It has been a wild ride the past week or so. The Shore Thing guides have been near and far depending on the weather. The fish have cooperating almost to good some days. Gonna try and recap this but the pictures will tell most of it for us. Here we go...
The fall fishing down in the LA Marsh has been about as good as you could ever want. Most days we have 5 to 7 boats scattered around. The majority of the action has been either diving gulls chasing jumping shrimp. Drifting shallow oyster reefs in 5 to 3 feet of water has worked well. The falling tides in the mornings has helped fishing drains and wash outs where the bait is being pushed through.
We have been bringing live shrimp and or minnows on all trips for helping to locate the trout, but most of the damage has been on the artificial. The go to rig has been the Boat Monkey Popping Cork with 18 inches of leader, a 3/8 ounce jig head and a Matrix soft plastic. A good shrimp imitation like the Savage 3-D shrimp works well too.
We have had back to back trips to The Cat Island house this week, and the weather was insanely good. The first crew was Barry Wright and the poultry misfits. It was actually a small group. Outta sheer coincidence we discovered that Tommy Rutherford, Denny and Mack from Newlyweds spice company were fishing on day trips back at Bayou Caddy. Long story short, we called everyone's parents and made sure it was ok for a sleep over...
Glad we had a couple extra hooks in the water, cause the fish were hungry. While Chef Frank was serving fresh fried trout and shrimp were loading up on speckled trout, flounder and redfish. No rest for the weary. After 3 days of fun at the island, we dropped them off and immediately picked up a huge crew. The 13 man Ehran Ray Ag chemical Crew would claim the title for the most fish ever caught on a 3 day trip. Technically speaking they claimed title in less than 24 hours!!! Between 4 boats we had 582 trout (whites/specks) and 25 redfish!!! It was insanely good fishing and all on the neap tide. We caught even more fish in the next two days, but only kept slot reds, flounders and speckled trout. All 13 guys went home with several bags of fillets. For many of these guys, this was their first saltwater inshore fishing trip.
The boys on the day trips were doing just as good. Captains Ray and Darren were doing fantastic all week on the same bite we were on.
It just looks like it is gonna be on one of those amazing fall bites. Give us a call if you wanna wet a line. Thanks...
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