This past week was a perfect storm weather week and weekend! We had two major fronts back to back that had high winds and very cold temperatures!! The 40 degrees air temperature drop and 25 degrees water drop put the fish in dormant mode. We canceled all of our trips for the week and started back as soon as the weather cleared. Due to the weather we had no live bait so artificial lures were the flavor the fish had to eat!
It took us a few stops to figure where the fish relocated to but once we figured out the pattern and what to look for we got on steady bites. You had to fish slow and be very patient. Ten to fifteen minutes each spot until you got a bite, if you got one to eat you would catch plenty more with it. The trick was a very subtle pop of the cork, almost a tick and the corks would slowly sink or move to one side or the other. Once you got the bite just reel and lift the rod and fish on!! If you set the hook you would miss the bite every time. After two days of the finicky fishing it was like the flood gates open and the fishing went crazy! We had a 3 boat trip with almost 200 trout and 45 reds hit the dock!!
The fishing is at a big peak with the big warm up and is only going to get better! If you want to come join the fun give us a call!! The Captains at the Big Outdoors Charters are top notch professional guides that will put you on a trip of a lifetime! Come down to the bayou and let us take you fish catching not fishing!!!
Hopedale, Louisiana Fishing REPORT
We are finally out of our off season and back to fishing!! March and April are two very good fishing months if you can dodge the cold fronts and rains. These two months have very unpredictable weather patterns but when you get the good days of weather the fishing is absolutely phenomenal!
This week we had a few groups come down to fish with us and we had perfect weather to go along with spectacular fishing! We caught plenty of speckled trout, redfish, and a variety of other species of fish. The fist part of the week we caught all fish on artificial lures and dead shrimp, but buy the end of the week our marinas found plenty of live bait for us to use. Live shrimp was the key over the weekend with plenty of redfish being caught.
If you would like to come down to south Louisiana and experience sportsman’s paradise give us a call and we can make it happen! We have 6 full time licensed and inshore guides to take you and your group on a fishing trip of a lifetime!!!!
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