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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

              TEAM JO-JO

Today’s trip found Big Al (
Cuzofthepack) Big PJ, and Oneofthepack
running around our Disney World known
as Delacroix Island for Big Al’s annual
fishing trip. Don’t know why Big Al
dumped Big Dominick as his fishing
partner for our annual trip, but word
is he wanted to improve his chances of
out fishing Oneofthepack. As for Big
Dominick me think he not a happy camper
about the Big Al’s choice of fishing
partner for today, but that will be a
fight for another day,

SIGNS:

• Short .5 minute ride to pick up
Big PJ we live on same street
• No wildlife sightings along Hwy
11
• Had a great breakfast at Team
Jo-Jo's official meeting place, Waffle
House in Chalmette
• Bay Flat Sr hanging in the
slings, ready, able, and willing to go,
took a short time to load her up and we
were on our way to Lionel’s for  some
go juice, ice and dead bait.
• Boats all over the place
• Lost another Cajun anchor, (The
brand new one that  Big Jeff just
bought to replace the one we lost a few
weeks ago) no Big Jeff was not on
board. Oneofthepack did take precaution
by tying the line on the Bay Flat Sr
before we threw it out, but the line
came untied at the ring on the anchor,
not a good way to start a day of
fishing.
• Big A

• l took three of my poles home
with him, and I have 3 of his, this not
god either.

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• Sunny
• Clear day
• Water temp 56F
• Water clarity on a scale 1-7
was a 2 plus
• Tide hard to tell not sure what
it was doing
• Wind N.N.E. 18-20 steady all
day
• 3 foot waves in Little Lake  &
Alligator Pass
• Little Lake had 10-15 boats,
Grand Lake (other side of Alligator
Pass) had 10-15 boats fishing
• Evert cut into Oak River had 1
to 2 boats fishing it, some had 3, Oak
River was lined with boats.
• Skippy Lake had 2 boats
• Point Fienne 1 boat

TECHNIQUE:

“OAK RIVER TROLL” we hit a couple fish
threw out both anchors, when we ready
to move on only ONE anchor came back in
the boat BUMMER)!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Caught 2 in Skippy, anchored up cast &
retrieve real slow along the bottom.

Point Fienne caught a few with the ‘OAK
RIVER TROLL” technique, with the wind
this was the best technique for same.

Corks (1)t

LURE DU JOUR:

3” H&H Chartrouse glow beetle matched
up with ¼ oz H&H white round head
w/gold hook. Point Fienne switched to
3/8 oz H&H heads, crew did the same.

Big Al, and Big PJ caught a couple on
the 3” H&H purple beetle matched up
with ¼ oz H&H round white head w/gold
hook.

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS FISHED ON THE
MAP:

Alligator Pass (8)t, 62C.B. 61,
24,23,22,21, 61A(2)t, 17(8)t,15,
Alligator pass (1) t, stopped fishing
around noon something, headed the Bay
Flat Sr north for a short run back to
the slip.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• (19) Silverwonders, (14) throw
backs
• (1/4) bushel of grass
• (2) tangled lines
• Met a new fishing partner (Big
PJ), he ready, willing, able to go
anytime he just needs (24) hours
notice.
• Great food, drinks, snacks,
thanks to Big Al, thanks Big Al
• Best fishing trip of my life,
until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

There was a lot of trash talking going
on, mostly about Dominick, but Big Al,
and Big PJ where tie up at one   a
piece, they could not get the Oak River
Troll feel down, but they managed to
put a few in the boat. Me think the
Silverwonders are fisherperson of the
day, they got to eat, and avoid our H&H
beetles in the process.

SUGGESTIONS:

Don’t do what we did today, instead of
running round should have stayed in the
Alligator Pass area to catch
Silverwonders.

PONDER OF THE DAY:

“There is certainly something in
angling that tends to produce a
serenity of the mind”

Not sure when we will go back to
Delacroix, but we will be out and about
somewhere for sure, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

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Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 3:26:22 PM

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Legend

Kenner, LA USA

See picture from Wednesdays trip with the Lawman and The QA Boss.
QA Boss with his big red.

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Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 9:58:32 AM

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eastofmrgo

slidell, LA USA

tryagain

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Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 8:20:57 AM

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Capt. Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service

Venice , LA USA

50+ Bulls in 1 day. The fishing down in Venice is absolutely retarted. I'll have to send Mike the pictures to post, but this link is the video. Can't embed  from the iPhone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTlryROp8Yg&sns=em Capt. Louis Rossignol Venice Guide Service(504) 481-7529 www.VeniceGuideService.com TAKE A KID FISHING!!!

Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 6:29:08 AM

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Mike Lane - RodnReel.com

New Orleans, LA USA

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Slidell, LA 70458
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Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 1:36:09 AM

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Captain Jack, Sweetwater Marina

Delacroix, LA USA

Trout were biting toward the evening a
little bit more than in the morning
because the wind calmed down.  Capt.
Jack headed to Little Lake this
evening for about 40 minutes before it
got dark and caught 17 nice Specs.  
The conditions should be great for
fishing tomorrow and we have plenty of
live bait.  Come on down to Sweetwater
Marina in Delacroix.  Hope to see you
soon and remember we are the second
launch.
Charters and lodging are available for
still available for the upcoming
months and a small deposit will hold
your date. Call the lodge for
reservations, 504-342-2368.  
So come visit us in Delacroix at
Sweetwater Marina where customer
service is number one.
Need help launching your boat? No
problem.
Fish cleaning when available.
Looking forward to seeing you guys
here at the island.
PS – We still have one boat sheds for
rent.  $200.00 per month and your
launches are free.

Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 8:32:50 PM

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eastofmrgo

slidell, LA USA

Oh Boy, goin home.

Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 5:41:38 PM

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BR Aggie

Baton Rouge, LA USA

Anyone fished Irish Bayou lately?

Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 4:00:04 PM

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luckystrike

chalmette, LA USA

Gotta Tell Ya Sweetwatre CANNOT be beat for service. As someone else says all the time Gotta Go To Know. Delacroix was hot yesterday with some real pretty trout 10 minute from the lanuch! On Capt Jacks Lives bail! Had a late late start and still wound up with14 Beautifu Spec Only one right at 12"

Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 3:28:29 PM

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Capt. Jack

st bernard, LA USA

Capt. Jack has a deal on rooms Tonight
ONLY 125.00 for the night. So if your
looking to come down and go fishing in the
morning give us a call to book 504-342-
2368. Good news the wind has died down and
fishing should be great tomorrow. The
weather is beautiful right now. Everyone
that launched today caught a good amount
of fish.. So come on down and get in on
some of the action. We have plenty live
bait. Remember we are the second launch in
Delacroix. Hope to see ya soon!

Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 2:31:23 PM

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NO MO'

montz, LA USA

Well as far as Delacroix tomorrow John I guess you got to do what oneofthepack says ( YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW ). And I am going

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Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 1:26:27 PM

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reelseaman

SE Louisiana, LA United States

In response to John

Go. There's lots of fish being caught,
just not as many in Oak river as usual.
Little Lake is on fire right now.
ReelSeaman

Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 9:08:50 AM

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Captain Brett Ryan

Venice, LA USA


1-17-15 Lump Video

4 tuna virgins all hooked up to 100 pound class yellowfin at the same time.
ENJOY!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w5Jiw7tXfk

Capt. Brett Ryan
Venice, La

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 5:44:13 PM

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eastofmrgo

slidell, la Unknown

In response to Oneofthepack

Thanks Stanley, next pass is probably next week ,the hospital part should come to an end tomorrow, but I hate to make a plan and then brake it.Next weekday you have an open seat i would be happy to fill it. Thanks Buddy

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 4:07:41 PM

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MattD.

New orleans, LA USA

Sweepea-
the feds and State believe adding river water to the bays will reverse 100 years of erosion and subsidence. Should we believe them? Well, the state turned one of the most productive freshwater ecosystems (Lake Cataouachie)into the dead sea, and ask anybody who lived in Chalmette in 2005 about federal engineering projects. So, I may not know much about the science of it all, but I can't really trust the powers behind it all.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 2:55:59 PM

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Capt. Jack

st bernard, LA USA

We launched a lot of boats today and
most of our customers did spectacular.
We are getting reports that the fish
are starting to bite in other areas
such as Bakers Bay,Skippy Lake, and Oak
River. Most of the fish caught today
was in Little Lake.The River Conversion
is on but at low rates so the water
hasn't been affected as of now. The
east wind brought the tide in
tremendously and the water is getting
back to normal. We have lots of perfect
sized live bait perfect for fishing. We
have rooms available for the weekend if
your looking to come down, relax and go
fishing. Just give us a call to book
today 504-342-2368. Our rooms are
159.00 a night and they sleep six. A
small deposit will hold your date.
Capt. Jack also has some charter dates
available. When your ready to get in on
some of this fishing action come on
down to Sweetwater Marina. Remember we
are the second launch in Delacroix. We
hope to see you soon and hear about
your catch. We appreciate your busines

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 2:40:34 PM

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John

Metairie, LA USA

So what is everyones plan for Delacroix now that the siphon is open? Would a trip out there this weekend be a complete waste?

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 12:19:44 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, La United States

In response to eastofmrgo


       TEAM JO-JO

Let us known when you have another fish pass, and / or if we can help with hospital duties.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 11:26:16 AM

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sweepea

Covington, LA USA

Why would any state or government agency want to control the salinity in a saltwater bay such as black bay? Strange.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 6:43:52 PM

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eastofmrgo

slidell, LA USA

Wednesday’s short trip 1-28-15

Late start due to being on stand by for hospital duty. Son’s entire family down with the flu. Mom and 8 month old son in the hospital, Dad in bed and 3 and 5 year old girls plum miserable, been helping wife and son’s mom in law  out since saturday, but wife noticed signs of withdrawal from my fishin addiction and gave me a pass for today. Plan for last trip of the season to the Biloxi marsh got changed when I checked the shell beach buoy, 11 gusting to 15knots, I don’t mind a 4-5 fish trip over there with comfortable ride BUT wasn’t up to an ass whippin today. Launched at Fort Pike about 8:30 or so and headed for lake Catherine, and the entrance to Counterfeit Byu. Tide was low and had started to come in so I was tryin to move the boat against the tide and the wind most of the time, not good. Cranked up and made the run thru st. catherine pass to the blind rigolets and into Counterfeit Byu at the Rigolets, much better. Fished just about every turn and drain to end up with 3 kepper specks  and 2 throw backs, by the time I got back to lake Catherine. Made the run to Geohagens to see if WPG missed any of the reds last week, NO he did not leave any for me, 1 throwback was it. Fished all the way from the north end of the canal to the big lagoon and managed 1 -18” speck and 2- 13” green trout and a couple of too little specks. Back to the launch for 2pm. Called wife to see what my responsibility would be to help, and she said go home and make a big pot of chicken noodle soup, YES DEAR.
Water temp was 49-51 fegrees and clarith was a 6 on 1-10 scale. Wind stayed op all the time I was out and the rigolets and lake Catherine stayed choppy. Fished tightline with ¼ oz head and chartruse beetle and 3/8 oz head and Kamakazi matrix, both worked about the same.
Finished with
4 specks, 13-18“
2 green trout 13”
4 throw back specks
1 throwback red

Only crossed paths with a few other fisher people, and we all found a place to fish without botherin no body, GOOD DAY.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 6:35:52 PM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA United States

In response to Pat Fitzpatrick

I should add that "the range" they use is something called a standard deviation, which for non-math folks means it's not necessarily just based on 5 ppt or 15 ppt, but a wider range around these numbers.

We don't this to be too easy to understand, after all. For the curious, here is a link: http://www.robertniles.com/stats/stdev.shtml . Most of us just want to know if the trout will move :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 5:14:13 PM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA United States

In response to tigre

There actually is an operational plan for Caernarvon. I cut and paste the relevant information from the 2014 report. They determined the salinity was above 15 ppt in Black Bay (30-day moving average) and began to open it up this month.

As in everything in life, there may be "additional considerations" best left for freshwater diversion debates. Cheers.

Edited version from the operational plan.

"From December through May, the intent is to operate the diversion to maintain the seasonal average salinity at the 15 ppt line (in Black Bay). The structure will be operated when the 30-day moving average salinity is within or above the long term data range for the Black Bay gauge. When the 30-day moving average drops below the lower limit of the range the diversion operations will be ceased until the 30- day average re-enters the range. From June through November, Caernarvon operations will be based on the monthly salinity range at the 5 ppt line utilizing the Crooked Bayou and Cow Bayou gauges."

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 4:48:49 PM

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Capt. Jack

st bernard, LA USA

Today we launched 25 boats and ten did
pretty good. Yesterday most boats did well
in the afternoon. If your looking to go
out tomorrow Capt. Jack says the afternoon
will be better. The wind is blowing out
the east and the tide will be coming in
around 11:00. We have plenty live bait for
tomorrow. We also have some rooms still
available for the weekend so give us a
call to book today 504-342 -2368. Remember
we are the second launch in Delacroix.
Hope to see ya soon!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 3:53:42 PM

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B. Himel

Houma, LA USA

In response to Capt. Louis Rossignol -Venice Guide Service

Thanks for a great report and pictures.

I really appreciate when the "pro's" state where there clients are from. It is just fun to see where people come from to fish in our great State.

On Friday. please tell Mike to ditch the black yankee boats and put on a pair of white cajun nike's.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 1:51:38 PM

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Capt. Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service

Venice, LA USA

What a day!

John and Mike from Boston escaped the snow storm "Juno" and just wanted to catch fish. They didn't care what they caught, just as long as they fought hard.

Yesterday, we caught and released fish all day long. They were so excited that half way through the trip they booked me for this Friday too.

I love my job!

This was John's first cast of the day,
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And I followed up right behind him, with Mike losing 2. This all happened in our first 5 minutes fishing.
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But then Mike redeemed himself, and outdid us with a much larger fish,
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Then John with another,
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Mike with another,
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Mike with a tank of a Black Drum, this fish had to be over 40 pounds,
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The water was crystal clear in some areas, and the temps were up to 60 degrees in a few spots,
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John, stoked with another big red,
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John, with the first fish he's ever caught on an oil platform,
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And lastly, John with the ever endangered red snapper.
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We had plenty more fish that we didn't take pictures of including sheepsheads, trigger fish, croakers, whitings and smaller reds and drum. But John really had a hankering to catch a Jack Crevalle.

So, I brought him to a platform that I've dove many times, and have also seen huge Jewfish under, up to 500 lbs. We casted plastics and all of a sudden my reel started screaming, what I was sure was the ever elusive Jack Crevalle. I handed the rod to John and after about 15 minutes the line broke. I told John, "There's just some things you can't control."

Great trip guys, beautiful weather and fun times! Now let's get the one that got away!

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

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 12:51:48 PM

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Capt. Jack

st bernard, LA USA

Lately a lot of our customers have been
getting stuck on mud flats. Just wanted
to let everyone know that it is so
worth it to become a member of Seatow.
They will come out and get you no
matter where you are in the water and
any boat you own is covered. Its only
169.00 a year VS paying 1000.00-
1400.00 if your not a member. It takes
24 hours to kick in so if you go out
and get in a bond and don't have it for
24 hours before hand you will pay
1000.00 -1400.00 so make sure and call
today and become a member. It sure
beats sitting there hoping for someone
to (1) come see for you and (2) to be
able to get to you. The number for
Seatow is 504-301-4545. We at
Sweetwater are just trying to look out
for our customers. We have found help
for so many and our own Capt.Jack has
rescued many but there are also times
when he is not here and we cant find
help or the help we find can not get to
the person stuck or broke down then the
person has to call Seatow and pay
1000.00- 1400.00. So take our advice
and call today.Thanks to all of our
Customers. We are always looking out
and appreciate your business.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 10:19:40 AM

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tan

terrytown, LA USA

yes that talon is the bomb. havent picked  up an anchor in 3 years. Luckily i dont fish poncahtrain or the intercostal

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 9:48:02 AM

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East of East

Eden Isles, LA USA

I solved most of my anchoring problems recently...I had hip surgery in Nov. and got tired of fighting the anchor,mud,grass,crabtraps,etc. as I am now 66 yrs old and mostly fish with young kids...so I have anchor duty most of the time. Anyway, I installed a 12 foot Talon which is Minn Kota's version of the power pole and it is great (so far). I was in 10 ft of water in Pt. Fienne with a strong current and it held fine. I know power poles are supposed to be better, but they only make a 10 foot and the Talon is simple to install (just 2 wires...no hydraulics) It comes with 2 remotes so if you are trolling or drifting you just hit the button to stop. So far..so good...I guess time will tell..

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 9:42:05 AM

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Secret Formula

Algiers, La United States

In response to fishgill

Anchoring, Ah yes…in 50+ years of boating I have
seen many screw ups by people attempting to
anchor incorrectly and or with the incorrect rode and
ground tackle.  It can drive you nuts when they ruin
a good bite or continue to drag anchor and drift
across where you're casting.  I have no such
difficulties by using the correct technique and
equipment.  First you begin up current from where
you want to be anchored.  Then you back down as
you easy the anchor overboard and play out a little
line.  When done so properly the anchor lands on
the bottom already facing correctly to get a bite, and
when coupled with the correct ground tackle
(adequate chain), …give it a tug or two and the
anchor bites.  You put the boat in forward to stop
the back down, give the anchor line a couple or hard
tugs to seat the anchor and you're done…every
time.  The size boat you have and the sea conditions
you fish in should dictate the anchor size and how
much chain you should use.  I use a 9 lb. Danforth
anchor and 10' of 1/4" chain, needless to say I never
drag anchor.  ARRIVE ALIVE!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 9:19:35 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, La United States

In response to tigre

           TEAM JO-JO

Where in Delacroix is the siphon???.................     Breakweith, on road to Point La Hatch

What area's does it affect??? ………….    All of Delacroix and Point La Hatch, the more it is open the more area it will impact , in about a week you will be hard press to find a Silevrwonders all the way out to Twin Pipeline and even over to Point La Hatch.

Why is open at this time???? …………….  They usually open it in early December, and fishing is normally bad all the way into late March, early April. But this year they open it late, so I have to assume it will be late April to early May before it will get back to normal.


///isn't this a low river time??  ……………..  My guess the water is low at this time of the year in the Delacroix area, so they can get a good saturation of the marsh with river water in the hopes that the sediment will build back land as it runs through all the cuts, canals, bayous along the way to the gulf.

Suggest you concentrate your efforts in other areas, (Hopedale, Shell Beach, Bayou Bievenue, etc.) till a week or two after siphon is closed down

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 6:09:49 PM

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tigre

Abita Springs, LA USA

Where in Delocroix is the siphon??? What area's does it affect???Why is open at this time ///isn't this a low river time??

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 1:20:49 PM

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Capt. Tommy Pellegrin

Houma, LA USA

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The last two days were filled with red hot fishing with red hot guides. Don Somme' put a fishing group together for PSC and it was a great group of great fishermen. I don't think anyone had a hard time catching fish. The first day was cold but the reds were on the flats catching any sunlight they could to warm up. They also wanted to feed and we gave them something to eat. High Life Tackle Anchovy did the reds in, and we used the Coco Pepper color. Another bait that worked great was the ripple shad in black/gold. I know the HLT Bunker was a winner with the reds as well. Capt. Josh stuck to the old faithful dead shrimp. Capt. Rob Dupont, Capt Travis Lovell, and Capt Josh Ellender helped out and as you can tell they did a great job. The first day we had 70 reds before 9am and even with it being a little tougher fishing with warmer weather we had 65 reds along with sheep heads and black drum before noon. Be sure and read Capt Travis's post and Capt Rob's to get more of the stories. For your day on the water call me, Capt Tommy Pellegrin 985-851-3304.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 9:37:38 AM

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fishgill

Delacroix, LA USA

OK, Maybe is was 20 feet high in the air and thrown for a distance of thirty feet. He spun it around like a clock arm with about 2 feet of rope and no chain with his arm extended beside his body. Sort of like the sling David used to kill Goliath. I was hoping on the third time he would get tired and slam the anchor into his ankle, but that didn’t happen. Guess he had years of practice with that technique of heaving the anchor.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 9:29:41 AM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA USA

Ah, anchoring stories. A few years ago we were on a school of reds in a bayou in Lake Pontchartrain. Looked in the distance, and knew it was about to go downhill. Saw these guys come running in wearing Chinese bamboo hats. I've never seen an anchor thrown like a javelin before. Needless to say, that was the end of that bite.

Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 10:36:13 PM

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BobbyG

Montz, LA USA

My buddies and I have seen people throw anchors like a shot-put if the wind is blowing the correct direction a few comments like ( I guess if I threw the anchor like that we wouldn't be catching fish like those guys ether ) then get your buddy to laugh and you would be surprised at how people get the hint, and change how they set there anchor I have personally seen people change there ways.

Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 6:21:47 PM

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seabird

metairie, LA USA

throwing the anchor 40' in the air---been laughing at that all day !!  thanks for the boost in my mood !

Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 3:20:22 PM

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fishgill

Delacroix, LA USA

Sunday report form Delacroix. Had to go to know! Left camp around 7:30  ( too much vino and company) and made it to little lake/ alligator pass. There where not that many boats maybe 10 to 12. We floated around fishing live shrimp on top and bottom with no bites. Headed across Grand Lake up Orange Bayou. Orange Bayou was very shallow at the entrance from Grand Lake but kept it on plane and did not get stuck. I only draft about 10 inches when on plane. Don’t go if you draft any more than that. Started at the Orange Bayou/ Oak river intersection and had no bites. Headed down river and passed about 30 boats and made it to one of the cuts where the oaks trees are on the banks. Wind is howling now 12 to 15 knots. Tried artificial nothing but ended up using a drop shot rig , live shrimp, #6 treble hook  with a 1 oz. bank sinker in about 12 foot of water and finally found some trout. Total for the morning was 15 keepers and 6 throw backs. I did see other boats anchored up in the middle of the river catching on artificial throwing towards the bank and working it back to the deep water. Mostly double rigs to get it to the bottom. WE did see some interesting sights on how to anchor>> Did you really throw a 6 pound anchor forty feet up in the air and make a sonic boom splash. And you had to do it three times to make it hold and scare the crap out of the trout that were hanging around. Really man!!! All you do is gently let it over the side, make sure you have three feet of chain and it will grab. Until the next trip
Go Fish

Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 9:37:44 AM

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Capt JS

Barataria, LA USA

Taking a cell phone on a boat is an accident looking to happen. This may not solve all the problems. But I put mine along with some small corks and a name an address in a vacumm sealed bag. This has worked for me when I left mine on top of boat and blew out when we took off. I was able to turn around and find it floating in plane sight.

Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 8:52:06 AM

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dr. g

no, LA USA

Yesterday report,  with my buddy
Nutter.   Launched out of Sweetwater
around 7:30.   Headed over to Little
Lake and Alligator Pass.  Lots of
boats.  Nothing, water cold.  Did not
seem like many catching.  Headed to
Oak river and joined the Krewe.  Hit
about 4 cuts and hoping for the temp.
to warm up.  Seemed like  not much
catching all around.  water clean in
most areas and with the west wind
cranking by 11:00, getting dirty
fast. Headed in around 2:30.  2
trout.  Heading across Little Lake
with big whitecaps rolling caught a
crap trap and shit hit the fan for a
bit.  
By the time i got the trap off,  
water over the gunwhale with about 8
inches of water in the boat and and
we drifted onto a mudflat.  stuck
with more water coming over the
gunwhale.   we got the bow into the
wind. and got the bilge going.  
Called Seatow and Sweetwater to  get
a hand and an airboat came and  got
us to safe water. Big thanks to Capt.
Rod and Sea Tow.  Great service and
you never know when you need them.  

Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 7:04:16 AM

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Fishnetwork

Metairie, LA USA

In response to Oneofthepack

Team JoJo

Sounds like you are still able to locate Trout even with the Siphon Running.

Hats off to ya.

Map location helps everyone. When fish are located, always help to have a idea of the area that the fish are in.

Were the other boats catching fish?

Were the cleaning tables at Sweetwater in Use?

Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 6:12:29 AM

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Capt. Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service

Venice, LA USA

Heading down tomorrow, to fish Tuesday,
but this Thursday, should be slick
calm. Who wants to do this?

We can accommodate parties of all
sizes.



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

Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 2:51:00 AM

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BRYAN HALE

Metairie , LA USA

Date Hunted 1/24/15:

For some reason the water was above normal but we had a good breeze blowing from the west. I was hoping that would get some ducks on the move but not to be. The early flights of dosgris that were there the week before disappeared. Didn’t shoot a dosgris on the weekend. We ended up with 2 widgeon (don’t shoot many of those anymore) – 2 greys and a teal. Slim pickings compared to the first split.

Date Hunted 1/25/15:

Water had dropped considerably and the wind did not exist. The water was like a mirror on the pond. Just as the season started back in September shooting a blue wing teal I ended up shooting one blue wing teal for the day.

2014-15 Season:

Overall it was a very good duck season for us. In the first split we were shooting our limits every weekend. The teal seem to come and go but the redheads and dosgris showed up early to help the cause. It was a down year for us on the grey ducks despite there being so many in the marsh in our area. Unfortunately my lease and immediate area does not have the exact grass greys like to eat but we did shoot some.

Only one greenhead mallard was shot. No pintail drakes were taken. Off the pace of past years.

We hunt in the coastal zone in Plaquemines parish. We had and still have a lot of ducks in our area. All things considered I vote for and urge the regulatory committee that decides our hunting dates to go back to the early November start date . Extending the season one week did absolutely no good for us based on the above hunting results from the weekend. The data Mr. Larry Reynolds tries to tell everyone is accurate. We shoot most of our ducks in the first split while the ducks are arriving into our area from up north. Once they arrive, usually after the first split – Christmas time they get smart and stay put due to hunting pressure. I have seen this happen for many years. It would be nice to move and hunt where the ducks are but there are leases involved so we deal with what we have. We did change some of our hunting tactics but that didn’t change the late season results much. It still comes down to where the ducks decide they want to be.

If given the option I would sign up right now for the amount of ducks shot this year by our group. However my years of hunting experience suggests that those numbers could be improved with an early start date.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 8:13:49 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

             TEAM JO-JO

Just getting back from vacation Friday night, cold and rainy night, with some very high winds, all I could think of us was, what a great conditions to be down in our Disney World know as Delacroix Island fishing.

SIGNS:

• Made a sizeable donation to the many better poker players then I in Vegas
• Made a trip to the gym Saturday morning, had a good work out, ready to make a trip
• Called Big Ronnie, no contact
• Called Big Andrew, it was agreed we to go today
• Attended play “Jesus Chris Superstar) at Le Petite theater Saturday night, really enjoyed the play.
• Ended the night with coffee & beignets
• Got a call from Big Pablo late Saturday, called him back to get some intel, (I have been of the water for 2 weeks, needed some intel badly) Big Pablo said they caught 1 Silverwonders and 15 reds, water was dirty all over, this not good.
• Started to cancel out, but in the back of my head all I kept hearing was “YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW”
• Hard to get to sleep, was all wired up, great food, great play, and a fishing trip ahead
• Picked up Big Andrew at 5:30 Am, off to the Waffle house, had a great breakfast
• Quick ride to boat slip, Bay Flat Sr looking like, “WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN”
• Loaded her up, off to Lionel for some go juice.
• Now a BIG decisions, where to go, (re: siphon running & river water)
• Just started to run down bayou Gently, with a bunch of spots running through my head

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• S.W. wind 6-8 around 11 AM 18-20 mph steady out of the west, had 3 foot rollers in Little Lake
• Sunny
• Cool Temps
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 2 plus
• Water temp 48F
• Tide running into Little Lake and Alligator Pass
• Many, many, many boats out

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

As we came out of Bayou Gently, they had 25 – 30 boats between Bayou Gently / Little Lake and Alligator Pass and Little Lake, about halfway between the two.

Big Andrew and I just blew by them ran a little way up Alligator Pass, went to the leeside of the SW wind, stopped in 6 foot of water, turn the Bay Flat Sr back down wind, dropped the 3” H&H beetle over and did the OAK RIVER TROLL (ORT) to the other side of the Channel, (about a 5 minute drift).

Our drift took us from 6 feet water depth , through 9-10 feet water depth , then back to 6 feet, we just kept doing that 5 minute drift, run back up, drift again, again, and again.

Big Andrew asked what numbers was this spot, told him this is the FIRST time Oneofthepack ever fished this spot, I’m sure we will have a number followed by a letter in the near future.

We arrived at around 8:30 AM, stopped fishing around 11:10 AM, and had a real short run back to the boat slip.

LURE DU JOUR:

3” H&H Chartrouse glow beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz round white head w/gold hook, caught 95% of the fish. After the wind picked up we started to move pretty quick switched over to H&H 3/8” round lead head w/gold hook, to keep lure close to the bottom.

Big Andrew started out with Voodoo Shrimp, but it was not to long later that he switched over to the 3” H&H beetle, fished with it the rest of the day.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• (44) Silverwonders (10) throw backs
• (1) Bushel of grass
• (2) fat, old, gray haired fisherperson, cashing in on a ‘YOU GOT TO GO KNOW” type trip, my confidence level was such, brought the small ice chest, and even left the camera home, had to use Big Andrew phone for pictures.
• Relaxing morning on the water, which helped the recovery from a quick pace great trip to Vegas, and all the other none stop events that we have been experiencing for the past week.
• Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

WE……… did it, so we share in the honors for / of fisherperson of the day

SUGGESTIONS:

Get an early start, take advantage of the low winds in the AM, and the early tide changes, learn the Oak River Troll (ORT), and adapt the “YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW” attitude.

PONDER OF THE DAY:

A woman who has never seen her husband fishing, doesn’t know what a patient man she married !

Hope to back at them soon, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

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Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 5:19:02 PM

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Capt. Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service

Venice, LA USA

The time is now, call me if you want in
on this action. We are starting to get
those big high pressures after the big
cold fronts. Those conditions will glass
out the waters we need to run too.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 4:51:24 PM

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Waterfowl Specialist Guide Service

Delacroix Island, LA USA

Well while the 2014/2015 duck season has sadly
come to an end, it surly was an amazing year. We
were able to kill a verity of ducks, including an
abundance of Redheads, also I was able to make
some memorable hunts with some great people from
all over. It really makes this all worth it to see the
expressions of joy on peoples faces that lets you
know you are doing your job. I couldn't ask for a
better life or job. It really is truly amazing to be able
to show our next generation our way of life down in
the south. I would like to say a big THANK YOU to
everyone that was apart of this years' season. Without
you guys this wouldn't be possible and I look forward
to another great season with ya'll next season. On
another note while our duck season has come to a
close our fishing season is arriving soon. If you would
like to schedule a trip you can contact Capt. Jimmy
Corley by phone at (504)258-4431, by email at
cap.jimmy.corley@gmail.com, also check out our
website at waterfowlspecialest.com

Don't forget we have lodging available with an option
of a cajun home cooked meals.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 3:30:10 PM

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foxcraft

Terrytown, LA USA

Mike earley you posted a lady needed  help with
here family. I would like to help.Give me a number
to call you.

Many thanks foxcraft.

My number is (504) 858-0484

Mike Lane

Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 3:20:59 PM

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John Castelluccio, Jr.

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

In response to Big Red

JUST A THOUGHT...BIG RED'S situation brought up a unique situation---What if someone after running aground, on oyster bed, etc...during that moment's adrenalein- rush and haste dropped THE ONLY cellphone in the boat before contacting anyone? A working Marine VHF radio would be the saviour thus allowing him to contact SEATOW via the Coast Guard! John Castelluccio, Jr.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 11:33:35 AM

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Hookiemonster

Metairie, La Unknown

In response to Big Red

Big Red,small consolation.....but if you had dropped the phone in three inches of water(instead of much deeper)it probably would be just as useless.At least you dropped it after calling Sea Tow!

Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 10:37:13 AM

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Big Red

New Orleans, LA USA

Monday was not a good day for me. Took a wrong turn on the way to Lake Robin and ended up stuck in 3 inches of water. Nothing to do but call SEA TOW. He arrived in a couple of hours and had me off and floating in no time. Decided to go back where I know the water is deep. Bad news, no fish and I dropped my iPhone in 20 feet of water. Anyway, back to Sea Tow. You never know how valuable they are until you need them. They are topnotch and well worth the price.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 9:44:30 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, La United States

In response to Barnlover

        Team Jo-Jo

Word is siphon is open, which will dump much river water into the Delacroix area, suggest you have a back up plan, might want to look at Hopedale, Shell Beach areas, and even THE PEN at Gulf Outlet Mariner in Chalmette for some action.

Oneofthepack and crew will be out and about in the Bay Flat Sr down in our Disney World  known as Delacroix Island in the AM tomorrow, will have a first hand report (posted on rodnreel.com) on conditions as they exist now Re; river water.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack
 

Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 10:38:29 AM

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Kevin Vaughn

Philadelphia , MS 39350

I posted earlier about fishing the Empire / Port
Sulphur area in early February; however, I'm
only getting negative responses. Is there a better
area for my friend and myself to come down and
fish? We don't mind fishing a new area. If we are
going drive 5 hours, we would like to fish in an
area where we have a decent chance to catch
some reds and specs. Any advice would be
appreciated. We are under a limited budget so a
guide is out of the question. Also, I need
information about renting a place to stay.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 6:54:34 AM

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