September 9, 2014

Great Advice from a Campo


This advice from Campo's Marina comes as no surprise but look at the date. This was posted back in 2000 on RodnReel!

Tide lines are what I talk about in Scouting: Part Two. Using tide lines to find more speckled trout and redfish is an old trick, but I show you how to use 21st century technology to get this done from the comfort of your couch.

Speckled Trout Fishing Advice Campo's Marina

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Tidelines always form at the mouth of canals when the water is moving from a canal into a bay. You want to get off the line about casting distance.

What happens is the trout do not like strong currents because they are fairly weak swimmers.

As the tide enters a bay, pond or lake the bait fish in the current are looking for a place to get out of the current. Fish will tend to hang along this spot so when the bait drops out of the current it is easier for them to feed.

Generally you can cast into the tide and let your line drift to the egde of the tideline and that is generally where you will get your strikes.

Remember you don't want to be but maybe 20 yards off the point the tide is coming around because redfish will hang on the back side of that point for the same reason.


This morning was pretty darn good after the sky fell in on Shell Beach last night.

Boats around Lake Borgne found fish at Old Shell Beach, Dolut's Canal, Proctor's Point and Bayou St. Malo.

Fish the shoreline close for Reds and the edges of the tide lines for trout. Try fishing TOP DOGS early and with LIVE SHRIMP about 2 feet under a cork.

Breton Sound finally settled down and the few boats that ran out that way this morning found plenty fish.

Fish the same SUMMER HOT SPOTS: Bay Eloi, Short Rocks, First and Second Cement Rigs and the New Gray Rigs. Try these places with LIVE SHRIMP either 2 to 3 feet under a cork, sliding sinker on the bottom and free lining. The bait for the weekend will be LIVE SHRIMP.


Captain Devin

About the Author

Devin is a veteran of the Iraq War and former fishing guide. He founded Louisiana Fishing Blog in 2012 to share his ideas as a charter captain and still writes in it today. Since then he's created a fishing university — LAFB Elite — where he teaches inshore anglers how to safely navigate Louisiana's coast and catch more fish.

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