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9/30/2004 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

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Jon Lewis, Al Melliner, and Barry Lott all retired from Mississippi enjoying the good life. They stayed in the Bayou Camp over the water!!! !!! I had the boat loaded with about 50 Live Croakers and 400 Live shrimp we were well equipped!!! 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 were using Live shrimp under a Cajun thunder cork in 2’ of water. Wham!!! Barry Lott was hooked up on Monster Bull Redfish or Jack ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Took out all of the line and then popped it. We were in the Marsh Due to the strong winds catching Grilling size redfish.

We caught on the 1st Day
7 Redfish
3 Speckled Trout
3 Sheephead

Tide = 1′ Rising
Weather = Partly Cloudy
Winds = WINDY North West 20-25
Waves = 2’to 3’
Water Temp = 74 Degrees
Water = 6” Visibly

The weather was calm with no waves no tide just slick as a Mirror.We stopped at several of my Hot spots We were using Live shrimp under a Cajun thunder cork and the lady fish and hard heads were ON!!! After about 8 of each we took off full fast!!! Wham!!! Barry Lott was Hooked up on a Monster Bull Redfish after a 20+minuet struggling to keep him out of the propeller he landed the BEAST, the Monster Bull Redfish all of 43” long and 24lbs we were surprises only 24lbs because this Bull Redfish had one large Head. We all landed a Bull Red to make this one successful day on the water!!!

We caught on the 2ND Day
4 Bull Redfish (LIMITED OUT!!!) (The Biggest 43” long, 24 lbs)
(Released 2 other Bull Redfish to fight another Day)
6 Redfish
8 Sheephead
2 Galff Top Sail Catfish

Tide = .5” Rising
Weather = Partly Cloudy
Winds = Calm and Still
Waves = Glass
Water Temp = 74 Degrees
Water = 1.5’ Visibly

Past trip on Monday, September 8, 2003 Jon Lewis, Al Melliner, and Barry Lott all retired from Mississippi enjoying the good life. They stayed in the Bayou Camp over the water!!! We started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to Black Bay and Breton Sound in search of some Trophy Trout and Monster Bull Redfish!!! We had the boat loaded with about 400 croakers and 300 live shrimp we were well equipped!!! The weather was NE 12-20 miles per hour with 3’- 4’ Scattered rain not what we really wanted. We stopped one of my Hot spots we were using live Croakers on the bottom. Wham!!! JON LEWIS was on the Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!! Landed the Half Shell Grilling Redfish!!! Then it was Al Mellinger ZZZZ!!! He landed his and we still don’t Know how to cook it or what kind it was!!! (check out the Picture maybe you know how we can cook this one). Barry Lott had a good time with his 3 Spot Redfish!!! On another stop as soon as the line hit the water ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ !!! Al Melliner was on a drag pulling 20.5 LB Jack Carevalle we had to chase this one with the boat he was running out of line after a while Al was getting tired arms in pain he passed off the pole to JON LEWIS to help stop him from running into the chair rig after making a big circle around it he was going right for the chair rig, Jon was able to stop him. Were having a hard time in the 3’ + waves and running from the rain we had a storm in front of us on the way in and one behind us so we would catch up with the rain stop and fish for while then the second storm would run us again this happened until we made it in!!!

We caught
3 Bull Redfish
2 Redfish
4 Speckled Trout
1 Sheephead (Bay Snapper)
1 Jack Carevalle (Released to fight another day)

Another Past trip on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 Jon Lewis, Al Melliner, and Barry Lott all retired from Mississippi enjoying the good life. They stayed in the Bayou Camp over the water!!! On there 2nd trip out with me we started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou going to Black Bay and Breton Sound in search of some Trophy Trout and Monster Bull Redfish!!! I had the boat loaded with about 400 croakers and 300 live shrimp we were well equipped!!! The weather was North to NE 15-20 miles per hour with 3’- 4’ not what we really wanted. We stopped one of my Hot spots we were using live Live Shrimp under a Cajun Thunder Cork we were after trout today. After catching 14 nice trout from 12” to 18” long. Wham!!! Jon Lewis, was on the Bull Redfish ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!! Landed another one for the Grill!!! When the wind laid down went to a few other spots and found just what were looking for Payday!!!! All Big Girls 3 to 5 lbs. Then it was Al Mellinger ZZZZZZZZZZ on a 5lb Trophy Trout!!! Barry Lott was having a little trouble hooking up with the croakers they were hard to hook up so I suggested to set the hook real hard on the next one he did and Broke the reel right off of the pole he keep on had the pole in on hand the reel in the other still trying to get the Big Girl in I took the reel and was reeling it in while he was still fighting The Big Girl with the pole then we need more help so Jon Lewis, netted the Big Girl, It took team work to get this one in!!!

We caught
1 Bull Redfish
41 Speckled Trout Most of them were over 3lbs (One weight 5.0 Lbs)
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Posted by on September 30, 2004 in Fishing Reports

 

9/21/2004 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Late Report due to the Hurricane Ivan. Pools N’ Stuff Fishing Team. 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!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! A Jack stripping off all of the line down to the spool I pulled up the Cajun spear and we were chasing it when it popped the line at the hook!!! Another ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! This time it was a Bull Redfish putting on a good fight in only 3’ of water. After landing this one the waves were coming over the bow of the boat so it was time to head to the marsh and bayous for some grilling size redfish. This was a tuff day with all of the wind and muddy water, but still a great time!!!

We caught
2 Bull Redfish
3 Redfish
8 Speckled Trout
3 Crabs

Tide = 1.39′ Rising
Weather = Partly Cloudy
Winds = Windy 20+
Waves = 2’to 3’
Water Temp = 78 Degrees
Water = 6” 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.

Look like the fishing is back to normal. The water is still above normal. Some pictures of the water damage in the Hopedale area after the Hurricane Ivan.
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Posted by on September 21, 2004 in Fishing Reports

 

9/8/2004 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Darryl & Beth Fury on the 10 year Anniversary in for 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!!!
The Wind was blowing against the tide and stirring up the slit, making the water muddy not good for Black Bay. We stopped at several of my Hot spots we were using live Croakers on the bottom. Wham!!! Just 2 Trout, they just were not going to feed like the day before!!! So we took off for some Red fish Action in the Marsh and Bayous!!! Wham!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Darryl Fury was on a line stripping Jack Crevalle he was in for one hell of a fight in this shallow water, only 1.5’ deep. Around and around the boat trying to break off on the propeller and even tangled in Beth’s line in which I had to cut, but Darryl was not going to let this one get away!!! After a 20 minuet fight he landed the Jack Crevalle took it weight and a few pictures and back into the water to fight another day!!! It was hard to believe this was not a Bull Redfish due to the location he was caught way up into the marsh where Jack Crevalle are not common!!! We had to be on the move due to the approaching Thunder Storms, look at the Darryl’s Jack Crevalle picture and see the black skies. Off to the next spot where Beth Fury was having the time of her life fighting some of Louisiana’s finest fighting Redfish!!! She even had a KISS for one of the prettiest Golden 6 spot Redfish!!! We had a great time on the Bayou, Shouldn’t you!!!

We caught
10 Redfish (They caught their Limit of Perfect Grilling Size Redfish!!!)
2 Speckled Trout
1 Sheephead
1 Jack Crevalle (14lbs Released to Fight Another Day)

Tide = 1.17′ Falling
Weather = Partly Cloudy with Scattered Thunder Storms
Winds = White Caps North East 10-20
Waves = 2’to 3’
Water Temp = 76 Degrees
Water = 6’ 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 September 8, 2004 in Fishing Reports

 

9/8/2004 Captain Dude!!! Hopedale / Delacroix Island Fishing Report!!!

Gina and I started down Dudenhefer’s Bayou at 8:00 am a little late for going to fish Black Bay and Breton Sound in search of some Trophy Speckled Trout and Monster Bull Redfish!!!
The weather was calm with 1’to 2’ waves not much tide just, perfect Sunny Day for Black Bay. We stopped at several of my Hot spots we were using live Croakers on the bottom. Wham!!!ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!! Gina was Hooked up on a Big Line Stripping Jack Crevalle that Took out all of the line so we had to chase him with the boat after a 20+minuet struggling to keep him out of the propeller she landed the BEAST, the Monster Jack Crevalle all 22+lbs. Then it was Trophy Trout time, from 2.5lbs to 3.5lbs they really turned on when the Thunder Storm got close it had light rain which felt good due to the HOT Sunny day. We even took a time out for a swim and a walk on the Shell Beach!!! One hell of a Great Day!!!

We caught
14 Speckled Trout (2.5lbs to 3.5lbs)
1 Jack Crevalle (Weighted 22lbs and Released to Fight Another Day)

Tide = .91′ Falling
Weather = Partly Cloudy with Scattered Thunder Storms
Winds = Calm 5-10
Waves = 1’to 2’
Water Temp = 77 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 September 8, 2004 in Fishing Reports