Capt. Coulon began working charter trips with his father on a 40-foot, six-passenger Chris-Craft in the mid-1960s. Capt. John recalls bringing in huge numbers of Red Snapper, Red Fish, King Mackerel and Bull Croakers. With few regulations on the commercial and recreational fishing, anglers could literally fill their boats with almost any species they wanted. While state and federal agencies strictly manage most Gulf species, anglers who book trips with Coulon usually always bring home their limits of fish and memories.
When Red Snapper season opens in the late spring, the Delta Blue Sport Fishing team is working hard. Long before sunrise, captains and deckhands are rigging lines and making plans for the day. “We do a lot of bottom and drift fishing,” Coulon said. “We catch a lot of Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper and Vermilion Snapper. These are great eating fish. It’s what a lot of our customers want to fill their ice chests with.”
Coulon often refers to the detailed logbooks on fishing, that he has kept since he has been running boats. Snapper seem to continually move from rig to rig, and at different depths. Influenced by variables such as temperature and baitfish, Coulon notes patterns over the years. The bottom line is that few charter captains in Southeast Louisiana have had the success of the Delta Blue Sport Fishing team.
The summer marks the first of two annual runs on Cobia. Cobia, or Lemon fish, is one of the most interesting species in the Gulf of Mexico. This migratory species will gather in packs around a boat like curious cats. Then all heck breaks loose on board as anglers begin casting jigs, baits, spoons, and plastics – anything to entice a strike. Sometimes five Lemons will take the baits together. Other times, they’ll turn their noses up and just watch the activity on board. The season on Cobia peaks from mid July through October.
In the spring and again in the fall, anglers will head out into deeper waters in search of two of the toughest fighting fish in the Gulf, Amberjack and Tuna. These species are generally found in water depths of 200 feet or greater.
Louisiana’s premier offshore charter service with boats from 26′ to 42′. Capt. Troy Wetzel has been diving the oil rigs and fishing for 15 years & has 2 world & 37 state records. He is an expert at fish feeding & movement from his diving experience.
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The New Chandeleur Islander, a stationary and stable jack-up fishing lodge, can become the destination you’ve been searching for while fishing the islands. Upon arrival, the Islander will be safely jacked up out of the water where we will be offering you hearty meals and comfortable accommodations. We provide on/off gangway access from our portable dock to your accommodations on deck. From the lodge you can enjoy guided excursions, excellent wade fishing along the island itself or perhaps head for that favorite local fishing spot you’ve heard about.
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