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4/29/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

More pictures for this report!!!

“25th of April started with some heavy thunderstorms moving across the area making the challenge of finding clean water and fish a lot harder than expected. Friends had come from out of state, Jim Bly from Heber Springs, Arkansas, as well as Rob Binkley and Chuck Carter from Kennesaw, Georgia. After a great meal at Drago’s Thursday night, Capt. Dude suggested we try a little later trip that would put us in the right place when the tide would be perfect to get on the trout. We left Dudenhefer’s Bayou camp at 10:30am and were greeted by 20 to 30 knot winds which was going to put extra pressure
On finding the fish. While riding across the shallow bays and twisting bayous, I reflected on past trips of hunting and fishing with this group of guys and how things have changed in the twenty something years we’ve tried to keep this tradition going. Limits of fish and game have grown more restrictive and our time to get our schedules to work for a trip has become extremely tight. The Capt. slowing the Honda outboard down brought me back to the present as I tried to assist in getting everyone in the water ASAP. Rob connected first and was quickly followed by Chuck; call him “big daddy”, catching nice trout on artificial Salt water Assassin tails with 3/8oz heads. Things didn’t happen quick enough so Capt. Dude fired it up and zoomed a little closer to the edge of Breton Sound in hopes off finding clear water and more fish. As soon as Capt. Dude told Jim where to cast he was hooked up on a 20”+red taking quite a bit more drag than most fish of the Little Red River where he comes from. After photos and congrats we proceeded to have a most relaxing afternoon that gave us more specks than we needed to eat and catch up on old times.

The 26th started out with a bit of a chill in the air as the breeze had switched to northwest and the humidity was gone. The final member of the group, Mahlon “Boo” Oustalet met us at the dock as the sky started to break day in the East. With additional crew and extra provisions we left anticipating a great day of relaxation. Difficult for these professional types to slow down and enjoy our Bayou pass a good time mentality but I believe Capt. Dude was more than convincing when he anchored us in a spot that everyone on board caught trout and reds, some more than others. When the wind allowed us to run out a little further later in the morning we were able to get on some more awesome trout that were partial to artificial over bait. The wind started to kick the waves up again so we decided to head back via the protected water of Bayou Terre aux Bouef. Before Capt. Dude let me fire up the electric knife he took a couple of group shots of friends and fish.
With another great trip completed and bags of filets my friends went home to their families Sunday morning. Before any of them got too far we were back on the phone planning the next adventure before Capt. Dude and the Bayou Camp are booking up. Warren not only knows how to fish; he knows how to make people enjoy the entire experience. Without a doubt, the finest time spent on the water with great friends and excellent captain, boat, and equipment. We will be back “reeling” soon!
Thanx   JA Cates”

Thanks again, to Jack Cates for making this fishing report and a great fishing trip a successful one.

Mahlon “Boo” Oustalet hooked up on a LARGE RAY and was pulling him all around the boat. He landed the beast and we took a few pictures, and then released.

JA Cates had caught a BULL Red on light tackle on artificial lure!!!
Every one was on the Trout and Red!!!

At the end of the day on the 25th we had:
22 REAL NICE SPECKLED TROUT
1 BULL REDFISH

At the end of the day on the 26th we had:
38 REAL NICE SPECKLED TROUT
2 BULL REDFISH
6 REDFISH
1 LARGE THROW BACK RAY

A Great day after all for the 3’ waves and 25+ miles per hour wind!!!

BAD HAIR DAY!!!
WHITE CAPS IN THE BAIT WELL!!!

We all had a great time on the water!!! Sunshine all Day!!!

Check out the Great Pictures!!!

P.S. THE TROUT ARE TURNED ON IN BLACK BAY!!!

Looking for clear water was one of the most important factors in catching any amount of fish. We were using Live Minnows two foot under a Cajun thunder cork for the trout. Using Dead Shrimp on the bottom for the BULL REDS AND BULL DRUMS.

BOOK YOUR CHARTER NOW!!! My rates include Licensed Captain, live bait, fuel, ice, tackle, and fishing poles and YOU FISH ARE CLEAN AND PACKAGED FREE!!!
We are currently fishing with Dead Shrimp, Live Minnows, Live Shad, Live Crabs and Lures.
NO HIDDEN CHARGES!!!

All you have to bring is a fishing license and what you want to eat and drink. Two Comfortable Private Deluxe overnight accommodations that have night fishing from the boat dock. Even if you need a place to stay on the bayou to fish from your own boat, I can send you in the right direction to catch fish!!! Give me a call to book a fishing trip or book a night. Take a trip and rip some lips!!!
“GET DA NET!!!” and Let’s Go Fishing!!! I have some openings left this month; so if you would like to get in on some Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum and Southern Flounder action.

DON’T LET FISHING WITH THE DUDE SLIP BAYOU!!!
“GET DA NET!!!”

I Guarantee Fish <‘)))>< and Fun!!!

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

4/28/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Went out on Joel’s boat to show him the area and how to catch fish in 25+ Knots winds. We started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou in search of a Mr. Bull Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounders; we had Live Minnows, Dead Shrimp, and lots of lures.

We stopped on a spot were the trout have been hanging out, But the 2’ waves and 25+ miles per hour wind made it tuff!!!

Mike hooked up on a Redfish and was pulling him all around the boat. He landed it after he put up a good fight in shallow water.

We moved and moved and found some trout in a bayou were we had some GREAT ACTION!!! Vincent was on the trout in this bayou!!! Some of the trout were caught on live minnows under a Cajun Thunder Cork!!! Joel was very happy because his wife said don’t come home unless you have dinner!!!

At the end of the day we had:
18 MARSH SPECKLED TROUT
1 BULL REDFISH
5 SOUTHERN FLOUNDERS
Not a bad day after all for 25+ miles per hour wind!!!

We all had a great time on the water!!! Sunshine all Day!!!

Check out the Great Pictures!!!

Looking for clear water was one of the most important factors in catching any amount of fish. We were using Live Minnows two foot under a Cajun thunder cork for the trout. Using Dead Shrimp on the bottom for the BULL REDS.

BOOK YOUR CHARTER NOW!!! My rates include Licensed Captain, live bait, fuel, ice, tackle, and fishing poles and YOU FISH ARE CLEAN AND PACKAGED FREE!!!
We are currently fishing with Dead Shrimp, Live Minnows, Live Crabs and Lures.
NO HIDDEN CHARGES!!!

All you have to bring is a fishing license and what you want to eat and drink. Two Comfortable Private Deluxe overnight accommodations that have night fishing from the boat dock. Even if you need a place to stay on the bayou to fish from your own boat, I can send you in the right direction to catch fish!!! Give me a call to book a fishing trip or book a night. Take a trip and rip some lips!!!
“GET DA NET!!!” and Let’s Go Fishing!!! I have some openings left this month; so if you would like to get in on some Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum and Southern Flounder action.

DON’T LET FISHING WITH THE DUDE SLIP BAYOU!!!
“GET DA NET!!!”

I Guarantee Fish <‘)))>< and Fun!!!

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

4/28/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

DON’T LET FISHING WITH THE DUDE SLIP BAYOU!!!

My oldest Friend JA Cates and I started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou in search of some trout; we had Live Minnows, Dead Shrimp, Live Crabs and lots of lures. We made several stops and the trout were scattered a few here and there. Looking for clear water was one of the most important factor in catching some trout the trout using Live Minnows two foot under a Cajun thunder cork and Mirror lures. We hooked up on nice trout, but the GNATS move in so we move out!!!
We went to Breton Sound to get far away from the GNATS and get on some Bull Red and Drum action on dead shrimp on the bottom. This is last Friday report. CHECK OUT THE GREAT PICTURES!!!

BOOK YOUR CHARTER NOW!!! My rates include Licensed Captain, live bait, fuel, ice, tackle, and fishing poles and your fish are cleaned and packaged FREE!!!
Currently fishing with Dead Shrimp, Live Minnows and Crab
NO HIDDEN CHARGES!!!

All you have to bring is what you want to eat and drink. Two Comfortable Private Deluxe overnight accommodations that have night fishing from the boat dock. Even if you need a place to stay on the bayou to fish from your own boat, I can send you in the right direction to catch fish!!! Give me a call to book a fishing trip or book a night. Take a trip and rip some lips!!!
Let’s Go Fishing!!! I have some openings left this month; so if you would like to get in on some Speckled Trout and Red Fish action,
I Guarantee Fish <‘)))>< <‘)))>< <‘)))>< <‘)))>< <‘)))>< <‘)))>< <‘)))>< <‘)))>< <‘)))>< <‘)))>< and Fun!!!

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

4/21/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

JA Cates, Steve Local boys and Jeff in from Georgia came down for some Louisiana Fishing. We started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou in search of a Mr. Bull Redfish, Speckled Trout, Drum, Flounder and Sheephead; we had Live Minnows, Dead Shrimp, and lots of lures.

We stopped on a spot were the trout have been hanging out, But the 3’ waves and 25+ miles per hour wind made it tuff!!!

Steve hooked up on a Bull Redfish and was pulling him all around the boat. He landed the 28” beast.

JA Cates had a Red on but Steve’s line had gotten tangled in JA’s line and when I tried to get it untangled the Redfish broke off!!!

We moved and found some trout on a reef and were catching them on top dogs GREAT ACTION!!! Some of the trout were caught on live minnows under a Cajun Thunder Cork!!!

At the end of the day we had:
22 REAL NICE SPECKLED TROUT
1 BULL REDFISH
5 SOUTHERN FLOUNDERS
Not a bad day after all for the 3’ waves and 25+ miles per hour wind!!!

We all had a great time on the water!!! Sunshine all Day!!!

Check out the Great Pictures!!!

Looking for clear water was one of the most important factors in catching any amount of fish. We were using Live Minnows two foot under a Cajun thunder cork for the trout. Using Dead Shrimp on the bottom for the BULL REDS AND BULL DRUMS.

BOOK YOUR CHARTER NOW!!! My rates include Licensed Captain, live bait, fuel, ice, tackle, and fishing poles and YOU FISH ARE CLEAN AND PACKAGED FREE!!!
We are currently fishing with Dead Shrimp, Live Minnows, Live Crabs and Lures.
NO HIDDEN CHARGES!!!

All you have to bring is a fishing license and what you want to eat and drink. Two Comfortable Private Deluxe overnight accommodations that have night fishing from the boat dock. Even if you need a place to stay on the bayou to fish from your own boat, I can send you in the right direction to catch fish!!! Give me a call to book a fishing trip or book a night. Take a trip and rip some lips!!!
“GET DA NET!!!” and Let’s Go Fishing!!! I have some openings left this month; so if you would like to get in on some Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum and Southern Flounder action.
DON’T LET FISHING WITH THE DUDE SLIP BAYOU!!!
“GET DA NET!!!”

I Guarantee Fish <‘)))>< and Fun!!!

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

4/20/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Joe Stockdale and his son’s Tom and Shields came in from Texas for some Louisiana fishing. We started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou in search of a Mr. Bull Redfish, Speckled Trout, Drum, Flounder and Sheephead; we had Live Minnows, Dead Shrimp, and lots of lures. We stopped on a spot were the trout have been hanging out, But the GNATS WERE SO BAD WE BARELY GOT OUT MINNOWS WET AND DESIDED TO GO!!! Headed out to Black Bay where on recent trips we limited out on Bull Reds. The Bull Redfish are what this team really wanted to catch.
Tom hooked up on the First BULL REDFISH AND WHAT A ARSOME FIGHT.
Tom landed this 31” Bull Red!!!
Tom hooked up again another Bull red 29”. Check out the spots on this red!!!

Joe hooked up on what he thought was the bottom until the red started pulling drag. HE CAUGHT A 32” BIG BULL RED OF THE DAY!!!
Joe ended up with the BIG BULL AWARD!!!

We took off after the trout, ended up with 18 nice size trout. Shields ended up with the LARGEST TROUT OF THE DAY WHILE HIS DAD TOOK A POWER NAP AFTER FIGHTING THAT BULL RED!!!

We all had a great time on the water!!! Sunshine all Day!!!

Check out the Great Pictures!!!

Looking for clear water was one of the most important factors in catching any amount of fish. We were using Live Minnows two foot under a Cajun thunder cork for the trout. Using Dead Shrimp on the bottom for the BULL REDS AND BULL DRUMS.

BOOK YOUR CHARTER NOW!!! My rates include Licensed Captain, live bait, fuel, ice, tackle, and fishing poles and YOU FISH ARE CLEAN AND PACKAGED FREE!!!
We are currently fishing with Dead Shrimp, Live Minnows, Live Crabs and Lures.
NO HIDDEN CHARGES!!!

All you have to bring is a fishing license and what you want to eat and drink. Two Comfortable Private Deluxe overnight accommodations that have night fishing from the boat dock. Even if you need a place to stay on the bayou to fish from your own boat, I can send you in the right direction to catch fish!!! Give me a call to book a fishing trip or book a night. Take a trip and rip some lips!!!
“GET DA NET!!!” and Let’s Go Fishing!!! I have some openings left this month; so if you would like to get in on some Speckled Trout, Red Fish, Southern Flounder and Black Drum action,

DON’T LET FISHING WITH THE DUDE SLIP BAYOU!!!
“GET DA NET!!!”

I Guarantee Fish <‘)))>< and Fun!!!

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

4/19/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Don’t Forget the BULL PICTURE.
Judge Phil and Retired Judge John and Shelby came down from Arkansas to get on some Redfish after a night in New Orleans. We started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou and stopped in lake Ameda and caught one Quick Redfish and the Gnats got so thick it was time to leave and I mean like now!!!  We headed out and the fog set in so we stopped on a few spots to let the fog lift. The next spot was the one, we were on the Black Drums were, and the fight was on!!! Then Shelby hooked up on a 33” Bull Red, what a fight!!! The jack fish were in the hundreds. I told them that they weren’t good to eat, but Shelby wanted to catch a Trophy!!! He lost a few nice lures then he hooked up a 38 minuet FIGHT on light tackle 17 lb test. The Jack weighted 27 lb. Then Retired Judge John caught 2 Pompano!!! Fish everywhere I hooked up on a Spanish Macro while they were jumping out of the water eating up small baitfish. Judge Phil was on some of the Biggest Sheephead (Bay Snappers) and Black drum having a great time. The sun was out strong after burning off the fog we needed sunscreen.  We had a great memorable day!!!
Lets Go Fishing!!! I have some openings left this month; so if you would like to get in on some Speckled Trout and Red Fish action, Call me at:
Dudenhefer’s Fishing Charters Inc.
(504) 676-3724 & Cell: (504) 813-FISH.
Web Site captaindude.com
E-mail captaindude@msn.com
BOOK YOUR CHARTER NOW!!! My rates include Licensed Captain, live bait, fuel, ice, tackle, and fishing poles and your fish are cleaned and packaged FREE!!!
Currently fishing with Dead Shrimp, Live Minnows and Crab NO HIDDEN CHARGES!!!
All you have to bring is what you want to eat and drink. Two Comfortable Private Deluxe overnight accommodations that have night fishing from the boat dock. Even if you need a place to stay on the bayou to fish from your own boat, I can send you in the right direction to catch fish!!! Give me a call to book a fishing trip or book a night.

Take a trip and rip some lips!!!

I Guarantee Fish <‘)))>< and Fun!!!

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

4/16/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Shawnna Ryder, Patty Edens, Joe Perjak and I started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou in search of a few trout, redfish, drum and sheephead; we had Live Minnows, Dead Shrimp, Dead Squid and lots of lures. Head out to Black Bay where the day before the Bachelor Party team limited out on Bull Reds. None left we must have caught them the day before, not a fish. We took off to another rig to try for the reds. None.
Decided to go after the trout in the marsh, good move.
It was a day when Joe caught a Trout, then Patty would catch one, when Joe caught a flounder Patty caught one. Joe caught a Redfish then Patty would catch one.
Ended up at the end of the day in a tie.
SHAWNNA BIG QUALITY TROUT OF THE DAY AWARD!!!
Started out slow because we wanted the big Bull Reds but couldn’t get on them today!!!

We all had a great time on the water!!! Sunshine all Day!!! And a Great Sun Set!!!

Check out the Great Pictures!!!

Looking for clear water was one of the most important factors in catching any amount of fish. We were using Live Minnows two foot under a Cajun thunder cork for the trout. Using Dead Shrimp and Squid on the bottom for the BULL REDS AND BULL DRUMS.

BOOK YOUR CHARTER NOW!!! My rates include Licensed Captain, live bait, fuel, ice, tackle, and fishing poles and YOU FISH ARE CLEAN AND PACKAGED FREE!!!
We are currently fishing with Dead Shrimp, Dead Squid, Live Minnows, Live Crabs and Lures.
NO HIDDEN CHARGES!!!

All you have to bring is a fishing license and what you want to eat and drink. Two Comfortable Private Deluxe overnight accommodations that have night fishing from the boat dock. Even if you need a place to stay on the bayou to fish from your own boat, I can send you in the right direction to catch fish!!! Give me a call to book a fishing trip or book a night. Take a trip and rip some lips!!!
“GET DA NET!!!” and Let’s Go Fishing!!! I have some openings left this month; so if you would like to get in on some Speckled Trout and Red Fish and Black Drum action,

DON’T LET FISHING WITH THE DUDE SLIP BAYOU!!!
“GET DA NET!!!”

I Guarantee Fish <‘)))>< and Fun!!!

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2003 in Fishing Reports