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FishNetwork

Metairie, LA USA

Here are some spots that are off of OAK RIVER.

Contact Team Jo Jo

If the Wind is out of the West

Stay Home and Rest

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 @ 4:14:58 PM

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FishNetwork

Metairie, La United States

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Contact Captain Jack Payne at Sweetwater Marina.

Remember Sweetwater is the 2nd Launch in Delacroix. Ask Captain Jack to mark up your map for you for this time of year.

Stay Safe My Friend.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 @ 4:11:07 PM

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abe

metairie, LA USA

How is tomorrow's fishing at delacroix , any suggestions ?

Thursday, May 5, 2016 @ 3:32:42 PM

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Dutch Prager

Mandeville, LA USA

Tarpon Fishing for - "Big Gun "    Reference your
note -- here is a Recall of August 4, 1965 edition
of the "Fish Tales" by the late, and Best Friend,
Paul Kalman.       A word about Tarpon...The
area between South Pass and S W Pass is one
of the finest Tarpon Fishing grounds in the
nation.   The best fishing for Silver Kings is still
ahead of us.. August, September and October
are extra good because the River is low and the
water in East Bay becomes especially attractive
to Tarpon.  Much ado has been made about the
37 tarpon entered in this years Grande Isle
Rodeo.      Back in 1947 when the old N O Item
Paper was sponsoring the S W Pass Tarpon
Rodeo, a total of 89 tarpon were caught in just 2
days.  Also, those 20 Tarpon taken byDr. Young
out of Coastal City were far from being a
Louisiana  record.   In 1946, three well known
Orleanians - A. Miles Pratt, Captain Johnny
Mathes and Edouard Morgan - boated 36 Tarpon
in approximately 3 hours of fishing time.  ASll of
this action took place in East Bay and West Bay,
and if memory serves us correctly, the date was
sometime in Sugust.      One of the nicest things
about Tarpon Fishing, is that you can fish the
Silver Kings and other species in the same
general area and at the same time.  For
example, if the Tarpon show no inclination to
bite, you can run over to early rigs in East Bay
and catch King Mackeral, Snappers, etc.  for a
few hours and then try bTarpon again.   The
most Successful  fishing in East Bay is
accomplished with No. 7 Pflueger Record
spoons, particularly those  which are chrome
plated  on one side and painted blue on the
other.   Red head plugs with white bodies are
also quite effective, particularly when the water is
clear.                   Well, so much from Paul
Kalmans write up of  50 years ago.   Time flies,
when one is having fun.   Every Day on the
Water, is a GOOD DAY.   Have Safe and Happy
returns.   DUTCH. 5-5-16

Thursday, May 5, 2016 @ 11:11:15 AM

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fishgill

Pass Christian, ms United States

In response to Steve S

Steve, if I remember correctly the break in maintenance after 20 hours is an engine oil change and lower unit gear oil change. The work that was performed should be on your service ticket. If that is all that happen you would not need to crank the engine. I do find it strange but I think your fine. There is a section in the Forum ( Ask the Mechanic ) for those type of questions. The people that respond to questions are great guys and very helpful. We have solved a lot of common problems over the years by communicating our boat/motor issues with others.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 @ 9:30:51 AM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

      TEAM JO-JO

Any of you fisherpersons know where Oneofthepack can purchase an original, (paper) Trailblazer 105 map of Delacroix?

Good Fishing

Team Jo-jo & Oneofthepack

Thursday, May 5, 2016 @ 8:09:52 AM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

             TEAM JO-JO

           Wednesday Trip

Bay Flat Sr. had a father & son team on board her today, Big Ted, Big Kevin, and Oneofthepack where fly fishing (at least that is what it felt like with all the wind we had) all around our Disney World known as Delacroix Island in search of what catch can, no specific species in mind.

SIGNS:

• Oneofthepack not excited about the N.NW. winds, just kept reiterating hour moto “YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW” from the time we got up, till the time we picked up the Bay Flat Sr. in her slings.
• Same with another thought process we have, “Anybody can catch them when they are biting”
• Early morning meet up 5:00 Am at Waffle House in Oak Harbor, plan was to all ride together, but Oneofthepack had a few errands to run so we went down in separate trucks.
• No sightings along Hwy 11 or 90
• Not many boats on Hwy, gas stations, and launches, not a good sign
• Passed on Last Stop store had all we needed with us
• Reach the home of the Bay Flat Sr. she high and dry, had to lower her a little to load up all the gear, almost forgot to put plug in
• Slow run to Lionel’s for some go juice, dead bait, and live bait, when Big Ted went in to order live bait for Tubby, (they don’t know me as Stanley) Joan says, tubby don’t buy bait
• Off to spot # 64 to start the day

CONDTIONS:

• Perfect
• N.N.W. wind 24-30 mph, steady all day, never slacked off
• Sunny & clear
• Mild temps
• Water temp 71.8 F
• Water level up 10”
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 3 plus, not bad
• Tide tail end of a falling  tide, latter in the day in some areas coming in, was hard to tell what the tide was doing with all the wind blowing water around
• Saw (3) other boats running around, did not look like they were having much luck, they kept asking us how we were doing, any luck??
• Every lake, canal, bayou, pond, puddle of water had 2’-3’ waves with white caps on top of them.
• We could not find a lee shore, it seems the wind would find a way to have its force attack all sides of the land.

TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:

• Have fun
• Give Big Ted and Big Kevin a tour of Delacroix, introduce them to a number of our spot #’s, and show them the various routes you can take to get around.
• Big Ted indicated Big Kevin has a “Black Cloud” hoovering over him, has not caught a fish in a number of past trips, since he has return to Louisiana, It was Oneofthepack challenge mission impossible (should I accept) to get Big Kevin to catch a fish. This trip will self-destruct in 8 hours.
• With the wind we had, did not want to move around much if we could help it, so this why we bought bait, this technique could give us more action then lures, and we could stay put, but this was not to be.
• Same criteria as always looking for:
 Wind behind us (tough find today)
 Moving water
 Water clarity of 3 up
 Holding fish
• Anchor up cast and retrieve (2)t
• Cork (1) red
• Oak River Troll (9) t, this was the only way to negate the wind, but at times the Bay Flat Sr doing 1.5 to 2.1 mph, way too fast for Oak River Troll.
• Bait on a jig head (no lure) just bait (2)t
• Try to learn how to fish a westerly wind, learn spots for this wind, and best techniques to fish it

LURE DU JOUR:

• Matrix shad Lemon Drop matched up with 3/8 oz. H&H round lead with gold hook 80% caught this way
• 3” H&H purple beetle matched up with ¼ oz. round white H&H head  w/gold hook caught 10%
• Live / dead bait caught 10% only (1)t, the east bottom feeders
• Oak River Troll vs. wind, we went to an H&H ½ oz. lead head with gold hook, to try and feel the bottom, it was still a challenge to get down to bottom. Me think we will have to buy some ¾ oz. heads for days like to day. Or find a new way to rig, (i.e. Carolina rig, Texas Rig, and/ or drop shot) lures with a heavy presentation to the bottom.

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

Spot # 64 (4)t , (3)r, 62C,B,A, 61, 60, 20(5)t,21,22,23,24,25,20,17(2)t,2A,14,15,5,6,23,20 (2)T, (1)R, stopped fishing around 2:50 PM, wind still blowing, water still very rough, nice real rough ride back across Little Lake back to the slip.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• (13) Silverwonders (1) throw back
• (4) reds (1) throw back
• (4) drum (2) throw backs
• (1) Croaker caught on a Matrix Shad no bait
• (5) Fresh water cats
• Perfect day on the water with new friends Big Ted & Big Kevin
• Got some good Intel on fishing a westerly wind, wanted to share Intel with all you fisherpersons, “DON’T GO”. Even when I was working and only could fish weekends, never did want to fish a westerly wind, but “YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW”!!!!!!!!
• Has some great food and drinks thanks to Big Ted
• Learn a lesson on what not to do with your rod when you are showing off your big fish, seems Big Ted caught a 6-7 # red, as he was holding it up for a photo op, the red fell out of his hand, rod was leaning on the bow, BAM, one rod (Falcon rod) down, now a 2 piece rod designed for (1) piece. No to work we still had (6) other rods to break before we ran out of rods. NOTE!!!!!! To Big Ron (aka Wildman, aka Dago) you have a double in life.
• Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Oneofthepack, NOPE!!!!!!! Struggled to catch 3 fish, but the croaker was a big one. But I did win the bet $0.25 for the next fish, come to think of it I did not collect from crew.

Big Kevin, NOT!!!!!, but he did get rid of the “Black Cloud” he brought in a number of reds, Silverwodners, drum, and just about all the catfish, but this still not enough to receive the honor today.

Big Ted, Big Red for the day, Big Spec for the day, most specs, most reds, plus he brought the goodies, and including the sympathies felt for re-deigning his rod, we felt he deserved the honors for the day, Big Ted fisherperson of the day, today that is.

SUGGESTIONS:

Live or dead bait did not helps us out today, not sure it needed, but suggest you still get some cause things may change and it is nice to have on board. Lionel’s had some real nice size live shrimp today, and the dead bit was fresh as ever. If you want a cup of coffee, just let Joan know she will make it for you, now that is service.

PONDER FO THE DAY:

One's philosophy / catches is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility / results.

Big Andrew was to change oil in Yamaha Dream Machine today, but lunch date for us had to cancel, also cancelled Friday trip with Big Don & Big Lucy, had enough of the westerly winds to last me a life time, plus don’t want Big Lucy to not be able to fill her freezer with fish  on our next trip.

Hope to try them Saturday, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Thursday, May 5, 2016 @ 7:05:44 AM

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Steve S

Mid City, LA USA

I have a question regarding service on a new
Honda 150 outboard 4 stroke. I recently
purchased this motor and brought it in for the 20
hour break-in service. The service rep. called me
and told me it was ready 2 days later. I said
great and asked if they were able to look at the
other issue I had with my depth finder
transducer. After we talked for a couple minutes
it became apparent that they needed to keep the
boat for a couple more days to check out this
other problem. I said okay and we said goodbye.
A few minutes later the service rep. called me
back and told me they needed the keys to the
boat since now they had to put the boat in the
water to check out the other problem. I told her
where the keys were in the boat and again said
goodbye. After I hung up it occurred to me that
they had done the breakin service and had never
actually turned the motor on. Is that possible? I
mean, I know it's possible, I'm just wondering if the service could have been done correctly/completely without ever having turned the engine on. Any technicians out there? Thanks ahead of time.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 11:00:16 PM

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Sweetwater Marina

Delacroix, L USA

Today was a decent day down at Sweetwater
Marina on Delacroix Island.  The winds were a
little brisk in the morning which made the fishing
a little tough, but a few of our regulars did pretty
well with Trout.  Toward the afternoon things
picked a good bit and a couple of the hot areas
were Four Horse Lake and Little Lake.  
Tomorrow and into the weekend the winds
should be laying down setting us up for some
Speckacular fishing.  Capt. Jack's Fishing Tip -
Birds are showing up chasing shrimp,so if you
see some birds diving that might be a good spot
to start fishing.  We will have live shrimp for
tomorrow.  So come on down to the second
launch on Delacroix Island, Sweetwater Marina,
and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, Tony and Jessie
get you started.  They will put your boat in the
water, put you on the fish, and when you return
with an ice chest full of fish they'll clean 'em and
bag 'em for you.  And while you are here ask to
check out our lodging.  It's the best deal in
Delacrolix - sleeps 6, free launch, kitchenette,
cable, wifi. BBQ pit - all for just $159 a night.  
Just wake up and fish.  Whatever you need to
make your fishing trip a success, we probably
have it in our baitshop, including maps and
helpful tips from Mr. Ronnie and Tony and pick
up a Sweetwater sweatshirt too keep you warm.  
Anything we can do to help make your trip fun,
successful and safe - just ask.  We would love to
see you at Sweetwater Marina, the marina that
loves their customers.  And remember we are
the second launch.

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 10:23:04 PM

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CAPT PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

Lafitte, LA USA

POST FRONTAL TROUT...

Today I had the pleasure of guiding good friends and customers from Mississippi, Steve Ward and his buddy Wade McKenzie. Steve was looking to stock his freeezer with some good eating speckled trout so we headed south in search of them but the wind was howling pretty good out of the north. Not knowing what to expect, we fished protected shorelines and islands around Barataria Bay and thankfully found clean water, bait and trout that wanted to bite the H&H beetles in the "cock of the walk" color. The specks just seem to like that color this year for some reason! We covered water boating fish here and there and the specks added up along the way. Number 75 hit the ice around 11:30 this morning. We made a couple stops in search of redfish on the way in and boated 1 nice keeper and 2 puppy drum to top off the box. Also Wade landed a big bull in a foot of water using an H&H gold spoon. He released the beauty to fight another day and hopefully make a bunch of baby redfish.

All in all it was another great day on the water spent with good friends and it proved that the conditions don't have to be ideal to catch fish sometimes. Even when the wind blows 15-20 out of the north in May. Thanks to Steve and Wade for using our service and we look forward to seeing them again real soon!

On Monday and Tuesday myself, Capt Beau Weber, and Capt Lane Zimmer had the pleasure of fishing 3 boats with our good friend from Jackson, Tn, Mr Bob Payne and several of his buddies and co-workers. This group of guys love to target reds and fortunately had a great trip once again. We fished the ponds east of Lafitte and the guys put nice limits of redfish on ice both days. H&H gold spoons fished in the grassy, clear water ponds, and fresh shrimp under corks fished in the stained water ponds did the damage on the reds and bonus puppy drum. As always, a great time was had by all on this trip and we send many thanks to our buddy Bob and all the guys! We look forward to next time!

WE HAVE LODGING OPEN FOR MAY 13TH AND 14TH AND BOATS OPEN FOR MAY 20TH DUE TO CANCELLATIONS. COME ON DOWN AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LAST MINUTE OPENINGS IN MAY!!

Come see us down here in Lafitte, Louisiana!!

We are located an easy 35 minute drive from New Orleans.

We have 5 guides ready to fish and lodging available.

Our prices are very reasonable and won't break the bank.

We provide quality equipment including Shimano spinning reels on TFO inshore rods.

All boats are fully equipped including Power Poles .

Give us a call at 504-689-2006 or send an email to captainphil02@cox.net to book your trip today.

Don't forget to check out www.fishwithphil.com for more great info and thanks for reading our reports!

God bless and good fishing

Capt Mike Helmer

WADE MCKENZIE AND STEVE WARD WITH 75 TROUT, 2 PUPPY DRUM, AND ONE RED CAUGHT ON A WINDY DAY WITH PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS. GREAT JOB GUYS!!

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WADE MCKENZIE LANDED THIS BIG GIRL IN SHALLOW WATER USING AN H&H GOLD SPOON. THANKS FOR RELEASING HER MAN!

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ADAM, HONDO, AND BRANDON(PART OF BOB PAYNE'S GROUP) WITH A NICE LIMIT OF REDS BROUGHT TO THE TABLE. NICE CATCH GUYS AND THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 8:10:18 PM

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 6:57:53 PM

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Rigolets, LA USA

Just got a last minute cancellation for this Sunday Mothers Day so drop me a call if anyone wants in on the great Speckled Trout action fishing local in Lake Pontchartrain!!!!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 6:57:36 PM

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Mike Sibley

Covington, LA USA

Went to trestles today.  Clear but moderate wind early
that got stronger as we stayed.  Lots of boats lined up,
but under live shrimp we caught 22. Only liked them
with 1oz weight on bottom and free hook above that.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 5:00:35 PM

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hookie-monster

Metairie, La Unknown

In response to John Castelluccio, Jr.

I don't believe the contract covered much more than replacement of the concrete ramps that your boat and tow vehicle would ride on.There were a few other minor repairs made here and there.Nothing major to walkways and piers.
Maybe for a few dollars more.........
Personally,I used to launch into the Bonnabel  canal and had no problems. Then this facility was built and off we went.
This contractor had many days of rainy weather and very high tides to contend with. Don't know if that's the reason for the delays,just saying....

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 2:21:26 PM

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Sunkist

Shell Beach, LA USA

Finally got out after months in
hibernation. Scooted down the MRGO
and headed east after passing short
rocks.Noticed shrimp popping on
surface at a favorite chair rig close
by. Started casting and it was on
that fast. Trout only, not one
redfish. Did get a drum and a spanish
mackerel. All fish caught on Campos
live shrimp under the new Versamaxx
Oval corks about 3 ft deep. Tried the
new Unfair lures shrimp under cork
and freelined. Lots of bumps but no
hookups. Amazes me how they can avoid
those treble hooks! Also tried a
voodoo shrimp to no avail. They
really want the live shrimp now(and
know the difference of a plastic).
The water was pretty stained but did
not matter. Took us 75 shrimp to land
34. Throwback ratio was about 1 to 4.
Good weather this weekend it looks
like. Will try again and post results
soon after!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 12:47:11 PM

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John Castelluccio, Jr.

WAS New Orleans, THEN Chalmette and NOW Metairie, LA United States

In response to hookie-monster

I passed there yesterday. I guess these inept contractors did not not learn from the past...the walkway should have been higher from land to pier by as much as a foot and the pier itself should be at least another foot higher! The Kenner Boat Launch/Williams Launch was constructed to near perfection AND must have have a fisherman architect! John Castelluccio, Jr.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 12:31:13 PM

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CC@PV

Port Vincent, LA USA

FYI From La. Wildlife and Fisheries

News Release

For Immediate Release
May 3, 2016

Contact: Rene LeBreton
Public Information - LDWF
(504) 286-8745
rlebreton@wlf.la.gov

Contact: Kizzy Payton
Press Secretary - LDR
225-219-2718
Kizzy.Payton@la.gov

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Agency Partnership to Expedite Boat Registrations

(Baton Rouge, LA) – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) have announced a partnership to help expedite the process of registering boats.

The Louisiana Department of Revenue will have a representative at the LDWF headquarters office in Baton Rouge, LA every Monday to help process tax payments for customers registering boats.  In some instances, when customers register a boat purchased from an individual, they are required to pay the taxes on that boat at LDR prior to registering the vessel at LDWF.  This partnership will prevent many customers from visiting both agencies; both transactions can be accomplished at one location.

“We look forward to this partnership with the Department of Revenue, and we will continue to identify opportunities to provide the highest level of customer service for our citizens,” said LDWF Secretary Charlie Melancon.

“The partnership with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries represents a great opportunity to collaborate with other state agencies and provide the services needed for Louisiana taxpayers,” said LDR Secretary Kimberly Lewis Robinson. “We look forward to working with them to help expedite this process through this added convenience.”

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

Glad to see our state departments working together to reduce some of that old "Runaround" we usually get.

CC@PV



Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 8:59:31 AM

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hookie-monster

Metairie, La Unknown

In response to Brad dufrene

Brad,it looks like the work is just about completed. There is still a fence blocking access but all the heavy equipment has been moved out. I'm sure all the rain has slowed them and also the
really high tides.
Maybe in a week or two it will reopen.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 @ 11:29:00 PM

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Sweetwater Marina

Delacroix, L USA

All we can say is the fishing is just great down
here at Sweetwater Marina on Delacroix Island.  
Capt. Jack's good friend Scott went out today
with his father in law to break in their brand new
motor and killed 'em.  They caught 50 beautiful
Trout in the 14 - 16 inch range.  And guess
what??  The didn't catch them on live shrimp.  All
were caught on plastic (but we will have live
shrimp tomorrow).  They saw a couple different
flocks of birds, stopped at the first flock and it
was on.  Other customer's who launched with us
today did well also with at least 1 limit being
reported and several other groups coming in with
very close to limits.  We do have a couple of
rooms available for Friday and Saturday night.  
So come on down to the second launch on
Delacroix Island, Sweetwater Marina, and let
Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, Tony and Jessie get you
started.  They will put your boat in the water, put
you on the fish, and when you return with an ice
chest full of fish they'll clean 'em and bag 'em for
you.  And while you are here ask to check out
our lodging.  It's the best deal in Delacrolix -
sleeps 6, free launch, kitchenette, cable, wifi.
BBQ pit - all for just $159 a night.  Just wake up
and fish.  Whatever you need to make your
fishing trip a success, we probably have it in our
baitshop, including maps and helpful tips from
Mr. Ronnie and Tony and pick up a Sweetwater
sweatshirt too keep you warm.  Anything we can
do to help make your trip fun, successful and
safe - just ask.  We would love to see you at
Sweetwater Marina, the marina that loves their
customers.  And remember we are the second
launch.

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 @ 8:56:50 PM

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Capt. Johnny Nunez

Shell Beach, LA USA


Fishing Magician Charters
(504)239-3159
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Fishing Magician Charters is a dedicated, owned and operated, business with all licensed captains. They are based in Shell Beach, Louisiana. It is run by the well-known "Fishing Magician". The Nunez's grew up in the marshes and bayous that they fish every day. For generations the Nunez family have lived and fished the bayous of St. Bernard Parish. Their family came from the Canary Islands in the 1700s to settle in St. Bernard, and hunted and fished the very bayous for centuries. Capt. Johnny and his sons are proud to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors.So on your trip to a fishing area you will get a history lesson about the area.
Experience staying at a first class lodge, which is located in walking distance from the boat. Imagine sitting back and enjoying the sunset while eating your "catch of the day" on the deck of the lodge. Then, eventually relaxing in front of a 50" television or soaking in a large tub.
Fishing Magician Chaters cateres to the very young, very old, and the unexperience to make sure everyone has a good time. All anglersget to experience the joy of catching their own fish! No one is every too old or too you to fish with the "Magician."
Specializes in light-tackel coastal fishing for speckled trout, red fish, and other species. Live bait is used when available. Anglers will get to experience coasting through the sparkling waters of Shell Beach on a 25' Privateer with a 350 Yamaha for a smooth ride. Price includes all bait, ice, fuel, tackle, and fish cleaning. Contact for pricing and availability.
We are licensed and insured. So come on down and enjoy salt water fishing in Louisiana's bayous and coastline! Located right outside the "Big Easy" in St. Benard, Louisiana. Fishing Magician Charters, LLC 2015 Yscloskey Hwy St. Bernard, Louisiana 70085






Fishing Magician Charters
(504)239-3159
FishingMagicianCharters@yahoo.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 @ 8:03:33 PM

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Capt. Johnny Nunez

Shell Beach, LA USA


Fishing Magician Charters
(504)239-3159
FishingMagicianCharters@yahoo.com



The last two days I had the pleasure of fishing with Howard and his friend. The guys came down for Tennessee to enjoy some good ole Louisiana fishing. We set into the "Sound" both days. Must say Breton Sound was pretty good to us the last two days! They had a blast reeling in those Reds and Trout! The trip ended with two happy guys and a box full of fish! They are already talking about booking another trip or two this season.







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


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



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





Come stay the Night with us! Located right across the street from the boat. Sleeps up to 18 people.


Free!! Seafood boil or BBQ When you book 10 or more people with a day of fishing and a night at the lodge. Everything is included from bait to fish cleaning.




Always remember to watch the captain closely because with a flick of the wrist the "Magic" begins.




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Brad dufrene

Metairie, LA USA

Anyone know if bonnabel boat launch had
opened back up?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 @ 5:13:41 PM

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FishNetwork

Metairie, LA USA

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Wind Forecast looking tough for Wednesday Morning.
Stay safe my friends.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 @ 5:53:59 AM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

ANOTHER TRULY AMAZING DAY ON THE WATER!

We had the pleasure to guide a group of anglers for the Woodland Plantation in Plaquemines Parish.

It was a two boat trip with Capt. Clint running the second boat. It was great catches on both boats again today. On my boat it was Craig, Chet, and Chad. The guys are from Huntsville Alabama and it was their first time fishing LA.

We left from Delta Marina in Empire, LA heading to the east side of the Mississippi River Delta once again.

The wind was breezy out the south as we fished the interior bays. The guys casted live shrimp under popping corks and I tight lined Matrix Shad soft plastics.

One stop was all it took to put 100 Speckled Trout on ice in the Yeti by 9:00 am.

After limiting out on the Specks we drifted the marsh banks putting 7 beautiful Redfish on ice before calling a day at noon.

BIG THANKS TO CRAIG, CHET, CHAD & WOODLAND PLANTATION!

Capt. Jody Donewar

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Sweetwater Marina

Delacroix, L USA

We only launched 5 boats today at Sweetwater
Marina on Delacroix Island, but 2 out of the 5
smashed 'em in the Twin Pipeline south of Four
Horse Lake area.  So the fish are out there, you
just need to take a short ride to Sweetwater
Marina and let us point you in the right direction.  
And we do have live bait for tomorrow.  Looking
forward to the weekend the weather is looking
spectacular and that should make for some great
fishing.  We do have a couple of rooms available
for Friday and Saturday night.  So come on
down to the second launch on Delacroix Island,
Sweetwater Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr.
Ronnie, Tony and Jessie get you started.  They
will put your boat in the water, put you on the
fish, and when you return with an ice chest full of
fish they'll clean 'em and bag 'em for you.  And
while you are here ask to check out our lodging.  
It's the best deal in Delacrolix - sleeps 6, free
launch, kitchenette, cable, wifi. BBQ pit - all for
just $159 a night.  Just wake up and fish.  
Whatever you need to make your fishing trip a
success, we probably have it in our baitshop,
including maps and helpful tips from Mr. Ronnie
and Tony and pick up a Sweetwater sweatshirt
too keep you warm.  Anything we can do to help
make your trip fun, successful and safe - just
ask.  We would love to see you at Sweetwater
Marina, the marina that loves their customers.  
And remember we are the second launch.

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

Monday, May 2, 2016 @ 8:54:31 PM

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, L USA

TWO FANTASTIC DAYS CATCHING IN LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN 601-799-6193 www.fishinglouisiana.net

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R A

Youngsville, LA USA

To all snapper fishermen. I agree the short season is horrible. I love to catch snapper like everyone else. To help fix the problem do not order it at restaurant's. Take away the commercial end of it and we can catch as many as we want. I'm sure most of you can cook better than most places. Safe Fishing to all!  

Monday, May 2, 2016 @ 7:01:37 PM

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

Lake Pontchartrain Report: Mr.Pat Leblanc(85 yrs old)from Texas wanted to check off catching Speck Trout on his bucket list.So we hit the Lake with not the greatest forecast but I made the best of what was working for me.After slamming the Specks for about 2 hours he had his limit with high winds and rain moving me.I call it a day. He tells me after returning to the Rigolets Marina that this day was the greatest day in his life. *****1 CHASING TAIL C4harters LLC**** Established 2002 Welcome aboard to fish with one of the oldest and most experience charter boat fishing company and guide service on the entire northern Gulf Coast region. We simply go to the best fishing grounds for each season and the species of fish you desire to catch. So give me a call and I will personally put you on the fish and fun guaranteed!!! 601-799-6193 www.fishinglouisiana.net

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Waterfowl Specialist Guide Service

Delacroix, LA USA

Waterfowl Specialist Guide Service

Monday, May 2, 2016 @ 6:00:49 PM

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Sweetwater Marina

Delacroix, L USA

VWhat a crazy weekend!!  The weather was
horrible for 1/2 of Saturday and Sunday was a
total wash.  For those who braved the weather
on Saturday, even the high water and the winds
couldn't ruin the fishing at Sweetwater Marina on
Delacroix Island. Most brave anglers had a
pretty good haul on Saturday.  The shrimp
situation seems to be getting better, the weather
can only improve  and as always we will be there
rain or shine to put you on the fish.  If you like to
fish the outside - now seems to be a good time.  
The big Trout are out there.  So come on down
to the second launch on Delacroix Island,
Sweetwater Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr.
Ronnie, Tony and Jessie get you started.  They
will put your boat in the water, put you on the
fish, and when you return with an ice chest full of
fish they'll clean 'em and bag 'em for you.  And
while you are here ask to check out our lodging.  
It's the best deal in Delacrolix - sleeps 6, free
launch, kitchenette, cable, wifi. BBQ pit - all for
just $159 a night.  Just wake up and fish.  
Whatever you need to make your fishing trip a
success, we probably have it in our baitshop,
including maps and helpful tips from Mr. Ronnie
and Tony and pick up a Sweetwater sweatshirt
too keep you warm.  Anything we can do to help
make your trip fun, successful and safe - just
ask.  We would love to see you at Sweetwater
Marina, the marina that loves their customers.  
And remember we are the second launch.

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

Sunday, May 1, 2016 @ 8:08:39 PM

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CAPT PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

Lafitte, LA USA

THE FISH ARE ALREADY WET...

We have enjoyed some good fishing down here in Lafitte in spite of a lot of wind and rain as of late. We are fortunate though, as a lot of folks have real problems in the form of flooding.

When this weather improves, it will be a real pleasure to fish in our area. The trout are feeding on shrimp in the lakes and the open water and the redfish are gorging on small blue and fiddler crabs which have no place to hide in the ponds. The water has remained pretty due to the persistent southerly winds which bring high salinities and abundant food for the fish. H&H Beetles in cock of the walk under corks have worked well for the trout and the reds are hitting moving baits such as H&H gold spoons and Cocahoes on gold spinners. Fresh shrimp under corks and bounced on the bottom is a good back-up plan for the windier days.

WE HAVE OPENINGS THIS MONTH AND NEXT SO GET ON THE BOOKS NOW!! THIS ROUGH WEATHER WILL NOT LAST MUCH LONGER!

Come see us down here in Lafitte, Louisiana!!

We are located an easy 35 minute drive from New Orleans.

We have 5 guides ready to fish and lodging available.

Our prices are very reasonable and won't break the bank.

We provide quality equipment including Shimano spinning reels on TFO inshore rods.

All boats are fully equipped including Power Poles .

Give us a call at 504-689-2006 or send an email to captainphil02@cox.net to book your trip today.

Don't forget to check out www.fishwithphil.com for more great info and thanks for reading our reports!

God bless and good fishing

Capt Mike Helmer

MR DAVID HAWN FROM CALIFORNIA JOINED US FOR A SOLO TRIP AND LANDED THIS NICE RED. NICE MEETING YOU DAVID!

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GOOD FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS JOHN DOSSEY AND DAN DYKEMA FROM ARKANSAS WITH DAY ONE'S BOARD SHOT. NICE CATCH GUYS!!

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DAN AND JOHN WITH DAY TWO'S TABLE SHOT. GREAT JOB AND THANKS FOR EVERYTHING GUYS!!

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OUR FRIENDS FROM GEORGIA MR PAUL REYNOLDS, CALEB, AND MR BUD WITH A NICE BUNCH OF FISH. WAY TO GO GUYS AND THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!!

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Capt. Johnny Nunez

Shell Beach , LA USA


Fishing Magician Charters
(504)239-3159
FishingMagicianCha rters@yahoo.com

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Man the wind was blowing hard the last few days! Even with the wind we still came out great! Everyone had a great time despite the weather. Also, had a box full of fish! The biloxi Marsh was good to us the last two day of fishing.

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

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

Always keep a close eye on the captain because with a flick of the wrist the "Magic" begins.

Free!! Seafood boil or BBQ
When you book 10 or more people for a day of fishing and a night at the lodge!

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FishingMagicianCha rters@yahoo.com

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Capt. Mike Gallo AAofLA.com

Slidell, LA USA

Capt. Mike Gallo

ANGLING ADVENTURES OF LOUISIANA

The spring fishing has been good in Lake Pontchartrain. When the weather allows for a safe trip my captains and I have had good catches of Speckled Trout, along with several other species of fish. Live shrimp on a drop shot rig or plastics fished along the bottom have been producing good numbers and above average size Specks. I still have several boats open in the month of May and several open nights in my lodge.

Call to book your ANGLING ADVENTURE 985-781-7811

GUARANTEED FISH & FUN, several captains to handle your family, friends or corporate groups.

Like us on FaceBook for videos.

Thanks Capt. Mike Gallo

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

              TEAM JO-JO

Long awaited , (annual trip)outing for card playing crew came with a bang, spent Saturday morning with Big Tony (his boat) Big Tommy, Big Brett, Oneofthepack (Bay Flat Sr) Big Ronnie, (aka Wildman, aka Dago) and Big Jeff running around our Disney World known as Delcroix Island in search of what might bite, and catching what catch can.

SIGNS:

• Lost (3) players before we started, seems Big Troy, Big Bill S, and Big Bill M, could not make it as the time came at a in-opportune time for them.
• Capt and crew meet up at Team Jo-Jo official meeting place (Waffle House) in Chalmette for 5:00 AM, me think staff we not quite ready for us to show up.
• Had a great breakfast and we were all off to Delcroix to start our weekend!!!!
• Crew dropped me off at Bay Flat Sr. loaded it some of the gear
• Made as top at Lionel’s for some ice & dead bait, good move on dead bait
• Rest of the crew continued and launched Big Tony’s 20 Bay Flat
• By the time we made it to Sweetwater they were already in the water ready to go.
• We decide to leave all eating, cooking, sleeping gear in the vehicles, would move to our room when we got back
• Off to spot # 18 with Big Tony & crew bringing up the rear

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• S.S.E. wind 18-25 MPH (Got to love it)
• Cloudy, very over cast day
• Mild temps
• No rain, not one drop while we whereon the water
• Started to pour with plenty of lighting around 2:30 PM real bad, felt sorry for whomever was still on the water
• Water level up, up
• Water Temp 77.4
• Water clarity on a scale of 2-7 was a 5 plus in the are we where3 fishing
• Tail end of a falling tide, went slack, then started to come in, came in pretty strong as the morning went along
• Not many boats out, only saw 2 in the areas we fished
• As we headed out and crossed Little Lake in a 20 MPH head wind, 3 foot waves with white caps,  bouncing / pounding our you know what off, Oneofthepack was having second thoughts about even trying to fish, was going to suggest go back to room and start card game. But when we made it to spot 18 the wind was behind us and it was real easy to fish, decide to continue, (YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW) our quest for fish, no fish, no eat.

TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:

• Have fun
• Pick up dead bait in an effort (have some action in each spot) to stop us from having to move around that much
• Find the (4) criteria’s to catching
 Area with wind behind us
 Moving water
 Water clarity with a scale of 3 plus or better
 Holding fish (not just Silverwodners)
• Spot 18 had all criteria mention above, but real slow catching, now decision time, did not want to leave it to chance, so no flip coin to make this decision
• Go up Oak River or Down Oak River what a choice, (not to be made with catching Speckle Trout in mind, more a convent to fish and safe ride back) picked up Oak River, knew we would be somewhat out of the wind, and would make a lot (Running parallel to waves) better ride back in as we ran back through Grand Lake & Little Lake to get back to Sweetwater.
• Oak River Troll did not even try way to much wind
• Corks nothing
• Tight line along the bottom 95% of the Silverwodners caught this was
• Dead bait matched up with jig head ¼ oz. H&H white round head, just string shrimp on head 100% of remaining fish caught this way.
• Kept boats tight up against lee shore line, wind behind us, throw out across current, let bait / lure run along the bottom with current.

LURE DU JOUR:

• Dead shrimp gave us most of the action
• Matrix Had Lemon Drop caught 75 % of Silverwonders
• H&H 3” purple beetle caught the 20% of them
• 5% dead bait
• Both lures matched up with ¼ oz. H&H white head with H&H gold hook.

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

Spot # 18 (5)t, 61A,B,C,64 (20)T, (11)R, (20)D, 21C, 2G, stopped fishing at 1:30 PM, Capt & crews had enough, plus weather starting to look bad and started to talk to us, turned north quick, (not so bad) ride back to Sweetwater.

OUR REWARD:

• (27) Silverwonders (5) throw backs
• (13) reds (2) throw backs
• (18) Freshwater cats
• (25) juvenile puppy Drum only 1 keeper
• (2) 2-3 feet gars threw back
• Oneofthepack once again learned, Silverwonders are not the only fish you can enjoy catching. Capt.’s & crews had a blast, hooping and hollowing on each cast and set of the hook, it was just like being kids again with the only worry in the world was having fun and feeling the next bite. All this pleasure and enjoyment without (1) alcohol drink on board, and no we were not smoking anything either.
• Spending the weekend, day, night with friends, co-workers and just plain great group of fishermen that really know how to enjoy life little pleasures.
• Menu for Saturday evening, fired potatoes, catfish (went real quick taste great) Silverwonders, saved the red fish for grilling at home, French / slice bread, all the trimmings you could imagine, lots of drinks, water and even a glass of wine.
• Me think we all did not know how good a shower felt, but one after another we each enjoyed a hot shower to wash off the day’s wear and tear on the mind and body.
• All set to start the games and see who might be the fish/s at the table. Who/ Whom had the strategy, presentation of the hands dealt, for them to achieve the winning hand, note!!!! dd not say best hand, but winning hand. These games are just like fishing you need to know what is real and what is a lure and exercise caution in your choice on what / which one to attack. And never underestimate the fisherman presenting / representing the strength of his hand/cards.
• Oneofthepack happy to say it was not he, (re: fishofthetable) as for the first time came home with a little more than me went with.
• Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Now the fun part, being out and about with a bunch of risk takers made for a very interesting challenge, for it was not for a trophy we were fishing for, but a small , (money not the issue, bragging rights for the year at steak) monetary wager. We started with a $2 bet on first fish, and a $5 bet on biggest fish, no specific spices just biggest fish.

Oneofthepack caught the 2nd fish of the day and won just that second place, continued my success with a 5.7 # red which was, (operative word was) looking good fro biggest fish. These achieve meant fell a little short for the honors today.

Big Jeff was stuck in the front of the Bay Flat Sr. a little out of positon to be of any challenge to win the bets. If we were talking about catfish count and/or drum counts, Big Jeff would have been right in contention.

Big Ronnie, (aka Wildman, aka Dago) took no time in bettering my red with his red of 5.12 #, and his 3-4 nice Silverwonders where all NMR quality, and he displayed a technique for the catfish and drum, but not enough to conquer the honor.

Big Tony suffered (his boat don’t understand this one, except to say he a real gentleman) from the same condition as Big Jeff (Big Tony in front of boat out of position) we did hear, (hoop & hollowing) and see Big Tony bring a few, but not many. Me think he was having too much fun to catch, Big Tony was watching his crew have a great time creating memories.

Big Tommy, his day started with catching a live red fish with his hands, (now that is a sign) seems they were against the shore line and a derelict carb trap had a red fish trapped in it, Big Tommy removed it and claimed his first fish. Big Tommy also had the knack for the cat fish and drum, and managed to boat a few reds, and a few nice Silverwodners, atlas this too was not enough to take the honor.

Big Brett (aka Big Breski) not what you would call an expert fisherperson, but after today that statement may have to be eating by Oneofthepack. Big Brett caught the first fish an NRM Silverwodner, did a lot of damage with the drum and cat fish population and most important brought in a 6.15 # redfish. Not only did he take first fish category, he also got the biggest fish category bring him not a trophy, but a total of $35, and outright bragging rights for the rest of the year as FISHEERPESON of the year, congratulations to Big Brett. Big Brett’s luck carried over into the card game too, me think him another winner in that category too.

SUGGESTIONS:

Today windy day, plan your trip before heading out, look at your map, looks for spots that will be out of the way (i.e. lee shoreline wind behind you) of PREDICTED winds. Try to match that with areas you know are known to hold fish. Learn to like to catch all spices, (Oneofthepack’ S hang up) not just Silverwonders or red fish, sit back and enjoy the moments. Bring some live / dead bait to help you with the others species, plus the fresh water cat taste real good.

PONDER OF THE DAY:

“Every trip has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

Up next, Big Ted and his son Wednesday, and Friday Big Don and Big Lucy will be back on board the Bay Flat Sr. in search of Fish (not just Silverwodners and/or reds, a new begging) hope to see you all out and about, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

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Capt.John Haller-1 Chasing Tail Charters

Rigolets, LA USA

LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN IS ON FIRE!!!!
ATTENTION ALL ANGLERS!!!!

Hello fellow Anglers,

Lake Pontchartrain is on fire right now weather pending for the Speckled Trout action and it's just about as good as it gets fishing local .The catching is only 35 minutes North from downtown New Orleans and only minutes by boat to the fishing grounds THE FAMOUS A/K/A TRESTLES!!! No bugs eating you up with restrooms and good food and beverages just minutes away,so to get in on the none stop action by calling or visiting my website to secure the best days !!!!!!!!!

601-799-6193 or my website www.fishinglouisiana.net /Slidell location

*****1 CHASING TAIL Charters LLC****
Established since 2002
Welcome aboard to fish with one of the oldest and most experience charter boat fishing company and guide service on the entire northern Gulf Coast region. We simply go to the best fishing grounds for each season and the species of fish you desire to catch.So give me a call and I will personally put you on the fish!!!

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Capt. Nick Lapre/ Southern Exposure Outdoors

Buras, LO USA

Well with the fishing as hot as it is
many groups still wanna fish no
matter the weather. Earlier in the
week we had Chris,Lisa,James,and Ed.
Which between the rain and wind had
an awesome trip including a redfish
with close to 30 spots on one side!

Saturday was the Ferrara Trucking
crews time to shine and they did!
Filling the box on multiple boats
with beautiful trout and redfish,and
getting their chance to Experience
The Delta! With the cooking from Ms.
Sheri and the Captians Corner to come
and relax.

If your looking for a trip of a
lifetime give us a call today! We
will get you set up and put on the
fish! Not to forget the best food  
around!

You can look us up at
www.SouthernExposureFishing.com or
call 504-250-9887 to begin booking
your trip with a smile!

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Mike Sibley

Covington, LA USA

Disaster in Rigolets

Just got boat back from shop (Bent Marine)
where I had the fuel-water separator changed.  
Launched and idled out of marina where engine
quit.  After lots of cussing, I settled down and
called SeaTow.  I joined a few months ago when
I bought my new boat and never thought I would
need it as I have never been towed in in my life.

Man am I thankful I did! That $169 annual
membership paid off today.  I called the 800
number, and the local captain called my right
back and they fought the big waves and towed
me in with my tail between my legs.

Thanks so much guys, but I hope I never see
you again.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 9:46:59 PM

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Capt.John Haller

Rigolets, LA USA

LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN IS ON FIRE!!!!
ATTENTION ALL ANGLERS!!!!

Hello fellow Anglers,

Lake Pontchartrain is on fire right now weather pending for the Speckled Trout action and it's just about as good as it gets fishing local .The catching is only 35 minutes North from downtown New Orleans and only minutes by boat to the fishing grounds THE FAMOUS A/K/A TRESTLES!!! No bugs eating you up with restrooms and good food and beverages just minutes away,so to get in on the none stop action by calling or visiting my website to secure the best days !!!!!!!!!

601-799-6193 or my website www.fishinglouisiana.net /Slidell location

Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 5:06:30 PM

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Tommy Pellegrin

Houma, LA USA

What a hell of a day. The forecast was for rough with small craft warnings. The one think that most of the captains I talked to this morning was that if we could get to the back of the island we could catch some fish. Well I beat Capt Chris to the spot that we had been fishing for the last couple of days and I didn't want to step on his spot and was worried that I had parked too close to his spot. I don't go and steal another captains spot when I know he is coming back the next day. So when I saw him coming in I waved him in and he commenced catching fish right away. We sat right next to each other like we have for the last couple of days and caught fish. I sure is nice when GOOD Captains can work together. After that bite died off we both took off in different directions and ended up with the same kind of day. 75 fat trout in the box and very happy customers. I had Justin and Elizabeth Corte' and Elizabeth's dad Chris on board and they took the waves like troopers. We ended the day with trout biting live shrimp as fast as we were casting. When the live shrimp ran out the bite slowed so we called it a day and made a very slow but safe trip across the bay. Again all the trout were caught over shells in 3 to 5 feet of water using a sliding cork. the hook I use is a Mustad #4 treble because when a trout eats it the hook is normally way down and we don't loose very many trout while lifting them in the boat. For your day on the water give me a call. ‪#‎capttommypellegrin‬ photo 20160429_072622_zpsmieqc7y8.jpg photo 20160429_140920_zpsgbmvoezu.jpg

Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 7:46:07 AM

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Respone to Pat

Venice la, LA USA

Pat,
Tiger pass is very navigable. Well marked with a green and red marker or buoy always in sight. Make sure to stay in the channel though as the sides can get shallow. Tiger pass ends with jetties.

Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 9:26:31 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

ANOTHER OUTSTANDING CATCH IN WINDY CONDITIONS!

This morning we had the pleasure to guide regulars from Terry Services / Billy Boykin crew. It was a two boat crew with Capt. Zach running the second boat today.

We left out from Delta Marina in Empire, LA and fished the east side of the Mississippi River Delta.

The wind was stiff out the southeast all morning. We fished the interior bays casting live shrimp under popping corks. Once again our anglers SMOKED THE SPECKLED TROUT & REDFISH! We finished up at noon with over 100 fine Speckled Trout & 30 beautiful Redfish. WHAT A DAY!

CHECK OUT OUR PHOTOS!

BIG THANKS TO BILLY BOYKIN & TERRY SERVICES!

OUTSTANDING JOB BY CAPT. ZACH & DECKHAND HEATHER TODAY!

Capt. Jody Donewar

504-453-1519

Website: CaptainJodyDonewar.com

www.thedeltamarina.com

www.seatow.com

www.finsfishing.com

www.metroboating.com

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Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 7:20:50 PM

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Capt. Johnny Nunez

Shell Beach, LA USA


Fishing Magician Charters
(504)239-3159
FishingMagicianCharters@yahoo.com




I had the pleasure of fishing with Joe, friends, and his family. The guys drove in from Florida to visit with some family. They also wanted to get in on some of the best fishing fishing we have in Louisiana. Everyone had a great time reeling in Trout and Reds!







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


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




Remember book 10 or more people for a day of fishing and a night at the lodge Free! Seafood boil or BBQ!

Always watch the captain closely because with a flick of the wrist the "Magic" begins.

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Fishing Magician Charters
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FishingMagicianCharters@yahoo.com

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Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 5:57:23 PM

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Dreamcatcher

Metairie, LA United States

In response to Capt. Jody Donewar

Great job, Jody, as usual!  We've been catching great numbers and size trout this year too.  Quite a change from last year.  Keep up your stellar reputation, and say HI to Heather!

Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 5:49:20 PM

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Sweetwater Marina

Delacroix, L USA

We had a great crowd today at Sweetwater
Marina on Delacroix Island.  On a scale of 1 -10
we would put today at a 6.  On his charter Capt.
Jack's group caught 16 Reds, 4 Trout, 22
Freshwater Cats, 4 Drum, 1 Sheepshead  and
they had a spectacular time.  The haul for
yesterday's charter was 30 Trout, 18 Reds and 3
or 4 Drum.  And while today's fishing was good,
it wasn't as good as the fishing had been earlier
in the week.  That's why they call it fishing, not
catching, you just never know.  But one thing you
do know is that we would love to see you and
help put you on the fish.  We are getting are
getting a delivery of shrimp in tonight - but it's
always a good idea to call on your way down to
check on availability.  So come on down to the
second launch on Delacroix Island, Sweetwater
Marina, and let Capt. Jack, Mr. Ronnie, Tony and
Jessie get you started.  They will put your boat in
the water, put you on the fish, and when you
return with an ice chest full of fish they'll clean
'em and bag 'em for you.  And while you are
here ask to check out our lodging.  It's the best
deal in Delacrolix - sleeps 6, free launch,
kitchenette, cable, wifi. BBQ pit - all for just $159
a night.  Just wake up and fish.  Whatever you
need to make your fishing trip a success, we
probably have it in our baitshop, including maps
and helpful tips from Mr. Ronnie and Tony and
pick up a Sweetwater sweatshirt too keep you
warm.  Anything we can do to help make your
trip fun, successful and safe - just ask.  We
would love to see you at Sweetwater Marina, the
marina that loves their customers.  And
remember we are the second launch.

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

Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 5:14:46 PM

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eastofmrgo

slidell, LA USA

Rough and tough. 4-29-16

Everything about today’s trip was last minute. All week I had ,go see bro-in law Friday on my calendar. So when oneofthepack called Thursday to get a trip set up at the trestle, the answer was sorry , can’t make it.  As soon as I hung up, wife says, trip to see Bob, canceled, medical need first. Called Stanley back and set up to chase the specks around the pilings. Last minute this morning, changed launch from South shore(high SE wind prediction)to Byu Liberty marina , flags in neighborhood, hanging, light haze, and buoy in the lake had 2mph. Quick launch and ride to the lake at 6:30 and BAM, lake pissed off. Pounded our way past the planned 174 starting point, all the way  south to the spare piling, before it got calm enough to feel like we could do our best fishing. From the corner all the way out and past the third fire break, the boats were two deep and anchored, so we made a few passes on both sides of the track with only a couple of 12” specks to show for 2 hours fishing. Back to the spare piling and fished north all the way to the signal lights, 1 more speck. Finally ran all the way to 174 and fished north, west side, only got feet wet once, but the 2-3 footers took their toll on my body. One quick stop at the north draw and called it a day about noon. Weather didn’t deter anyone from giving it a try, never saw anyone on a steady bite , one here and there seemed to be the days action, (someone  probably pounded um.) Saw sting ray, hardhead and gaff top caught so no doubt live bait was being tried.
Bait of the day was Tiger bait on 3/8 round white head with short gold hook(H&Hbrand) lost 2 to snags, to rough to get close to retrieve, Wind 10-15 and gusty from start to finish, tide falling to near stopped, couldn’t wait out the change. Water temp 73, clarity 6, (see lure 12” down), better in some small areas. Will make a plan with better conditions next week. Finished with :
9 specks 12-15”
1 12” flounder (returned to grow)
Few throw backs

Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 3:59:54 PM

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Cast and Blast Charters-Captain Chris Pike

Delacroix, LA USA

Open Boat Tomorrow!!!!

Just got a phone call and a cancellation for
tomorrow and Sunday! I'm open and the fishing
is on fire!!! Call now for pricing, everything
included!

Please visit my website at
www.LaSaltwaterFishing.com or Call Now at
5044274973

Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 1:23:20 PM

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Cast and Blast Charters-Captain Chris Pike

Delacroix, LA USA

Open Boat Tomorrow!!!!

Just got a phone call and a cancellation for
tomorrow and Sunday! I'm open and the fishing
is on fire!!! Call now for pricing, everything
included!

Please visit my website at
www.LaSaltwaterFishing.com or Call Now at
5044274973

Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 1:22:44 PM

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, United States

In response to footsmonster

I have Berkley LRS701M in good condition but missing the second eye. Stanley can have this to trade with you if ya'll agree.From one old salt to another?

Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 1:21:22 PM

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Gary Falgout

Carencro, LA USA

To Fishgill,

It's not about the numbers of fish we will catch, it's about a handful of people getting rich off of the snapper fishery. The commercial guys are catching so much snapper they are selling them for dog food to protect the market price. American wild caught snapper filets cost more than Alaskan Halibut. I fish for both. I know what it costs to get halibut filets to Louisiana. They have created the illusion that snapper are endangered, and inflated the price.
Some of the federal for hire guys want to keep sector separation in place in order to "protect the resource for their children and grandchildren" yet they have no problem denying me the right to take my grandchildren now.
And next year they are lowering the tac....

Enough was enough years ago
Gary

Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 9:53:01 AM

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Gary Falgout

Carencro,, LA USA

To Tj,
I have caught as many trout on cocahoes as I
have on shrimp. I caught eight trout on one
cocahoe one night in Lake Pelto. Hooking
through the eye, the trout would knock it up the
line. I would unhook the trout and slide it back
down and catch another one. When they are
feeding, they'll hit anything.
Gary

Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 8:41:30 AM

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Gary Falgout

Carencro,, LA USA

To Tj,
I have caught as many trout on cocahoes as I
have on shrimp. I caught eight trout on one
cocahoe one night in Lake Pelto. Hooking
through the eye, the trout would knock it up the
line. I would unhook the trout and slide it back
down and catch another one. When they are
feeding, they'll hit anything.
Gary

Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 8:41:12 AM

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