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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

             TEAM JO-JO

Did a (reluctant)) solo trip this morning, returned Big Dave call (new fisherperson met (we never fished together yet) on rod & reel) but he can only go on Thursday or Friday, Called Big Ronnie no go, sent email to Big Bud (aka Eastofmrgo) no response, sent email to Big Andrew, company coming over no go, but we set up for Thursday this week.

No crew really did not want to go, but also knew I did not want to lay around the house all day Sunday like we did Saturday, needed to keep fighting the urge to stay home. Major decision ahead, time to flip a coin, even used a regular coin, heads go, and tails no go, heads it was.  Figured I would let the weather predications tell me to go or no go, Delacroix 1 mph out of the east w/ 3 mph gust, chances of thunder storms, what to do, what to do.

It was 4:00 am, Oneofthepack was up, got to bed at midnight, no chances of going back to sleep loaded up the FORD transporter (5) rods, tackle box, ice chest, and (2) Cajun anchors, and I where off for a much anticipated crowded day of fishing down in our Disney world known as Delacroix Island.

SIGNS:

• Had a red fish order from one of the ladies at the office, no crew so this my motivation for the day.
• Boring Saturday, grandkidsofthepack called they wanted to go eat at Waffle House, by the time I go there to pick them up out of (4) only Big William (aka Oneoftheapc2) wanted to go. Oak Harbor Waffle House 15 deep waiting for a table, plan B Hwy 433 10 deep waiting for a table. As we were leaving in search of a place to eat, lady comes out and says we have room at the counter, looked at Big William, your call, says he OK. Now have to order (I just got through eating breakfast with Loveofthepack, not hungry. Big William orders his plan Waffle & ice tea, I order bacon with a coffee. Big William eats half a waffle, he has done, back to daughterofthepack abode, drop Big William off, return home to relax.
• Loveofthepack now feeling better, announces we can keep our date for this evening, diner at Tubule for 6 pm and (Musical Act 1 & 2 with (9) scenes) play (Merrily We Roll Along) at Le Petit Theater. Diner was good, Oneofthepack & Loveofthepack modes not so good, first off our friends did not make it as planned, neither one of us running on all 8 cylinders, the theater was like a freezer, it has to be in the mid to high 60*, (Oneofthepack loving this) all the ladies where trying to cover up. It was a long 2 plus hour play, that I did not follow, (but following is not my strong suite) and at intermission I was looking forward to Loveofthepack saying lets go, this not to happen, now facing second half of play, finally realized what true love is, “Love is enduring” journeys in life with a smile for the ones you love.
• After fighting the go, no go morning I was an hour behind schedule for fishing, past on Waffle House, past on Last Stop, headed straight to boat slip.
• To my surprise not many boats on hwy, gas stations, boat launch relay expected to see  lot of activity
• Bay Flat Sr in her slings, looking kind of dappy, she looked rearing to go, and Oneofthepack was still fighting go, no go urge, but lady at MCC needed 2 clean red fish and we were one mission to get them for her.
• Quick stop at Lionel’s for go juice & ice, saw Mrs. Joan what a surprise she was looking good and had command of the mariner.
• Off to spot # 21

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• A little more wind that I expected, 20 – 24 mph out of the S.E. steady she blows all day
• Partly cloudy, what a treat
• Mild temps all day
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 5 plus nice
• Water temp 81F
• Tide slack, started to show signs of coming in around 9 am
• Saw (3) boats they would stop in Oak River & North / South pipeline, (this area somewhat protected from wind) leave run around and come back, one boats must have done this 4 times.

TECHNIQUE:

• Oneofthepack had a theory he was pursuing today, felt we knew, ((5) out of the (6) must know of catching (Who, What, Where, Why, How)) the only unknown of the 6 was When, when came around 9:02 am. Chose to stay put and not run around today, made a few spots but stayed close to the area that has produced, (no substitution for experience / knowledge) for the past month or so.
• Anchored up
• Oak River Troll
• Drift cast & retrieve
• Did not try corks
• Kept pursuing one area, finally through an accident found the Silverwonders, made a bad cast along eh shoreline, landed in the grass just under the top of the water, started to reel in fast to get out of it, and BAM!!!!!!!!!#@%&*#@, 2 ½# spec. That was nice thought I, need to try this aging, ran back up, and drifted past this spot, BAM!!!!!!!!#$%&*&$# another nice Silverwodners, now to close in and figure out how to set up on the strike  zone, position the Bay Flat Sr just off the shoreline, (14 feet of water)  and about 10 feet up stream of the strike zone, PERFECT. Now the fun stated, lasted from 9 to around 10:20 then they stopped.
• The Silverwodners where right along the grass line just waiting for bait to come out of the grass
• Made a few Oak River Trolls, but nothing, figured I found the crazy (15) mints I was looking for, was heading in when I saw Big Earl and his crew, they were heading for the honey hole, told them they were about 40 minutes late. They had live shrimp told them they might do well.

LURE DU JOUR:

• Check out attach picture, see for yourself.
• Flash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Oneofthepack has about 250 to 400 H&H purple beetles and Chartreuse glow beetles looking to trade for Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, will swap 2 beetle for 1 matrix shad.
• Theory # 57 of Oneofthepack, fish get use (when is a slam) to a lure (that is why I have 2 colors I use). At the CCA meeting Dockside passed out some 3” Matrix Shad Pink Champagne, so to offer the Silverwonders a different color tried it out, BAM caught 1 nice Silverwodners, but I could not stay away from eh Lemon Drop to long.
• Guess we trying to say, before you give up on a post that was producing, just change colors off and on
• Today had them rigged ((2) ¼ oz.) tandem, singles  ¼ oz., 3/8 oz. and even ½ oz. heads to combat the wind, but all fish caught with ¼ oz.,. H&H round white head w/gold hook.
• Next time out I will try rigging Matrix Shad Lemon drop like you do when worm fishing bury the hook in the body of the lure so it will come through the grass with our catching grass.

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP:

Spot # 20,21,22,23,24,25,20,21,23 (20)t, 2. 11:00am started to head in then I caught a real BIG one.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• (20) Silverwonders (7) throw backs
• (1) Flounder tip the scale @ 3.3#
• (3) Bass tip the scale@  1.11, 1.8 AND 1.1 threw them back
• (1) Gaff top
• Caught all spices of fish in one spot
• (1) bushel of grass
• No sticks
• No bottoms
• No anchors
• No extra  poles
• No food no drinks
• Met (2) fisherperson in a Tracker w/ Mercury, looked like they were doing the Oak River Troll north up Pencil canal, but when I got close to them saw the cover off the motor, offered to tow them in, they were more concern about ruining my trip then getting towed in, no problems says I, set back we have about a 45 minute crawl in. Picked them up at spot # 2 Pencil canal where you turn to go to Bay Bitola.
• Big Earl already coming in offered to tow them in on a plan, thanks, but no thanks, Oneofthepack does not like given up his catch.
• Made it to the Sweetwater dock, cut the Tracker lose, they tried to give me some money, asked that they please don’t do that, and with that I offered them my fish, but they had 1 red, and said no thanks, give to some of your rodnreel.com friends. Anyway told them they would be on rodnreel.com, they said they already knew that. Nice couple of fisherpersons, sad to see they had a little less than perfect day, after all they made it out, coming back was a little problem.
• No reds, but Oneofth4apck cleaned all the fish, she will get Silverwodners and not reds.
• Best fishing trip of my life, until he next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

No competition, it was the only one in the boat!

SUGGESTIONS:

Oneofthepack feels inside fishing is fast becoming to an end (for Team Jo-Jo) so get out their while they still biting on the inside, and think Oak River, don’t forget your live shrimp for those of you that have not mastered the art of  lure fishing,  as of yet.

PONDER OF THE DAY:


“There are two types of fisherman - those who fish for sport and those who fish for fish


Looks like Thursday will be next trip, if Oneofthepack can hold out that long, see you all out and about, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

P.S.

To the two fisherperson that we towed in, forgot to ask if you belong to Sea Two, if not strongly suggest you join, less than .48 /day, covers both your boat and trailer, call them to make sure I’m on track with amount and coverage, please give them my name Stanley Fink when you sign up, helps with my yearly fee.


And to all you maritime legal experts, what is the story about towing??????? What is the comment about who throws who the line?????????? What are the rules for assisting another boat that is broke down.  Maybe Wildlife & Fisheries ,USCG, and / or rodnreel.com can expound on the question??????

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 @ 9:00:02 PM

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Ole School

Elmers Island USA, LA USA

Here is a good recipe i just cooked.
Trout Chandelier Islands
1 hour total – 6 servings
1. 6 large trout filets
2. Creole seasoning
3. 2 tsps. olive oil
Marinate:
1. 2 tsps. Olive oil
2. ½  cup good white wine
3. 1-1/2 tsps. Wister shire
4. Juice of 1 lemon
Finish crab sauce:
1. ½ pound jumbo lump crab meat
2. 1 cup heavy cream
3. ½ stick unsalted butter
4. 2 tsps. cappers
5. Juice of one lemon and a few
lemon filets
6. ¾ cup green onion
7. 2 shallots
8. 2 tsps. chopped parsley
9. ½ cup white wine
10. Salk-pepper to taste

Turn oven to high broil.  Heat a cast
iron pot to high heat.  Heat a second
skillet to med-high heat.
Dust filets in creole seasoning good and
coat with olive oil, then marinate for
two minutes.  Place filets in cast iron
skillet and place a thin slice of lemon
on top.  Remove from stove top and put in
broiler on top shelve and broil 5 minutes
on high.  Pre-heat the serving plate’s
adequately.

The sauce:  Add two tsps. Of Olive oil to
second hot skillet and add shallots,
sauté down the shallots about 3 minutes.   
Add capers, lemon and lemon filets, and
return to a good boil.   Deglaze with the
wine.  Reduce by 1/3.  Hit with salt and
pepper. Add cream and blend well.  Add
green onions and swirl in a ½ stick
butter.  Bring to a boil and reduce about
three minutes. Fold in crab for one
minute and turn off heat and parsley.
By now the filets are done.  Remove from
heat and plate.  Add a generous portion
of the chandelier crab sauce on top of
the filets and serve.
Bon Appetite!
 

Sunday, May 24, 2015 @ 8:22:21 PM

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Team Last Stall

Hahnville, LA USA

Fishing Report for Saturday 05/23/2015

Finally back on the water!

Back in December a kid rear-ended me in the early morning traveling at 60/70 mph on the Interstate while we were at a dead stop for an accident at Franklin Avenue. My deckhand and I were heading down to the Breton Sound Marina for some winter fishing. Needless to say my boat was a total loss. It only took NOPD an hour and half to show up for the accident.

I was lucky enough to get another boat at the end of March and finally made the maiden down to Hopedale.

The Captain and his cousin from Mississippi made a trip down to Hopedale for a day of fishing.

First good sign was at the RaceTrac on Paris Road while I waiting for my cousin to meet me. A minivan was turning off of Paris Road when a Spanish female fell out of it and on to the road. I couldn’t believe it. The van stopped and it looked like a clown car from the circus with the people getting out of it. The cops showed up shortly after and sent them on their way. I knew it was going to be a great day of fishing!!!

We arrived at the BSM right at 5:00 am and joined the armada of boats. We picked up some live shrimp and pointed the boat towards the summer fishing grounds.

When we hit the outside the wind was howling and there was rollers in the sound. It had to be a steady 15 knots. We took somewhat of a pounding and headed to the end of the rocks.

First stop and it was on. We boxed 42 really nice specks and a couple of fat girls to boot.  We also caught a couple of heads, 1 drum, and 1 flounder. The bite wasn't fast and furious but it was steady. All they wanted was live shrimp. They wouldn't touch the plastic.

After the bite ended we bounced around but could never get back on a bite.

No limits on this trip, but we finished the day putting a nice box of fish together.

It was a great day to be on the water.

Till next time…

Team Last Stall

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 @ 8:19:58 PM

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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

God bless all those that have given their life for our country.

We are all so blessed.

I am proud to have contributed to our national defense in Vietnam but my service dosen't hold a candle to those that gave up their lives to keep us free.

God bless each and everyone of these heros and their families.

Mike Lane

Sunday, May 24, 2015 @ 7:55:59 PM

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Future_Esq15

Baton Rouge, LA USA

Anybody have an opening for a inshore charter
for 2 people 5/25 Please email at williejoseph298@gmail.com

Sunday, May 24, 2015 @ 4:03:40 PM

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Melerine's Camp Rental

Delacroix Island, LA USA

Please Don't Waite Sign Up Now.It All Goes for a Good Cause,If you Down there Fishing anyway Get in on the Action.Just Pass Sweetwater.The Food Alone is worth It. Support Our Wounded Men Who Fought for Us!!!

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 @ 1:40:47 PM

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Capt. Frank Moore/Fish with the King

Shell Beach, LA USA

Rather be lucky then good!!!!!! Had the pleasure of fishing today with good friends and great fisherman. Chris Wegman, his sons, Joe and Beau along with Todd Schultz fished with me today. They have fished with me for over 20 years. With the steady 15 knots plus we took one shot in Breton sound. Got lucky and limited out on speckled trout. All the fish were caught tight lining campo’s live shrimp. The fish were slamming the bait. The guys are always a treat to fish with.

Our other boat had the pleasure of fishing with David, Justin, Jessy, and Ross. They caught there limit of 20 reds, 7 drum, 2 heads, and 3 trout. Back at it tomorrow and will post a report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday, May 23, 2015 @ 10:18:07 PM

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Secret Formula

Algiers, La United States

In response to Secret Formula

we made the loop today but it was really tough
sledding.  The wind was a beast.  But 08:00 the seas
along Elmers Island were running a solid 2-1/2 and
building which produced a brutal inside break.  The
water was stained but fishable, however, after a few
sets a crew member became distressed and we had
to retreat in the inside to continue fishing.
We ran to Four Bayou and managed to box 12 trout
with the biggest maybe pushing 2 pounds.. Hung in
long enopugh to fish about an hour of the falling
tide hoping to get on a strong bite but it wasn't to
be.  All the fish were caught at the camps on
croakers carolina rigged on the incoming tide.  It
was still a great day afloat with good company.  
Until next time, ARRIVE ALIVE!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2015 @ 8:38:25 PM

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FishNetwork

Metairie, LA USA

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Delacroix, Louisiana
2nd launch on the Right
Sweetwater Marina
Captain Jack Payne

Just a picture to show you the various areas you can access from Bayou Gentilly.

It doesn't get any SWEETER than this.

Best of luck to everyone fishing this Memorial Day Weekend.

Saturday, May 23, 2015 @ 3:00:48 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, La United States

In response to Andy Hellmers

And Sunshine Too, many thanks for the I.D. of plant, now all Oneofthepack needs to do is buy & plant, then can go fishing.

As for today, Loveofthepack under the weather, so staying close to home in case needed.

If feeling better tonight is our night out for dinner & a play at Le Pattie.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Saturday, May 23, 2015 @ 7:36:26 AM

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Sweetwater Marina, Capt. Jack

Delacroix, LA USA

Today on his charter Capt. Jack and his group
caught 25 Reds (perfect size Reds, 18-20
inches), 10 Black Drum, 4 Speckled Trout, 1
Flounder and threw back 15-20 nice Reds.  
Reports from people arriving back at the launch
at Sweetwater Marina here on Delacroix Island
were pretty much the same.  Most did really well
on Reds and Black Drum with a few Specs in the
mix.  A couple folks I spoke with coming in a little
later this evening seemed to fair better with the
Specs.  But everyone said it was just too pretty
of a a day to not come out and see what the
marshes of Delacroix had to offer.  Capt. Jack's
Fishing Tip - If you are looking for Reds you don't
have to go far.  Try ponds in the inner marshes
of Delacroix with ditches draining into them.  
When he says you don't have to go far, we are
talking about 5 to 10 minutes from the
Sweetwater Marina launch.  Capt. Jack has
another tip today, he recently started using a
KYSEK ICE CHEST and it has made his fishing
trips a good bit easier.  We will have live shrimp
for tomorrow and would love to see you.  So
come on down to Sweetwater, the marina that
loves their customers.   And remember we are
the second launch.

If you are interested in a charter or lodging
please call 504-342-2368.  We are coming up on
one of the best times of the year for fishing and
booking up quickly, so don't wait.  A small
deposit will hold you reservation.  Hope to see
you soon.  

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Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 9:45:24 PM

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Secret Formula

Algiers, LA USA

My crew plans to make our first earnest attempt to
get on a beach bite tomorrow making "The Loop".  
The wind forecast looks to be bumpy to beating but
we're determined to go drown some croakers.  
Fellow fishmen on Grand Isle today took a serious
beating with little to show for 12 hours in the boat,
but tomorrow is another day and hopefully the trout
gods will smile on all of us.  As always, you can hail
me on Ch16. VHF and if I'm on a good bite I'll gladly
call you in.  Will post results tomorrow.
ARRIVE ALIVE!!!

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 8:40:24 PM

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eastofmrgo

slidell, LA USA

only had time to post pic, before the boss said "going to dockside in Picayune for shrimp po-boys" AWH MAN , OK.   wife ,me, son, daughter-in-law 3 grandkids 1-5 years old,  her treat so aint missin that.

Walked out at 4:30 this morning and almost changed plans to fish the trestle, a morning like this in September(63deg) would require a trip to the Biloxi Marsh. Quick launch at Byu Liberty marina and off to my favorite five mile long reef, hugged the shore along Carr dr, to avoid the chop from a 14 and Gusting NNE wind. Picked a spot about FB 4 , west side and started a trollin motor slowed drift south. Switched sides to try to get some relief from the wind and it helped but no bites. Back to the west side, and got in line around FB5 and watched a man and a 8-10 year old boy  with live bait boxin specks every other cast, myself and a couple of others appeared to just be spectators. Tried for awhile there and managed to catch 3-13” specks, Back to the east side and across to the Hwy 11 Bridge east side on the light fallin tide, few casts and 2 throw back flounders, 6-12”, one something that headed straight to the pilins and broke off. Called ONE MORE CAST and BAM, nice hit, but just weight, no fight, got it to the surface and when I saw the doormat, I fell all over myself tryin to find the net, fish waited patiently while I got the bent handle net( dam tree next to the driveway) out from under the ice chest perfect net job and 19’ flounder in the box, I don’t think he knew what happened till he hit the ice and shot straight up, TOO LATE FOR FIGHTIN NOW BUBBA. Many more cast and a few possible hits later the wind completely died. Made a run  south  but the water was chocolate there , so off to 176 west side (light incoming tide) and started fishin north, few hits, one lost at the boat and one in the box, was all I could muster for 2 hours fishin, last cast at 174 and a half and I was done, 12:20pm.
Water was fairly clean on the north and midlake 7on 1-10 scale, 3 on the south end ,Wind 14 nne and gusting to start and dead calm after 10 for the rest of the morning, water temp 80 most places, tide fell for a couple of hours to start and made a fairly quick turnaround to light incoming. Tried Tiger bait and lemon head on ¼ and 3/8oz heads but all fish caught on the chartreuse  glow beetle of the double beetle rig(purple on top).Think the flounder was caught on lemonhead, maybe, (brain fart).
Even with the crazy wind lots of people tryin, I was reminded why I don’t use an anchor, I watched lots of folks spend more time tryin to get the anchor to grab than fish, then a boat would travel down the trestle and the wake would set off  an unanchoring fiesta. All this time Father and Son slammin the specks with the perfect anchor set, just their day I guess. I tried close in far out and everything in between, According to my log, the falling tide has been best for me, past years the incoming tide was best, something else to wonder about.
Maybe all the fish went to the causeway, heard the the catchin is easy  there now.(maybe some of the trestle folks will head that way.)

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 8:22:38 PM

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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

DockSide Crew sets out for secluded areas in search of speckled trout in Lake Pontchartrain using Matrix and Vortex Shad

http://www.MatrixShad.com
http://www.DockSideLA.com

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 5:53:24 PM

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Capt. Mohre/Fish with the King

Shell Beach, LA USA

WINDY AT THE BEACH!!!!!!! Had the pleasure
of fishing with Bradly Cooper and his friends
Lee, Chad, Jeff, Lee, Justin, Tod, and Bud from
Picayune, MS. This is an annual church trip from
Zion Hill Baptist church. The 8 guys came down
last night. We got an early start but could not
beat the wind. Both boats did pretty well.  We
had a total of 27 reds, 60 speckled trout, and 2
sheepshead. The wind never blew less then 20
out the NNE. Tide was high and that always
helps. Campos live shrimp and a cork in the
Biloxi marsh was the ticket. We are back at it
tomorrow and will post a report. Charter info
504- 881-9966.  

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 3:09:41 PM

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Ole School

Elmers Island USA, LA USA

Team surf king whacked some nice surf
trout in Grand isle Thursday.  Clean water
falling tide late in the day.  Best bait
was the white Bombardier with chartreuse
head and Matrix shrimp creole. Today was tough.  Was greeted
with 20 knots easterly winds at dark 30 on
the point at Elmers.  Heard Thursday in the
surf 25-30 fishermen were in a line and a
schooled of bull reds spooled all of them.  
Bet that was a sight!
Surf King out!
Cheers!   

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 1:43:23 PM

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Andy Hellmers

Hammond, LA USA

OneofthePack, That plant is indeed Lily-of-the-Nile, Agapanthus africanus.  You should be able to find it at one of the local plant retailers or it can be propagated from divisions-i.e. dividing the thick fleshy roots. If planted by seed it won't flower for 3-4 years.  Grow in full sun to partial shade. Must have well drained soil, raised bed with sand and bark added or does well in containers also.  Root rot is a problem, especially with all the recent rain, but very few pests otherwise.  Hope this helps.  Thanks for the reports. I haven't been able to fish much last couple of years.
Andy Hellmers-Horticulturist   

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 1:35:46 PM

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Sunshine Too

Slidell, LA USA

OneOfThePack:  That flower is an
Agapanthus Lily of the Nile.  You should
be able to buy it any almost any garden
center/nursery or maybe even Home Depot.  
Unfortunately I know less about fishing
than you know about flowers, but
fortunately I know less about flowers
than I do about fishing.  But I happen
to have some of this flower in my garden
at home thanks to my wife, who knows a
lot about gardening and nothing about
fishing.  Methinks its good to keep it
that way.

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 11:16:09 AM

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Wanda Stewart Sales and Advertising for RodnReel.

New Orleans, LA USA

One of The Best Fishing Destination in The World

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 10:31:26 AM

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Honeyhole

Venice, LA USA

Redfish Salad


¼ cup chopped celery
½ cup mayo
½ teaspoon lemon juice
¼ cup sweet chopped onion
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
paprika to taste
2 eggs
1 tablespoon chives
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon sweet relish
Redfish

Combine everything and mix well. Refrigerate until chilled.


LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION AT THE VENICE HONEYHOLE HOUSEBOAT FOR THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. PLEASE COME STAY WITH US. ONE OF THE BEST ACCOMODATIONS IN VENICE ON THE WATER!

Venice Honeyhole Lodging
Beautiful 3 bedroom houseboat available for rent
Located in Venice Marina slip B6
Come stay with us, super convenient location

Venice Honeyhole Lodge
www.venicehoneyhole.com
email us: venicehoneyhole@gmail.com
Call 504- 723-1640 or 504-723-1616

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 10:14:37 AM

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Mike Hanemann

Kenner, LA USA

Had six friends from Nebraska and two from B.R. come in last Wednesday (5/13/15), hoping to enjoy the bounty of the LA marsh. Capt. Frank Moore was able to accommodate us on two boats and a great time was had by all. Everybody caught lots of trout (see The King's report of that date), but more importantly, we cut up and laughed the whole time, while Frank & Kevin & Logan & Steve did the heavy lifting and even provided lessons for the less experienced anglers. Thanks, Frankie and crew.
Mike

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 9:49:10 AM

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Wanda Stewart Sales and Advertising for RodnReel.

New Orleans, LA USA

Making Memories, I would like to share this fishing video with all rodnreel posters. Take your kids or grandkids fishing, this memorial day weekend and share your pics with rodnreel,you will make memories that will last a life time. The excitement of watching them catch fish and the experience of learning about our water ways are priceless.

Special thanks to Mr. David Hall for allowing me to use this video of him enjoying a day of fishing with his son, and I might add, Mr. Hall is a great photographer

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 9:29:47 AM

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New Orleans, LA USA

Red Snapper 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 9:11:28 AM

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Capt.Mike Gallo / Angling Adventures of Louisiana

new Orleans, LA USA

Enjoying the Blue Wave Experience

The Angling Adventure continues for my clients. Life is better in a Blue Wave.

Posted by Mike Gallo on Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 9:01:56 AM

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Mike

Slidell, LA USA

Thanks Pack.  The guy's name could have been
Lenny as well, I'm not good with names either
haha. I will email you for the info you have put
together. It's much appreciated and I look
forward to learning as much as I can. Thanks
again

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 8:37:02 AM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, La United States

In response to Mike

              TEAM JO-JO


Oneofthepack not good at all w/names,( fished this past Saturday all day  with a good friend and his son, called his son Don all day, (he answered) posted using Big Don, then found out his name was Dom, but to me he will always be a Don, anyway he caught the winning red of the rodeo we were fishing) but Lemmy does not get a bite in my well-aged mine, as for the maps, just email us and we will email them back to you.


We have posted on rodnreel.com our map & location of up to spot # 7,  and spot # 18, along with an associated narrative on much needed info (depth, bottom type, Oak River Troll status, best wind, best tide, the who, what, where, when, why) on each spot, we hope to post all 95 plus spots down the road.


Knowing / being in the spot is only one phase of the equations, knowing / living in the spot, and knowing where the strike zone is, is the other part of the equation, and that takes time and commitment. And most important of all, it takes a lot of luck to be consistent in the end desired result, ours is a fun time and memorial journey with good old and new friends.


One map we posted broke Delacroix down to 4 zones that we fish, gave you the percentages of fish caught in each zone so that our would have an idea on where to concentrate your efforts. We will email their one to you too.


Have a few thoughts / technique  (lures, types live bait, various ways to fish with live bait) that we put down on our fishing experience, and what we think on what it takes to catch them Silverwonders, if you like we can email this to you too, just let us know.


What we did recommend is that the fisherpersons that go to the spots, is to plug them in their GPS, and to record the actual way points / locations, because as fast as our marsh is disappearing it will not be long their will no land in the area, but you will know where the channel is located along with the depth of the water.


Anyways, just email us and we will email map of each spot along with a narrative / info on each one to you direct.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 6:11:19 AM

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Murdoc225

Baton Rouge, LA USA

Oneofthepack

Thank you so much for your help. Your advice is
highly recommended by a mutual friend.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 10:34:37 PM

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Mike

Slidell, LA USA

Hey Oneofthepack do you recall a guy named
Lemmy who fished Delacroix years ago? My dad
wanted me to ask. My uncle used to fish with
him and my dad said people would wait at dock
to see where he fished because he always did
well. Also any chance you still would be willing to
email your spot list. I enjoy your post. Thanks

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 10:22:22 PM

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Sweetwater Marina, Capt. Jack

Delacroix, LA USA

Capt. Jack and his charter had a great time
today.  He had the pleasure of taking Gil Vuljoin,
his beautiful wife ands two of his great friends
from South Dakota out today.  Their haul was 25
Reds, 20 Black Drum, 7 Speckled Trout, 4
Sheephead and 1 Freshwater Cat.  They also
caught a 37 inch Redfish and a 4-5' Alligator
Gar, both of which they threw back, but had a
blast catching.  All those fish and they were back
to the launch here at Sweetwater Marina in
Delacroix by 10:30.  We hope they come back
again because not only did they have a great
time, but Capt. Jack did too.  Capt. Jack's
Fishing Tip - The bite is still in the interior
marshes of Delacroix, Live Shrimp and
chumming the water, especially for the Black
Drum, are very helpful.   Capt. Jack has another
tip today, he recently started using a KYSEK ICE
CHEST and it has made his fishing trips a good
bit easier.  We will have live shrimp for tomorrow
and would love to see you.  So come on down to
Sweetwater, the marina that loves their
customers.   And remember we are the second
launch.

We are also looking for a Charter Captain for this
Sunday May 24th.  If you are a charter captain,
insured and with experience in the Delacroix
area and are interested in picking up some
charters please call the lodge at 504-342-2368.

If you are interested in a charter or lodging
please call 504-342-2368.  We are coming up on
one of the best times of the year for fishing and
booking up quickly, so don't wait.  A small
deposit will hold you reservation.  Hope to see
you soon.  

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 8:04:43 PM

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MidLife Crisis-MLC Charters

Venice, LA USA

The past two days have been delightful with John, Gentry, and Leigh Ann.  Yesterday we targeted trout and were greeted by hungry specks that averaged 2-2 1/2 lbs.  All were caught on live shrimp under a cork.  The girls were the workhorses and kept bringing in one after another.  By 10:00 they had enough and the box was full.  Today they wanted to target reds.  At our first stop it didn't take long and again by 10:00 they had their limits and released bunches more.  These were caught under a cork or tight-lined with dead shrimp.
We fished the east side of the river and the water is beautiful.  The winds were just a light breeze both days and the conditions couldn't have been better.  The trout this year seem to be bigger and very plentiful.  This is what we have been looking for.  If you have been waiting for the trout to turn on in Venice, WAIT NO LONGER!  I've included a picture as evidence.  Check it out.  Jesus is Lord.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 7:40:12 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, La United States

In response to Murdoc225

         TEAM JO-JO

Suggest Oak River North/South pipeline from that location all the way to Little Crevasse. Fish up and down, the left drop off, and the right drop off all along Oak River, fish the current lines in Oak River


Have plenty of the Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, along with a bunch of H&H ¼ & 3/8 oz. round white heads w/gold hook.


If you not good w/lures get some live shrimp fish on the bottom/Carolina rig, use a little weight as you can to get it down to the bottom.

Use the wind as your friend and do the “OAK RIVER TROLL”

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 6:36:48 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

            TEAM JO-JO

This post  a request (not all fishing related, but if Loveofthepack happy, Oneofthepack can go fishing with her blessings) and we know we have a following of rodnreel.com posters / readers who have all types of expertise in various fields / vocations, so need a little help.

Can anyone identify type flower long stem purple?

Can anyone tell us where to buy a full grown (blooming) flower?

Can anyone suggest how to plant it?

Oneofthepack knows a little about fishing, a lot more than I do about flowers, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Good Fishing / Growing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 6:21:49 PM

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Murdoc225

Baton Rouge, LA USA

Thinking about taking on Delacroix Saturday. I have been a couple of times in rough weather, and have done reasonably well.  Any insight on where fishing should be good, and what I should fish with?  The times Ive gone, I launched at Sweetwater.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 5:00:17 PM

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specked out

new orleans, LA USA

have been checking the salinity level
in lake pontchartrain, to see it
starting to get to 5 pts per
thousand. with these south east winds
pushing salt water in through the
rigolets and intracoastal canal, and
these diversions not operating, the
lake may stand a chance to producing
speckled trout again.
with that being said how nice is it
going to be to be able to go on lake
shore drive by the light house area,
( BLUE CRAB) and buy live and dead
shrimp, gas, ice, chips, and drinks.
went out there this morning and  met
Pat and Nick, two nice guys trying to
help bring lake pontchartrain sea
wall and fishing back to the area.
I understand that they are opening
saturday morning, see ya

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 3:31:06 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

ANOTHER 100 FISH HIT OUR DECK THIS MORNING!

Regulars Jay, Tom & Dan arrived from MO. last night to fish with us for three days.

We left out of Delta Marina early this morning with beautiful weather, calm winds and an incoming tide off the Gulf of Mexico.

We fished the barrier islands along the gulf. Jay, Dan & Tom fished live shrimp under a popping cork and I tightlined soft plastics.

We left the fish biting at about noon with 100 beautiful Speckled Trout on ice in the Yeti cooler.

It was a beautiful day on the water and a lot of fun!

WE HAVE BOXED 300 TROUT IN THE LAST THREE DAYS!

A BIG THANKS TO MY DECKHAND HEATHER FOR A JOB WELL DONE!

Capt. Jody Donewar

504-453-1519

CaptainJodyDonewar.com

www.thedeltamarina.com

www.seatow.com

www.finsfishing.com

OPEN DAYS AVAILABLE TO FISH WITH US:

MAY 31

June 3 thru 7, 9, 14, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, & 30

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 3:17:17 PM

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Gonefishing

Mandeville , LA USA

Fished causeway Wednesday pm it went
flat calm to rough in minutes manage to
catch 1 trout we did see a couple of
small skiff out there remember to use
those life jackets

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 3:13:04 PM

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Sunkist

New Orleans, LA USA

Fished yesterday out of Leeville
public boat launch. Very well put
together operation. Went with C.T of
Bigfish and Capt Mike Guidry of
Rippin Lips Charters. Mike put us on
the fish and C.T got plenty of video
with his camera people on board for
an upcoming show highlighting the
VersaMaxx fishing corks. We caught
some huge trout! All fishing was done
3ft under cork with live shrimp and
even a few minnows. Water was still a
bit stained but there were plenty
fish to be caught. Managed 36 trout
between all the filming requirements.
Great day, thanks Mike and C.T.!! Airs tonight on Fox news 8 at 9:45.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 2:04:36 PM

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Blue Crab NOLA

New Orleans, LA USA

If you're fishing in Lake Pontchartrain
this weekend, come get your live shrimp
from Lakeshore Marine and Fuel!!  
Located on the New Basin Canal right
next to the Blue Crab restaurant.  
Street address is 7840 Lakeshore Dr.
NOLA 70124.  
Opens at 6 AM this Saturday, May 23!  
We have live shrimp, ice, and gas!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 1:52:25 PM

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Randy Hicks

Memphis, TN USA

What is a typical tip for a days fishing trip
inshore?

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 1:08:40 PM

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Capt. Johnny Nunez

Shell Beach, LA USA

Well another great day on water. Yesterday, Fishing Magician Charters had the pleasure of fishing with family. My cousin, Barry, whom I have not seen since Hurricane Katrina came in. He and his family moved away after the storm. So, he came in and brought his friend Larry along for some fun fishing. We had a great time sharing old memories while making new ones. We left around 7am and went deep into the Biloxi Marsh where we had no trouble catching our limit of a hundred beautiful speckled trout within an hour. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day on the water with friends and family. All the fish were caught 2 ft under a popping cork using Campo’s live shrimp.
So, If you want to catch some fish and have some fun " FISHING MAGICIAN Charters" is definitely the one.
Give us a call and become part of our family.

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

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 11:47:43 AM

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Captain Jack Payne

New Orleans, LA USA

Sweet Water Great Fishing Come get you some!

Today Capt. Jack did a charter for Capt. Chirs Pike with a group of doctors in town for a convention. This is the...

Posted by Sweetwater-Marina-Delacroix- Island/189085804450790">Sweetwater Marina, Delacroix Island on Monday , May 18, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 10:13:39 AM

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Captain Charlie Thomason

New Orleans, LA USA

Great Fishing Photos

Mr. Scott and Mrs. Emily finished their three day Bayou Charters vacation with limits on redfish!! Mr. Scott is a...

Posted by Charlie Thomason on T hursday, May 21, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 9:16:48 AM

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Wanda Stewart Sales and Advertising for RodnReel.

new Orleans, LA USA

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 7:45:13 AM

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Wanda Stewart Sales and Advertising for RodnReel.

New Orleans, LA USA

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 7:23:29 AM

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Dutch Prger

Mandeville, LA USA

Good evening Anglers -  Yesterday, with Al
Calabrese and Capt Mike Gallo, was another
Great Day on  da Watta.  Watching the Sun rise,
then entering Bayou Biloxi, after  dem dere
fishies..  Weather was BEAUTIFUL, slight
breeze, NO rain all day.. Tide was in and the
Reds cooperated, plus 1 flounder and 1 nice
sheepshead.. Back to the Lodge at 2:30 after a
nice tour thru the Bayous and Lakes, stopping to
land a few at different spots.  Yes, Capt Mike
sets up a nice swivel chair on the aft deck for an
OLD man to relax and throw out a line every
once in awhile, with my casting rod, cork and
shrimp.  Yes, I am a Lucky Guy, Good Friends
and a fine Pure Bay Blue Wave bay boat..Capt
Mike Honored me, naming his rig, "Dutchs Cajun
Limo".    Yes,  25 minutes across Lake Borgne
from L &  N bridge.. Now looking fwd to our next
Charter, Thursday, June 18th.  Yes, at 90.5, the
Lord has been exceptionally Good to me and  
Friends who I have had the Privlidge to meet
and fish with over so many years.. My Best
Wishes to All and may you still be fishing and
enjoying life, for mny years in the future.   Dutch
Prager.  " Old Man of the Marsh ".

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 11:14:50 PM

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New Orleans, LA USA

Cypress Cove Marina:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 10:15:56 PM

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Sweetwater Marina, Capt. Jack

Delacroix, LA USA

Capt. Jack had a little bit of a hard day today.  
He fished some of his regular Drum and Redfish
spots, but it just wasn't happening for him today.  
His haul for the day was 18 Black Drum, 8 Specs
and unbelievably no Reds.  But don't let his off
day discourage you because lots of other
anglers did really well today in Delacroix.  
Stanley Fink caught 50 Specs, so they are out
there, you just have to hunt em down.  Capt.
Jack's Fishing Tip - The Trout seem to be biting
a little better in the Oak River Area.  We will have
live shrimp for tomorrow and would love to see
you.  So come on down to Sweetwater, the
marina that loves their customers.   And
remember we are the second launch.

We are also looking for Charter Captains for this
weekend to help out with an overflow of charter
requests.  If you are a charter captain, insured
and with experience in the Delacroix area and
are interested in picking up some charters
please call the lodge at 504-342-2368.

If you are interested in a charter or lodging
please call 504-342-2368.  We are coming up on
one of the best times of the year for fishing and
booking up quickly, so don't wait.  A small
deposit will hold you reservation.  Hope to see
you soon. for us and Capt. Jack

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 8:26:24 PM

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FishNetwork

Metairie, LA USA

I was counting on the winds being light today, as the forecast was for 3 mph winds in Buras, Louisiana.
However, the wind was blowing 10 - 15 mph early on.

We launched out of Joshua's Marina this morning for 6:30am.

Live cacahoes were used to fish for redfish.

We tried several reefs close in but the water was chocolate.

No Trout and 1 red.

We decided to head to the 3 men in a boat area and we found clean water, but only boated 1 trout.

Several other boats in the area, but we did not have any success today.

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Better luck next time.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 5:47:13 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

WEATHER IS GREAT! WE CATCHING SPECKLED TROUT BY THE HUNDRED AGAIN!

We had regulars Leo, Ron, and Jim from Baton Rouge, LA on board today.

We left out early this morning with perfect fishing conditions. We fished broken islands with an incoming tide along the Gulf of Mexico. The guys fished live shrimp under a popping cork as I tightlined soft plastics. We boated approximately 200 Speckled Trout this morning keeping 100 on ice. It was a beautiful day on the water!

BIG THANKS TO LEO, RON, & JIM!

Capt. Jody Donewar

504-453-1519

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OPEN DAYS AVAILABLE TO FISH WITH US:

MAY 31

June 3 thru 7, 9, 14, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, & 30

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

              TEAM JO-JO

Bay Flat Sr had a short crew today, Big Tony (business associate, Anthony Crane & Rigging) was aboard, along with Oneofthepack for a fun day on the water down in our Disney World known as Delacroix Island.

SIGNS:

• Team Jo-Jo aboard the Bay Flat Sr took first place in red fish at the Local 60 fishing rodeo Saturday, Big Dom, (not Don) caught him on with a Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up w/ H&H white round head w/gold hook, doing there Oak River Troll.
• On the way home from the rodeo, gas gauge says 73 miles to empty, too tired to fill up, go to Cross Gates Sunday morning for a work out, gas gauge now say 63 miles to empty, too tired to fill up. Figured I would get up early Monday and fill up on my way to work (34 mile run). Oneofthepack makes his way to the gas station, swipe card, ready to fill up………..Ford Transporter has an auto fill type assembly (no gas cap) just push nozzle into hole and a flapper moves and lest it in. NOT this morning, beat it, hit it, and did everything I could do to fill up. Now decide to run to mechanic at work, got a call from him saying ford would not have the part their today will do tomorrow. Long story /  short $450.00 plus I can now fill my gas tank.
• Went to the CCA meeting last night on Gauze, Capt. Gallo and Capt. Witch, where guest speakers, as usual got some good info on catching. Hilrod (Seatow) gave a presentation on the benefits of joining SeaTow, all of which Oneofthepack agreed so much so I just renewed by membership this past week.
• Oneofthepack was so hopped up on fishing after CCA meeting, knew I was going fishing today for sure.
• Then on the way home saw a bunny rabbit playing alongside of the road.
• Met up with Big Tony at Waffle Hose for 5:30 am had little breakfast and we were on our way
• Wanted to order sandwich at Last Stop but forgot
• When we got to boat slip gave Big Tony our 2 minute safety speech about the Hay & dock around the Bay Flat Sr
• Off to Lionel’s for go juice and ice
• Off to spot # 21 to start the day.
• We about 40 minutes behind schedule for end of falling tide

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• But not (Blue Bird day, no tide, no wind) Oneofthepack’ s criteria for a catching day
• Sunny & clear
• Mild temp to hot temp, to red button popped out, all this by 7:00 am, felt like I was in the steam room at Cross Gates
• Some clouds but not enough to give you a break form the sun beating down on you
• Tail end of a falling tide, slack for 2 plus hours, then around 9:40 started to show signs of coming in
• Water temp 82F
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 3 plus, stained looking
• Wind dead calm, then 2-3 mph out of the W.S.W. not much wind all day
• Not many boats out at all saw maybe 2 all day

TECHNIQUE:

• Anchor up cast & retrieve at spot # 21, tide still falling very, very slow.
• Sit in middle of Oak River, let the current / wind have its way w/you, cast and retrieve.
• Start motor move around but stay in Oak River
• Moved over to where we though they may be, (dead tide / no wind) set up Bay Flat Sr with 2 anchors 1 in back and 1 in front, Big Tony makes a cast BAM, nice 15” Silverwonders. It was Bam , Bam, 9 more times than they stopped
• It got so hot Oneofthepack suggested to Big Tony that we run round from spot to spot and fish, at least we would cool down running around.
• Knew I was about to lose Big Tony (heat / work) the man is a work alcoholic, figured if I kept changing scenery it would keep his mind of work & heat, until the tide changed.
• Made about 4 quick moves, landed at Spot # 15, Silverwonders bites real good, but 90% throw backs. I stood up and bent backwards, what ups says Big Tony, my back hurts say I, says he if you want we can go in, no way says I , I have you for the day, and we going to fish. After awhile the heat was getting to me too, told Big Tony we have (12) in the boat lest catch 15 more and we will call it a day, it was agreed.
• Started to notice tide showing signs of coming in, suggested we make a few more moves, but I wanted to be back by the spot where we caught (10) with no tide and no wind by 10:00 am.
• Moved to spot #5, 24, back to 23, set up with (2) anchors, Big Tony once again a 16” Silverwonders, now have (13)t in boat and its 10:10, by 11:00 we had (50) plus in the boat, called it a day at 11:00 am and headed in.

LURE DU JOUR:

• Matrix Shad Lemon Drop matched up with H&H ¼ oz round white head w/gold hook, caught all, 100% of fish.

AREAS / SPOST / NUMBERS ON THE MAP
FISHED:

Spot # 20 (7)t,21, 22,23(13)t,60,2,14,15 (20)t,5,25,23 (43)t, stopped fishing at 11:00 turned the Bay Flat Sr north for a quick run to Sweetwater to find someone to clean fish.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• (83) Silverwonders
• (1) Flounder
• (2) Reds
• (2) Drum
• (1) Fluterby
• (2) anchors
• (3) Bottoms
• (1) Stick
• Big Tony says to Oneofthepack, finally got it down pat, says I that good, (thought he was talking about lure presentation) no says he, I now can open the ice chest for you to throw your fish in without any trouble, told him you sure had a lot of practice.
• Kept watching Big Tony, he using Oneofthepack Shimano rod w/Penn Battle 1000, kept telling him to hold his pole up on 45* when fishing and catching, (he straight at fish) then it dawned on me he a crane operator, told him to boom up, solved problem and he started to catch twice as many.
• Also mention to him we in 16 feet of water you have to let it go down, then work the lure real slow back to you, between booming up, And slowing down Big Tony now a contender for fisherperson of the day
• WE stopped at Sweetwater to see if they had anyone that could clean fish, Big Taylor jumped up for the challenge, we dropped of the fish took some picture and let Big Taylor go at it, Told him we would go drop boat off and come back, When we got back looked in the ice chest, we going to be awhile was my thoughts, can I borrow a knife ask me, yes say he but I will get them done. OK but give me a knife, proceed to start cleaning Silverwodners, Ask Big Taylor how long have you been cleaning fish few years says I, like 3,10,20,30 says he, like 50 says I, we knocked them out pretty quick, Big Taylor did a find job, iced them and bagged them for us. Recommend him very highly if you need some fish cleaned.
• Sure missed sandwich from Last Stop
• No drinks no food on board the Bay Flat Sr, just the way I like it, makes me fish harder and concentrate on catching.
• Best fishing trip of my live, (and I know it was Big Tony’s too) until he next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Boom down to long, it was almost close but Big Tony kept taking pictures and texting them all over is company, what a boss, me think his working crew appreciated this a lot.

SUGGESTIONS:

Get an early start try to catch the tail end of the falling tide, try to give yourself an hour of it, move around find the hot spot (catching that is) and stay put, and bring plenty of water and stay cool.


PONDER OF THE DAY:


“A reel expert can tackle anything”

May have to, no got to go to work in the am tomorrow, but Big Andrew and Oneofthepack may try to make an evening n trip to Delacroix and see if we can find them again, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 3:47:47 PM

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CAPT MARK MUNSON FIRST CAST CHARTERS

Shell Beach, LA USA

     Hey cancellation for tomorrow the weather
looks great and the trout are hungry anyone
interested please contact me

Capt Mark Munson, Jr.    (504)-234-0775

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 3:28:05 PM

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