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Fishing Report: Redfish, flounder hitting on Big Lake

Last Modified: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 7:38 PM

By Joe Joslin / American Press

Water temperatures continue to fall and are in the upper 70s both on Big Lake as well as in the northern Gulf.

Also, the fact that we are almost in mid-October means that we are past the heart of hurricane season without a major storm in this area. Our neighbors to the southeastern part of our dear state did not fare as well and experienced massive flooding and many are still trying to recover. However, in the Lake Area we were more fortunate and looks like we made it through another hurricane season without major concerns. We are thankful!

Calcasieu Point’s Elaine Huck was able to leave the business for a few hours to fish with her grandson. They were fishing during a low tide and Huck said they had no trouble catching their limit (five each) of beautiful redfish and several good-sized flounder. She reported they were fishing the south end of Moss Lake.

Huck also said the north end of Moss Lake has also been productive.

The well-informed lady angler also said The Weirs (Lambert and Grand Bayou) are still giving up quality fish as is the south end of Big Lake with increased bird activity in many areas.

Anglers are also catching big flounder on the ship channel near the poggy plants. Huck gave some information on Tuesday afternoon, saying Commissary Point has been producing limits of specks. In addition, the north end of Turner’s Bay is also giving up lots of specks.

Down at Hackberry Rod and Gun, Captain Buddy Oakes said most all of their guests and guides got limits of reds last week plus lots of trout as well. A majority of the reds have been coming on live shrimp and soft plastics with Hackberry Hustlers (top color was mumpy).

Some are Carolina-rigging the shrimp as well as fishing it under a cork. Increased gull activity the past several days has definitely improved fishing. Some of the larger trout continue to be caught early mornings over reefs on She Dogs, Top Dogs and Super Spooks. With the full moon on the decrease, the morning bite will just get better. Big Lake is on!

Upcoming tournaments

American Bass Anglers District 45 is back. The dates for one-day events are Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Dec. 2, Jan. 6 and Feb. 10. There will be a two-day on March 30-31. The local tournament organizer is Travis Merritt. For more information about ABA, go to


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