Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Yeah, Sir Walter Scotts insight rings true for interpersonal relationships, but when it comes to speckled trout fishing, the Scottish writer can stick that nonsense in his bait bucket.
Is there anything better than the fast action of a spring bream bed? The big redears we call shellcrackers in South Louisiana and chinquapin up north go to the warming shallows first, followed by bluegill and other sunfish.
When that happens, its time to take advantage of the golden opportunity to battle big panfish on a fly rod or ultra-light spinning gear.
Filling the cooler with chunky bull bream can work up an appetite, remedied by a fish fry at sundown. Its just one more reason to love spring in the South.
The day started out, well, rough. I hadn't slept well at all, and then I lost an altercation with a coffee cup. I was left teary-eyed as the hot liquid dripped out of my close-cropped hair and down my face.
We are constantly bombarded by television and radio commercials commanding us to ACT NOW BECAUSE THIS OFFER WONT LAST LONG!
Although I hate to have to conjure up a picture of such gullibility, I cant help but see an image in my mind of people running to their phones. I mean, this particular technique has to work or else marketers wouldnt continue to use it.
Therefore, it is with much annoyance and even more embarrassment that I pass along the following information: The white perch have been up shallow at Lake DArbonne, and if you dont act now, it will be too late because this offer wont last long.
The Atchafalaya Basin and google-eye bream just kind of go together — like grits and eggs or beans and rice. I was in the saddle with the old Atchafalaya Basin pro, Jim Looney, the author or four books on fishing bass and an astounding seven books on fishing for bream and sac-a-lait in the huge swamp. After a short jaunt north from the Belle River public landing, Looney took a hard right into the 21-inch pipeline canal, the main thoroughfare to get deeper into the Basin that Looney always refers to as the “Spillway.”
It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out how myths began centuries ago when the human race was as sophisticated as the average corn cob.
For instance, we all know that stuff has a tendency to fall down, so the entire earth must be subject to the same laws of physics. Therefore, there obviously must be a giant god named Atlas who holds up the earth on his back.
The broad-shouldered man actually tiptoed when he moved around in his boat. Being quiet, he explained, is real important when you are fishing for bull bream in shallow, clear water.
We were indeed in shallow water 2 to 3 feet deep. Through the tea-colored water, multiple, round plate-sized bream beds could be seen as dark blotches on a lighter bottom. A resident male bluegill was likely hovering over or around the nest, guarding it against intruders that could eat his eggs or young.
Pelayo punched his iPhone, put it to his ear, and discovered that his cousin Becky and her husband Al planned a trip down from New Jersey for Memorial day weekend. They hadnt been down since the Saints Super Bowl, and Pelayo seemed pleased.
Great! he replied. Well make a side trip to Docs Cocodrie camp for some fast and furious school speck action. Yall remember that from a few years ago. This time of year its a slam-dunk a no-brainer in the upper Lake Pelto Area. Well have another short boat haul, get into some school specks under the birds for some action-packed fishing then enjoy some great eating!
Its axiomatic that you never leave feeding fish to find feeding fish.
That old adage might make a great bumper sticker, but youll never find it on Capt. Chad Billiots truck.
The Houma Indian, a veteran of 23 years of guiding in the Timbalier and Barataria basins, spent a picture-perfect, flat-calm, Chamber-of-Commerce morning last May fishing several islands and platforms in Timbalier Bay looking for bait.
Grass equals bass. Now thats an angling axiom you can take to the bank.
However, fishing grass does not necessarily ensure catching bass. Plain and simple: Fish utilize grassy cover for purely selfish reasons. However, anglers who show these fish the right looks can find a gold mine of opportunity hiding beneath the salad.
The weather should finally settle out this month, and that means bream will be teeming in the shallows.