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CAPT MOORE FISH WITH THE KING

SHELL BEACH, LA USA

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FUN DAT AT THE BEACH !!!!!! Had the pleasure of fishing today with Donny Nolan his sons beau and Dylan. They came in from Hammond la and we got an early start this morning. we got on three good bites today catching there limit of speckled trout We fished Breton sound catching 75 speckled trout and a few white trout. All shrimp caught on campos live shrimp.

Some people tell you about all the boxes of fish they catch. We show them to you with NUMBERS & DOCK SHOTS. One picture is worth a thousand words. We have lots of pictures!!!!!!.

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craig petit

Ama, LA USA

Are crabs running off
of rock island rd.
Point Aux Chein

Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 8:59:04 PM

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ELITE7

Slidell, LA USA

Good Luck to Chas in the future, hope you plan on opening up again. Everyone will miss you and the crew. As far as that guy Mike that manages The Dock,THE JACK ASS!!! The Dock could be such a nice establishment if the owners would get someone else to manage. He doesn't know what the heck he is doing.
BRING BACK CHAS, GET RID OF JACK ASS.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 4:18:47 PM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA United States

In response to Century Man

Just want to be clear. It saddens me that Dockside is leaving, they are great people, and I hope they reopen a marina elsewhere eventually. It was Lakeview Drive's main business other than the Dock's summer venue.

But the salinity change in Lake P is permanent due to the MRGO closure, which also allows other sources of freshwater to accumulate. You can go back to the 1990s and the monthly USGS salinity records clearly show this.

There will be transient salt water in the Fall when the river is low, with east wind fetches, etc., but the average salinity change is permanent.

Fishery businesses who have seen these changes may be planning for the future. For example, imagine the difficulty in catching (or transporting from elsewhere) brown shrimp then keeping them alive and trying to make money off of it. Fortunately, white shrimp can handle lower salinity.

If the Dock pushed them out, they just made a lot of people on our street mad and Lakeview Drive will find out soon.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 2:27:24 PM

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Capt. Kerry Audibert-Ought To Be Fishing Charters

Hopedale/Delacroix, LA USA

LATE REPORT FROM HOPEDALE….

I had the pleasure of guiding Jeff Smith of ReMax Reality from Kentucky Lake area, his son Quinn, and their friend Kerry. They came down a couple days ago and mother nature threw us a curve ball with some stiff winds out the WNW. We made due and got on a couple decent bites picking through small fish most of the day off the MRGO. The crew fished hard and ended up with 47 speckled trout, a couple whites and channels, and one head.

Capt. Jacques ran them the second day with similar conditions but a little more wind to go along with it. Ended up catching 35 speckled trout, a few whites, 4 reds, and a couple heads. Not an easy two days fishing a cold front in July.

All fish were caught with 13 Fishing Green Omen and Envy Rods teamed up with FINS WINDTAMER BRAID on live shrimp under corks.

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Century Man

Lacombe, La Unknown

In response to Pat Fitzpatrick

More to the Story, you have known me for
awhile.. They were forced out!!! Enough said on
that.

The lake this year was incredible for me , the
lake always recovers , this was the worst winter
In years and due to high pearl that's why salinity
sucked . Off course you know this you are a
meteorologist..

The lake ALWAYS recovers.. He would never
leave that marina it was a great location and his
passion for fishing and his customers truly
showed that it is beyond most...!!!

Chas is business man taking the high road .. !!!

Century Man out

Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 11:47:34 AM

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Myrtle Grove Bob

MG, LA USA

Saw this posted on another Website's
forum.  The poster calls for a boycott
of Louisiana shrimp.  Maybe Mr. Guidry
should reconsider?

http://www.nola.com/environment/inde...
art_river_news

"As the federal government this summer
considers revised rules on the
decommissioning of Gulf of Mexico oil
rigs, many environmental groups are
pushing for a reexamination of the
rigs-to-reefs program.

The program, extremely popular among
most Louisiana anglers because the
artificial reefs attract fish, allows
some oil and gas companies to convert
their decommissioned rigs to reefs
instead of requiring the companies to
remove them.

But on Wednesday, Clint Guidry,
president of the Louisiana Shrimp
Association, joined calls for the U.S.
Department of the Interior's Bureau of
Safety and Environmental Enforcement
(BSEE) to require the removal of rigs
instead of converting them into such
reefs."

Guidry joined the authors of the
recently released free e-book Bring
Back the Gulf, which also advocates for
requiring the removal of oil rigs.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 11:09:22 AM

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Mike

Lake Providence, LA USA

Congratulations to Dutch Prager on his Rybovich Lifetime Conservation Award presented by The Billfish Foundation.  

Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 10:33:12 AM

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Johnny Hebert

New Orleans, LA USA

Two Empire reports, Fished Saturday morning with my buddy Ronnie till 10:30 and a storm ran us in but managed 19 beautiful trout. Yesterday afternoon with Daddy and my brother James, bounced around one here one there a great time and 8 keepers daddy catching a 2lb chunk. Save the state with CWPPRA and the Louisiana Master Plan.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 8:30:58 AM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA United States

In response to John Castelluccio, Jr.

Dockside has posted elsewhere they want to just focus on the lure business. If there is more to the story, I'm sure it will come out soon.

If I were to infer anything else, it may be that the fishing in the Lake has changed due to salinity changes and its not worth running a marina anymore at that location. A strong south or west wind also makes getting into the Lake difficult at that location, and they may be looking for a place with more access points. Time will tell.

Its definitely a loss for our community. I live on Dockside's street.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 7:54:25 AM

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Capt. Frank (Laid Back Charter)

Grand Isle / Baton Rouge, LA USA

DOCKSIDE

I'm a guide on Grand Isle during the greater part of the year, but during my slow months I've always put in at DockSide and fished the lake.(To better my skills). Sad to see that operation leave, because Chas always had information for me to make my trip more successful. All in all DockSide always help me and everyone I would send that way.

Chas; hope to see you back up and running soon.

Good Luck
Capt. Frank

Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 7:49:40 AM

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Capt Chad

Venice, LA USA

The past three days has been a father and sons
Time together fishing with Cajun Unlimited.
All first timers, so I put them on all size redfish
and more. A kids dream out of Venice, La.
Enjoy the pictures.
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Thursday, July 31, 2014 @ 7:25:52 AM

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Capt. Jerry Allen

Venice, LA USA

The Tuna fishing in Venice is as good as I have ever seen. I don't know how long it can last, but it is CRAZY good right now. It's taking us a little time to make bait, because we've been using a bunch, but as soon as we have it, it doesn't take long and we are hooked up. I know it sounds CRAZY, but most of the time we are hooking up within just a few minutes of getting the baits out. The fish are on the large size with lots of them around 90 lbs., and a few 100 lbs. so its taking quite a while to get them into the boat so we are running out of time before we can get our limit, but I guess that's not really a problem!!!
If you don't already have a boat lined up..... NOWS THE TIME to call your favorite Captain. Get down here while it lasts!!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 10:21:45 PM

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Secret Formula

Algiers, La United States

In response to kenny perdue

To my ole buddy Kenny,

I am truly sorry you and your boy had to see whats
left of our beloved estuary.  At least you were able
to make the "generations catch connection" and that
had to be a special moment, plus "we" got to see
what back in the day will never be again.

Mike

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 8:56:31 PM

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John Castelluccio, Jr.

WAS New Orleans, THEN Chalmette and NOW Metairie, LA USA

This was sent to me earlier..."This is
from the Dockside website-'...
Dockside Bait & Tackle IS MOVIING!!!!
Dockside Bait and Tackle is changing
locations at this moment. As soon as we
confirm a new location, we will let you
know. Until then, we will continue to
give you even more information on
fishing around the lake using Matrix
Shads and our newest Vortex Shad. As
far as fishing the past couple weeks,
the fishing around the lake has
continued to be the same West wind
pattern. Drum, sheepshead, and a few
specks and reds have been around the
bridges. Live shrimp has been the
ticket, but you can always scratch a
couple on the plastic this time of
year. Outside the lake, the name of the
game has been sight fishing. We have
ben focusing on the marshes around the
lake with quarter ounce golden eyes and
purple haze Vortex Shads in the shallow
ponds!'  I will sorely miss Chas, Mr.
Bill and his great group...John
Castelluccio, Jr.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 7:50:45 PM

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Lat

Northshore , LA USA

First let me start off, Saturday launch out of Delta
Marine to go offshore hit BLK.21 and of course
weather man was wrong ! We were greeted with
3-4 ft seas ouch ! But we pressed on stopped at
the 30blks and 40's  I didn't mark any fish so we
pressed on to 104 and 105 caught and released
a few good snappers but no Mangroves or
lemons so we went long to troll and drift fish
made it to MC 286 & 311 one knock down on the
bird and squid line, it was a small hard tail so we
stopped put a hook in him and free line him back
and Bam ! hook up but not what we were afther
it was a large shark I mean big ,cut the line off he
went afther that we tied up to try for groupers or
Almaco jacks and luck we had on the small jacks
, and to our surprise the biggest Verminion
Snappers I have seen !
And before anyone say I do know the difference
theses were sleek in body with the big round
eyes and more darker red in color . But also we
did catch some Red Snappers that went 20lbs or
more all went back to fight another day except
one died .

Now here is a question is MC 486 still out there
and 397 ?
Also I need a little advice on catching bait in that
area, I never have caught any in West Delta ?
And is it worth my time fishing in that area MC
286 & 311 for tuna I been on many charters and
most run east or due south out of south pass .

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 7:44:42 PM

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Waterfowl Specialist Guide Service

Delacroix Island, LA USA

Waterfowl Specialist Guide Service is now scheduling
hunts for the 2014-2015 teal and duck season. Make
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hunting Southeast Louisiana has to offer. If you
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Jimmy Corley by phone at (504)258-4431,or by email
at cap.jimmy.corley@gmail.com. Also feel free to
check out our web site waterfowlspecialist.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 6:43:33 PM

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Lance

Slidell, LA USA

Boycott Dockside Launch Until Chas Comes Back

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 6:38:53 PM

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Century Man

Lacombe, la United States

In response to Capt. Christian

Regarding DOCKSIDE: I don't have any skin in this game, so I'm gonna speak from the heart and say what Chas would never say.

Chas made the dock what it is, and for the no goods running him off goodluck with business, everything in life aint about money. Goodluck if you truly think you can do a better job.

I have been friends with Chas and swapping emails with him since he was 19 yrs old. I consider him a true and loyal friend, who would give the shirt off his back to help anyone out. Chas has taught so many how to fish the lake over the years. He has went above and beyond showing exactly how with thousands of videos online.

Again, with Dockside no longer having Chas's knowledge, ice, or a baitman  ( no live bait)and then trying to bring in outsiders who you think can run it better goodluck.

the dock is where it is today becuase of Chas, that right becuase of Chas, now you take him away from the game kick him and his team to the curb, thats shameful!!!

most people only went down that long road out the way because Chas was running it and made sure people had live bait or matrix shads or  whatever, lets see how long the dock stays open, without the most important person who made it all happen.

Like I sad I'm voicing my opinion because friendship means more than money to me..

I highly reccomend if you live on the northshore to launch at the end of lake road from now on, also you can get LIVE shrimp at Bayou Adventure's in Lacombe they open at 0450-500am every morning.
Great local people like Chas who actually care about there customers,  and hopefully they can pick up the business and supply everyone who needs live bait around or Louis' at chef or rigolet's there are many places to launch!!!!
But the dock with no longer see a dime of my money. Hope the volleyball courts, and poker runs are enough to pay the bills.

Or maybe if there is another hurricane you can make money by charging people to pull their boats out of the water and charge again when they relaunch.

What is this world coming too?

I hope every organizations that runs tournaments and rodeos picks another venue, where people come first not money!!!!

My 2 cents..

Chas had always been a successful businessman its not Chas that will suffer, its all the people he has helped and who supported him.. People of eden isles and matrix fans need to stand up here for someone who always goes the extra mile for them..

Sorry mike lane for rambling but sometimes people need to here things from the heart,.

Peace out,

Steven

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 5:47:21 PM

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Dave Wiseman

New Iberia, LA USA

Put down @ Burns Pt. @ 6:30 and caught reds on 1st, 5th, & 6th cast.  Jim soon caught 2 back to back, then we got a double.  Had our limit of 10 by 10:00, lost 2 at the boat and tagged one 18" red. Water was not clear and no tide.

Be safe on the water.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 5:44:22 PM

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Gilligan

Slidell, LA USA

REGARDING DOCKSIDE:  I don't know the inside story, but I will bet my bottom dollar that it involves that idiot Mike at the Dock.  He's an absolute lunatic.  Dockside was about the only good thing going for The Dock.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 4:34:47 PM

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cityslicker1001

Baton Rouge, LA USA

IN RESPONSE TO CAPTAIN CHRISTIAN:

What exactly happened with Dockside ?

It's been one of the main launches for Slidell into Lake Pontchartrain, the Rigolets and Lake Borgne for as long as I can remember. What it a property issue or a financial move that caused the shutdown? They had a report on Don Dubuc this weekend but I didn't get to hear the report. They always were helpful with bait choices, tackle, etc. Enjoyed the Dockside TV segments also. Hope they can get up and running in a new location soon.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 4:19:23 PM

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Capt Jack

st bernard, LA USA

Capt. Jack went out with his nephews and brother in law out in Grand Lake and the caught 8 reds and 4 trout on live shrimp 2 foot under a popping cork. There are plenty reds on the inside in Grand Lake and area near Grand Lake. Kayaks that launched out of Sweetwater caught their limit on reds 10 minutes from the dock. We have live shrimp so if your looking to go fish book your charter now and we also have lodging available just call 504-342-2368 and a small deposit will hold your date. Remember we are the second boat launch in Delacroix.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 3:34:10 PM

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kenny perdue

Algiers, LA USA

Last week I came out of a 8 yr. self-imposed retirement from fishing to fish with my son Kenny and 7 yr. old grandson Jackson out of Empire.

After making bait at Empire Jetty we headed west in a sloppy sea to fish along the shore line, plus I wanted to see the sand berm at what used to be Lanaux Island. The berm is a nice sand pile the would benefit from some rocks or shells in front of it. After a bull red and few hard heads we ran up to Bayou Cook looking for trout and calm water. We found no trout and we realized that it was going to be a tough morning.  

Kenny asked me to show him the way through the marsh to Bay Ronquille so away we went. I was looking for the pipeline canal that would take us to the lower end of Lake Washington, but it was washed away and we hit another canal instead. We took it intending to correct our course when we hit Grand Bayou but crossed the bayou in an area of wash out and didn't notice this on the depth finder. After a short way I called an all stop because we were too far north. After spotting a few landmarks I realized we were sitting in 4 ft. of water in what we used to call No Mans Land up above Bay au Fer. It was hard to believe what we were seeing.

I had Kenny set a westerly course and rolled through an area where 10 short years ago there were hundreds of acres of marsh. I spotted the remaining camps that used to sit between Lakes Washington and Robinson out in the middle of this new giant bay. We skirted past them and headed across Billet Bay and made the turn at one of Blaine Kern's old camps. The wind had had died and we caught a couple trout down where Secret Formula calls his Easter Feature. We ended up tied to a piling in front of Kern's camp and caught a few more trout before the wind picked up again. As we were getting to ready to call it a day I realized we at the exact spot where my father-in-law Frank Meyer & I were when he caught his last trout about 25 yrs ago. I got to see 4 generations land trout at the same reef. Pretty cool.
I think if you were not in the marsh in the 70's & 80's or before it's difficult to visualize what's been lost.                             
You can now take a line from the upper end of Bay Adams and run to Barataria Bay. Unbelievable.
I suggest you younger fishermen remember what you see today because it will be gone tomorrow. Like my youth!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 1:44:02 PM

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tigres

Abita Springs, LA USA

What happened to dockside who forced them out  ??????????????????

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 1:19:38 PM

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Capt. Christian

Slidell, LA United States

In response to Jim

The backdown will be open, but there will be no bait or ice as far as I know.  It is really sad that Dockside was forced out (especially the way they were forced out) and they will be sorely missed in our community.......UNTIL they find another location that is.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 1:11:54 PM

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Jim

Covington, LA USA

I see that Dockside in Slidell closed down. Does anyone know if the backdown ramp will still be available to launch Saturday or will it be blocked off?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 12:14:35 PM

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ReelSeaman

S.E. Louisiana, LA USA

Tuesday was a day in the marsh to remember...

Woke up on time...loaded the boat and headed south towards Hopedale...Stopped at the icehouse in Chalmette and loaded up the coolers...sent my buddy (and co-worker) Kevin a text before I left the icehouse at 4AM...He replied within a minute...Wait for me!...

Along the way was eye candy: rabbits, coons, an armadillo, a gator on the edge of the road, two pigs and an owl sweeping across the road in front of me. All good signs of nature being active as I had predicted in my own crazy way. 56 – 9, 3-1, a good tide and range rating of 2 and my barometer had fallen slightly overnight. 56 and 9 are based on solunar tables and environmental factors. 3 – 1 tell me the bite will be early and taper off gradually till the afternoon. The tide ranking of 2 is based on my previous fishing and catching trips with similar tide times and ranges…In conclusion it was supposed to be a really good day on the water.

After launching “Little Tiki” and paying for the launch and live saltwater crickets Kevin arrives at BSM smiling as always. After filling the livewell with saltwater crickets we headed up Bayou La Latoure in the dark as the predawn sun danced below the horizon. The ride in “Little Tiki” was smooth and refreshing with the cool air from the cold front blowing across our faces as we sipped our morning coffee. Our destination was an exploratory trip of Muscle Bay. With the wind forecast at 14 to 17 knots, fishing the points in open water in my little flat was not in the plan. We were going to explore the cuts, drainages and small bayous off Muscle Bay keeping out of the wind as much as possible.

After churning up a lot of mud attempting to get into the first cuts and drainages on the north shore near the North rig we decided to get back in the channel and head up into the bayou leading to Pete’s Lagoon. We worked our way up the smaller drainages on the western shore of the bayou catching several small reds, rat reds, a slot black drum, and a sheepshead. When a flock of gulls gathered and began their feeding dance we hoisted the anchor and continued further up the little drainage to what we thought and hoped was the route to the gulls feeding area. We ended up 50 or 60 feet away from the birds with no hope of reaching them. Several casts in the dead end added two more slot reds to the dance in the cooler. Those diving gulls were calling us. Actually they were getting on our nerves and after seeing a large water moccasin slide into the water, going the 50 or 60 feet over the marsh on foot was out of the question. We hoisted the anchor and headed back to Muscle Bay. There had to be a way into that pond! After all we were exploring!

Working the drainages on the north shore of Muscle Bay with the birds in sight, we came as close as 20 feet from the diving and dancing birds but, couldn’t get into the pond. Continuing on westward we headed into another very shallow small drainage/bayou protected by a mud bar 6 inches below the surface and guarded by a dozen very fat and full gulls. Working up the drainage 2 more slot reds joined the dance in the cooler but again we could only get within 20 feet of the pond. Continuing on we came to a pond at the end of the little bayou and the dancing gulls were even farther away. Heading back we spied a small cut that was hidden from our view coming into the pond. We skinnyied up the little cut with a few gulls still dancing ahead of us. Nervous water and bait was everywhere. As we entered the pond wakes from big fish feeding were non-stop. First cast Kevin hooks a 25 inch red. After several reel screaming runs we got him in the boat and my cork goes under before we get Kevin’s red to the dance in the cooler. The action was non-stop until 11:00 when we called it quits with exhausted and sore arms.

Sitting back with our beverages of choice we toasted to another great day exploring and learning our beautiful Biloxi Marsh. The fish cooler was full to the brim and the drink and food cooler was blessed with a fat beautiful golden bronze 26 ˝ slot red. The tide had risen only a few inches so I put Little Tiki up on plane and headed out towards Muscle Bay and avoided getting stuck on the mud bar protecting the little bayou. It was then that I noticed the pain and swelling in my right ankle. The ride back to BSM was not as rough as we had expected. The wind stayed below its forecasted 14 knots. The overcast skies had given way to full sunshine upon our arrival back at BSM. After trailering Little Tiki we were approached by researchers from LSU wanting to document our catch and take tissue (and other parts unknown) samples and we obliged. The look on their faces when we told them we had limits of reds and several black drum and sheepshead was priceless. I would have busted up laughing but with the pain in my ankle all I could do was muster up a smile. After 30 minutes of the young researchers dissecting our catch we headed down the road.

I tried to help Kevin clean our catch but couldn’t focus enough to even filet one red. One look at my ankle and my wife summoned our neighbor “Kat” who proceeded to treat the sprain with acupuncture. As I lay on the lounge chair with needles sticking out all over my leg, ankle and foot, Keven cleaned all the day’s catch. Kudos to you bro.

What a great day it was.

Till next time…
ReelSeaman
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 11:42:47 AM

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BigEasyRealtor

Rigolets, LA USA

The bow cushion blew off of my Glacier Bay 2680 Coastal Runner while trailering it from Rigoltes to Venice this past weekend.  If anyone happened to pick it up, I have reward for you!

If not, does anyone happen to know where I might find a repalcement or who could make another?  Attached is a picture of it.

Thanks in advance for any feedback!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 10:52:40 AM

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John Castelluccio, Jr.

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

In response to Sunkist

You have to consider the cost of
liablilty AND INSURANCE!  Definitely
would be positive to have one or two
more "US Coast Guard Certified Captains
boat owners" available.  I hated being
on standby shifts!  John Castelluccio,
Jr.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 10:41:06 AM

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ReelSeaman

S.E. Louisiana, LA USA

To Mike Lane:

What happened to my post? Only the first paragraph posted? Can you find it in cyberspace?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 10:00:54 AM

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ReelSeaman

S.E. Louisiana, LA USA

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 9:53:24 AM

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ReelSeaman

S.E. Louisiana, LA USA

Tuesday was a day in the marsh to remember...

Woke up on time...loaded the boat and headed south towards Hopedale...Stopped at the icehouse in Chalmette and loaded up the coolers...sent my buddy (and co-worker) Kevin a text before I left the icehouse at 4AM...He replied within a minute...Wait for me!...

Along the way was eye candy, rabbits, coons, an armadillo, a gator on the edge of the road, two pigs and an owl sweeping across the road in front of me. All good signs of nature

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 9:52:05 AM

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Sunkist

Shell Beach, LA United States

In response to FEA111

I think it would be pretty cool if Sea
Tow would offer an
education/certification course on
proper boat towing. Then, the local Sea
Tow representative would have an army
of certified towers at his side. He
could hail a radio call when someone
breaks down and if a certified user is
in the location, quick assistance could
be offered. Renumeration to the
certified user might be a free
membership as well as a small fee for
the tow. I am a Sea Tow member. I broke
down last month 6 miles from dock and
was offered to be towed in by a nearby
boater. He really had no idea how to do
it so I set the tow lines up. Paid him
too(although he really did not want
anything!) I simply did not want to
wait for Sea Tow when I was so close to
dock. Plenty breakdowns happen within
10 miles of dock. Just saying!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 9:51:54 AM

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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

Think about it!

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Thanks,
Mike Lane

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 8:55:57 AM

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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

Coastal Conservation Association
Post Office Box 86458
Baton Rouge, LA 70879
Contact: Ryan Guerin
(225) 952-9200
www.CCALouisiana.com

NEWS RELEASE
July 30, 2014

Westside CCA Chapter to hold annual celebration of conservation

Academy Sports + Outdoors and Whitney Bank present the Westside Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association’s annual membership banquet and auction on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at the Carl F. Grant Civic Center in Plaquemine.

Tickets are $60 per person, which includes a one- year membership in CCA, admission, dinner and open bar. The evening will feature a live auction for some of the finest hunting and fishing trips in Louisiana as well as around the world.

Since fishing is the number one family pastime in America (and especially Louisiana), the CCA event will be an evening of family fun. Fishermen and fisherwomen are encouraged to bring the whole family. Special priced spouse/associate tickets available for $30 and youth tickets (17 & under) are only $25.

The Westside Chapter will raffle a 2014 Epic bay boat package at 9PM. Tickets are still available online or can be purchased the night of the banquet.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with an open bar. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m.; the program and auction begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets and corporate tables are available by calling Westside Chapter President Lauren Comeaux at (225) 975-0751 or CCA Assistant Director Ryan Guerin at (225) 952-9200.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 8:32:37 AM

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Barnacle Bill

Diamondhead, MS Unknown

In response to FEA111

Personally, I think it is more practical to transfer the towee members into the towing vessel, except for the skipper.

Good way to make new friends and easier on the towing engine....BB

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 1:00:12 AM

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yamatrout

meraux, LA USA

in response to dj  get yourself a couple
of 1/2 gold weedless spoons put a 2 inch
white curly tail grub on it for a
trailer. throw it along the edges of the
grass beds where ever you can especially
near moving water. another thing i like
is to rig up h and h black weedless frog
with a size 5 hook and throw it on top of
the grass beds and hop it out.when it
comes off the edge of the weed bed let it
sink for just a second. what a blast when
they hit it. oh yea better have power pro
or similar. hope this helps and good
luck.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 10:12:40 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

WINDY!

SO REDFISHING IT IS!

Had a fun day guiding Pete, Scott, Jade & Gilbert. We left out of the Delta Marina early with the wind stiff and building out the north early this morning.

Fishing live shrimp under a popping cork the guys worked hard for a beautiful catch of Redfish.

THANKS AGAIN PETE FOR ANOTHER TRIP!

Capt. Jody Donewar

504-453-1519

CaptainJodyDonewar.com

www.thedeltamarina.com

www.seatow.com

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 5:21:32 PM

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Ted

Buras, LA USA

towing. yikes. my concern has been the towed boat swinging wide on a turn and hitting something. never towed anyone fast, always bigger than me. someone can get hurt or  boat damaged doing about anything, last few things I broke, beats me how or what the heck I hit!  litigation crazy world.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 5:11:03 PM

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foxcraft

terrytown, LA USA

if you use the rope that belonge to the person you
are towing they can not sue you if there rope
causes any damage or injuries.   At is marathon
law.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 4:41:16 PM

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FEA111

Chalmette, LA USA

IN RESPONSE TO ALGIERS AND TOWING

1st off I have been a Sea Tow member since 06. I personally have towed 2 people in since then. It was for a short distance as I run an 18 ft flat with a 90. I would not hesitate to assist someone out of my range of towing power with a people transport or use of a cell phone or use of my on board battery jumper. One thing that concerns me when I see a tow in progress is the improper use of a tow rope with the rope just tied from the eye of the boat being towed to 1 location on the rear of boat doing the towing. The proper way to tow a boat is take a rope about 50 foot long which I do carry on board and connect 1st to either the left or right side rear of the towing boat and run the rope thru the front eye of the boat being towed and back to the opposite side rear of the tow boat. This triangle type rope  set up balances the load on the tow boat and I personally believe is much safer. Only if you have the power and the boat your towing is much  smaller would I tow ONLY as a last resort as when you take on this endeavor in to much of a capacity you WILL damage YOUR motor. Bottom line is I know Boats, Motors, and Trailers are very expensive to operate and maintain but feel all should be able to purchase Sea Tow as a maintenance item. I have never USED it bUT it is not a matter of if but WHEN.     

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 3:27:45 PM

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Occupational Hazard

Grand Isle, LA USA

Report for last Saturday 7/26/14: I had Mom (Momma P) and cousin Danny on board and they were ready for some action.  It was Danny's first offshore trip and boy did he get a treat.
We headed out from the island in the morning with a southwest wind blowing about 7 knots.  Couldn't make the long run today because it was a little bumpy, but it paid off. Stopped at 19 miles and decided to troll for the kings that have eluded me so far this year.  Momma P decided to run the boat and stay in the shade so I showed Danny how to put back the bait on the trolling rod and he was off.  By the time I had mine going back Danny had a good hit and hooked into about a 8# Bonita.  He was amazed at the fight.  As soon as we put the  baits back in, Danny had another hit and it was about a 30# Jack Crevalle.  The action was fast and we hardly got straight for another pull when another hit on Danny's line sent the reel screaming.  This one was the King we were looking for.  We continued trolling the area and caught fish after fish, some Jacks and some Kings.  One King came up under my bait and grabbed it as he flew 5 feet out of the water.  It was definitely the sight I have been looking for this year.  After one of the runs, we were catching our breath and Danny left his trolling bait about 3 feet in the water.  He looked down and said "sharks".  I ran over and looked down and just as I suspected, Lings!  I put on a live mullet and tried to get one but a small shark grabbed it first.  I told Danny to jerk his line when the Ling got close.  Sure enough, it was too hard to resist and Danny was on with his first Ling.  We were all wore out by 1:00 and decided to head in.  Total tally, 5 Kings and 1 Ling.  Momma P put us on 'em and Danny reeled 'em in one after another.  Very enjoyable day with them both.  TJ, let me know if you are ever this way.  We can hook up.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 3:07:35 PM

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hookiemonster

Metairie, La Unknown

In response to Algiers

As someone else(Secret?)said,don't try to tow someone on plane. Much to dangerous,so leave that to the experts.I have towed and been towed long distances.At 5 MPH it may take a while but there is a sense of well being just being under way.
Again, Sea Tow is the way to go today.Larger boats should consider twin engines.If boat is capable consider a small auxilliary "kicker",like a 10hp or so.I once came in from 20 miles off shore in a 20 foot Lamar with a 10hp kicker.Took 5 hours but I was "under way"sitting under a canvas top with a cool beverage.(diet coke)  

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 2:55:52 PM

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Algiers

New orleans, LA USA

In response to Secret Formula and Ted

Ted..take Secret's advice. Similiar thing happened to us late one evening down in Venice.  Ran across a stranded 20ft bay boat half hour before dark on the east side of the river. We were in a 26 footer with twin 115's so we figured we had the power the easily get him on a slide and across the river before dark. Wrong...because the rope popped and the driver of our boat wound up in the hospital.  No law suit or permanant damage but we were lucky to avoid a potentlially disastrous outcome.  Help out how you can, but leave the towing to the pro's.  

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 1:30:47 PM

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Capt. Tommy Pellegrin

Houma, LA USA

Mike Blanchard came with his wife and kids for a day on the water catching fish. Things got started at the first stop with the mangroves cooperating. I got up on the bow and started hooking fish and the kids were trying their best to stop them and get the mangrove s to the boat. Most would win their freedom but enough were making it to the box. Annie, Tommy and Joe took turns with getting the fish in the box. The highlight of the trip was feeding the fish while checking out the shrimp boats. We had fun feeding the fish but didn't find anything worth catching at them. This is the best kind of trip to do because I'm bringing this kind of joy to a family and the kids will remember these times forever. For your day on the water contact Capt Tommy Pellegrin.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 1:12:27 PM

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footsmonster

terrytown, LA United States

In response to Capt. Jody Donewar

You have the best job in the world.  After looking at that dock shot I'll pay to be your deckhand.  That's some nice uhhhh fish. Yeah that's what I wanted to say.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 12:41:32 PM

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Secret Formula

Algiers, La United States

In response to Ted

Ted, I understand and appreciate your willingness to help a fellow boater in distress, however I would strongly suggest that you NOT attempt to tow someone on plane regardless of your boat's ability. I did that once using a dedicated line I had for towing purposes. My boat was plenty powerful enough to plane the distressed boat. I inspected the line before deploying it and it looked fine, however during the tow it snapped and sprung back injuring a passenger of the towed boat. I ended up being sued, and lost. I will always help stranded boaters with "people" in distress, but I am not in the tow boat business. ARRIVE ALIVE!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 12:23:52 PM

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John Castelluccio, Jr.

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

In response to Sean R

SORRY, about the confusion---Capt. Christian corrected my statement---I was wrong and now stand corrected! We all are paying the ever increasing auto insurance rates, health care rates, home - owners' rates, accident insurance rates,etc---SO my question to ALL NON-SEA TOW MEMBERS---WHY NOT??? ps: Cost $169./year = $14./month. If you only fish twice a month, the cost is $7. per trip (a six-pack of beer) As Secret Formula says...Be Safe and 'ARRIVE ALIVE'! John Castelluccio, Jr.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 11:52:37 AM

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tigres

Abita Springs, LA USA

when does shrimp open up for the east side of the river??????????

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 11:48:54 AM

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mike lane

New Orleans, LA USA

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 10:59:35 AM

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