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Ole School

Elmers Island USA, LA Unknown

In response to Capt. Kerry Audibert-Ought To Be Fishing Charters

Capt. Kerry is the Man!  How do you do it
day in and day out?  Please help us lowly
fishermen!  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 9:05:30 PM

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Mighty3

Covington , LA USA

As a hard core marsh fisherman living North of Covington, fishing areas from the Causeway, down to Lake Borne via the Chef was always my go to plan A and ALWAYS produced a mess of fish. A few years back, when folks asked why don't you   fish down in Brenton more, my response was, "why should I run or drive further to fish other areas down south when I could always count on a good box of Trout, Reds, Flounder and even a few triple tail up here?" Hey the occasional trip to learn  Brenton Sound, Venice and other areas was always a treat, but that is a long drive to catch just as much as I used to catch up here. Still catch a few good fish at certain times of the year, (no skunk in the boat just yet)and usually come home with enough for a fish fry. With the MRGO closure, the massive rains and lower salinity, the catch has been off up here as most already know. When talk of MRGO closure started, I did a simple evaluation of the lake, my usual fishing grounds and history. With all of the factors, I will say now as I did a few years back, with the closing or MRGO and river water. "In a few years you will not see trout stacked up on the causeway as they were in the past and will be LUCKY to catch trout, reds or flounder west of the I-10 Bridge." I honestly feel out massive brackish lake will be back to the muddy fresh water from days past. I will stand by that statement and will also change with the times. Still hard core with artificial lures only (Until they ban lead heads and plastic jigs) Actually folks are talking about that in other States. But are settling with teaching fishermen how to properly dispose of plastic jigs... What a crock...
I will do what I did when I moved back home from overseas 12 years ago, hire guides in the areas on the occasion to help me learn the areas, update the chip in my GPS and just plan to leave my boat further down south so I am not towing a boat for 2 hours, wearing out tires and wheel bearings.
I am not much of a fresh water fishing fan and folks regardless if you disagree or get pissed at that comment that is where we are headed. Just my 2 cents and I know that there are many others that will agree with that. So stop and think about it when you look at all the grass up here, lower catches from sportsmen as well as our commercial folks. Still going to keep trying to catch until I have to go further south. Hope by then I will have spent more time to know those areas like I do the ones here close to home.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 8:57:27 PM

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Dutch Pager

Mandeville, LA USA

Yes,Old Times- Perhaps there are some things
now better than the "old Days".  But, the old days
were not that bad.  For our weekend in the Biloxi
Marsh, Bayous Biloxi, Magill and False Mouth in
1962.  Our cabin cruiser was docked at Harbor
Inn, Rigolets.   That was 52 years ago.   The
supplies were -- 2 cases can beer-$9.80--1 case
soft drinks-$1.20--250# ice-$2.50--8 qts oil-$5.20    
131.2 gallons gas @ 34.96=$45.80--500 live
shrimp-4 cts = $20.00      We towed 2 - 16ft
cypress skiffs with center live wells.  On arrival,
would nose the boat in and throw anchor into
marsh.  Then put small outboard on each skiff.  
Our fishing was always within a mile of the boat.
Then the bayou marsh we anchored in, now,
there is no marsh seperating the Bayou from the
lagoon.which we entered from a small bayou  
Just a large bay.   You also had to enter Magill
thru Bayou Biloxi .   Now there is a very large
opening East of Bayou Biloxi, where even a
large boat can navigate thru.  Yes, the Marsh
areas have changed so much over the years.
But, the fishing is still there for one to enjoy.  So,
go after them, respect other Anglers,  Take a Kid
fishing--[ "Spending time with children is more
important than spending money on children."  
(Antoine Williams)  ]                  Yes, at age 89.7,
I have been granted Good Health, Wonderful
Wife, Jane  and I enjoy the  monthly Charter with
Captain Mike Gallo.   Remember- it is called -
Fishin, not catchin.     Have a nice day and stay
Safe.   "DUTCH"

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 8:25:44 PM

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The Old Days More info on Save the Marsh Foundation

LaPlace, LA USA

Readers, we announced the start of a Petition on July 9th to URGE Chalmette Refining to resume the manufacture and sale of non ethanol gas from their refinery's truck rack in Chalmette.

Over the first week, we were having an average of 100+ signatures per day. At that rate, I felt we would have well over 1,000 signatures by now. It is now 14 days since we launched the Petition, but have ONLY 625 signatures as of today. The rate of sign up has slowed to a CRAWL!

I can't predict if this petition will be successful in convincing Chalmette Refining management to re-consider their position and resume the manufacture and sale of non ethanol gas from their refinery truck rack. BUT, if we do NOTHING, they will interpret the "PUBLIC OUTCRY" has died down and they will NOT return to making EO. RodnReel has tens of thousands of readers each and every day. We should be getting much more signatures than we have currently. PLEASE spread the word and tell all your friends and neighbors about the petition AND, continue to call the Chalmette Refining Community Hotline and the other phone numbers I posted on my website. They need to hear from us LOUD AND CLEAR!

ALSO, please read letters which I sent to our Louisiana U.S. Senators and Representatives in Washington and another letter I am sending to the EPA Administrator tomorrow. The letters are posted on the website's "Pete's Articles" page.

The website is

www.PeteLandrysRealGas.com

THANKS for your help and support. Mike, is there a way that I am not aware of that you can help with this effort?

"Pete"

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 8:18:40 PM

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tigres

Abita Springs, LA USA

WHO WANTS TO START A PETITION FOR THE CORP TO OPEN UP A PORTION OF MRGO? that dam and diversions are making lake P a freshwater sewer  Years ago before MRGO we did not have the population we have today to polute the lake

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 8:16:54 PM

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Mighty3

Covington , LA USA

Sorry for the late post, but wanted to say a million thanks to Sea Tow New Orleans and Capt. Rod for helping out a member last Sunday (ME). Long story, but after a long day and super low tide, decided to run in via ... You guessed it "the Spoil Canal" to BSM. Ran it many times and on all tides, but as soon as I rounded the corner at the end of the shallow lake, my 21' bay stuck in the gumbo like a rock. It got Dark and although he gave it his best shot, Capt. Rod could not get to me as he had already come close to getting in a bind a few times himself. Called him and told him I had water and food so though it would be our best bet to wait it out for the night and give it a go in the light after the tide started to come back. Capt. Rod stayed in his truck at BSM to wait for first light and since my cell phone was dead, he continued to monitor me on the VHF.  About 0230 Monday I was able to get out, run back out to the MRGO in the blind to the cut through to Bakers.
Made a few errors in the Marsh to the entry to for the cut to Bakers, but finally got inside Bakers canal and back to BSM.
Folks, regardless if you fish a weekend here and there or stay on the water a few days a week like I do, the membership to Sea Tow is CHEAP insurance and certainly a peace of mind. Interestingly enough, 3 weeks ago, the starter on my 150 stuck when I was at the end of the long rocks. I looked at the membership and noticed it had just expired... Lucky I was able to get it up and running, but made sure that before I hit the water again I had renewed my membership just in case. Fortunately, I did renew just a week before this unfortunate event. Anyway, I wanted to say thanks to Capt. Rod and although many of us, including myself have fished from Lake P down to Venice never considered having Sea Tow coverage. I promise you, I would NOT hit the water without it. From towing in more boats over the years than I could honestly count, know I will not with the water without Sea Tow coverage. Rather have it and hope to never use it than need it and NOT have it. I will chime in more on my MRGO comments, area knowledge and boating skills, but if this message gets just one person to see that having this coverage is just as if not as much of importance to having insurance for our boats. Many thanks. Mighty3

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 8:06:57 PM

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Hillrie Rouse

Biloxi, MS USA

What most of you don,t understnd is that obbemer hussin is going to do his will on this country---------He is the King He thinks we ae tottaly stupid do,t have a choice and if you vote democrat you are joining him----------Think about it-----------

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 7:09:15 PM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, La United States

In response to Barnacle Bill

          TEAM JO-JO

The Shoe fits, so I got to wear it.

Oneofthepack much prefers, “OLD FAT GRAY HAIRED GUY” but thanks for the compliments.

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & ALLofthepack

P.S.

Oneofthepack and crew Big Donnie & Big Dax will be out and about in the Bay Flat Sr tomorrow, running around our Disney World known as Delacroix Island in search of the redskins w/dots.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 5:46:43 PM

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Capt. Kerry Audibert-Ought To Be Fishing Charters

Hopedale/Delacroix, LA USA

WEAR TEK TROUT…..

I had the pleasure of guiding one of my long time regular clients Bruce Bean of Wear Tek Inc. He always brings a great crew, gets Bubba to boil some bubba shrimp, hush puppies, fried fish, and is a master at homemade ice cream. These guys have been fishing with us for ten years and every time is a fun time! We all have a lot of fun carrying on! Special thanks to Capts. Jonathan and Danny. Day one we ended up with about 160 trout, some bulls and heads to boot. Day 2 was another good day to finish their 2 day hiatus from Alabama, 275 speckled trout later and wet ass on the way in. See ya in August guys!

All fish were caught with 13 Fishing Green Omen and Envy Rods teamed up with FINS WINDTAMER BRAID on live shrimp under corks.

Summer’s end is drawing near. Only a few dates left available in August. Make sure you don’t procrastinate getting your date and get left at the dock this year! Come see why we have such a repeat clientele and keep our groups coming back!

For reservations call, 504-259-5304 or feel free to email CaptKerry@bellsouth.net.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 4:24:41 PM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA United States

In response to Sunkist

Well, this is a fishing site, so first a quick report. We've made a couple of trips this summer and struggled with the low salinity, low water from west winds, and hot water which decreases the meatfish bite. Keeper trout are out of reach for us, although sometimes we play with nonkeepers to remember how the jolt feels. Generally, we've been getting a low number mix of sheephead, reds, drum, flounder and stray keeper trout. Last Sunday I played with a gator in Lake Coquille, who chased my cork. Their range is increasing. Boat is in the shop now for maintenance, waiting for an east wind or tropical system to push up water levels. HWY 1 crabbing is on the agenda. Can't wait for fall.

Regarding MRGO.....the Corp has sovereign immunity from damage, but they have been tasked with "restoring areas affected by the navigation channel (MRGO):. See

http://mrgo.gov/products/MRGO%20Chief%27s%20Report%20Signed%20and%20Dated%20092812.pdf

which is a different issue. In theory, a case could be made they have not met their obligations east of the dam. I'll leave it at that for hopefully someone else to tackle, but knowledge is power.

I attended some of the MRGO public meetings. I seem to recall a small boat passage (lift system?) was brought up, but deemed not feasible. It's very unlikely this was not brought up at one of the three meetings or in written comments, though. The transcripts for the public meeting are here if anyone wants to check:

mrgo.gov/ProductList.aspx?ProdType=study&folder=1339

Outlets connecting Bayou Pisana and/or Pointe en Pointe would partially restore the hydrology problem, and provide a boat outlet anyway. I presented a map of this idea at these public meetings, which of course they ignored.

Since none of this will probably happen, I'll just get my crab lines ready, and wish the next generation good luck. You're going to need it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 3:51:26 PM

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Capt. Christian

Slidell, LA USA

Winterlike low tides have had us responding to boaters stuck in the mud in the Spoil Canal everyday/night since Friday.  We deployed an airboat Friday evening to two members stuck 30 yards from each other, but the airboat was only able to free one of the vessels.  All parties were taken in safely to BSM, but we had to go back the next morning at high tide to get the other members vessel.  Last night we responded to a non member stuck in the same spot....we informed him that it may not be possible to get his boat, but we would try if he'd like and at least be able to get all persons off of the boat.....well thats exactly how it went and we were able to get his boat for him this morning at high tide. He is now a member......I highly reccomend the Standard Mapping chip when navigating this area, or just simply ask Glenn to show you the proper route on his map especially with these W, NW winds we've had this summer....or just simply avoid it if not sure and go around through Bakers..(a lil longer but worth the trip if unsure) Give us a call or go to www.seatow.com if you don't already have a membership.  Sea Tow New Orleans (504) 301-4545 Westbank (504) 433-4869

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 3:42:04 PM

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Louis Rossignol - Venice Guide Service

Kenner, LA USA

In response to Larry,

Going out of Baptiste Collete, take the pass to the left the whole way out. It's marked.

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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 2:21:11 PM

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John

Metairie, LA USA

Does anyone know where I can have my trail camera repaired?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 1:38:57 PM

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Barnacle Bill

Diamondhead, MS USA

Hey, look who's in dat boat!

Its the Michelin Tire Man!

NO, its the Pillsbury DoughBoy!

NO, its One Of The Pack!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 1:36:56 PM

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Capt Jack

st bernard, LA USA

Today Capt. Jack went out with  Norris, Keith, and Garrett Gremillian. The catch of the day was 5 trout 5 bull reds and one small red. Capt. Jack felt they should have went trout fishing because some guys went out and caught their limit on specks but they went on the outside and caught some reds instead. The weather was bad today but its looking like the the rest of the week has less chance of rain. If your ready to book a charter give us a call 504-342-2368 we also have lodging available and Remember we are the second launch in Delacroix Give us a call and come relax and enjoy a fun day of fishing. Also Capt. Jack is looking forward to fishing with Jordan Gremillian who is in Afghanistan at the moment but when he comes home we will be happy to see him at the dock. Jordan Capt. Jack and the crew down at Sweetwater Marina appreciate what you all do for our country so for that we would like to say thanks and cant wait to see you when you get back.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 1:20:42 PM

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Capt Jack

st bernard, LA USA

Today Capt. Jack went out with  Norris, Keith, and Garrett Gremillian. The catch of the day was 5 trout 5 bull reds and one small red. Capt. Jack felt they should have went trout fishing because some guys went out and caught their limit on specks but they went on the outside and caught some reds instead. The weather was bad today but its looking like the the rest of the week has less chance of rain. If your ready to book a charter give us a call 504-342-2368 we also have lodging available and Remember we are the second launch in Delacroix Give us a call and come relax and enjoy a fun day of fishing. Also Capt. Jack is looking forward to fishing with Jordan Gremillian who is in Afghanistan at the moment but when he comes home we will be to see him at the dock. Jordan Capt. Jack and the crew down at Sweetwater Marina appreciate what you all do for our country so for that we would like to say thanks and cant wait to see you when you get back.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 1:12:32 PM

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Sunkist

Shell Beach, LA United States

In response to Pat Fitzpatrick

Not a bad idea. Doubt it will happen
though unless the right people can make
boatloads of money doing it. As for
lawsuits, don't waste your time
anybody, the Corps is immune to any and
all lawsuits. This was just proven
again recently with the St Bernard
residents lawsuit which went all the
way to federal appeals court and won,
only to be struck down by attorney
general Mr Eric Holder himself(he
"suggested" that the appelate court
judges reconsider). Lawsuit claimed
that it was not a flood control project
that ruined the levees but a navigation
project(MRGO). A total of 8 judges
reviewed and agreed that the
residents(pre-Katrina)of St Bernard
were entitled to damages. Mr Holder
thought differently. Would have cost
the government nearly 10 Billion to pay
off. 10 years from now we will be
discussing how the diversions ruined
the marsh and grumbling over the fact
that NOBODY will be able to be held
accountable!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 12:52:42 PM

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Chadwick Tobler

New Orleans, LA Unknown

In response to Capt. Jerry Allen

Capt. Jerry:

I do quite a bit of tuna fishing out of Grand Isle, and
have decent success. Regrading your post the other
day, how do you go about catching disco minnows?

I use live bait all the time for tuna, but they are
usually either tuna cracks (caught around grass lines),
live pogies (when I can find and catch them) or small
hardtails.

Any help you can provide will be much appreciated!

Sincerely,
Chad

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 9:59:09 AM

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brother in law

Metairie, LA Unknown

In response to Pat Fitzpatrick

Pat, excellent idea! Reconnecting a natural bayou that was flowing before MRGO would be relatively cheap and something that they may actually do. Do you know if anyone is pushing to get that done? I would get behind something like that.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 9:53:48 AM

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Dave Wiseman

New Iberia, LA USA

Jim & I fished the east side of WCBB yesterday, keeping 7 nice reds.  All taken on Rattle Trap.  Water was clean and drinkable.

Be save on the water.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 9:37:56 AM

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trp

New Orleans, LA USA

The MRGO was pushed through by one of our
congressman to benefit one shipping company.
It was not put in for fishermen.
It was not maintained and destroyed the marsh with
salt water intrusion.
Too bad the government didn't have the money to fill
it in.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 9:36:56 AM

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Ron

Gretna, LA USA

tigres:  I asked the Corp of Engineers
about placing a lock in the MRGO rock dam
before the construction started. The
reply I received said Congress had voted
to de-commision the MRGO and no funds
were provided for a lock.  The Corp told
me that a lock requires ongoing funding
for lights, maintenance of the lock
mechanism, monitoring, etc. The Corp also
told me that during the public comment
period, no one mentioned placing a lock
on the dam.  I'm guilty of not attending
the meetings and suggesting a lock.  I
sure wish a lock or boat passage would
have been installed in the dam.     

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 9:23:52 AM

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MIke Lane - RodnReel.com

New Orleans, LA USA

If you thing the MRGO is responsible for lowering salinity it's only the beginning.

This maps show the END,

This is going to totally destroy out salt / brackish fisheries.

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God bless the victims and damn the people determined to destroy our world!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 9:07:42 AM

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tigres

Abita Springs, LA USA

Heres an Idea  remove a portion of the rock dam and put in a lock. this idea would let boats travel salt water travel and close off mrgo in storms just as the dam does

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 7:55:10 AM

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Scott

Denham Springs, LA USA

Can anybody tell me what the tide chart is for Point Aux Chene area. Also has the fish been on are off.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 7:40:35 AM

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Oneofthepack

Slidell, LA USA

         TEAM JO-JO

Just wanted to say thanks to all you rodnreel.com fellow fisherperson who offered suggestion on where Oneofthepack could purchase an oversize rain suite, and as requested by a few of you will let you know how our quest came out.

Ordered it Monday, received it Tuesday quick service it was. The company had rain suites up 8X, I ordered a 5X, don’t like anything tight on me, and needed it to fit over normal clothes. Good news it is BIG, and best of all I think Oneofthepack and Loveofthepack could fit in the pants & coat.


Rain suit is of high quality, full zipper, with over lap of zipper with velcrow tabs, has a rain hood, draw strings at wrist, and ankles, has ventilation openings with suite over laps to let it breath and keep the rain off.

Oneofthepack is very satisfied with the rain suite and look forward to using it on our next adventure.

Once again thanks to all who gave us suggestions.

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 4:26:40 AM

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Lewis burg

Mandeville, LA USA

Regarding the lake and croakers etc. I caught
three 15 inch croakers just a week ago fishing
the causeway. I also pulled my trawl mid lake
before season closed and caught 250 little
croakers and no shrimp.  The trout fishing has
been off this summer but the redfish and drum
action has been off the chain this summer. Been
catching 20-30 slot reds each trip until this past
weekend. The reason no one catches any
croakers anymore is because no one targets
them any more.  My daughter and I will
specifically fish for croaker with double bottom
rigs and fresh shrimp and catch all we want and
these are the filleting size. We need to stop the
diversions but the lake is fine right now except
for the exceptional amount of rain we have had.
That's not to say the government won't screw the
lake up at some point but right now it's fine. I've
attached photo of one of the big croakers I
caught last week. Hit a matrix shrimp creole.
Thought it was a red.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 11:53:55 PM

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Dr. Walt

Baton Rouge, LA USA

Great day of fishing with Capt Jody
Donewar. My neighbors Walt and Keen
really enjoyed the trip as this was the
first time they had fished with Capt.
Jody. I had fished with him several years
back.  We caught 100 trout and left them
biting.  They were some of the biggest
trout I have seen in a while.  If you
want a trip with a guide who is really
friendly to fish with, then you need to
call Capt. Jody. Thanks again Jody for a
day we won't forget. Say thanks again to
your great deckhand, Heather.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 9:24:17 PM

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Waterfowl Specialist Guide Service

Delacroix Island, LA USA

Today was a slow one but we still brought home 66
trout. We still have some days left open but they are
booking up fast. Also we are now scheduling hunts
for the 2014-2015 teal and duck season. Make sure
to come experience some of the finest duck hunting
Southeast Louisiana has to offer. If you would like to
schedule a trip or hunt you can contact Capt. Jimmy
Corley by phone at (504)258-4431,or by email at
cap.jimmy.corley@gmail.com. Also feel free to check
out our web site waterfowlspecialist.com

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 7:48:31 PM

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Pat Fitzpatrick

Slidell, LA Canada

In response to Team Last Stall

The Army Corps has plans with a seemingly eternal deadline of planting new cypress trees, and some possible marsh reclamation. They have put rock shorelines in many places. The dam has lowered salinities as planned.

However, the biggest fail is that the marsh east of the dam is still cut in two. Manmade land loss, and no hydrological flow like before. This also causes a dead zone each year and some fish kills. Its also inconvenient for fishermen (should we go north of the MRGO, or south? Can't do both).

And, sadly, no one but us criticizes it. The landowners east of the dam have a possibly winnable lawsuit just sitting in their laps, if they were bold enough to take it. The Corps has pledged to "restore" the region, and they have not done it. Filling in the whole canal is probably not feasible, but reconnecting Bayou Pisana, for example, is.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 6:30:24 PM

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Capt. Johnny Nunez

Shell Beach, LA USA

Fishing Magician Charters, LLC

Yesterday, we had three boats out. Capt. Jason had the pleasure of fishing with Ronnie and his son-in-law, J.T. They fished the edge of the Breton Sound catching 75 speckled trout while fishing 2' under a popping cork.

Capt. Jimmy also had an evening trip. They fished for about two hours before dark. The group(Phil, Wall, Ryan, and Nathan) enjoyed the chance to fish while the sun is setting.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of fishing with Bob, his wife, and son Matt. We fished the edge of the Breton Sound also, catching 75 trout. Everyone had a fantastic time.

Today I had the pleasure of fishing with my good friend Bill. We limited out on trout and got to spend a great time talking.


We still have a boat slip for rent. If you would like to see it just give us a call. The slip is right up the bayou from Campo's boat launch.

If you want to catch some fish and have some fun Fishing Magician Charters is the one. Give us a call you will never forget. We would love to introduce your young children to a day on the water also. There is nothing more rewarding than witnessing a child's thrill of pulling in their own fish.

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

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 6:24:52 PM

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Capt. Kerry Audibert-Ought To Be Fishing Charters

Hopedale/Delacroix, LA USA

3 STOP SHOPPING IN THE SOUND…..

I had the pleasure of fishing with Geoff Wilson, Jody Crawford, Jeremy Fontenot, and Greg Coco. We started out on an island on the edge of Chandeleur Sound and got into some pretty fish. They bit good for a bit and then slowed to a crawl. I moved us down the shore a little bit and got into another bite but the fish were significantly smaller. We picked through some, but they were dwindling the bait supply at a steady pace.

Seas were doable, so we shot out to a reef on the outside in about 8’ of water that I hadn’t fished this year. We got lucky as a blind hog. The fish were there and hungry!! Both top and bottom……it didn’t matter. In nothing short the crew polished off there limit and I jumped in and caught some for the lodge. We finished up with 125 trout and headed for the house.

All fish were caught with 13 Fishing Green Omen and Envy Rods teamed up with FINS WINDTAMER BRAID on live shrimp under corks and on 1/4 oz carolina rig.

Summer’s end is drawing near. Only a few dates left available in August. Make sure you don’t procrastinate getting your date and get left at the dock this year! Come see why we have such a repeat clientele and keep our groups coming back!

For reservations call, 504-259-5304 or feel free to email CaptKerry@bellsouth.net.

Also be sure to check out our website @ www.CaptKerry. net or www. OughtToBeFishing.com

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 5:54:30 PM

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Captain Devin

Slidell, LA USA

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Have you seen the crowdfunder for the Save Louisiana Coalition? It makes it easy to donate. Click the above link to learn more or just visit the SLC crowdfunder by clicking here.

I support the Save Louisiana Coalition!




Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 5:50:08 PM

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Mike Lane - RodnReel.com

New Orleans, LA USA

I am fishing this Sunday with Captain Jody Donewar.

Will be taking a lot of pics and a little video.

God willing we will catch plenty, but for sure we will have a great time.

I wonder how many of you know Jody and his wife Sandy are great cooks. Maybe we might even get a recipe after the trip. Stay tuned...

Mike

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 5:31:39 PM

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Captain Devin

Slidell, LA USA

Can someone tell me how many members are in the Save Louisiana Coalition? Just PM me.

Thanks!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 5:02:29 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

WHO DAT SAY NO BIG TROUT ON THE WEST SIDE!

This morning I had the pleasure to guide Walter, Walt, & Keen all from Baton Rouge, LA.

Thought I would head west of the Mississippi River to my old stomping grounds on Barataria Bay. Made our first set and put 70 fine Speckled Trout onboard. Made another set and finished the day at 11:15 am with 100 Beautiful Speckled Trout. The Trout today were some of the finest I have seen this summer. The guys used live shrimp under a popping cork for bait and I tightlined a Hybrid Flurry Keylime.

GREAT JOB GUYS! THANKS AGAIN!

GREAT JOB BY MY DECKHAND HEATHER AGAIN TODAY!

Capt. Jody Donewar

504-453-1519

CaptainJodyDonewar.com

www.thedeltamarina.com

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WE HAVE ONLY ONE DAY LEFT IN JULY OPEN FOR FISHING!

MONDAY JULY 28 IS OPEN AT THIS TIME!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 4:33:14 PM

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Capt. Jody Donewar

New Orleans / Empire / Buras, LA USA

YESTERDAY JULY 21

Had the pleasure to guide Gilbert, Norris, Joe & Warren, all from New Orleans.

We left out of Delta Marina early heading east of the river with a rainy breezy morning.

We never could get on a good Speck bite so we beat the bushes to catch Redfish.

Using shrimp under a cork the guys had a fun day catching a mix of Speckled Trout, Black Drum & Redfish.

THANKS AGAIN GUYS!

Capt. Jody Donewar

504-453-1519

CaptainJodyDonewar.com

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 4:09:36 PM

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Capt Moore / Fish With The King

Shell Beach , LA USA

FUN DAY AT THE BEACH !!!!!!! Had the pleaser
if fishing today with Rickey h myrt Ronnie Linda.
The group came in from spring hill la for 2 days
of fishing. Today was a good day. We caught
their limit of 100 specklef trout  Kerry and Harry
both called me and said they were on good trout
bites. Thanks guys. All the fish were caught on
campos live shrimp and a cork. We fished Breton
sound on a picture perfect day. We are back At it
tomorrow and will post a report. Charter info 504
881 9966 deluxe over nights on the bayou. Show
up with a smile we will do the rest.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 3:53:40 PM

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Manatee

Mandeville, LA USA

Re: grass in ponds.  Just wait for a minimal tropical storm at it will all be dead and the duck hunters will be complaining.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 2:59:59 PM

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Team Last Stall

Hahnville, LA USA

I usually just stick to posting fishing reports, but in reference to the MRGO, the fresh water is coming.

A few weeks ago we bow fished Lena’s Lagoon and it was full of grass like in Delacroix.

Take a look below at the Army Corps of Destruction’s plan for the MRGO.

http://mrgo.gov/

The Corps’s impact studies have been completed and it’s just a matter of funding for the projects to begin.

Team Last Stall

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 1:18:15 PM

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Ole School

Elmers Island USA, LA Unknown

In response to KingFish

The croaker and other by catch is being
decimated by the shrimp trawl.  But we
must have fried shrimp!
Cheers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 12:56:28 PM

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trp

New Orleans, LA USA

KingFish

St. Tammany doesn't want to put levees at the lake
like Orleans and Jefferson.
Kevin Davis sunk barges I believe in Isaac to cut down
flow.

Pat Brister claims she has asked the corps for such
structures.

The lake would be like an Audubon Park lagoon.
Never ever mention where Lake Maurepas water
would go?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 12:24:33 PM

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tj

ob, MS USA

quick report as promised      rough seas 4 to 6 ft  building  to  8 s   capt  beachs  new  boat  is  a  beast 37 ft  freeman  with out  that  boat  we  could  not  have  fished    we  went  6 for  6  on  yellows  with   3 over  100 lbs     we  were  winded  out   on  day   2  in  my  boat  did  not  even   try    no  KINGS  to  report   and   i  knew  where   to  get   them     i really  hate  that     saw  very  few tuna  busting   casted   all  day  with  only  bobos  to  show  for  it     going  next  week   will  report   then     tj   jiggin  em  up

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 12:12:05 PM

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KingFish

Biloxi, MS USA

TRP- Why would they want to close the Rigolets and the Chef? That would make it a big pond?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 10:56:57 AM

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TRP

New Orleans, LA USA

Lake Pontchartrain thrived until the early 60s.
The MGRO caused the flow of excess salt water into
the lake.
Development in East Jefferson caused not only fresh
water but sewerage discharge. (I believe they are still
under federal watch for this.)
The poorly planned growth  on the north shore in
regard to water runoff and sewerage treatment has
increased fresh water flow into the lake.
Ranch run off along the rivers once was the only
danger to the lake.
Now there is an imbalance of fresh water in the lake.

The MRGO, perhaps the worst ecological nightmare
to the marsh, was closed because of the harm caused
by Katrina surge and the fact that MRGO wasn't being
used anymore.
Container ships had gotten too big for the Industrial
Canal.

The death blow to the lake will be if north shore
politicians get closures at the Chef and the
Rigolettes. This will restrict the original salt water
tidal flow for the lake.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 10:42:42 AM

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KingFish

Biloxi, MS USA

On Lake P-When I was a kid we would go over to N.O. ALL the time. We would go to Pontchartrain Beach and parents would buy liquor at Schwegmann's. Mom would not let us in the Lake but we could fish. Caught LOTS of big croakers and some trout but Mom wouldn't let us keep them because the Lake was "nasty". And it was. Now its clean thanks to a lot of effort and common sense. But the big croakers are gone....I fish in SE Louisiana a lot now and I estimate I buy 2000 to 3000 croakers a year for bait. How many others are just like me buying croakers? Just do the math man.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 10:33:59 AM

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brother in law

Metairie, LA Unknown

In response to Ron

No matter what side of the diversion debate you are on, any reasonable person should have figured out by now that a diversion at Violet is a waste of money. The wall and the dam took care of the salt in that area.
The problem is the Corps and reasonable have never got along very well.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 8:54:39 AM

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brother in law

Metairie, LA Unknown

In response to pat sanders

To Pat and everyone else:
First of all, I don't claim to have the answers and I'm just confused as most. But I want everyone to consider two facts. One, before Hurricane Juan (mid 80's?), I used to bass fish in the marsh between the Chef and the Rigolette, so that marsh was fresh for quite a while even with the MRGO. Two, before the MRGO, they use to catch Tarpon in Lake Pontchartrain. Where did the salt come from? What does that mean, hell I don't know, but there is always multiple factors for all of this stuff.
My theory on the lack of croakers in the lake is 30+ years of shell dredging.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 8:42:37 AM

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Manatee

Mandeville, LA USA

Re: Lake P. something NO one has mentioned is the prevailing WEST wind we have had this and last couple of years.  If we were in the typical easterly pattern the lake would be full of salty water, bait and fish.  Also one of the components of Lake P. that I  grew up with are almost completely gone in large portions of the lake surrounding the Seabrook area and those are Rangina CLAMS.  These filter the water but were KILLED by too much SALT water.  Natures timeline for healine this along with the loss of virtually all wetlands on southshore might have something to do with the decline is fish and crabs.  

Another note on crabs, they spawn way up in the marshes along the north shore where I catch bass....just sayin.  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 8:34:23 AM

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LARRY

Slidell, LA USA

I am looking to try new areas for fishing in the Venice ares.  It looks like there are 3 passes out of Baptiste Collette.  Which pass can you use to get out to the Gulf and is it marked?  Any help is appreciated.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 6:48:24 AM

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Cast and Blast Charters-Captain Chris Pike Jr

Delacroix, LA USA

Cast and Blast!!!

The weather has finally started to level off after a weekend washout and we will be back at it tomorrow. The fishing has continued to gradually get better and better and it looks like August and September will be the "bust out" month down here in Delacroix. August is always my favorite month for fishing Black Bay and Breton sound as the trout will go deeper, and concentrate more, and bite hard but early. I have some days left this month and a couple for August. If you'd like to get on the trout before they transition in the fall don't wait too long! I have a cancellation for this coming Friday the 25th if anyone would like to make a trip, the weather looks good and the rain shouldn't be a problem. I have a package available for a group up to 4, everything included except your fishing license, and lodging so CALL NOW!

Also, the Duck season calendar is open and I'm starting to take reservations. The Teal season is September 13-28, with only 3 weekends, if you'd like a weekend day, book ASAP. If you'd like a fishing trip, a duck hunt, or a "Cast and Blast" please check out my website at www.LaSaltwaterFishing.com and Call now!!!

Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 9:58:23 PM

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