The weather here in south Louisiana is about as crazy as our fishing!! The next two months both February and March can be some of the best fishing if the weather allows us to fish. With the cold water temperature our fish have to bunch together in massive schools to keep warm and find food to survive. This all leads up to massive fish catches in big numbers, When you find them!! They will be in huge schools ready to gorge themselves when you do find the fish.
Most of our fish are being caught on the nicer weather days. Sunny skies and water temperature in the mid to upper 50's we have been catching nice boxes of speckled trout. Anything less than that and zero trout. The redfish are being caught steady day in and day out as long as the water temps don't drop below 50 degrees. Like I said these next few months are very weather and temperature oriented so if you catch the right day it can be a great one!
Capt. Britt Ordes
This weeks fishing has been awesome. Hundreds of redfish being caught daily. Red fishing should continue to be great in the up coming months. Our speckled trout are becoming dormant with the cold water temperatures but during the bright warm sunny days there are plenty to be caught.
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Have a great rest of the week!
As the temperatures drop and the water cools down our fishing down in hopedale Louisiana continues to get better! Our speckled trout are schooled up and making their migration throughout the interior marsh, this makes for easy pickings to fill the box with speckled trout. On the other hand our redfishing has been off the charts! It been a few years since we have seen this many redfish in the marsh! Days of 50 to 100 redfish catches have been very common here lately! My guess is that this is a sign the winter fishing is going to be insane! If you want to come down and experience this crazy action give us a call and see for yourself why we are called the fishing capitol of the world!
On a different note we are gearing up for big duck season that starts in two weeks. I've been building blinds and checking leases and we are already covered up in birds! As I type this report our largest cold front of the year is upon us and its only going to increase the number of birds we already have! We offer guided duck hunts here in south Louisiana along with our famous blast and cast combo for you hardcore hunting and fishing enthusiast. So if you like to fish, hunt, or do both come down to hopedale, LA and let Capt. Britt with The Big Outdoors Charters show you what sportsmans paradise is all about! Until then tight lines!!
We have been very busy down on the bayou! Our last week of the summer teal season was phenomenal, the birds made a late appearance and allowed us to have several great hunts!!
Our fishing has been off the charts! We finally got the steady easterly winds and high tides which has forced all the shrimp and bait into our marsh and the fish have followed. Our redfishing has been easy pickings with catches of 50-100 redfish a day. The speckled trout are finally starting to get on a consistent pattern with good number being caught by our guides each day! I see positive signs for a banner fall and winter for both fishing and duck hunting. If you would like to book a fishing trip, duck hunt, or cast and blast with one of Hopedales finest guide services give Capt Britt a call! We guarantee a great time while making memories of a lifetime! As Capt. Britt says "come on down to hopedale and let us take you catching not fishing!"
Capt. Britt Ordes
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We took a few days off away from fishing to fill some alligator tags with our clients and focus on teal season! We had great success filling all our alligator tags in short order, but the teal birds did not show up for the first few days of the season! Hopefully we can get a big push of birds this week.
While I was hunting alligators some of our guides stayed fishing and it has been hot and heavy action on redfish and a bit slower on the trout. Our trout have started the transition from the outer gulf edge into the marsh, so keeping on a consistent bite has been tough since the fish are moving so fast everyday. On a good note this has been the most shrimp and menhaden I've seen in the marsh in a very long time! I'm expecting the fall and winter fishing to be phenomenal with all the bait that has transitioned into the marsh already!
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It was a wet week here in Hopedale, Louisiana! A week of playing a game of chess with the summer squalls! It seemed every time you get the fish biting good the rain would run you in a different direction. It was a constant game of chess, making moves to keep the customers dry and fish flying in the boat. Besides the weather the fish did corporate and we had some great catches of speckled trout and redfish come back to the dock. We have one more solid week of charters trips going out and then we will be focusing on our summer teal season.
Capt. Britt Ordes
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