Windy Day Specks
Report Date: November 5, 2002
ADVENTURE SOUTH GUIDE SERVICE-Buras/Empire/Venice---
Today I had Mr. Jim Peay and friends in from Baton Rouge. The weather was not in our favor, but I told the guys since they were already down here that we might as well go fishing. They could not believe that I would even consider going in a 20 knot SSW wind, but I loaded them on board and off we went. We headed to the east side of the river, which was the only place that I thought we'd even have a shot at catching any fish.
Although it was very windy, I was confident that we could find some fish along they banks of Quarantine Bay. I spotted Capt. Ron drifting toward a few flocks of birds, so I shut the big engine down and set up for a drift. The birds were moving very fast, and because the tide was rising against the wind, it made it choppy and difficult to stay on the birds. The guys did throw a few trout in the box, but there were more throw backs than keepers in the area. I decided to move a little further to the north and look for calmer water. As I approached the area that I was planning to fish, I noticed 2 other boats already on anchor catching fish. Not wanting to stop the bite for them, I shut down my motor and started fishing several hundred yards from them. One of the boats happened to be Capt. Anthony, and he called me and told me that they were catching lost of fish, with about half being keepers. I idled way around his position, so as to not spook the fish and so that I could get my boat in position to drift down wind toward the other boat, and hopefully the fish. I made sure that when I did finally drift in to position and set my anchor, that my boat was not right on top of the other boat.
The action was not real fast, but the guys did manage to put about 25 trout in the boat before I got the call saying that the weather was on the way and that it was time to head for high ground. The guys had a good time, and since we did not get in a full day, I gave them a break on the price. The say they'll be back again and they'll be bringing more people. Thanks guys, I look forward to fishing with you again soon. The fish were caught on Deadly Dudley Terror Tail Jr's on ? ounce jig heads.
I'll be out on the water again tomorrow, weather permitting, and I'll keep you posted. If you want to go fishing or fly fishing with a guide service that prides itself on giving it's clients an outdoor adventure of a life time, give me a call at (504) 392-1700, or on my cell (504) 382-2711.I Guarantee Fish and Fun!!Until Net Time, Catch Em' Up!!!
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