Louisiana Return 2017

2017 Found Benton and I head down to Dulac for some late spring time fishing. Its alway great to get down there and see our friend Dan and Capt Ron. Our 2017 trip was a lot like the last two where Mother Nature showed she was the one in charge. Wind, rain and waves where the name of the game. Day one found us up early and on the water wanting to get to a very popular spot. We left the ramp at 4 am with a full hour run out to pickets. We pulled up just after 5 only to be the 12th boat on the spot. That didn’t slow us down, we casted for trout a good part of the morning pulling in our 100 fish limit by 10 am. After a short run we found a spot next to a shrimp boat that had good current running and decided to try for Reds and we found them. Lucky the shrimp guys woke up before we left and glad took some of our cash for some fresh day caught shrimp… Great start to day one.

Ron’s Rig

Headed out in the dark

Headed out in the dark

Moon on the water

Moon on the water

Almost Daylight from the moon

Almost Daylight from the moon

Sun's first light over the gulf

Sun’s first light over the gulf

Benton getting a shot

Benton getting a shot

Benton's first double trout of the trip

Benton’s first trout of the trip

So many boats in the sunrise

So many boats in the sunrise

Benton and the boats

Benton and the boats

Dan with a shark

Dan with a shark

 

Benton fighting a good one

Ron on Point

Ron on Point

8 am celebration when the trout are flying in the boat

8 am celebration when the trout are flying in the boat

Working them

Working them

Getting full

Getting full

Shark

Shark

Confidence

Confidence

Not so tasty

Not so tasty

An Aligator comes sneaking up on us

An Aligator comes sneaking up on us

Watching us

Watching us

Watching Him

Watching Him

Time to Chase to Red fish! Big Bulls Time

Bull Red on

Bull Red on

Stay out of there

Stay out of there

Bull

Bull Black Drum

working his way in

working his way in

Dan and the shrimp boat

Dan and the shrimp boat

Benton with a nice bull

Benton with a nice bull

Lovet the fight

Lovet the fight

calm before the run

calm before the run

The run

The run

Ron with the finishing touches

Ron with the finishing touches

Dan with a monster bull

Dan with a monster bull

Big bull

Big bull

Doubled Up

Doubled Up

Bent Rods

Bent Rods

Double fight

Double fight

Dan with another Bull

Dan with another Bull

My first Red of the Trip

My first Red of the Trip

Fishing the beach

Fishing the beach

Dan with the Muscles

Dan with the Muscles

Just about full

Just about full

Two Kansas Boys

Two Kansas Boys

Just a great day, heading home

Just a great day, heading home

The take

The take

The crew

The crew

Fresh shrimp anyone?

Fresh shrimp anyone?

Yep

Yep

Oh so good after a day on the water

Oh so good after a day on the water

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