For the fish in LA and the reds just jump in your boat crowd

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing' started by ifsteve, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. ifsteve

    ifsteve Well-Known Member

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    Fished Friday, Sunday, and Monday. Conditions were great. Some sun, warm, and not too windy.

    Friday - Two anglers, two bull reds.
    Sunday - Two anglers, one bull red, one black.
    Monday - Two anglers, blanked

    Yup couldn't keep the dang fish out of the boat. Took me hours to clean all the flsh slime off the deck.....LOL

    Oh and for the next four or five days its going to be unfishable and I suspect the great water clarity is shot to hell.
     
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  2. brianBFD

    brianBFD Active Member

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    Where in LA are you fishing?
     

  3. ifsteve

    ifsteve Well-Known Member

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    In the water.....
     
  4. jmrodandgun

    jmrodandgun Well-Known Member

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    Were you in my boat on Sunday? Same story for us. One big fish. Lots of misses early from the fog and clouds, and when it cleared we had some refusals before finally hooking up. The black drum went into the ice chest.

    This was his first right proper bull redfish

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  5. ifsteve

    ifsteve Well-Known Member

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    I don't think we even saw two dozen reds total in three days on the water.
     
  6. Ruddy Duck LA

    Ruddy Duck LA Active Member

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    I seriously love this. There should be a running report thread on bad LA trips.

    Sunday, I took my 13 year old and his friend to the marsh. They threw spinning rods all day.

    One red hooked and lost.

    One red hooked and broke off.

    One small trout landed.

    The only other skiffs I saw had AL and FL numbers. I talked to two groups and both got skunked. Assuming they have access to the internet, they likely had higher expectations of their trips. It's all roses around here according to people that don't actually live with our fishery year round.

    My buddy that guides got two.
     
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  7. brianBFD

    brianBFD Active Member

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    As if I were trying to potlick a skunk spot.....
     
  8. jmrodandgun

    jmrodandgun Well-Known Member

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    One bad day, does not a skunk spot make.
     
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  9. Financekid1

    Financekid1 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Dang...thats too bad. We just got back from Louisiana last week and the fish were jumping in the boat.
     
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  10. brianBFD

    brianBFD Active Member

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    Really?
     
  11. jsnipes

    jsnipes Well-Known Member

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    LA is the most hot and cold place I've ever fished. It can be really tough / impossible or "jumping in the boat". I've had more trips to LA that resembled the former rather than the latter, unfortunately over last few years.
     
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  12. mightyrime

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    I leave for a 3 day trip tomorrow. Looks like the cold front on Friday will probably force a cancellation for the day. Fingers crossed for clear skies and sun on Saturday and Sunday. Last year my trip was fully cancelled due to weather. Year before was amazing as you can see from the picture in my icon.
     
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  13. lsunoe

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    This weekend was decent on one side of the river and very poor on the other. I love how people think every trip is double digit redfish and nonstop action, when in reality that is not the case.
     
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  14. ifsteve

    ifsteve Well-Known Member

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    Suspect you will get cancelled Friday.
    Saturday and Sunday should have some sun but still cold and breezy. Sunday might warm enough to get fish active. Sure your guide will have a handle on things but might be looking in the ponds especially Saturday. Sun though might be strong enough to warm up the mud flats to get some big girls happy. Good luck and make sure to let us know how you do!!
     
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  15. jsnipes

    jsnipes Well-Known Member

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    yea, my trip this year got cancelled all together. hoping to rebook in january but work schedule is not helping
     
  16. sjrobin

    sjrobin I Love microskiff.com!

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    The delta has more options than Texas bays when conditions are not good. And a lot more redfish swim in the delta.
     
  17. Smackdaddy53

    Smackdaddy53 Zephyr Cove is on FIRE!

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    I’m wading in the morning and big trout are going to jump in my hands. 34 degrees with sleet/snow mix
     
  18. WillW

    WillW I Love microskiff.com!

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    Headed over to La this wkend to chase some on fly. Have done the same wkend & same gear every year for 7 years. Some trips have been great & some were pretty big turds. This particular one could go either way but I'm hopeful. Have a pretty solid plan we'll see how well it plays out.
     
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  19. jmrodandgun

    jmrodandgun Well-Known Member

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    If you're crafty, Sunday has the potential to be a pretty good day.
     
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  20. Nway93

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    I went first weekend in November this year, wasn't fish jumping in the boat but had it's moments. Each day we caught multiple big fish, seemed like during the last bit of the outgoing they floated and ate anything they saw. For 2-3hrs each day it was wide open then got tough. Fished 3 days and caught 9 bulls, 5 big drum, and a handful of 10-15lb reds. Other boat we went with had about the same experience except they got there a day ahead of us and crushed them that day then had a guide camp on the spot the rest of the trip. Looking to go back late January or February though.