Fishing Report: Redfish, flounder hitting on Big Lake

By 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


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,

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