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LAFITTE REPORT

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The last couple days have been productive fishing for us, especially for reds although we are starting to see some trout show up. Capt Lane’s boat had 45 keeper trout and a few reds and drum today which is a good tally for September. Capt Beau Weber and I had the pleasure of guiding new customer Mr Lee Underwood from Georgia and 5 of his buddies the last 2 days and enjoyed good days chasing redfish in the lakes west of Lafitte. H&H gold spoons and fresh shrimp were the ticket for the redfish with a couple puppy drum thrown in the mix. The fishing will only get better with the passage of a cool front or two and it will feel a lot better too!! WE HAVE PLENTY OPENINGS RIGHT NOW DURING THE WEEK AND ALSO ON THE WEEKENDS. SEVERAL BOATS ARE AVAILABLE FOR OCTOBER 1ST AND 2ND AND ALSO OCTOBER 8TH AND 9TH. THIS IS NOT NORMALLY THE CASE AT THIS POINT IN SEPTEMBER SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE LAST MINUTE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FISHING IN OCTOBER!! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TRIP WITH LAFITTE’S HARDEST WORKING, MOST PROFESSIONAL FISHING TEAM, GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net to GET YOUR CHARTER ON THE BOOKS. ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT WWW.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO AND REPORTS! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO GO AND NICE LODGING AVAILABLE, ALL AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. ALL OF OUR BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED 23 TO 25 FT CENTER CONSOLE BAY BOATS THAT INCLUDE POWER POLES FOR MORE EFFICIENT BOAT POSITION. WE USE QUALITY SPINNING AND CASTING REELS MOUNTED ON AWESOME TFO INSHORE RODS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE. THE ORIGINAL H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE STANDARD LURES ON OUR COMBOS AND WE PROVIDE MARKET SHRIMP WHEN IT IS NECESSARY. WE ARE LOCATED A SHORT 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HAVE A CHOICE OF 3 GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS 5 MINUTES FROM THE MARINAS. TWO OF WHICH WILL PREPARE YOUR CATCH FOR A MEMORABLE MEAL FOR SURE!  SO COME ON DOWN TO LAFITTE AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING, CAPT MIKE HELMER    

LAFITTE REPORT

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Today we had a few boats out and had good days again. I had the pleasure of guiding good friend and customer Ron Sancho, famed LSU linebacker from the 1980’s and his son Joshua and daughter Lauren. Ron had meetings on the northshore in the early afternoon but wanted to get out and enjoy some time on the water with his kids. We fished rock weirs in the Little Lake area and caught a bunch of fish and enjoyed constant action. Only problem was a lot of the reds and drum were under-sized but were still fun to catch. In the end, 10 keeper reds, 2 keeper drum, and 2 trout were brought to the cleaning table which was decent for an early day. All on board enjoyed the trip which is most important. Thanks again to Ron, Josh, and Lauren for everything and we look forward to their return! Good buddies Mike Clark and Mark Taylor along with some of their law enforcement friends booked 3 boats with our service and Capts James Wilson, Beau Weber, and Lane Zimmer handled guide duties for them. The guys chased reds on the west side of the Barataria waterway and enjoyed good success with some limits and good boxes of fish caught. The guys are at it tomorrow so we are hoping for a repeat performance. Many thanks to Mike, Mark, and all on the trip for using our service and serving our communities doing the important and necessary job they do! WE HAVE OPENINGS FOR THE FALL SEASON SO PLEASE GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net TO GET YOUR TRIP ON THE BOOKS NOW! DON’T FORGET TO CHECK US OUT ON THE WEB AT www.fishwithphil.com. WE HAVE TOP NOTCH GUIDES WHO USE QUALITY BOATS FULLY EQUIPPED INCLUDING POWER POLES AND EQUIPMENT SUCH AS TFO RODS, POWER PRO BRAIDED LINE, AND H&H SOFT PLASTICS TO MAKE YOUR FISHING EXPERIENCE A GREAT ONE. NICE, AFFORDABLE LODGING IS AVAILABLE AS WELL ALL AN EASY 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS!

ANOTHER GOOD DAY ON THE WATER IN LAFITTE

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Today, I had the pleasure of guiding first time customers from Texas, Bobby and Danielle Williams. We fished the lakes west of the marina for redfish and worked at it to put 15 nice ones on ice. It was a stick and move type day but in the end they added up for us. We threw H&H gold spoons and TKO shrimp on main lake shorelines and also fresh shrimp on isolated islands to land the reds. One lone sheepshead and one lone trout hit the box as well for some variety. All in all it was another great day on the water spent with new friends and we look forward to their return! WE HAVE OPENINGS LEFT FOR THE FALL SEASON FOR FISHING AND LODGING. OCTOBER 1st AND 2nd HAVE BOATS OPEN, THE FIRST WEEKEND OF THE MONTH SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS RARE, LAST MINUTE CHANCE AT A WEEKEND IN OCTOBER. GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO captainphil02@cox.net TO GET ON THE BOOKS! DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE WHICH IS www.fishwithphil.com FOR MORE GREAT INFO! WE HAVE SEVERAL GUIDES READY TO SERVE AND LODGING AVAILABLE. ALL BOATS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED INCLUDING POWER POLES. QUALITY EQUIPMENT IS STANDARD, INCLUDING TFO INSHORE RODS WITH HIGH GRADE SPINNING AND CASTING  REELS LOADED WITH POWER PRO BRAID AND H&H SOFT PLASTICS AND GOLD SPOONS ARE PROVIDED  SO YOUR FISHING EXPERIENCE WITH BE A GREAT ONE!

AS GOOD AS IT GETS TODAY…

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Day 2 for Ben Meriwether and the rest of the Valent crew was an awesome one. These guys love to catch reds and this morning was a memorable one. We found schools of fish that were reminiscent of the ones we normally find after tropical weather and they were hungry! We threw 1/2 oz  H&H gold spoons and TKO Shrimp on 1/4 oz jigheads to put limits in the boat quickly. The TFO Inshore rods were put to the test and they performed beautifully! Capt Beau Weber Jr had the second boat and had similar success with limits coming early this am. Many thanks to Ben and all of the guys on the trip for 2 outstanding days on the water spent with good friends and we look forward to their return!! If you would like to book a trip with Lafitte’s hardest working fishing team, give us a call at 504-689-2006 or send an email to captainphil02@cox.net. We have several guides ready to serve and lodging available only 35 minutes from New Orleans!! Don’t forget to check out our website which is www.fishwithphil.com for more great info! God bless and good fishing, Capt Mike Helmer

GOOD BITE IN LAFITTE…

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The redfishing remains strong down here in Lafitte and the fish are eating the last couple days. We have been staying in the lakes east and west of Seaway Marina and finding schools of nice fish. The reds have not migrated to the ponds just yet but should with the passage of a couple cool fronts. We are throwing H&H gold spoons and Baby Bull Minnows tight-lined on 1/4 oz jigheads to catch the reds. A quick tip is to try a shrimp pattern when the bite is tough as it seems the fish are reacting to the glide-like motion of the shrimp at times over the paddle tail. The TKO shrimp by H&H has been effective lately and the baits are tough so it’s possible to catch several fish on one shrimp instead of spending your time changing tails all day. On a side note, we picked up 25 nice trout today in the Barataria Bay area after chasing reds this morning so fall is starting to happen in our area and that’s good news for sure! Come see us down here in Lafitte, an easy 35 minute drive from New Orleans. We have several guides ready to treat you to a charter that you won’t soon forget and work hard for you! We have nice and clean lodging available that is affordable, just like our fishing charters! Give us a call at 504-689-2006 or send an email to captainphil02@cox.net to get your trip on the books now! Don’t forget to check out our website for more great info. It is an easy one to remember, www.fishwithphil.com! Thanks  for checking out our reports! God bless and good fishing Capt Mike Helmer

ANOTHER GOOD DAY OF REDFISHING BETWEEN STORMS!

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Today, I had the pleasure of guiding good friends and customers from north Louisiana, Kenneth and Stephanie Jones. The guys were fighting colds and sinus issues but were willing to fight through to fish for redfish. The rain was heavy and of course sitting right over where we wanted to fish so we fished where we could and caught a few this morning. Patience paid off as the rain FINALLY moved and allowed us to fish the targeted areas that were holding better numbers of fish. We finished the day with a nice limit of redfish from eating size to a couple in the 30 inch range. With the sun out this afternoon, we were able to lay eyes on some fish and Kenneth and Stephanie enjoyed watching a few good ones inhale the H&H gold spoons and were happy to be released to fight another day.  A great way to end the day, after persevering through a wet morning. Many thanks again to my friends Ken and Stephanie Jones for a great day on the water and for their return business! All fish caught on H&H soft plastics and gold spoons using TFO inshore rods and Power Pro braided line with quality spinning reels. We fished out of a custom Gaudet aluminum boat powered by Mercury outboards and Motorguide trolling motors while anchored by a Power Pole! If you would like to book a trip with Lafitte’s hardest working fishing team, give us a call at 504-689-2006 or send an email to captainphil02@cox.net. We have fishing and lodging available that won’t break your budget and is worth every penny. God bless and good fishing, Capt Mike Helmer

CATCHING FISH BETWEEN STORMS

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The fishing for reds and drum remains steady in spite of passing storms down here in Lafitte. The fish are still schooling in the lakes for the most part and are wanting a little deeper water. A few trout are showing up in the Barataria Bay area which means they are on the move northward as the spawn is just about over for the year. Next month should be great for the specks when they appear in the interior lakes in good numbers. Trout catches added to the reds and drum we are catching now will mean very impressive boxes of fish, typical of our fall fishing! We have openings the next couple weeks and throughout the fall so give us a call at 504-689-2006 or send an email to captainphil02@cox.net to book your trip. You will be glad you did!!

STILL CHASING REDS IN LAFITTE

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We enjoyed another weekend of good fishing for the hard-fighting redfish down here in Lafitte. September is usually a good redfish month and this year is no exception. The trout have started their transition back to the inside and are on the move. We are looking forward to next month when they will show up in the interior lakes in big numbers. The reds are still in the lakes with the high water temps but will return to the shallow marshes when the first couple fronts cool off the water. We are throwing H&H Baby Bull Minnows and scented shrimp on 1/4 oz jigheads and 1/2 oz H&H gold spoons fishing shorelines in the main lakes east and west of Lafitte. Good ole market shrimp fished around rock weirs and retaining walls is working for us on the tougher days. We are booking pretty well for the fall season but have plenty openings left for fishing and lodging so… Come see us down here in Lafitte, Louisiana!! We are located an easy 35 minute drive from New Orleans. We have 5 guides ready to fish and lodging available. Our prices are very reasonable and won’t break the bank. We provide quality equipment including Shimano spinning reels on TFO inshore rods. We use the best in soft plastics, the originator H&H Lures! All boats are fully equipped including Power Poles . Give us a call at 504-689-2006 or send an email to captainphil02@cox.net to book your trip today. Don’t forget to check out www.fishwithphil.com for more great info and thanks for reading our reports! God bless and good fishing, Capt Mike Helmer

LAFITTE REPORT

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The redfishing is going strong for us down here in Lafitte right now! The fish are schooling in the lakes east and west of Lafitte and are finally looking to eat with the approach of fall.I had the pleasure of guiding good friend and customer Mike Montgomery and 2 buddies yesterday. We headed south initially to look for trout but the bay was too rough with storms close by. Plan b was redfish and that worked out well as we found several schools wanting to play in a main lake. Most of the fish were caught sight-fishing which was a bonus for sure. We used H&H and scented soft plastics on 1/4 oz jigheads to fool the reds and boated a nice limit of solid fish. A good time was had by all on board and we look forward to their return! Come see us down here in Lafitte, Louisiana!! We are located an easy 35 minute drive from New Orleans. We have 5 guides ready to fish and lodging available. Our prices are very reasonable and won’t break the bank. We provide quality equipment including Shimano spinning reels on TFO inshore rods.We use the best in soft plastics, the originator H&H Lures! All boats are fully equipped including Power Poles . Give us a call at 504-689-2006 or send an email to captainphil02@cox.net to book your trip today. Don’t forget to check out www.fishwithphil.com for more great info and thanks for reading our reports! God bless and good fishing Capt Mike Helmer