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Jeff Bruhl's Marshbass Fishing Report for September 11, 2014


Jeff Bruhl's Marsh Bass Fishing Report February 2012

Latest reports for Pearl River, Northshore, Basin, and even some teal season trout information

It All About to Change
Fall is right around the corner. This means the fishing is about to change. From trout on the northshore to bass in the rivers, a shot of cool air is needed to trigger the bite. Hopefully, the predictions are right for a strong cold front to move into south Louisiana next week. The days are getting shorter so a blast of lower temps will trigger the fish to feed up for the winter.

The river should drop below 6 ft next week. About 11# is a great stringer for the area with the high muddy water on the West. If we do not get a tropical storm or a great amount of rain in the next few weeks, look for the action to improve. In the marsh, trout and redfish are moving in to feed on the shrimp and shad migrating through the area. Above the interstate, fish deep around cuts for bass in summer mode. Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and moving baits are good early but move to slow moving Tx rigs as the sun comes up. Tchefuncte is tough. Like other spots along the lake, the heat has shut down the bite. Fish cuts with crankbaits or topwaters around trees for best action.

Teal Season Trout
Reports are slowly coming to my attention about shrimp and trout in the mouth of the bayous along the lake. Teal season means trout begin stacking up around Lacombe. Try popping corks with shrimp (Vudu) or ΒΌ oz jigheads with shrimp creole matrix shad.

Reports are slow for Basin, too. Anglers are finding success using spinnerbaits around trees and other shady spots. Water may be muddy in the south (flat lake area) so try further north and interior of the Basin. Punch floating vegetation after the sun pops out.

Jeff Bruhl