By employing a very certain kind of inshore knowledge to land a wall-hanger.
There is something about having a big speckled trout in your hands, especially here in Louisiana.
So you can imagine my excitement the other day when Mike set the hook on a true hammer.
My blood started flowing when I saw her, and almost had a heart attack when I realized there was no net in the boat!
I quickly threw my rod across the deck and got on my stomach with arms stretched out.
I grabbed her around the neck, with fortune favoring my bold move as we both breathed a huge sigh of relief when she safely made it over the gunnel and inside the boat.
The picture above doesn’t do her justice, nor the experience, as pictures tend to do.
Anyways, we immediately put her in the livewell to give her a breather while we grabbed the Boga.
She stretched it to the six-pound mark, not a hair less, not a hair more.
I know it’s only six pounds, but in Louisiana that’s a big trout and it was certainly Mike’s personal best.
Maybe she’ll grow to become a state record. Maybe not.
Lady Luck handled #1.
I handled #2, 3 and 4.
Mike nailed #5 and 6.
Mike is actually pretty good at fishing and has mastered the use of casting tackle and artificial lures to get fish to bite, the kind of fish conventional methods are less likely to catch.
It’s not Mike’s first big fish, either.
He has an 8lb 4oz bass mounted at his house, and he caught it in a lake not known for trophy bass.
Mike landed this big trout because he possesses the knowledge and skills I am organizing into Inshore Fishing 201.
In fact, if I had to break down the success of the fishing trip, I’d say that #2 and #3 in the list above is Inshore Fishing 101 knowledge and that #4 through 6 is knowledge at the 201 level.
This is not a trophy-fish course, it’s a course that will show you the advanced boat positioning and power & control over artificial lures you need to get those trophy-fish.
Right now is the pre-purchase phase, which is something I do to say “thank you” to LAFB fans, giving them $20 off before the course goes live.
But, pre-purchasing closes on Friday.
I don’t offer discounts on my products.
Yes, I did once upon a time, but I got away from them because I feel they are unfair to those who did not get the discount.
So the only way I can offer one for LAFB fans is by implementing them in the pre-purchase phase of each course.
Comment below if you have any questions. Tight lines, y’all!
Devin is the founder of Louisiana Fishing Blog and enjoys exploring new fishing spots on Louisiana's coast. He loves alligators but is terrified of cockroaches.
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