The times are getting very good for large catches of beautiful speckled trout. This morning I had the pleasure of fishing with a group from Atlanta Ga. and they had a blast spending the day on the water with us. I picked them up from the cabins this morning at safe light and after loading there eats and drinks on the boat we headed south across Barataria Bay for a fun filled day of catching speckled trout and bull reds. This time of the year it is OK to stop and fish the birds where as during the summer months you normally only find small trout as the fall gets closer you will start to find bigger trout under the birds. We pulled up to one of our regular oyster reefs we been catching some nice trout and the birds were diving and feeding as we position the boat so as my clients were throwing with the wind and not looking into the sun. Not disturbing the birds or the trout from there morning breakfast we began to put some beautiful trout in the boat. They had a blast catching fish almost as fast as they could throw there line. Using live shrimp three feet under a popping cork was the bait of choice today. As long as there is live shrimp in the area that will always be the best bait to fish with if you want to be productive. However when the shrimp leave for the winter then you can start using your soft plastics on a quarter oz jig head. We boxed up our limit of some of the biggest specked trout and manage to put a few big bull reds in the boat for a photo section and then released them to fight another day. When we got back to the cabins the guys were nice enough to help me clean, bag and ice them up in there ice chest for the ride home. Another great day on the water with some very nice folks and lots of memories to talk about for the rest of there life.