Capt. Josh Ellender

My name is Captain Josh Ellender and I am part owner/operator of Light Tackle Charters, L.L.C. I am from Houma, Louisiana and have been fishing Theriot, Louisiana (Dularge area) since I was 10. My passion for fishing is what drives me to be a fishing guide. Whether site casting for those bronzed back redfish or…

Transitioning Trophies

  Spring is finally here and so are some big trout.  We have already made some impressive catches on the bridges and shorelines in the eastern part of the Lake.  A nice warming trend in late February triggered the big sows to start there annual gorge.  What trout like to do this time of year is…

“From Red to Green”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAcdq47Tzzk Between the Ice Storms, the wind and rain and even threats of snow the Lake Pontchatrain estuary is still giving up good redfish catches through out the month of February.  The marsh off Irish Bayou has been productive for reds and bass where and so has the Chalmette area.  The new wall and old…

“The Ice Age” (With Video)

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ip1JplZVdg Water temps have plummeted all the way to cold enough to create ice on water surface a few times.  Check out video above to see just what we mean by the ice.  Redfish are the fish to target during these freezing times.   Forget about speckled trout when water temps are below 53…

“The Grass’ Edge” (With Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsL2N1trMTI   Winter fishing so far this year has been stellar.  Great days on both redfish and trout.  We have simply been playing the weather.  On warmer days we have been chasing the specks.  On the colder days we been fishing the reds.  The trout have been thick in the chalmette area around the great…

“Just Before the Front” (With Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuxpYN3tDJ8&feature=c4-overview&list=UUsxNKRbpJK9WZa5-WP4WRtw Focus on fishing the days just before fronts this time of year.  When scouting around after big fronts pass and weather gets nice and cozy keep close attention to where some of your nicer trout are coming from because if you go back right before a front hits the trout will go nuts.  The…