Latest reports for Toledo Bend, Pearl River, Northshore, Basin, Marsh-Delacroix, Bayou Black, and Segnette and Venice
It is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of bass anglers. Transition is the time of year when a hot spot goes cold in a matter of hears, not days. Fall triggers the bass and bait to move into the pockets and area where the water temperature cools quickly. As the bait moves in, the bass are not far behind. A technique that produces one day, it just an extra rod on the deck the next day.
Tom McMillian sacks a two day total over 26 pounds to win the Bass Federation event last week. Tom brought in more several limits when just getting a weigh fish was near impossible. David Sheerer had a nice nine plus pound girl to win big fish of the event. Big worms and a few key offshore spots helped Tom lock down the win. Other anglers reported punching grass and shaky heads as another viable option. Anglers should see improvement on Toledo Bend as fall sets in. It is a great place to fish but are weekend was not the best time to be there. Nine anglers zeroed the first day and about that many zeroed the second day.
The Pearl is falling below 5.5 ft over the weekend which I about as low as it gets. Without much rain, the water is slowly turn the right color. Hopefully, the rain coming this weekend will not be enough to change the color or levels. Bayou Lacombe, Liberty, and the lower end of the Pearl is turning out some nice redfish and trout action on a falling tide. Watch for shrimp jumping. A Vudu shrimp should be laying on the deck of the boat. Junebug colored plastic are great for fall fishing on the Pearl.
Reports are slow for the east side of the Basin. Reports on better for spots on the West side or down in the marsh areas like Bayou Black. Anglers should try top waters like frogs and poppers when the clouds move in. If the sun is out, try breaking out the punching stick. Fish will head to cover on the bright sunny days.
Marsh-Delacroix, Bayou Black, and Segnette
I have gotten some great reports from these area. The better fish are not everywhere but one spot can produce a winning stringer. Anglers should look for moving water and grass mats. Frogs early then try spinnerbaits or plastics around the cover.
I have not gotten any reports since the river rose above four feet. As soon as we get another fall below four feet, the reports should improve.
Jeff Bruhl email@example.comMarshBass.com