Here we are the ninth of February and we are still catching speckled trout that has hung around from the fall fishing season. I can’t believe the beautiful trout that shows up every day here at the boat lunch from customers of mind that are putting over here at the marina. I must say that it has to be because we have had such a mild winter that the trout are still on the inside in the shallow waters. Normally this time of the year most of the trout have headed out to deeper water in the gulf for protection from the freezing temperatures. Everyone I have been talking to is using soft plastic two feet under a popping cork and are doing very good. There is no live shrimp on the inside as of now so the trout that is still on the inside close to the village has very little to eat and that explains why the bite is so good on plastic. I would say that if we don’t get any really cold weather in the next three to four weeks that the population of trout that did leave and go out to the gulf for the winter will be arriving back on the oyster reefs near the barrier islands and joining up with the ones that never left for the winter. This doesn’t happen often as normally in the month of January and February you couldn’t find a speckled trout to save your life around the shallow waters any where along the Louisiana coast.
I can tell you one thing, it will not be long before the live shrimp start showing up in the shallow lakes and bays close to the village and that will be a tell tale sign that the speckled trout will not be far behind. What an exciting time of the year each and every year as March arrives and the weather start to feel like spring the fishing starts to improve more and more as April approaches. April is the month that the transition takes place where the trout migrate in from the gulf following the live shrimp and other bait feed to the shores all along the Louisiana coast. Mother nature has a way of repeating herself every year and what an amazing concept to witness how the change of seasons bring on the same results each and every year. Speckled trout fishing here at Bayou Log Cabins Fishing Lodge is something we take very serious as our customers that come back every year know what to expect from our charter captains. I can not tell you we box up limits every time we take a group out but what I can tell you is that the captain on the boat you will be on will do everything in his power to show you the best time on the water he possible can. Most of the time the results will be a box of beautiful speckled trout and red fish, but sometimes mother nature will throw us a curve ball. It is when the conditions are not just right and the fishing is not at it’s best that our seasoned captains will dig down in the bag of experience that we have and deliver a satisfactory time on the water that you will appreciate at the end of the day. That my friend is the difference between a bad day on the water and making the most out of the conditions that were not so good. If you spend enough time on the water you will experience both ends of the spectrum, you will see days you can’t do anything wrong and will catch fish everywhere you go using anything you want for bait. Then there will be days quite the opposite that everything will go wrong and no matter how many different places you try, you just can’t seem to get a bite. Believe me I have been on both ends of that rope and sometimes you just have to roll with conditions and make some adjustments as to the locations you try and how you fish those locations. If every time you left the dock and caught one hundred speckled trout and a limit of red fish I promise you fishing wouldn’t be any fun. It truly is the competition and the unknown of what you will catch that makes the day on the water interesting. Not knowing what to expect can sometimes more exciting than catching a box of fish. Now having said all of that believe me even if you do not know what you are going to catch each and every time you leave the dock it is a great feeling to come back to the camp with a box of beautiful speckled trout and red fish.
Remember what I said about the live shrimp starting to show up during the month of March and the trout following them in from the gulf. New Orleans is blessed with a great location for speckled trout and red fish fishing for a verity of reasons. People come to Bayou Log Cabins Fishing Lodge from all over North America to experience the type of fishing we do here because of shows that they have seen and people they have talked to. It is our job to show them the awesome outdoors in regards to fishing that this location has to offer. What a wonderful purpose in life to have and it shows with all of our captains as we experience so many return clients as well as referrals to there friends and family. Entertaining folks on our boats is something we have a lot of experience at and do not take it lightly. Our mission statement is “We Promise To Do Our Best To Show You And Your Group A Great Time While On The Fishing Trip Of Your Lifetime”. Thirty five miles south of New Orleans lies fore log cabins nested in the middle of a two hundred year old fishing village called Bayou Log Cabins Fishing Lodge”.