This past week the fishing has been tough to our standards. September is the month of the transition phase. During this phase the speckled are on the move! They are transitioning from the gulf follow the white shrimp into the marsh. It is very hard to stay on a consistent bite due to the fact that the trout are moving miles day in and day out. They will be on the move the entire month and should start to show signs of entering the marsh the last week in September or the first week in October. Cooler weather can speed up the process and hotter weather can pro long the migration.
As far as redfish we have been on a somewhat consistent bite but it too has slowed down significantly. Usually the bulls have finished breeding about this time and are following the pogies to the edge of the marsh and gulf. We have checked a few times this week and no show for the bulls just yet. Hopefully any day they make an appearance.
We are in the process of gearing up for the summer teal season and the fall fishing. We have a few days left in October, November and December so if you plan on fishing with us or making a duck hunt please call for dates ASAP! The books are filling up fast!
The Mississippi River is at the lowest stage it’s been in two years and the saltwater is coming into the marsh as we speak. It’s setting up to be an incredible fall plenty of shrimp already in the marsh. I’ve checked all of our duck leases and we are covered in feed, if we do not have a hurricane we should have a great duck season too!
Capt. Britt Ordes
Hopedale, Louisiana Fishing Charters, Hunting & Lodging
What a week in hopedale, Louisiana!! We finally got a week of calms winds and no rain and were able to put a solid week of fishing in. With big tides and some decent salinity we managed to get on a fantastic trout bite this week. Almost 600 speckled trout came back to the dock this week on just one boat! Solid 2-3 lbs fish with a couple of 4 and 5 lbs trout caught and released. I’m predicting a late summer bite this year due to the high river and fresh water intrusion we had all summer. A big push of trout finally showed up and I have a feeling they will be sticking around for some time. Hopefully my prediction is right and this action stays hot! If your looking for your next fishing adventure give us a call! We are one of the top guide services in hopedale LA with over 25 years of experience in the business! We have the best accommodations available in the area!
Capt. Britt Ordes
Hopedale, Louisiana Fishing Charters and Lodging
The fishing has been off the charts this week! The fishing in Hopedale has been above and beyond its norm for this time of year! Our charter fishing fleet has been on the water non stop and everyday we are catching 100's of fish! Yes I said that right 100's a day on a single charter boat! The weather has been cooperating with us and the fish are loving it!! Plenty of giant bull reds have moved in with big numbers of speckled trout too. I would normally say the fishing will get better as we move into April but it truly can't get any better than it is now! If you have always wanted to make that fishing trip of a lifetime to sportsman's paradise I would advise you to come now! Here are a few pictures from some trips this week!
Capt. Britt Ordes
Hopedale, LA Inshore Fishing Charters
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!!
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