Where can we find speckled trout and redfish after Hurricane Sally? Join me as I launch out of Hopedale, Louisiana to see what the storm surge left inside the marsh.


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What Happened

Yes, the water got high as the storm surge from Hurricane Sally was strong, but we never saw anything more than that during the storm as she stayed just east of us.

The first day the wind would lay down enough so I could launch the boat to get out and see what's out there is the day you see in this video.

I launched from Hopedale Marina (formerly Breton Sound Marina) to do what I could with a rising tide, but what I really wanted to take advantage of was the falling tide.

And that's because the white shrimp are on the move, and where we can find white shrimp we can find an easy bite of speckled trout.

But high tide isn't predicted to fall until way later in the day, so the fishing trip was slightly challenging and tons of fun.

Thankfully, Plan Redfish saved the day as I was able to catch a limit of reds when the speckled trout weren't cooperating.

Exact Fishing Location

The secret to successful fishing is not specific fishing spots but rather selecting where to fish based upon the conditions.

This is an in-depth topic that can't be covered in a few paragraphs of text and that's the reason why I have two videos accompanying the YouTube video you watched above.

They are the Planning Video and Post Trip Review. They can be accessed via the button below, but are only accessible to members of LAFB Elite, since it is that membership that makes all of this possible in the first place.

The planning video details where I decided to fish based upon the conditions, and the Post Trip Review displays my boat's GPS tracks, revealing routes and exact fishing locations.

These tracks are made available to members of LAFB Elite for uploading to their own GPS.

We also look at the conditions that actually happened versus what was predicted. 

This is a great learning tool and the fastest way you can learn to catch great boxes of fish 100% on your own.

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about the author

Devin Denman

Devin is the founder of Louisiana Fishing Blog and enjoys exploring new fishing spots on Louisiana's coast. He prefers using artificial lures and casting tackle, but won't hesitate to break out a popping cork when the time is right.

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