The fishing was pretty good today at Sweetwater Marina on Delacroix Island, not quite as good as yesterday but still a much better than average day. Probably about 30% of the boats had limits, plenty had 1/2 limits and a few just had a handful. As for where the Trout are biting, everywhere, but Four Horse Lake is really hot right now. The fish are really starting move up into the interior marshes in good numbers. The weather forecast for the winter is looking warmer and dryer that normal which would be great for fishing (not so great for Duck Hunting). I’ll guess we’ll just have to wait and see if that forecast holds true. The weather is looking good through the week into the weekend and we would love to see you Here at Sweetwater Marina, your favorite Marina in the parish. And we have some great news for folks who want to lodge with us – now in addition to our 1 bedrooms with a kitchenette – we have a 2 bedroom with a full kitchen available for 220 a night. We have been booked solid on the weekends for a while, but now that we have the extra room available you should give us a shout. We will have plenty of beautiful live shrimp for tomorrow shrimp and would love to see you. We are quickly coming up on the best time of year for sportsmen in Louisiana with some of the best fishing and hunting in the country and we are your full service Marina. From help launching your boat, fishing advice, bait & tackle, Fish cleaning tables & fish cleaning when available, lodging, charters and the friendliest most helpful staff around – we’ve got you covered. We also sell non ethanol gas. Our rooms sleep up to 6 – 1 bedroom, galley kitchen (microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, griddle, bbq pit, dining area, living room area with 2 full size sofa’s ( 1 is a sofa sleeper), free cable, wifi And a full bathroom. Charters are 750.00 for up to 4 anglers for a full day. We provide equipment, bait, licenses if needed, fish cleaning and packaging fish. You just need to bring your food, drinks, sunglasses, sunscreen and an empty ice chest to bring your catch home in. Our captains specialize in in shore fishing – usually the catch consists mostly of Speckled Trout, Reds and Bass.
For information on lodging and charters please call 504-342-2368. A small deposit will hold you reservation. So come on down to the second launch on Delacroix Island, Sweetwater Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, and Tony put you in the water and put you n the fish. Anything we can do to help make your trip fun, successful and safe – just ask. We would love to see you at Sweetwater Marina, the marina that loves their customers. And remember we are the second launch.
DAY 2 HILLBILLY FISH KILL….
I had the pleasure of guiding Bob Escue formerly with Cutler Hammer, Paducah Ky, his wife Bonnie, Chris Hicks, and wife Meagan, for the second day. Conditions were the same 25kts and relentless. Stuck to the same game plan and it paid dividends. Worked at them until 1 pm and boxed 80 some odd speckled trout, one lone red and a head. Another great day with this crew as always.
All fish were caught with 13 Fishing Green and Black Omen Rods teamed up with FINS WINDTAMER BRAID on Campo’s Live Shrimp under corks.
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This Fall is off to a running start!!!! Fish are all over the marsh and have been for quite some time. Cool snaps right ahead will only make the fishing better…..if that is even possible. THE SMART PEOPLE ARE BOOKING RIGHT NOW FOR THE 2017 BIG TROUT RUN…. DON’T PROCRASTINATE AND GET STUCK BOOKING WITH JUST “ANY” GUIDE SERVICE. Come see why we have such a repeat clientele and keep our groups coming back! Some people tell you about all the fish they catch…our pictures prove it. Look at our catches day in day out before you make your next decision! NO FISH NO PAY GUARANTEE!!
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TEAM JO-JO, with the advent of fall season kicking into high gear, just thought we would share how Team Jo-Jo breaks down the areas/zones we fish, and our associated results of each zone.
Of the 60k (plus) Silverwonders we caught, our break down as follows:
* Zone 1 15%
* Zone 2 65%
* Zone 3 5%
* Zone 4 1%
* Other 4% (Lake P, Bayou Bienvenue, etc.)
Zones 1 & 2 encompasses our milk run, and we seem to concentrate on those zones more than others. Over the years we have ventured into zone 3, but for the last 8-10 years there was no need to do so. As for zone 4, we made a few trips in that area when Bay 2 & 3 where hot spots, but once again not in the last 3-4 years.
Team Jo-Jo’s kryptonite is dirty water, anything less than a 2 on a scale of 1-7 is almost, (notice almost) not fishable, and our confidence level goes to zero with this condition. It has been our experience when dealing with dirty water, zone 1 usually has the cleaner water, and offers a lot of areas to fish with this condition.
Next (Kryptonite 2) up for Team Jo-Jo is moving water, zone 1 & 2 both excel under these conditions, but when fishing a slack tide, we tend to head to zone 1 as those spot numbers have areas where you fish a small opening / cut, channel, path, etc., which will have first and last moving water conditions, (re: tide change) vs. lager openings / bays.
We try to coordinate tides the night before (tide forecast) if we have a start of a falling tide, or a falling tide, we start in zone 1 and fish our way into zone 2 (way out). If we have an incoming tide we start in zone 2 and fish our way into zone 1. (Way in).
Then after we have study all the tide charts, weather conditions, flow charts, water levels, previous intel, new intel, gossip on the street and all the B.S. in-between, when we reach Little Lake and smell, feel, observe the conditions we pick out spot to start our day based on actual conditions.
As they day and conditions progress so does our decision making, two of our major decision making philosophy / strategies or, 1) “YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW” and 2) “THE CATHCING AIN’T OVER TO YOU STOP FISHING?”
Tomorrow is our annual, (Big Capt Don took (10-25-05) Oneofthepack on his first fishing trip down to Delacroix, right after hurricane Katerina, we had a ball, caught plenty nice trout and Oneofthepack knew my life was not over and it was till good.) fishing trip, Big Capt Don (as he is known) and a friend will jump on board the Bay Flat Sr. for a run around our Disney World known as Delacroix Island in search of catch what catch can, stay tune.
Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack
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