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7/27/2004 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

LLoyd Labatut, Wayne Mcclure, Joe Burch, Walter Thies and I started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to fish Black Bay and Breton Sound in search of some Trophy Speckled Trout and Monster Bull Redfish!!! The weather was Hot no tide just slick as a Mirror, ok for Black Bay. We stopped at several of my Hot spots we were using live Croakers and Live Shrimp on the bottom. Wham!!! Lloyd Labatut had landed one nice 3.5 Speckled trout!!! The bite was slow due to the slow tide movement and the fresh water from the river. We Landed some of the Big Girls then move into the marsh for the Reds. Wham!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Joe Burch well was hooked up on Redfish had a good time fighting this one. Wham!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Lloyd Labatut was Hooked up on a Redfish after cutting the grass and going around the boat landed another red for the grill!!!

We caught
4 Redfish
19 Speckled Trout (Released another 25 small trout under the Birds)
1 Channel Mullet
2 Sheephead
3 Galff Top Sail Catfish

Tide = 6”Rising to 9:00 am the falling slow
Weather = Over Cast all Day
Winds = Calm 5-10
Waves = 6” to 1’
Water Temp = 79 Degrees
Water = 1’ Visibly

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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. and you can catch Blue Crabs right from the boat dock.

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2004 in Fishing Reports

 

7/26/2004 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

We started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to fish Black Bay and Breton Sound in search of some Trophy Speckled Trout and Monster Bull Redfish!!! We stopped at several of my Hot spots we were using Live Croakers and Live Shrimp on the bottom due to the river water in the area. Wham!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Adam Caswell was Hooked up on a Monster Manta Ray after a 20+minuet struggling to get him in he, landed the BEAST and took a great picture, then Released to fight another day!!! Wham!!! The Dude!!! Was hooked up on Monster Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! All of 40”long and 20lbs. We all were hooking up on the Big Girls all in the 2lb to 4lb range. After the bite slowed we took off to the marsh for some redfish for the Grill every stop we landed some it was REDFISH ON!!! (LIMITED OUT WITH A TOTAL OF 25!!!)

A great start for the first Day of fishing!!!

We caught on the 1st day!!!
1 Bull Redfish (40”long about 20lbs)
24 Redfish (Limited Out)
16 Speckled Trout
1 Drum
1 Manta Ray (Released to Fight Another Day!!!)

Tide = 8” Rising
Weather = Hot and Partly Cloudy
Winds = West 5-10
Waves = 1’to 2’
Water Temp = 80 Degrees
Water = 1’ Visibly

On the 2nd day we were looking for some BIG FISH starting with the trout early due to the lack of tide and the wind holding it up. Wham!!! The bite was fast then after 19 BIG GIRLS the bite was over. Back to the marsh for some more REDS. Wham!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Adam Caswell was Hooked up on a Bull Redfish after a run around he landed BEAST and it was caught in 1.5 ft of water under a Cajun Thunder Cork on Live Shrimp!!!

We caught on the 2nd day!!!
1 Bull Redfish (28”long about 10lbs)
6 Redfish (Limited Out)
19 Speckled Trout
1 Drum

Tide = 6” Rising
Weather = Hot and Partly Cloudy
Winds = North West 5-10
Waves = 1’to 2’
Water Temp = 79 Degrees
Water = 1’ Visibly

ALSO THANKS for some of the best Grilled Redfish I ever had!!!

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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. and you can catch Blue Crabs right from the boat dock.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2004 in Fishing Reports

 

7/19/2004 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Bob Hafner and Bob Myers in from Oklahoma to get on some Louisiana Fishing. We started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to fish Black Bay and Breton Sound in search of some Trophy Speckled Trout and Monster Bull Redfish!!! Wham!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Bob Hafner was Hooked up on a Monster Jack Crevalle Stripping all of the line down to just a few raps left on the reel so we had to chase him down with boat. After a 20+minuet struggling with him Bob Had to take break. We took a few quick pictures with the Beast of 27lbs then released him to give someone else a chance at great fight. On another stop Wham!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Bob Hafner was Hooked up on a Monster Bull Redfish and it was no stopping this one and the line was popped on one of the rig pilings. Not long after that Wham!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! It was my turn another Monster Bull Redfish and no stopping this one either!!! They were just getting the best of us!!! After a while it was getting too windy and ruff to stay on the outside so we headed into the marsh and Bob Myers turn Wham!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! It was a Bull Redfish 30” long he hooked this one right next to the boat and it took off Bob evently tuned him and landed the Bright Orange Bull Redfish!!!. Then It was Redfish on the halfshell time 12 of them in the 20+” long Class!!!

We caught on the 1st day
1 Bull Redfish (30” long)
12 Redfish
4 Speckled Trout (One Trout had no spots on his Body, Just on the Fin and Tail)
1 Jack Crevalle (27 lbs Released to fight another day)

Tide = 8” Rising
Weather = Partly Cloudy
Winds =West Wind 10-20
Waves = 2’to 3’
Water Temp = 79 Degrees
Water = 6” Visibly
The 2nd Day it was a new day with new challenges the water was low, like a winter low tide after a strong front. The water was Muddy and Low so the next option would be to fish on the out side but no the West Wind, Wind, Wind, Was Blowing 20-30 and that was not going to let that happen. We tried anyway it was too ruff so it was back to the marsh and get some of those half shell redfish!!!

We caught on the 2nd day
2 Redfish (One red had NO SPOT on his Tail)
12 Speckled Trout (Released another 25 + small Trout)

Tide = 5” Rising wind held the tide from moving
Weather = Cloudy all day
Winds =West Wind, Wind, Wind, 20-30
Waves = 2’to 4’
Water Temp = 75 Degrees
Water = 6” Visibly
Another successful weekend of fishing with some tuff conditions from Mother Nature!!! Thanks again for the Dinner at Dragos!!!

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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. and you can catch Blue Crabs right from the boat dock.

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2004 in Fishing Reports

 

7/18/2004 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Penny Legendre’s fishing Team and I started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to fish Black Bay and Breton Sound in search of some Trophy Speckled Trout and Monster Bull Redfish!!! We were fishing the short rocks and a storm came in from the east, so we headed west. Just as were getting on some trout the Bad weather set in again, so we waited out a storm for 2.5 hrs at a camp in a pipeline area near Breton Sound area. We had a fun time but the Mother Nature got the best of us!!! One of the Pictures says it all!!!

We caught
6 Speckled Trout (released a bunch of small ones)
1 Southern Flounders

Tide = 1′ Rising
Weather = Rain and Windy
Winds = Windy, Windy, Windy 20-30
Waves = 2’to 4’
Water Temp = 78 Degrees
Water = 3” Muddy low Visibly

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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. and you can catch Blue Crabs right from the boat dock.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2004 in Fishing Reports

 

7/14/2004 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Randal & Raymond Phillips and I started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to fish Black Bay and Breton Sound in search of some Trophy Speckled Trout and Monster Bull Redfish!!!
The weather was calm with no waves no tide just slick as a Mirror I had never seen it so still in a long time on the first day. We stopped at several of my Hot spots we were using live Croakers Live Shrimp on the bottom to get under the river water. We were after BIG FISH anything that would pull!!! Wham ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Up to 3 hooked up at one time then nothing time to move this went on all day!!! The 2nd day the wind was west to North West and was stopping what little tide movement and stirring up the water. The Bite was like the day before Wham ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Up to 3 hooked up at one time then nothing time to move this went on all day again. The bite was so fast you thought you were going to sink the boat with fish then nothing. I think it has to do with all of the river water in the area. Randal & Raymond Phillips both fished hard to end up making both days successful!!!

We caught on the 1st day
1 Bull Redfish
20 Speckled Trout (3lb to 4.5lb class)
1 Black Drum

Tide = 1′ Rising stopped at 9:00am
Weather = Partly Cloudy and HOT
Winds = Calm
Waves = 6”
Water Temp = 79 Degrees
Water = 1’ Visibly, with River Water

We caught on the 2nd day
12 Speckled Trout (3lb to 4.5lb class)
1 Black Drum
2 Southern Flounders
3 Sheephead
1 Galff Top Sail Catfish

Tide = 1′ Rising, stopped at 9:30am
Weather = Partly Cloudy
Waves = 1’ to 2’
Water Temp = 79 Degrees
Water = 1’ Visibly, with River Water

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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. and you can catch Blue Crabs right from the boat dock.

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2004 in Fishing Reports

 

7/13/2004 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Mark & Maria Buras this was there 3rd time out fishing with me. We started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to fish Black Bay and Breton Sound in search of some Trophy Speckled Trout and Monster Bull Redfish!!! 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 and Live Shrimp on the bottom. Wham!!! Maria Buras was hooked up on Monster Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Just wore her out!!! Wham!!! Mark Buras was Hooked up on a Monster Bull Redfish after a 20+minuet struggling to keep him out of the rig he landed the BEAST. We were after BIG FISH today all of the trout were 3lb to one that weight in at 5lbs.
Another Successful Fun Day of Fishing!!!

We caught
3 Bull Redfish (Limited Out)
2 Redfish
10 Speckled Trout (3lb to 5lbs Class)

Tide = 1′ Rising
Weather = Sunny
Winds = Calm 5 miles per hour
Waves = 1’ max
Water Temp = 78 Degrees
Water = 1’ Visibly

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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. and you can catch Blue Crabs right from the boat dock.

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2004 in Fishing Reports

 

7/7/2004 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Jerry, Jary and Pete Silas. This was Pete Silas Father Day / Birthday Gift and it was a great time had by all. We started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to fish Black Bay and Breton Sound in search of some Trophy Speckled Trout and Monster Bull Redfish!!!
The weather was calm with no wave’s good 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. We were on Trophy Trout, from 3lbs to the largest one 5lbs. The bite was slow but steady you had and worth the wait for the BIG GIRLS!!! This was a day the bite stopped early catch a few here and there. On the way in we had the pleasure of having 15 Dolphins riding in our wave just a few feet from the boat; they were just in a playing in the waves. We took some great photos.

We caught
2 Redfish
19 Speckled Trout (Most of them were 3.5lbs to 5lbs being the largest one)
1 Southern Flounders

Tide = 1′ 8” Rising
Weather = Partly Cloudy with Evening Thunder Storms
Winds = Calm
Waves = Calm
Water Temp = 78 Degrees
Water = 1’ Visibly

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. and you can catch Blue Crabs right from the boat dock.

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2004 in Fishing Reports