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
We had a crazy week last week in Hopedale, Louisiana! ! The weather cooperated and we were able to run a few charter fishing trips down on the bayou! We had three great trips all limiting out on redfish, two of the trips south Louisiana showed us her great side! Both trips hit 100 plus redfish a day, insane action from the first cast to the last cast! Our spring time fishing has showed up a little early this year and the fish are feasting uncontrollably. This pattern should stay true from now until may if we don't get a huge weather change. If you you want to see what sportsmans paradise is all about I would highly recommend getting down as soon as you can! Short boat rides and more than enough fish to catch right now!! We have a few openings for charter fishing this month and next if you want to experience this crazy action!
Capt. Britt Ordes
Hopedale, LA Fishing Charters
Fishing has been above average this month so far! We had a mild February with big southern winds which gave us a good migration of fish coming in from the gulf. The southern winds pushed a lot of water into our marsh the last two weeks and the fish followed. Water temperatures stayed in the 70 degree range and plenty of trout were brought back to our dock this week. The redfish have been steady all year with easy limits. I had a group in town today from Arkansas and the wind blew 30 mph out of the east, we still filled the box with an easy limit of reds. We have some dates available for March and April but our summer dates are few and far between. Give us a call to get on the books for a fishing trip of a lifetime!
Capt. Britt Ordes
Hopedale, Louisiana Inshore Fishing Charters
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
Call: (985) 259-1801
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!
If you would like to fish or hunt with one of Hopedale's most experienced guide services give Capt Britt a call and book a trip of a lifetime.
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
The fishing here in Hopedale, Louisiana has been great as usual. Another great week in the books with lots of fish and happy customers coming back to the dock! Our speckled trout fishing has been off the charts and our yearly pogy run has finally showed up this week! For many that do not know this time of year the massive pogy run comes through hopedale and the giant bull reds follow! Schools of thousand upon thousands of pogys move in from the gulf into the outer bays of southeast Louisiana, massive schools of bull reds and jacks follow these pogies to feast upon. This means lots of big fish with chances of catching giant reds from the 25 to 40 lbs class! This running of the bulls as we call it, should last for the next few weeks.
As our summer season is coming to an end in the next few weeks, we will be switching gears getting our duck blinds ready for our summer blue wing teal hunts and gearing up for the fall and winter fishing. The summer season was a challenging but successful summer, but I have a feeling the winter is going to be a special one.
If you would like to make a hunt or fish with us call Capt. Britt to book your trip. 985-259-1801
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