Speckled Trout & Red Fish Fishing Charters: Today I had the pleasure of fishing with a group out of Houston Texas and with a stiff wind out or the east we decided to stay in the marsh and fish red fish. We left the log cabins this morning at safe light and headed to a place that has some protection from the wind. We were fishing live shrimp two feet under a cork. The tide was high because of the strong southeast wind we been having for the last three days so we had to get way up in the marsh to find some red fish. The duck ponds that are normally almost dry because they have been silting in had about two to three feet of water in them today because the gulf is pushed in on us. Well that is where we found the red fish today and they were hungry. We manage to box up several limits of red fish both normal size as well as some Mack Daddy red fish. Speckled trout and red fish are both predator feeding fish, however speckled trout will school up in groups as small as fifty to one hundred upwards to eight to ten thousand. Speckled trout will find a good place that they can ambush the bait feed coming around the point of an island or anywhere the current is bring live shrimp pass and they will just sit there and feed on the bait that is passing them by. On the other hand red fish seem to have a different feeding habit. They will prowl the banks looking for there food. They like to hang around the openings of small tributaries when the tide is falling out and they will feed on the live shrimp and minnows as they come out of the broken marsh and duck ponds. Red fish know when the tide starts to fall and if they are feeding way up in the marsh in shallow duck ponds they will back out of the shallows and find a deeper spot to feed. As the bait feed comes out of the shallows of the broken marsh and shallow duck ponds they will be waiting in the first deep safe spot. On incoming tides when there is no threat to them I find they will prowl the banks looking for the meals.
Bayou Log Cabins Fishing Lodge: Our log cabins are located thirty five miles south of New Orleans Louisiana in the middle of a two hundred year old fishing village. They are built right on the edge of Lake Hermitage Bayou and the view is stunning. You can crab right in front of your cabin as well as many other activities such as fishing, swimming etc. If you just want to come down and relax on one of the many swings we have under each cabin while the local chef boils you a pot of seafood or maybe BBQ you some of the red fish you caught on the half shell you are sure to have a great time during your stay.