Speckled trout fishing in Barataria Bay during the months of April, May, June and July is what we call the summer time fishing season. That is when the speckled trout are schooling up and sponging. During this time of the year while they are sponging they also tend to feed while schooled up. That makes it interesting for fishing speckled trout this time of the year. When you find a bite this time of the year it is usually a non stop as fast as you can throw the line type of bite. This morning I had the pleasure of fishing with a group out of Lake Charles Louisiana that are regulars on my boat. I picked them up from the cabins at safe light and we headed south across Barataria Bay towards four bayou pass. We had a slight wind out of the southeast at about ten miles per hour. The tide was coming in until 9:30 am with a range of 1.37 ft. We are in a dark moon phase right now so the speckled trout are not feeding during the night. As far as all my calculations you couldn’t ask for a better morning. Fishing during the week days is always better than fishing on a Saturday or Sunday if you know what I mean. We arrived at the first spot and the water clearly was perfect. We anchored down on a oyster reef in about three feet of water right on the inside of the barrier islands and went to work catching beautiful speckled trout one after the other. I had four people on the boat and it was everything I could do to keep up with them in regards to taking trout off there lines and then moving to the next person. While the catch was going on the guys were have a great time not realizing how many speckled trout were being boxed up in such a shout amount of time. I guess it took about a hour and forty five minuets and it was time for me to start counting because I knew we were getting close to our one hundred trout limit. Well after counting we had ninety one speckled trout in the box and only needed nine more trout to make our limit. It was fun watching them catch the last nine trout just to see who was going to catch the last one. Well the last trout was caught by a guy who was struggling most of the day but then got on his game about half way through and took control over everyone else. I always have to say that catching speckled trout if fun but it is the memories that you and your group build while fishing on one of our charter trips is what is most important.
Bayou Log Cabins has four log cabins on the water thirty five miles south of New Orleans in a two hundred year old fishing village. What a fantastic place to vacation with your family or if you just want to entertain some clients of your own.