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mike from abita

Abita Springs, LA USA

Still waiting for mike Lane or someone to explain tide chart with fishing forcast///Does not seem tide makes the fishing forcast change to me// so what changes it?  example Friday low sat a 10 sun low again please explain

Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 12:26:55 PM

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Capt. Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service

Venice, LA USA

Rain, rain, rain, but the redfish are on FIRE down in Venice.

We fished Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday evening.

Thursday evening I had 2 customers and we caught well over 100 redfish with 15 nice keepers, plus 2 black drums, 1 flounder, 3 sheepsheads and 10 trout. Not bad for leaving the dock at 2pm and stopping fishing for 6pm.

Friday we went out around 8am, and between my 2 customers and I, we caught well over 100 redfish again, and we were limited out with 15 nice keepers by 9:30am.

Saturday my trip got cancelled due to weather, but around 2pm, the sky got just a little bit brighter and the rain stopped, so I took Anthony out on a fun trip and the action was incredible. Anthony used all 50 tags that he had in just a little over an hour. We'd throw 5 on the deck, and Anthony would stop fishing, tag all 5 and we just kept doing that over and over until it started raining on us again.

I never really took any dock shots and was barely able to take any action shots because I've been constantly netting and unhooking fish all weekend. Here's the only pics I did take, enjoy;

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Anthony couldn't even put his rod down to take my picture, so I did it myselfie!!!

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Capt. Louis Rossignol
Venice Guide Service
504-481-7529
www.VeniceGuideService.com
TAKE A KID FISHING!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 12:04:22 PM

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seabird

metairie, LA USA

i cut and paste the following ---

California has become the first state
to enact a statewide ban on the use of
lead ammunition for hunting.

After California Governor Jerry Brown
signed AB 711 last year, it took four
months for the California Fish and Game
Commission to adopt the regulations of
the bill. AB 711 created a statewide
ban on hunting any game and non-game
mammals and birds with lead ammunition.
Studying and analyzing the effects—or
lack there of—of lead ammo on wildlife
has been a 30-year struggle between
hunters and environmentalists

Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 11:49:16 AM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA United States

In response to Mike Lane

The salinity measurements are appreciated.
I caught my first bass ever in the Bayou
Bernard area yesterday. Freshwater is
spreading and changing our fishing
tactics.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 11:36:54 AM

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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

Wanda Ann Stewart, RodnReel Sales Manager and I plan to fish tomorrow if the weather cooperates.

We will be launching at Sweet water.

Looking forward to seeing Jack to get some "Fresh Spot Advise" from him.

Jack will do the same for you.

Just bring your map or buy one from the marina and he will help you out.

Another RodnReel First.

We will be taking salinity measurements at many places and reporting them on RodnReel.

If you have any places you would like salinity measurements for email them to me.

MikeLaneNewOrleans@gmail.com.

I will try to accommodate your with your spots.

Just got the RnR Boat lettered up, look for us on the water and say hello.

Hopping for good weather.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 11:21:56 AM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA USA

Scouted Hopedale Saturday afternoon for 3 hours. Stayed very close with rain in the area for a mixed catch of trout, reds, and a sheephead. Lost some reds, must be rusty. BSM now has live shrimp and that's what the trout wanted. Hope to get out this week in better weather.

Also, another fixture is gone. The refinery near Shell Beach is being dismantled. It will be strange not seeing it anymore while driving to the marinas.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 9:06:44 AM

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knight rounds

Baton Rouge, LA USA

Fished the Friday night cookie jar on False River with Mr. Guy.  We caught 9 bass with 3 weigh fish.  No big fish. The area we fished last week muddied as result of all the rain.  Went to mid river and caught our fish on a baby brush hog (black/red).  Big string was just shy of 12 pounds.  big bass was 3.5 pounds.  Lots of quality fish caught.  All released alive.  Great day fishing.  Good luck and Be safe.  See you on the water.  

Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 9:44:36 PM

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CAPT MOORE FISH WITH THE KING

SHELL BEACH, LA USA

THE FISH DONT CARE THEY ARE ALREADY WET
!!!!!!! Had the pleasure of fishing today
with Matt and lee. The guys are in town
from Jackson ms. We had a good day
limiting  on nice reds 10 trout and 2
puppy drum. The Reds were knocking the
cork out of the water today.  All fish
were caught on campos live shrimp.
Charter info 504 881 9966 YOU

Pictures for this Report! 

Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 8:00:06 PM

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Capt Chad/Cajun Unlimited

Venice, LA USA

Rain! Rain! Rain! But.......
FISH! FISH! FISH! Taking lines as fast as the rain can
drop. Thats fishing right there in Venice Louisiana.
Had a nice group from Baton Rouge Louisiana for
Native Adventures. Forty red fish caught in less than
thirty minutes and saved their and my limit. Then we
got up on some nice drum fish and sheepshead.
All done in less than three hours.
They couldn't believe we would catch fish like that in
weather like this. Lots of rain but no wind made for a
great fishing trip.
There are some links in the pics on some favorite
recipes on all the fish we caught today.
Starting out to be a great year going into 2015 spring
and summer.
Capt Chad 504-270- 5986
www.cajununlimited.com

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Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 7:49:11 PM

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Wanda Stewart Sales and advertising

New Orleans, LA USA

This video is a testament to Captain Jody Donewar"s previous post. We had an awesome time with Captain Jody and Heather his deck hand. Captain Jody is first class in his catching abilities. I am so looking forward to the next trip.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 12:13:05 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

CANCELLATION AFTER CANCELLATION DUE TO WEATHER!

Well, this is the worst weather in the month of April that I have ever seen in my 17 years as a professional guide in southeast LA.

I am not in the practice of taking anglers out in inclement weather knowing fishing will be poor & disappointing. My deckhand and I are in the practice of giving anglers a trip of a lifetime each and every time my boat leaves the dock or work our asses off trying. That's why 90 percent of the time my boat leaves the dock I have folks that have fished with me before!

With that being said as of last week, this week and thru the weekend we have cancelled and rescheduled 9 fishing charters.

Hopefully we will be back on the water next week with real up to date reports and photos of quality fish and catches.

We are totally booked the month of May. We do have a few days still available in June and plenty available days in July but that won't last.

Special thanks to all you guys and girls that fish with us!

Capt. Jody Donewar

504-453-1519

CaptainJodyDonewar.com

Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 8:48:57 PM

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Wanda Stewart Sales and advertising

New Orleans, LA USA



Please check out a Friend of RodnReel, Mr. John Jackson of OutdaBayou, ODB, in this news clip.

Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 8:27:28 PM

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Captain Mike Gallo

New Orleans, LA USA

Captain Mike Gallo

I have too much salt in my veins to stay indoors any longer. I had to check out some spots now that the rain will give...

Posted by Mike Gallo on Friday, April 17, 2015
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Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 8:20:11 PM

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kjshunter

Kenner, LA USA

Any word on the causeway bite? I was wondering if it had started producing yet or if all the fresh water had the salinity messed up.

Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 5:46:56 PM

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Captain Jack, Sweetwater Marina

Delacroix, LA USA

Overall the fishing was decent down
here at Sweetwater Marina in
Delacroix, with folks seeming to do a
little better with the Reds than the
Speckled Trout.  Weather permitting
the fishing should be good for the
rest of the weekend. We will have live
shrimp for tomorrow.  So come on down
to Sweetwater Marina in Delacroix and
remember we are the second launch.  
Charters and lodging are available for
still available for the upcoming
months and a small deposit will hold
your date. Call the lodge for
reservations, 504-342-2368.  
So come visit us in Delacroix at
Sweetwater Marina where customer
service is number one.
Need help launching your boat? No
problem.
Fish cleaning when available.
Looking forward to seeing you guys
here at the island.

Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 5:39:54 PM

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Frankie Fillet@Campo's Marina

St Bernard, LA USA

Professional Fish Cleaning at it's very best. One
call cleans them all, mobile boat full detailing.

Call Frankie Fillet of campos/index.asp" >Campo's Marina (504) 657-4028.

Delacroix,Shell Beach, Hopedale , Reggio areas... will travel!!!

Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 10:21:30 AM

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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

The DockSide Matrix Crew Heads out in search of floating red fish in the marsh. Matrix Shad lures get the job done.

Make sure to book your charter TODAY!!! 985- 707-9049 and pick up your products and subscribe to our channel today. http://www.MatrixShad.com

Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 9:59:57 AM

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Steve

BR, LA USA

Anyone know the route to American Bay if you launch into the river at Buras?
If so, would you please share.

Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 6:12:59 AM

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Secret Formula

Algiers, La United States

In response to eastofmrgo

I promise you this one is not junk. It'll cost you about 1-1/2 croakers but it's a solid 660 cca with a peak 1,700!!! it's fairly compact for what it packs and weighs in just under 20 pounds. No bells and whistles (lights tire pumps etc), just raw starting power and it delivers!!! Last one you'll buy. P.S They make a smaller one thats perfect / better suited for carring in your car. ARRIVE ALIVE!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 11:25:51 PM

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Capt Chad/Cajun Unlimited

Venice, LA USA

Tuesday through Thursday with Cajun Unlimited.
We had Dr. Bob, family and friends from Canada on
an airboat tour with Capt Preston on day one.
Alligators, beautiful marshland, river passes and
cypress trees and history for an incredible three hour
tour.
We had some great friends on red snapper and red fish
same day.
Wayne his wife and his brothers had an awesome two
day experience with their favorite tasting
fish(sheepshead). And the big go getter were those
big redfish.
Capt Preston put Wayne's group on the sheepshead
and redfish on day two. Redfish are everywhere. You
can not find a spot where there are no red fish.
Seventy and more red fish are caught and tossed back
at every stop the passed three days.
I took Dr. Bob, family and friends on day two boat
tour. They wanted one hour of fishing to see what it
is like here. Thirty minutes of sheepshead and thirty
minutes of red fishing and they are believers of the
abundance of fish in Venice Louisiana.
They had never fished in the states before and caught
limits of red fish and sheepshead.
Capt Jack had Joe and Bob group from Indiana for
past two days.
All their favorite sheepshead they come down for.
And incredible limits of red fish both days.
Every trip we had great windows of opportunity to
fish with no rain.
In at noon and 1:pm at the dock and the rain would
start. What a blessed week of fishing and more great
days of fishing to come.
Check out the pictures of one of our favorite dishes
we serve on our all inclusive stay in the slide show.
Grilled fish/crawfish acadiana sauce over noodles.
Capt Chad 504-270- 5986
www.cajununlimited.com

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 10:49:25 PM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA United States

In response to lance

That route is often used. If the water is
low, there is a flat in the north end of
the lagoon, and you will want to stay on
plane, just in case.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 10:20:32 PM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA United States

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 10:09:17 PM

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eastofmrgo

slidell, la Unknown

In response to Secret Formula

Thanks for the info, I have had a couple of the emergency battery jumpers, but all they did was rattle around behind the seat and not work when needed. I will look into your suggestion.
Thanks, Buddy

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 9:04:17 PM

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Secret Formula

Algiers, La United States

In response to eastofmrgo

Your answer is "JNC660" Jump- N- Carry 660 Jump box by "Clore", end of all surprise dead battery problems. Will start the biggest V8 with hammer dead batteries w/o fail. They even send you an email reminder every 3 months to give it a maintainence charge! I carry one in my work vehicle (mobile office), and one in the Formula. Like SeaTow, dont leave home without it. Dependable and much safer then jumper cables especially when you're afloat. Hand them the jump box and BAM. No screwed connections resulting in burned diodes on your charging circuit etc. ARRIVE ALIVE!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 8:54:47 PM

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pat sanders

shreveport, LA USA

IN RESPONCE TO OLE SCHOOL: it was great
to hear some sense about coastal
restoration for a change.i'm encouraged
that there are some attempts to get
sediment into the marshes and barrier
islands.i have posted on this several
times and there is no doubt that
freshwater intrusion is NOT the
answer.pump sediment and build up our
lost land and nature will take it from
there.there is no quick fix,but there
is a fix.support all efforts to stop
fresh water intrusion.it,s already
screwed up oyster grounds and taken
away waters that used to be fertile for
shrimping.and in closing do business
with louisiana seafood producers-not
that asian stuff.  pat sanders

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 8:49:05 PM

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Ole School

Elmers Island USA, LA USA

Found this out there.
Sediment diversions building land in
marshes east of the Mississippi River
Four such diversions included in state's
coastal master plan, Macaluso says


Chris Macaluso, with the Theodore
Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, grabs
a handful of sediment that's been
deposited from a diversion near Bay
Deneese on the east side of the
Mississippi River near Buras.
Chris Macaluso, with the Theodore
Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, grabs
a handful of sediment that's been
deposited from a diversion near Bay
Deneese on the east side of the
Mississippi River near Buras.
Patrick Bonin
BURAS, LA. - When Capt. Ryan Lambert
started guiding 35 years ago, the habitat
on the west side of the Mississippi River
at Buras was much different than it is
today.

“Back when I started fishing here, you
would have to navigate your way to the
Gulf of Mexico,” said Lambert, who
operates Cajun Fishing Adventures on
Highway 23. “Now you can turn your wheel
that way and never touch it again and not
touch a piece of land. It’s all gone”

With the land loss, Lambert said many of
the fish, birds and animals that lived on
the west side of the river are no longer
there.

“The worst thing is the habitat is gone.
There’s nowhere for the fish to escape
predation, so everything in the larval
stage gets eaten,” he said. “The other
problem is there’s no habitat for
wildlife anymore. There’s no ducks on
that side, except for divers. There’s no
coons, otters and mink. There’s not
nutrias or other fur-bearing animals.

“It’s devoid of life — all the bird life
is gone. It’s a dead zone.”

The plight of the west side sits in stark
contrast to the thriving habitat on the
east side of the Mississippi, where
Lambert recently conducted a mudboat tour
to show how sediment diversions are
actually creating new land and a thriving
ecosystem.

Separated by only the width of the river,
the west and east sides couldn’t appear
more different to even the most-casual
observer.

“Just going across the river where the
freshwater is meeting the saltwater, it’s
a wildlife wonderland,” Lambert
said.”It’s an incredible sight to see
because everywhere you look and every
second you look, there’s some kind of
bird or animal.

“You can’t go anywhere without seeing
wildlife, and that’s the difference
between what’s happening on the west and
what’s happening on the east.”

Proponents of sediment diversions, like
Chris Macaluso of the Theodore Roosevelt
Conservation Partnership, believe using
the power of the Mississippi River to
create new land with the massive sediment
load it carries downstream will be a big
key to rebuilding Southeast Louisiana’s
coast.

“The west side doesn’t really have any
natural or man-made connection to the
river. There’s Davis Pond far up in the
Barataria Basin, and that’s a freshwater
diversion really to control salinity,”
Macaluso said. “But you don’t have cuts
in the levee, you don’t have crevasses
and diversions on the west side, and the
consequence of that is you don’t get any
more sediment in there. And so that land
has continued to subside, and as it
subsides, it erodes. We see that
reflected in the maps.

“If you look at the difference of the
west side of the river, say in the 1960s,
and what you see now in 2015, most of
those bays and lakes are just gone.”

Four sediment diversions — two on the
east side of the river and two on the
west side — are currently included in the
state’s coastal master plan, Macaluso
said.

The one farthest along in the engineering
and design phase is the Mid-Barataria
Diversion out of Myrtle Grove, which is
being funded in part by settlements paid
by BP and Transocean in connection with
the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

“Most of Louisiana’s problem at this
point is subsidence,” Macaluso said.
“It’s a sediment-starved system. In the
areas where we’re experiencing the
majority of our land loss, it’s starved
for sediment.

“When you put sediment back in the
system, it has benefit. We see that even
when we dredge sediment and place it.”

One advantage of sediment diversions is
the river continually builds the system
and makes it self-sustainable, Lambert
said.

“When you pump sediment and take that
pump away, it starts deteriorating.
Versus when you have a diversion and a
terrace project, it just keeps growing
and growing and growing as long as you
feed it,” Lambert said. “It’s building
habitat — not just land, but habitat.

“If you pump sand, you build a sandbar,
and it’s going to grow some grass on that
sandbar, but that’s still all you’ve
got.”

Contrary to what many sediment diversion
opponents believe, Macaluso said they
don’t create “blowouts” where freshwater
from the river enters the saltwater
system.

“When you have a diversion or cut or
channel open up, generally what happens
at first is the water flow comes through
and it will scour a hole, and it will
scour out a channel and dig it a little
deeper,” Macaluso said. “But then the
sides of that channel will start to
shallow up. As they shallow and you
establish a new platform, you’ll get some
vegetation growth on that, and as you
continue to get more and more flood
cycles — as the water and suspended
sediment load comes up in the springtime
and that water spills out over the flats
and the vegetation has been established
in the shallow water area — it slows that
water down and allows the sediments to
fall out.

“As you continue to build land through
that process, you get new layers of
sediment that form on top of that land
year after year, and you get new layers
of vegetation that form year after year,
and you start building that land higher
and higher, and that delta continues to
move its way farther and farther way from
that water source.”

The key for Macaluso now is educating the
public on what the river is capable of
doing for the coast — year in and year
out.

“We have an amazingly productive estuary
here, in comparison to what they have in
other parts of the Gulf in terms of the
number of fish, shrimp, oysters and crabs
that we can produce and the number of
waterfowl we can overwinter. That’s
because of the river, not in spite of
it,” he said. “But what’s happened is
we’ve seen that production decline in
certain parts of the state, and a lot of
that decline I think can be attributed to
the fact we’ve lost so much habitat
because we’ve lost that connection with
what the river established.

“The real take-home message here in
coastal Louisiana is this is an amazingly
productive system, a lot of people love
to come here and hunt and fish, and it’s
disappearing faster than anywhere else in
the world — and we have an opportunity to
slow down that disappearance and make the
system sustainable.

“We just need to be able to have the
political and social will to make those
wise investments.”

Lambert has a standing offer for both
supporters of sediment diversions — as
well as those dead-set against the idea —
to take a tour of the river system with
him out of Buras.

“Anybody that’s concerned about what
diversions will do, come get in a boat
with me and make a list of all your
concerns,” he said. “I don’t need to
argue with you or convince you — just
come in my boat with your list, and I’ll
take you from spot to spot to spot and
let you judge for yourself whether it’s
fictitious or not.

“That’s all I ask. Just come get in my
boat. I can take 10 people at a time.
Bring a punch list of everything you
think is going to happen. And everybody
who has come in my boat has been
completely changed.They can see the truth
for themselves. They don’t need to take
the word of a fear monger or someone who
has self-interests in mind. They can see
for themselves.”

Capt. Ryan Lambert, with Cajun Fishing
Adventures, talks about the recent
successes of sediment diversions during a
tour of marshes east of the Mississippi
River near Buras.
Layers of sediment deposited from
diversions on the east side of the
Mississippi River are creating new land
like this in the marshes near Bay
Deneese.
This Google Earth image taken in 2012
shows how diversions off the Mississippi
River are pushing sediment into marshes
on the east side of the river across from
Buras. Note the terrace project, center
left.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 4:37:15 PM

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eastofmrgo

slidell, LA USA

Shaky start.4-16
Ya know how a truck /car /boat battery starts warning you months in advance that it’s dieing. Well my truck battery was  no different, for months the telltale signs have been present., and ignored. Monday needed a jump, at grandson’s school, Wednesday almost needed help at the store, Thursday(today) after making plans with oldest nephew to meet at Byu Liberty for a quick launch and trip to the trestles by hwy 11, needed a jump to get the boat hooked to the truck and another jump to actually leave for the trip, made sure nephew understood “don’t leave me at the launch till the truck starts“,which it did, stopped at Orielly’s on the way home and solved my battery problem.
Made it to 174 at the trestles about 8. Not many boats around so picked a spot and direction and started chunkin. Fallin tide and little wind made the drift a pleasure. Started catchin specks fairly quick but lots of throw backs. The farther south we went the better the bite and size. Went back to the double beetle rig from Wednesday’s trip ,(chartrues on top clear on bottom.) Rod got off to a slow start, but started boxin double 14-15” fish, I noticed his bait was clear on top and chartrues on the bottom, so I switched mine, don’t know if it helped but I felt better.  I don’t remember there being so many 11” specks at the trestles in the past, but the Biloxi marsh was the same in the fall and winter, next falls catchin should be great. For no apparant reason the bite died and the ole back said ENOUGH, headed home about 12:30 ,me to the couch, Rod to work on his shrimp boat.
Great conditions, light wind to start to 5-10 later from the east. Water clarity, 7 on 1-10 scale,  water temp,75 degrees and fallin all the time we were there. Clouds held the air temp to comfortable and the predicted rain stayed to the south . All fish caught on the above mentioned set up, didn’t try anything else. Finished the day with
26 specks 12-18½”3
Lots of throw back specks
2 itty bitty flounders

1 miracle, got hung up on the trestle monster 5 times and got loose each time, no trip to see Gus required.

Always fun to fish with Rod, gotta do it soon again.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 3:21:55 PM

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Bowfishing Unlimited

Port Sulphur, LA USA

Last Thursday night, Sam B’s group caught their limit bowfishing and followed up that exciting trip with a rod-n-reel charter the next day.

With a 24’ ft.  x 8 1/2’ ft. custom built airboat containing custom designed seats, a Cadillac CTS-V supercharged 600hp engine, two 8 ft. blade power poles, a built-in ice chest for drinks and fish, matching AMF Fish Hawk bows, and thirty 80-watt LED SEELITE lights which run off of a 3,000 watt Honda super-quiet generator, there’s no reason you won’t have a good time. Each boat holds a maximum of six people, launches at dark and heads out to fish. Captain Jeremy will make sure you see your limit and have a good time doing it. It’s perfect for a bachelor party, corporate event, or weekend getaway. Lodging is also available at Happy Jacks Lodge which is a fully furnished camp sleeping 16 guests comfortably. You simply drop your bags and jump in the boat to begin your adventure.

If you haven’t had your fill with bowfishing, we also offer rod-n-reel and offshore charters upon availability. Heading through the backwater bayous of New Orleans, he uses spinning reels to lure in redfish, black drum, speckled trout and flounder on a 24 ft. Yellowfin with plenty of casting room and a smooth ride. Or take a ride offshore to reel in a massive tuna from a 36 ft. Yellowfin.

Whichever your choice may be, Bowfishing Unlimited is your one stop for all your fishing adventures. You are guaranteed to go home smelling like fish…… and have a story to go along with it.

Bowfishing Unlimited
Captain Jeremy Roussel
(504) 458-4220

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 11:27:21 AM

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Bowfishing Unlimited

Port Sulphur,, LA USA

Had a good time bowfishing with Brent and his bachelor party group last weekend. All enjoyed themselves and are looking to book another trip after the wedding.

With a 24’ ft.  x 8 1/2’ ft. custom built airboat containing custom designed seats, a Cadillac CTS-V supercharged 600hp engine, two 8 ft. blade power poles, a built-in ice chest for drinks and fish, matching AMF Fish Hawk bows, and thirty 80-watt LED SEELITE lights which run off of a 3,000 watt Honda super-quiet generator, there’s no reason you won’t have a good time. Each boat holds a maximum of six people, launches at dark and heads out to fish. Captain Jeremy will make sure you see your limit and have a good time doing it. It’s perfect for a bachelor party, corporate event, or weekend getaway. Lodging is also available at Happy Jacks Lodge which is a fully furnished camp sleeping 16 guests comfortably. You simply drop your bags and jump in the boat to begin your adventure.

If you haven’t had your fill with bowfishing, we also offer rod-n-reel and offshore charters upon availability. Heading through the backwater bayous of New Orleans, he uses spinning reels to lure in redfish, black drum, speckled trout and flounder on a 24 ft. Yellowfin with plenty of casting room and a smooth ride. Or take a ride offshore to reel in a massive tuna from a 36 ft. Yellowfin.

Whichever your choice may be, Bowfishing Unlimited is your one stop for all your fishing adventures. You are guaranteed to go home smelling like fish…… and have a story to go along with it.

Bowfishing Unlimited
Captain Jeremy Roussel
(504) 458-4220

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 11:24:29 AM

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Bowfishing Unlimited

Port Sulphur, LA USA

Our second boat with Jim’s group was run by Captain Chip who led them to reel in a 140lb, 6 ½ foot gar along with a few reds and sheephead.

With a 24’ ft.  x 8 1/2’ ft. custom built airboat containing custom designed seats, a Cadillac CTS-V supercharged 600hp engine, two 8 ft. blade power poles, a built-in ice chest for drinks and fish, matching AMF Fish Hawk bows, and thirty 80-watt LED SEELITE lights which run off of a 3,000 watt Honda super-quiet generator, there’s no reason you won’t have a good time. Each boat holds a maximum of six people, launches at dark and heads out to fish. Captain Jeremy will make sure you see your limit and have a good time doing it. It’s perfect for a bachelor party, corporate event, or weekend getaway. Lodging is also available at Happy Jacks Lodge which is a fully furnished camp sleeping 16 guests comfortably. You simply drop your bags and jump in the boat to begin your adventure.

If you haven’t had your fill with bowfishing, we also offer rod-n-reel and offshore charters upon availability. Heading through the backwater bayous of New Orleans, he uses spinning reels to lure in redfish, black drum, speckled trout and flounder on a 24 ft. Yellowfin with plenty of casting room and a smooth ride. Or take a ride offshore to reel in a massive tuna from a 36 ft. Yellowfin.

Whichever your choice may be, Bowfishing Unlimited is your one stop for all your fishing adventures. You are guaranteed to go home smelling like fish…… and have a story to go along with it.

Bowfishing Unlimited
Captain Jeremy Roussel
(504) 458-4220

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 10:53:10 AM

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mike from abita

Abita Springs, LA USA

Question to RodnReel  I check tides and fishin forcast all the time/What determines a day that may be a 3 or a day that may be a 10 ???  In the next few days there is an example of this Please Explain

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 10:34:01 AM

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Capt. Jack, Sweetwater Marina

st bernard, LA USA

Although the weather has been terrible our
customers have been going out and killing
the trout. Today most of our customers are
already in with their limits in BIG
beautiful speckled trout most caught
around Four Horse lake. We have lots of
beautiful live bait for those of you
looking to go out and get ya some. We have
lodging available also just give us a call
504-342-2368.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 10:21:54 AM

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MarshRooster Jr.

Delacroix Island, LA USA

Has any one fished Bayou de Zaire in
Madisonville. Looking to go and catch some
sacs. Does anyone know some good places for
me to catch them with a small boat?

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 9:29:16 AM

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lance

new orleans, LA USA

trying to find the best way to get to
lake of two trees from the spoil canal.  
is this a safe option?   im trying to
attach a pic of the route.  thanks

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 8:59:02 AM

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knight rounds

Baton Rouge, LA USA

To Scotty:  False River is about one foot low.  The current plan as I understand is to close the gates and allow the river to rise to pool stage on May 1.  

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 10:11:01 PM

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eastofmrgo

slidell, LA USA

Weatherman did his job of crowd control well. Only had a few boats to fish with this morning. Got a late start after droppin grandson off at school. Called nephew,can’t ,got to pick up shrimp boat, called allen, can’t,  tax time, called Stanley, can’t , goin to WOOORRRRRKKKKK(can’t hardly say the word any more.) Got launched at byu Liberty and started chunkin at MM 174 on the trestles about 9am. No wind and no gnats(surprise), and for the first 30-45 minutes no fish. Started on the east side of the bridge without any luck so I moved to the west side, and started pickin thru the 11” specks, Nice fallin tide made it easy to get the bait to the pilins by castin parallel to the bridge and letting the tide take over. Started with a lemon head then pink champagne on ¼ oz round white head, and then remembered a couple of years back I watched a troller  pickin up fish every 5-10 pilins while I was struggling to get any. He was using a dark bait first in line then a light colored bait behind. Decided to mimic his rig using a double sparkle beetle and it  worked fine. Tried the same thing today with chartrues beetle followed by a clear sparkle beetle and started catchin doubles, lots of throw backs but nice 13 - 16” specks mixed in, 24 and 25 hit the box at 12:30 . Water temp was 75 to 77. Clarity 8 on on 1-10 scale from 174 to 175, water was tea colered from Byu Bonfuca all the way to the bridge from the shore out about 1/4 mile. 0 wind most of the day with just a ripple once in a while(got mighty hot) fallin tide all morning.

25 specks 12-16”
Many throw back specks 11”
4 lost at boat (lots of cursing and gnashing of teeth.)

All fish came up spitting glass minnows ,and a few bites happened as soon as the bait hit the water.
Eric Dumas, told me “good time to try top water for the fun of it”, maybe tomorrow if the weather cooperates

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 8:13:24 PM

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CAPT PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

Lafitte, LA USA

JUST A LITTLE WINDOW...

That's all we had today and all Capt Lane and myself needed to put together a decent mess of fish. Eventually this rain will stop and we will have more time to chase the fish. If you are patient and can fish between showers, it can still be done.

GIVE US A CALL AT 504-689-2006 OR SEND US AN EMAIL TO www.captainphil02@cox.net TO GET ON THE BOOKS FOR THIS SPRING!

WHEN THE WEATHER COOPERATES, IT WILL BE EVEN BETTER!

NICE MESS OF FISH FOR A RAINY DAY!

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GOD BLESS AND GOOD FISHING

CAPT MIKE HELMER

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 5:24:40 PM

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Bowfishing Unlimited

Port Sulphur, LA USA

Ran a bowfishing trip this past Friday night for Dennis’ bachelor party and all had a great time. We came in with a 6 person limit of reds. They’re hooked and will surely return for another round!

With a 24’ ft.  x 8 1/2’ ft. custom built airboat containing custom designed seats, a Cadillac CTS-V supercharged 600hp engine, two 8 ft. blade power poles, a built-in ice chest for drinks and fish, matching AMF Fish Hawk bows, and thirty 80-watt LED SEELITE lights which run off of a 3,000 watt Honda super-quiet generator, there’s no reason you won’t have a good time. Each boat holds a maximum of six people, launches at dark and heads out to fish. Captain Jeremy will make sure you see your limit and have a good time doing it. It’s perfect for a bachelor party, corporate event, or weekend getaway. Lodging is also available at Happy Jacks Lodge which is a fully furnished camp sleeping 16 guests comfortably. You simply drop your bags and jump in the boat to begin your adventure.

If you haven’t had your fill with bowfishing, we also offer rod-n-reel and offshore charters upon availability. Heading through the backwater bayous of New Orleans, he uses spinning reels to lure in redfish, black drum, speckled trout and flounder on a 24 ft. Yellowfin with plenty of casting room and a smooth ride. Or take a ride offshore to reel in a massive tuna from a 36 ft. Yellowfin.

Whichever your choice may be, Bowfishing Unlimited is your one stop for all your fishing adventures. You are guaranteed to go home smelling like fish…… and have a story to go along with it.

Bowfishing Unlimited
Captain Jeremy Roussel
(504) 458-4220

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 3:01:04 PM

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Dana Sanders

Moss Point, MS USA

After doing some live bait fishing (which
we seldom do), my son and I came up with a
new Live Bait Jig.  The rest is history.
I'm really proud of my son.  At 16, he's
living a dream.  I'm jealous.

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/2
015/04/11/jig-adaptation-success-coast-
teen/25636299/

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 10:51:48 AM

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Capt. Kerry Audibert-Ought To Be Fishing Charters

Shell Beach, LA USA

LAST POSTS FROM THIS PAST WINTER I DIDN'T GET CHANCE TO UPLOAD....

The phone is ringing daily and we are booked solid through 1/2 of July already. If you plan on getting a trip this summer, DO NOT procrastinate on reserving a date! If you miss the boat with Capt. Kerry, don't worry because he has an excellent network of FULL TIME associates. Don't get stuck with just booking "any" guide. Some people tell you about all of the fish they catch.......our photo galleries prove it! Come see why we have such a repeat clientele and keep our groups coming back!

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

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

Also be sure to check out our website @ www.CaptKerry. net or www. OughtToBeFishing.com

and "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****

OUGHT TO BE FISHING CHARTERS......it's what you "OUGHTTA" be doing!!!!

RAY LANDRY AND FAMILY FROM THE NORTHSHORE

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VAN DUNCAN, BLIND CLYDE, AND SON

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MIKE SCHIRO DAY 1

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MIKE SHIRO DAY 2

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MIKE SCHIRO DAY 3

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MIKE SCHIRO DAY 4

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BOB ESCUE AND SAM ESCUE

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 @ 8:46:04 PM

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Capt. Tommy Pellegrin

Houma, LA USA

When Raymond Sonnier called and booked a trip a few days ago and asked what day would the weather be better for fishing. Well at the time it showed that today would be best with little to no rain. That changed but we decided to go anyway. The day started out nice in Cocodrie with no rain and about 10 MPH wind. We ran south to the islands and found clean water and hungry trout. Shell reefs in 5' of water and we had fish willing to bite. At first is was a little slow but after repositioning a couple of times it was fish on every cast, at least for a while. Raymond, Gabe, Billy and Da Skippa made quick work of 43 trout and then the wind hit, and when I say hit it was like a wall and went from the nice pleasant 10 to a screaming 30 or so. Needless to say the trout bite was over for the day. OK no problem lets go find a fish that loves to bite in high wind and dirty water. It was bull red after red with a couple of drum mixed in until the Mother Load of weather was coming. We pack it up and the Skeeter made quick work of the bay coming home. Yes the weather did run us in but we had a great day despite the weather. All the trout came on High Life Tackle Anchovy in Natural Anchovy color along with Berkly rattle shrimp in coastal candy color. These were beautiful trout with not one throw back. the big one of the day pushed 3 pounds. the trout are here so come on down and lets see how many we can catch on a good day. #capttommypellegrin - photo sunrise_zpsu8kbib7n.jpg photo raymond trout_zps2xna1ko6.jpg photo Da Skippa_zpstgu34snu.jpg photo Da Skippa red_zpsyhzcwpr1.jpg photo Billy trout_zps6k7w6rbf.jpg

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 @ 5:24:07 PM

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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

This from two weeks ago before high rivers and west winds plagued the lake. Fishing has been very inconsistent but nice catches are possible when conditions are right.

Catching limits of trout along the bridge pilings of Lake Pontchatrain in the spring of 2015'. Lure of Choice "Pink Champagne" Matrix Shad".
http://www.MatrixShad.com
http://www.DockSideLA.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 @ 1:08:52 PM

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Capt. Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service

Venice, LA USA

This is a little video I took Sunday evening. Me and a couple of buddies went out and the redfish bit every cast. We stuck 50 with tags but ran out of tags.



Capt. Louis Rossignol
Venice Guide Service
504-481-7529
www.VeniceGuideService.com
TAKE A KID FISHING!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 @ 11:47:09 AM

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Wanda Stewart Sales and Advertising Manager

New Orleans, LA USA

Announcing the RodnReel Advanced Program

Below is a portion of our RodnReel advertising program Featuring Captain Mike Gallo.

Blue Wave, best selling boats on the Gulf Coast. Tim Long & I Giving demo rides to future Blue Wave owners. Gulfport Boat Show !!!

Posted by Mike Gallo on Sunday, April 12, 2015

If you are a RodnReel advertiser and are interested in enhancing your productivity via RodnReel.com, please give me a call.

The RodnReel Advanced Program includes Integration with Facebook, Youtube, Google Plus and Twitter which will greatly magnify your visibility. We have spent the last 8 months building a national, regional and local network of connections to spread the word about RodnReel customers. RodnReel.com is the foundation and the social network expands your exposure via the network to produce exceptional results. The network we have created will create greater exposure for your business.

References available.

You make one report on RodnReel and we do the rest.

Wanda Ann Stewart RodnReel, Sales Manager
985-276-0287

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 @ 10:56:45 AM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, La United States

In response to trg4232

Can you conjure up a spell to ward off
the proposed new siphons????????

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 @ 7:58:55 AM

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Capt. Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service

Venice, LA USA

The customers I had on Thursday and Friday, were supposed to go offshore on Saturday. But they had so much fun fishing with me, that they cancelled offshore and got on my boat again on Saturday morning.

The wind was good enough so I could fish one of my favorite spots down in Venice, and from the first cast it was absolutely chaos.

So far this year, the river is doing exactly what it's supposed to do. And the fishing couldn't get any better. Trout are starting to show up and the redfishing is on fire.

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Capt. Louis Rossignol
Venice Guide Service
504-481-7529
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TAKE A KID FISHING!!!

Monday, April 13, 2015 @ 12:41:46 PM

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todd j stephens

ob, MS USA

quick report      fish  this  past weekend  in  venice  with  some  buddies  from north mississippi    we  jiged  the  rigs  south of  sw pass   we  got  6 ajs  biggest  was  45lb   the others  at 35 lbs  we  had  8 almaco jacks   came inside and  got  8 scamps and  our  6 man  limit  of  10  to 12lb  snapper       day   two   was    a tuna  run  ran  south  to  elf  no  tuna    ran  back  north   no tuna    told   my  guys  we   had  wasted  enough  time   lets  go  jig  some  rigs    we  got  our  ajs  quick  and   ran   to  state water  for  our  snapper   the snapper  were  on  the  smaller  side  running  8 to 10 lbs   we  did  get   1  small  scamp at  5 lbs      we  had   lots  of  action    hot   color  jig  green     the  local  capts   are  working  hard  for  tuna  but  it  is  not   going   to  well    most  are  getting   some  tuna  action  just  not  the  wide open  bite   i am  looking  for      note  the  grouper   all   had  eggs   going  back  in  a  few   weeks  will  report  then   ps  no KINGS

Monday, April 13, 2015 @ 10:55:31 AM

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Tommy Pellegrin

Houma, LA USA

With the weather forecast not looking very good and with slickers in hand Capt's Tommy, Gerald, Austin and Chris took to the waters in search of some big reds that wanted to take an ice nap. Four boats and three directions to find the fish. Capt Chris V was first on the fish with Gerald and I hitting a dead zone. After a couple of phone calls and text messages I put the Skeeter pointed in Chris's direction. We all get there and the bite came to a halt. Now the search is back on and I find another dead zone. Now it's Capt Gerald Ellender's turn, he is on a bite and we all converge and I finally start getting the ice dirty. Reds and drum are coming in the boats and everyone is happy. When this bite dies its off to the searching again and at the next stop we double up right away and everyone comes over and that was the extent of that bite. Its was obvious that no bite was going to last long except the one Chris was on early. I was down to the last crab so I told Adam (bachelor) to hold on we have one spot for that crab. It took one cast and he was on with the biggest fish of the day. With a bet on the big fish everyone wanted to see the weight in. Capt Chris had a big one and we did, well the weight master Capt Gerald determines that there is a tie at 28 pounds. Adam won on a measurement of the length.
Capt Chris did win the hot boat award for catching the most fish. I think I was last in that category. That's how it goes some days your the shrimp and some days your the trout. Big Thanks to Capt Gerald for setting up the trip. For your great day on the water call, 985-851-3304. #capttommypellegrin -  photo adam_zpsgye2ydwh.jpg photo adams group_zpsefv3na5v.jpg photo 20150412_111058_zpsz1brk9bw.jpg photo chriss boat_zpsjtjqttbn.jpg

Monday, April 13, 2015 @ 8:37:15 AM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

              TEAM JO-JO

What a weekend, (weather) for our 2nd
annual fishing, card playing, eating,
drinking, celebration of a fun loving  
group of down to earth fisherpersons &
poker players, down in our Disney World
known as Delacroix Island.

SIGNS:

• Thursday meetings short
accomplished all I had to do right
after lunch, headed home and put 4
pounds of beans on the stove, cooked 4
cups of rice.
• Ran to Winn Dixie, completed
shopping for some additional food /
snack items, cold cuts and bread
• Loaded the Ford Transporter
with all the fishing, cooking, and
sleeping, card playing gear.
• No wild life sightings along
Hwy 11

• Friday meet up at Waffle House
in Chalmette at 5:30 am, Big Ronnie
(aka Wildman, aka Dago) Big Tony (long
time friend and business associate,
best crane company in the city) and
Oneofthepack had a great breakfast,
checked out Big Tony/ 26 foot Sea Pro
w/225 hp Yamaha, and then we were on
our way for a pleasant extended weekend
stay at Sweetwater Lodging.
• Got the Sea Pro in the water in
no time, launched out of Sweetwater,
off to spot # 18, stopped fishing
around 11:00 am., crew looking as tired
as Oneofthepack was, the cold cuts
where dancing around in my head
• Clean our catch, and bagged
them up for Saturday fry
• Unloaded all our gar into room
# 5, real nice rooms / apartments,
sleeps 6 easily & more, kitchen, (no
stove) bathroom, living room and most
importantly flat screen TV on the wall.
• Friday was a hot day, when we
stepped into the room at 68*F, we all
knew we were not going to make an
evening trip.
• Big Earl (rodnreel.com friend)
stop by to say high and share a few
fishing stories, he said he would be
back for the Friday night card game.
• Big Jeff (co-worker) showed up
late in the evening, just in time to
eat and join in on the card game, he
made up our foursome crew for the
weekend.
• True to his word Big Earl came
back just as we were getting started to
eat some red beans and start the game,
he joined in (did not want any killer
beans) he said he was new to the game,
after taking a few dollars off us, we
all agreed his was not quite telling
the truth.
• Got a call from Big Brett’s
crew, (2) backed out due to weather,
the boat they where bring was in
question, looked like we would have to
fish 5 & 4 out of the boats, so
Oneofthepack launched the Bay Flat Sr
so we could spread out a little.
• Played cards to around 9:20 PM,
washed up hit the sack it was not long
before crew was fast asleep in
anticipation of tomorrow events.

• Saturday, up bright and early
4:30 am, Big Jeff up too, we Sat around
and talked, Oneofthepack said sure
could use a good breakfast from Waffle
House, before you know we are on the
road back to Chalmette for breakfast at
Waffle House. Oneofthepack was little
concern about the time, we had a meet
up schedule for 6:00 am w/Big Brett’s
crew, and I still had to run the Bay
Flat Sr to Sweetwater from the boat
slip.
• Forgot I was riding with a race
car driver, there and back with about
10 minutes to spare, just as I was
motoring down the canal to Sweetwater
get a call from Big Brett, he and crew,
(Big Troy, Big Tommy, Big Bill) are at
Sweetwater looking for us.
• Good news Big Troy was able to
bring his boat, now we have (3) boats,
but only one Capt who knows the area,
that being Oneofthepack.
• With the back out of 2
fisherperson, now down to 8, so Capt
Troy took his crew, and our crew all
jumped in Big Tony’s 26 foot Sea Pro
w/225 HP Yamaha, with a T-top, it was
like running a train down Vets hwy,
took a lot of room, long time to get
up, even longer time to stop. The wind
gods had fun with this size boat, and
Big Troy was in his Baby Blue Sea Pro,
(not much smaller then Big Tony’s
boat)so now we have two big A  _ _
boats running round in the marsh.
• We all off for a fun day of
fishing, straight to spot # 18 with Big
Troy and crew in our wake
• Stopped fishing around 11:20
am, once again crew looking tired, Big
Brett and his crew needed to unload all
their gear into their room, and the
fired fillets, potatoes, and pickles
where running around in my head a in a
big way, hunger was I getting.
• Big Ronnie & Big Jeff clean our  
catch
• Big Brett & crew unloaded
• Oneofthepack fired up the wok,
and started cooking, just about the
time they were in their room and all
set up, and the fish was clean it was
time to eat some fresh, hot fillets,
potatoes, and pricks, could not fry
fast enough to keep up with the crews
demand but after the 3rd batch they
seemed to slow down a little
• Rest time, all crews took a
nice long nap
• Around 5:30 pm some of the crew
started to show signs of life, and the
beans where the order of the day.
• Set up the poker table, placed
out all the snacks, cookies, cold cuts,
beer, wine, stacked the poker chips. It
was now time to really start fishing,
for those other type fish. Of the 8
fish, (I mean poker players) around the
table, we had all season veterans that
where well versed in the technique of
playing Texas Holdem, it was going to
be a very challenging night for sure.
• It was around 11:40 pm, and the
hand developed of the night, let’s say
it was the type of hand that would end
the game a nut straight on the flop,
many possible, (flush, full house) on
the board, most of the money in the
middle, turn card more possibilities,
more money in the middle, and a river
card that will be remembered for a long
time, which brought in the "ALL IN
CALL" from a few players. When the dust
all settled down, and the yelling, and
cussing subsided it was Big Brett with
a river card full house that took in
all the money and just about broke the
game up. After Oneofthepack completed
his contribution of 2 C notes, I called
it a night, they dealt a few more hand
and called the game. We all pitched in
and clean up and then it was off to
bed.

• Sunday up at 6:15 am, Big Jeff
offered to make some coffee, yes says
I, we sat around drinking some coffee,
could hear all the fisherperson getting
ready to go out. Big Ronnie wakes up,
Big Tony still sleeping.

• Step outside cool, breezy,
overcast day with a E.S.E. wind 8-10
mph, light rain, it did not look like
the crew was ready to make a trip.

• Oneofthepack says I cannot
believe that we are here down in our
Disney World known as Delacroix Island
in the morning and we are not going
fishing, unbelievable says I!!!!!! But
not one crew member took up the
challenge.

• Went to Capt Jack’s room to
settle up our bill, he starts telling
us about a fisherperson trip Saturday
to Lake John, even had a picture of the
catch to share with us. Looked like
they had their limits of Silverwonders
from 2 to 7 pounds, real nice mule
Silverwonders caught right in Lake
John.

• Walked over to the bait shop to
pay our bill, Capt Jack walks in and
shows us where Lake John be, told him
have a problem with the Bay Flat Sr, he
offered to help right off, what be the
problem. Told him that the Bay flat Sr
will not cross Twin Pipeline, it keeps
bouncing back every time I try, told
him it is the same way when we try to
cross Oak River. Understand says he,
you have your spots and you happy with
the results of fishing same, yesum says
I.

• Sweetwater just received a
order of live shrimp, they were looking
very good and lively, but our crew is
plastic fisherpersons no need for live
shrimp.

• Back to the room, juices where
flowing now, Oneofthepack knew he had a
chance to convince the crew it was
going to be a good morning to fish,
(seeing that picture that Capt Jack
showed us helped) it was decided we to
clean out the room, loaded up our stuff
and make a trip.

• Big Ronnie was a little under
the weather and was not going to temp
faith and decided to head on home, we
all helped each other loaded up, and
make ready to go home

• Big Brett and his crew loaded
up and ran off like the where sacred
that we were going to try and get our
money back.

• Now down to Big Tony, Big Jeff,
and Oneofthepack, it is raining steady,
(light not hard) crew had that question
look on their face, what you think they
ask Oneofthepack. Looks says I, let’s
make the decision like I make in all my
important decision in life. Lest flip a
coin, (Little did they know) so
Oneofthepack asked if anyone had a
coin, no says they, well I have,
flipped it in the air heads we go
fishing / tails we go home, held it out
for the crew to see, asked Big Jeff
what it was, heads says he, (what luck
says I to myself, my 2 headed coin does
it again) off we go in the rain looking
for the honey hole # 18.

• Reached 18 around 9:30 am,
before we left we had (3) other boats
in spot # 18, it was time to move on to
# 21, we stopped fishing around 11:30
am headed back in.

• Clean the fish, picked up Big
Tony’s boat, and we were all off for a
long ride home

• Great weekend with great old
friends, and new friends, need to do it
more often

CONDITIONS:

• Friday S.S.E. wind 8-10 mph,
sunny and hot, water temp 78F, tide
falling , then came in, water clarity
on a scale of 1-7 was a 6 plus, clear,
dark. Black looking water, best I’ve
seen all year, water up about 8”, (63)
Silverwonders, (36) throw backs, (1)
flounder, (1) Butterfly. Best fishing
trip of my life, until the next one

• Saturday S.S.E. wind 8-10 mph,
cool, water temp 78F, tide falling ,
then came in, water clarity on a scale
of 1-7 was a 6 plus, clear, dark. Black
looking water, best I’ve seen all year,
water up about 7”, (43) Silverwonders,
(19) throw backs, (1) bass. Best
fishing trip of my life, until the next
one

• Sunday N.E. then S.S.E. wind 8-
10 mph, cool & wet, (not much rain)
water temp 78F, tide falling , then
came in, water clarity on a scale of 1-
7 was a 6 plus, clear, dark. Black
looking water, best I’ve seen all year,
water up about 9”, (48) Silverwonders,
(21) throw backs. Best fishing trip of
my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

• We all where, all caught,
clean, and eat Silverwonders

SUGGESTIONS:

Had our crew / team had any concerns
about the weather predictions, we might
not have made the trip, as it was
predicted to be a wash out weekend, but
form Friday to Sunday it was PERFECT
conditions for fishing, so once again
we suggest you consider Team Jo-Jo’s
motto “YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW”

PONDER OF THE DAY:

“Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish
they are after”

The only concerning thoughts about our
outing was, the journey was to short,
and much more is needed in the future.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

P.S.

Many thanks to Capt Jack and his crew
at Sweetwater for making our extended
weekend stay more enjoyable, and
memorable for years to come, looking
forward to our next outing at
Sweetwater.

Monday, April 13, 2015 @ 2:27:36 AM

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Delacroix Island, LA USA

Today while enjoying our annual Irish Italian parade I
received a phone call form Jeff Oien and Matt Lenz
who were visiting from Minneapolis, Minnesota and
looking to go catch some redfish. I told them to meet
me at the dock for 2o'clock and I will make it happen.
Then we made our way in the marsh to get on some
reds. Even with a light drizzle, and the water being
choppy they were able to catch 7 slot reds and a
trout. It was a pleasure fishing with a couple of great
guys. They said that they will be back in the fall for a
blast and cast.

If you would like to schedule a fishing trip or hunt
you can contact Capt. Jimmy Corley by phone at
(504)258-4431, by email at
cap.jimmy.corley@gmail.com, also you can check out
our website at waterfowlspecialist.com

Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 9:50:30 PM

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Scotty

Henderson, LA United States

In response to KnightRounds

How was the water level? Is it really low since
they are draining it or has that work been
completed?

Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 8:43:04 PM

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