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Mike Lane

New Orleans, LA USA

(An open letter to CCA Louisiana Executive Director, David Cresson - ... also posted on RodnReel.com, and emailed to Todd Masson NOLA.com, Bob Marshall The Lens) and members of SLC.

Louisiana Executive Director, David Cresson;

Your dedication to the bill proposed by Rep. Stuart Bishop, labeled ( House Bill 1082) is/was amazing.

I only wish you and the CCA had this dedication & enthusiasm in regards to the CPRA's proposed diversions that will destroy brackish/inside saltwater fishing and the associated estuaries in southeast Louisiana.

You have said to me and others that you and the CCA fully support the Masterplan, which includes the diversions.

Rep. Joe Harrison has a upcoming bill House Bill 810.

House Bill 810, has an objective goal to provide operating guidelines of the proposed diversions that will help protect our brackish fishing and essential estuaries via salinity control to be set in Louisiana law.

Members of the CPRA say the bill is unnecessary because phrases of similarity already exist in the Masterplan. Of course House Bill 810 if passed would become state law and the intents of the Masterplan are just that, plans, not laws. In addition the verbiage in the Masterplan is ambiguous where as the verbiage in House Bill 810 will set distinct legal performance guidelines.

As you are the Executive Director of the Louisiana CCA I encourage you to act in the best interest of the members of the CCA and protect the future of the fisheries that your dedicated and generous contributing members so love!

Please encourage the passage of Rep Joe Harrison's House Bill 810 in the vein of your quote in support of Rep. Stuart Bishop's House Bill 1082.

"To put it simply, This is about better science and enhanced management for Louisiana's recreational fisheries, and better fishing for our anglers." - David Cresson

Sincerely,

Mike Lane Owner, RodnReel.com (504) 858-0484

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 3:46:16 PM

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Chris

Mandeville, LA USA

Headed out to oak river bay out of Delacroix this
weekend and was wondering if anybody knows
where I can get into some big bull reds around
that area. Thanks

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 3:33:53 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

BEAUTIFUL DAY ON THE WATER!

It was day two for David and Deana and what a great morning it was.

We left out of the Delta Marina in Empire, LA early this morning with the weather looking perfect. The wind was light with an incoming tide. We fished the bays west of the Mississippi River using live shrimp for bait. David and Deana caught their limit of 50 fine Speckled Trout once again.

CaptainJodyDonewar.com

504-453-1519

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 3:28:05 PM

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Making Memories

Purvis, MS USA

Forgot to add pictures of yesterday's trip.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 1:55:39 PM

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Majors032008

New Orleans, LA USA

In response to dynamicdeepwater:

Thanks for the reports! Actual current conditions are
extremely helpful and informative. Keep 'em coming!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 12:42:28 PM

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Louisiana Fishing Charters

Delacroix , LA USA

The fishing in Delacroix has been great since are
last report. Trout are been caught on matrix
shads 2 ft under a cork. We have been catching
limits just about daily. Today was a 2 hr limit and
Monday 70% of the fish were 2 lb plus. Glad to
see spring finally made it.
For kc I would head down to oak river bay and
stick and move only power pole down when you
catch 3 or more.
We still have a FEW date available and one or
two weekend open for the summer so call
504669-1263
Also took a group Sunday to Breton sound and
the water was beautiful. Bull reds!

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 11:37:42 AM

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Capt. Christian

Slidell, LA USA

Finally some nice weather....the fish have been showing up in the lake and that is nice too!  The season is upon us as our call volume has been picking up a little bit right on cue....most problems have been fuel related as a lot of our customers are just getting back out in their boats after having them sit up the winter.  Just a reminder to check your fuel water seperators by dumping the fuel into a pickle jar to make sure it is not full of water or junk.....it just may save your trip.....Give us a call if you don't already have your sea tow membership!  Sea Tow New Orleans (504) 301-4545 Westbank (504) 433-4869 or online @ www.seatow.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 11:24:04 AM

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Making Memories

Purvis, MS USA

Made a trip to Delacroix yesterday (Tuesday, April
22) with my wife’s Dad, my nephew, and one of his
friends. Left Sweetwater boat launch around 7:30.  
Went straight to Grand Lake to try for reds.  A little
windy but water was somewhat clean.  Fished for
several hours….slow bite but did catch 5 keeper
reds and 3 specks with several throwback
reds/specks.

We then headed to Lake Batola and found a bayou
with clean, moving water……got several more
specks including 3 more keeper reds.

Went back to Grand Lake…picked up one more
keeper red and decided to make one last drift
through an area in Grand Lake.  Bingo!!  We were
throwing them in the bottom of the boat. We had
the CRAZY 15 minutes of non-stop speck action
with several over 17 inches with doubles and even a
couple of triple hook ups. We even picked up some
more reds in the same spot with the specks.

Respectable total for the day…....62 nice trout  and
12 reds in the box.

All of the fish were caught in the Grand Lake and
Lake Batola area on the bottom with matrix shad-
tiger bait being the best….also caught some on
matrix shad lemon head.

More importantly, I had a chance today to make
some memories and spend quality time on the water
with some great people.  

What will you do today cause tomorrow isn't
promised!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 10:43:31 AM

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Sweetwater

Delacroix, LA USA

I know we have not posted in a while. Captain Jack has been quite busy with the termite business spraying for those yucky buck moth caterpillars.    We’ve gotten reports from fellow fishermen and charter captains.  The fishing is getting better and so is the weather.  There are trout that can be caught on the outer edges of Delacroix, such as Lake Camp and Bay Lafourche.  Also, they have been catching them on the inside where the twin pipelines and Four Horse meet.  There are fish out there and being caught on the inside and outside using Matrix Shad as well as live minnows.  
We do not have any minnows or live shrimp right now.  Jack has spoken to the bait man and we should have shrimp within the next few weeks.  We will update everyone quickly.  I have even made a phone call for some minnows and the bait man said they are hard to come by right now.  If you now anyone selling live minnows give Captain Jack a call (504 453 8382).

Charters are still available for April, this last weekend of April our rooms are booked unfortunately.   Our Sweetwater special is 25$ and includes dead bait, 20lb bag of ice, and a boat launch.  Our dead bait is going for 13$ a bag right now.  A launch is 10$ and for a kayak it is 5$.  

It’s Spring Break and Sweetwater in Delacroix is the place to be.

We offer back downs and valet parking. And fish cleaning when available.

Come out to Sweetwater where customer service is number one; remember we are the second launch.

Happy fishing!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 10:15:10 AM

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ReelSeaman

S.E. Louisiana, LA USA

(Tried to post earlier but lost it due to internet connection problems)

Well I found out what its like to run on one cylinder from Adema pond - near black bay up the oak river in a north wind. fun NOT! A four hour return was not my idea of a good time, especially after turning around 1 mile from your destination and not fishing! One thing is for sure, the old Johnson 48 is one hell of a good engine. She still has a lot of compression. Stopped at Tim's Marine and picked up spark plugs on the way home and she fired right up on all cylinders.

Delacroix was pumping mud everywhere - I was going slow enough too see that's for sure. Takes a while for Disneyland to clean up so I suggest heading to outer bays or elsewhere the next few days.

No SunSetter awning appointments, installs, or deliveries so I'm heading out to Coquille and Lake of Second Trees later this morning to see if I can find some clean water.

If it got a little too warm on the patio or deck this past holiday give me a call. We can fix that with a SunSetter Awning. (504) 908-1870 or if I'm fishing (504) 908-1870 and set an appointment with my wife Laura.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 7:13:26 AM

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Chris

Mandeville, La United States

In response to Kc

Been fishing delacroix steady the last month and
can attest to oneofthepack gotta find clean water
and it's been tough with all the wind, last
Saturday was nice but for me the trout bite just
hasn't been there I usually pick up a few here
and there but nothing steady. I believe if
conditions were favorable the outside bays could
be productive (oak river bay is my next
destination Saturday if the weather allows, if not
I'll just stay on the inside and fish for reds). Gotta
learn the oak river troll I've never done it
personally but it's definetly on my to-do list. Well
hope this helps you out and if you ever wanna
meet up I'll not turn down good company and a
chance to put fish in the boat or if you just wanna
know how it's been for me out there just shoot
me a text or give me a call (985-290-2535)
cause I'm in delacroix at least three out of four
weeks a month and would love to help fellow
fishpersons.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 9:25:39 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, La United States

In response to Kc

          TEAM JO-JO

“YOU GOT TO GO TO KNOW”

Big Rusty & Oneofthepack had a good trip this past Saturday, finding clean water was a challenge, but we had to do the “OAK RIVER TROLL” technique because of the wind, and the wind and tide was going in different directions.

Learn how to do the “OAK RIVER TROLL” and the wind becomes your friend, and helps with the catching.

Also got some intel tonight, word is water is real bad (dirty) inside and outside, (west wind) hope by the weekend we get some s or east wind to help clear things up a little.

Big Ronnie (aka Wildman, aka Dago) and Oneofthepack will be out and about Saturday in search of the elusive Silverwonders, our goal will be 35 Silverwonders and 4 reds.

Hope to see you & yours out and about, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

P.S.

Bob Campbell, please give me a cal (504-915-4896) l lost your contact info, better yet email me stanleyfink@charter.net so we can send you that article that By Heck wrote on fishing the trestles.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 8:31:40 PM

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Kc

Pass, MS USA

Does anyone know of any reports out of
Delacroix  area? Thanks

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 6:24:36 PM

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TROUTMASTER

Slidell, LA USA

 CCA Meeting at the DOCK
Local Guide Bubby Lamy , Sam Barbara, from Wild Life and Fisheries, Champion Tralers and Sea Tow
Food and Drinks Ron Harris
Bring a friend

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 2:08:02 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans, LA USA

GOOD SPECKS CAUGHT IN WINDY CONDITIONS!

This morning I had the pleasure to guide regulars David and Deana from Knoxville, TN. The couple have been fishing with me for over 10 years.

We left out of Delta Marina in Empire, LA early this morning and headed out on the west side of the Mississippi River.

The wind got stiff before we stuck the pole on the first stop. The first stop was the only stop as we got a steady bite going using live shrimp under a cork. Got to fish these beautiful Speckled Trout for two hours boating 50 before the wind took over.

David and Deana will be with me again tomorrow. Hope we get a break from the wind!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 1:56:47 PM

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Nick

Fourchon, LA USA

The Family and I are making our first trip of the year to Fourchon area this weekend to try an find some speckles. Just wondering if anyone has any reports on the timbalier area? Have the trout moved to the beaches or the southern islands yet? Just looking for a few pointers to narrow my search. Thanks for any available help.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 11:38:23 AM

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seabird

metairie, LA USA

thanks capt jerry allen !

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 11:22:31 AM

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dynamicdeepwater

Gulf of Mexico, LA USA

Perro Grande, a triple engine baby blue hydrasport, and a freeman 33 have been fishing the area. All have had hookups. Some pulled in large tuna, some football sized.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 10:21:16 AM

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Capt. Jerry Allen

Venice, LA USA



Hey, the above you tube video is a CBS news report
they aired recently . The report was on the area
near where deep water horizon was located.
Good news!! The scientist were very encouraged
by what they found. Take a look at the report, its
got some good footage from the sub "Alvin".

It looks like the weather is gonna start letting us
run on a regular basis which is gonna be REAL
nice. The fishing has been very good, but its only
going to get better! The marlin&MODE=TERM_SEARC H">Marlin are already here ,
and the Big bull Dolphin are sure to be coming
with May right around the corner. The tuna&MODE=TERM_SEARCH"> Tuna
fishing should remain good as well.
I have a pretty good number of days open in
May, so if you

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 8:54:51 AM

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TRP

New Orleans, LA USA

Fun day on the water Monday with grandson and
others thanks to Capt. Joe Vinson of Bayou Charters.
Kids caught reds, drum a lonely trout and of course a
couple of hard heads. Thankyou Joe!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 8:28:07 AM

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DJ

MRGO , LA Unknown

In response to Freddy JacK Eddy

With light winds the last few days and a
good tide, I made a trip to Elmers Island
Monday. Arrived at 2. Water quality was a
9 on a 1-10 scale. Beach was very clean,
good job guys.  Tossed swim baits in the
surf for 2 hours. No trout, no birds, no
bait fish. Headed home back to Metry.
Give the beach 2-3 more weeks.  I heard
they are still in the marsh down da
bayou. I love me some Grand Isle.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 7:51:14 AM

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dynamicdeepwater

Gulf of Mexico, LA USA

Am report, Mississippi Canyon 29.
Not much action this morning that I can see.  Not like yesterday, where under every flock of gulls it looked like someone was boiling water.
Will report back if I see anything. Winds light out of the WNW. Seas confused, WSW swell, 2-3. Sky overcast,with a few small showers expected throughout the day.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 6:31:31 AM

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Freddy JacK Eddy

Dfw, TX USA

Hey guys,
My buddies and I are headed down to Leeville
Friday-Sunday and we were just wondering if
anyone could give us a few pointers for fishing
the area.  We sure would appreciate any tips -
the reports are not as frequent as in the past it
seems.  Thanks, Fred

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 10:18:46 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

         TEAM JO-JO

Oneofthepack believes in the Easter Bunny for sure, as Loveofthepack , Grandkidsofthepack (Big William, Big Vienne) and Oneofthepack where having Easter breakfast at I-HOP (not my favorite place) got a call from the Easter Bunny, Big Bob Campbell, Bob had saw our post on RODNREEL,com requesting info on trolling Rattle Traps along the trestles in Lake P and wanted to know if Oneofthepack wanted to make a trip Monday, did not have to flip a coin for this decision, yes was the answer even before checking with Loveofthepack.

We were all set to meet at Dockside at 6:15 AM, Oneofthepack did not even have to bring nay gear, but I did bring my rod with H&H purple beetle on it, just in case.

SIGNS:

• Easter Bunny is for real
• All fisherperson on time
• Big Bob, Big Don, and Oneofthepack, loaded up Big Bob’s 20 SeaFox (nice rig), settle down for that long boat ride, (8 minutes) to the fishing hole.

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• Partly cloudy
• E.S.E. WIND 6-8 MPH
• Tide falling hard
• Cool Temps
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 3 minus
• Not many boats out

TECHNIQUE:

• Trolling Rattle traps, with a trailer
• Boat motoring around 2 to 2.3 mph
• Pool Stick for a rod, lead core line, swivel, leader (18 to 24”), leader, (18-24”) off rear ring of rear hook, to a #4 trouble hook, buried into a squid.
• Leave out about 40 to 50 yards on lead core line, or until you feel the bottom, reel in a little to keep it off the bottom
• Keep jerking your rod forward, than let the slack go back, then repeat this action jerk forward, slack back.

LURE DU JOUR:

3” H&H purple beetle never even hit the water

½ oz & ¾ oz rattle traps, silver with black back, or blue back, one even had a yellow belly. Color of the rattle trap did not make a difference, (Oneofthepack observation) it was all about the trailer.

We used squid trailers, sparkle green, glow white, Matrix Shad Tiger, Matrix shad Leon drop, H&H Cacohoe green with bright red tail, they all caught Silverwonders.

Big Bob had a special technique to string the Matrix Shad  trailer on a # 4 trouble hook, it work great.

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

Big Eastofmrog’s favorite 5 mile reef, back & forth, forth & back, east side with falling tide, west side with rising tide.

Stopped catching at 3:20 PM, called it a day, the Silverwonders where still very active when we left.

Big Dudley showed up around 2:30 PM, along with a few other boats, check your tide charts and see if there is any rhyme or reason for them to show up at that time.
They where casting and retrieve along the trestles.

OUR REWARD:

• Lived to fish another day
• (41) Silverwonders (6) throw backs
• (5) Flounder (caught on Rattle traps)
• (6) Bottoms Lost rattle traps
• Good food and drinks as provide by Big Bob
• Relaxing day on the water with Big Bob & Big don, two of the best trolling fisherpersons Oneofthepack knows
• Made 2 new friends thanks to rodnreel.com, also met Big Walter wt DockSide, me think he is going out tomorrow.
• Lean:
o Patient is needed, needed very much
o Persistence is needed, needed very much
o Once you hit a few keep working that area over back & forth
o Fish the whole trestles north to south and south to north east & west side
o Type pole to use
o Type reel to use
o Type Rattle Traps to use
o Type trailers to use
o Lead core line 19# test
o Leader to rattle trap 18# test
o Leader to trailer 17# test
o Trailer hook size # 4 trouble hook
o Lead core line is colored, let you line out 2 ½ colors on the reel.
o Go by Gus to Buy rig already made up
o Have plenty of rattle traps, trailers, leaders, and trouble hooks on board to deal with hang ups
o Saw my first lure retriever, Big Don hung up, put on the lure retriever, and bingo, lure was freed up, when I hung up all Big Don had to do was to reach for it, and I got un-hung, but the rest of the day the lure retriever did not work to well.
o Don’t leave home without the trolling rig
• Best fishing trip of my life, until eh net one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Oneofthepack jumped out first, and had a steady day, Big Don was doing his thing, and Big Bob, (had to keep the boat on the right path) was having little trouble hooking up. But as the day went on and we went through a real slow catching period and we entered the 3rd quarter, Big Bob was the man. Going into the final 4th quarter it was anybody claim to Fisherperson of the day, Oneofthepack luck ran out, Big Bob was on a few, but Big Don changed out his trailer and went to a 3” H&H green w/red tail cacohoe, and started to reel them in. Me think Big Don was our Fisherperson of the day for sure.

SUGGESTIONS:

Make a trip with a Master of trolling (like Big Bob & Big Don) if you new to trolling, let them have the day and make all the decisions, and learn as much as you can, listen to all the little special things they say and do, and someday we may be a Master of trolling,

Oneofthepack THANKS Big Bob and Big Don for letting me tag along, and for them sharing all the knowledge and knowhow of trolling  Lake P with me, my only wish is that they let Team Jo-Jo reciprocate with a trip on the Bay Flat Sr down in our Disney World known as Delacroix island any day they can make it.

It was a Happy Easter, hope to see all you fisherperson out and about, until then  :

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

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Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 5:58:20 PM

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dynamicdeepwater

Gulf of Mexico, LA USA

I constantly read these reports while I'm offshore, so I figured I would contribute.
I'm at MC 29, drilling in 2,000 ft of depth. Schools of Tuna have been visible off and on throughout the day. One sportfisher, the perro loco or something of that sort, trolled around with no luck. I believe the best strategy would be free lining.I will report back tomorrow morning on the current status in this area.

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 4:11:51 PM

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Capt. Frank Moore/Fish with the King

Shell Beach, LA USA

FUN FUN FUN!!! Had the pleasure of fishing today with Bob Dagenport, Bob Herbert, John Demarche, and Frances Weimar. The guys came in last night from Baton Rouge and Gulfport, MS and we got an early start. Second stop drags screaming in every direction again. We limited out on big reds with puppy drum mixed in. Talk about fun. We had a non stop action day catching a total of 8 reds we could keep. We turned at least 20 loose to fight another day. We filled the big box up to the top with little ice along with three 5 gallon buckets. The reds, heads, and drum were crazy in the sound today. I have a few openings this week and the weather looks great. Take a look at the pictures and give me a call. YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID!!!!!!!!!

GIVE US A CALL FOR PRICING AND TO BOOK YOU’RE NEXT FISHING ADVENTURE. OUR PRICE INCLUDES GAS, BAIT ICE, FISHING EQUIPMENT, AND FISH CLEANING!!!!!!!!

WE HAVE 4 BOATS WAITING TO TAKE YOU ON YOUR NEXT FISHING TRIP. WE HAVE ACCOMMODATIONS ON THE BAYOU FOR YOUR GROUPS. .

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

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

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Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 2:04:50 PM

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Capt. Frank Moore/Fish with the King

Shell Beach, LA USA

Here are the pictures from our catch yesterday!!
For charter info call 504-881-9966.

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Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 1:56:38 PM

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Troutmaster

slidell, LA USA

CCA meeting a the dock April 22 Tue. at 5:30. Capt Bubby Lamy ,Champion Trailers, and Sam Barbara, will talk about the STAR TOURNIMENT. FREE FOOD AND DRINKS  bring a friend. Tks Ron Harris 985-640-6405

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 11:48:13 AM

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Chris

Mandeville, La United States

In response to Will

Haven't been out that far yet, been staying inside catching reds the trout been tough for me so far this year but I think I'll be headed to the outer bays next time so would definetly like to know how you do out there.

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 10:20:53 AM

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Capt Chandler

Venice, LA USA

It's been awhile since I've posted so I figured now would be a good time since the winds blowing and I'm not fishing. Last trip I fished was Saturday, 4-12, the day before the front came through. The fishing was awesome! I had one guy come down that was eager to hammer on some yellow fins, and that we did! We had his limit of yellow fins in the boat, released two yellowfins and caught a few blacks to go along with them all in 2 1/2 hours of fishing! We headed in early with a full box of fish and one wore out fella! Fishing's great give me a call or check out the web site to book your trip now!

The fishing is the most consistent I've seen it this year, now is a great time to book a trip! Contact me for trip booking and special offers today!

Capt. Chandler Cataldie

318-730-4410

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36' Yellowfin Trip Yamaha 350

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Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 8:42:30 AM

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gtspeck

Kenner, La United States

In response to Scott

Yes you can by pass the built in tank with a seperate gas tank. If you plan on running the boat in the water recommend buying or if you know someone that has one, a  6 gallon marine gas tank.. You will need to connect it to the line going into the motor. I connected the one I used to the primer bulb.

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 5:27:36 AM

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Will

Metairie, LA USA

Heading to delacroix tomorrow morning ! Does
anyone have any reports for black bay?

Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 10:55:37 PM

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Capt. Johnny Nunez

Shell Beach, LA USA

Fishing Magician Charterswould like to wish everyone reading this a Happy Easter. My family took off today to spend some quality time together. We will be back on the water again this week. Keep watching for our reports. As you may have seen our emails were hacked, however, we are now in business again. We also have a boat slip with electric hoists, electricity, water, and cleaning tables for rent.

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

Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 8:42:23 PM

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Capt Moore / Fish With The King

Shell Beach , LA USA

SHELL BEACH REPORT !!!!!!!!! I have gotten behind on my reports but we have been catching limits of reds in the Biloxi Marsh about every time we fish. The number average from 15 to 25 along with drum and a few heads The fishwere caught on Campo's dead shrimp and a popping cork. Today I had the pleasure of fishing with Rick and Jenny with their sons Ryan age 9 Brandon age 15 from Gonzales Louisiana. Jenny's father Jack was in town from Nebraska. They wanted to show Jack the kind of fish and we have here in southeast Louisiana. Kevin and Karla also jumped on to give me a hand on the boat. It was a perfect day so we went for the Sound. In no time we had to drags screaming in different directions. Talk about fun !!!!! We limited out on big Reds catching a total of nine that we could keep. Lost track of how many we turn loose. We also had a nice box of heads and puppy Drum. Check out the picture below and give us a call. We are on a good fish bite. The speckled trout should show up within the next 30 days. Give us a call. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID !!!!!!!! >

WHY WOULD YOU DO ANYTHING BUT FISH WITH THE KING!!!!!! ONE CALL THAT’S ALL WE WILL DO THE REST !!!!!!

GIVE US A CALL FOR PRICING AND TO BOOK YOU’RE NEXT FISHING ADVENTURE. OUR PRICE INCLUDES GAS, BAIT ICE, FISHING EQUIPMENT, AND FISH CLEANING!!!!!!!!

WE HAVE 4 BOATS WAITING TO TAKE YOU ON YOUR NEXT FISHING TRIP. WE HAVE ACCOMMODATIONS ON THE BAYOU FOR YOUR GROUPS. .

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

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

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STOP THE DEVERSIONS!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN REBUILD A LOT MORE LAND WITH DREDGES IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND SAVE BILLIONS DOING IT. WE NEED TO SAVE OUR FISHERY BEFORE ITS TO LATE !!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 6:55:44 PM

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eastofmrgo

slidell, la Unknown

In response to Scott

Thanks Scott,  
really not ready to start dealing with the slime bombs just yet. I caught a nice FW cat a few weeks back and would like to think that's what this was.  
Buddy

Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 6:33:29 PM

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Scott

Denham springs, LA USA

Yes all catfish will slime your line but none as
bad as a gaftop

Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 6:00:23 PM

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Scott

Denham springs, LA USA

Yes all catfish will slime your line but none as
bad as a gaftop

Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 6:00:22 PM

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eastofmrgo

slidell, LA USA

Friday fishin was not part of the “honey do” plan , so today had to do,(Happy Easter ),after talking to a Crabber Saturday night, I still wanted to make a short trip to the east end of lake Pontchatrain. The pearl river water he said made it’s way there was thick. I tried a spot along some pilings, with only one  red to show for a lot of casting. Headed to the twin span and found some fairly slow moving ,cleaner water and caught a flounder. Stayed in that area till 10 when I called it a trip. Tried Kamikaze Matrix under a poppin cork, dark Green matrix and purple beetle on 3/8oz round white jig head. Poppin cork did in the red and the rest was a toss up,  tight lined. Water temp was back down to 62 in the Rigolets and 65 in the lake. Water clarity was a 2 at the east shore and 4 at the bridge. Light NE wind 5-10 and a steady falling tide. Fished from 7-10 and ended with:
5 specks 14-16”
1 -Red -17”
1 - flounder
1 - fought it, but never saw it, but 2ft of slime on the line hinted at gaff top. (Do fresh water cats slime a line like that?)

We need warm, dry weather bad.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 5:54:04 PM

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Scott

Denham Springs, LA USA

Might have a fuel tank problem with a built in fuel
tank can it be checked by just putting fuel line in
a fuel jug or woukd it have to be a outboard fuel
tank just to check to see if old fuel tank is
sucking air

Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 5:30:09 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

            TEAM JO-JO
           Saturday Trip

Good Friday was a success, we must have had well over 100 plus family & friends show up for the annual Family get together, Big Bubba orchestrated the event at his home on Plaza Drive in Chalmette from noon to dark thirty.

After assisting with cooking all day Oneofthepack was a little tired and decided to sleep in Saturday, got  up at 7:30 AM looking for something to do. Big Ronnie could not go, (4) fisherperson at the party said they would like o make a trip, but all could not go Saturday, so I called Big Rusty knew he would not let me down.

SIGNS:

• Late start
• Saw 10 – 15 boats lined up along the trestles as we rode down to our Disney World known as Delacroix Island.
• Stopped at Waffle House in Chalmette for breakfasts
• Fisherpersons & crabberpersons where stacked up all along Hwy to Delacroix, from Riggio to Lionel’s
• Made sure I had the plug in the Bay Flat Sr before lowering her into the water
• Not many boast out, in the evening we had the whole area to ourselves
• Timed it perfect to catch the evening falling tide

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• N.N.W. wind 12-15 mph steady
• Cool temps
• Sunny & clear
• Tide rising all day, stopped at 4 started to show signs of coming in around at 4:15 PM
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a 3 minus, clear but sandy looking
• Tide and wind in opposite directions

TECHNIQUE:

• Find spot numbers with wind to our back and anchor up cast & retrieve, most Silverwonders caught this way
• Tight line on the bottom let the current move the lure along and giving it a little twitch ever now and then.
• Bits where hard to feel, you never got a tap, line would get heavy, just had to set the hook every time you THOUGHT you had one on.
• “OAK RIVER TROLL” caught a few, tide and wind in opposite directions this condition was not conducive for Silverwonders.

LURE DU JOUR:

• 3” H&H purple beetle matched up with H&H ¼ oz round white head proved to be the best today.
• But the Lemon Drop Matrix Shad matched up w/H&H ¼ oz round white head w/gold hook did some damage
• Big Rusty managed to get a few on the 3” H&H purple beetle with white tail, matched up with H&H 1/4oz round white head w/gold hook.

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:

#5(1)T6,45,46,47,48,49,49A(15)t,13,13,21,25,25,24,23,22(3)t,17,19,18(7)t,18A,18B,61A,61B.64,64A,64(1)t,63,61A,61,21,(4)t,22,23, stopped fishing at 4:40, Big Rusty said he had enough, headed the Bay Flat Sr north, and 20 minutes latter we were at Lionel’s.

OUR REWARD:

• Got to sleep late
• Lived to fish another day
• (31) Silverwonders 20 throw backs
• (2) Oyster shells
• (3) Sticks
• (2) Bottoms
• (1) Bushel of grass
• Relaxing day on the water with Big Rusty, one of the best Yankee fisherpersons I know.
• Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Big Rusty caught the first keeper Silverwonder, biggest Silverwonders, almost the most Silverwonders, and he caught the first ever of its kind that I have ever seen caught, the front seat, almost broke his pole in half with the sidearm cast, so without any doubt, Big Rusty was Fisherperson of the day for sure.

SUGGESTIONS:

Me think we missed the bits for the day, both the morning and evening, we were in good shape for our crazy 15 minutes, but needed to fish another hour or so to get the tide falling a little faster, as for the morning we will never know because we had a late start. You might want to do what we normally do get a early start and fish your way until / into the crazy 15 minutes of catching.

Keep moving, we could not find them stacked up anywhere, but did manage to catch 1 or 2 at each spot, suggest you find areas where the water is chocked down, and tide is morning good around a point and / or coming out of a cut or pass.

5 Am, should be going fishing, but HAPPY EASTER, thinking of taken the family to Waffle House for brunch, see all you fisherperson out and about, until, then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 5:14:37 AM

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Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service

Venice , LA USA

Friday evening a couple of guys wanted me to
take them out in the sideways rain and wind. I
thought we would be lucky if we caught anything,
but I found a quiet little pocket and we had a
pretty decent evening, considering.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 2:32:26 AM

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pat sanders

shreveport, LA USA

IN RESPONCE TO MIKE ON COASTAL RENEWAL:
mike i'm a coalition member and because
i don't live down there my question
is:what is being done about marsh
restoration right now,whether it's right
or wrong.it seems like we are stuck in
arguments and political bs as usual.
thanks:  pat sanders

Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 8:30:01 PM

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Tommy J

Harvey, LA USA

Launched out of Breton Sound Marina.
Mr. Glen was there helping everyone as usual.

We bought 25 cacahoes, but that was too many for today.

We headed towards Bay Eloi, but once we were there, we decided to head back towards Bayou La loutre.  Too many white caps in the Bay Eloi area.

Stopped at Blind Lagoon.
1 large redfish.

Headed to Stump Lagoon and fished Muscle Bay areas.

We caught a few trout, but not anywhere close to a limit.

We did better than I was expecting for this time of the year.

Best trip of my life until the next one.

Wind was pretty strong all day.

Still cold on the water early in the morning, so bundle up before you get on the water this time of the year.

Also use plenty of Sunscreen as I forgot since I was cold.
All red when I got home.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 7:38:36 PM

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Louisiana Fishing Charters

Delacroix, LA USA

The fishing in Delacroix was great today
and stay the same for the next few days.
It started off slow with small fish but
finished the day with a 100 trout and
limit of Bull Reds.Fished 3 ft under a
cork with matrix shad.
If you like fast action then call us to get in on these great days at 504-669-
1263 or check out are website at
www.La-Charters.com

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 7:23:05 PM

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Sunkist

Shell Beach, la Unknown

In response to DJ

Won't be a problem as long as you know
the route. If you veer of course only a
little in some spots you will be hitting
serious land!

Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 5:04:17 PM

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sal Iannazzo

Metairie LA 70005, LA USA

did anyone fish today??

Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 4:42:23 PM

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Scott

Denham springs, LA USA

Anyone know why a 1995 mercury 225 would
have weak fire

Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 11:52:09 AM

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mike

abita springs, LA USA

Does anyone know how to mount an uniden vhf radio into the dash? i have only  a surface mount bracket.  Is a flush mount bracket made?

Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 9:56:43 AM

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Gary Fishaholic

Chalmette, La United States

In response to Capt. George Ricks / GET-AWAY CHARTERS

Thanks for your response George and for your continuing effort's to save our marsh and wetland's. I went to the website and signed the petition I do care about our marsh and wetlands. So I do thank you and Mike for your effort's. Hoping to go fishing today or tomorrow evening in my favorite fishing hole Delacroix waiting to hear from a friend if he can go or not. I have gone alone before but just not as much fun and since I don't tournament fish anymore what's the point. I do believe you and applaud you for your research but still don't like the billboard. Hopefully see you out and about on the water till then good luck to all on your next fishing trip's.

Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 7:39:24 AM

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Vaughn Bartholomew

New Orleans, LA USA

Do any of you guys know if the small yellow "chair" rigs located ENE of the end of the short rocks before Katrina are still there? Looking to make a trip out there in May. Thanks for responding.  

Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 10:04:45 PM

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Capt. George Ricks / GET-AWAY CHARTERS

Hopedale/Delacroix, LA USA

In response to previous post:

Here is a copy of the ORDINANCE passed by Plaquemines Parish on March 13th.

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Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 9:14:04 PM

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