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10/27/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Raymond Canon, Gene Lowry, Charlie Thomas, Jerry & Peggy Leggitt, Ronnie Henderson, Harold Randolph, Kristin Ashley, Krista Randolph and Jennifer Mccartney were in from Arkansas. As I was getting the Boat Ready Raymond said take a break and come upstairs in Bayou Camp to have some Breakfast when I went in there was a full breakfast ready and the electric knit was going at carving up the Ham for the sandwiches for the day. We started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to fish the Marsh and Bayous due to the 20 + miles per hour wind!!! There was a little bet going on with the Party on Captain Gene’s Boat for the biggest Red and Trout. Gene had all of the girls on his boat and one Dude named plenty of BULL!!! Need less to say Captain Gene had the most trout but the Dude!!! On my boat Landed the CASH!!! We all had a great time catching so may fish that had to be released (too small). After we finished cleaning up the fish we were getting our boats cleaned up for the next Trip and they had Captain Gene and I over for some OYSTERS and FRESH FRESH FISH!!! Thanks Again For all of food and another great day on The Bayou!!!
We caught
5 Redfish (Released 16 Rat Reds)
50 Speckled Trout
1 Bass
8 Sheephead
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 October 27, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

10/21/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Dan and Son Johnny Calvert. Dennis Harling in from Colorado stayed in the Bayou Camp on the water this was the Dan Calverts 4th time fishing with me this year and has a date Booked in June. We started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to fish in the MARSH for some more trout and flounders!!! The wind was blowing 25+ miles per hour so were going to fish the Marsh and Bayous. We stopped at one of my Hot spots we were using live shrimp under a Cajun Thunder Cork. The bite was ok we knew we were going to catch and release a lot of small fish today!!! Dan Calvert landed a 3.3lb flounder it hit the live shrimp right next to the shore. The Rat Reds are still 14” to 15.5” long and are putting up a good fight but not ready for the grill!!! Another great day fishing on the Bayou.
We caught
38 Speckled Trout (Released more than 80)
2 Southern Flounders (one was 3.3lbs)
1 Black Drum
4 Sheephead
(Released 12 under size Rat Reds) See Yall in June!!! Thanks again for the box of Colorado Apples, Boiled Shrimp, Crabs and great time!!! With just a few more cold fronts the trout will be in the winter pattern. The shad are showing up during the fronts and the fishing will improve during the next few months. 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 October 21, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

10/20/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Dan wife Fran and Son Johnny Calvert. Dennis and wife Linda Harling in from Colorado stayed in the Bayou Camp on the water this was the Calverts 3rd time fishing with me this year and have a date Booked in June. We started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to Black Bay in search of some Monster Bull Redfish!!! The weather had calm down on the way out so it was time for Bull Redfish. We stopped at one of my Hot spots we were using dead shrimp on the bottom. Wham!!! Linda Harling was hooked up on Monster Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! And screaming!!! She was excited Fighting the Bull Redfish!!! The first one in the boat before I could finish setting up all of the lines on the bottom we had limited out on Bull Redfish done by 8:00 am and released 2 other Bull Redfish!!! Linda Harling landed a real nice flounder. Then Johnny Calvert ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Had the Fight of his life for at least 25 minutes with the Beast a 27lb 36” long Black Drum!!! After we had so much fun with the Bull Redfish it was time to get on some trout. The trout bite on catch 3 and keep 1. Dan Calvert caught the trout of the day weighting in at 3.7lbs nice trout for in the marsh!!! Fran Calvert landed a 5 spot keeper red just under 26” long. We were hooked up all day with releasing so many fish. I knew to bring extra ice when fishing with this fishing team they love to fish!!! And Dan Calvert knew this time to bring more than one Ice chest to bring the fish home because last time he left me with some Redfish on the half shell!!! Fran likes the Sheephead they fried up real good. They caught some blue crabs on the dock and boiled them up with some fresh shrimp they bought. They all really know how to ENJOY LIFE!!!
We caught
6 Bull Redfish (Released another 2 Bull Redfish)
2 Redfish (Released 14 under size Rat Reds)
1 Black Drum 27lbs 36” long
12 Speckled Trout (1 was 3.7lbs caught in the marsh)
1 Southern Flounders
5 Sheephead
See Yall in June!!! Thanks again for a great time!!! With just a few more cold fronts the trout will be in the winter pattern. The shad are showing up during the fronts and the fishing will improve during the next few months. 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 October 20, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

10/14/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Had the privilege of fishing with Chris Tiblier, Sean McClane and Kelly Walgamotte from MARSH AND BAYOU Magazine we started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to fish the Marsh in search of some Bull Redfish and Marsh Trout!!! The weather was 20+ miles per hour and no letting up. We stopped at several of my Hot spots we were using live Shrimp and Live Shad under a Cajun Thunder Cork. Wham!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! The Dude!!! Was hooked up on Bull Redfish. Later Sean McClane Hooked up on another Bull Redfish!!! Another great fish for the GRILL!!! We moved to for some faster action where you would catch three trout and only able to keep one. The range was from 6” to 22”. We moved a few more times. We stopped where I had founded the day before a spot where the shad were on top of the water, I had made a few cast of the cast net and caught 500 nice Shad 1” to 1.5” long. We fished with the shad and they did not work as well as the live shrimp this time. The Marsh is full of small Rat Reds up to 15” long. It won’t be long that they will be big enough for the Grill!!!
We caught
2 Bull Redfish
25 Speckled Trout
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 October 14, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

10/13/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Shelby Coco III, Brian Despinasse and Byron Knox 2nd time fishing with me, we started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to Black Bay in search of some Bull Redfish!!! The weather was ok it gave us a two hour break where we could get out, calm with no waves no tide just slick as a Mirror, perfect for Black Bay. Wham!!! Brian Despinasse was hooked up on Monster Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! His arms were tired after this one. Wham!!! Byron Knox from California was hooked up on Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! another one for the Grill!!! Mean while Shelby Coco was working on the Trout!!! We were using Dead shrimp on the bottom for the Redfish and Live shrimp under a Cajun thunder cork in 2’ of water for the trout.
We caught
2 Bull Redfish one was 42” long and 28lbs
3 Redfish (Released 4 Rat Reds)
17 Speckled Trout
1 Southern Flounders
See yall next April!!! Thanks again, Some of my friends Tim Costello and Greg Russo wished they would have been fishing with the Dude!!! Nice Photo???
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 October 13, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

10/11/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Mark Lang Pete Moak and Barry Shedd and I started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to Breton Sound in search of some Monster Bull Redfish and any BIG FISH!!! The weather was calm with 1’ waves and no tide. We stopped at several of my Hot spots we were using live Shrimp on the bottom. Wham!!! Barry Shedd was hooked up on Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! He landed it and I dipped him back in the water to get the blood off to take a picture and he flipped off of the fish grabber. Barry was giving me a hard time. “The Dude throws back my Red!!!” I told him we would get some more the one he had been hit by a Shark or something he was ugly. Then you would never guess his red came up on the surface belly up so we went over and netted it. We started giving Barry a hard about this Suicide Redfish he had caught. Wham!!! Pete Moak was hooked up on Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Another great fish for the GRILL. We all had a great time catching Trigger fish and spade fish what a great pull!!! It was back to the Marsh for some Trout!!!
We caught 17 different species of fish
2 Bull Redfish
1 Black Drum
13 Speckled Trout
7 Trigger fish
2 Southern Flounders
4 Blue fish (Released)
2 Snappers(Released)
2 Porkey pine Blow fish (Released)
2 Oyster fish (Released)
5 Spade fish (Released)
1 Hammer Head (Released)
2 Lady Fish (Released)
1 Grouper (Released)
1 Jack Carvelle (Released)
1 Sheephead (Released)
And too may hardheads (Released)
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 October 11, 2003 in Fishing Reports

 

10/6/2003 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Penny and Morgan 3rd trip out with me. Penny wanted her brother Wayne to get on some of the Louisiana fishing action we caught on the 2nd trip. We started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to Black Bay in search of some Trophy Trout and Monster Bull Redfish!!! But the weather was windy with 1.5” waves. Not the great conditions we had on our 2nd trip. We fished the marsh and released over 100 trout and 12 small Rat Redfish. I told Penny this was going to have to be the last trip out unless she wanted to bring her doctor along just incase. See yall after the baby is born!!!
We caught
12 Rat Redfish (Released all 12 to fight another day until they get bigger)
50 Speckled Trout (Released 100+ Speckled Trout to hit the pan when they are bigger)
2 Southern Flounders

Penny and Morgan 2nd trip out with me. 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!!! Penny was hooked up on Monster Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! She had on a good fight but this one got off right at the boat head out of the water and thru the hook!!! Wham!!! Morgan was Hooked up on a Monster Bull Redfish after a 20+minuet struggling to keep him out of the rig he landed his baby, the Monster Bull Redfish all of 42” long and 30lbs. This was the biggest Redfish he ever caught!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Penny was on again but having a hard time being 6 months with one on the way, she managed to land this 20+lbs Jack Crevalle after 20 minuets going around and around the boat she took a picture and released the Jack to fight another day!!!
We caught
2 Bull Redfish 42” long about 30 lbs another 32” 11.6lbs
1 Redfish
1 Speckled Trout
2 Southern Flounders
1 Jack Crevalle (Released to fight another day)
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 October 6, 2003 in Fishing Reports