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Louisiana Trout Fishing and Redfish with Spinnerbaits

Louisiana Trout Fishing and Redfish with Spinnerbaits


♪♪ They’re there. There he is that’s a
good one! ♪ I just let that sucker sit there. ♪♪ They’re there. There he is that’s a
good one! ♪ I just let that sucker sit there. I just let it sit there for a second and he
ate it. (Lets go then) ♪♪ ♪ ♪♪ ♪ ♪♪ ♪ ♪♪ ♪ ♪♪ ♪>>Neat Neat little grass line it’s just clear right in
there isn’t it?>>Yup, that’s where they are just cruising back and fourth on.>>Those
are mangrove trees huh?>>Yeah, there are mangroves all through here.>>Did they get
brought in here by somebody or are they natural?>>No, we are pretty close to the Gulf. This
is natural stuff.>>Yes sir that wind is howling! Probably blowing the most I’ve ever seen it
blow here.>>Yeah, it’s just one of them days that just keeps nagging you.>>Definitely
keeps nagging. Well welcome to this episode of Addictive Fishing. Fishing one of my favorite
places in the world. We are right off of Buras, Louisiana. We are fishing out of Cajun Fishing
Adventures and we got Captain Ross Montet with us. Let me tell you something, it’s blowing
but the fish are still biting. We’re in Louisiana so we’re gonna see what we can catch, you
said we’re working this trough here?>>Yeah there’s a little trough right here where the
fish are cruising the shoreline. So hopefully we can get these spinner baits in there and
get them to bite.>>Wherever there is the saw grass like this it’s the only place I’ve
ever caught fish, actually redfish using the spinner bait. Something you really don’t do
in salt water much is spinner baits, but they absolutely do the trick here.>>They put out
great vibrations.>>I love doing spinner baits too man because you can sit there and watch
that and then you see the big gold flash you know.>>Another thing too with it being windy
like today, you can constantly feel the line.>>Yeah.>>Long as you are swimming a little
jig or something. So much slack comes into it. When them redfish do hit them. They smoke
’em. ♪♪ Fish on! speckled trout.>>Trout on a spinner bait. ♪ Let’s see if he’s got
a big brother. How about your trout limits here, what do you got for trout limits?>>Twelve
inches and twenty five a person. Pretty liberal. Maybe a little too liberal. ♪ Fish on!>>Fish
on there he is! Sitting right there where he’s suppose to be.>>Yeah textbook.>>Oh
fish off. ♪ Maybe he’s got a brother there. Oh, there he is that’s a good one! He’s trying
to get back in there. Come on dude.>>How does that one feel there Blair?>>That one
feels a little better.>>That’s a pretty one.>>He’s a pretty one. Oh he likes the bottom
of the Skeeter. Come here dude. Hey that one would almost weigh in a tournament.>>Come
here little guy. Back on you.>>That tail is lit up too. Good job. On a windy day here
out of Buras, Louisiana. And it is blowing today. About blowing me over. [laughs] Are we gonna keep all those for the
lodge tonight?>>Yeah I believe so.>>Your limits are pretty much the same here as they
are in Florida right?>>Yeah pretty similar, we are sixteen to twenty seven inches and
five a person. You are allowed one per person over twenty seven inches. We can keep a few
more and…>>Yeah y’all don’t keep them big bulls though do you?>>Nah, them big ones
are trophy fish. That’s your breeders, we let them go. We want to keep the population
healthy.>>Same thing in my neck of the woods except we’re only allowed to keep one. Which
is good. Some parts of Florida you can keep two. For the most part you’re keeping one
fish. But that one there would be a keeper about anywhere. Florida or Louisiana huh?
>>No doubt, that’s a good eating size fish right here.>>I can taste that redfish on
the half shell right now. Y’all stay tuned, we’re going to be right back with some more
addictive fishing. Captain Ross from Cajun Fishing Adventures right here in Buras Louisiana.
We’ll be right back. (Play it)Addictive Fishing is brought to you by Dick’s Sporting
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sharpest fish hook. ♪♪Come on fishy, fishy.Should
be able to see them if they are cruising. ♪ Well welcome back folks. It’s so windy
today I know it’s tough to tell on the camera, but it is blowing. So what we’re doing is
we’re kind of staking off fish a spot and hopefully one of these spots we stop at there’s
going to be some fish.>>If you look right out here you got them little white oyster
poles. Each of them poles represents a little mound or point that use to stick out and that’s
what we’ll do we’ll get some dead bait and fish them oysters hoping a redfish or a drum
or something will be on it. Makes it easy on a tough day. Instead of shrimp today we
are fishing spinner baits which puts off a great vibration. Darker color water so I’m
using a dark bait.>>Well tell me something about the marsh here, I haven’t fished here
in two years. And I hardly recognize any of this marsh and I know I’ve fished if I had
my old tracks and stuff in my Humminbird I know I had run across some of these bayous
and some of this marsh.>>Oh yeah you probably have and today riding out here we rode across
a lot of stuff that was land within the last two years. It’s subsiding pretty bad. Very
rapid actually every thirty eight minutes we lose a football field of land. It’s just,
it’s a bad deal for the state. We’re losing land and land is storm protection it’s estuaries
for the fish out here and huge to the way of life in Louisiana. We can’t afford it.
There he is! Fish on!>>Boy that looks like a good one too. He’s making waves on the waves.
Oh yeah! A grown one.>>Little bit more shoulders than the last couple that I’ve caught. [laughing] ♪>>He’s all rolled up. ♪♪ So
what’s the lodge bet going? What do you got fifteen or twenty people staying in the lodge
and last night they were talking about the biggest fish under twenty seven inches you
might have it.>>Yeah I might be in the money.>>I think they said they were going to pay
a thousand bucks.>>Ha, well they have the good luck.>>I don’t think he’s going to quite
make the twenty seven inch limit though.>>No he might be a little over that.>>Might be
an over size. That’s a pretty redfish there. Let me see if I can still land one.>>I think
you got it.>>I’ve done it once or twice. ♪ Come here dude. I don’t know he might
go at uh, twenty eight inches? That ain’t a bad redfish there.>>You could get your
ruler out that your momma gave you.>>That’s a nice one there. That is a grown one.>>That’s
a healthy one.>>Oh man did he swallow that thing. I got it. Check that out the old Morning
Glory with a Trokar jig head in it. On a spinner bait. He bent your spinner bait completely
up.>>Yeah he mangled it.>>It is amazing how these redfish can get lures back in their
crushers and just totally smash them. He’s got a cool little spot on his tail don’t he?
Looks like an eye ball. Just what it’s supposed to look like.>>That’s exactly what it’s supposed
to look like.>>I haven’t said it on the show in quite a long time but when they are little
small fish it looks like an eye and most other fish when they attack and try to eat prey,
they go after the eyeball and you see his eyeball up there is not really that big but
that is a more pronounced looking eyeball right there. It helps them get away. Absolutely
beautiful fish. This one is going back to the lodge tonight have us some blackened redfish
there at Cajun Fishing Adventures. Y’all stay tuned we are going to be right back with Captain
Ross Montet right out of Buras, Louisiana catching these beautiful, beautiful redfish.
Awesome. ♪Come on.Really looks fishy
right in here.>>I don’t think there are too many places in Louisiana that don’t look fishy.
>>I know, tell me about it. We are so spoiled we don’t even know it. [laughing]>>Welcome back folks, we’re still
plugging away on what I keep calling a blusterous windy day I know you guys can’t tell how windy
it is out here, but a lot of the spots that we normally fish are so blown out we can’t
even fish them today. We’re taking our spinner baits and just knocking out the points anything
that looks good where there might be a fish and hopefully there’s gonna be a few more
around today. It is definitely challenging. So Ross how long have you been there at Cajun
Fishing Adventures?>>Going on seven years now. It’ll be seven this fall. Started right
out of high school and did this part time through college and now it’s a full time gig
for me. Enjoying every minute of it. ♪ Blair, Blair, look right over there.>>Oh yeah, yeah.
♪♪ Is it a red?>>I’m not sure. I just seen it’s tail come up and a little swirl.
I would imagine it is. But it could be our elusive black drum we were looking at. There’s
a red! ♪♪>>Another little guy. That’s the size you all love to eat though isn’t
it?>>He’s got a tag in him.>>Sure enough does. You gonna turn it in?>>So what I would
do with this guy here since he is under sized… I’d get the numbers off of him, get a weight,
a measurement, and then a gps location.>>Now is the state tagging these fish from the hatchery
or what? No this could be CCA, this could be anybody. State tag will be a green tag
which is Wildlife and Fisheries. Any fisherman down here can get a tag kit and tag a fish
and this is one of them right here.>>Yeah I use to tag the redfish back when I was guiding
back in Cocoa Beach and I probably tagged about a thousand fish and never did get hardly
any of my tags back. I think I got like three of them back.>>It’s definitely rare. It’s
like shooting a banded duck.>>My mom is gonna be happy. [laughing]>>She bought me this duct tape
she was watching a show not too long ago and I didn’t have anything to measure them by.
There we go. Right at sixteen inches look at that.>>Let’s see what we got.>>Go all
the way to the zero there. Fifteen and->>Three quarters.>>Thanks for the tape mom! [laughing] ♪>>Louisiana. It’s the sportsman’s
paradise. It’s one of the best places I’ve ever fished in my entire life. And every thirty
eight minutes there is something pretty tragic that happens out there. It’s the erosion that’s
going on in Louisiana. It’s a very tragic story that’s going on. Captain Ryan Lambert.
I stay down there in Buras, Louisiana at Cajun Fishing Adventures and he knows the marsh
like nobody that I know. There is no one else better to tell the story of what’s going on
down there, than Captain Ryan Lambert.>>Essentially we’ve lost two thousand square miles of land
in Louisiana. To put that in perspective, the grand canyon is nineteen hundred and seven
square miles. We’ve lost an area larger than the grand canyon and we’re losing a football
field every thirty eight minutes. So now we are going to have to return the river back
into these marshes to bring back the sediments and the nutrients and take that salt and push
it back out to the Gulf because when the salt comes in It kills the fresh water aquatics,
the root system goes away and next thing you know, your land. That was six point three
miles of land across there.>>Fifteen years ago was my first time here and we were coming
across the Empire Bridge there and out just beyond Joshua’s Marine there was land on the
other side and it was almost as far as you could see and you told me, Blair in ten years
this land is not going to be here it’s going to be four foot of water and there’s actually
six foot of water there now.>>Yeah its one time in my life I wish I wasn’t right but,
it’s mostly due to the levee on the Mississippi River for navigation and flood control. We
did it back a hundred years ago and now we’ve lost all that land. People need to get involved
in this. This is the largest environmental disaster in the country, in the world and
no one knows about it. That’s incredible. Fifty years or a hundred years from now, some
geologist will take a core sample and say wow look in two thousand ten it looks like
they must have had a major oil spill. That’s nothing, this won’t be here fifty years from
now if we don’t do something. We have to return the river back into these marshes and that’s
what I’m doing. There’s doers and there is talkers, and there is studiers. We got way
too many talkers and studiers it’s time to get it done. If I got to do it myself, so
be it. I’m not afraid.>>If you happen to go down there to Louisiana if you’ve never
been out there. Get one of the old charts that they have down there and compare it to
your GPS. This graphic shows what’s been happening basically over the past fifty years. I’ve
been coming here fifteen years and there is places that I fished then that I don’t even
recognize now. It’s not just affecting the fishery, it’s affecting families, guide businesses,
hunting businesses, twenty five percent of the nation’s seafood comes from Louisiana.
If we lose it, we’re going to have to buy it from somewhere else and I don’t want to
buy it from anywhere else. We’re just trying to make you aware of what’s going on. Anything
that happens that might be able to benefit the marsh, hope you all can get involved.
>>Catch a big gator trout in here.>>What’s a gator trout here?>>A good trout here would
be five or six pounds. Get eight, nine, ten, twelve pounds depending where you’re at. Fish
on!>>There he is, good one there. ♪ Gonna go back? ♪ ♪♪ ♪ Looks like a good
one.>>Yeah, another good one.>>I don’t know why he didn’t want my spinner bait, I had
my spinner bait down there ten times. ♪ Come here dude. ♪ You got some flat mean redfish
here. ♪♪ That one looks like it’s gonna be some blackened redfish at the lodge tonight
too huh?>>Mm hmm, I’m afraid so. It wasn’t the best choice this fish ever made in his
life.>>Not a bad one huh? That one might go to that lodge measurement right there,
he’s about twenty six and a half.>>Yeah another good little fish.>>I’ll tell you what you
changed over to that morning glory or should I say you stayed with it. Maybe I should have
started with it. [laughs] I’m gonna change my bait out Y’all
stay tuned we’re gonna be right back out of Buras, Louisiana on a nice windy day catching
redfish with Captain Ross Montet. We’ll be right back. (Play it)Addictive Fishing, is brought
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That’s a fish right there maybe.Oyster? They bite here too huh?>>I
had some guys the other day we were out fishing and all three of them hooked an oyster and
they were like man are they good to eat? I said well hang on we’ll find out. Got a little
knife shucked them open and they said this is as good as being in the restaurant. Perfect
salty. About as fresh as you’re gonna get too.>>Don’t get much fresher than that. So
what’s the height of the river right now?>>It’s coming up to fourteen foot at the Carrollton
gage which is extremely high. The parking lot is full of water when you launch your
boat you launch your truck with it. It makes it kind of tough, it’s really muddy. On top
of this wind we got today.>>What’s your favorite height you like it?>>I really like it when
it’s around five foot to be honest with you. It’s enough to keep good fresh water coming
through, but it’s still low enough that saltwater can still come in and bring fishing in and
keep water clean in places as well. The lower the river the better.>>I’ve got to fish it
one time when it was like two foot and it was just crystal clear. Emerald green.>>It’s
a crazy thing. A crazy phenomenon. ♪>>Fish on! There you go. What we both cast there
about five times didn’t we?>>Finally decides, hey I want to eat.>>A little guy?>>Yeah
he’s just a little guy. ♪♪ ♪>>There you go, now you can show him off. And I can
catch this biggan over here. ♪ Little dude.>>Another one to take back home to momma.
Rig it right, by Wright and McGill.>>On today’s rig it right segment I’m gonna
show you what we were using out there today, but first I want to talk a little about Louisiana.
One of my favorite places to fish in the entire world. You can go, literally any given day
of the week and catch your limit of redfish, trout, flounder they don’t call it the sportsman’s
paradise for nothing it is one place that I’ve seen- I don’t want to say it too bad
but I’ve seen it deteriorate just because the lack of conservation efforts that go on
in Louisiana right now. They are losing so much of their marsh land every single minute
it’s unbelievable. The fishing this time was a little off. We did get to catch some redfish.
I was throwing the seven-two. Ross was actually throwing the bait caster this time. First
time that’s ever been on the show. Throwing spinner baits. You have to have something
in that water, the wind kicks up now there’s no grass to hold all that silt down so it
gets real dirty real quick when the wind kicks up. It gives off great vibration. We were
using a DOA Cal we threw a plethora of lures out there today but this one here was definitely
getting the job done. A DOA Cal And that’s the Morning Glory and it looks just like a
mud minnow out there. That’s one of their favorite baits to feed on. So if y’all ever
get a chance to head down to Ryan Lambert’s place it’s called Cajun Fishing Adventures
in Buras, Louisiana. I highly recommend it. His guides will do everything that they can
to put you on the fish. Captain Ross did everything he could to basically make a show that day.
We got a show, hope you enjoyed it. We caught some fish, but most of all you saw what the
conservation efforts are going on in Louisiana right now. Remember one thing though, every
fishing season starts right here at Dick’s. That about wraps up today’s show. Hope y’all
enjoyed it. It was a little bit slower than I like to bring from Louisiana, but that about
wraps it up. We’ll see you next week. ♪♪>>Check out more footage from this show by logging
on to Addictive Fishing dot com for out takes and bloopers.>>Oh, there he is that’s a good
one. ♪>>What is it a trout? Gahh, dog!>>Fish on? Fish on! How you doing, huh huh.

19 comments on “Louisiana Trout Fishing and Redfish with Spinnerbaits

  1. Capt. Blair how has your time in Burris (<3), Louisiana. I know the fishing there I used to live in Joshua's boat harbor on a houseboat but Katrina took it down ;(.

  2. Blair…..would you PLEASE let the crew do an interview with Ryan Lanbert, you dont have to air it, just do an interview with him and post it.  I would dearly love to hear what he has to say about the erosion problem and Id like him to get VERY specific on how it can be fixed or at least helped.

    Your shot with him in this was fine, but I really want to hear him in depth, I want details, info on how to help and what we can do. 

    Do it for all of us Blair!

  3. Blair I use a "Redfish Magic" lure up here in the Choctawhatchee bay and they work great! They look like what y'all were using. I've caught some monster Reds off of them 33 to 37 inches..Big ole' Bulls.

  4. Blair not sure if the cold is your thing, but you're one of my favorite fishing show hosts online right now and i would love to see you go musky fishing. I would like to see what you would use to catch them up here.

  5. The loss of land is partly due to sea level rise caused by the polar icecaps melting. The scientific evidence for this is overwhelming.

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