Afternoon Reds

Sundays are a busy day for my wife and I. Most of the time when I make plans to fish on a Sunday, it’s a short local trip. Andrew & I had planned to head to the marsh on Saturday but due to too much wedding food on Friday, those plans needed to be pushed back. So on Sunday, after church was over, Andrew and myself, and a rookie named Mark, decided to load up the truck and head down to Pointe Aux Chenes.

It was probably around 3:30-4 by the time we finally got on the water. With Mark having never been kayak fishing before, Andrew felt it best to set up his Big Tuna in tandem seating, and have Mark paddle with him. The water had been muddied up a little, probably because of the storms that had been rolling through all morning & the grass was still thick and matted on the surface. I started the evening throwing a black spoon but with no luck at all. Eventually I decided to try out a Gulp minnow, again with no luck except for a crab taking half of it.

The day consisted of a lot of casting for all of us, but wasn’t completely unproductive. We came up to a cut where we had some sign of life last time. Andrew caught a nice little 16.5″ Red. After a few minutes we headed past it and along a long shoreline. We just drifted with the wind and fished it. That’s where I hooked onto a Red that measured in at just under 18.25″.

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We came to the end of that shoreline and I hooked onto another one. This one measuring at 15″ so back in he went. Immediately after releasing him, Andrew got hooked up on a 17″.

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We continued to fish all the way back to the put-in but with no more bites, it was getting late. As we headed in, we met up with another kayaker in a 10′ Pescador. He had caught 2 reds, a 16″ and a 26″.

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It was 9:30 by the time we got back to Morgan City. We were determined that Mark get to eat redfish on the half-shell. As I unloaded the truck, Andrew cleaned the fish, and they went straight to the grill. Mark, who mostly plays video games for fun, had a great time and is ready to go back!

Lures: Bayou Chubb Minnows (LSU Colored), Matrix Shad (Tigerbait), Gold Spoon.

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