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Youngsters Pile Up The Redfish!

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Sometimes as a fisherman you get these intuitions or gut feelings that cause you to make decisions similar to a forecast from a meteorologist. As we all know, most of their predictions are unreliable. Recently we have had excellent weather for trout fishing except for morning thunderstorms. The winds have finally subsided and although the trout fishing has not been great this summer, there have been some respectable catches in the recent good weather. Today my gut feeling was that there would be pop up storms in the gulf with dangerous winds and lightning. Even though that wasn’t the experts’ prediction, I just had that feeling. On the boat today I had Mr. Bruce Bradley, grandfather to young Bradley Fife, and Bradley’s good friend Trip Carville. Both of these young fellows are just 10 years young but have their fair share of experience on the water. I was skeptical, thinking I would be exhausting myself untangling lines and running around the boat all day tending to them. That, however, was simply not the case. These kids were absolute hardcore fishing machines and simply did not need my help at all! In fact, they casted, hooked, fought, caught, and netted all the fish by themselves! I have actually had worse experiences with grown men! All I had to do was put them on the fish and they handled the rest! What an exciting experience to see these youngsters in action! I’ll tell you, I was blown away by their performance! And so was the proud pawpaw! Guys, you are welcomed back on my boat any time. Oh, and all of this was done by 10:00 a.m. Yep, that’s a limit of redfish! As we were going in I pulled up the radar on my phone. There was a huge swath of thunderstorms to the south lighting up the gulf with electricity. I knew I had made the right call. Captain Rob Dupont 225-776-9820 www.impulsefishingcharters.com

June Report

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Mid-month report Thus far I have been unable to stay focused on speckled trout fishing mostly due to the fact that they are not as prevalent this year as they have been in years past. For whatever reason we are not experiencing the numbers of trout that we have in recent summer seasons. Fortunately the redfish have taken up the slack with limits coming in every trip. This time of year most of my customers would rather catch speckled trout over redfish but when the red fish bite is as good as it has been they really do not care as they are having just as much fun and the bounty yielded from a limit of redfish is equally as good as a limit of trout.¬†That said, it is still possible for trout numbers to increase through the end of this month and next. I have two days in June that have recently become available…26 & 28, as well as lots of days in July. Please check my website for more information or to book a trip instantly. www.impulsefishingcharters.com

Friday 4-13-18

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The wind continues to howl in lower Terrebonne Parish making the job I have more difficult than ever. One day it screams from the north bringing cold air, the next it cranks from the south. This pattern presents challenges such as dirty water, sudden changes in water temperature, and difficulty with casting and feeling bites. Fish are feeling the pressure of this turbulent weather also. They go days without feeding and then suddenly gorge themselves. To top it all off the speckled trout are in the midst of their traditional migration being in one place one day and another the next. April is always a tough month to fish until the trout get settled into their springtime spawning locations along the coast. The reds have been cooperating for the most part even when the winds are up and the water is dirty. I’ve been targeting reds for most of the month up until this point but I am hoping the trout fishing will get better soon. I sure hope winter is finally over and warm weather and calm winds are right around the corner! www.implusefishingcharters.com/reservations

Sheepshead Roundup

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Nine times out of ten when the weather forecast is wrong, it’s usually for the worst. Today was an exception where the forecast was terrible and actual conditions were near perfect. My crew from Houston was at the camp in Dulac for Carter’s birthday. Carter and his buddies wanted to drop the hammer on some fish. With the calm conditions, we were able to run offshore to the sheepshead dungeon. In minutes all three boys were bowed up on monster sheep. Every hooked fish had 2-4 other fish behind it. These sheep were pretty worked up and in a about an hour we had the cooler and livewell full. When the smoke cleared we went in search of speckled trout but none were to be found. Although it’s still early, we should be seeing a few trout showing up. But the water seemed devoid of life everywhere we went. No bait, no birds, no nothing. I hope those trout are out there somewhere and on their way. www.impulsefishingcharters.com/reservations

Reds Save the Day, Trout Remain Scarce

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Day 2 with Dan Robertson and Tom Kolditz. The reds started biting at our first stop and Dan finally got one picture worthy. It was truly a slow bite today as after 9:00 we searched far and wide sticking 1 fish at every other stop. Persistence paid off again. Great trip you guys…look forward to your return! www.impulsefishingcharters.com/reservations

Reds Again

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Great day on the water with Dan Robertson and good friend Tom Kolditz. The reds cooperated for us this morning early but it was run and gun later on. Low and dirty water in the Dularge area made it tough but the guys pulled through with a great box of fish. Shrimp on a jig head on the bottom caught most of the fish but Matrix Shad Green Hornet did some work too. www.impulsefishingcharters.com/reservations

More Reds Invade Dularge

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If you checked the weather on Tuesday this week, you saw that today was supposed to be horrific. Throughout the week the forecast changed constantly and was all over the board. From 80% rain then to 0%, 20%, and finally settled on 40% for the southern end of Terrebonne Parish. Winds were also from one extreme to another going from 20-25 knots to ultimately 5-10 knots. My crew was skeptical at best and changed their minds several times before finally saying to hell with the forecast, let’s fish. And that we did. At our first stop that 40% chance of rain became 100% and donning our foul weather gear, we stuck it out and caught 9 reds through the downpour. The weather cleared and the fishing continued. Stop 2 produced 3 more reds with shrimp under the 4 Horsemen cork. And finally, stop number 3 payed off with 8 rat reds topping off the limit. All redfish caught on dead shrimp and the 3 bonus trout on Matrix Shad Green Hornet. www.impulsefishingcharters.com/reservations

Excellent Day For Fishing

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Mother nature opened the morning with a crisp clear sunrise and calm waters. The day was set so all I had to do was find the fish. As the sun rose the reds started to bite. Nothing hot and heavy but satisfactory. We picked away at them with dead shrimp on the bottom and even caught some bonus trout. By 10:30 the big KYSEK was full with our limit of reds. The water in upper Dularge is extremely dirty with all the dredge work going on and it’s been hard to locate any trout. The time will soon be here for them to begin showing up in the lakes. I hear the shrimp are along the coast and should be moving inland in the next few weeks. Good trout fishing is right around the corner, but for now we will fish reds until they show up in full force. www.impulsefishingcharters.com/reservations

Post Cold Front Reds

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Tory Johnson and his sons James and Reeves came saltwater fishing for the first time today. With the passage of the cold front I wasn’t sure if the reds would have lockjaw or not. The pressure was high and the tide wasn’t supposed to be good either. But, when the first cast yielded a keeper red I knew everything would be alright. The boys had their fill of rat reds today as we threw back more than I kept count. Market bait on the bottom was the preferred lure today. An average trip for me, but the trip of a lifetime for those boys. www.impulsefisingcharters.com/reservations

Calm Reds

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Day 2 with the group at The Reel Inn with Captain T Miller. The wind laid down this morning and gave me an opportunity to look for some trout. For the first couple of hours I searched and didn’t find a single trout. Plan B went into effect and we were off to the redfish honey holes. First hole produced 10 billion gnats. Second hole was the money. Reds every single cast on dead shrimp and Matrix Green Hornet. The goal was to catch as many as possible since keepers were few and far between. I figured we went through 50-60 rat reds to get 15 keepers. Found some bonus trout at that last stop too. www.implusefishingcharters.com/reservations