower river. Black drum, a favorite this time of year, are biting well too. Popular baits are your favorite GULP SW and fresh cut shrimp. This activity should get stronger and stronger over the next 6 weeks or so.

Gulfstream: When the winds abate, the stream fishing has been productive with wahoo and blackfin tuna. A few mahi have been caught as well.

This time of year there is little action near shore and offshore.

Until Next Time

LET’S GO FISHING!!!

Capt. Richard Bennett
Rod-Man Charters
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FLORIDA: Great Florida Keys Fishing – Reds & Macks!

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Capt. Rick Stanczyk took his father out, Capt. Richard Stanczyk Sr., along with family friend and photographer Ron Modra for some Islamorada fishing.

They had a late start around 9 am, and got back to one of Richard’s old favorite spots around 10. They stopped to catch a few pinfish at first, which came right up with a little chum. We stopped in a runoff creek and caught a handful of nice trout as well as some jacks. Putting up a little further (upon Rick’s suggestion) they got into a huge mess of redfish! It was action every cast, some eating bare jigs! Probably caught 75 in total in about 2 hours. Also caught a nice bluefish on a pinfish as well as this nicer red .

After the tide quit falling we ate some lunch and ran out into the gulf. Not much happening out there, though we did see shocked permit swimming around, threw him a shrimp which he boiled on but wouldn’t eat. After this we ran back towards home and stopped at a favorite mackerel spot. Caught about 25 mackerels, with the little chum we had, and a nice one that was close to 8 lbs

Had a good bite on the shark rod though that we missed, and called it a day!

Gorgeous weather, some clouds and rain around though that didn’t bother us.

Capt. Richard Stanczyk
RJS Charters
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LOUISIANA: Insane action on the DU!!!

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Woke up to FREEZING temps only to be thankful I was still in bed. Planned on launching at 10 but turned out to be 10:30 before the boat was in the water. First spot had a water temp of 40.6.

Was hoping to find the reds stacked but that didn’t happen. Made a few moves only to find no takers.

At about 2:15 Big Earl and I finally hit paydirt. Reds were stacked. Couldn’t keep them off the line. Made a short move to find the trout on everycast.

Met a nice guy named Brady today. We fishes side by side until he had his limit. It took Earl and I little while as Earl had his typical equipment issues.

Finished our redfish and speck limit at 5:15 and ran to the dock.

Water was EXTREMELY low so becareful out there if you come down.

T Miller


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