Matthew hopped on board Victory One for a fun day of fishing in New Orleans. Our first stop put 5 redfish in the boat before 7 am. Once the sun came up, the temperature rose and actually set a record high for the day. The fish certainly reacted to the heat, as the catching slowed down. We targeted some deeper ponds and were able to boat another 5 reds before heading back for Lake Catherine in New Orleans. Matthew wanted to try and catch Jack Crevalle, before we called it a day. It didn't take long to locate them in Lake Catherine, but we could not get them to commit to the lure. Still a fun day in Victory Bay! We hope to see Matthew again soon!
Made it back to the dock by 11 am on Saturday, September 15th with a limit of Speckled Trout and Redfish all caught just minutes from Island Marina in New Orleans. Fall fishing is officially here! Luck was on my side as the first stop, was the only stop needed for Speckled Trout on this trip. The boat was positioned in a cove where the tail end of a rising tide was pushing bait to the shoreline. Once the Speckled Trout were worked into a frenzy with live shrimp, a Green Hornet Matrix was placed 3' under a cork to quickly load a limit into Victory Bay Charters' 23' Nautic Star. As soon as number 25 hit the ice, the engine was started to race to the nearest pond and locate Redfish. After navigating to the back of a large pond, I noticed the tide had fallen several inches. A few casts with a Gulp Shrimp confirmed my suspicions; the Redfish had moved with the falling tide. The boat was relocated halfway back to the opening of the pond, near a small cut. First cast just outside of the cut, the cork made a slow submerge beneath the surface and it was fish on! Fast forward a few minutes, 5 healthy Louisiana Redfish were flopping around on the deck of the Nautic Star. Another successful New Orleans Fishing Trip. Book your trip with Victory Bay Charters for an adventurous day of fishing in New Orleans!
Bull Reds were at every stop we made today. Weather was perfect and the drag was screaming all morning. We hooked several large Spanish Mackeral as well. It was a fun day in outside waters. Victory Bay Charters can offer an unforgettable New Orleans fishing adventure. Book a full day trip, and see how powerful these fish are!
On Sunday, August 26, the mission was to do some scouting for New Orleans charters later this week. Speckled trout were caught at almost every stop, fishing in New Orleans. The last spot being just a few minutes from Island Marina in New Orleans, was on fire. Cast after cast produced beautiful Speckled Trout to finish off the limit. It’s only going to get better from here as the wind continues to come from the east for the next week. Book your trip and Captain Drake will show you the fall spots that produce speckled trout between Rigolets and Chef Pass in New Orleans.
Took a couple of guys out that trusted Victory Bay Charters with putting them on fish in New Orleans. The trout bite was slow, so I offered a chance at sight fishing redfish and they happily accepted. First shallow pond we entered was full of hungry redfish. Several were self released and many just under 16" were caught. Once one pond was worn out, we would move to another pond, stalk the fish, cast to, and set the hook! On the way back in, the guys asked for one more chance at the trout. We found ideal conditions not far from the marina and caught 14 trout, with 8 being legal size. A successful New Orleans charter trip completed.