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Cast and Blast Charters-Captain Chris Pike

Delacroix, LA USA

Fantastic weekend of hunting!!!!

Yesterday started off the second split for us and
with the amount of birds I saw all last week I had
extremely high expectations. I setup for a group
of 4 with a good sized spread and a few motion
dekes and as soon as it was legal to shoot we
had groups of birds landing all over our decoy
spread. Surprisingly the first few groups were all
grays, not teal, which we are more used to at
first light. We dropped 3 out of each of the first 4
flocks, being all grays and giving us the perfect
shooting opportunities, 20 yards front and
center! We continued to have double and triple
grays dive bombing us with absolutely no
hesitation. By 7am we had 14 grays, 2 teal and 2
spoons. It was a great start and with 6 left to go
we decided to try finishing it off with grays. It
didn't take long with 6 different singles come sit
in our face over the next 20 minutes and we
finished at 723 with 20 grays, 2 teal and 2
spoons. Capt Matt's group was on a lease
further south and also shot their 3 man limits
with a big variety. Today I had the same guys as
yesterday minus one, we headed to the same
area but moved a couple hundred yards. We had
several big flocks of teal come in on us the first
20 minutes and unfortunately they never touched
a feather! The next group was 4 grays who
locked up what seemed like a mile up and came
straight down, we dropped all 4 and it looked like
the grays were now moving. They began trickling
in on us over the next 45 minutes and we had a
fantastic hunt with mostly all grays but 2 out of a
3 man limit. The birds the last 2 days have
decoyed by far better than any ducks all year!
We have a huge group of fresh birds on our
leases and they are mostly grays and teal. We
have some great hunting weather coming up the
next week or so, so don't miss out! The season
runs until January 25 and it's been exceptional
so don't miss it!

Please check out my website at
www.LaSaltwaterFishing.com

Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 8:34:14 PM

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Will

Delacroix, LA USA

My dog was lost in the marsh in Delacroix this afternoon, and we were not able to find her before dark.  I am working on getting a plane to search in the morning, but would appreciate anyone who is going out in the am to keep a look out.

Yellow Lab
Female
About 65 pounds
answers to Jo-Jo
she was wearing a camouflage vest, a black collar with tag, and an e-collar.

She was last seen around Bayou Gentilly, just south of Lost Lake, north of Sun Lagoon.

If found, please call (two-six-two)443-3515, or (two-two-five)266-8603

Thank you in advance

Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 8:15:45 PM

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Will

Delacroix, LA USA

My dog was lost in the marsh in Delacroix this afternoon, and we were not able to find her before dark.  I am working on getting a plane to search in the morning, but would appreciate anyone who is going out in the am to keep a look out.

Yellow Lab
Female
About 65 pounds
answers to Jo-Jo
she was wearing a camouflage vest, a black collar with tag, and an e-collar.

She was last seen around Bayou Gentilly, just south of Lost Lake, north of Sun Lagoon.

If found, please call (two-six-two)443-3515, or (two-two-five)266-8603

Thank you in advance

Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 8:13:08 PM

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Captain Jack, Sweetwater Marina

Delacroix, LA USA

Today was another fun day of fishing
at Sweetwater Marina in Delacroix.  
Capt Jack took Mark Deckert and two
of his buddies out today.  They ended
the day with 60 Speckled Trout, all
caught on Sweetwater live shrimp.
Today they fished in Skippy Lake.  
Overall it was a pretty god day and a
lot of people caught fish close.  The
weather should be even better for
fishing tomorrow, we have plenty of
beautiful live shrimp, and we would
love to see you.  So come on down to
Sweetwater Marina in Delacroix where
customer service is our No. 1
priority.  Remember, we are the
second launch.
Charters and lodging are available
for still available for the upcoming
months, but don’t wait too long
because we are hitting our busiest
time of the year soon. Call the lodge
for reservations, 504-342-2368.
Remember, 30% deposit is required
upon booking. You will not be sorry.
The faster you call the better.  We
also have one boatshed and just a
reminder – we still have gift
certificates available the fisherman
or hunter in your life.

So come visit us in Delacroix at
Sweetwater Marina where customer
service is number one.
Need help launching your boat? No
problem.
Fish cleaning when available.
Need your vehicle parked so you can
just hop in your boat and go? That’s
also not a biggie.
We even have a taxi service!
Looking forward to seeing you guys
here at the island and remembers we
are the second launch. 504-342-2368.  
PS – We still have one boat sheds for
rent.  $200.00 per month and your
launches are free.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 5:58:13 PM

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Barnacle Bill

Diamondhead, MS Unknown

In response to Wild Wayne

Our house built in 1980 was covered with cedar. It got to be looking pretty ragged so we had a couple of options.

We bit the bullet and went for Hardie Plank.

Not sorry....regards....BB

Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 3:56:41 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

           TEAM JO-JO

          Saturday Trip

Oneofthepack did another solo trip today, did not want to entice anyone to go fish a perfect day for fishing, with the holidays next week assume they would all be busy.

SIGNS:

• All set to go Friday
• Called Big Don Thursday night, he a little less enthusiastic about going due to the winds, plus he fished Thursday out of Bayou Bienvenue. Still going says I, have you seen the weather, no says I, the winds are going to be tough, knew right then and their Big Don did not know Team Jo-Jo’s motto, so we decide to call if off and go another day.
• But I really wanted to go
• Big Ronnie on IR
• Big Andrew taking care of better half she on IR
• Big Rusty went back to Arizona
• Big Bud (aka Eastofmrgo) caught up with the holidays
• After going through (5) fisherpersons, decided it was not going to happen.
• Loveofthepack said I missed a call early Friday morning, Daughterofthepack, called her back Big William (aka Oneofthepack2) wanted to go to the Waffle house for breakfast, so we went
• After breakfast explain to Big William how to handle decision in life, Papa going to flip a coin to see if I would go fishing, understand says I, yes says he, flipped the coin, head I go tails I don’t, removed my hand and ask Big William what was it, Tails says he, I said check it again make sure, still tails says Big Williams, so now another reason not to go.
• After dropping Big william off, still have this urge to go in a big way, but decided to make the X-mass present for Oneofthepack2 instead.
• Saturday up early raring to go, loaded up the FORD transporter headed straight to Waffle House for a BIG bowl of grits and a cup of coffee.
• Took my time going down to the slip, Bay Flat Sr looking happy to see me, on to Lionel’s for some go juice.
• Once I saw all the boats launched (40 or so) I felt good about not being the only one going out with a 16-20 mph N.N.E. wind blowing.

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• N.N.E. wind 16-20 mph steady as she blew all day
• Cloudy over cast day, just the way I like it
• Cold to cool back to cold, I was one layer short with clothes to be comfortable
• Water level up
• Tide starting to fall, fell hard all day, good moving water all day
• Water temp 55F
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 5 plus looked good
• Did not see that many boats out and about

TECHNIQUE:

• Started out anchor up cast & retrieve (1)
• Cork nothing
• Oak River Troll was the key caught bunch this was
• Fished the bayous, canals, cuts that dumped into Oak River would anchor up downstream of the cut throw out in the middle of Oak River let the current drag it along the bottom. Give it a little twitch every now and then. Catch one or two then run to the next cut and do the same thing, caught some at each cut,
• Anchor up in Skippy Bay about a block from the west shoreline, cat with the wind, real slow along the bottom me got a late start with this, but they had 2 boats on them for a good while.
• Started to work my way back Oak River, stopping at the bayous, canals, and cuts dong the same thing I did going down Oak River.
• Ended the day with Oak River Troll, put 15 in the boat in no time.

LURE DU JOUR:

• 3” H&H Purple beetle matched up with H&H Ό oz round white head w/gold hook, which is all it took.
• Matrix Shad Lemon Drop caught a couple.

AREAS / SPOTS NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

Fished new spots ones that don’t have numbers, also fished 64,63,61A,B,C,61,60,21,22,23,24,25,26,27, back to 61A, stopped fishing at 3:30 PM, they just started to turn on with the Oak River Troll. I turned the Bay Flat Sr north for a rough ride back to the slip.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• (48) Silverwonders
• (1) Flounder
• A no pressure fishing day
• Spending the day with 3 of the best fisherperson I know, me, myself and I
• Not a rush day, fished as long as I liked, real relaxing day
• Made some new friends, on the way back stopped at across from the casino on Hwy 11 saw 3 fisherpersons, got out and asked one if they wanted some fish. Are they fresh (Says Big Ed) was the answer, knew right then and there I was dealing with a Yankee, yes says  I. Do you have a ice chest no says he but I have a bag. Open the box, and said they all yours, only want 4 says he, it is only me and Mat, what about the other guy, Scott he is our guide. No problem he takes 4, ask I, where are you from Michigan was the answer. As I was leaving I saw Scott waving his hands, stopped he comes over, can I have some, said you can have the all, stopped and loaded up his bag. Told Big Ed if I was not working tomorrow I would be glad to take him out, told him to call me the next time he in town, gave him my number.
• Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

All those who braved the winds today

SUGGESTIONS:

Oak River starting to shape up like last year, the Silverwonders are in the middle and at the cuts, even saw 3 boats at 2 trees, fish them nice and slow on the bottom.

“YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW”

PONDER OF THE DAY:

“Fishing is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of no action punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to catch at our best.”

Looks like Oneofthepack will be off the water till next Friday, now that is a sign.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

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Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 7:27:36 AM

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melton broome

gulfport, MS USA

never posted a report here but read it daily.last week i was contemplating purchasing the sea tow insurance but decided not to due to the fact that i have a brand new 300 yamaha.let me assure each and every boat owner that reads rod n reel do yourself a favor and make the purchase.i launched at sweetwater at six yesterday morning and made my way to oak river. as soon as i cut the engine off we noticed an oil slick.the engine was completely drained of oil,it is now at seven c's to take care of the problem.thanks to captain Rod and everyone with sea tow and many thanks to everyone at sweetwater absolutely great people. get sea tow the least expensive purchase you will ever make.

Friday, December 19, 2014 @ 10:44:16 AM

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Delacroix Bob

Sildell, LA USA

Good fishing before the front arrives.  Left the
dock about 1 PM heading for Bakers Bay but
high wind changed my mind.  Took the Pencil to
Oak River and stopped at one of the cuts that
opens into a small bay.  Tide was coming in and
the water (59 degrees) was fairly clean.  Fishing
under a cork with live shrimp we caught our limit
of trout (12 to 16 inches) in 2 ½ hours.  Some
throwbacks and six small reds - it was on, then
off, then on, then off, etc.  Also released six
mixed size bass.  Cloud cover moved in after
3:30 and the bite was a little faster as we
finished off our limit and then headed home.  
Last few trout were caught on lemon drop plastic
with a small piece of dead shrimp.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 11:33:30 PM

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Capt. Johnny Nunez

Shell Beach, LA USA

Fishing Magician Charters, LLC

Well this is another two day report.The first report is for two great people who came down to fish from the Budweiser Team, Deborah and Willy. They limited out on reds and caught one lone sheephead. It turned out being a nice day on the water.

Today Capt. Jason and I fished with some great friends: Greg Ellis, Rene, David and Mr. Jeff. It was good seeing and fishing with this group. They live in Baton Rouge so we don't get the opportunity to meet together often. We had a fun and fantastic day fishing the Biloxi Marsh and catching 17 reds and 3 trout using Campo's live shrimp 2' under a popping cork.

If you want to catch some fish and have some fun, Fishing Magician Charters is the one. Give us a call to book a trip you will never forget.We still have a boat slip available for rent. Give me a call if you are interested in parking your boat where there is water, electric, cleaning tables, and good parking.

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

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 9:55:48 PM

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FEA11

Chalmete, LA USA

Wild Wayne Melerine absolutely agree 1000%!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 8:35:42 PM

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Strong1

kenner, LA USA

Great day me ,dad,son,best friend.1st stop,Oak river limit of drum,2cd stop bull eye limit of reds,next few stops,big4,skippy,pt.feien 1 trout. For me this is as good as it gets. SPECIAL THANKS to Sal's marine in slidell. I brought him my boat wouldn't start, electrical,the guy found the problem in less than 10 min,i looked for 2hr let him do water pump while there,oil change. had it ready in3hr,thats service. between sweetwater and sals im a happy customer not to mention resonable prices. Im not his brother inlaw just a satisfied customer for 8 yr.GO NOW FISHING IS OF THE HOOK.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 6:40:51 PM

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Barry D

Slidell, LA USA

Just giving a shout out to Captains Christian and Hotrod of Seatow. Caught a 4 man limit of trout last Friday in Oak River. Went back Sunday hoping for the same success. Long story short, my motor shut down in the Pencil Canal. Never made it to Oak River. A couple of calls later Hotrod had the Twin VEE hooked up and was leaving Slidell coming to our rescue. We caught a couple of lost redfish in The Pencil while waiting, but not the box I was hoping for. Thanks to Capt Jack at Sweetwater for sending the jumpbox out with a customer, and those that stopped offering assistance. NOt wanting to rain on anyone's fishing, we declined all help knowing that Sea Tow would not be long. Once home, The good DR Eric Campo came and took a peek at the 225 Saltwater Series II. Appears that the oil pump on the reservoir in the boat was not pumping oil to the engine, causing it to overheat. Head is cracked, so probably a broken piston or rod. NOt to worry, as the DR had a 250 4 stroke Yami ready for a new home, which it now has, and is attached to. I'll be back out chasing ducks and fish this weekend. Thanks to all that helped out in my time of need. And remember Seatow (don't leave home without it).

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 6:19:21 PM

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Don's Outdoor Debacles

Metairie, LA USA

Thursday morning went to Bayou
Bienvenue with my neighbor Ray.  Got
some live ones, and headed through the
locks.  (locks been closing at 7:00am -
noon, and opening back up between
12/1).  We hit some rocks a little off
the far Wall and we got on a decent
bite.  The winds picked up, and it was
off. Similar story from everyone in the
area.  Looked good then the winds
hammered us the rest of the day, so
much for that forecast.  Still had a
nice trip.   I don't think Ray felt
like cleaning fish today, he insisted I
take them all.  I need the practice.  
Got my mutilation rate down to about
30%.

What hit the boat:

19 Speck keepers (6 throwbacks)
1 Bass (4 throwbacks)

-Was going out with the Pack tomorrow,
but the wind is keeping us in.  
Boooooooooooo Wind!

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 5:36:44 PM

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Secret Formula

algiers, la United States

In response to Capt Christian

Capt. Christian and Capt. Greg… I'll kick $100
toward your reward also if it help catch the scum
bag that stole your rig.
ARRIVE ALIVE!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 4:31:43 PM

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Wild Wayne

Delacroix Island, LA USA

Remenber:  FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS USE RINHO SHIELD!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 2:41:41 PM

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Mike Lane

NEW ORLEANS, LA United States

Slide show of Wanda Ann Stewart (RnR Sales) and Mike Lane fishing with Captain Louis Rossignol in Venice. Only .49 feet of tide and on plastics and we smoked 'em.

Fishing with Captain Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service. We fished With Captain Louis on December 14, 2014. With only .49 feet of tide we had a ball. We fished with 3/8 ox jig heads with h&H and Deadly Dudley with black body and chartreuse tail and a purple body with a chartreuse tail..

If you want to fish with a great captain. Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service give him a call at (504) 481-7529.

If you own an outdoor related business and want to promote your business on RodnReel.com, the first fishing website in the US - 1995 then give Ms. Wanda a call. (985) 276-0287. "She will hook you up"!

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 10:52:32 AM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA USA

My Father-in-Law Jerry and I did another Hopedale trip Wednesday, leaving BSM at noon to catch the warmup and incoming tide. We first stopped at our sheephead hole in St. Malo, and they were thick. We filled up 2/3rds of the icechest in an hour with twelve 3-4 lb sheephead and three 4-5 lb drum. We decided to then check on the trout. Trout sometimes start getting funky and inconsistent by mid-December, and we found them to be slow even on live shrimp and a perfect incoming tide. We just found a few keepers in Loutre, Stump Lagoon, Mussel Bay, and Pete's Lagoon with a higher throwback ratio than normal. We picked up more huge sheephead, drum, and an 8-lb red along the way to finish filling up the ice chest.

Unless one is a trout fanatic, the sheephead is a great plan B. They are the best eating inshore fish. They school up in December with big females, then head offshore to spawn from January-April. Cleaning them takes a little longer but once you know the tricks it's not so bad. We just used fresh market shrimp for them, no live shrimp needed.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 10:41:05 AM

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Capt Chad / Cajun Unlimited

Venice, LA USA

Had an incredible time with the Mc Donald's.
And an incredible time fishing with them.
Everywhere we stopped the fish were on.
Limits of big redfish with drumfish and
sheepshead mix on a low tide down river. David
said he has never experienced so much fish in
every stop. After the tide had raised for most of
the morning it was time for speckled trout in the
river. The trout were chasing the trout we were
reeling in. Limited out in less than 20 minutes.

David said the fishing trip was incredible and the
people who work here at Cajun Unlimited treat
you like family. This was our first time meeting
and it so happened that we we had friends down
from Indiana that live the next town over from
them. On our travels to Indiana this summer to
visit our friends, we will be visiting the Mc
Donald's as well.

What an incredible fishing trip, new friends and
an incredible God with perfect timing.

Also, I've never seen such massive amount of
ducks in Venice ever like I'm seeing these past
two days. Our leases are full. Weekend is
booked, and days are booking quick and the
river is raising. Come hunt and fish while it's
good with Cajun Unlimited.
Capt Chad 5042705986
www.cajununlimited.com

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 9:27:48 AM

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Capt. Christian

Slidell, LA USA

Just wanted to pass along some really good information on boat insurance for the new year.  Sea Tow Intl, our franchisor not us, got into the boat insurance business some years back. After Katrina, it wasn't a friendly policy(price wise) to people on the Gulf Coast and this is why you've never heard me speak of it before.  Now, I believe its the BEST policy on the water for local fisherman.  Myself, friends and family have all been using Sea Insure for the past few years and we couldn't be happier.  For example, my LASS partner just got his Majek redfishing boat insured for $45k for $399 for the entire year.  All Sea Tow members automatically get a discount.  The policy has 300k in liability instead of 100k, and is the only policy I know of that covers mechanical breakdown.  Yes, mechanical breakdown. For example, my personal bay boat's Yamaha 150 warranty expired over a year ago, but if I blow my engine I could make a claim for a new powerhead. (obviously I would have to keep up with all maintenance but I do and most on here do as well) The company and policies are designed for boaters by boaters.  And remember Sea Tow members get a great discount so you will have great insurance on your boat as well as Assurance knowing Sea tow is standing by 24/7 in the event you may need our help.  You can go to www.seatow.com and click on the insurance link to get a quick, free, easy quote. Hope this helps!

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 8:42:49 AM

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david e

harahan, LA USA

Does anyone know of a good fiberglass
repair shop around the New Orleans /
Metarie surrounding area?

thanks

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 8:17:09 AM

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Tom cresson

Slidell, LA USA

Thanks sea tow
Just wanted to thank the crew for the great
service they provide. I had a lower unit failure
while fishing a rodeo in October . Christian and
Rod immediately came to my rescue and got me
back to the marina in time for weigh in . Two
weeks later after I thought my lower unit problem
was resolved I had another failure and needed
assistance again. Rod wasted no time getting
me and my family towed back to my camp . I

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 7:34:47 AM

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Capt Christian

Slidell, La United States

In response to Captain Greg Henry

Sorry to hear that Capt Greg. I'll put out an alert
to the entire sea tow network in case it pops up
out of town or state. A week before Christmas?  
I'll add $250 to your reward for the return of your
boat. Hope this helps and best wishes!  Sea tow
New Orleans. (504) 301-4545. Westbank (504)
433 4869

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 5:41:37 AM

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mandemation

mandeville, LA USA

I have to have bushings and seals replaced on a long shaft go-devil.
Does anyone know of a shop on the North shore who can do this work?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 8:12:11 PM

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Mike Lane

NEW ORLEANS, LA United States

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries News

Access Road to Hope Canal Boat Launch on Maurepas Swamp WMA Reopened

Dec. 17, 2014 -- The access road to the Hope Canal boat launch on Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area in St. John the Baptist Parish has reopened.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries had closed the road Dec. 14 for bridge repairs. Repairs to the bridge were completed by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 5:03:36 PM

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Captain Greg Henry

NEW ORLEANS, LA USA

Biloxi marsh fishing is hot, and i'm not.  "Captian
Greg Henry" Some low life stole from my
Pontchartrain blvd. and Lake Marine drive apt.
yetserday, Tuesday morning my 18' blue and white
Mako 1801, boat, motor and trailer, that I fish with.  
I'm looking for a 2008 MERCURY OPTI MAX 115 and,
don't buy it and a reward is in line for the finder.  
Mint condition BLUEBERRY BLUE MAKO 18' HULL,
TROLLING MOTOR AND ALUMINUM TRAILER NEEDS
TO GET BACK HOME.

Call for all serial numbers CAPTAIN GREG
                                        504-390-5052

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 4:53:40 PM

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Wild Wayne

Delacroix Island, La Unknown

In response to Speckulator

Thats Right Just the Paint Not the Labor.Infact they tell you so Much about the 25 years on the paint they Don't even Metion the Labor.I didn't hear about the Labor until I got the warrenty in the mail after telling them to mail my warrenty some time after the job was finished.I don't even know who makes the stuff.So I am sure the warrenty is by Rhino Shield itself.DON'T USE RHINO SHIELD or any other products like it until you find out First NOT LIKE I DID!!! I WANT EVERYBODY THAT GOES TO DELACROIX ISLAND TO STOP BY AND SEE IT FOR YOURSELF.I COULD HAVE GOTTON SOMEONE OFF THE STREET TO PAINT IT AND IT WOULD HAVE LASTED LONGER.I GUESS IF ITS SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT USUALLY IS.STOP BY MY CAMP AND WITTNESS IT FOR YOURSELF!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 4:35:53 PM

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Speckulator

Daparish, LA Unknown

In response to Melerine

Wild Wayne, Just to make sure I am
reading this right, they gave you a 25
Year Warranty on the paint but only 1
year on workmanship and labor to
replace that paint?  I will have to
stop and take a look the next time I'm
in Delacroix.  Maybe if they didn't
spend so much on advertising they
could afford the labor.  We all know
paint jobs are mostly labor so that
pretty much makes the warranty worth
almost as much as a roll of Charmin.

Just curious, is the 25 year warranty
by the manufacturer or the Rhino
Shield contractor? If the 25 years is
with the paint manufacturer call them
out and see if they say the paint is
defective or if the contractor didn't
apply it right. If they say it was the
way it was applied I think the next
two people I would discuss it with
would be with my legal council and
Rhino Shield's insurance company.  

My house will need painting soon and
they will not be on the list of prices
I get.  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 2:49:50 PM

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Capt Jack

St bernard, LA USA

Today was a little colder then its been down here at Sweetwater. Fishing was kind of slow a few customers did really well and some caught just a few. The people that caught well fished Lake Batola and Little Lake. We have lots of beautiful live shrimp for those of you looking to go out. We have lodging available and a small deposit will hold your date. If your looking to go out on a charter trip Capt. Jack is the man with the plan. So when your ready to relax and let him take you out to catch some fish give us a call 504-342-2368 to book your trip today. Hope to hear from you soon! Remember we are the second boat launch in Delacroix

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 2:04:11 PM

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Cast and Blast Charters-Captain Chris Pike

Delacroix, LA USA

Duck season re-opens this Saturday!!!!!

We've had a great first split down here and the
second split will be better! We are offering gift
certificates for the hunter/fisherman in your life
with everything included for their trip. I have
plenty openings left for the rest of duck season
and openings available for the upcoming spring
fishing season. Give us a call and we will give
you all the info you need to book a trip for your
family/friends.

Please check out my website at
www.LaSaltwaterFishing.com or call me at 504-
427-4973

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 10:27:23 AM

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eastofmrgo

slidell, LA USA

Couda picked a better weather day to fish than Tuesday.
Shuda canceled and went another better weather day.
Wouda had a much nicer trip across lake Borgne on a better weather day.
BUT myself and two nephnews decided last Tuesday, while on a cruise, that this Tuesday would be the day. Monday they had to run their crab traps (yeah, some people have to work) , so front or no front off we went. Early start and bumpy ride to the Biloxi marsh had us castin poppin corks while in feel mode. Tried about 10 spots in lagoons and canals both poppincork and tightline but never got on a steady bite anywhere ,no bites or 2-3 quick  fish then nothing. Made the loop from Biloxi Lagoon to Stump and back and only saw a few boats anchored up catchin a few. My favorite tecnique went down the drain early when the trollin motor batt crapped out and made the spear or uncontrolled drift the plan of the day(my worst fishin nightmare ). Plan “A” was to catch the easy limits in the first 3-4 spots then look for reds, but it got obvious real quick that plan B would be in effect ,3 fish ea. at 25 spots would be a limit, that didn’t work either with the TM problem, so we enjoyed ourselves with whatever the fish would offer. Called it a day at 1:30 or so and battled our way back across lake Borgne, even the Rigolets was rough.
Tried every color plastic in the box ,nakid and tipped with shrimp, top and bottom, and lemon head seemed to be the best. Tide about normal to start and fallin hard all day . Air temp in the 60’s cloudy to sunny, wind 5-10 early and WNW 10-20 at come home time. Water temp 57 all day, clarity 10 most places(except where I ran the outboard to start another drift.) finished with
18 specks 12-16”(got to drag some frozen stuff out for the fish fry tonight)
1 red 24”
Quite a few throwback specks.

Might make a trip to Delacroix Friday with a friend  ,if not, will be a land lubber till next week some time, First GOOD WEATHER DAY for lake Borgne crossin, OR NOT, sometimes you just gotta to go.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 10:13:35 AM

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Capt Jack

St bernard, LA USA

It was a Beautiful day down here at Sweetwater. The weather has been really nice for fishing.The weather will be nice for the next couple days so if your looking to go out there is no better time then now. Capt.Dave went out to test run a friends boat and caught 28 speckled trout in just 2 hours. Another customer went out for just a little while and caught 35. Some other customers went out and caught a few reds and trout. Lake Skippy seems to still be the hot spot. We have live bait for those of you looking to go out. Capt. Jack has some charters available. If your looking to relax go out and catch some fish he is the man for the job. We also have lodging available also so just give us a call today to book a trip are to plan a stay here at Sweetwater Marina (504) 342-2368. So come on down and get in on the fishing action. Hope to see ya soon and remember we are the second launch in Delacroix.

Below is my map feature if you are new to this area.


Be sure to click on Full Screen (on the bottom and far right part of the screen) and click on the gear and select 720p HD

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If you need any help with the video call Mike Lane (504) 858-0484.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 @ 3:36:01 PM

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Mike Lane

NEW ORLEANS, LA United States

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries News

Mississippi Man Cited for Drowning Deer in Mississippi River

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agent cited a Mississippi man for allegedly drowning a deer in the Mississippi River in Concordia Parish on Dec. 11.

LDWF Sgt. Trey Mason cited David E. Hayes, 40, of Natchez, Miss., for not possessing non-resident basic hunting and big game hunting licenses, failing to comply with deer tagging requirements, hunting from a moving vessel and taking deer from a vessel while the deer was swimming.

Sgt. Mason was contacted by a witness who just observed a subject driving a boat in the Mississippi River on the Louisiana side approach a deer swimming in the river. The witness then saw the operator of the vessel wrap a rope around the deer’s antlers and drown the deer.

Sgt. Mason arrived in the area and observed the vessel in the area matching the description gave from the top of a nearby levee. From the levee, Sgt. Mason was able to look down into the vessel and identify an 8-point buck lying in front of the vessel.

Sgt. Mason then made contact with the subject and identified him as Hayes and observed that he was in possession of a dead wet deer with no apparent wounds. After a brief interview, Hayes admitted to drowning the buck in the river on the Louisiana side.

Hunting from a moving vessel carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Taking deer from a vessel while the deer is swimming, failing to comply with deer tagging requirements and hunting without a non-resident basic hunting and big game hunting licenses each brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail for each offense. A civil restitution charge of $2,033 for the replacement value of the deer may also be imposed.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 @ 3:23:43 PM

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Melerine

Delacroix Island, LA USA

If any of you out there thinking about Painting your House or Camp With Rhino Shield DON"T.They not all what they say to be.My Place Melerine's Camp Rental After just 2 shrot years is Peeling and chippin and they want to charge Labor to redo something that I Guess ain't put on right.I would guess that is why it is peeling and chipping other than that I guess the stuff is JUST PLAIN NO GOOD.Ever on Delacroix island check it out the Proof is in the Pudding

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 @ 2:39:01 PM

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Melerine's Camp Rental

Delacroix Island , LA USA

I haven't been able to stay at my place lately because of All the Renters I been Having (Which is Good).I would like to Thank Everyone who has been staying.All have been Killing Ducks and catching Fish I have been told by all.I only have 1 week left this year and that is the week of Christmas,even the weekend,and then I don't have any booking until Feb.2015.All Jan is Booked.So if you would like to stay at Melerine's Dec,21-27 is Open so call now to Book your stay.Thanks again for All who have Stayed with us and Still staying with us.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 @ 2:22:54 PM

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just fish

chalmette, LA USA

Fished yesterday out of breton sound marina and limited late afternoon.  Fished all lagoons behind the stump area on plastic.  Sometimes patience is a virtue.

Just Fish

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 @ 11:14:31 AM

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Mike Lane

NEW ORLEANS, LA United States

Wanda Stewart, the director of sales for RodnReel.com and I fished yesterday with Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service and we had a ball. With only .49 feet of tide Captain Louis put us on big redfish, big drum and nice specks. all on Deadly Dudley Jr. Purple body with charities tail and H&H black body with charities tail plastics on a 3/8 jig head.

Take a look at these two pictures. There are many more. I will put them in an album tomorrow with lots of pics and a little video.

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Give Wanda a call if you want to be advertised on the first fishing website in the US. Since 1995.

RodnReel has a loyal following all over the US and beyond.

Wanda - (985) 276-0287.

She will "hook you up"!

Monday, December 15, 2014 @ 7:35:54 PM

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ABOUT TROUT

New Orleans, LA USA

Launched out of sweetwater. Fished Skippy
Lake, Wreck Bay, Pointe Fienne, Lake
Botalo and Little Lake. Finished the day
with 15 trout and 10 bass. Beautiful day
on the water. Caught a ton of undersized
trout. Most action was in little lake and
on the lemon head matrix shad with a
piece of shrimp.

Monday, December 15, 2014 @ 1:10:29 PM

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Captain Jack, Sweetwater Marina

Delacroix, LA USA

Yesterday we had a good crowd with a
good amount of fish caught. Today was
even busier and the fishing was on. For
tomorrow the fishing should continue to
improve as the tide starts to pick back
up, indicating good fishing for the
rest of the week. Trout and decent
amounts of Reds have been caught with
most of the action being right in
Little Lake. We will have live shrimp
for the week and would love to see you.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 9:00:54 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

           TEAM JO-JO

No crew for today, nothing plan, got up early posted Saturday trip, watch a little TV and Loveofthepack got up around 8;30 AM. You going fishing ask she, not sure have not made up my mind yet. Ask do you want some biscuits, yes says she, so we had some coffee & biscuits. After cleaning up she off to shower, this when Oneofthepack flipped a coin, heads go fishing tails no go. Went into the bathroom to take a shower, Loveofthepack just finishing up her shower, you coming in ask she, yes says I. You taking a shower to go shopping with me ask Loveofthepack, told her chances of that happening is as much a chance you wanted to get a little frisky in the shower, we both had a good laugh.

SIGNS:

• It was heads
• Solo trip
• Started to call Big Bud (aka Eastofmrgo) to see if he was as bored as I was, but had second thoughts, with the holidays coming up did not want cause a trouble on the home front.
• Late start, left the house around 9:40 AM
• Lots of traffic on the hwy, but not many boats
• Bay Flat Sr looked surprised to see me, she fired up real quick
• Stopped at Lionel’s for some go juice, told Mrs. Joan hallow
• Had 10 boats at Alligator pass and Little Lake

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• Sunny
• Cool to mild temps
• E.N.E. wind 10-14 mph
• Tide rising real slow
• Water temp 69F
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 3 minus, clear, but silt looking
• Not many boast out, Oak River, Skippy, Point Fiennes boat less, look like a ghost town, no boats in sight, had the whole place to myself, could fish anywhere, any place, anyway.

TECHNIQUE:

• Use the info I got from the fisherperson Friday at Tites launch, 3 sharp jerks up on the rod, reel in the slack and repeat action, caught a bunch doing this
• Use intel from Saturday trip, (re: destination / location to fish) caught some real nice Silverwonders, and they were pretty active
• Applied some other intel I got Saturday 6 foot under a cork, caught a bunch using this technique
• Tight lining along the bottom, this too did good
• Steady reeling at a good pace, hold rod tip down just off the water, steady reel, give it a little twitch forward now and then while you reeling in, this too was very productive
• Oak River Troll (1)t
• Anchored up, keep swapping up above techniques, when they would stop, would just use another technique, this went on from 10:45 to 1:40 PM, plenty action for sure.

LURE DU JOUR:

Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, caught bunch, but the Silverwonders where hitting the tail with short strikes, so Oneofthepack put the 3” H&H chartrouse glow beetle on matched up with H&H Ό oz round white head w/gold hook, it was ON, ON,ON, kept swapping up Matrix then H&H .

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

# 61A (47)t, ran over to #61 to see if I could luck out and catch my anchor, no luck with anchor, but did catch (2)nice t, 21(1)t,17,2A(1)t,14(1)t,15(2)t, turned the Bay Flat Sr north for a quick run in back to the slip.

Lots of boats at Alligator Pass and Little Lake, a few of them fishing middle of Little Lake towards Bayou Long.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• (54) Silverwonders
• Relaxing Sunday evening down in our Disney World known as Delacroix Island.
• Had the whole place to myself
• Made a new friend Tyron, he fishing along the bank, gave him all the Silverwonders.
• Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Me, myself, and I, all 3 of us caught our share.

SUGGESTIONS:

Evening trip had moving water, coming I, and water looked a little better then Saturday morning trip, might want to consider a late start till the tides get straight.

PONDER OF THE DAY:

“There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse.  Either is a gain over just staying home”.

Hope to be back at them soon, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 7:11:54 PM

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Speckulator

Daparish , LA United States

In response to Oneofthepack

Oneoftheoack, a cork on the end of the rope
works well too although it can get in the way at
times.

I have enjoyed your reports for years. Keep them
coming.

Tight Lines......Speck

Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 10:02:15 AM

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Captain Brian Sherman

Venice , LA USA

Big trout biting in Venice now!!!
Had a great trip with David Tindall and
friends yesterday.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 8:44:39 AM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

             TEAM JO-JO

Jersey Boys where back in town, we had a Yank invasion, Big Dave (dad) Big Craig, (son #1) Big Jeff (son #2 and a transplant from Jersey) where on board the Bay Flat Sr for a relaxing / fun Saturday on the water down in our Disney World known as Delacroix Island
.

Big Jeff a business associate called and said his dad & brother where coming to town, and he would like to get them on a fishing trip. Big Jeff said word was out go with the best who can put them on some Silverwonders and reds, with an entro like that what could Oneofthepack say, but bring them on.

SIGNS:

• No fish Friday evening
• No wildlife sightings along Hwy 11
• ½ hour early at Waffle House
• Another fine breakfast had by all
• Gave the crew my speech about crossing Hwy, loading boat, and be careful while walking around the dock, added this one when Big Gene walked off the dock at 5:30 AM one morning.
• Arrived at boat slip, Bay Flat Sr looked little tired, had to have a  lot of foreplay before she fired up, but once she B & moan, she was ready for a full day of fishing
• Mention to crew this was a participating type fishing trip, and the get to unload all gear in the truck over to the Bay flat Sr, no problem says they, aye says I
• Also mention one of them will be our voice activated power pole for the day, big mistake on my part, had land lovers on board all three. Oneofthepack  gave them a quick  lesson in knot tying, first mate Big Jeff looked very confused with wrap rope around knob once then do a half hitch. So Oneofthepack thought it best to tie front anchor end of the rope on to the Bay Flat Sr just in case Big Jeff’s knot did not hold we would not lose anchor, learn this from past experience. BUT what I did not anticipate was that Big Jeff would throw out back anchor thinking it was the front anchor, short story lost another anchor.

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• Sunny
• Cool / warm day
• E.N.E wind 6-8 mph
• Slack tide at first then started to fall, but not much movement
• Water temp 56F
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 3 minus, clear but very sandy / silt looking
• Plenty of boats out, they were stacked up in Point Fienne & Skippy Lake
• Many of them running around, looking for the missing Silverwonders, lot of gas burned today for sure

TECHNIQUE:

• Find moving water
• Anchor up with corks nothing
• Drift with corks nothing
• Anchor up cast & retrieve (60%) of fish
• Oak River Troll (40%) of fish
• Dead bait with just beetle head on bottom
• Dead bait with beetle on bottom
• Top, bottom, middle, all points in-between, up down drop offs, tried every trick I knew and then some.

LURE DU JOUR:

• Matrix Shad Lemon Drop
• Purple beetle did one
• Dead shrimp cat & a couple of reds

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

Spot # 17,21(1)t,60 (boat their) 9,6 (6)t, 5,15(1)t,14(3)t,2A(1)t,17,21(2)t,61(2)t, 61A(4)t,61B,64, stopped fishing around 1:40 turned the Bay Flat Sr north for a quick run back to the slip.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• (20) Silverwonders (14) throw backs
• (5) Reds (4) throw backs
• (2) Bass
• (1) FW cat
• (4) Crabs
• (2) bottoms
• (3) marsh
• (2) extra poles
• (1/2) bushel of grass
• Food, drinks, snacks, thanks to Big Jeff
• A perfect wonderful Louisiana day in our Paradise  on the water with a few land lover Yanks from Jersey who are 3 of the best fisherperson I know  for this day.
• Hope a fun time had by all
• Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Big Jeff (NOT!!! He a anchor losing #%$#@) he could have caught a whole box of Silverwonders and he would not be. Big Craig, caught Bass, Red, Silverwonders but me think this was not enough, as Big Dave caught bass, red, Silverwonders (most) and even topped it off with a nice FW catfish, it was agreed by all, Big Dave Fisherperson of the day.

We also teamed up Sr vs. youngins, me think the Sr took the prize, but I ran out of trophies, so Team Jo-Jo owes one to Big Dave.  Oneofthepack was under a lot of pressures as the Yanks where way out in from of the Louisiana native, all I kept saying was I cannot believe a Yank going to out fish me, but Big Dave did, he was on a good bite for short period.

SUGGESTIONS:

Tie the end of rope of both anchors on your boat before you throw them out.

Crew and Oneofthepack ran all over looking for the elusive Silverwonders,  but could not find them, cannot explain it , but we should be knee deep in Silverwonders this time of year. The tides seem to be a little strange too, not much movement and it took a long time to change. Water not looking good, and water level is up. Based on all the above only excuse Oneofthepack can come up with is, Oneofthepack could not make it happen, because everything was PERFECT.

PONDER OF THE DAY:

“All the romance of Silverwonders fishing exists in the mind of the angler and is in no way shared by the fish”

Time to flip the coin, go fishing or go to casino, hope to see you all out and about, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 6:46:59 AM

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Speck Chaser

Mandeville, LA USA

Took advantage of the great weather yesterday
and hit the Sandy Point area. It was "on" from
the first cast. 15 - 20 specks. Must caught on the
ultra expensive Venice shrimp, though I did just
as well the others using Vortex Shad. Close in
rigs also produced a limit of snapper. Great day.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014 @ 7:08:33 PM

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Due South 2173

Westlake, LA USA

Just checking to see how the Tuna bite has been
lately, I'm thinking of pulling my boat down east  
to Grand Isle in two weeks but want to here from
someone if the have been catching Tuna, I'm not
going to be picky I'll settle for a boat load of
Black Fin rt now and also are they catching on
the shrimp boats?? And help would be greatly
appreciated.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 @ 2:23:41 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

SLIGHTLY SLOWER BITE!

We had the pleasure to guide a trip for F. Christiana & Company.

Brandon Hargraves from Loxley, Alabama participated in the company Golf Tournament this year and won a fishing trip with us by making the longest drive in the tournament.

We left out of the Delta Marina in Empire, LA with Brandon and friend Ty on board early as we headed east of the Mississippi River.

The bite was slightly slower as we moved around a bit more today to make a good finish with some beautiful Speckled Trout. All fish caught on live shrimp under a popping cork.

BIG THANKS TO F. CHRISTIANA & CO. & BRANDON & TY!

Capt. Jody Donewar

504-453-1519

CaptainJodyDonewar.com

www.seatow.com

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Saturday, December 13, 2014 @ 7:43:49 AM

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joey navis

yat city, LA USA

my goil axed  me a question tonite that amazingly, i
could not answer,,, maybe i can get some help
here,,,, has anyone heard if santa on the bayou is
happening this year,,, and if so when???   in the old
daze we got to see santa on the bayou traipsing
along the bayou in shell beach and then down
laloutre thru hopedale,,,, my now grown children still
talk about catching fishing lures and toys from santa
and his fishing elves and now want to bring their own
kids to share the experience.  good olld daze!!!

Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 9:39:25 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

         TEAM JO-JO

Talking, writing about fishing all day, Loveofthepack informs me her and a girl friend are going out shopping tonight and may be to dinner, what is a man suppose to do when his wife leaves him home alone on a Friday evening / night, GO FISHING.

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• On the way home lake P was like glass, by the time loaded up the Bay Flat Jr, and made my way to Tites Place to launch, win coming out of the W.S.W 8-10, front coming through.
• Cool evening, glad I brought my jump suite
• Tide falling
• Water clarity, all I can say is Silver Springs in Florida would love to have the water in Lake P, on a scale of 1-7 it is a 20, clean, clear, and wet, what else is needed to catch!!
• Seen 8 boats out

TECHNIQUE:

• Put my time in to learn how to fish Lake P
• Trolled 3/4 oz rattle traps w/trailer nothing
• Oak River Troll through trestles pilings nothing
• Anchor up cast and retrieve nothing

LURE DU JOUR:

• 4” 3/8 oz shrimp color Voodoo shrimp, matched up w/ 3/8 oz head

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

North side of Lake P, FB 1 to 7 and back, all along the trestles

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• No fish
• Sun set to live for
• Did not take long once I started trolling, BAM, like to pull the pole out of my hand, then BAM once again what a hit, 3rd time BAM, this to good to be true thinks Oneofthepack, then I realized what was happening, tide was falling, I’m on the west side, and a little to close to the pilings, my Rattle tarp was catching on to the grass along the pilings, but it felt so good just kept doing it for about a run of 2 FB.
• Learned:
o Silverwonders are in Lake P
o Current bait for Lake P Voodoo shrimp
o Trolling technique is producing, saw (3) boats / fisherperson doing it, and these fisherperson know their stuff, saw one catch a Silverwonders
o Learned how to fish / present the Voodoo Shrimp to the Silverwonders, and what the bite feels like
o Learned what FB is holding Silverwonders
o When a fisherperson trolling and the boat goes sideways, 2 things happen, he hooked up on a fish, or hooked up on the bottom.
o When a fisherperson trolling keeps turning around and fishing one area, they are on the Silverwonders.
o Oneofthepack not quite ready to be a troller, need more training and assistance from Big Bob.
• Put some time of the Bay Flat Jr, she was getting lonely locked up in the garage, and went into depression every time I loaded up all the gear to go fishing, and I did not use her, she felt jilted.
• Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

The (3) boats trolling could be, but it was the lone fisherperson, he was our before I got there, and he was out when I came in. It was getting dark so I took my time putting the Bay Flat Jr on the trailer in hope he would come in and Oneofthepack could get some intel. Fisherperson was very friendly and willing to share what he was using and how to fish it both very important info when it comes to catching.

His lure of choice, (4” Voodoo shrimp w/ 3/8oz head)  his presentation of choice, throw it out let it go down, then give 3 HARD upward jerks, reel in slack, keep a tight line, the Silverwonders where hitting it on the way down, as for the feel of the bite, it would be like when you shine a flash light on your hand, hard to feel. When a fisherperson shares his knowledge, has (9) Silverwonders 15 to 16” in the box, and stated he had 28 last Friday, it is better than listen to E.F. Hutton. Don’t like it but I guess Oneofthepack will be expanding his tackle box to include a dozen Voodoo shrimp before I go back out to Lake P, which will be soon.

SUGGESTION:

Take heed to fisherperson’s above info, seen the results.

Now to try and get some sleep so Oneofthepack can be ready in the AM to take crew down to our Disney World known as Delacroix Island for a fun day on the water, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

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Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 6:50:11 PM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA USA

My sister Kelly and family friend Linda flew in from Dallas for a weekend of fishing. Day 1. Last Saturday there was no wind, so headed to the relative gnat-free area of Proctor's Point from Chef Pass. It was an interesting slow run in the fog but that's life and why God invented GPS. Only found one trout but got in a pocket of nice reds. The White pelicans were also out roosting in force....what a beautiful sight! A front was coming through around noon, so we headed back for lunch at 11AM at the restaurant near Southside, just beating the pounding west wind switch.

After lunch we headed to the Wall. Saw the usual crowds with some craziness, and with only a few small trout didn't take long to decide to leave. We headed to a bayou east of the Wall and got on a good trout bite plus a nice bass we let go. Kept 8 very nice reds and 19 trout.

Day 2. Let the hunters have their morning, as well as poor Saints fans go home to their TVs or the dome. We left Breton Sound Marina at kickoff. By the time we passed St. Malo, it was already 10-0, and 17-0 by the time we got to our first fishing spot at Hank's Pass. Spirits picked up quickly as we started getting a nice mix of drum, reds, trout, and sheephead on the bottom.

But the tide was perfect for trout, so left for Pete's Lagoon while the getting was good. I put the stick down, and both corks were already down. We had them going for 15 minutes, then they quit. Man, I hate it when that happens. The rest of the day we added to the icechest with scattered trout. I couldn't help myself, though, I wanted that fast bite with something that pulls, so headed back to the sheephead hole in Hank's Pass. After 11 sheephead, left the jailbirds biting and headed to Lena's for a few more trout. Finished with around 25 trout, 11 sheephead, 2 drum, and 2 reds.

All caught on market shrimp, live shrimp, and cocohoe minnows.

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Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 6:01:45 PM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA USA

Report from Nov. 29 - An old friend asked me to take a father and his daughter on a Louisiana fishing trip during Thanksgiving weekend - Dave and Megan. Hey, we aim to please! They fish often but never in Louisiana.

We left mid-morning Saturday Nov. 29 to avoid the sunrise crowds and to catch the afternoon incoming tide. First tried close to Breton Sound Marina...only a few trout, time to make a long run east to avoid the crowds. Tide also switches sooner there. Took a quick break at BSM then headed for Christmas Camp region.

But...only a few fish. A bull red, a slot red, and a sheephead. No bites elsewhere, and no trout. Scratched my head and decided to join the Mussel Bay masses, hoping a lot had gone home. Indeed, many had, and we got to work. Finished with 23 trout, 5 sheephead, and a 23-inch red. Not great, but not bad either for the crowds and a wrong turn east.

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Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 5:57:16 PM

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Capt Jack

St bernard, LA USA

Fishing has picked up tremendously. The specks are on fire once again. Since 10:30 this morning customers have been non stop cleaning fish on the dock tables of Sweetwater. They were caught in the same areas Lake John, Skippy Lake, and Lake Batola. Its just a beautiful day with lots of happy customers. We have lots of beautiful live bait for those of you looking to go out this weekend and the weather will be beautiful for fishing through the weekend. Come on down and get in on the action. We have one room available Saturday night if your looking to go out early Saturday give us a call you can stay the night and fish a lil Sunday. Capt. Jack has some charters available for those of you that want to book a trip just give us a call 504-342-2368. Cant wait to hear about your catch. See ya soon!

Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 1:29:10 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

              TEAM JO-JO
 

              Thursday trip

Today’s crew was a hard find for the trip, Big Al was looking fro some advice / info on the how, when, where, what, and why of / for  fishing our Disney World know as Delacroix Island, based on this moved him to the top of the list, (caught all he could handle Sunday) no wanted to go. Big T-Doc had to many things to do, so moved on down the list up next was Big May & Big Curtis, even their commitment was with a little less than a real positive YES, must have been the weather.

As Oneofthepack was finalizing plans with Big Curtis  Big May, Big T-Doc called (3) times, when we finish our planning, I called Big T-Doc back, you made plans already says he, yes says I, Big T-Doc states I don’t know what I was thinking, I don’t have anything to do and was going to go with you. One thing Team Jo-Jo knows is once you pass, chances are with a call back, you will be too late, because Oneofthepack like Santa, have a lot of fun loving, fishing crew to call, and it don’t take long to fill out a crew for the Bay Flat Sr.

Sorry, Big Bud, (aka Eastofmrgo) you where next on this, we will try to get them next
Time.


SIGNS:

• Great weekend w/Familyofthepack, Friday night at Gaylord Resort in Grapevine Tx.. Saturday, Sunday night across the street at Great Wolf Lodge, a real family / kid oriented hotel with a large indoor water park, 6-7 slides, wave pool, and many other challenging water features to enjoy.
• No wildlife sightings along Hwy 11
• Old Gently Hwy almost closed to traffic, this my normal route to Chalmette
• No stop at Waffle House
• Not Many boats on hwy and/or in gas stations
• Bay Flat Sr, just as pretty as a picture hanging in her slings, smiling at us with the thoughts of a great trip running through her metal.
• Gas dock at Lionel’s crowded, had one tank and some, decide to run with out filling up, not a good sign / decision, ran one tank out just as I reached Little Lake, spent the rest of the day concern about making it back in, still had 4 gallons ((2) 12 gallon tanks) left when we filled up on the way in.
• Cooked a big pot of redbeansofthepack Thursday night

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• Sunny and cool kept jump suite on all day
• E.N.E wind 6-8 mph, real clam in the evening
• Tide slack than started to fall took about hour are so to fall
• Water Temp 56F
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 4 minus, sandy looking
• Not many boats out
• Conditions could not be any better fro catching


TECHNIQUE:


• Had vision / goal  of 100 plus Silevrwonders for today
• Hit spot # 17 first to load up (2)t
• Anchor up cork lure 2 foot deep (3)t, not much action
• Drift w/corks (1)t
• Tight line along the bottom was the key for today
• Find moving water, fish the current line, throw up current, and let the lure run along the bottom with a little twitch every now and then.
• Only problem you did not feel a tap, you did not feel anything, all you notice was something was different, took awhile for Oneofthepack to figure this out, so when it felt different I would, set the hook, most times then not it was a Silevrwonders.
• Oak Rive Troll (3)t
• Moved around a lot trying to find moving water and current lines


LURE DU JOUR:

• Matrix Shad Lemon Drop matched dup with H&H while round Ό oz head, w/corks & tight lining
• H&H Purple (2)t
• Dead bait, Big May had some dead shrimp, looked like they belonged in the Smithsonian’s (from the stone ages)  they where so old, (How old where they, so old they lost their smell) keep telling them they need to buy fresh bait.

 
AREAS / SPOTS  / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

Started out at spot # 17 (2)t, 21(6)t,22,23,60C,17(1)t,2A(2)t,6,5,15,14(2)t, Pablo spot (13)r,(1)t,5,6,6b,9,27(4)t,26,23,22,21 (20)t,60C,17(1)t,2A, stopped fishing around 1:45 PM, headed back in before Lionel’s closed need some go juice in a bad way.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• (46) Silevrwonders (12-13”) 28 throw backs
• (13) reds (16-18”) 7 throw backs
• (1) Crab
• (2) Oyster shells
• (1) Big Curtis, Big May made one of her famous cast out, almost took Big Curtis head off
• (1) anchor
• (3) Bottoms
• (1) extra poles
• (1/2) bushel of grass
• No food or drinks, sure do miss Big Ronnie, around 11:43:02 would gave up all our fish for a luncheon meat  sandwich for sure.
• Perfect conditions for a journey, fishing, catching, outing, to our Disney world known as Delacroix Island, with 2 of the best pair / mates fisherperson I know
• Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.


FISHERPESON OF THE DAY:


Could have been Big Curtis, could have been Big May, could have been Oneofthepack, but today has to go to the Silevrwonders, as they managed to eat freely today and avoid all the various offerings Oneofthepack and crew had to present to them on this perfect day of fishing.


SUGGESTIONS:

Not having any good bait on board , and no live shrimp, not sure if that would have helped us today, but our suggestion is to buy some live shrimp and give them a try.

It looks like the corks success may have died off, suggests you try tight line along the bottom, fish current lines, and up and down drop offs.

PONDER OF THE DAY:

“Just fishing doesn't guarantee catching, but improves its chances”

Tomorrow’s crew has 3 on board the Bay Flat Sr, sure hope we can find a few, will let you rodnreel.com posters know how we make out, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 12:15:20 PM

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