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8/27/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Mr. Lester Sarpy, Thomas Kelley, Michael Kelley, Barry Yokum, we started down the ship channel in search of some Red & Mangrove Snapper, Lemon Fish, Grouper and anything BIG!!!
The weather was scattered thunder storms 1’- 3’ wave’s incoming tide just, perfect for an offshore trip the ground swell were 3’.  The water was BLUE AND YOU COULD SEE DOWN 40’ !!!. We stopped at one of my Hot spots we were using dead shad on the bottom. Wham!!! I was on a 26” Grouper!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!  Later Barry Yokum hooks up on an RED SNAPPER ZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Wham I had a blue hooked and reel him in when a  6’ Barracuda was that were just staring at it like chum and cut it in to pieces!!! Everyone was hooked up on Mangroves and Red Snapper the bite was slow but steady!!!

This was one of many great Memorable Fishing Trips!!!
We caught:  
10 Red Snappers
8 Mangrove s Snappers
2 Trigger fish
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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 & you can catch CRABS right from the boat dock.

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

8/26/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Joe Tucker, Curtis Stafford and son Zack Stafford and I started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to Black Bay in search of some Trophy Trout and Monster Bull Redfish!!!
The weather was calm with no waves no tide just slick as a Mirror “GLASS”, perfect for Black Bay. We stopped at several of my Hot spots we were using live Croakers on the bottom. Wham!!! Zack Stafford was hooked up on Monster Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Wham!!! Then Curtis Stafford was hooked up on Monster Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Wham!!! Now it was Joe Tucker Hooked up on a Monster Bull Redfish after a 20+minuet struggling ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ to keep him out of the rig he landed the BEAST, the Monster Bull Redfish all of 43” long and about 30+lbs, this was the 4 one, he had broke off on 3 other hook ups!!! They all had a great time with catching and releasing 4 more Bull Redfish!!!
To get away from so many Bull Redfish we took off to the islands to catch some smaller trout!!! The bite was slow but steady you had to fight off the ladyfish and needlefish to catch some trout!!! We were using Live shrimp under a Cajun thunder cork in 2’ of water.

ALSO THANKS TO CORNEL ARCENEAUX FOR REFERING CURTIS STAFFORD and his fishing team to go on this fishing trip with me; I had a great time with these Dudes.

We caught
1 Redfish
4 Bull Redfish 44” long about 30+ lbs and (4 Bull Redfish Released!!!)      17 Speckled Trout
This was one of many great Memorable Fishing Trips!!!

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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 & you can catch CRABS right from the boat dock.

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

8/25/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

RP Fontento, Lindsey “RED” Aucoin, CA Mike Reed and Russell Reed and I started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to Black Bay in search of some Trophy Trout and Monster Bull Redfish!!!
We stopped at one of my Hot spots we were using live Croakers on the bottom. Wham!!! Lindsey “Red” Aucoin was hooked up on Monster Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Wham!!! Next RP Fontento was hook up on a Monster Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! After landing the beast.  As soon as he throughout RP Fontento was on another 20+minuet fight struggling to keep him out of the rig he landed the BEAST, this was his second Monster Bull Redfish all of 43” long and about 30lbs after landing his second Monster Bull Redfish it was time for a beer and long break, he couldn’t fish he was WIPED OUT!!! Break time or Pass out!!!
Mr. CA Mike Reed was on Trout.  His son Russell Reed was the Trophy trout man with one at 5.1 lbs Great fish!!!
We had bad conditions with 2’ WAVES and scattered thunderstorms. We fish for a little while then, had to wait 1.5 hrs for the Rain to stop so we could get back on the fish!!!
ALSO THANKS TO GERARD CASWELL for REFERING these Dudes to go on this fishing trip with me; I had a great time with these YOUNG Dudes!!! They really know how to PLAY!!!
After catching 77 trout the day before with Captain Gene they wanted some BIG FISH today and boy did they!!! We gave them a combination of fish that they wanted!!!
We caught
4 Bull Redfish (one was 44” long 31.5+ lbs. Another 43” long and 30lbs” They Limited out on Bull Reds!!!
4 Speckled Trout One was 5.1 lbs
Who left the LIP PRINT ON MY REDFISH “CHECK IT OUT”

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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 & you can catch CRABS right from the boat dock.

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

8/19/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Mr. Lester Sarpy, Thomas Kelley, Michael Kelley, Barry Yokum, we started down the ship channel in search of some Red & Mangrove Snapper, Lemon Fish, Grouper and anything BIG!!!
The weather was scattered thunder storms 1’- 3’ wave’s incoming tide just, perfect for an offshore trip the ground swell were 3’. We stopped at one of my Hot spots we were using dead shad on the bottom. Wham!!! SHARK Barry was on ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!  Later I hook up on an ANOTHER SHARK ZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Wham!!! I had a blue hooked and reel him in and an Amberjack was right on is tail Jumping out of the water and just hitting it. Need less to say the Amberjack did not hook up!!! I had a blue hooked and reel him in when a  6’ Barracuda was that were just staring at it like chum!!! !!!
Barry was reeling in another blue and another Amberjack was right on his tail but would not bite the blue so I thru in a Live Croaker at him and Wham!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Landed the 33” Amberjack “Dinner”.

This was one of many great Memorable Fishing Trips!!!
We caught:
1 Amberjack
1 Speckled Trout 26” long approx. 6+lbs
2 Red Snappers
8 Mangroves Snappers
2 Trigger fish
On the way in from the rain we stopped on some inside rigs and ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Bull Redfish
5 Bull Reds (Released on to fight Another Day!!!)
2 other keeper Reds

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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 & you can catch CRABS right from the boat dock.

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

8/18/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Kevin Mixion, his dad Herman Mixion, Brother Stephen Mixion, and I started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to Black Bay in search of some Trophy Trout and Monster Bull Redfish!!!
The weather was 30+Knots so I asked Herman what the wanted to do and they said go outside to get on the BIG GIRLS and I told them the waves would be at least 4’ but that was not stopping them they were ready to fish.  We stopped at one of my Hot spots we were using live Croakers on the bottom. Wham!!! Nice 3+ lb Trout both Kevin and his Brother Stephen were HOT never before catching Trout this Big they were getting a taste of some of the Louisiana’s Finest Fishing with some of the Hardest fishing conditions. After a few trout we tried to get on some trout behind one of the Islands and the water was just too muddy.  We tried a few more rigs before the waves got to 5’ then it were time to head for the Marsh!!! Once in the Marsh we started catching 4’ to 8” Croakers which were too big for the inside fishing in which we saved for me to use on Bull Reds, Snappers, and an Amberjack on Sunday. (Thank Yall again for the Bait!!!) We sure had a great time catching them. After catching some Trophy Trout, from 3lbs to 4.5lbs on the out side the Marsh was not going to do it for these Dudes. We will just have to try again when the conditions are better. We had some of the hardest conditions, too much wind and muddy water but that did not stop them from having a great time.
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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 & you can catch CRABS right from the boat dock.

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

8/15/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Gerard & and son Adams Caswell, Randy & son Alex Toepfer on their 2nd trip out with me to catch some more Bull Redfish & Trophy Trout. We started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to Black Bay!!! The weather was calm with no waves no tide just slick as a Mirror, perfect for Black Bay. We stopped at several of my Hot spots we were using live Croakers on the bottom. Wham!!! Gerard Caswell was hooked up on Monster Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Took out all of the line and then popped it.  Later Gerard hook up on a 4lb trout and we thought a 4’ shark was about to eat it but it was not a shark, it was a Monster Bull Redfish. A few minutes later Wham!!! Adam was Hooked up on a Monster Bull Redfish after a 20+minuet struggling to keep him out of the rig he landed the BEAST, the Monster Bull Redfish all of 43” long and about 30+lbs, what a great Graduation Present. The line from Gerard pervious hook up was hanging out of the Bull Redfish mouth. Gerard and I both were impressed!!! This was one hungry Bull Red!!! Then it was on to Trophy Trout, from 3lbs to 4.5lbs.  Then off to the islands again to finish off the box with some smaller trout!!! The bite was slow but steady you had to fight off the ladyfish and needlefish to catch some trout!!! We were using Live shrimp under a Cajun thunder cork in 2’ of water.
ALSO THANKS TO CHARLIE DAGILE FOR REFERING GERARD CASWELL and his fishing team to go on this fishing trip with me; I had a great time with such nice group.

We caught
1 Bull Redfish 43” long about 30+ lbs
48 Speckled Trout
3 Southern Flounders
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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 & you can catch crabs right from the boat dock.

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

8/13/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Mr. Lester Sarpy, Thomas Kelley, Barry Yokum, Gene Dodd, we started down the ship channel in search of some Red & Mangrove Snapper, Lemon Fish, and Grouper!!!
The weather was scattered thunder storms 2’- 3’ wave’s incoming tide just, perfect for an offshore trip. We stopped at one of my Hot spots we were using dead shad on the bottom. Wham!!! Snapper on ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! We lost a lot of hooked up fish. Later I hook up on a Nice Grouper landed it but only 20” long back in the water. Wham!!! Gene hooked another 2 Groupers they both were keepers. While were all were on Red & Mangro Snappers. One of the trigger fish that I caught flipped about 6” off of the floor of the boat and bites my little finger; it almost took out a chunk!!! Needless to say I BIT HIM BACK after he hit the pan!!!
Latter in the day My good friend Walter and his wife Brenda Lavine pulled up and we hit the water with spear gun in hand. I decided to just site see as I did not want to spear any fish with the 7   5’to 6’ Barracudas that were just staring at me like chum!!! Latter Walter brought up 3 Big Groupers!!!
This was one of many great Memorable Fishing Trips!!!
We caught:
2 Grouper
12 Red Snappers
4 Mangroves Snappers
3 Trigger fish
Check out the Great Pictures!!!  
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 & you can catch CRABS right from the boat dock.

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2003 in Fishing Reports