GOOD CATCHES OF SPECKLED TROUT CAUGHT BEFORE HURRICANE BARRY SHOWED UP
Early to mid-week, good limits of trout were brought back to the cleaning house by our fishermen. Many of our catches were coming on soft plastics, live mullet and live shrimp along the ship channel. Additionally good catches were found on the east side of big lake drifting over oyster reefs under a popping cork fished about 2 feet deep. Some of our sports were also finding fish at the 9 mile channel marker. The best soft plastic baits were salt and pepper little johns made by Mirrolure and their soft dines bait was also doing good very early before the sun came up. Other popular soft plastics were Geaux glow Hackberry Hustlers and sparkle beetles under a cork. Redfish overall have been pretty scarce but the ones we caught were out at the big jetties. Call toll free at 888.762.3391 and come get in on some of this action.
We actually only fished 3 days because of hurricane Barry but there are plenty of fish in the system right now so most trips were very productive.
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Learn where they hang out, what they eat, and how to catch redfish anywhere. By Christopher Balogh Updated: July 9, 2019
With heads like football helmets and hunter instincts, redfish remain a favorite among inshore anglers. They often travel in pods, creating wakes that announce their presence, and attack with bulldog abandon. When you’re hooked up, straddle in and ride it out, because these bulls put up a fight. A basic understanding of their biology, habitat and their weakness for certain baits and lures will help bring your redfishing game to another level.
Redfish (Sciaenops ocellatus), also known as red drum, sport the trademark “eyespot” at the base of the tail, sometimes several of them. The most popular theory for the presence of these spots is they serve as a decoy, fooling predators into thinking its tail is its head. Redfish often have a coppery tone, generally inshore, while others, usually in the ocean, are more silvery. They reach maturity after three years and can live up to 40 years. Redfishing Destinations
This fish keeps a tight route along the East Coast from Massachusetts to the Gulf of Mexico, stopping in northern Mexico. The more popular redfishing locations include both coasts of Florida, Louisiana and Texas.
Redfish are often found near grassy shorelines in brackish water over shallows. They’re found in salt marsh creeks and rivers, over oyster bars and backwater flats. During the fall they migrate toward the ocean and to deep channels. In the warm months, inshore is the place to be —when bait is ample, redfish are abundant. How to Catch Redfish
Figuring out what works for catching redfish takes time and experience, and is largely dependent on where you’re fishing. Although big and intimidating at first glance, redfish are easily spooked, which is why fly fishing is a popular method for landing them. Walk on eggshells in the boat and quietly use the push pole, otherwise say goodbye to these scardey-cats.
The redfish tide debate has been around for ages. Some anglers suggest a high, outgoing tide. Others recommend a dead low, incoming tide. It depends on the habitat. High, outgoing tides allow navigation for boats and reds move back into creeks and pools. During low, incoming tides, redfish are hungry and sight fishing becomes the go-to method. Best Baits and Lures for Redfish
If you’re fishing near offshore wrecks and reefs, wintertime baits like pogies, mullet and greenies do the trick. When the sun hits, summer baits like shrimp and small crabs are the baits of choice. Anglers have a lot of favorite redfish lures to lean on. Some particulars: the tried and true weedless gold spoon, topwater plugs, plastic tails with jig heads, crank and spinner baits and shallow divers. The better redfish rigs tend to avoid weights and floats, as free lining creates the most natural presentation.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET YOUR SHOTGUN OUT AND CHECK IT OUT
Before you know it Duck season will be right on top of us – That’s right big duck season opens in November just a short 4 months away. As many of you know our newly acquired 10 thousand managed acres of Louisiana marsh was the most productive property in all of Southwest Louisiana last year. Our hunters harvested over 8100 ducks during last year’s season and a record harvest of over 500 of the very popular Canvas Backs were brought down mostly for the taxidermist. CALL TOLL FREE AT 888.762.3391 AND CHECK AVAILABALITY
HERE IS A VERY SPECIAL PROMOTION FOR THE REST OF THE SUMMER UNTIL SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
This end of summer special is intended bring the youngsters over to the lodge for fishing trip before school days return. Actually we are going to open this special to everyone but we especially want to get the youngsters out on the water before school starts.
DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET A YOUNGSTER OUT ON THE WATER
RESERVE YOUR BOAT AT THE FULL PRICE – $870.00 FOR TWO (2) PEOPLE AND THE THIRD (3RD) PERSON COMES FREE
EARLY TEAL SEASON IS SEPTEMBER 14TH TO SEPTEMBER 29TH
Our new duck hunting marsh proved to be the very best in Southwest Louisiana last year and it’s looking even better this year. Early teal season should be fantastic so book you trip now. September is one of the best fishing months here on Lake Calcasieu so take time to book our famous BLAST & CAST and have twice the fun. What could be better than blasting away at fast flying teal in the morning and casting away at big lake trout and redfish in the afternoon.
Call toll free at 888.762.3391 and reserve a trip now or
WE WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE SOME OF YOUR SPECIAL PICTURES IN OUR NEW SITE. WE ARE ESTABLISHING AN AREA TO HIGHLIGHT OUR CUSTOMERS AND PICTURES OF THEIR EXPERIENCE HERE AT THE LODGE.
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1 cup medium or large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tbsp butter ~
1 tsp blackening seasoning
6 large eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp sour cream
1 tsp Dijon mustard
juice of half a lemon
few shakes of hot sauce
salt & pepper
smoked paprika (for garnish)
finely chopped (for garnish, optional)
Pat shrimp dry and season very well with blackening seasoning. Melt butter in a pan over high heat and cook shrimp until opaque and cooked thoroughly, about 1-2 minutes each side. Remove from pan. Reserve about half of the shrimp for garnish, and finely chop the other half. Halve the eggs lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place in a medium bowl. Combine yolks with mayonnaise, sour cream, dijon mustard, lemon juice and hot sauce; stir until smooth. Fold in the chopped shrimp. Add salt and pepper to taste. Fill the egg whites evenly with the yolk mixture (use a Ziploc as a piping bag and cut off one corner to pipe into eggs). Garnish with remaining shrimp (cut larger shrimp in half), paprika and chopped green onions.
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