What a week in Hopedale Louisiana!! We had a phenomenal week of fishing, calm seas, great weather and the fish lived it!! We finally got our new 27’ encore catamaran boat this past week and we broke it in just right!! Opening day of snapper season was off the charts with a four man limit at the first spot and 28 giant mangrove snapper to top off the day!
Inshore fishing was fabulous, limits of Trout and redfish were a daily occurrence. We are still fighting the river water but there are a few small pockets of clean saltwater that are holding some fish. It took us a couple of trips to locate the clean water but now we have a good idea where it should be each day. The key this week was finding clean water and using live shrimp to help locate the the schools of fish. Hopefully the river continues to drop and the weather continues to calm down and we should have another great week of fishing.
Capt. Britt Ordes
Hopedale Louisiana Fishing Charters
We had a very interesting week in Hopedale Louisiana! What was suppose to be a light rain and wind 20-25 mph turned into a massive rain storm with winds 30-40 mph for 3 days!! One of the days we managed to get out and get a few hours of fishing which turned out to be incredible two clients caught 42 redfish in one day, all released! Another day was a complete washout! On the third day we waited until 9 in the morning to let the rain pass and we had an opportunity to go out and fished in 30-40 mph winds and a almost 5 foot tidel surge! We came back to the dock with water on top the dock and hwy, but we did manage to have a decent day of fishing! This weather has been relentless the last few weeks and not the norm for us this time of year, but next week looks to have very calm seas and beautiful weather on the horizon! We still have a few dates available coming up, with no pressure on the trout in almost a week and half I foresee a phenomenal few weeks ahead of us.
We have had a challenging week on the bayou this week!! The weather here in Hopedale, Louisiana has been as crazy as the fishing was last week! Unfortunately the weather has not been in our favor. Multiple cold fronts have pushed down this week with lots of rain and winds. We had to cancel a good number of trips and was also able to squeeze some trips in between the storms! If the wind let us get out and do our job we caught plenty of fish on the outside, if the winds were up we stayed in the marsh and picked at easy limits of redfish.
The fishing has stayed good on the up side even with the weather, on the down side with all the rain and change of winds the MS river has rose and we are seeing the start of river water flooding parts of our estuary. It amazing how fast things change in south LA, one week we are excited about lower river water and plenty of good health salty water and just a week later we are dealing with flooding rain and high river water. The future forecast is predicting a quick river drop so I expect in the next week or so when the weather settles down the river will recede and we should be back to our post storm fishing pattern.
We still have a few days available for the up coming months if you would like to fish with Hopedale most experienced guide service and stay at our first class lodge give us a call!! We guarantee plenty of fishing catching and a great time while doing it!!
Capt. Britt Ordes
Hopedale, LA Fishing Charters
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