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    Default Port Sulphur Trout Explosion

    Port Sulphur Trout Explosion

    Two of us left out of Port Sulphur this morning under overcast, clam skies and incoming tide. Water in the Freeport Canal was river water but clean water was located off the canal in Lake Washington where non-stop trout action abounded. Seagulls gave way to locating the best action as they fed on shrimp escaping trout hungry jaws. Action on beetle lures in tandem yield 2 at the time hook ups at times. Action wore us out and we loaded the box up and headed in a little after 10:30 am.

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    Default Catch Bigger Fish In Heavy Structure-No Hang Up

    This is the most effective fishing method Iíve found for fishing in the thick of submerged wrecks, pilings, rock piles, and jetties, etc. without hang up. I use 6/20 braided line on the reel and to the end of the braid I tie a 6 ft. 20 lb fluorocarbon leader. At the end of the 20 lb. leader I tie a very small snap swivel, the type that has no protruding clips (see photo), To this swivel, I attach a 10 lb. fluorocarbon line by way of an overhand loop knot; leader length of about 2 -2 1/2 ft with the Owner Twistlock 1/16 oz. 3/0 weedless hook and gulp on the tag end as seen in the video. The cork is clipped to the 20 lb leader according to your preferred depth. In the rare event that a hang up occurs, you can break the 10 lb line and save everything above the swivel. Iíve caught the largest of fish inside these type structures while others cannot fish them conventional style.



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    Perfect Weather --Fishing Explosion Port Sulphur

    I left out of Port Sulphur this morning under calm weather and incoming tide. It couldnít have been a better morning given we had 2 weeks of solid rain and high, damaging winds. Without getting into a long story all I can say is fish were obliging every where there were oyster reefs. Seagulls were diving all across the lakes. Fish obliged on lures under corks, tight lined and on live shrimp. Most of my fish were all caught on lures. I got tired of catching fish. I had a box load of redfish and trout and was back at the launch before 11:00 am. Some of the trout were very large.

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    Port Sulphur Perfect Trip

    I left out of Port Sulphur under perfectly calm weather and overcast skies. The water was on the high side and incoming and clean. I made my usual stops over reefs and wrecks and out into Bay Ronquille fishing camps. All spots produced speckled trout caught on sparkle beetles tight lined and live shrimp under corks. At some spots trout were caught two and the time on tandem beetles.

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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: ďFishing is a pleasure; catching fish is a bonus.Ē


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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 weekís 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 didnít 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 werenít 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 didnít 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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