Six Months Since Cocodrie

It’s definitely been a little while since I’d made my way down Hwy. 56 to launch at Coco Marina. Almost a year, actually. The last time I even fished anywhere in Cocodrie was about six or so months ago. But we’d gotten a couple of fronts in and I love fishing in Coco after a front (2-3 days after), so I headed down there to let the new Outback taste saltwater.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t a whole lot to tell about. Despite a pretty sunrise, the majority of the day was overcast and somewhat windy. Water was also high, about a foot up from where I like it to be and it was dirty. The clarity of the water is a bigger deal for me than the height.

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Still, I gave it my best. Made adjustments and kept casting. Didn’t even try to sight-fish, I knew it would be a waste of time. I headed for all of the typical honey holes that I know of to no avail.

It finally changed when I parked myself in a back pond. I’d already seen a couple of wakes and had a bite. I knew where the fish like hanging out in this particular pond so I nudged up against the bank and started using a Z-Man shrimp and working it back slowly. That’s when a smallish red hit it like a freight train! First saltwater slime for the ’19 OB!

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By that time I was about ready to head in. I hadn’t brought food and it was after lunch, and you notice hunger more when the bite is slow, haha!

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November tenth is Redbone’s last tournament of the year, Festivus For The Rest Of Us, which takes place here in Cocodrie. I considered this to be the first scouting trip for that tourney. I may be headed back later this week and then once more next week before the tourney. Coco can be such a great fishery, I can’t wait for it to turn on!

Gear Rundown

Kayaks

Lures

My Rod/Reel Combos

Fishing Line

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