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Secret Formula

Algiers, La United States

In response to Capt. Jody Donewar

Ooh Jody, Thats' some quality trout. I'd be thrilled with a box like that any day. I hope those folks know how good they had it. I'll be in that number soon, as soon as the weather cooperates on a day when I'm not in a refinery. ARRIVE ALIVE!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 8:36:02 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

ANOTHER GREAT DAY OF FISHING!

This morning I had the pleasure to guide Heather Beresford and sons Adam 14 and Daniel 10. We left out of the Delta Marina in Empire, LA early and headed out on the west side of the Mississippi River.

We fished the islands along the Gulf of Mexico with a light south wind and an incoming tide using live shrimp for bait.

We fished several spots picking up some pretty Speckled Trout and by noon we finished up with 50 Trout.

We also hooked two Bull Redfish at the same time. That was exciting for the Beresfords as we landed both of the big fish.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 7:49:32 PM

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Buckkilla

Kenner , LA USA

@Jason Rector

Fished south of fourchon today, water was slick but
if was dirty, fished until 80ft and only had 4-5 ft
vis...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 5:40:15 PM

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Mike Lane - RodnReel.com

New Orleans, LA USA

SOUTHEAST FISHERY BULLETIN (Gulf of Mexico)

FB14-029 Rich Malinowski 727-824-5305

April 24, 2014

Recreational Harvest of Gray Triggerfish Closing in Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters on May 1, 2014

The recreational harvest of gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico federal waters will close, effective 12:01 a.m. (local time) May 1, 2014, until 12:01 a.m. (local time) January 1, 2015. NOAA Fisheries has determined the 2014 recreational quota of gray triggerfish has been harvested.

During the closure:
Recreational harvest or possession of gray triggerfish is prohibited. The closure applies in both state and federal waters for vessels that have a valid Gulf of Mexico reef fish charter/headboat permit. Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish are managed under the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico. On June 10, 2013, NOAA Fisheries implemented rulemaking intended to end overfishing of gray triggerfish. This rule set the recreational annual catch limit at 241,200 pounds whole weight (lbs) and the annual catch target at 217,100 lbs (which acts as a quota). NOAA Fisheries closed the recreational sector to the harvest of gray triggerfish on October 15, 2013, after receiving Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) recreational data for January through June 2013, which indicated the quota had been harvested. Subsequently, NOAA Fisheries determined that the annual catch limit had been exceeded. Accountability measures require NOAA Fisheries to reduce the annual catch limit and annual catch target by the amount of the overage in the following year. NOAA Fisheries has determined the adjusted 2014 quota has been met.

This closure is necessary to protect the gray triggerfish resource. This stock is considered overfished (the population size is too low) and undergoing overfishing (too many are being caught each year).

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 4:51:22 PM

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Sweetwater Marina

Delacroix, LA USA

Today was Captain Jack’s first day back on the water since his last charter (April 12).  He jumped on the boat with Mr. Steve Best, Mr. Darryl Jans, and their buddy, Mr. Kenny Verzwyvelt.   Today’s trip consisted of 56 trout and 10 reds.  The biggest red landed was 33 pounds and the smallest weighing 21.  They released another 100 trout measuring 11 ¾ inches long; some smaller.  All fish were caught using Matrix Shad. Jack said the water clarity on the inside is beautiful, but as far the outside it is a bit stained.  That’s not stopping the fish bite though!  

Our dead bait is now 10$ and the Sweetwater Special is 22$.  
We will let everyone know quickly when we have live bait. Whether its minnows or shrimp we will keep an update
If you know anyone selling minnows give Captain Jack a buzz.

Our rooms are booked for tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday, but we have openings on Sunday night.  Saturday we have 6 charter boats going out of Sweetwater.  The fishing is just getting better and better.  If you hadn’t had the chance to get out there this weekend should be the perfect time.  

Charters and lodging are still available for May and are booking quickly.  A small deposit will hold your date. Call the lodge for reservations.

Our launch is 10$ and 5$ for a kayak.  We offer back downs as well as a valet service.  And there is fish cleaning when available.  

Come out and visit us here at Sweetwater in Delacroix where customer service is number one!!!
_remember we are the second launch.

504 342 2368

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 3:44:04 PM

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jason rector

ocean springs, MI USA

Anybody fished the west delta or rigs
south of fouchon recently ? The water
looks pretty dirty on satellite.Any info.
would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 3:21:51 PM

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Dave Wiseman

New Iberia, LA USA

Jim & I fished 7:30 to noon today NW of Burn's Point, finding dirty water in the bay but good in the canals, kept a flounder, a red fish & 4 nice bass.  Bay was extremely rough on the way back to the landing, but not dangerous.  St. Mary Water Patroll was at the landing and wondered if they were looking for an over-due fisherman?

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 3:00:18 PM

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Capt Moore / Fish With The King

Shell Beach , LA USA

FUN DAY AT THE BEACH !!!!!! Had the pleasure of fishing today with Rick Couget his 14 year old son Evan. My brother Harry Donald wood and my friend Kevin also jumped on to give me a hand. Picture perfect day we went straight for the sound the first 2 stops we limited out on big reds and were catching and releasing. Two more stope we had the big box the drink bow and 5 gallon buckets filled to the top. Talk about fun. We are back at it tomorrow and will post a report. If you want to get into an unbelievable meat haul give is a call. YOU'll be glad u did !!!!! >

Our lodge which is just steps from the boat features 2200 square feet of deluxe accommodations with a full kitchen four bed rooms, and two living rooms with flat screen plasma TV’s with over 100 channels. . Fish out of our boats or yours.

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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Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 2:05:17 PM

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footsmonster

terrytown, LA USA

I remember Jody telling me years ago about some Koreans that were fishing with him and they stopped around noon and pulled a couple trout out the box, squeezed some lime on the filets and ate em up.  Drag races this weekend but after that it is on for the beach.  Trout starting to show up and it is starting to get the right temp.  Hootchie mammas starting to show up also.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 12:42:41 PM

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turtle

metry, LA USA

Mattd, I believe those are parasites rather than
worms.  Also they are harmless.  I've never had
trout ceviche, but I wouldn't be opposed to
trying it.  

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 9:30:54 AM

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Purple and White

Terrytown, LA USA

Well it's almost that time of the year again. Surf Fishing Grand Isle.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 9:19:32 AM

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MattD.

New Orleans, LA USA

Real Sea man,
The recipe is not up yet, but as far as I remember ceviche is raw fish. No offense but it is insane to eat raw trout, I can't even tell you how many times I have pulled spaghetti worms out of trout, not something I want to worry about eating while its alive.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 9:00:39 AM

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Capt. Tommy Pellegrin

Houma, LA USA

Open invitation to everyone to come down to Dularge and support my Grandson. Benefit Poker Run, silent auction, live auction and lots of food and fun. KC hall in Dularge April 26. Come bid on a trip with the World Famous Kevin Beach.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 8:57:19 AM

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ReelSeaman

S.E. Louisiana, LA USA

Another wonderful day exploring the marshes of SE Louisiana. Headed out of Hopedale late in the morning. Ran the Spoil Canal out looking for clean water and silverwonders and found both. Fished the islands of the Lake of Second Trees.

Drifted around several islands fishing Matrix shad, Voodoo Shrimp, H & H Beetles and other soft plastics under corks and on the bottom to no avail until the afternoon. Casting a small gold spoon between some grass patches on the east side of an island looking for some reds and bang! 18 inch silverwonder! Moved into position to make a few more casts, dropped anchor and proceeded to fill up the cooler in a place I would expect reds. All were caught no more than 5 feet from the shore. Twenty seven throwbacks.

Spent the rest of the day exploring and looking for some reds to top off the cooler.  Found bull reds stacked up in a small pond on an island about 12 to 18 inches deep. Clearwater sight casting was too much fun. All were over 30 inches. Nothing for the cooler. Worked cuts and drainages as I headed back up the spoil canal catching several runt reds 12 to 16 inches and one keeper 16 and a half inches.

The day was absolutely beautiful.
Wind was minimal began from the north and switched to the south as the day went on.
Steady incoming tide all day.
Water was a 7 out of 10 - a lot more clear than I've seen this spring.
Lure du jour? Hard to say. Soft plastics had to be small Voodoo Shrimp in natural colors. Small gold spoon probably caught as many trout as soft plastics - go figure. Had 4 rods all rigged differently and ready to go.

Had Silverwonder CEVICHE for dinner and gave trout to those who don't or can't fish.
Got a little pink from the first hot day in full sun but nothing serious.
Who knows when I'll get back out there.

I've included my basic recipe for CEVICHE in the picture caption for anyone who wants it.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 8:38:06 AM

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pat sanders

shreveport, LA USA

SOLD BOAT:  yep my old 24' vip is
gone.was like watching a kid leave
home.from now on when I come down I will
charter.have 2 fishing buddys with boats
so don't really need on for up
here.besides ran into all kinds of
problems the last 2 times I hauled it to
south la.one was taking someone who just
is not a fisherman.I'm an all day kind
of guy.anyway some charter capt will be
getting my business from now on. take
care.  pat

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 8:39:11 PM

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Raindawg

Madisonville, LA USA

I am about to start fishing the Lake Borgne and Lake Pontchartrain areas out of Slidell.  I have a center console boat with a T Top.  Is there any schedule for when the various bridges in the areas are open?  Are the waits typically long?  Primarily concerned with Hwy 11, trestles, and bridges on Rigolets and the Chef.  Any input would be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 6:46:40 PM

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Dreamcatcher

Metairie, LA United States

In response to Capt. Jody Donewar

Great to see that the trout are finally showing up in good numbers, as well as the live shrimp.
Good job, Jody, as always. I see you are keeping up your stellar reputation!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 6:07:28 PM

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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

(An open letter to CCA Louisiana Executive Director, David Cresson - ... also posted on RodnReel.com, and emailed to Todd Masson NOLA.com, Bob Marshall The Lens) and members of SLC.

Louisiana Executive Director, David Cresson;

Your dedication to the bill proposed by Rep. Stuart Bishop, labeled ( House Bill 1082) is/was amazing.

I only wish you and the CCA had this dedication & enthusiasm in regards to the CPRA's proposed diversions that will destroy brackish/inside saltwater fishing and the associated estuaries in southeast Louisiana.

You have said to me and others that you and the CCA fully support the Masterplan, which includes the diversions.

Rep. Joe Harrison has a upcoming bill House Bill 810.

House Bill 810, has an objective goal to provide operating guidelines of the proposed diversions that will help protect our brackish fishing and essential estuaries via salinity control to be set in Louisiana law.

Members of the CPRA say the bill is unnecessary because phrases of similarity already exist in the Masterplan. Of course House Bill 810 if passed would become state law and the intents of the Masterplan are just that, plans, not laws. In addition the verbiage in the Masterplan is ambiguous where as the verbiage in House Bill 810 will set distinct legal performance guidelines.

As you are the Executive Director of the Louisiana CCA I encourage you to act in the best interest of the members of the CCA and protect the future of the fisheries that your dedicated and generous contributing members so love!

Please encourage the passage of Rep Joe Harrison's House Bill 810 in the vein of your quote in support of Rep. Stuart Bishop's House Bill 1082.

"To put it simply, This is about better science and enhanced management for Louisiana's recreational fisheries, and better fishing for our anglers." - David Cresson

Sincerely,

Mike Lane Owner, RodnReel.com (504) 858-0484

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 3:46:16 PM

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Chris

Mandeville, LA USA

Headed out to oak river bay out of Delacroix this
weekend and was wondering if anybody knows
where I can get into some big bull reds around
that area. Thanks

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 3:33:53 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

BEAUTIFUL DAY ON THE WATER!

It was day two for David and Deana and what a great morning it was.

We left out of the Delta Marina in Empire, LA early this morning with the weather looking perfect. The wind was light with an incoming tide. We fished the bays west of the Mississippi River using live shrimp for bait. David and Deana caught their limit of 50 fine Speckled Trout once again.

CaptainJodyDonewar.com

504-453-1519

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 3:28:05 PM

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Making Memories

Purvis, MS USA

Forgot to add pictures of yesterday's trip.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 1:55:39 PM

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Majors032008

New Orleans, LA USA

In response to dynamicdeepwater:

Thanks for the reports! Actual current conditions are
extremely helpful and informative. Keep 'em coming!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 12:42:28 PM

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Louisiana Fishing Charters

Delacroix , LA USA

The fishing in Delacroix has been great since are
last report. Trout are been caught on matrix
shads 2 ft under a cork. We have been catching
limits just about daily. Today was a 2 hr limit and
Monday 70% of the fish were 2 lb plus. Glad to
see spring finally made it.
For kc I would head down to oak river bay and
stick and move only power pole down when you
catch 3 or more.
We still have a FEW date available and one or
two weekend open for the summer so call
504669-1263
Also took a group Sunday to Breton sound and
the water was beautiful. Bull reds!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 11:37:42 AM

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Capt. Christian

Slidell, LA USA

Finally some nice weather....the fish have been showing up in the lake and that is nice too!  The season is upon us as our call volume has been picking up a little bit right on cue....most problems have been fuel related as a lot of our customers are just getting back out in their boats after having them sit up the winter.  Just a reminder to check your fuel water seperators by dumping the fuel into a pickle jar to make sure it is not full of water or junk.....it just may save your trip.....Give us a call if you don't already have your sea tow membership!  Sea Tow New Orleans (504) 301-4545 Westbank (504) 433-4869 or online @ www.seatow.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 11:24:04 AM

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Making Memories

Purvis, MS USA

Made a trip to Delacroix yesterday (Tuesday, April
22) with my wife’s Dad, my nephew, and one of his
friends. Left Sweetwater boat launch around 7:30.  
Went straight to Grand Lake to try for reds.  A little
windy but water was somewhat clean.  Fished for
several hours….slow bite but did catch 5 keeper
reds and 3 specks with several throwback
reds/specks.

We then headed to Lake Batola and found a bayou
with clean, moving water……got several more
specks including 3 more keeper reds.

Went back to Grand Lake…picked up one more
keeper red and decided to make one last drift
through an area in Grand Lake.  Bingo!!  We were
throwing them in the bottom of the boat. We had
the CRAZY 15 minutes of non-stop speck action
with several over 17 inches with doubles and even a
couple of triple hook ups. We even picked up some
more reds in the same spot with the specks.

Respectable total for the day…....62 nice trout  and
12 reds in the box.

All of the fish were caught in the Grand Lake and
Lake Batola area on the bottom with matrix shad-
tiger bait being the best….also caught some on
matrix shad lemon head.

More importantly, I had a chance today to make
some memories and spend quality time on the water
with some great people.  

What will you do today cause tomorrow isn't
promised!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 10:43:31 AM

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Sweetwater

Delacroix, LA USA

I know we have not posted in a while. Captain Jack has been quite busy with the termite business spraying for those yucky buck moth caterpillars.    We’ve gotten reports from fellow fishermen and charter captains.  The fishing is getting better and so is the weather.  There are trout that can be caught on the outer edges of Delacroix, such as Lake Camp and Bay Lafourche.  Also, they have been catching them on the inside where the twin pipelines and Four Horse meet.  There are fish out there and being caught on the inside and outside using Matrix Shad as well as live minnows.  
We do not have any minnows or live shrimp right now.  Jack has spoken to the bait man and we should have shrimp within the next few weeks.  We will update everyone quickly.  I have even made a phone call for some minnows and the bait man said they are hard to come by right now.  If you now anyone selling live minnows give Captain Jack a call (504 453 8382).

Charters are still available for April, this last weekend of April our rooms are booked unfortunately.   Our Sweetwater special is 25$ and includes dead bait, 20lb bag of ice, and a boat launch.  Our dead bait is going for 13$ a bag right now.  A launch is 10$ and for a kayak it is 5$.  

It’s Spring Break and Sweetwater in Delacroix is the place to be.

We offer back downs and valet parking. And fish cleaning when available.

Come out to Sweetwater where customer service is number one; remember we are the second launch.

Happy fishing!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 10:15:10 AM

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ReelSeaman

S.E. Louisiana, LA USA

(Tried to post earlier but lost it due to internet connection problems)

Well I found out what its like to run on one cylinder from Adema pond - near black bay up the oak river in a north wind. fun NOT! A four hour return was not my idea of a good time, especially after turning around 1 mile from your destination and not fishing! One thing is for sure, the old Johnson 48 is one hell of a good engine. She still has a lot of compression. Stopped at Tim's Marine and picked up spark plugs on the way home and she fired right up on all cylinders.

Delacroix was pumping mud everywhere - I was going slow enough too see that's for sure. Takes a while for Disneyland to clean up so I suggest heading to outer bays or elsewhere the next few days.

No SunSetter awning appointments, installs, or deliveries so I'm heading out to Coquille and Lake of Second Trees later this morning to see if I can find some clean water.

If it got a little too warm on the patio or deck this past holiday give me a call. We can fix that with a SunSetter Awning. (504) 908-1870 or if I'm fishing (504) 908-1870 and set an appointment with my wife Laura.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 7:13:26 AM

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Chris

Mandeville, La United States

In response to Kc

Been fishing delacroix steady the last month and
can attest to oneofthepack gotta find clean water
and it's been tough with all the wind, last
Saturday was nice but for me the trout bite just
hasn't been there I usually pick up a few here
and there but nothing steady. I believe if
conditions were favorable the outside bays could
be productive (oak river bay is my next
destination Saturday if the weather allows, if not
I'll just stay on the inside and fish for reds). Gotta
learn the oak river troll I've never done it
personally but it's definetly on my to-do list. Well
hope this helps you out and if you ever wanna
meet up I'll not turn down good company and a
chance to put fish in the boat or if you just wanna
know how it's been for me out there just shoot
me a text or give me a call (985-290-2535)
cause I'm in delacroix at least three out of four
weeks a month and would love to help fellow
fishpersons.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 9:25:39 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, La United States

In response to Kc

          TEAM JO-JO

“YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW”

Big Rusty & Oneofthepack had a good trip this past Saturday, finding clean water was a challenge, but we had to do the “OAK RIVER TROLL” technique because of the wind, and the wind and tide was going in different directions.

Learn how to do the “OAK RIVER TROLL” and the wind becomes your friend, and helps with the catching.

Also got some intel tonight, word is water is real bad (dirty) inside and outside, (west wind) hope by the weekend we get some s or east wind to help clear things up a little.

Big Ronnie (aka Wildman, aka Dago) and Oneofthepack will be out and about Saturday in search of the elusive Silverwonders, our goal will be 35 Silverwonders and 4 reds.

Hope to see you & yours out and about, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

P.S.

Bob Campbell, please give me a cal (504-915-4896) l lost your contact info, better yet email me stanleyfink@charter.net so we can send you that article that By Heck wrote on fishing the trestles.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 8:31:40 PM

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Kc

Pass, MS USA

Does anyone know of any reports out of
Delacroix  area? Thanks

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 6:24:36 PM

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TROUTMASTER

Slidell, LA USA

 CCA Meeting at the DOCK
Local Guide Bubby Lamy , Sam Barbara, from Wild Life and Fisheries, Champion Tralers and Sea Tow
Food and Drinks Ron Harris
Bring a friend

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 2:08:02 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans, LA USA

GOOD SPECKS CAUGHT IN WINDY CONDITIONS!

This morning I had the pleasure to guide regulars David and Deana from Knoxville, TN. The couple have been fishing with me for over 10 years.

We left out of Delta Marina in Empire, LA early this morning and headed out on the west side of the Mississippi River.

The wind got stiff before we stuck the pole on the first stop. The first stop was the only stop as we got a steady bite going using live shrimp under a cork. Got to fish these beautiful Speckled Trout for two hours boating 50 before the wind took over.

David and Deana will be with me again tomorrow. Hope we get a break from the wind!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 1:56:47 PM

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Nick

Fourchon, LA USA

The Family and I are making our first trip of the year to Fourchon area this weekend to try an find some speckles. Just wondering if anyone has any reports on the timbalier area? Have the trout moved to the beaches or the southern islands yet? Just looking for a few pointers to narrow my search. Thanks for any available help.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 11:38:23 AM

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seabird

metairie, LA USA

thanks capt jerry allen !

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 11:22:31 AM

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dynamicdeepwater

Gulf of Mexico, LA USA

Perro Grande, a triple engine baby blue hydrasport, and a freeman 33 have been fishing the area. All have had hookups. Some pulled in large tuna, some football sized.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 10:21:16 AM

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Capt. Jerry Allen

Venice, LA USA



Hey, the above you tube video is a CBS news report
they aired recently . The report was on the area
near where deep water horizon was located.
Good news!! The scientist were very encouraged
by what they found. Take a look at the report, its
got some good footage from the sub "Alvin".

It looks like the weather is gonna start letting us
run on a regular basis which is gonna be REAL
nice. The fishing has been very good, but its only
going to get better! The marlin&MODE=TERM_SEARC H">Marlin are already here ,
and the Big bull Dolphin are sure to be coming
with May right around the corner. The tuna&MODE=TERM_SEARCH"> Tuna
fishing should remain good as well.
I have a pretty good number of days open in
May, so if you

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 8:54:51 AM

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TRP

New Orleans, LA USA

Fun day on the water Monday with grandson and
others thanks to Capt. Joe Vinson of Bayou Charters.
Kids caught reds, drum a lonely trout and of course a
couple of hard heads. Thankyou Joe!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 8:28:07 AM

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DJ

MRGO , LA Unknown

In response to Freddy JacK Eddy

With light winds the last few days and a
good tide, I made a trip to Elmers Island
Monday. Arrived at 2. Water quality was a
9 on a 1-10 scale. Beach was very clean,
good job guys.  Tossed swim baits in the
surf for 2 hours. No trout, no birds, no
bait fish. Headed home back to Metry.
Give the beach 2-3 more weeks.  I heard
they are still in the marsh down da
bayou. I love me some Grand Isle.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 7:51:14 AM

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dynamicdeepwater

Gulf of Mexico, LA USA

Am report, Mississippi Canyon 29.
Not much action this morning that I can see.  Not like yesterday, where under every flock of gulls it looked like someone was boiling water.
Will report back if I see anything. Winds light out of the WNW. Seas confused, WSW swell, 2-3. Sky overcast,with a few small showers expected throughout the day.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 6:31:31 AM

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Freddy JacK Eddy

Dfw, TX USA

Hey guys,
My buddies and I are headed down to Leeville
Friday-Sunday and we were just wondering if
anyone could give us a few pointers for fishing
the area.  We sure would appreciate any tips -
the reports are not as frequent as in the past it
seems.  Thanks, Fred

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 10:18:46 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

         TEAM JO-JO

Oneofthepack believes in the Easter Bunny for sure, as Loveofthepack , Grandkidsofthepack (Big William, Big Vienne) and Oneofthepack where having Easter breakfast at I-HOP (not my favorite place) got a call from the Easter Bunny, Big Bob Campbell, Bob had saw our post on RODNREEL,com requesting info on trolling Rattle Traps along the trestles in Lake P and wanted to know if Oneofthepack wanted to make a trip Monday, did not have to flip a coin for this decision, yes was the answer even before checking with Loveofthepack.

We were all set to meet at Dockside at 6:15 AM, Oneofthepack did not even have to bring nay gear, but I did bring my rod with H&H purple beetle on it, just in case.

SIGNS:

• Easter Bunny is for real
• All fisherperson on time
• Big Bob, Big Don, and Oneofthepack, loaded up Big Bob’s 20 SeaFox (nice rig), settle down for that long boat ride, (8 minutes) to the fishing hole.

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• Partly cloudy
• E.S.E. WIND 6-8 MPH
• Tide falling hard
• Cool Temps
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 3 minus
• Not many boats out

TECHNIQUE:

• Trolling Rattle traps, with a trailer
• Boat motoring around 2 to 2.3 mph
• Pool Stick for a rod, lead core line, swivel, leader (18 to 24”), leader, (18-24”) off rear ring of rear hook, to a #4 trouble hook, buried into a squid.
• Leave out about 40 to 50 yards on lead core line, or until you feel the bottom, reel in a little to keep it off the bottom
• Keep jerking your rod forward, than let the slack go back, then repeat this action jerk forward, slack back.

LURE DU JOUR:

3” H&H purple beetle never even hit the water

½ oz & ¾ oz rattle traps, silver with black back, or blue back, one even had a yellow belly. Color of the rattle trap did not make a difference, (Oneofthepack observation) it was all about the trailer.

We used squid trailers, sparkle green, glow white, Matrix Shad Tiger, Matrix shad Leon drop, H&H Cacohoe green with bright red tail, they all caught Silverwonders.

Big Bob had a special technique to string the Matrix Shad  trailer on a # 4 trouble hook, it work great.

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

Big Eastofmrog’s favorite 5 mile reef, back & forth, forth & back, east side with falling tide, west side with rising tide.

Stopped catching at 3:20 PM, called it a day, the Silverwonders where still very active when we left.

Big Dudley showed up around 2:30 PM, along with a few other boats, check your tide charts and see if there is any rhyme or reason for them to show up at that time.
They where casting and retrieve along the trestles.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• (41) Silverwonders (6) throw backs
• (5) Flounder (caught on Rattle traps)
• (6) Bottoms Lost rattle traps
• Good food and drinks as provide by Big Bob
• Relaxing day on the water with Big Bob & Big don, two of the best trolling fisherpersons Oneofthepack knows
• Made 2 new friends thanks to rodnreel.com, also met Big Walter wt DockSide, me think he is going out tomorrow.
• Lean:
o Patient is needed, needed very much
o Persistence is needed, needed very much
o Once you hit a few keep working that area over back & forth
o Fish the whole trestles north to south and south to north east & west side
o Type pole to use
o Type reel to use
o Type Rattle Traps to use
o Type trailers to use
o Lead core line 19# test
o Leader to rattle trap 18# test
o Leader to trailer 17# test
o Trailer hook size # 4 trouble hook
o Lead core line is colored, let you line out 2 ½ colors on the reel.
o Go by Gus to Buy rig already made up
o Have plenty of rattle traps, trailers, leaders, and trouble hooks on board to deal with hang ups
o Saw my first lure retriever, Big Don hung up, put on the lure retriever, and bingo, lure was freed up, when I hung up all Big Don had to do was to reach for it, and I got un-hung, but the rest of the day the lure retriever did not work to well.
o Don’t leave home without the trolling rig
• Best fishing trip of my life, until eh net one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Oneofthepack jumped out first, and had a steady day, Big Don was doing his thing, and Big Bob, (had to keep the boat on the right path) was having little trouble hooking up. But as the day went on and we went through a real slow catching period and we entered the 3rd quarter, Big Bob was the man. Going into the final 4th quarter it was anybody claim to Fisherperson of the day, Oneofthepack luck ran out, Big Bob was on a few, but Big Don changed out his trailer and went to a 3” H&H green w/red tail cacohoe, and started to reel them in. Me think Big Don was our Fisherperson of the day for sure.

SUGGESTIONS:

Make a trip with a Master of trolling (like Big Bob & Big Don) if you new to trolling, let them have the day and make all the decisions, and learn as much as you can, listen to all the little special things they say and do, and someday we may be a Master of trolling,

Oneofthepack THANKS Big Bob and Big Don for letting me tag along, and for them sharing all the knowledge and knowhow of trolling  Lake P with me, my only wish is that they let Team Jo-Jo reciprocate with a trip on the Bay Flat Sr down in our Disney World known as Delacroix island any day they can make it.

It was a Happy Easter, hope to see all you fisherperson out and about, until then  :

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

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Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 5:58:20 PM

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dynamicdeepwater

Gulf of Mexico, LA USA

I constantly read these reports while I'm offshore, so I figured I would contribute.
I'm at MC 29, drilling in 2,000 ft of depth. Schools of Tuna have been visible off and on throughout the day. One sportfisher, the perro loco or something of that sort, trolled around with no luck. I believe the best strategy would be free lining.I will report back tomorrow morning on the current status in this area.

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 4:11:51 PM

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Capt. Frank Moore/Fish with the King

Shell Beach, LA USA

FUN FUN FUN!!! Had the pleasure of fishing today with Bob Dagenport, Bob Herbert, John Demarche, and Frances Weimar. The guys came in last night from Baton Rouge and Gulfport, MS and we got an early start. Second stop drags screaming in every direction again. We limited out on big reds with puppy drum mixed in. Talk about fun. We had a non stop action day catching a total of 8 reds we could keep. We turned at least 20 loose to fight another day. We filled the big box up to the top with little ice along with three 5 gallon buckets. The reds, heads, and drum were crazy in the sound today. I have a few openings this week and the weather looks great. Take a look at the pictures and give me a call. YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID!!!!!!!!!

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: Fishwiththeking1@cox.net

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Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 2:04:50 PM

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Capt. Frank Moore/Fish with the King

Shell Beach, LA USA

Here are the pictures from our catch yesterday!!
For charter info call 504-881-9966.

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Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 1:56:38 PM

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Troutmaster

slidell, LA USA

CCA meeting a the dock April 22 Tue. at 5:30. Capt Bubby Lamy ,Champion Trailers, and Sam Barbara, will talk about the STAR TOURNIMENT. FREE FOOD AND DRINKS  bring a friend. Tks Ron Harris 985-640-6405

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 11:48:13 AM

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Chris

Mandeville, La United States

In response to Will

Haven't been out that far yet, been staying inside catching reds the trout been tough for me so far this year but I think I'll be headed to the outer bays next time so would definetly like to know how you do out there.

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 10:20:53 AM

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Capt Chandler

Venice, LA USA

It's been awhile since I've posted so I figured now would be a good time since the winds blowing and I'm not fishing. Last trip I fished was Saturday, 4-12, the day before the front came through. The fishing was awesome! I had one guy come down that was eager to hammer on some yellow fins, and that we did! We had his limit of yellow fins in the boat, released two yellowfins and caught a few blacks to go along with them all in 2 1/2 hours of fishing! We headed in early with a full box of fish and one wore out fella! Fishing's great give me a call or check out the web site to book your trip now!

The fishing is the most consistent I've seen it this year, now is a great time to book a trip! Contact me for trip booking and special offers today!

Capt. Chandler Cataldie

318-730-4410

www.ChampionFishingCharters.com

36' Yellowfin Trip Yamaha 350

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Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 8:42:30 AM

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gtspeck

Kenner, La United States

In response to Scott

Yes you can by pass the built in tank with a seperate gas tank. If you plan on running the boat in the water recommend buying or if you know someone that has one, a  6 gallon marine gas tank.. You will need to connect it to the line going into the motor. I connected the one I used to the primer bulb.

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 5:27:36 AM

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Will

Metairie, LA USA

Heading to delacroix tomorrow morning ! Does
anyone have any reports for black bay?

Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 10:55:37 PM

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Capt. Johnny Nunez

Shell Beach, LA USA

Fishing Magician Charterswould like to wish everyone reading this a Happy Easter. My family took off today to spend some quality time together. We will be back on the water again this week. Keep watching for our reports. As you may have seen our emails were hacked, however, we are now in business again. We also have a boat slip with electric hoists, electricity, water, and cleaning tables for rent.

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

Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 8:42:23 PM

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Capt Moore / Fish With The King

Shell Beach , LA USA

SHELL BEACH REPORT !!!!!!!!! I have gotten behind on my reports but we have been catching limits of reds in the Biloxi Marsh about every time we fish. The number average from 15 to 25 along with drum and a few heads The fishwere caught on Campo's dead shrimp and a popping cork. Today I had the pleasure of fishing with Rick and Jenny with their sons Ryan age 9 Brandon age 15 from Gonzales Louisiana. Jenny's father Jack was in town from Nebraska. They wanted to show Jack the kind of fish and we have here in southeast Louisiana. Kevin and Karla also jumped on to give me a hand on the boat. It was a perfect day so we went for the Sound. In no time we had to drags screaming in different directions. Talk about fun !!!!! We limited out on big Reds catching a total of nine that we could keep. Lost track of how many we turn loose. We also had a nice box of heads and puppy Drum. Check out the picture below and give us a call. We are on a good fish bite. The speckled trout should show up within the next 30 days. Give us a call. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID !!!!!!!! >

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: Fishwiththeking1@cox.net

STOP THE DEVERSIONS!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN REBUILD A LOT MORE LAND WITH DREDGES IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND SAVE BILLIONS DOING IT. WE NEED TO SAVE OUR FISHERY BEFORE ITS TO LATE !!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 6:55:44 PM

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