Offshore is HOT!

Temperatures and fishing are heating up at Saltgrass!  We’ve had some really amazing fishing trips this month! Because these guys wanted Red Snappers first, as a result, they limited out early, then turned their sights on tuna!  Above all, the goal is to create the best experience for you!  This indeed was one incredible trip!  After a great day of fishing, they have memories to boot! See you on your next trip gentlemen!

In the Kitchen with Captain Raymond

 We are bringing you a recipe guaranteed not to raise the temperature!

With traditional shrimp (or crawfish) boil, you’ll find some fried fish (and maybe even some fried shrimp!); because we like to raise the bar, you’ll find something different to dip into..

Imagine a mayonnaise base but kick it up a notch.  When you do this, the result is a unique combination that goes perfectly with everything from fried seafood and green tomatoes to fresh shrimp and maybe even your po-boys!  Down here, we call this Remoulade.

Although we use Blue Plate mayo any full-fat variety works well. Trust us, you’ll want to give this a mix and make it your own!


½ cup Blue Plate mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon sweet relish
½ Tablespoon paprika
2 Tablespoon Creole mustard
1 teaspoon Louisiana Red
1 teaspoon Tony Chachere’s
1 teaspoon horseradish
1 clove garlic minced

Whisk all ingredients together, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cork Down!
Chief’s Musings, Tall Tales
& Fishing Report

Hey there, my Friends. It’s time for another visit! So here we are, suffering through the dog days of summer.
It’s hot, it’s humid, and it’s been a wetter than usual summer. But that’s ok. There are fish to be caught, and I love helping out with that.
This heat and abundant precipitation bring a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson to mind. He stated, “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
In my, sometimes simple, way of thinking is directly related to my musings from this visit. We simply cannot plan exact times and locations
multiple days ahead of time, during the current weather patterns.
We do not know if the rain showers and thunderstorms will be first thing in the morning, or a more classic summer afternoon event.
As usual, I highly recommend keeping your eyes (and thoughts) glued to the forecast and RADAR.
In example, just this past week, I had to delay departure twice, once up until early afternoon. Oh, we caught fish
and my guests seemed to be ecstatic with the production. And just this past Sunday, we sat around for several hours,
hoping for a break for a short trip. Needless to say, the trip never occurred as cats and dogs (perhaps a cow too)
were coming down from the darkened sky. The whole point of my droning is to just be flexible.
Keep an eye on the sky; take what opportunities Mother Nature and the big guy upstairs is willing to give.
Take advantage of those gifts and enjoy! Soon, I will depart on vacation.
I am looking forward to a few days of chasing some very healthy Brook Trout in the mountains.
But don’t worry, I will always have time for our visits. I’ll be semi-off the grid, but you’ll still have my tall tales to (hopefully) amuse you.
I do like our visits.

For this edition’s report:
INSHORE: Aside from the thunderstorms of late, all inshore species have been biting. They are not thick yet,
but we are beginning to see the first inklings of the annual bull run.
This is a perfect time to explore and learn new areas.
Get out there and enjoy the gift of the outdoors.

OFFSHORE: The Yellowfin Tuna are really producing lately! Red Snapper season is in full swing.
And let me tell you this, some of the biggest
Mangrove Snapper I have seen in many, many years are being brought back to the docks,
as well as a pretty decent bee-liner bite.
Well, I’m about out of room for this edition.
Thank you for taking time out of your day and visiting with me again.
Always remember: “your next time fishing will be the best trip of your life…until the next one.”.
Until next time, my Friends.
From the bayou….tight lines and safe boating to all!
~ Chief

Photo courtesy of the National WWII Museum

Because we are located a short drive to New Orleans, you can book an extra day take a trip to the city!
We know some of you love to fish, but what if you don’t. You may be wondering what other kinds of entertainment there is! As a result, we’ve got some great suggestions! Beginning this week, we’ll share some of our favorite things to do that are within driving distance from the lodge!
Book an offshore excursion for the fish lover in your life and come visit us at the Lodge! When they depart for fishing, enjoy breakfast and then take a short drive up the road to New Orleans for the day!

One of our favorite places is the National WWII Museum. Established June 6, 2000, multiple buildings across 6 acres tell the story of WWII. Designated by Congress in 2003 as America’s Official National WWII Museum, it houses a most complete timeline of the war. In addition to interactive exhibits and experiences, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from some of the most knowledgeable people in history! This is one museum you won’t want to miss!