The Redfish Charter Company in Cocodrie Louisiana. Awesome time out of Cocodrie this weekend and plenty of big fish action to be had on Last Island beach. This crew from Minnesota wanted them bull Redfish and we found them in 2 to 3 feet of water along Last Island beach on March 1 2019. Bull Redfish are well known in Minnesota for drag peeling action and these guys said they needed a break from ice fishing in freezing temps. We caught the bulls on fairly light tackle for fish this size by using Penn 3000 series spinning reels with 30 pound braid and 40 pound fluorocarbon leaders. The crew from Minnesota told me after the trip they had really enjoyed catching the bonus Bull Drum which had the drags ripping as well as the Redfish and wanted to add them to the list of fish to catch next trip.
The good ole popping cork with market shrimp was once again the ticket to ride the bull Redfish after finding them hungry on a incoming tide. We caught 10 bulls mixed in with some bull black drum sheephead and white trout in about 2 hours before some thunder storms pushed us north to the interior marshes near Chauvin. The fishing was great to say the least on the beach so it was a bit of a disappointment for the crew to leave the big fish biting so fast. I knew that disappointment wouldnâ€™t last long after lunch so we picked up the boat and traveled north to eat.
Once back on the water inside I headed to my go to slot redfish spot and boom back into some great action. We quickly lost count of the numbers we caught as these guys were having a ball catching the smaller yet feisty slot redfish. The bite was non stop on an incoming tide from morning when we started until we headed back to Sportsmanâ€™s Paradise around 3 to clean our Redfish for the BBQ.Check us out online to book a custom charter trip for your crew.
Capt Damien MelanconThe Redfish Charter Company