Well it is Sunday Morning and what a full weekend we had here on Lake Hermitage Bayou At Bayou Log Cabins. The weather was great for some fantastic speckled trout and red fish fishing. The family we had stay in the cabins this weekend were from Houston Texas and I must say they knew how to have a good time on the bayou. They had all fore cabins rented for the entire weekend and believe me they fished hard both morning and evening. Speckled trout was on the menu for the morning trips and red fish was the entertainment during the evening trips. Of course live shrimp under a popping cork was the bait of choice all weekend. The kids would spend the day in between the morning and evening fishing trips crabbing off the piers in front of the cabins while the mom’s all gather under the cabins and relaxed on the swings. Everyday seem like you could set your clock by what was going on by the cabins. The dad’s would get back to the cabins from the morning trout trips and start cleaning the fish from the trip. When that was done the would start in on the chores of cleaning the fish slim off the boat, fueling up and getting everything ready for the evening red fish trip. After all the was done they would get together and fire up at least two of the BB pits under the cabins and start cooking what ever they had for a good family lunch. Usually everyday was blacken red fish with what ever else they were cooking. The kids was kinda wishing they could go swimming however the water was a little too cold for that. But all in all they entertained them selves with things to do the entire time they were here. They took lots of photos of everyone catching fish. Of course the kids were disputing who caught the biggest red fish. I guess if you going to argue over something, that is a pretty good thing to have to argue over. Everybody caught fish and had a great time. I find myself always writing about building memories with family and friends. I see week in and week out at this fishing lodge here at Bayou Log Cabins on Lake Hermitage bayou is a perfect place for you to do just that. When the weekend is over and people pack up for the ride home one thing they are taking home with them that they didn’t bring is memories that will last for the rest of there life. The kids will remember ever detail of the events that happen during there stay. Most of all when the kids are all ground up they will have a desire to do the same for there kids and that is how you keep the passion for the outdoors going from one generation to the next. How many times I have had people come here and tell me how they remember this place because when they were a kid there mom and dad took them here to fish. Funny how much of an impression a fishing trip makes on a kid and we as adults don’t ever realize how important it is to take the time to do things outdoors with the kids. Remember what I say all the time it’s not how many speckled trout and red fish you catch but rather how good of a time you had while on the water with your friends and family. Catching enough speckled trout for a fish fry is really all you need to complete the weekend.
So live shrimp is still the bait of choice right now. It will be sometime in December that the last of the live shrimp will leave and we will all be forced to change over to soft plastic for the rest of the winter. In regards to using plastic for the rest of the winter, I like the electric chicken. This bait seems to work very well around here with the speckled trout and red fish during the cold winter months. Maybe because of all the colors it has that makes it really easy for the fish to see it when the water gets a little dirty. Every year I say the same thing, when the shrimp leave for the winter I can’t wait for the spring time to come back around so I can start fishing with live shrimp again. I guess once you see what live shrimp can do in regards to catching speckled trout you simply never want to use anything else. I have been on the side of boats while we were catching trout one after the other and the boat thirty yards to either side of us was not catching anything. I understand boat positioning is important however bait plays a big role in what you end up with at the end of the day. In regards to boat positioning, always remember to try to park your boat with the sun and the wind to your back. That way you are not looking into the sun when trying to see if your cork has gone down. Also you never want to be throwing into the wind as it is hard to get the cork to land a good distance away from the boat. Remember the smaller speckled trout will hang around close to your boat but the bigger trout will keep a safe distance away from your boat. Always try to cast as far away from the boat as possible. Good luck with your future fishing trips and remember always be safe while on the water.