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BIGFISH: Barataria Basin offers a wide variety of fish species

There are a few places that offer the variety of fishing like we enjoy here in Louisiana. The Barataria Basin is proof of that right now.

There are a few places that offer the variety of fishing like we enjoy here in Louisiana. The Barataria Basin is proof of that right now.

As white shrimp make their way in, speckled trout fatten out after a long mating season.

Captains Lane Zimmer and mitch rogers join me on the BIGFISH Rabalo 246 for a great day of fishing.

Wide Variety Of Fish

Captain Zimmer started us on some speckled trout near Lafitte working under birds and on top of Shell Beach.

Despite a few throwbacks we had a decent amount of speckled trout and decided to head south in search of mangrove snapper.

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Now the one thing about fishing these rigs is that you may never really know what you may come up with.

An afternoon shower did chase us in today, but conditions should be right for you to do the same thing this weekend.

Watch Out For Pop-Up Rain Showers

So late summer popcorn showers well they are expected and that is what chased us in this afternoon.

However, the fishing trip we did today was a little unusual where can you go from a freshwater fish to like a redfish to a hardcore saltwater fish like the gag grouper with speckled trout and mangrove.

That’s this week’s BIGFISH report I’m Captain CT Williams FOR WAFB 9News.

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