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Don’s Outdoor Debacles

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    By don4u2c on January 17, 2019

    Geesh, Delacroix is hard to figure out right now, and that’s for the good fisherpersons.  The avg and below like me are really struggling to get any type of trend going.  Today sure looked good from a conditions/recent trip perspective, wind and tide, but had  some of the dirtiest looking river water around in most places, just about unfishable, 2/3 inches down visibility. Lucy caught a few fish at 2 trees in Oak River, all other deeper hole spots were a bust.  Lucy let me know to tell everyone she fisherperson of the day, being the modest one she is.  Talked to a few fellow fisherpersons out there, they having similar results.  I have no idea which way to point the boat, nothing making sense.  Guess I’ll just keep going somewhere out there until something turns up.

    What hit the boat:

    1 throwback redfish

    1 fresh water drum

    1 hardhead

     

     

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    3 Responses to “Don’s Outdoor Debacles”

    1. Oneofthepack on January 17, 2019 @ 3:38 PM

      Lucy should have been their yesterday

    2. Fishing can be challenging this month, but basically for reds target flats near a deep channel. Use live shrimp or fresh market shrimp under a cork, don’t waste time on anything else. Move a lot. Also understand reds don’t feed all day, but usually in certain time windows. I like catching an incoming tide in the afternoon after the water has warmed up, but there can be other variables. For example, on a new moon, they tend to feed at sunrise. But, on a full moon, they feed at night and won’t feed at sunrise, but will get hungry later that day. So, put in a long day and move a lot. That’s all I do. The bite is often just a short 30-minute spurt. Enjoy looking at nature in the meantime. Sometimes I fail, but I usually find a few reds.

      As for trout, I wouldn’t bother with them right now. Trout go days without feeding in the winter, virtually hibernating, and with all this fresh water the trout population is down. Years ago some of us on this website warned the diversion proponents this would happen, and they scoffed at us. But, we were right.

      • Thanks Dr. for the info/feedback, good stuff, bringing the science. I need all the schooling I can get.

        Nothing better than fishing with the Pack, it’s like a chartered trip on steroids. Just don’t expect the boss to clean fish, that’s your job, and then Lucy takes care of the rest.

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