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    Port Sulphur Slow Trip on The Usual Spots

    Two of us left out do Port Sulphur weather was perfect. Tide incoming. The water was not so clean in the usual areas. We fished live shrimp and had plenty micro tout stealing bait. Long story short, we ran low on live bait when we figured out where the clean water was and the trout were biting: The sulphur mine. Too little; too late. We came back with about 20 trout.
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    Port Sulphur Finally Prefect Conditions

    Wednesdaymorning I left out of Port Sulpur launch and headed to the oyster reefs in Lake Washington. Weather was calm and overcast with water on thehigher and clean side than the previous 2 months for morning trips. I broughtalong live shrimp and fished them under a clicking cork and the trout wereobliging at the first spot. I eventually ran out of live shrimp but they stillhit dead ones that died in the live well. When all bait was exhausted I went tobeetle lures under a cork. The trout did not oblige on the lures alone, but Iwhen I tipped the hooks with Berkley trout nuggets the bite became much better. I manageto limit out on speckled trout and keep one large gafftop cat.

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    Port Sulphur Low Water, Slow Fishing Trip

    Two of us left out of Port Sulphur armed with live shrimp to fish the oyster reefs in the area Wednesday. The water was 2 feet low and was murky. Fishing was extremely slow with a total of 20 trout caught. The tide was incoming in the afternoon and the water condition got a little better but by that time we had run out of live shrimp and resorted to lures. The trout obliged better on the live shrimp so the fishing was extra slow using beetles under corks. But like By Heck use to say: “Fishing is a pleasure; catching fish is a bonus.”


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    Port Sulphur Beautiful Day

    I left the launch under bright, calm weather Thursday morning to head to my favorite area armed with live shrimp. The fishing started out slow but picked up as the rose above the horizon. The trout only wanted live shrimp and would hardly hit a lure. The water was decent with a low tide but incoming as the day progressed. Besides catching a limit of speckled trout, which I had to work hard for this trip, I also landed a 25 lb black drum. Last week I caught one but released it. They are feeding on top the oyster reefs.




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    Port Sulphur Redemption Trip

    After the last week’s horrible trip due to bad weather, this one was in complete contrast. I left out of Port Sulphur under overcast skies and dead calm winds. A low pressure was heading in, bringing rain around 12 noon, but I figured I could beat the weather. The water was a bit low but very clean with an incoming tide around 11 am. I was armed with live shrimp and headed straight to my favorite oyster reef spot. I was there before the sun rise and the fish didn’t start biting until it came completely above the horizon. From then it was non-stop trout coming aboard, nailing live shrimp under a clicking cork. I caught them till I ran out of shrimp and then switched to lures. The trout weren’t too interested in the lures, but I still had a limit of fish. I headed back to the launch at 10:30 and the rain was threatening, with a slight drizzle, but by then I was on the road headed back home.

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    Horrible Day out In Port Sulfur

    Two of us left out of Port Sulphur. The water was low and dirty and the predicted winds were off by 15 miles per hour. Went to our usual area and the water was chocolate milk. Make a long story short, 3 fish caught: 2 sheepshead and one huge black drum which was released. Saw a few other boats and didn’t see a fish caught. Several other boats were launching around noon when we returned, but the winds were getting higher. The water was at least 2 feet lower from normal, making even my flatboat difficult to venture into usual haunts.

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    Fog Hogs in Port Sulphur

    Today all three of us limited out on trout, fishing oyster reefs off of Freeport Sulphur canal. We used live shrimp, minnow lures and beetles under corks. It was very foggy at one point and overcast throughout the morning. Tide was low but incoming. The winds were low to calm. On the way back diving seagulls were nailing shrimp chased up by tout in hot pursuit. Couldn’t fish any more as the box was full and limited out.

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    Default Friday The 13th Good Trout Trip

    Friday The 13th Good Trout Trip
    Three of us left out of Port Sulphur under darkness and light fog to head to our fishing spot near Lake Washington. Water was a bit dirty and we had no bites for 2 ˝ hours trying our familiar places. After moving around and returning to a previous spot, we managed to get into a good trout bite on live shrimp and after running out used artificial lures like sparkle beetles. We caught 67 trout and called it a day around noon.

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    Default After the Freeze- Lockjaw Fish

    Two of us left out of Port Sulphur under very good conditions. Weather was moderate and overcast. We had live shrimp and various lures and the fish had serious lockjaw. Never got one bite trying various areas where I been limiting out on trout. Tide was incoming but low at first. Around noon after no bites both I and my friend happen to catch a large sheepshead each. On the way in I spoke to 2 other anglers fishing and they said they didn’t catch anything as of yet. At the launch I spoke to one professional redfish angler and he said he didn’t get one redfish or a bite and another angler there only had 2 fish as well. Lesson here is, after a hard freeze, wait at least one full week for the fish to come back to life.

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    Default Port Sulphur Trout B 4 The Incoming Bad Weather

    I left out of Port Sulphur public launch under the early morning darkness and headed to the pass between Lake Washington and the Freeport Sulphur canal. Tide was on the low side but not to the extreme. Water clarity was decent and the wind was calm. Fishing was extremely slow. I had to move around in the area picking up trout here and there. The fish wanted lively live shrimp and hardly accepted a lure. As the day neared noon the fish began to bite a little better on the live shrimp. I manage to limit out on speckled trout and enjoyed the beautiful weather before the front scheduled to enter later tonight into next morning bringing cold air, rain with snow predicted.

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    Back @ the launch Box of trout
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