Welcome to Louisiana Fishing & Hunting

LA.rodngun.com

Home | Reports | SOLA TV | Classifieds | Weather | Tides | Pictures | Articles | News | Calendar | Astro Tables | GPS | Forum | Fish Identification | Advertise!
   Home : Reports: View Reports Wednesday, February 10, 2016   


Louisiana Sportsmen's Corner - Outdoor Reports
-------Read over 100,000 times per week, Worldwide! -------
Report Viewing Options:
Time Frame = ALL
Report Order = New to Old
BP Oil Disaster = ON
Diving/Spearfishing = ON
News/Events = ON
Freshwater Fishing = ON
Hunting = ON
International = ON
General/Questions = ON
Recipes = ON
Share/Fill Trips = ON
Offshore/Bluewater Fishing = ON
Readers' Stories = ON
Marsh/Coastal Fishing = ON
The Old Days = ON
Click here to change
Click here to post your own report!

You (only you) can Edit your report
up to 20 minutes after you post it!

Click here to Search the Report Archives

Page 1 of 6 (Total Records: 300)

Secret Formula

Algiers, La United States

In response to Secret Formula

To;
Mike Lane, 985Crabs, Capt. Jody, Foxcraft, drdreb,
Big John, Miss Wanda Stewart, Gary, Tony and to all
the many fine folks from here that reached out to
me directly regardings the loss of Sonny, Bari and I
deeply appreciate your kindness.  And yes, one day
we will all meet together and fish together in the big
pond.
Mike

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 11:06:02 PM

Email Secret FormulaBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA United States

In response to FishSmith

FishSmith,

First of all I admire your dedication and drive!

Can you share more about the Catch 2000... color(s), suspended (yes or no) & size?

Please provide more info on plastic swimbaits.

Many thanks, great report.

Mike Lane
RodnReel.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 9:45:46 PM

Email Mike LaneBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

FishSmith

metairie, LA USA

Lundi Gras Report

   Had no one to worry about because fishing was depending on last night's activities. Woke up pretty early and ready to try something. Winds looking bad so decided to take ride down to Fourchon and try some roadside action.
  On the drive down decided my plan was to wade out a little in an area I had fished close to last year. That didn't work out, as I got about 50 yards out both my hip boots seemed to be leaking. Was already close to where I wanted to be so I stuck it out for a couple cast with my mirrorlure just to see if anybody was home. nothing
    Cold and wet, back to the truck to warm feet up. Luckily had a spare pair of socks. Had to change gears and try to find a spot good for tennis shoes. Found spot with plenty of wind blown water, looked dirty, saw a few birds around so i decided to give it a shot. Managed to catch a couple rat reds. Changed sides and casting up current with paddletail swimbait. Caught a couple reds and about 6 or so trout. Bite quit and decided to head over to Moran's and get beverage and a snack.
    Was debating  heading home, then the feeling came to head over to another spot---just in case.
    Wind was steadily blowing and gusting as well. With all the water being blown, saw a spot that kinda funneled down from a bay to a wide ditch. After a little effort, was able to get on some nice trout. fished catch 2000 and plastic swimbaits.
finished around 3:00
17 trout, 2 reds, 1 flounder.


Pictures for this Report! 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 9:25:16 PM

Email FishSmithBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Capt. Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service

Venice, LA USA

Fishing the Edge of the Gulf of Mexico with Captain Louis Rossignol of Venice Guide Service.

504-481-7529

Capt. Louis Rossignol

Venice Guide Service

504-481-7529

www.VeniceGuideService.com

TAKE A KID FISHING!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 6:16:51 PM

Email Capt. Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide ServiceBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing More info on Venice Guide Service

Tony Cyprus,Jr

Mandeville, LA United States

In response to Secret Formula

Secret_Formula,I do know how you are feeling as I lost my dad over 3 years ago and miss him every day,especially days like today,Mardi Gras Day,as my dad was a dyed-in-the-wool Yat and loved Mardi Gras Day.He and I did not fish together a lot but we did have some memorable trips together,a few offshore trips and a few Lake P and Port Sulphur trips and I remember them like they happened yesterday.Sorry for your loss and one day we will all be reunited!!

Tony Cyprus,Jr.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 6:15:45 PM

Email Tony Cyprus,JrBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here
 

Please support our sponsors!

Wanda Stewart

slidell, LA USA

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 5:15:42 PM

Email Wanda StewartBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

General/Questions Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

985Crabs

Folsom, LA USA

In Response to Jeff

Thanks for posting that recipe.  It sounds great.  Probably make an inner tube taste good.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 4:51:49 PM

Email 985CrabsBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Wanda Stewart

slidell, La United States

In response to Secret Formula

Mr. Mike, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your
father.
I have only known you a few short years and I have
learned some awesome fishing techniques and
problem solving solutions to repairing a boat motor
from you. Now I know where you obtained all of that
knowledge. May God be with you and your family in
your time of grief. God Bless.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 4:20:04 PM

Email Wanda StewartBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

John Castelluccio, Jr.

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

In response to Secret Formula

MIKE, please accept my most deepest and sincerest condolences for the loss of your Father! I wish I had met your dad, but the one or two trips I made with you in the past surely was a reflection of the knowledge and love both you and your dad have for what the outdoors in our State has to offer. AGAIN, my condolences to both you and your wife-Bari...John Castelluccio, Jr. ; (((

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 12:11:19 PM

Email John Castelluccio, Jr.Back to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

HELLO MY FISHING FRIENDS!

I hope this message finds all of you doing well this 2016.

Hunting season is over now and I must say it was a good Deer and Duck season for me.

I took two whitetail bucks and passed on to many other deer to count.

Had some great duck hunts with our annual trip to Yorktown, Arkansas being over the top!

It was quality time in the field and at the hunting camps with some great friends.

It is Mardi Gras today.

You know what that means?

It is time to start thinking spring and summer fishing.

Many of you have already booked your fishing trips for the spring and summer of 2016 and we look forward to seeing and guiding you this year.

For those of you that have not booked your fishing trips for 2016, we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Our photo album for 2015 should be on my website soon.

Thanks again and looking forward to seeing all of you in 2016!

Capt. Jody Donewar

CaptainJodyDonewar.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 11:27:51 AM

Email Capt. Jody DonewarBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

drreb

West Point, MS USA

In response to Secret Formula,

Sorry to hear of your loss. You were obviously lucky to have a dad who would teach you about the outdoors and spend "quality" time with you. The pain and loss will get better, but all the good memories will remain forever.

God bless you.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 10:18:53 AM

Email drrebBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

General/Questions Help Save Louisiana - Click Here
 

Please support our sponsors!

foxcraft

Terrytown, LA USA

In response to Secret Formula.                            
Sorry to here about your Father.                               
God Bless you and your family.                                  
I lost my Father when I was 12years old.                    
Tony Battalio

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 9:55:22 AM

Email foxcraftBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

General/Questions Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA United States

In response to Secret Formula

Mike

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

As a young boy growing up I remember of your fathers name coming up when folks spoke of big Speckled Trout fishing.

It is a loss that you never get over.

It just gets better with time.

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 9:28:15 AM

Email Capt. Jody DonewarBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

985Crabs

Folsom, LA USA

In Response to Secret Formula

Sorry to hear about your Dad.  All I can say is that each day it gets a little easier.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 8:40:01 AM

Email 985CrabsBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Jeff

Chalmette, LA USA

Everett Kerth http://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.clients/cca/ckeditor_assets/attachments/532/lemonbutter_tripletail.pdf?1398969483

The recipe calls for Tripletail but I use Sheepshead. It takes a little time but it's outta this world. I strongly sugget you or everyone for that matter, try it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 8:20:33 AM

Email JeffBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Recipes Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA United States

In response to Secret Formula

Mike,

I am very sorry for your loss.

God Bless!

Mike Lane

Monday, February 8, 2016 @ 11:50:19 PM

Email Mike LaneBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Secret Formula

Algiers, LA USA

it is with a heavy heart that I post that today that the
fishing world (especially the Grand Isle and Barataria
Bay area) lost one of the true fishing champions of
our day, my father.  Francis "Sonny" Arnona at 90
years old passed peacefully this morning around
06:30 and went on to drown croaker and pogies in
that wonderful place where one day I will see him
again one day.

I was fortunate enough to have a father that spent
the time with me to impart the fundamentals of
trophy tout fishing and duck hunting, and those
experiences have allowed me to enjoy those fruits
with him, and pass them on to others including my
wife.  He touched many peoples' lives who to this
day enjoy the outdoors and some of whom have
gained significant recognition as a result.

To those who have known him, he will be deeply
missed.

Monday, February 8, 2016 @ 11:19:39 PM

Email Secret  FormulaBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

CAPT PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

Lafitte, LA USA

In response to Gottafish:
 I appreciate you clearing up your
earler statement. I understand what you
were saying about the lack of trout in
the recent posts. The last report that I put up
containing mostly trout was from January 5th
and we did catch a limit
and had a great day fishing for them. Now, we
are not catching trout and I can assure you that
this is only because the conditions
have made it very tough to catch specks
in our area. River water
from the Davis Pond diversion and also
the one near the Blue Point Canals has
inundated the Pen and Bayou Rigolets
pushing the trout out of those areas
and most of the other areas that may be
productive in February are just plain
dirty and unfishable. Not to mention
the water temps have been in the high
forties the last several days warming
to the low fifties in the afternoon.
Mid to high fifties is needed for the
trout to get active again but
regardless, the areas with decent water
is very limited. I wish we had the
terrain that you guys fish in Delacroix
for winter trout. Unfortunately,
Lafitte is a different ballgame for the
most part. We had a great fall and
early winter for specks but our options
at the present are limited. I assure
you that when they are there to be
caught, we will be taking advantage and
that may change with warming weather
and better salinities.
One other point is catching
a big redfish or drum is a
big thrill for anglers who
have not experienced this!
Trout are very sought after
for locals but folks from out
of the area mainly want to catch
the hard pulling species like reds.
  I know I speak for all of the guides
when I say that the targeted specie for
any particular day is the one(or more
than one) that will end up in the
cooler at the end of the day in the
biggest numbers and fill it hopefully!
I know that most guides have their
customer's best interest at heart(I
know I do) when they execute their day
on the water. You were right when
implying that the day will be judged
ultimately by what is in the box at the
end!  
  Thanks again for clarifying your
statement and have a good one,
          Capt Mike Helmer

Monday, February 8, 2016 @ 7:54:37 PM

Email CAPT PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERSBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing More info on Captain Phil Robichaux's Saltwater Guide Service

GottaFish

Delacroix by way of Kenner, LA USA

In response to the responses to my
earlier post:

I need to apologize.  After reading
again what I posted here I can see
that the message that was received was
not quite what I had intended to say.  
I was not trying to be critical of the
guides, just that for years, the posts
from the guides usually included
limits, or at least close to limits of
trout, with a few other species mixed
in, often with quite a few redfish.  
Now, I almost never see many trout.  I
know that I have been catching a lot
of trout in Delacroix, so I'm sure the
guides could be as well.  I was just
wondering why that is not being
reflected here...

From Mike Lane:

GottaFish,

Perhaps you should read the reports with more attention to detail.

We have the best charters captains and fishing in the world for many species.

Please call me and I will help you with your quest.

Mike Lane
RodnReel.com
(504) 858-0484

Monday, February 8, 2016 @ 7:23:44 PM

Email GottaFishBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Foxcraft

Terrytown, LA USA

When you fish with a charter caption he will tell
you first what he is catching the most. You make
the call reds or specks.  I took my daughter  red
fishing because at that time Troute fishing was
not that good. He said to me we can catch reds if
you won't to go. I said ok.   My daughter had a
time of here life.     I was not about the money it
was that she won't  to go fishing.   Best 400.00.
Dollars  I ever spent fishing.     That guide made
sure she had the best spot.

Monday, February 8, 2016 @ 3:23:59 PM

Email FoxcraftBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

General/Questions Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

algiers

new orleans, LA USA

In response to Gottafish. I understand
what you are saying and obviously you
would judge the success of a charter
hire by the quality and bounty of the
catch. As you said you are entitled to
voice your opinion so i will voice
mine. I personally judge the success of
any trip on on the amount of fun had by
all. Take a look a look at the post
right  before yours. Do you think that
young lady had a good time catching
that redfish? Good Fishing!!

Monday, February 8, 2016 @ 1:44:14 PM

Email algiersBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

GottaFish

Delacroix by way of Kenner, LA USA

I've been reading this site for quite
a long time now and lately have been
wondering about the posts and pictures
from the inshore charter trips.  I
fish quite a bit, and don't really
have the need for the services of the
charters, but based on the posts for
the past year or so, I don't believe
that I would be interested in one.  I
say this because pretty much all I see
the charters targeting is redfish and
drum, with the occasional few trout.  
I would be totally upset if I paid the
dollars required for a charter trip
and came back with only that......
I realize that this is my opinion, but
I think that is part of what this site
is for, so that we can voice them....

From Mike Lane:

GottaFish,

You can state your opinion, but it may be incorrect.

Anyone that wants to catch a specific type of fish, feel free to call me for a charter captain suggestion..

I will stake my reputation on my referal.

We have the best charters captains and fishing in the world for many species.

Mike Lane
RodnReel.com
(504) 858-0484

Monday, February 8, 2016 @ 12:39:09 PM

Email GottaFishBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

CAPT PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERS

Lafitte, LA USA

NICE DAY ON THE WATER...

On Friday, I had the pleasure of guiding good friends and customers Neal Favret, his daughter Dana, and Travis Ginest and his daughter Laney. It was the first saltwater trip for the girls and they did a great job battling the cold and catching some fish. We fished the canal systems using fresh shrimp under popping corks to put together a nice box of fish consisting of 15 redfish and a couple sheepshead and freshwater catfish. More importantly, both girls caught their first redfish and had a great time!

Many thanks to Neal, Travis, and the girls for another good trip. I look forward to the next one!

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.

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

DANA FAVRET WITH HER FIRST REDFISH. NICE FISH!!

 photo 
IMG_0515_zpsqnijnk6x.jpg

LANEY AND TRAVIS GINEST AND DANA AND NEAL FAVRET WITH A NICE TABLE SHOT. GOOD JOB GUYS!!

 photo 
IMG_0513_zps3ycdbudi.jpg

Monday, February 8, 2016 @ 12:21:59 PM

Email CAPT PHIL ROBICHAUX CHARTERSBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing More info on Captain Phil Robichaux's Saltwater Guide Service

GG

Jefferson, La United States

In response to GottaFish

Your MO is spot on, But I suggest you try using a
Dexter (white handle) serrated knife to cut thru
scales, then swap to 7" Dexter fillet knife for the
filleting and trimming part. You'll be surprised
how much easier they make the task of cleaning
sheepsheads, as opposed to the 'lectrik knife.  
And when broiled or baked, one of the best fish
we can catch!

Monday, February 8, 2016 @ 9:23:34 AM

Email GGBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Ss minnow

Ponchatoula, LO USA

Went to Delacroix on Sunday water was
lillte dirty fished little lake about 30
boats wind was to nothing slick clam
most of the time limited out with 75
trout average was 13 inches alot of
little ones caught 8f u go fishing
Delacroix is the place to go went the
last 5 weekends and limited out every
time all on plastic  u have to go to
know I hope Crawfish season will be just
as go as the trout has been this year  

Monday, February 8, 2016 @ 5:48:46 AM

Email Ss minnowBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Pathfinder

Baton Rouge , LA USA

Caught about 15 good ones out of hopedale.
Found a canal w clean water. Slow on the
bottom was the ticket. Very subtle bite. If you find
clean water the fish are there. Light line, small
(1/8) oz jig head w matrix tail. Didn't catch many
but what was caught was all 2-3lbs. Bite was like
a "causeway" bite. See line twitch on the fall best
be setting hook. Still lots of river water
everywhere.

Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 9:18:56 PM

Email Pathfinder Back to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Shell duvernay

Metaire, LA USA

From the crew of  AlAboard
We went out today knowing conditions would be
bad but this was only our second trip in
Delacroix needed to learn a few more deep
water canals and few shortcuts to the fishing
spots it was cold and windy but that didn

Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 8:56:02 PM

Email Shell duvernayBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

CSG

Metairie, Lo United States

In response to Oneofthepack

Hey pack, kept an eye out for ya yesterday, but saw so
few boats out there. I also don't feel as bad about no
silverwonders yesterday after reading your report.
Was just one of those days.
Cheers

Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 10:52:44 AM

Email CSGBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

Just got most of my rods back! Awesome!

Introductory pricing - $15.00 first rod, $10.00 for each rod thereafter. Worth every penny!

Regular price will probably be $19.95 per rod, so hurry up.

No more lost rods!

Call: Marvin Faber
(504) 615-2371
marvinfaber@hotmail.com

Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 10:36:40 AM

Email Mike LaneBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

News/Events Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Oneofthepack

Slidell, La United States

In response to Ed

            TEAM JO-JO

Stanley (aka Oneofthepack & Big Bud (aka Eastofmrgo)) was glad / happy to assist with your validation of your expertise in the catching department with your young bride, as a token of our appreciation we would like to extend an offer (call us 504-915-4896) for you and yours to jump on board the Bay Flat Sr. for another run at the Silverwodners down in our Disney World known as Delacroix Island.



We would love the opportunity to redeem yours and our reputation in the art of fishing, having fun, creating new memories and we may be even catching a few in / during our journey.



Looking forward to the challenges of the upcoming days, hope to see you and yours soon, until then:


Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Saturday, February 6, 2016 @ 8:12:48 AM

Email OneofthepackBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Capt. Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service

Venice, LA USA

This is a little compilation of the last 3 trips I had with my boys from Boston, and the Fishing Academy.

Enjoy:

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

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 8:35:55 PM

Email Capt. Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide ServiceBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing More info on Venice Guide Service

Ed

Hattiesburg, MS USA

Nada in Delacroix.

It's not that I'm glad that Stanley
caught nothing but at least my bride of
25 years cannot question my fishing
expertise after our trip down to
Delacroix ended with nothing in the box
today.  I doubt the sustained winds
dropped below 15  before noon and viz
was less than 1 foot from a trouts
perspective.  All the way down to Oak
River tried everything in my tackle box
not even a nibble. The last time we were
down there together George Bush Sr was
President. Remembered some old spots and
reawakened some old memories.

Ed.

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 7:21:27 PM

Email EdBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

CSG

Metairie, LA USA

Delacroix today: dirty, silty, rivery water all over Oak
River, Pt Fienne, Skippy, etc. Ran all the way to twin
pipeline up near Four Horse just to find decent
enough water to see my lower unit.
Caught one redfish, about 27", on plastic in the twin
pipes. Only bite of the day.
Sunny and chilly and slow. Seems like we weren't the
only ones struggling either.

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 7:01:56 PM

Email CSGBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Chad Dufrene

Marrero, LA USA

Any one fished out of EBI launch lately. ..son has
a tournament tomorrow and I haven't fished over
there in 8 years...baits or general information
would be great. .Thanks

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 5:40:05 PM

Email Chad DufreneBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Freshwater Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

GottaFish

Delacroix by way of Kenner, LA USA

In response to Everett Keith:

In relation to your sheepshead
question, my answer would be that
maybe you are not cleaning them
correctly.  For the most part, they
have the whitest, most tender meat you
can find.  My wife and daughter swore
that they could not eat them after
being spoiled for years with trout and
redfish.  That has changed.  I finally
got to a point where I just could not
see throwing them back anymore and
started keeping them.  I've heard all
the stories about you can't freeze
them, and the only way to cook them is
wrapped in cheesecloth then boil them
in crab boil.  Don't believe that!  
They are great fried or baked if
cleaned properly, and cleaning them is
not any harder than cleaning a
redfish.  I use an electric filet knife and
start at the tail.  I run the knife
just an inch or two up the backbone,
then if you notice just along those
dangerous upper spikes there is a soft
"trench" from the tail all the way to
the head on each side.  Run the knife
along that trench, staying close to
the bone line.  Sometime, on bigger
fish you may make two or three passes.  
then do the bottom side, from the tail
to just before his "poop" hole.  Now
from where you worked at his head, put
the knife inside of the fish going
toward the scales, (the knife is kinda
upside down), cut until you get below
the rib cage.  Make a semi-circle
around the rib cage, then straight
down from there until you reach the
cut you made on the bottom.  The
description is long, but once you get
it down, it really gets much more
understandable.  A sheepsheads
bloodline is not really as much of a
line, as it is all along the lower
half of the fish.  I never leave them
on the half shell for that reason.  
Filet it off the skin, flip it over
and you will see how much of the meat
is bloodline, (a lot more on bigger
fish).  I take a sharp hand filet
knife and trim that off.  Again,
because the meat is so tender, that
filets off pretty easy as well.  If I
knew how, I'd make a video to post
here, but you know, old dogs, new
tricks, and all that stuff...

Hope that helps!

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 5:19:20 PM

Email GottaFishBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Don's Outdoor Debacles

Metairie, LA USA

Big Al and I were back at them in
Delacroix this am.  I'm already humble,
I did not need this level of humbling.
Dirty water everywhere, wind was not
too bad, but going opposite tide.  Oak
River, Pt Fienne(ran into Pack, he
doing almost as bad as us, not a good
sign), Little Lake, Alligator Pass, and
some spots in between.  Drifting,
corks, tight line, tipped shrimp, nada,
brutal.  Got them where I want them,
can only go sideways or up from here.

Score for today:

Silverwonders 1, Us 0

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 3:08:18 PM

Email Don's Outdoor DebaclesBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Readers' Stories Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

             TEAM JO-JO

Familyofthepack leaving town next week, needed to get one more trip in before we gone for a week. Who do you call “one call that’s all” Big Bud (aka Eastofmrgo) made plans to fish today no matter what.

SIGNS:

• Trip to Hollywood Casino last night, up 56, good sign
• Confidence level high
• Expectations high 50 or more Silverwodners
• Water on windshield frozen
• Garage door will not close
• Early at Big Bud we to meet up at 5:30, was there for 5
• Passed on Waffle House & Last Stop store, we on a mission
• Water level in canal at junction look to be a little low, not bad
• Tide falling at Reggio canal
• Saw a skiff throwing 8 foot cast net at bridge, looked like he had either big shads, or red fish in the net, net was loaded with fish
• Bay Flat Sr. in her slings, looking shy and pumped at the same time
• Loaded her up, off we went (no stop required at Lionel’s) straight to Alligator Pass to start our journey for the day.

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• N.N.E. wind 8-10 mph
• Sunny & clear
• Cold, and colder, jump suit could not handle it, had to put rain jacket on to break the wind
• Tide falling I think
• Water level 6” down
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 1 plus in all areas we ran around to find cleaner water, but none was to be  found, ran N/S pipe, Oak River & N/S, Bay Batola, spot 18, Orange Bayou, Grand Lake, Alligator Pass, Little Lake, water looked the same all over dirty and sandy looking.
• Only saw a few boats out and about, but they too where all running round

TECHNIQUE / STARTEGY:

• Have fun
• Find clean water to fish
• Gather Intel post it on rodnreel.com for the weekend worries to review and consider in making their decisions as if they “HAD TO GO TO KNOW” or would they just take heed of our post and move forward accordingly. As for Oneofthepack I will still “HAVE TO GO TO KNOW”.
• Tight Line zip
• Corks zip
• Oak River Troll zip
• Reverse Oak River Troll zip
• Top, bottom, middle, up the drop offs, and down the drop offs, on the shallow side, on the deep side, and all points in-between, ZIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
• Try to calm my nerves as will be off the water for 7 plus days, had hopes of catching a few to carry me through that period. But every cloud has a silver lining, based on today’s trip, conditions of the water, and the elusiveness of the Silverwonders, me think we might not be missing much, but look out when we get back.

LURE DU JOUR:

Could not, did not, was not able, no can do find one for the day, all lures equaled one BIG ZIP.


AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

Spot # Alligator Pass, 18, A, B, C, D, 17B, 17, 2A, 1, 2, 3, 2B, 2C, 17, 20,21,60, 61, 61A, B ,C, 63, 64, stopped fishing at 10:05 AM, turned the Bay Flat Sr. north for a quick smooth ride back to the slip.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• Fishes 100  Team Jo-Jo Big Bud & Oneofthepack ZIP, Natta, nothing , skunked
• No bottoms, no hook ups
• (3) blades of grass
• Got to provide some intel for the weekend worries
• Humbled by mother nature
• Hope the fish gods did not get upset with us going to church, I know she has a temper or two
• Learned that even with Big Bud (aka Eastofmrgo) and Oneofthepack  on board the Bay Flat Sr. is it possible we cannot make it happen no matter how hard we try.
• Great day on the water with Big Bud
• Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Fishes, they got to eat AND avoid all our presentations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SUGGESTIONS:

Don’t discount a chance to go fishing due to our report, as we all know one day they are on, on, on and the next you cannot catch a fish. So this may be a reversal of this, they off, off, off and tomorrow you catch, catch, and catch, plus we are a frim believer ‘YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PONDER OF THE DAY:

In order to catch Silverwonders you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.

Off the water for a while, hope to see you all out and about when we get back, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Pictures for this Report! 

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 3:07:11 PM

Email OneofthepackBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

I know everyone saw me selling some of my fishing equipment.

I only sold the equipment that I owned that I will never use again, tuna rods & reels. The reason I will never use this equipment again is I no longer have an offshore boat. When I do go tuna fishing I will be with a guide and will not need my own equipment.

I am reinvesting these $$$ on new snapper equipment and trout, redfish and flounder tackle.

I am not quitting fishing, I am upgrading some older equipment.

Mike Lane will be here until God calls me home!

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 2:40:27 PM

Email Mike LaneBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

General/Questions Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA United States

In response to BobbyG

To Bobby G about tide stations for Delacroix.

I called Oneofthepack to get the skinny.

Stanley uses Shell Beach, Lake Borgne. Louisiana.

He also said he dosen't care what the tide predictions are, when he is ready ... he goes!

Thanks,
Stanely aka Oneofthepack

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 2:31:23 PM

Email Mike LaneBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

985Crabs

Folsom, LA USA

In response to Everett Kerth

Sheephead are, arguably, one of the best tasting meat fish there is.  They're fun to catch, but a pain to clean.  Cut down from the head, around the entire ribcage and back to the tail.  The fillets end up a funny shape, but there's nothing good about the belly area and that's where the bones are.  Cut out any bloodline.  I bake them on the half shell covered in butter, Tony's and garlic for about 22 minutes at 350F depending on how thick it is.  Then I'll put them under the broiler for a couple minutes to give them some color.  Simple, yet delicious.

So where you catching all these sheep fish?

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 1:15:39 PM

Email 985CrabsBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

East of East

Eden Isles, LA United States

In response to John Castelluccio, Jr.

You were right!

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 1:06:56 PM

Email East of EastBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Recipes Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

East of East

Eden Isles, LA United States

In response to Everett Kerth

Gut it and cut the head off ,wrap it in cheesecloth and boil it just like crabs for about 15 minutes....the meat will flake off in chunks and taste just like crab meat

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 12:47:26 PM

Email East of EastBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Recipes Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

John Castelluccio, Jr.

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

In response to Everett Kerth

ALWAYS, ALWAYS cut out/remove the very dark line (bloodline) and ALL OTHER traces that on the meat! Someone will ultimately submit a great receipe using sheepshead-meat boiled with seafood boil and used as 'mock crabmeat' for stuffing, dips, topping over fried soft shell crabs, etc...!!! John Castelluccio, Jr.

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 12:46:49 PM

Email John Castelluccio, Jr.Back to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Recipes Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Everett Kerth

Metairie, LA USA

Does anybody have a good recipe for
sheepshead?  I've been catching lots of
them these days, and my wife won't eat
them fried, grilled, or baked.  Would
soaking in anything make them taste
different?

Friday, February 5, 2016 @ 12:35:18 PM

Email Everett KerthBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Recipes Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

BobbyG

montz, LA USA

What area in the tide chart can be used for Delacroix ?

Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 8:53:21 PM

Email BobbyGBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

CSG

Metairie, LA United States

In response to Oneofthepack

Will look out for you tomorrow in Delacroix. I'll be in
a center console Duracraft, 70hp Yamaha. Good luck

Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 7:05:13 PM

Email CSGBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

Just got most of my rods back! Awesome!

Introductory pricing - $15.00 first rod, $10.00 for each rod thereafter. Worth every penny! Regular price will probably be $19.95 per rod, so hurry up.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 3:46:50 PM

Email Mike LaneBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

General/Questions Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Dawn M. Mattson

Austin, TX USA

https://www.facebook.com/lafishblog/

What kind of creature is in this video???

Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 3:33:53 PM

Email Dawn M. MattsonBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Freshwater Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

eastofmrgo

slidell, LA USA

Minding my own business 2-4-16.

Cooking noodles for supper and the phone rings, “want to catch some perch?“ , for sure.10:45am, Capt Don gave some driving instructions and off I went with my new Shakespeare ultra light combo,01A15CM ugly stick with a matching GX2MC reel and a Wal-Mart Bag for the catch (seemed to be a lack of confidence). Should have known better if Capt Don was in charge of the trip. By the time I got there he had a bucket full and was still catching. After a few instructions (Cast to locn and technique) and location of the grass shrimp it was on, kinda, me and this light tackle go round and round before I finally get the bait actually in the water, (Don moved about 10’ away after witnessing the first 3-4 casts). Finally started helping fill the bucket before the wind rose and the bite slowed. Had a great surprise fishing trip that I never thought would happen and caught perch for a fish fry also. Fished about 1 hour and came home with 24 nice perch, add that to the ones Capt Don had and the total was 84.
Windy(which Don said I brought with me), water kinda dirty, cool air temp. All fish caught on a small black grub on 1/32 oz jig head both under a cork and tight lined, (as much as that was possible in the wind), tipped with Grass Shrimp.
Thanked Capt Don for having me on his “Think I’ll call Buddy list“.

ONEOFTHEPACK just confirmed 5:30am pickup for a trip to Delacroix tomorrow, life is good, made better by having good friends.

Pictures for this Report! 

Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 3:17:56 PM

Email eastofmrgoBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Oneofthepack

Slidell, La United States

In response to 985Crabs

      TEAM JO-JO

“YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW”, however we are making a trip tomorrow will post conditions & results for all to review and coordinate with their possible decision to make a trip or go to the parades????????

Took a ride to Delacroix Wednesday, had one boat picking up around 1:15, they caught 2 fish.

See you all on the water tomorrow, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 2:04:45 PM

Email OneofthepackBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

Marsh/Coastal Fishing Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Darcie Efferson

New Orleans, LA USA

This fundraising event helps to provide the necessary funds that allow us house men and women with life controlling problems. We have 8 residential centers across the state of Louisiana. One of which, women are able to bring children with them. That facility also allows us to bring in women that are pregnant. The length of stay in all these centers is 12 months. Because it is free for the students, we need to have various fund raising events through out the year. Your participation in this sporting clay event will not only be a great time for you and your friends but it will be a great benefit to us.

 photo 
Sporting Clays Event Flyer 2016_zpsqvxidcyi.jpg

 photo 2016 
Sporting Clays Event Forms_zpslaclfgqi.jpg  
photo 2016 Sporting Clays Event Forms pg 
2_zpssqryjr3k.jpg

Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 1:52:22 PM

Email Darcie EffersonBack to TopPrint this ReportHomeSend this to a friend

News/Events Help Save Louisiana - Click Here

Pages ---> [1 2 3 4 5 6]

You last viewed the Reports on:

Click here to select different options to view the Reports
 

  Newsletter | Advertise | Testimonials Site Statistics | Contact Us |  
All content on this site is copyright 2016 by Rigs, Reefs, and Wrecks Inc.
Our high speed connection to the internet provided by Charter Business Services
Total time to generate page was 2.314 seconds.