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December 16, 2004- Sorry I haven't been posting reports for all of my trips, but today I had the head for it. The weatherman really got it wrong today....forecasted winds were to be 10-15 out of the N/E. When I called the trip a go on Wednesday night Don Anderson and Jody Brown were rarin' to go...when we boarded at 7:30 and heading out winds were roaring at 18-22 and gusting...I knew we would have our work cut out for us. To make matters worse the river water was eating through all of the areas that I have been having great success in. Plan B would take effect as it was 9:00 and no fish in the box. Traveling farther south and away from the effects of the river water we found a good bite on specks holding down deep in 8-10' of water. Tightlined assassins were the ticket to the tricky bite but soon all of us would be "bowing up" and putting some nice specks in the box. a lot of these trout were juvenille but there were a lot of good specks up to 16" in the mix. Not only did we find a good bite but we were also protected from the harsh winds next to a tree line and we were stripping off layers of clothing in the midst of our trout slam. As the falling tide incresed against the hard east winds, the water would become stained and the bite dwindled down. This stop produced about 45 specks 12-16". The only other stop we made with success was out in the open and fighting the wind with the trolling motor against a lee shoreline where we found a slow but decent bite on some beautiful specks in the 14-16" class. we finished off our trip here after about an hour of hard fishing ending up with 65 trout. I was really impressed with Don and Jody. They have fished with me many times in the past, but on this trip they really hung in there with me and worked hard for fish.

.Give Capt. Billy Bucano a call at 1.504.908.4874 to book your trout slammin' trip in the beautiful Delacroix Island, La. Marsh. I have over 30 yrs. experience in this area. Great on-site accommodations are available. "Titelines"

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