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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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RIGOLETS LOCAL CATCHING REPORT:

LAMB CHOPS!!!

The transition period is on fishing the Rigolets area.All local anglers have experienced one of the best Trout runs in years on the Trestles as you may all know but now the catching has shifted to the east. I have been covering a large area all the way from Lacomb reef to Flat Boat key.The last several trips have turned up with decent boxes of fish with some big Sheepshead finally showing up. The biggest Trout so far on my boat weighted in at 4 lb's and the biggest ram 10lb's. All fish were caught on Rigolets live shrimps rigged drop shot in 10 feet.

*****1 CHASING TAIL Charters LLC****

Established since 2002

Welcome aboard to fish with one of the oldest and most experience charter boat fishing company and guide service on the entire northern Gulf Coast region. We simply go to the best fishing grounds for each season and the species of fish you desire to catch.

Several boats with veteran captains on stand by year around for LARGE GROUPS with SPECIAL PRICING and CORPORATE DISCOUNT RATES(no groups are to big) !!!

Modern LODGING and RESTAURANTS with great local SEAFOOD just minutes away from The Rigolets Marina!!!

CUSTOM and EVENING TRIPS available at customer request!!!

*****ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ARE NOW ACCEPTED VISA - MASTER CARD - AMERICAN EXPRESS - DISCOVERY - VIA PAY PAL*****

Please visit my website for addition information www.fishinglouisiana.net

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FOR RESERVATIONS TO BOOK YOUR TRIP CALL 601-799-6193 or email 1chasingtail@att.net and I will personally put you on the fish and fun guaranteed!!!

Thank You ,

Capt.John Haller

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 10:29:44 AM

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Capt. Frank Moore/Fish with the King

Shell Beach, LA USA

ANOTHER GOOD DAY AT THE OFFICE!!!!! Capt. Steve and Logan do it again!!!!!!! They had the please of fishing with Patrick, John, Sandy, and Frankie from the Baton Rouge area. They picked up campos live shrimp on the way out. Got on a good bite and put their limit in the boat. Check out the picture and give us a call. We have some of the best captains in the area fishing with us. The bite is outstanding.

The fish are biting at the beach give us a call and get on the books @ 504-881-9966.

We have deluxe overnight accommodations.. You can use them with charters or fishing on your own.

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!!!!!!.

Before booking your next trip, check out the pictures we post every day!!!!!!!!

WHY WOULD YOU DO ANYTHING BUT FISH WITH THE KING!!!!!!! .

ONE CALL THAT’S ALL WE WILL DO THE REST !!!!!!

GIVE US A CALL FOR PRICING AND TO BOOK YOU’RE NEXT FISHING ADVENTURE. OUR PRICE INCLUDES GAS, BAIT ICE, FISHING EQUIPMENT, AND FISH CLEANING!!!!!!!!

WE HAVE 4 BOATS WAITING TO TAKE YOU ON YOUR NEXT FISHING TRIP. WE HAVE ACCOMMODATIONS ON THE BAYOU FOR YOUR GROUPS. .

Come down and live like a king while you Fish With The King!

Give us a call at 504 887 4960 or 504 881 9966 (cell). You'll be glad that you did!!

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 9:36:37 AM

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robert gossen

Rayne, LO USA

This is why we have a week
of snapper fishing.   
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Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 8:55:35 AM

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Waterfowl Specialitst Guide Service

Delacroix, LA USA

Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 11:05:19 PM

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Gary Falgout

Carencro, LA USA

To Robert Gossen,

"Share the Gulf" . What a joke. They are selling
thousands of pounds of snapper for dog food in
the name of "Sharing the Gulf"  When will the
rest of us recreational fishermen get our share?

Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 10:01:16 PM

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Capt. Kerry Audibert-Ought To Be Fishing Charters

Shell Beach , LA USA

PRETTY FISH IN THE SOUND…..

I had the pleasure of hosting a United Rentals team- building event. Guys cooked out at the lodge and had a big spread of steaks, bbq ribs, beans, you name it. Had 4 boats running. Capts. Jonathan, Danny, and Jackamo contributed to the slaughter. Outstanding fish bites and quality was the icing on the cake. All boats limited out on pretty trout and had a couple redfish in the bunch. Great time with this crew as usual and look forward to the rest of the year.

All fish were caught with 13 Fishing Green and Black Omen Rods teamed up with FINS WINDTAMER BRAID on Campo’s Live Shrimp under corks.

Come see why we have such a repeat clientele and keep our groups coming back! Some people tell you about all the fish they catch…our pictures prove it. NO FISH NO PAY GUARANTEE!!

For reservations call, 504-259-5304 or feel free to email CaptKerry@bellsouth.net

WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF THE BIG TROUT RUN AND THEY ARE BITING LIKE CRAZY! CALENDAR IS BOOKED SOLID THROUGH JULY, DON’T WAIT TO RESERVE YOUR DATE AND GET STUCK BOOKING WITH JUST "ANY" GUIDE SERVICE. COME SEE WHY WE HAVE SUCH A REPEAT CLIENTELE. YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID!!!!

Also be sure to check out our website @ www.CaptKerry.net or "LIKE" us on FACEBOOK CLICK HERE

Premier Overnight Accommodations, Multiple Boat Trips (NO Group is Too Big), Corporate Rates, and Evening Trips are Available!!!

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Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 6:01:43 PM

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Robert gossen

Rayne, LA USA

SNAPPER FISHERMAN go to "share the gulf"
and check the supporters! Found a few in
Lafayette that I will not eat at. Good
luck next week!!!!!

Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 5:10:34 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

           TEAM JO-JO

Bay Flat Sr. and Yamaha Dream Machine performed as expected, Big Ron, Big Lucy, (Big Don best half) and Oneofthepack had a fun day at our Disney World known as Delacroix Island. It was real nice to have a first mate and a second mate on board, had two voice operated power poles on board, aft & forward.

SIGNS:

• Loveofthepack and family went to French Quarter Wednesday & Thursday, Oneofthepack back out and stayed home and rested up for today’s trip.
• Not wild life sightings along Hwy 11 or 90
• Met up at 4:00 am at Team Jo-Jo meeting place, Waffle House in Chalmette
• Big Don & Big Lucy where in the restaurant waiting for Oneofthepack to show, stuck my head in you guys want to eat, no says them, let’s go says I, early bird gets the spot.
• Loaded up the FOTD transporter for a quick run to the boat slip
• Transferred all gear from  tuck to Bay Flat Sr.
• Off to Lionel’s for some go juice, ice, and dead bait for Big Lucy
• Our timing was a little off, had to wait about 1 minutes for daylight to come so I could see where I was running.
• Off to spot # 6 to start the day
• Got lost crossing Little, it was a little rough, I put my head down to look at something and it was all over, we putted around for about 15 minutes trying to figure out where we were. Stopped a commercial fisherperson, asked which way was it to north / south pipeline.  He pointed to a direction, but it different then what GPS said. Putted around Some more, saw a boat headed over to them to ask them, but would you believe we were right at spot # 14, told crew I know where I am now.

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• E.S.E wind 15-18 mph steady all day
• Partly cloudy, mostly Sunny & clear
• Mild to warm temps
• Water level up 14”
• Water Temp 78.9 F
• Caught the beginning of a rising tide, perfect timing
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 4 minus, brown and sandy looking
• Spot 6 was a little crowed had 5—6 boats in the area.

TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:

• Have fun
• Have Big Lucy reach her goal , (she set) of 10 fish for the day
• Catch a bunch of fish for Big Don & Big Lucy, they indicated the bunch we caught in November just ran out about 2 weeks ago, they needed more for freezer
• Find A spot number with the four fundamentals of catching:
 Wind at your back
 Moving water
 Water clarity
 Holding fish
 This a real easy task for us today, based on Intel of last trip, we hoping they still there, still it was.
• Anchor up cast & retrieve 37t, 16d, through up current, let lure run along the bottom, reel in real slow, (you want to feel every shell along the bottom, work it ALL the way back to the boat and up the drop off) give it a little twitch every now and then.
• Oak River Troll 8t, 1f
• Corks nothing

LURE DU JOUR:

• Another purple day. 3” H&H purple beetle matched up with ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook, which is all it took
• Matrix Shad Lemon Drop could not find any fish interested in them today.
• Shrimp on a purple beetle produce a few drum, and cat fish
• Really did not need any live or dead bait for this trip

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

Spot # 6 (37)t, (16)d, #14 (8)t, (1)f, stopped fishing at 12:40 turned the Bay Flat Sr. north for a quick run in, me think we left them biting, slow along the bottom.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• (45) Silverwonders (17) throw backs
• (1) Flounder
• (16) Drum
• (1) Croaker
• (1) Fresh water cat
• (1) Hardhead
• (1) Stick, Big Lucy said to make sure I mention her catch
• (8) Oyster shells
• (2) Bottoms
• (1) bushel of grass
• (3) Tangled lines
• No food / no drinks, just the way I like it
• Spending the morning with 2 of the almost bet fisherperson I know
• Big Lucy to practice casting at her house, she needs to be able to cast as far as Oneofthepack can, or she will have to walk the plank on next trip
• Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one!!!!!!

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Big Don was first to draw blood, and even managed to contribute to the box, and with his BIG Silverwonders he could be fisherperson of the day.

Big Lucy took the stick category, caught most of the drum, and had a run with the Silverwonders, but her casting technique caused her some concern, me think you need to cast more than 6 feet from the Bay Flat Sr. to be in the strike zone. Come on Big Lucy practice you’re casting before or next trip.

Oneofthepack was Oneofthepack, had a run with the Silverwodners, manage to keep up with drum, and caught the only flounder, but me think the BIG Silverwodners caught my Big Don, makes him fisherperson of the day.

SUGGESTIONS:

Get an early start, catch the tide change, find a current line and fish it hard.

PONDER OF THE DAY:


“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor fisherperson perfected without trials”

Loveofthepack has plans, off the water till Sunday that is a long time for one who lives for the chase of the Silverwonders, guess I will not wash my hands to preserve the smell to remind me of our last trip, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

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Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 4:09:22 PM

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Capt. Frank Moore/Fish with the King

Shell Beach, LA USA

LIMITS AGAIN!!!!!!!! Capt Steve and Logan ran the William Stewart group from Birmingham, Alabama. William Stewart his friends Craig, Ward, and Todd came in the night before their trip and Capt Steve served a great dinner. Grilled amberjack, gumbo, shrimp, homemade pie and more! The guys could not say enough about how good the dinner was. The fishing report is another outstanding day of fishing. The guys caught 111 pretty speckled trout. The fish were eating campos live shrimp like pop corn. Talk about a fun morning. We have a few days open In June and have openings in July. We can handle any size group you want to bring. One call that's all. Let us show you some of the best fishing in Southeast, LA.

The fish are biting at the beach give us a call and get on the books @ 504-881-9966.

We have deluxe overnight accommodations.. You can use them with charters or fishing on your own.

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!!!!!!.

Before booking your next trip, check out the pictures we post every day!!!!!!!!

WHY WOULD YOU DO ANYTHING BUT FISH WITH THE KING!!!!!!! .

ONE CALL THAT’S ALL WE WILL DO THE REST !!!!!!

GIVE US A CALL FOR PRICING AND TO BOOK YOU’RE NEXT FISHING ADVENTURE. OUR PRICE INCLUDES GAS, BAIT ICE, FISHING EQUIPMENT, AND FISH CLEANING!!!!!!!!

WE HAVE 4 BOATS WAITING TO TAKE YOU ON YOUR NEXT FISHING TRIP. WE HAVE ACCOMMODATIONS ON THE BAYOU FOR YOUR GROUPS. .

Come down and live like a king while you Fish With The King!

Give us a call at 504 887 4960 or 504 881 9966 (cell). You'll be glad that you did!!

E-mail: fishwiththeking@att.net

 
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Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 9:42:17 AM

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Slidell, LA USA

Fathers Day is right around the corner, you still have enough time to order a Custom Rod for your Father. Made with his favorite Fish Skinz, likeness. Redfish, Speckled Trout, Red Snapper, Wahoo, MahiMahi, you name it, and your own logo as well, the prices are more than reasonable, and a Unique Gift that you can't find any where else! Order your today!

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 10:03:56 PM

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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 9:25:53 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

GREAT DAY FOR LOST SOULS FISHING TEAM!

We got a break in the wind today and we smoked em!

It is late and I am tired but will follow up tomorrow.

CHECK OUT OUR PHOTO FROM TODAY!

Capt. Jody Donewar

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 8:53:01 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA United States

In response to Michael

Hi Michael

Thank you for following us on RodnReel.com

Yes I am human and sometimes these fish remind me of that!

Glad it is not often! LOL!

TIGHT LINES TO YOU!

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 8:46:47 PM

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Sweetwater Marina

Delacroix, L USA

We launched quit a few boats today at
Sweetwater Marina on Delacroix Island.  We had
some anglers scouting for the Redfish
Tournament out of Hopedale or Shellbeach this
weekend and they seemed to do pretty well.  
Trout were biting too with some folks doing really
well.  Overall most seemed to catch a decent
amount of fish today, some caught more and
some caught less, but that's fishing.  If you can
get away you should definetly try come on down
this weekend, the fishing should be good and we
would love to see you.  We have live shrimp.  If
you would like to make a great fishing trip call
us.  Capt. Jack can take you during the week
and we have some great Captains who can take
you on the weekend.  So come on down to the
second launch on Delacroix Island, Sweetwater
Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, Tony and
Jessie get you started.  They will put your boat in
the water, put you on the fish, and when you
return with an ice chest full of fish they'll clean
'em and bag 'em for you.  And while you are
here ask to check out our lodging.  It's the best
deal in Delacrolix - sleeps 6, free launch,
kitchenette, cable, wifi. BBQ pit - all for just $159
a night.  Just wake up and fish.  Whatever you
need to make your fishing trip a success, we
probably have it in our baitshop, including maps
and helpful tips from Mr. Ronnie and Tony.  
Anything we can do to help make your trip fun,
successful and safe - just ask.  We would love to
see you at Sweetwater Marina, the marina that
loves their customers.  And remember we are
the second launch.

If you are interested in a charter or lodging
please call 504-342-2368.  A smalll deposit will
hold your reservation.  Hope to see you soon.  

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 6:00:29 PM

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Capt. Kerry Audibert-Ought To Be Fishing Charters

Shell Beach , LA USA

SHELL BEACH REPORT…..

I had the pleasure of having Dave Smith with United Rental for 2 days. He brought along Jared Pinder, Mark Williams, Enuss Williamson on day 1 and Cody Gilbert and Jason Vinson on day 2. Both days the fish ate up for us and we had early days. Chef extraordinaire Capt. Dane came and put on a spread of trout almandine, shrimp etouffee, Caesar salad, and Bavarian cream pastries. The guys had another outstanding time as usual!

All fish were caught with 13 Fishing Green and Black Omen Rods teamed up with FINS WINDTAMER BRAID on Campo’s Live Shrimp under corks.

Come see why we have such a repeat clientele and keep our groups coming back! Some people tell you about all the fish they catch…our pictures prove it. NO FISH NO PAY GUARANTEE!!

For reservations call, 504-259-5304 or feel free to email CaptKerry@bellsouth.net

WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF THE BIG TROUT RUN AND THEY ARE BITING LIKE CRAZY! CALENDAR IS BOOKED SOLID THROUGH JULY, DON’T WAIT TO RESERVE YOUR DATE AND GET STUCK BOOKING WITH JUST "ANY" GUIDE SERVICE. COME SEE WHY WE HAVE SUCH A REPEAT CLIENTELE. YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID!!!!

Also be sure to check out our website @ www.CaptKerry.net or "LIKE" us on FACEBOOK CLICK HERE

Premier Overnight Accommodations, Multiple Boat Trips (NO Group is Too Big), Corporate Rates, and Evening Trips are Available!!!

****WE ACCEPT VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AND NOW TAKING AMERICAN EXPRESS****

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Charles Abbyad

New Orleans, LA USA

Got up this morning not a single chime singing o my front porch. Great the weatherman erred and its not going to be a 10 to 15 mph day. Wrong. By the time I launched from Myrtle Grove the wind was a stiff 10mph.No problem since I was taking out my good friend Sean Wilkerson (of The Bank)I decided i will still try to fish the cat islands. When I got to to what was bay long island the only bite that i could get was Croakers. We persisted and 3 hours later we had 39 trout on ice. When we ran out of shrimp we switched to minnows. When the minnows were gone we switched Matrix shad ultra violet. both the minnows and matrix shad resulted in bigger trout. we then proceeded to bay laurier and caught 2 keeper drum.Most of the trout were caught on live shrimp and there were only 3 throwbacks.The best of all there were no shrimp boats in sight.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 2:32:53 PM

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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 2:23:08 PM

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FishNetwork

Metairie, LA USA

Seems like the winds will not give us a break right now.

I purchased a new rod from Puglia's a few weeks back.
It is a Fenwick HMX 6'6" rod
Line rating 4 - 12 lbs
I have used it a couple of times, and it works fine for my fishing needs.
It cast well, so long as not into the Wind.
I got a Shimano Stradic FK HG - Frontdrag spinning reel, Hagane concept to go with the new rod.
Very smooth
Even after a long day fishing, no problem.
Will see how it holds up over the years.

May not get a chance to try it out this week due to the wind forecast.
Stay Safe My Friends.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 1:05:24 PM

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Michael

Westwego, LA United States

In response to Capt. Jody Donewar

It's nice to know that you are actually human!

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 12:07:10 PM

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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 11:24:00 AM

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Dockside Bait and Tackle

Slidell, LA USA

Dockside Bait and Tackle

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 9:53:47 AM

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Waterfowl Specialist Guide Service

Shell Beach, LA USA

Waterfowl Specialist Guide Service

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 9:47:08 AM

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Wanda Stewart

Slidell, LA USA

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 9:44:14 AM

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Sunkist

Shell Beach, LO USA

Fished out of Hopedale yesterday with
Mr Gerald Horst, marine biologist and
author, on board to do a story about
fishing corks and the best way to
utilize them. Headed down the MRGO
only to find much stiffer SE winds
than was forecast. Did manage to get
out to end of long rocks but water
was too dirty. Tried a few stops
along rocks coming back to no avail.
fished some birds, only caught
sailcats. By 10 am only had three
trout. Worked our way further inside
to find calmer and cleaner water and
it was game on. We boated two limits
of specks and couple of reds to boot.
All caught on several different
versions of VersaMaxx corks and live
shrimp three to four feet deep. We
popped them like crazy to get the
attention needed. Tried plastics for
a while(used a voodoo shrimp and a
lemonhead Matrix). They worked but
action was much slower. Back to the
live ones and it was very fast
action, we were spoiled I guess. I
must say they were the largest group
of trout I ever caught this close in.
Averaged 16 inches with a couple over
4lbs. Mr Horst will have a full
writeup with pic's in Louisiana
Sportsman mag sometime soon. Btw,
there were over 30 boats I counted
just nearby the area we fished. I
thought maybe it was Saturday for a
moment!

Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 9:40:29 AM

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Secrtet Formula

Algiers, La United States

In response to reelseaman

My friend, what an excursion!  Only to be had in our
great state….
ARRIVE ALIVE!!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 11:05:36 PM

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reelseaman

new orleans, LO USA

Well I'd had enough of dealing with
customers and attorneys and headed out
Monday morning. Got out of BSM just
before sunrise and headed for Treasure
Bay. Diving birds everywhere and more
wind than forecast. Little Tiki doesn't
like wind. Casting under the birds
resulted in sail cats. After 3 I moved
out to the next flock and same slimy
sail cats. Drifted the oyster beds
(moving westerly) along the first
island and damn near lost my rod to the
strike. After 20 plus minutes I finally
netted the 40 inch black drum.
Continuing to drift I spent another
hour fighting 3 more monster black
drum. Took a pic of the last one.

When I got to the point that familiar
tap tap started and the trout were
coming over the side almost every cast.
Unfortunately most were 11 3/4 inches.
An oyster man came up and started
working his beds just upstream and
water clarity dropped to nothing at the
boat and the bite ended. Worked all the
points on the island and moved SE
towards Christmas lake hitting very
point till the current stopped picking
up a few more here and there.

Never having fished the area I decided
to go exploring. Hit every trenasse,
pond and small bayou I could find and
get into taking notes on future
possibilities. Caught some rat reds
here an there. Had a nice 25 to 30
incher cut the line on the prop heading
out of a trenasse barely wider than my
boat.

Saw a couple birds diving into a pond
and as I was trying to skinny up the
little trenasse I was met head on with
a dolphin headed out. We both stopped.
I couldn't turn around. Hell I only had
about 12 inches on either side of the
tiki. I slowly moved to the front and
gently set my pole in the mud no more
than 9 or 10 inches from his snout and
began polling out. Everytime I lifted
the pole he'd move up to the bow. When
I finally got to where he could go by
he just stayed at the bow. He wouldn't
go alongside the tiki. So another 10
minutes of polling and I pushed into
open water. He stayed at the bow. I sat
down in my seat and thought about the
situation. I reached down in the bait
bucket grabbed a handful o shrimp and
tossed them off to the side of him. He
moved quickly towards them and
dissappeared. I was glad I didn't spook
him but I'll never know what or why he
didn't leave when he had the chance.

I grabbed a favorite beverage out of
the cooler, dropped the motor and
headed to port with another smile on my
face. One with nature on another
beautiful day in our beautiful coastal
marshes.

Till next time

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 7:22:12 PM

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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

Bad dreams (for me).

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 6:01:13 PM

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Sweetwater Marina

Delacroix, L USA

It's been a little windy down here on Delacroix
Island for the last couple of days but the fishing
is still pretty decent with plenty of Reds and
Trout being caught on the inside.  So if you have
the opportunity now is great time to head to
Sweetwater Marina and do some fishing in the
beautiful marshes of Delacroix Island.  We have
live shrimp and would love to see you.  If you
would like to make a great fishing trip call us.  
Capt. Jack can take you during the week and we
have some great Captains who can take you on
the weekend.  So come on down to the second
launch on Delacroix Island, Sweetwater Marina,
and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, Tony and Jessie
get you started.  They will put your boat in the
water, put you on the fish, and when you return
with an ice chest full of fish they'll clean 'em and
bag 'em for you.  And while you are here ask to
check out our lodging.  It's the best deal in
Delacrolix - sleeps 6, free launch, kitchenette,
cable, wifi. BBQ pit - all for just $159 a night.  
Just wake up and fish.  Whatever you need to
make your fishing trip a success, we probably
have it in our baitshop, including maps and
helpful tips from Mr. Ronnie and Tony.  Anything
we can do to help make your trip fun, successful
and safe - just ask.  We would love to see you at
Sweetwater Marina, the marina that loves their
customers.  And remember we are the second
launch.

If you are interested in a charter or lodging
please call 504-342-2368.  A smalll deposit will
hold your reservation.  Hope to see you soon.  

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 5:37:07 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

ANOTHER WINDY DAY HERE IN EMPIRE, LA!

This morning we had the pleasure to guide regulars David & Deena French from Knoxville , TN.

We left out early with the wind kicking out the southeast once again.

We found some clean water in a protected area and stayed on it all morning.

The bite was slower than slow at times. We worked for em. David & Deena put 36 pretty Speckled Trout on ice with to many throwbacks to count.

It will be nice to work a calm day when it finally happens! LOL!

BIG THANKS TO DAVID & DEENA!

WE HAVE A FEW OPEN DAYS TO FISH WITH US IN JULY! THE RIVER IS RIGHT & THE FISH BITE!

Capt. Jody Donewar

504-453-1519

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 2:19:58 PM

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New Orleans, LA USA

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 12:20:14 PM

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New Orleans, LA USA

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 12:03:24 PM

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New Orleans, LA USA

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 11:09:35 AM

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FishNetwork

Metairie, LA USA

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Sweetwater Marina is the second launch on the Right in Delacroix.

* Full Service Marina that offers access to Bayou Gentilly, Four Horse Lake, Twin Pipelines and many other areas

Waffle House is a good meeting place as Team Jo Jo can attest.
Ask Captain Jack about marking up your map for areas to fish now.

He will be glad to help.
I don't always launch out of Delacroix, but when I do, I launch at Sweetwater Marina.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 7:29:35 AM

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Capt. Kerry Audibert-Ought To Be Fishing Charters

Shell Beach , LA USA

ANOTHER GREAT DAY AT THE BEACH…..

I had the pleasure of fishing with Mitch and the gang again for the second day. Capt. Jonathan pitched in on this one. We headed for the sound but stopped short and got on an outstanding trout bite. The fish were eating up Campos shrimp like popcorn! Capt. Jonathan had the same scenario working in his area where he stopped. Polished off the trout and then looked nearby for a few redfish at the redfish mecca. Got lucky and pounded out a limit of them too. Capt. J came by and did almost as well with them. Got the guys back to the dock well before noon. Fishing right now is outstanding right here just minutes outside of New Orleans!

All fish were caught with 13 Fishing Green and Black Omen Rods teamed up with FINS WINDTAMER BRAID on Campo’s Live Shrimp under corks.

Come see why we have such a repeat clientele and keep our groups coming back! Some people tell you about all the fish they catch…our pictures prove it. NO FISH NO PAY GUARANTEE!!

For reservations call, 504-259-5304 or feel free to email CaptKerry@bellsouth.net

WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF THE BIG TROUT RUN AND THEY ARE BITING LIKE CRAZY! CALENDAR IS BOOKED SOLID THROUGH JULY, DON’T WAIT TO RESERVE YOUR DATE AND GET STUCK BOOKING WITH JUST "ANY" GUIDE SERVICE. COME SEE WHY WE HAVE SUCH A REPEAT CLIENTELE. YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID!!!!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 5:05:40 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

BREEZY ON THE DELTA!

This morning we had the pleasure to guide Ryan, Landon, Steve & Dalton from Baton Rouge, LA. It was their first trip with us!

We left out of Delta Marina early with the wind building out the east southeast.

We fished in protected waters sticking and moving all morning as the wind increased as the day went on. Fishing live shrimp under popping corks, persistence paid off once again.

The guys did a hell of a job boating over 100 Speckled Trout with 70 fish being keepers.

BIG THANKS TO RYAN, LANDON, STEVE & DALTON!

WE HAVE A FEW OPEN DAYS TO FISH WITH US IN JULY!

Capt. Jody Donewar

504-453-1519

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 3:19:29 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

              TEAM JO-JO

On the way in form our trip today we saw Big Al and his crew, (Big Claire, Big Brady, & Big Jaxon, (Action Jaxon)) fishing out of the boat that was halfway in the slip, this caught the eye of Big Ronnie and Oneofthepack we just had to stop by and talk to all on board, to see who caught the biggest fish.

When question was asked (re: biggest fish) all hands pointed to Big Brady, seem he had a big gar to his credit, and Big Jaxon was also in the running with his catch. It was a major decisions as to who would be Fisherperson of the day, but after looking at Big Claire, we (Big Ron & Oneofthepack ) felt it best that we have (2) winners for this outing, congratulations to both.

Big Brady & Big Jaxon are both avid readers of RonNReel.com hope they get the opportunity to view this report, along with all the other very informative reports posted daily.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 2:46:33 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

             TEAM JO-JO

Just like when coaches complain to the ref’s about their ability/s to call a game, and they sometime effect the calling of the remaining game, Oneofthepack feels as thou he may experience the same type situation by my statement that our Disney World known as Delacroix Island had no bites / fish, this comment based on Sunday trip. Me feel the fish god & nature was out to prove a point today, she gave us the most perfect day of CATCHING that we have had in a long time. Big Ronnie (aka Wildman, aka Dago) was first mate today, he and Oneofthepack had a goal of 15 Silverwonders today, and she almost tripled that twice.

SIGNS:

• Fished Sat & Sun
• Took Monday off, Loveofthepack suggested me rest, she also said I cannot make 2 trips in a row, it is too much for me, not as young as I use to be.
• Loveofthepack also said me cannot go fishing on a day when we have something plan that evening, cause me cannot stay / keep up with the group to tired.
• Oneofthepack agreed with everything Loveofthepack stated, with 2 exceptions, (1) need to change word CANNOT too SHOULD NOT, cause when I’m dead I will have all the CANNOT’s to look forward to, (2) I guess cause she never mention 3 or 4 days in a row, they OK.
• On rest day took Daughterofthepack and grandkidsofthepack to breakfast at Waffle House, (table for (5), food was great, but little one Big Vienne (3) had a complaint, she did not like how her hash browns where cooked and she let the waitress and cook know it.
• After breakfast took the youngings to scoop bait with their new net, they were amazed how much life was around edge of bayou and in the grass, we had grass shrimp, minnows, crawfish, and many other critters. Told them next time we will get bait then go catch some fish with it.
• Meet up with Big Ronnie at  Team Jo-Jo’s official meeting place, (Waffle House in Chalmette) for 4:30 AM went off with no problems, everybody on time
• Quick breakfast, cook, Jack did a fine job, stop by and tell him hi next time you go out.
• Not many boats on Hwy, gas stations, or launches
• Made it to the Bay Flat Sr. she looked happy to see us and Yamaha Dream Machine kicked off like she had some place to go and was in a hurry to get there.
• Stop at Lionel’s for ice
• Off to spot # 6

CONDITIONS


• Perfect, perfect. Perfect
• Wind E.S.E 10-12 mph
• Sunny & Clear
• Mild temps, stopped fishing at 10:30 AM, just about the time it was going to get hot.
• Low humidity
• Water temp 83.7 F
• Water level 14” +
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7, when we first got their it was a 6 plus, as tide came in went to a 4 minus, brown and sandy looking
• Just the begging of a rising tide, perfect, perfect, when wind picked up current picked up
• Saw 1 boat in our area

TECHNIQUE / STRATGEY:

• Have fun
• Get a few fish for Big Ronnie
• Used intel from Saturday and Sunday trip to plan todays trip
• Find A spot number with the four fundamentals of catching:
 Wind at your back
 Moving water
 Water clarity
 Holding fish
 This a real easy task for us today, we could not make a wrong call
• Reach our goal of 15 Silverwonders
• Anchor up cast  (up current) & retrieve let current run lure along  the bottom ,bounce lure as it went along the bottom, work ALL the way back to boat (55)t caught
• Bites stopped at 8:30 AM time for the Oak River Troll
• Oak River Troll (16)t, (7)d
• No try corks
• No live or dead bait used all lures

LURE DU JOUR:

Today a purple day, 3” H&H purple beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook, which is all it took, caught all but 1 fish.

Started out  with 3/8 Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, but we had a start of rising tide water not moving that fast so went to ¼ oz. head to allow the lure to glide along the bottom and not drag along the bottom, BINGO, stayed with that all day. Silverwodners would not touch Lemon Drop today.


AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

Spot # 6 (55) t, (7) d, 14 (15) t, stopped fishing at 10:30 turned the Bay Flat Sr. north for a quick smooth ride back to the slip.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• (71) Silverwonders
• (7) Drum
• (4) Oyster shells
• (1) Bushel of grass
• (2) tangled lines
• No hook ups on the bottom
• Only used about 10 H&H beetles, lost no heads
• Food, snacks, drinks fit for a king, thanks to Big Mel, thanks Mel
• Learned / confirmed Team Jo-Jo’s motto “YOU GOT TO GO TO KOW” still holds true
• Relaxing morning with the best fisherperson I know, Big Ronnie is the man
• Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

SUGGESTIONS:

• “YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW”
• Be at your honey hole for the changing of the tides
• Early fisherperson gets the spot
• 3” H&H purple beetle, don’t leave home without them, along with a bunch of H&H ¼ oz. round white heads with gold hook. If you cannot find them email we and we will tell you how to get them quickly.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Big Brady, see next post

PONDER OF THE DAY:

Catching is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to catching. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Due to reasons out of Oneofthepack’ s control, (Loveofthepack has control) will be off the water all the way to Friday, that is a long time to be away from our Disney World known as Delacroix Island, especially after today’s trip, “nothing will end well, if all wells is not happy” see you all out and about.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 2:25:48 PM

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New Orleans, LA USA

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 1:46:54 PM

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New Orleans, LA USA

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 12:22:44 PM

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Capt JS

baton rouge, LO USA

Agree on the windy conditions this year
worse ever. Down for the week end. Great
tides for GI but to smart to make that
run and get beat up. We stayed close and
had some great bass and flounder
fishing. We caught the grand slam and
the reds would not leave the bass baits
alone. So glad we did not make the run
to GI with some of the storms we waited
out at the cmap. Lafitte trout fishing
is now South for sure only caught a few
trout close to camp.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 10:45:54 AM

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Speck Chaser

Mande ille, LA USA

Seems like it has been windy and rainy every
time I've panned a trip this spring. This Saturday
everything came together and we had a fun trip

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 9:54:04 AM

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Secret Formula

Algiers, LA USA

Sunday's catch

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 9:04:47 AM

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Secrtet Formula

Algiers, La United States

In response to The Louisiana Fisherman

Yes that was I.  I dont know another person in SE
Louisiana that fishes from a Formula boat, and you
are also correct when you said the wind built as the
day went on.  By 10:00 it was blowing steady 15 to
20+, and as stated in my post the fishing conditions
were very difficult.

But to answer your questions as to how I managed
to catch a limit Sunday involves server factors.  I'll
try and break it down without sounding pretenious.

1) Knowledge.  I've fished that area for over 50 years
and know where to fish and when the fish should be
staged on different structure during given periods of
the tide cycle, and the tide was perfect for fishing on
Sunday.
2) Confidence. I had complete confidence in my
knowledge and methods of fishing.  I was fishing
with croakers and knew even given the conditions
that when I found the fish I'd catch them.
3) Equipment.  I had a sturdy boat beneath me and
knew I'd be safe even if the conditions worsened.  
Also, my rode consists of 75' of 8 briat line with 10'
of chain on a danforth anchor.  Although I only
deployed about 30' of line, that coupled with the
chain assured that I would hold position even being
in the fetch of a 20 mph wind in Barataria.

As for your not hailing me, you were certainly
welcome to and had I been on the bite at that time
I'd have called you in provided you could have
comfortably / safely made it.

Hopefully one day we'll meet and I'll have the
pleasure of shaking your hand because you too are
truly a fisheman for having continued on fishing
under those conditions Sunday regardless of your
success.

Until we meet,
ARRIVE ALIVE!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 7:54:22 AM

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Wanda Stewart

Slidell , LA USA

Monday, May 23, 2016 @ 9:58:37 PM

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Lake Catherine Island Marina

Slidell, LA USA

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The Louisiana Fisherman

Myrtle Gove, LA USA

Launched Sunday morning out of Myrtle
Grove Marine. Forecast was supposed to be
clear, with 6-8 mph winds. Ran to Barataria
bay to start around Manilla Village. Arrived to
an overcast, ominous sky. The wind was
already blowing at around 10. Buoy say's it
got up to 23 while we were out there. Bite
was slow, moved around a bit throughout the
day, ending with 6 trout and 1 red.

Secret Formula, I don't know how you got
your limit with those winds Especially fishing
further south than I did. Also, I'm assuming
that was you running ahead of me in
Wilkerson (picture is blurry). I told myself I
was going to hit you up on the VHF, but
never did.

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Monday, May 23, 2016 @ 9:43:47 PM

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Capt. Kerry Audibert-Ought To Be Fishing Charters

Shell Beach , LA USA

GOOD DAY AT THE OFFICE…..

Had the pleasure of fishing with Mitch McClure of LDS Lighting Design and Sales out of Memphis TN. He brought along Jeremy Vinson Stuart Irby Co., Mike Hubbard, Jeremy McCallister of Delta Electric, Brad Davis MSB Construction, and Brandon Rowland of Fourroux Prothetics. My crew fished trout and Capt Danny fished redfish. It was start and stop for us most of the morning, but we sealed the deal early enough to join Capt. Danny at the redfish mecca. Pulled up right next door and started catching them cast after cast. The only problem was the bulk were just over the mark and had to be released. Got their fill of thrills and took it to the house.

All fish were caught with 13 Fishing Green and Black Omen Rods teamed up with FINS WINDTAMER BRAID on Campo’s Live Shrimp under corks.

Come see why we have such a repeat clientele and keep our groups coming back! Some people tell you about all the fish they catch…our pictures prove it. NO FISH NO PAY GUARANTEE!!

For reservations call, 504-259-5304 or feel free to email CaptKerry@bellsouth.net

WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING OF THE BIG TROUT RUN AND THEY ARE BITING LIKE CRAZY! CALENDAR IS BOOKED SOLID THROUGH JULY, DON’T WAIT TO RESERVE YOUR DATE AND GET STUCK BOOKING WITH JUST "ANY" GUIDE SERVICE. COME SEE WHY WE HAVE SUCH A REPEAT CLIENTELE. YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID!!!!

Also be sure to check out our website @ www.CaptKerry.net or "LIKE" us on FACEBOOK CLICK HERE

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Capt. Johnny Nunez

Shell Beach, LA USA


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I had the pleasure of fishing with Kevin, Jeff, and Kurt today. We made sure to get a pretty good start on the day. Everyone loaded up, then we set out on our trip into the "Sound". The guys had a great time. They also got a thrill of the day. The guys ended the day with the limit of some nice and pretty Trout!

All fish caught 2' under a popping cork using Campo's live bait.


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Give us a call for your next adventure. No trip will be considered too big or too small. No one will be considered too young or too old. Everyone is welcome to fish with us. We accommodate everyone for a fun filled day of excitement.


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John Castelluccio, Jr.

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

F. Y. I.:  As suggested by Stanley
Fink aka: 'oneofthepack' AND WITH Mike
Lane's permission to allow or delete--
-LAST WEEK (Wednesday-18th), found out
that the LOUISIANA DEPT. OF
TRANSPORTATION is getting ready to
start repairs on the Highway 11 bridge
and that the repairs are supposed to
last for FIVE
YEARS...implementation/fencing may
start as soon as this weekend!?

SLIDELL SIDE/ALL of the area directly
opposite from the back-down TITE's
launch will be cleared and fenced in
for heavy equipment, tractors,
materials, etc...It is believed all of
the properties (on hwy.11) EAST of
Vera's Rat's Nest Road is PRIVATE!?!?

The launch is 'supposed' to REMAIN
open BUT LAUNCH-side PARKING WILL BE
VERY LIMITED---FIRST COME FIRST
SERVED!  John Castelluccio, Jr.

Monday, May 23, 2016 @ 4:10:37 PM

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