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   06.10.24

Double-rigging for RedfishDouble-rigging for Redfish

Fishermen are at all times making an attempt to enhance upon their methods. Right here in South Louisiana, it’s typically about amount over high quality. Corey LaBostrie of Lacombe, LA, fishes Bayou Lacombe which is positioned on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. LaBostrie admits that the bayou is a supply of meals for him and his household. “I’m at all times making an attempt to make groceries after I go fishing, particularly after I’m catching redfish,” he mentioned. 

On his newest journey to the marsh Labostrie was fishing from his canoe and determined to make use of a double rig.  “I used to be utilizing a Coconut Chrome coloured Speck-Drum Tripletail,” LaBostrie mentioned. On the underside of the road, he tied on a 3/16 Massive Eye jig head made by Z-Man. About two ft about that he tied on a #2 drop shot hook. “This rig has caught so many fish by way of the years. I like it,” he mentioned.

LaBostrie started fishing in a duck pond. He was casting right into a canal that linked the duck pond to the principle bayou.

After an extended solid close to the shoreline, he started jigging the double rig on the underside. That’s when he felt an abrupt cease to his line. LaBostrie set the hook laborious and commenced reeling the fish in. The fish had different plans because it made a tough run that stripped drag from his reel for a couple of minute. “For a minute I assumed it was going to spool me,” LaBostrie mentioned. He battled the fish and managed to web the monstrous fish utilizing his proper hand whereas he pulled the massive redfish close to with the opposite hand.

The redfish measured 29 inches. “Man, that felt good to web that fish and haul it into the boat,” LaBostrie mentioned. “What a combat.” After tossing the fish within the field, LaBostrie set the hook on one other redfish. As he was reeling it in he felt it tug actually laborious. “I had one redfish on the highest lure and one other jumped on the underside lure,” he mentioned. LaBostrie completed off his 5-fish restrict very quickly and headed again to the home to scrub the fish and fry them up.

LaBostrie recommends the double rig for individuals who need to put fish within the boat quicker because the double rig opens up the chance to catch two fish at one time. For these seeking to catch redfish,  LaBostrie mentioned these fish must be plentiful all month and into June. he recommends on the lookout for deep channels that lead again into the marsh. “Discover the transferring water and the reds will probably be they’re feeding,” he mentioned.

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Keith Lusher is an award profitable out of doors journalist that resides in Covington, Louisiana. He owns and operates NorthshoreFishingReport.com and writes a weekly out of doors column for the Slidell Unbiased Newspaper. He additionally writes for the St.Tammany Parish Tourism Fee’s VisitTheNorthshore.com. He’s the previous host of The Northshore Fishing Report Radio Present and is on the board of the Louisiana Out of doors Writers Affiliation. Keith contributes to quite a few publications each on-line and in print and prides himself on selling South Louisiana’s distinctive fishery. To contact Keith e mail: keithlusherjr@gmail.com



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