Speckled Trout Limits East Of Stone Island In Black Bay
Randall Shaw, with Louisiana Fishing Charters, mentioned he’s caught a number of current limits of specks in clean, moving water and urged spots like the Wreck, Five Wells, the Black Tanks, the Compressor and as far east because the Central Rig and the rocks at the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet Canal.
“Everybody’s been saying the fishing in Black Bay hasn’t been good. Well, it’s been great all yr when the wind is down,” Shaw stated. “Now the wind is down and the river is down. The fish have at all times been there, they’ve simply been out of reach for most individuals.
“Most individuals don’t wish to experience 20 or 30 miles to get into that water,” he mentioned. “Now the river’s come down, the salinity is up nearer in, and these fish are exhibiting up.”
The bottom line is to concentrate on the clear water Shaw has been seeing east of Stone Island. A bit additional west, he said the water is extra soiled and the fishing hasn’t been nearly as good.
“That line can move. It looks like they’re sitting right on the edge of that dirty water. If the soiled water moves 10 miles east, they’ll go 10 miles east,” he stated. “Just try to remain in those patches of fresh water. If yow will discover it, they’ve been unbelievable. This is the stuff I’ve been ready all yr to see.”
The weather forecast appears great all week lengthy, but tidal ranges should not significantly favorable for this coming weekend, he said.
“Just look for good water and shifting water,” Shaw said. “If you get out into Black Bay and the water’s not transferring, go deeper. The deeper you go, the more tidal motion you’re going to seek out. The bait shall be moving with it and the trout might be feeding.”
Smaller trout have already begun shifting north into Pumpkin Bay and Drum Bay as they migrate to the inner marshes, he mentioned.
“Those are little trout just beginning to show up there,” Shaw said. “Give them another two or three weeks and they’ll be in there. They’re getting close.”
After the total moon on Sept. 19, Shaw said he’ll start actively fishing for specks nearer in.
“That will be after i begin looking for them on the sting of the marsh,” he said.
Redfish-wise, big stoneisland jacket bull reds have moved in and are biting alongside the edge of the marsh and in Black Bay.
Shaw advised lifeless shrimp under a popping cork or useless shrimp on a Carolina rig, if you’re fishing shelves in deeper water.
“They’re really exhibiting up everywhere. It seems just like the middle of the marsh, alongside the Twin Pipelines Canal, and across the edges the place Black Bay meets the marsh, have been having a variety of bulls,” Shaw stated.