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CC@PV

Port Vincent, LA United States

In response to boogie Man

Right On Boogie Man,

I'm glad someone finally brought up the topic of Gun Control Freaks.

This just might be your last chance folks to help defend the 2nd Ammendment.

I know there are probably some on this site who are not gun owners and think "this doesn't concern me".

Just remember that this country was founded by Patriots bearing arms. Just to think we might all be be having Tea and Crumpets today, singing "Save The Queen" send chills domn my spine.

So it's Coffee and Chicory with Bengiets for me, And Leave My Guns Alone Mary!

Keep your powder dry, and your eye on the target!

CC@PV

Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 7:53:54 AM

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viper

harvey, LA USA

in response to Ole School.

had to find clean water. water near cox bay was clean until about 10 am, could see down about 2 feet. after 10am, falling tide started dirting things up. water 200 yards away near the back levey canal look like river water. there were two people fishing in that dirty water. motored over to give them some live shrimp i had left over, asked how they were doing, all they said was not good. told them to move down a few hunderd yards to the cleaner water, hope they did better

Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 7:28:36 AM

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Hookiemonster

Metairei, La Unknown

In response to ReelSeaman

Nice post RealSeaman,especially considering the foolishness we've had to endure here the past few days.I'm not sure what's worse.....the barrage of political posts or all the comments concerning boating courtesy we've had!However,I am grateful for the freedom of speech we enjoy that will allow us to express our opinions.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 11:18:05 PM

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FILETANDRELEASE

slidell, LA USA

Bad choice of words. Nautic244 please come fishing with me at my expense . Sorry to offend you.Contact me

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 8:56:20 PM

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boogie Man

Metairie, LA USA

To Mike Lane, I agree on the Mary Landrieu vote. I will NOT vote for her for many reasons but one big reason she voted for the United Nations treaty on small arms control. In this treaty every gun owner in the US of America would have had to furnish their name , address, and what firearms they had. This would have been available to all UN nations. SO someone in China would have your infor. If anyone does not believe this look up the small arms treaty and read it. Give me your shotgun boy and your deer rifle man. ONLY my opinon . BYE BYE MARY

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 6:42:43 PM

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John Castelluccio, Jr.

WAS New Orleans, THEN Chalmette and NOW Metairie, LA United States

In response to Trouthead

sECRET fORMULA did not call you a/the
dumbass.  General remark to 'the-
dumbass' who positioned his boat in
navigatable waters!  John Castelluccio,
Jr.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 5:44:19 PM

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John Castelluccio, Jr.

WAS New Orlenas, THEN Chalmette and Now Metairie, LA USA

ANYONE on this site have their
invitation to attend the Tagging Awards
Banquet (Louisiana Cooperative Marine
Fish Tagging Program) in Lafayette, on
Thursday, Nov. 6th, 6:30pm-8:30pm?  John
Castelluccio, Jr.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 5:39:37 PM

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ReelSeaman

S.E. Louisiana, LA USA

What a wonderful day on the water Wednesday was.

My wife, Laura, and I rolled out of bed a little earlier than normal and lazily headed out back, with our coffee, to our tiki bar (Which is where we spend 99% of our time at home because it is such a warm and comfortable place.) I leisurely loaded up Little Tiki with poles and gear, grabbed some food, water and drinks out of the refrig and waited for Laura to wake up and get her fishing clothes on. We are usually very laid back in the mornings. Gassed up Little Tiki at RaceTrac in Chalmette, filled the coolers with ice at the ice house and headed down the highway behind a whole slew of boats. Only one bunny sighting on the way to BSM in Hopedale. To my surprise there was no line at the launch but a lot of trucks and trailers in the lot for a Wednesday. Got some lively saltwater crickets and headed out just as the sun was beginning to peek over the horizon.

Launching at sunrise is unusual for me but today wasn't supposed to be a catching trip. My wife and I were going exploring and do a little fishing too. I'd never ventured out to Lakes Robin and Coquille nor explored the marshes between them and Hopedale. As we got up to plane on the first canal Laura's camera was whirring - videos and pictures of the sunrise and birds. We worked our way through the bayou and lakes to Lake Robin barely at a plane, taking in all that nature provided, stopping for pics and poking the nose of Little Tiki into the mouths of trenasses and ponds. Although we missed getting the picture, the pink Variegated Spoonbills are awesome.

The tide was ripping through Matt's Lagoon and continued through the morning hours. We stopped upstream of the second flock of diving birds and drifted through. Caught a few keepers and a bunch of throwbacks. We continued to float with the tide and slight breeze picking up a trout here and there - mostly throwbacks. After the bite ended we explored the shoreline to Grand Pass and around to Lake Coquille. We raised the motor and trolled into the pond closest to Grand Pass. Working the shorelines our casts spooked quite a few nice slot reds with lock jaw. Occasionally a red would blow up on bait here and there but not as many as we spooked. We landed some rat reds that were too deeply hooked to tag. I finally got a nice slot to take the lively shrimp I offered several yards in front of his wake. We worked the shoreline out of the pond and into Lake Coquille, lowered the motor, and puttered up the shoreline. We stopped several times to fish nervous water and bait schools busting the surface but to our dismay they all were being worked by ravenous rat reds. I can't even remember how many we released, but it was a lot.

The water flowing out of Bayou Bernard was a 2+ or 3- at best, so we headed up looking for cleaner water coming out of the ponds - we didn't find any. Laura took a lot of nice pics of birds and scenery though. We decided to go explore more of Matt's Lagoon, so I put her on plane and we headed out of the Bayou. As we were entering Matt's hundreds if not thousands of pelicans were crossing the lake - we stopped and Laura videoed their flight.

We entered Matt's Lagoon through a cut east of where we entered Lake Robin earlier in the morning and started working the trenasses, cuts and ponds along the shorelines of the islands. First island Laura puts her cast a foot off the shore just to the right of a cut and her pink rod and reel started singing the redfish song. Trolling over to the next island she puts her lively shrimp just to the left of the first trenasses and her rod sings the song again.

After a bit to eat at 12:20 and three reds dancing in the cooler we decided to start moseying back to BSM hitting pockets along the way. Just after the turn in the canal we puttered up Bayou Bernard to the Lagoon for a look see. Having some shrimp left we decided to fish the trenasses on the way out. Halfway out a 28 inch brute slammed my shrimp as soon as it hit the water and we listened to the redfish song for several runs. We made a few more casts after that, then packed up for the short run to BSM. We toasted a couple IPA's to an absolutely wonderful day together, I put Little Tiki on plane and backed her down to barely staying on plane and we rode towards home a smiling happy couple to say the least.

Wind: 0 to 5mph then back to 0
Water: 5 to 7 in the lakes, 2 to 5 in the Bayous
Sunshine with a few random clouds meandering across the sky.
Temp: a slight chill in the morning, pleasant all day.

We discovered some really good redfish ponds and shorelines I intend on working hard in the near future. Several small trenasses are going to be polled up into next trip. We were too close to low tide to pursue the reds back in the little ponds busting up the schools of bait they had cornered. I did not want to get stuck overnight with my wife aboard. I think this area might become one of my favorite haunts in the winter. It has the ingredients to be worthy of that. I'll be spending my time on the water in November doing more exploring and learning the area. I liked everything I saw (except the mud flowing out of Bernard Bayou).

All in all it was probably the best day on the water for me in 2014. No early start. Caught a few fish. And best of all I spent a lazy day on the water discovering new places with my favorite fisherperson in the world, my lovely wife Laura.

Next time out we are going catching.

Till next time...
ReelSeaman
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 4:44:02 PM

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Ole School

Elmers Island USA, La Unknown

In response to viperhjl

How can you catch that many trout in an area inundated with river water? Go figure. Cheers!

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 3:10:51 PM

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joey navis

yat city, LA USA

trouthead:  i would idle past someone who is
fishing in the pass, but that is neither here nor
there, u r gonna do what u r gonna do.  i was just
pointing out to anyone who mite not be familiar
with the area that there is definitely a deep water
route from the reggio boat launch to terre-aux-
boeuf.  i have been launching in reggio for nearly
half a century. my grandfather made his living
there and i am blessed to  be able to hunt where
he did.  when i am fortunate enuf to do a blast and cast, there are some quality fishing spots within
five minutes of the launch and if those aren't
hitting u can shoot right to four horse or lake john
or wherever quite easily, even in a big boat.  i
don't have to worry about big boat concerns as my
little sixteen foot flat doesn't get stuck too easily.  
while it is ez to get frustrated, just the fact that we
can recreate on the water in what oneofthepack
calls his personal disneyworld or whatever he
says,,,, we are fortunate.  when frustrated we
should just take a breath and look around and
thank god,, she has given us much to be thankful
for.  

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 2:06:55 PM

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TThibodaux

Algiers, LA USA

I am voting for LOUISIANA and against the KOCH brothers.
Mike you know better and probably erase this entry.

From Mike Lane:

TThibodaux,

No reason to delete. Each American has the right to vote his/her choice. I just hope we all go vote.

I stated my honest opinion and have no axe to grind.

I am not supporting any candidate, I am opposing the person I feel is the worst for fishermen and the future of Louisiana.

God bless!

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 11:07:43 AM

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Big D

Slidell, LA USA

In Response To j    Turn left before the island coming from  Bayou Terre aux Boeuf.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 10:46:09 AM

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FEA111

Chalmette, LA USA

JOEY NAVIS

Email on Wednesday as I have another 2 boats out and about morning.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 10:41:18 AM

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Mike Lane - RodnReel.com

New Orleans, LA USA

Are your going to vote for or AGAINST Mary Landrieu?

Please consider this.

Landrieu Announces $869,594 for Bayou Lamoque Floodgate Removal...

June 6, 2008 WASHINGTON -- United States Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., today announced a $869,594 Minerals Management Services (MMS) grant to Louisiana for the Bayou Lamoque Floodgate Removal project, which will remove existing floodgates and allow water to flow unimpeded into Bayou Lamoque and surrounding marshes. In combination with other efforts that will divert water to the area, the project is expected to generate 620 acres of new marsh over 20 years. Sen. Landrieu secured the funding for the project in the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP), which was included in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Click the link below to read more... http://www.landrieu.senate.gov/? p=press_release&id=2416 Bayou Lamoque is a gated bayou connecting the Mississippi River to our pristine marshes.

These gates were opened on occasion for boat traffic prior to the oil spill. Since The BP oils spil the gates have remained open.

Take a look at the map below and let’s discuss what happened next.

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These marked upped areas were great fishing, shrimping, crabbing and oystering before The BP Oils Spill. There was never any oil in this area … The oil spill did not kill all of this; the Mississippi did!

Bayou Lamoque has been left open since the ois spill. There has been NO favorable effect to our marsh, as a matter of fact it has wiped out the prior finishes, shellfish and other other sea creatures. All for what? One of the first fresh water experiments.

These once great areas are now lost. No Trout, redfish, oysters and/or shrimp.

These formerly great areas have been destroyed by river water.

To make maters worse, Mary Landrieu has allocated $869,594 to remove existing floodgates and allow water to flow unimpeded into Bayou Lamoque and surrounding marshes.

Massive additional destruction to our world famous fishing grounds.

I have attempted to meet with Mrs. Landrieu on many occasions to discuss this but she was and is too busy.

If you love to fish and love Louisiana, how could you vote for this person that is hell bent on destroying what we love.

Another litmus test. Mary Landreru voted with Obama 97 percent of the time. If you think Obama is doing a great job and you like Harry Reed, surely vote for Mary.

We are now going to get a chance to invoke our wishes and give worthy politicians our support and let the non caring officials know “we are mad as hell and we are not going to take it any more"... and vote them out!

Bye Bye Mary,

Mike Lane
RodnReel.com
(504) 858-0484

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 10:38:44 AM

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FEA11

Chalmette, LA USA

TO TROUTHEAD

ANYONE who planes within unsafe distance of MY boat and endangers my 81yo crippled father, my crew, or myself and either flips me their family IQ(as it makes even better video) or not WILL DEAL with LDWF and if a member of my crew is injured from SUCH IGNORANCE, LEGALLY it will probably cost you A LOT MORE THAN A LIL GAS MONEY TO EVER OPERATE A BOAT AGAIN as no different than a drunk driver YOU should not be operating IF YOU CHOOSE THE IGNORANT APPROACH. Everyone is ACCOUNTABLE for THEIR actions. IT'S YOURS and each individuals choice. Good fishing and hopefully SAFE boating. This is my last post on this subject as I hope everyone is enjoying the great fall fishing and hope to be back on the water soon as I have been off the water since July to take care of the wife and hope to make the tale end of the Fall/Winter season in DEC. To all fellow fishers yall go get you sum!!  

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 10:34:43 AM

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Trouthead

folsom, la United States

In response to j

coming from main bayou the island should be on
your right going to amadee.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 10:31:17 AM

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Trouthead

folsom, LA USA

joey navisI know Juanita is deep damn good fishing also, but why should I
run from bayou robben In lake amadee all the way back to Juanita to the
main bayou and back to petain to get to four house? Would you if
somebody is in the middle of the pass?

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 10:15:31 AM

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j

new orleans, LA USA

i hear yall talking about petain.  i
have a question i am never positive on.   
if i enter petain from bayou terra
beaufs do i pass the small island then
take a left or do i take a left before
the island in trying to get to amadee.   
i run a 18 foot flat.  also i have been
nervous to try when the water is low is
this something that can be done?  
thanks

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 10:07:58 AM

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joey navis

yat city, LA USA

not that i expect anyone who has established their
position on both the route as well as their concern
for fellow boaters to change, but for anyone else who mite
be concerned about getting stuck in petain which
certainly would not make for a happy day, but
leaving the reggio marina and going to terre aux
boeufs (reggio is my launch of choice) the route
thru bayou juanita is deep water all the way i m pretty sure,(i see
shrimpers taking this route) and is, in my
estimation, not more than a 10% difference in
distance.  like most of us i guess, i have been
stuck a couple times,,,, more than a couple times
to be truthful (once even spending the nite) and it
is definitely less fun than hunting or fishing.  since
we are mostly out there to relax and get away
from the rat race,,, and the rats, the little bit of
time spent slowing down and being safe is time
well spent.  arrive alive!!  boat breakdowns and
accidents can be very fatal, even though that only
happens one time.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 9:49:35 AM

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Trouthead

folsom, LA USA

pro master wasn't talking about your situation.
Somebody talk about getting stuck in petain
lagoon during the winter. Then another person
said alter your route. That's not going to
happen,as everybody knows gas isn't cheap to
do that. I'm not going be in route see someone
blocking the way on a winter low tide,and say let
find another way around. It also sounds like the
person who got stuck, that person who he
slowed down for didn't even give him a hand to
pull him off the flat

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 7:40:21 AM

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viperhjl

harvey, LA USA

Fished point la hatche wed. morning with the Hungarian. went down the back levey canal, river water pouring thru the mardi gras pass, river level 6 feet. headed to a area near cox bay where the water cleaned up real well. fished till 10 am i had 20 trout 15-18", the Hungarian had 7. finished out the day at noon with 38 trout 13-18", one white trout and ond drum, thru back about a 10-15 trout less than 13" most fish caught on live shrimp, caught a few on a doa.  

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 7:00:04 AM

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pro master

slidell, LA USA

I was the person fishing near the bank in bayou st.malo when two different boats passed at full speed almost putting my boat on the shore.One did say he did not see me the other said not to fish in a main canal.It is very deep there'and there is no reason to not slow down.Some people do not know the rules of the road,don't operate a boat if you don't know them.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 6:23:59 AM

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Trouthead

Folsom, LA USA

let me say this secret formula senice you called
me a dumbass and you don't know the area the
lagoon and pass that I am talking about only
holds 3.5 foot of water on a good day in the
channel.The pass is not very wide and long to do
that. I don't do them things on purpose but when
it comes down to getting stuck , I will pass
somebody on a plane . This isn't Oak River
where you have 14 to 20 foot of water so that
you can slow down and get close to the bank
without disturbing the other fishermen. Even
though there's lots of them that will pass you on
a plane in Oak River. Yes I know the fish are in
the deep water in the winter . The point I'm
getting to, I will do things that I normally don't do
so I won't get stuck

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 5:23:46 AM

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John Rucker

River Ridge, LA USA

10/29/2014 Bayou Bienvenue Report

The fishing in Bayou Bienvenue is in
full swing with a mixed bag of fish
every trip. I fished with Phillip and
brett yesterday and fount fish at
every stop. We fish the marsh and
ledges in the ICW and caught a
mixture of Specks, Reds, Bass, and  a
Flounder as well.

The fish we caught were full of small
shrimp and minnows. We caught our
Specks on Fin-S lures, TKO Shrimp,
and Zoom Flukes Carolina rigged and
The Reds, Bass, and Flounder on TKO
Shrimp under a Popping cork.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 12:03:34 AM

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Capt Chad/Cajun Unlimited

Venice, LA USA

Redfish are piling up with the winter cold on the way.
Schools of bull redfish and young redfish will make
for great blast and cast trips in two weeks

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 11:19:27 PM

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Capt Chad/Cajun Unlimited

Venice, LA USA

Trout and Redfish are piling up before the winter
cold. Duck season in two weeks will make great blast
and cast trips.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 11:08:52 PM

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Secret Formula

Algiers, La United States

In response to Trouthead

First, lets me say this…I DO NOT KNOW THIS SPECIFIC AREA, but it sounds like when the water is low that is a major passage. That also means, thats were the fish could / should be seeking the deep warmer water passage. That being said the "dumb ass" anchored up you refer to is fishing where the fish should or will be at some time, and you should respect his position and have a little patience, pass him at idle and get back on plane in the deep water channel. Otherwise you are the dumb ass, in my book. BTW, I operate a 20' Royal Blue "Formula" with a small block V8 that draws 36" of water (just in case), and I'd slow down for the fella. ARRIVE ALIVE!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 10:03:04 PM

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E Schexnayder

Metairie, LA USA

Had a wonderful day fishing with my
best friend, Mary. We launched at
Delacroix and went to Four horse and
the reds were waiting. No trout but the
reds were everywhere.
Guys when you see girls fishing and
traveling in a boat or pulling one we
are not helpless. At the launch
everyone tried to give us directions
etc. While it is appreciated, wait for
us to ask.
Thanks again to everyone who help me
and Mary at the launch today.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 7:36:19 PM

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Legend

Kenner, LA USA

Another great day at the Chef.
Perfect conditions, no wind, beautiful water, moving tide.
Fished daybreak to 10 a.m. in Lake Borgne with 24 keeper trout to show for our efforts. About 100 or more throw backs. Headed into the marsh off of the intracoastal and picked up another 11 before calling it the day.
Total 35 spec trout and 3  12" white trout. One bull red that was returned to the water to live another day.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 7:10:09 PM

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Trouthead

folsom, LA USA

For Joey navis
again I'll not burn extra gas too back track for anybody or go around out of
my way!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 6:53:58 PM

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Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service

Venice, LA USA

Took a pair from Jersey yesterday and an elderly couple from Arkansas today. Both groups had a blast with some big Venice Redfish.

I had a blast fishing with them, this is what I live for.

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TAKE A KID FISHING!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 6:50:29 PM

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TThibodaux

Algiers, LA USA

Mr. Navis your report is the best and most aware report I have read thus far. Thank you for your insights.
Vitter, a republican, was caught buying whores on Canal street in New Orleans and didn't get treated as such.
Thanks again as we all should stick to fishing. Something we know a little about..............

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 6:47:15 PM

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Trouthead

Folsom , LA USA

response to fea111

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 6:42:34 PM

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joey navis

yat city, LA USA

to trouthead:   thanx for illustrating my point,,, and
uhhh ,,, bayou juanita

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 6:38:30 PM

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joey navis

yat city, LA USA

concerning civility,,, on the water and off:  seems
to me like a lot of us are truly lacking in manners
and basic civility, as evidenced by what we see on
the water as well as what we see in print, eg
calling a sitting us senator, who i don't see eye to
eye with on many issues btw, miss piggy.  while i
didn't get road home money i know many who did,
and based on that alone i respect and appreciate
the work of vitter and landrieu.  lack of respect
and lack of civility seems to be very popular with
our radio and tv personalities on both sides of the
aisle.  these are entertainers who try to inflame
passions, but we don't have to nor imo should we
try to emulate them.  sportsmen need to be
different from the norm, we have common
pursuits and interests and maybe consider leaving
the posturing to other forums.  rodnreel is one of
the few places i visit these daze and i would hate
to cross it off my favorites list.  vote, vote vote and
all that, but pleze leave the personal garbage out
of it.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 6:34:35 PM

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Trouthead

Folsom, LA USA

let me say this, I launch from Reggio and  if I
want to cross over to Delacroix that's the only
way to do it without burning my gas to go
through Lake Robbin. If you know the area  on a
winter low tide and you the dumb ass  in the
middle anchored up you deserve it!!!  I will pass
you on a plan as somebody said about waving to
another boater I'll wave with one finger if you
don't have enough common sense to get to the
edge of the bank on a winter tide. If you think I
will get stuck or suck up mud and run my motor
hot  for you or anybody  you are wrong !!!  That's
my take on the subject , by the way I have a 19
foot green & white Predator bay boat with a 150
e tec just in case

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 6:34:06 PM

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Capt. Johnny Nunez

Shell Beach, LA USA

Fishing Magician Charters

Today we had two boats running. Capt. John took one crew to the Biloxi marsh because the guys wanted to catch some reds. Capt. John and his guest caught 15 reds and 2 black drum. Capt. Jason took another boat and his crew wanted to catch some trout. So, they headed to the edge of the Briton Sound. Capt.Jason and his guest caught 100 trout.This is their first day fishing and we will have them again tomorrow.

If you want to catch some fish and have some fun, Fishing Magician Charters is the one. Give us a call to book a trip you will never forget.

We still have a boat slip available for rent. The slip has electricity, water, fish cleaning table, and great parking.

Capt. Johnny Nunez
504-239-3159
fishingmagiciancharters@yahoo.com

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 6:12:37 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

ANOTHER GREAT DAY OF FISHING FOR BILL & HARRY FROM TN!

We left out of the Delta Marina in Empire, LA early this morning with a beautiful fall morning.

It was a two stop day as we loaded the boat with Speckled Trout once again! All fish caught on live shrimp under a popping cork and tight lined Hybrid Flurrys.

CHECKOUT OUR PHOTOS!

WE HAVE A FEW DAYS AVAILABLE IN NOVEMBER! COME GET YOU SOME!

Capt. Jody Donewar

504-453-1519

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 5:26:09 PM

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FEA111

Chalmette, LA USA

has a Bay boat that requires 2 to 3 ft of water to get up. If you need to stay on plane it is best to alter your route before entering a Lagoon such as Petain which can be very low on some days.  Once you file a complaint with LDWF a form is sent to you and you will forward notorized evidence and pictures and the piece of trash will be ticketed. The only thing I would do next time is have a video ready to go to put the trash in the garbage can. Safety 1st

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 5:11:41 PM

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Chris D

Mandeville, LA USA

Got off night shifts on Tuesday morning and needed something to kill some time to help me stay awake and get back into day shift mode.  Decided to make a bank fishing trip to Bayou Liberty to see if I can get in on the action I've been hearing about lately.

Got to St. Genevieve Church at 8:30 am. Several people already there.  Talked to a couple folks and both said not much action all morning.

Decided to go over to the Bayou Liberty Marina Boat Launch and try fishing from the bank near an area where I caught several specks on a trip in my Father-in-law's boat last Wednesday. That turned out to be a wise choice. My coworker and I proceeded to put 16 12-14" specks in the box in the next 3 hours and threw back about a half dozen undersized ones. All caught on live shrimp 2' - 3' under a popping cork. Tried getting them to bite on a DOA artificial under a cork but wasn't getting much.  Just a couple of nibbles with none taking it hard enough to set the hook.

All in all, a pretty good day for a quick land-based trip.

(Pictured are the 12 I caught.... Coworker was having trouble getting them to bite as much as I was.)

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 5:09:28 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

        TEAM JO-JO

Today’s trip was one of leisure, Big Andrew, Big Ron, and Oneofthepack fished with Capt Dudley around Lake P areas, no pressure what so ever, just show up fish, catch, and bring bags of fish home for the back of house crew.

SIGNS:

• Fog
• Big Ronnie early (4;40 AM) at our humble abode in Oak Harbor
• Off to pick up Big Andrew in Lakeshore Estates, 5:00 AM we all in Big Ron’s truck and ready to go.
• Back track to Waffle  House quick breakfast
• Off to Capt Dudley house, we where 15 minutes early for our 6:20 appointment
• Fog most of the morning
• Nats where out in full force and they wanted to play
• Saw many, many, many of the biggest gars I have ever seen, right in Capt Dudley slip, I mean they where huge

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• Wind calm, later in the day S.W. 6-8 mph
• Tide rising, slack, than started to fall, falling real hard when we stopped fishing around 1:50 PM
• Clear & sunny
• Mild to warm temps
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7:
o Lake p 6 plus
o Rigolets 4 plus
o Pearl River 3 plus
• Not to many boats out and about

TECHNIQUE:

• Carolina rig with ˝ oz sidling sinker, swivel, mono leader (12 – 18”) trouble hook, spinning reel with power pro. Cast out let it run with the current as it got to the back of the boat, raise your pole up and down to feel the bite

LURE DU JOUR:

Today was live shrimp day, all fished with this as out bait, some would hook the shrimp behind the horn, Oneofthepack had a hard time setting the hook, so I tried hooking the shrimp through the tail, and sometimes through the side, it helped.

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

Started out in the Pearl, (20)t move over to the Rigolets train bridge (2)t,  back to the Pearl, then to the trestles, stooped fishing around  1:40 PM.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• (22) Silverwonders (8) throw backs
• (2) Flounders
• (2) reds
• (1) drum
• (1) croaker
• (13) Sheephead
• (4) sail cats
• (7) Flutterby
• (4) Hard heads
• (1) real nice rod and bait caster reel, (Capt Dudley’s catch of the day)
• Plenty of food, snacks, and drinks as provided by Big Ron, and Big Mel, Big Ron’s better half, thanks Big Mel
• Learned a little on  how / where  to fish the Pearl
• Learned technique for fishing the bridges, and locations to set up at
• Survived running through the fog in areas where I had no clue of where I was at.
• Great day on the water with fellow fisherperson, and with one of the best fishing guide I know, have been wanting to make a trip with the master for a long time, we all had a blast.
• Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Big Andrew had a good showing, Big Ronnie was doing his thing, Oneofthepack was cutting no slack, but Capt Dudley managed to catch a variety of fish, and topped it all off with a nice rod & reel that he caught, consensus was Capt Dudley fisherperson of the day, BUT there is always tomorrow.

SUGGESTIONS:

Lake P water is looking great, get some live shrimp hit the trestles, rig Carolina rig, back off from the train bridge, throw to bridge, let current run your rig into & under bridge, raise (up / down)  your pole back and forth so you can feel the bite, and have some fun.

Work day tomorrow, looking to go Friday back to our Disney world known as Delacroix Island, might have to look for a crew, will not know until tomorrow, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 4:20:14 PM

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H. L. Rouse

Biloxi, MS USA

We wanted to let you know that Ben Carson will be in Abita Springs, Louisiana this Saturday from 2pm - 4pm!

He'll be campaigning with Bill Cassidy and the rally is open to the public. Click here to see more info.

Hopefully you'll be there to see Dr. Carson and cheer Dr. Cassidy to victory!

Thanks!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 4:04:20 PM

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FEA11

Chalmette, LA USA

IN RESPONSE TO PAT FITZPATRICK
As posted by previous poster "THE RULES OF THE ROAD DO WORK". I myself had an experience like yours as I was fishing with my 82yo dad and my regular partner at the mouth of Bayou Bienvenue right pass the great wall about 10 yards off the bank when a piece of trash did me the same thing that happened to you but he stood opened up and came within 10 yards of my boat as my other passenger furiously was motioning to slow down. What I did was to get 2 snapshots of him with my phone camera at which time he slowed down and a pow wow was under way. After a few pleasantries were exchanged one of which was that he said I was fishing in the middle of the Bayou. If you fish or ever go thru the wall locks there are ALWAYS PEOPLE FISHING THERE. Regardless WHEREVER a boat is stopped for ANY reason the rules of the road always apply. If you are on plane it DOES NOT MATTER. Take another route if your boat is to big to be in shallow water. I know my brother

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 3:26:36 PM

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John Castelluccio, Jr.

WAS New Orlenas, THEN Chalmette and Now Metairie, LA United States

In response to East of East

East of East---D I T T O   D  I T T O in
regards to the opening FROM Petain into
Terre Bouef.  Regarded as 'THE PETAIN
TURN'!!!  John Cstelluccio, Jr.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 2:41:28 PM

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Paul

new iberia, LA USA

called NOAA today looking to apply
for a commericial reef fishing
permit. Talked with nice lady for
about a hour on the phone. Take home
message from the conversation was it
is impossible to get a license,
impossible for anything to change and
that the system is flawed. There are
only a handful of commercial red
snapper boats running out of LA, you
can see who owns the boats and where
there home ports are. the system is
broken for commercial guys as well as
recreational. I recommend that you
call for yourself and ask questions.
You will be talking to about 5
different people with no one who can
really answer your questions. Check
out this link here are the local guys
who are commercial red snapper
fisherman.
http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/operations_
management_information_services/const
ituency_services_branch/freedom_of_in
formation_act/common_foia/RR.htm

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 1:28:46 PM

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East of East

Eden Isles, LA United States

In response to Pat Fitzpatrick

There is only one little opening to get
from Petain to Terre aux Boeff from Lake
Amadee...and of course, some idiot was
anchored right in the middle of it, so I
had to slow down (in the winter) and got
stuck for over 2 hours. Luckily I had a
push pole and 2 helpers or I might still
be there! This actually happened long ago
but it is exactly what you are talking
about.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 11:40:38 AM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA United States

In response to FILETANDRELEASE

You have to think safety first and remember you are responsible for damage to other boats. Sadly, some boats don't exercise common sense. Mr. Boston Whaler at Chef Pass, I'm now talking to you. You passed me twice while fishing Saturday. You slowed down a little bit but not much, which only maximized your wake. I'll never forget seeing my bait bucket in the air, and live shrimp tossed like Mardi Gras beads. Please don't be this guy.

With that said, in low winter water sometimes you have to stay on plane. But someone always insists on fishing at the entrance of certain places anyway, creating a "should I plane or slow down and risk my lower unit or getting stuck?" moment. Since there is no good answer, its best to avoid the situation and take less-traveled routes on holidays and weekends. For example, there are many other ways into the Biloxi Marsh on a Saturday rather than through Bayou La Loutre and Mac's Pass.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 11:24:35 AM

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FILETANDRELEASE

SLIDELL, LA USA

First off mary has to go. Rules of the road is federal law. When it comes to fellow fisherman respect them. Thats should be done. Considerations goes along way. Exersise that and you wont have any issues with nothing.The most you will get by that is respect.A simple wave by the hand when passing another vessel. You may have to rely on that person to save your ass or get you out of a bind one day. Happy fishing ,,,

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 10:52:12 AM

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Travis Haynes

Laurel, MS USA

In response to CC@PV

Thanks for the info.  Not a bad idea at all to review the rules on a regular basis as a reminder of how we need to operate.  

Like another poster said, with thousands of acres of Marsh to fish I can't understand why you would fish in a heavily used canal.  But, anglers are certainly within their right to do that so I shall idle by and play by the rules.  

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 10:51:49 AM

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CC@PV

Port Vincent, LA United States

In response to Ricky Red

Rules of the Road for Vessels

RULES OF THE ROAD FOR VESSELS

A. The following regulations shall dictate the operation of vessels upon the waters of the state and shall set forth a standard of operation. In construing and complying with these rules, due regard shall be had to all dangers of navigation and collision and to any special circumstances, including the limitations of the vessels involved, which may make a departure from the Rules necessary to avoid immediate danger.

B. Any violation of the Rules of the Road as referred to in this section shall be prima-facie evidence of careless or reckless operation.

C. Boating accidents caused by deviation from the Rules of the Road shall be documented as such in accident reports.

D. The Rules of the Road for vessels upon the waters in the state shall be as follows:
I. Vessels passing head-on shall each keep to their respective right.
II. A vessel overtaking another vessel may do so on either side, but must grant the right-of-way to the vessel being overtaken.
III. When vessels are passing at right angles, the vessel on the left will yield right-of-way to vessel on the right.
IV. Motorboats shall yield right-of-way to non-motor powered boats except as follows:
a. When being overtaken by non-powered vessels.
b. For deep draft vessels that have to remain in narrow channels.
c. When vessel is towing another vessel.
V. Motorboats must maintain a direct course when passing sailboats.
VI. A vessel approaching a landing dock or pier shall yield the right-of-way to any departing vessel.
VII. A vessel departing shoreline or tributary shall yield right-of-way to through traffic and vessels approaching shoreline or tributary.
VIII. Vessels will not abruptly change course without first determining that it can be safely done without risk of collision with another vessel.
IX. If an operator fails to fully comprehend the course of an approaching vessel he must slow down immediately to a speed barely sufficient for steerageway until the other vessel has passed.
X. Vessels yielding right-of-way shall reduce speed, stop, reverse, or alter course to avoid collision. Vessel with right-of-way shall hold course and speed. If there is danger of collision, all vessels will slow down, stop, or reverse until danger is averted.
XI. Vessels will issue warning signals in fog or weather conditions that restrict visibility.
XII. No mechanically propelled vessel shall be operated so as to traverse a course around any other vessel underway or any person swimming.
XIII. In a narrow channel, vessels will keep to the right of mid-channel.
XIV. Vessels approaching or passing another vessel shall be operated in such manner and at such a rate of speed as will not create a hazardous wash or wake.
XV. No vessel shall obstruct or interfere with take-off, landing, or taxiing of aircraft.
XVI. All vessels shall be operated at reasonable speeds for given conditions and situations and must be under the complete control of the operator at all times.
XVII. No person shall, under any circumstances, operate a vessel in excess of an established speed or wake zone.
XVIII. No vessel or person shall obstruct or block a navigation channel, entrance to channel, mooring slip, landing dock, launching ramp, pier or tributary.
XIX. Vessels shall keep at least 100 feet clearance of displayed diver's flag.
XX. Operator shall maintain a proper lookout.

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 34:851.27A.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Promulgated by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, LR 29:1835 (September 2003).

PFD's and CHILDREN - Children 16 or younger must wear a properly sized and fitted PFD when the boat is underway on all vessels less than 26 feet in length. Smaller children should have a PFD that has ample upper body flotation and a crotch strap, proper fitting is critical.

DWI - Boat operators who are driving while intoxicated (DWI) with a blood alcohol content of .08 and higher face the same penalties as someone operating a vehicle on the highway.  Penalties include the suspension or revocation of boating privileges and driver's license.  A designated sober operator is a must for both the roadway and waterway.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 9:24:34 AM

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Hookiemonster

Metairei, La Unknown

In response to Ricky Red

I know the rules and I was taught(some 70 years ago)to slow down when passing someone anchored in a bayou/canal.BUT, with all the marsh we have to fish in why fish along a major waterway.With all the boat traffic the fish are going to find a more peaceful spot to hang out.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 9:20:45 AM

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