What Should I Wear? Please wear appropriate clothing for the season and weather the day of the trip. Hat and Sunglasses are recommended for every trip. Shorts and sandals are not recommended from late October to late April. I understand this is the South, and it may be below zero or freezing where you're from. On the water and in the marsh here, there is no protection from the wind, and the air temperature will be colder than on dry land. Wind, cooler temps, and a fast moving boat, for 7 hours, will require more than shorts and flippy floppies to keep you comfortable. May seem like a silly topic to cover at length, but too many trips are cut short each year due to this.
Will we catch a bunch of fish? We catch fish every trip. No one else wants to see you catch fish more than me. Trust me. I do not guarantee limits, but I do promise I'll give every trip 110% of my effort for the best catch the conditions will allow. Full day trips produce more fish than the half day trips. On a full day trip, we'll have more time to go further and adjust to the fish's behavior that day.
How long will we be gone? Full day trips generally last from our departure time until you are tired, we limit, or we hit the 6 - 7 hour mark. One thing to factor in if you have somewhere to be after the trip, is the boat ride back and time needed for cleaning and bagging your fillets. Half day trips are 4 hours from the time designated as the departure time.
How many fish will we catch on a half day trip? Half day trips can be fun and memorable! Due to limitations on time, there are a few reasons why we might not return with a stellar catch:
Along the entire coast of Louisiana, fish are dependent on tide movement to feed. Tide has a major impact on the results of every trip. As an example; If we have only 4 hours to fish and there is no tide for 3 hours of the trip, that leaves us a very small window of time to enjoy some fantastic catching.
Full day trips allow us to go further to fishing grounds that receive less fishing pressure, increasing our chance of catching.
Sometimes it may take a while to learn the technique, adapt to using a spinning reel, or learn to cast to the strike zone, etc., I promise to patiently teach and share knowledge on proper techniques, so you can cast, hookup, and reel your own catch in.
I always suggest booking a full day trip for the best catch.
What kind of equipment will we be using? We will be using Penn Battle 2 Spinning Reels on Falcon Medium Rods. The spinning reels are spooled with 30lb Power Pro braid. 90% of the time, we'll be casting out popping corks with bait or a lure 1-2' below the cork. This is the most effective method for catching Speckled Trout and Redfish in shallow water in our area.
Where will we fish? During summer and early fall months, we'll fish in the vast wilderness of the Biloxi Marsh. Late fall to spring we'll fish in the local area around Lake Catherine.
What if the weather forecast looks bad? I will decide if the trip should be canceled due to severe weather. Departure times can be pushed back to allow for weather to pass.