The fronts have arrived and the fish have made a grand entrance in Lafitte. The cooling water temperatures have the trout and reds feasting on anything and everything they can chase down. The fall pattern is in full effect.
The redfish are still entrenched in the ponds in our area. On pre-frontal days, when the water is up, we’re working points and cuts where the tide is moving. With so much tidal fluctuation right now, the water doesn’t have a chance to get really clean to be able to use artificial baits effectively. Fresh shrimp has been the best bait when suspended about a foot under a cork. When the winds switch to the north and the tides fall, we’re fishing points on bigger ditches and canals that drain the marsh. Fresh shrimp is the ticket here as well.
What else can I say, other than the trout have shown up across the board in Lafitte? Everywhere from the Pen to Barataria Bay has some trout. The trout have been nice too, with many fish in the 18”+ range. The big key is submerged grass. Find some grass and you will find some fish. The trout are being suckers for Ghost Minnows 2ft under a cork or tightlined on the bottom.
Capt Lane Zimmer
Capt. Phil Robichaux’s Fishing Charters