Capt. Chad Dufrene and Capt. Barnie White just recently added another “W” to their already impressively strong redfish career this past week.
Amongst a very competitive 80 boat field during this year’s IFA redfish event held in the Houma area Dufrene and White were able to do more than hold off the other competitors, they actually blew the competition away by an entire pound. This is far from their first and only victory and not their first boat ever won which was 1st place prize as usual in an IFA event.
Dufrene caught one of the winning fish on an “Ultra Violet” Matrix Shad and below he tells the story how the tournament day went Dufrene says
“I was throwing Matrix Shad Ultra Violet on a 1/4oz jighead and Barnie was throwing a Bomber/Yum Mud Minnow in Pearl Silver Flash on 1/4oz jighead. We picked these colors because the color resembled the small silver pogies they were feeding on. We fished dularge around Lake Mechant and caught our weight fish by 8am. The fish were feeding on swarms of little 2 inch pogies in 2-3ft of water about 80 yards off the bank near a big grass beds in stained water. We poled down and waited on schools of fish to float up on the edge of the grass. The pogies were holding on one grass bed and the fish would keeping coming back to feed on them every few minutes. We threw back a couple of small 8lb fish and a 10lb 27 1/8″ heart breaker and many 7-7 1/2lb fish. Barnie caught one of our fish on Yum Minnow and I caught one of our weight fish on a Matrix Ultra Violet. We caught about 20 fish by 10am and then left and came to another pond closer to the marina and caught 4 oversize fish.”