There are two things native Louisianan’s hate, cold and wind. Last year be brought the bone chilling 40’s down there and killed the bite for our entire trip. This year we brought unheard of 30+ mph winds… We arrived Thursday and spend a rough day finding hard heads… (not pictured)
So Friday we woke to higher hopes of no wind so we could take the marsh boats and do a little sight fishing for Red Fish… No luck so the plan was to cast until our arms fall off. The plan worked and although conditions where tough we ended up with a 3 man limit of reds using gold spoons. It took most of the day but still that fight is worth it.
Saturday we woke up with hope, the forecast in shore called for less wind but offshore forecasts still where not favorable. We loaded up the boat and decided to head out to the mouth of the gulf to see what she gave and lets just way it was a long hard day. The wind picked up to blow 25 out if the south making the gulf have 4 to 5 ft rollers. We ran over 160 miles by boat looking for good clean protected water and finally found a decent bite around a rig. Guys that 5 hours going 20 mph in 4 ft seas in a 23ft boat… We didn’t kill them but put 23 nice trout in the boat along with a bull red and 3 sheepshead. We are very sore and tired but what a great trip.