Area anglers who want to stay close to land are having success fishing inshore spots.
The freshwater fishing has been hot in Bob’s Bayou Black Marina in Gibson.
Bill Lake of Bayou Guide Service said anglers have reported impressive catches of sac-a-lait and bass around the Turtle Bayou and Lake Penchant areas.
“This week there has been a lot of sac-a-lait caught,” Lake said. “I’ve been getting a lot of reports of sac-a-lait and bass being caught out and biting out of Bob’s Bayou Black Marina. Everything is pretty much in full strength right now if that’s what you want to go catch.”
Lake said there are also plenty of speckled trout and redfish being caught near the coast from Cocodrie to Dularge and Dulac. Bull reds are also being caught in Whiskey Pass and Coon Point.
Lake said the key is to watch out for scattered thunderstorms that have popped up throughout the day.
“For the most part, fishing has been good,” Lake said. “The speckled trout fishing has been fair-to-good. Not excellent but there are some fish to be caught if you can get out there in some calm weather off the coast.
“When the trout is on, you can catch them, but when they have those storms like they do (Wednesday), you just can’t get out there. You have to stay inside and catch redfish.”
Best baits: Humdinger spinner baits and spoons.
Robbie Breaux of Bob’s Bayou Black Marina said anglers can’t miss out on the sac-a-lait or bass fishing.
Lake added that the fish are being caught right up the middle of the canal alongside grass beds.
For information on open dates at Bayou Black Marina, call the marina at 985-575-2315.
Best baits: Crank baits in the mornings, beetle spins, humdingers, finesse worms all day and buzz baits in late afternoon for bass and tube jigs for sac-a-lait and June Bug trick worms.
Terry Serigny of Terry’s Live Bait in Leeville said plenty of speckled trout and redfish are being caught despite the constant threat of bad weather conditions.
“We had a great week this week,” Serigny said. “(Wednesday) we had a thundershower that came in. We had a handful of people who went out (Wednesday) and done well. They just have to work around the thundershowers.”
Best baits: Live shrimp and live minnows.
Serigny said the offshore fishing has been plentiful with catches of mangrove snappers, lemon fish and blackfin tuna being the top catches.
Best baits: Live shrimp for speckled trout in the lakes and live minnows for redfish in the marsh and pogies for offshore fish.