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Capt. Elton Rodrigue - Winter Patterns

It's that time of year, north winds howling, water temps dropping and water levels falling. Not a bad thing for us in Bayou Dularge just a little bit of transition period, fishing goes on here year round. At the beginning of winter as the fronts start coming through the water temps are up and down, Trout fishing can be really good one day and bad the next. But one thing we can always count on is our great Redfishing! After about a month of this the water temps get down and settle out and the Trout move in to their winter holes and it's game on every day, good or bad weather!

Last year I had some of my best trips in Jan and Feb, most people don't realize this and don't book trips? We fish anyway! If you can handle a short cold boat ride it will usually mean a quick limit of big Trout. Then you either head in for coffee or stick around a little longer for a limit of Redfish.

I love fishing from my Xpress year round but, this time of year is where it really shines. We deal with low water all year down here, we call 4 to 5 feet of water deep holes! So when the north wind blows hard for a few days and pushes 3 feet of water out you can get yourself in real trouble! Especially if it drops a foot or 2 while you are fishing. In my Xpress all I need is a few inches of water over soft mud and I can jump on plane with 3 or 4 people on board and run out of the marsh!

So break out the winter gear and come on down and "Get You Some"! Great Trout fishing and the best time of year for sight fishing for Redfish!