Speckled Trout fishing near the barrier islands in five feet of water on top of the oyster reefs using live shrimp for bait two feet under a popping cork is how we fish trout during the summer months in southeast Louisiana.
Today I had the pleasure of fishing with some folks from Houston Texas, Ron, John and there girlfriends. I picked them up this morning from the log cabins with thunder storms in the area but the radar not showing the storms were coming our way, so we decided to give it a try and continue to pay close attention to the weather. We headed south across Barataria Bay towards the barrier islands with a mile breeze out of the northwest at about eight miles per hour. Upon arriving on the south side near the oyster reefs we found the water clarity was not all that great. With all the storms in the area associated with that low pressure coming in from Florida it had the gulf water a little dirtied up if you know what I mean. Well using live shrimp for bait we through we would get in behind some islands and give it a try. Well it didn’t take long for Ron to get into a pretty good speckled trout bite off the bow of the boat. I was able to work the two guys towards the back of the boat while working the two ladies up towards the bow where the specks were feeding. Before long everybody was pulling them over the side of the boat and I couldn’t keep up with taking fish off the lines and batting them back up. The guys starting helping me out with taking care of themselves and that gave me more time to focus my attention on the girls. We ended up with a nice box of fish and was very lucky not to get caught up in no bad weather. Had a great time on the water and was able to build some fantastic memories that will last a lifetime.