Fishermen are making the most of the remaining warm weather and finding fish just about everywhere they look.
- by Sonny Schindler, Shore Thing Fishing Charters
One of the neatest things we have seen is bull reds way back in the Bay. The small shrimp have pushed in, and the small specks and white trout followed. These bull reds have been following the schools of small trout. We even had one lucky angler hook a small trout – and while he was reeling it in, a giant bull red smashed the trout! He was fortunate enough to land the bull red, too. Look for the diving birds; they will point the way.
The speckled trout and small white trout are every single cast underneath them, but both are on the smaller side. Hey, little trout get bigger every day…
We have had an unexpectedly large number of sheepshead around the reefs and bridges, too. I have no clue why this many are here this early, but it’s a nice surprise. We have found plenty of action on windy days with these tasty hard-pullers. Live or fresh dead shrimp has been our go-to bait for the sheeps.
The redfish and speckled trout action in the marsh has been getting better. The next cold front should push fish deeper into the marsh. We will focus most of our efforts on the western side of the marsh from 3-mile to Lake Borgne for the next several weeks.
Please be careful in the fog, pay attention to the cold fronts, have fun, and be safe.
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