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  • An unbelievable day of catching reds & trout down in Dularge! Only fished 3 hours catching 58 trout and no less than 80 fat redfish. Keith Millet and Alex Gravois put the hurt on the fish. A slow retrieve along the bottom in 6-8 ft depths with bunker swim baits and chicken on a chain Bayou Chub Minnows did the job. Water temp was 48 degrees and the fish ate up big time with the trout really resonding in the afternoon as it warmed up a bit. The reds are just silly and can be caught on almost every cast right now. Yes its cold but if you bundle up in layers you will be comforatable and the fish won't let you down. They are thick and hungry!! Good luck fishing.

    January 10, 2015 at 7:15pm

    8/7/14…….After catching 80 trout the previous morning,Chris Tabor and crew wanted to tackle the bronzebacks. Capt Brady Giroir and I headed out with the crew at daybreak and had no problem putting the guys on all the reds they could handle. We found the fish stacked up on an incoming tide and they fed for over 2 hours non- stop. We brought in 50 reds between both boats!. The reds averaged anywhere between 16 in. and 27 in. with the majority around 22-25in. The reds were not all on the bottom as some were suspended in the water column and would eat the bait on the fall. This crew never had so much fun catching fish! They enjoyed their 2 night stay at the Reel In and Shawn Whitneys cooking! These guys cannot wait to get back down to the DU! Good luck fishing.

    Bayou Guide Service
    www.captlake.com
    985-851-6015

    August 11, 2014 at 9:19am

    Dularge Trout Slam!

    High winds continue to be a problem as ole man winter just won't let go. Its been a rollercoaster ride with winds from every direction the past few weeks. The good news is that our area has moved into the springtime pattern in regards to trout fishing. The trout are slowly migrating back to the lakes leaving their winter holes behind. Small shrimp the size of grass shrimp are showing up but the trout are mostly feeding on mullet. Yesterday the winds were up to 15-20 mph but Capt Rodney Bourque and I were determined to make the best of it. Capt Rodney started it off by catching a big 10 lb redfish on the popular VuDu shrimp
    which was released. We had no problem catching our 50 trout limit(by 10:30 am) but covered plenty of water in doing so. The fish were very scattered over the reefs with only 1 location giving up more than 15 fish. Fishing protected shorelines produced big time for us yesterday with nice 16-18 inch trout. We caught the fish on a variety of soft plastics with bunker colored swim baits producing the majority of the fish. We found very little evidence of baitfish at any location we fished. The fish are where they're supposed to be this time of the year and they are looking for a food source. Sister Lake and Lake Mechant has good clear water on protected shorelines but dirty everywhere else. One thing for sure is that its fixing to bust loose and we are waiting patiently!! Good luck fishing.

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712

    April 02, 2014 at 12:50pm

    Dularge Redfish Action Good As It Gets!

    After several cancellations I finally got my trip in with the crew from General Motors. Big thanks to Trapp Chevrolet in Houma for setting me up with the crew and for the very nice truck I've obtained through them. If you're looking for a Chevy truck there's no better place to start looking than Trapp! Curtis Heard,Jeff Miller and Bryan Cook joined me for a Bayou Dularge redfish slam. The trio were not from around here and didn't quite know what to expect. They were quick learners!! We only had to make 2 stops and the reds were eating up everything in sight. Plenty of fish over the 27 inch mark so we had to cull quite a few until we reached our 20 fish limit of slot reds. The reds were fat and their bellys were full of 2 inch pogies. The crew had a blast reeling in fish all morning and we were back at the 'Lakehouse' before 10:00AM. Another great trip in the books and Curtis will be back soon for another adventure on the DU!. Good luck fishing.

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712

    September 04, 2013 at 8:12am

    A great day of fishing with GS Rentals out of north Louisiana. Hit the water early after a great relaxing night at the Lakehouse Lodge. The reds put on a show as it was 'fish on' on almost every cast after we found them stacked up feeding on small 2 in. pogies. Talk about 4 guys who had a blast tackling the bronzebacks!! Its all good in Dularge!

    Good luck fishing!
    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712

    August 27, 2013 at 10:44am

    Dularge Trout Fishing

    Busted up the yellowmouths with Steve Jackson and crew. We had the fish going with hook-ups every cast on LSU and Cajun Pepper Bayou Chubs. The water was clear and clean at the Picketts and it only took a couple hours to ice up our 100 fish. Capt Brady Giroir pulled up next to us and whacked another 100 nice trout by 10:00AM with Mack Thomassee and crew. Both groups had a great adventure doing the DU!! Good luck fishing.

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712

    August 05, 2013 at 9:22am

    Dularge Fishing

    Closed out another great month of fishing in July. Well over 1200 trout were caught for the month and over 300 reds in just the past 2 weeks. I would like to thank our customers the past 2 weeks including Johnny Manina & crew,Robert Hinson & crew,Cory Must and his dad, Shannon Pitre,Steve Jackson & crew,Mack Thomassee & crew,Jack Smith & crew,David Dunn,Jack Shelby,Clayton Breaux/Seacor, Ron Bartels,Blake Charles and crew,Shannon Lemoine,Scott Barrilleaux,Arthur Blount,Kenny Henry,Mike Arp,Tellus/Bryan Arceneaux,Reed Barbier & crew, Jerry Leblanc,Curtis Womack and Charles Butler. As we move into the month of August we'll continue to catch trout and eventually switch over to redfish by the end of the month. Bull reds are spawning all along the barrier islands right now with massive schools of fish being seen every morning. Best times to fish for them is daybreak to about 8:30 AM. Looks like another great month of fishing ahead. Good luck with your next trip!

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712

    August 05, 2013 at 9:04am

    Mr Claude Bell and crew had redfish on their mind for their second day of fishing. They certainly came to the right place to finish up their trip to the DU! After slamming the trout the previous day and enjoying 2 great nights at the 'Lakehouse' , the redfish slam was icing on the cake!

    July 24, 2013 at 8:15am

    Great fishing last weekend with hundreds of trout caught by our customers! Its been limits or near limits of trout every day. This summer has started off much better than expected as we have already broke the 7000 fish mark. We're about 30 % better than last year at this time. On Saturday Capt Rodney Bourque and I fished with Joseph Kuhner and his crew. These guys were down on the DU for than annual trout harvest and boy did they whack the trout. The guys had 210 trout iced down before noon in 2-3 ft seas. Every fish was caught on plastic with the Cajun Pepper and Chicken On A Chain Bayou Chub doing the job. This crew is always a fun bunch and we really appreciate their business! Good luck fishing.

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712

    June 05, 2013 at 2:44pm

    We enjoyed some great fishing last weekend on the DU! The speckled trout fishing was phenomenal to say the least with big numbers of fish caught every day. On Thursday everyone enjoyed a great trout bite with most of the fish caught mostly on plastic. Clayton Breaux and the Seacor Marine team had 6 boats with 2 customers per boat. All boats were pretty much limited out before 10:00am. Seatrax and Weatherford had 2 boats each and E&E Machine had 1 boat which accounted for 720 trout being caught that one day alone. The Bayou Chub Minnow was very productive like always with the LSU,Cajun Pepper and Chick On A Chain getting the job done. The weather could not have been better with only a light chop on the open gulf. Big thanks to Capts Ricky Brondum,Gerald & Josh Ellender,Brady Giroir,Rodney Bourque,Travis Lovell,John Haller,Joseph Lamy,John Falterman and Jonathan Allen for helping out with the trip. You guys get the job done!!!

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712

    May 29, 2013 at 12:27pm

    We've been enjoying some great fishing this week here on the DU! 300 nice trout caught so far with yesterday being the only really windy day. Big thanks to our customers including Gary Hughes & crew, Steve Ller and Abita Lumber. I fished 2 days with Gary Hughes and his friends Steve & Carl. They busted up the trout catching 150 trout and a couple nice reds. LSU,Chicken On A Chain and Cajun Pepper Bayou Chubs is getting it done for us on a daily basis. Double rigs are working like a charm!! Its all offshore now as we are fishing anywhere between Whiskey Pass westward to SS 33. Big thanks to Capt Brady for fishing with Steve Ller & Abita Lumber as everyone caught some beautiful trout. We are booking trips right now for night fishing at the rigs! Night fishing will begin on June 15 and run through August 30. If redfishing is what you're looking for we have 3 surface drive 18ft boats to take you deep in the marsh where the bayboats cant go! No place for Mr Redfish to hide with the Pro Drives and Gator Tail boats!! Give us a call as we'll hook you up with 9 boats and 9 great captains with not one of them with less than 15-20 years of experience fishing the Dularge area. Lodging available for up to 25 people! Good luck fishing!

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712

    May 17, 2013 at 9:07am

    Good Week Of Trout Fishing!

    We enjoyed another good week of trout fishing but cancelled this mornings trips and may have to do the same tomorrow as the forecast is not looking good. Hopefully we'll get a reprieve from the weather as we have 6 boats schelduled to run tomorrow. As you all know the big numbers of trout will be caught in the outside waters and the winds won't allow us to get to the fish. I would like to thank all of our customers fishing with us including Paul McDowell,Ben Kirkland,Jim Larrison,Mike Baumann,George Schaubb,Pat Reesby & crew,and Sam Cooper. The fishing was great Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday with good numbers of trout but slowed down yesterday as the winds kicked back up. Big thanks to Capts Josh,Brady,and Ricky for their help with the customers this week. We have been catching our fish on double rigged LSU chubs and VUDU shrimp. Chicken On A Chain and Cajun Pepper chubs have been a close second! Good luck fishing.

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712

    May 10, 2013 at 11:27am

    We enjoyed another great trip Monday slamming the yellowmouths. Ron Bartels & Kenny Olivier from Schriever,La along with Clinton Trahan from Sunset,La. joined me on the big fish catching blazer bay. It was a great morning to do the DU as the weather cooperated and the trout were hungry. My crew couldn't have been any better as these guys can fish and our 100 fat trout by 10:00 am proved it! Everything caught on swimbaits with bunker,blueback,blackback,and speckled trout colors putting a hurt on the fish. It was great spending a productive morning with these guys and especially with my old friend Kenny. It was Kenny who introduced me to Bayou Seveur for the first time about 35 years ago. I fell in love with the area and the rest is history! Anyway, these guys were slinging in fish faster than I could unhook them for a while. Thanks guys for a wonderful morning on the DU!. Hope to see you soon on your return trip 'DOWN DULARGE'! Good luck fishing.

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712

    May 02, 2013 at 11:52am

    Dularge Report

    Great trout action on the DU! Our trout fishing is about as good as it gets. The good news is that the trout have finally shown up at the island and ship shoal platforms. No need to go that far just yet as I've limited out by 10:00 am the past 3 days in the Sister Lake/Lake Mechant area. For you guys in the smaller boats,there are still big numbers of 16-20 inch fish in the lakes and bays. Bunker & blueback swimbaits,LSU chubs and VUDU shrimp are the only lures we have been using on a daily basis. All of our trout have been caught on flats & reefs as we have not fished the birds at all. Most of the fish we're catching are feeding on finger mullets and small 2 inch finfish. When the action slows on the swimbaits we switch to chunking the VUDU shrimp and it usually gets them going again. The 'gold' and 'natural' colors have worked best. Big reds are showing up back in the lakes and some really big flounder have been caught the past couple weeks. We're off to a great start as hundreds of fish were caught in April with the best fishing yet to come. Good luck fishing.

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712

    May 01, 2013 at 9:58pm

    Dularge Trout Fishing

    Monday morning trout slam! Steve Coon,his dad Chuck and Travis Callais joined me for a quick trip to bust up some trout. It had been a couple years since Steve's last trip and it was great to have him back slinging in hungry yellowmouths. The crew jumped all over the fish at our second stop with bunker swim baits. Everyone got in on the fun as the trio were hooking up almost every cast. This particular reef only had 1-2 ft of water and the fish would come & go after the initial bite while sitting patiently with the power pole down. We fished until 10:45 and called it a day with a full box. We had trout,reds and flounder as it was a beautiful day to do the DU! Thanks guys for your business and we'll DU it again soon. Big thanks to Capts George Landry & Josh Ellender for wrapping up the 3rd day of fishing bwith Keith Bowman & crew. Josh slammed the big reds again while George worked his magic on the trout. Good luck fishing.

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-851-6015
    985-637-3712

    April 25, 2013 at 1:27pm

    Dularge Trout Fishing

    A rough week of fishing as the wind won't give us a break. After slamming the trout on Monday the wind machine kicked up big time Tuesday through today. The good thing is that the trout still continue to bite with over 335 fish caught the past couple of days! The trout are very nice with some good 16-20 in. fish and we're catching some good numbers of redfish and flounder in addition to the trout. LSU Bayou Chubs,VU DU shrimp and bunker swim baits have been getting the job done for us! Big thanks to our customers including Gene Kenny,Cason Gott & crew,Steve Slusher & crew, Terry Sharp and the guys from Conoco Phillips. I fished with Cason,Evan,and Spenser Gott along with George Blanchard. We worked hard to fill the box and although no limits the crew busted up some beautiful reds and trout. Capt Brady limited out with 75 trout and a handful of reds. Capts Josh Ellender,George Landry & Travis Lovell smoked the fish as well with their groups. There is no stopping these guys and if there are fish to be caught these guys will find them. Soon as this front blows by we'll be on the water running trips everyday next week. Good luck fishing.

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-851-6015
    985-637-3712

    April 18, 2013 at 5:54pm

    Another great day of fishing 'Down In Dularge'!
    Incredible non-stop action on Monday as the yellow-mouths were eating up big time. A very foggy and slick calm morning and once we located the fish it was over quick with 75 18-20 inch fish. We stopped at 75 and could easily have caught our 100 fish limit but we didn't have any more room to put them. Fishing with Tony Fontenot and I were my son Chris Lake and his best girl Roni Allemand. Roni caught an 18 inch trout on her first cast and she absolutely crushed the trout on the VU DU shrimp by Egret lures. (Thank you John Dean for another exceptional lure). This shrimp is lifelike and truly indestructable! There is no shrimp on the market that compares ...its the closest thing to fishing live shrimp!! The 3 in. 'Creole Magic' and 'Chicken On A Chain' Wedge Tail Mullet also was a big hit as Chris wore out the trout! These 2 great lures combined with the already popular Bayou Chub Minnow will get the job done! Tony and I caught most of our fish on Bunker swim baits as everyone was fishing something different and receiving the same results. It just don't get any better!! Life is good on the DU!. Good luck fishing.

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712

    April 17, 2013 at 8:16am

    Sunday,March 10 will be a day that Gary Rogacki and J.C. Robinson will remember for a long time. Woke up and ready to go at 5:30 a.m. from the 'Lakehouse' for another day of slamming the trout. J.C. told me while drinking his last cup of coffee that they wanted to catch rat reds up to 10 lbs since they 'mastered' the trout & bull reds the previous day. I said the customer is always right so we waited until daylight to make the run to the redfish hole. Our first drift produced 2 trout and 3 nice reds. I was chunking the world famous LSU chub while J.C. started off with a chartreuse/white Hum Dinger spinner bait. Gary had on a swimbait and quickly changed over to the LSU chub. We made another drift and found the reds stacked up and slamming our lures like there was no tomorrow. Reds from 16-28 inches and boy were they mean & hungry. The wind picked up to about 20 mph and the reds went crazy!! The reds were in a frenzy in 2ft of water as Gary & J.C. had them coming in from all sides. After icing up our 15 fish the guys caught & released redfish until the wind blew us off the pond. The guys caught 37 reds and I forgot my tagging kit in the truck. Thank god for the 'Power Pole' .... its worth every dollar as we could not have stayed on the fish without it. By 10:00 am we were done with the reds and Gary & J.C. had also 'mastered' catching the pond reds too. We took a break as we decided what to do next. By noon we decided to look for more trout. Upon arrival at our trout hotspot I caught a 4lb fish on my first cast on the LSU chub. Gary & J.C. followed up with 2 over 3 pounds and it was 'on fire'! It was crazy with the wind screaming at 25 mph we were catching trout on almost every cast for the next 2 hours. We left them biting after getting number 75 in the boat. Every trout was caught on LSU chubs with a slow retrieve or either a blueback swimbait. And yes, we caught another dozen reds while catching trout to wrap up a truly amazing day on the water. Capped off the day with big platters of boiled crawfish and cold beer and it just cant get any better than that!! Dularge is truly a special place and I've been blessed to be a part of it for the last 40 years! Its all good on the DU!

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712- 985-851-6015

    March 13, 2013 at 8:53pm

    Dularge Bulls

    After we caught our limits of trout on Saturday morning in quick fashion the guys wanted to try their hand at catching big bull reds. Afterall this was Gary Rogacki and J.C. Robinsons first trip to south Louisiana and they wanted to experience it all first hand. We headed south after a lil break from busting up the trout in search of the bronzebacks. It didn't take long to find the bronze beasts and the guys could not believe the strength of these big reds. I let them wrestle the reds for a couple of hours until they wanted no more! LOL The fish were stacked up feeding on a rising tide and I had a blast watching Gary & J.C. doing the redfish shuffle from one end of the boat to the other. They were whipped and they still had 2 more days to fish. We retreated back to the Lakehouse for supper at Jugs and a good nights sleep. No place like the DU!.

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712
    985-851-6015

    March 12, 2013 at 10:01pm

    Dularge Trout/Redfish Action

    The spring trout migration is in full swing guys! The trout are on the move and leaving their deep winter holes. The mass migration is heading south and the fish are eating up everything in their path. This trend will continue for another month or so as the fish make their way to the gulf to reach higher salinities. Gary Rogacki & his lifelong friend J.C. Robinson fished with me on Saturday. They came in from Virginia for a 4 day adventure on the DU! We jumped all over the trout at our first stop catching trout on just about every cast for the 1st hour. We were chunking LSU chubs and blueback swimbaits. 14-22 inch fish slammed our lures and the guys just loved it! The trout were slamming finger mullet on the surface but it really didn't matter as the fish would eat up anything you threw in front of them. Just another fun day on the DU! Good luck fishing.

    Capt Bill Lake
    985-637-3712

    March 12, 2013 at 8:56pm
    A comment titled: Re in response to a report titled: Reds Are Running!

    We caught and released the reds. They wanted to keep 4 fish to cook at the lodge. We tagged and released the remainder of our catch.

    February 11, 2013 at 10:13am
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