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We have updated our posting form for the reports section of the site. We're hoping this new mobile friendly version will make it easier and it also allows you to post multiple photos to your report.

You can post youtube videos simply by pasting the URL into the video embed code box and you can attach multiple images just by clicking the add images button.

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November 17 at 11:07am
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
This more a safety issue, not fishing report. Up until now boaters used a light at all it was a hand help spot light and you would never point it at an oncoming boat. Now everyone is using high powered light bars to light up the world in front of them and not realizing what it does to oncoming boats until it happens to you. Way worst than someone not dimming lights on the road. I encountered it....  Read More
Yesterday at 7:04am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in South Central Louisiana
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Saw lots of geese today, they did not decoy awesome, I would rate it at 6 out of 10! Killed 10 Specks and 2 Snows! We had fun with the Keaty Family!
1 hour ago
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
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Well with a lost of 12 days of no ducks, the last 2 cold fronts push them down , this hunt was over buy 6:20 a mix of dogs, teal , ring necks and grays
November 25 at 1:11pm
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Good morning in Dularge. I launched at Falgout around 5:30 a.m.. My first stop was in Lake De Cade. I fished the current lines for a few minutes with only a small number of small trout, no keepers. I made my way thru Raccourci Bay fishing a couple spots with no luck. By 8:30 a.m. I was in Lake Mechant. I didn't see many birds working bait, so, I started to checkout some of the smaller inlets on....  Read More
November 22 at 9:31am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
Last Minute Opening for Tomorrow or Sunday!

Due to a cancellation I have a blind open for the
next 2 days! The hunting is fantastic and the
fishing is at its best, so pick your pleasure! Don't
miss out, CALL ASAP!

Please check out our website at
www.LaSaltwaterFishing.com or Call at
5 hours ago
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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
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7 hours ago
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Bass Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
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I caught em near the cracker head in lake verret around noon on thanksgiving day on spinner bait! 5lb8oz!
15 hours ago
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Public Lands in Morgan City in South Central Louisiana
A buddy an I are looking to try something new by making a hunt in the Atchafalaya Delta area. I have a small boat with a 25 hp outboard and a pirogue. I was wondering if we could access the area with this setup and if so, where do I launch from?
November 19 at 8:35am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Leeville / Golden Meadow in Southeast Louisiana
Dear Capt. Paul,

I have a Humminbird Helix 5 Sonar/GPS and was wondering if your chips were compatible? Also we would like to update our maps what program would you recommend?

Thank You,

Miles B.
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Response by Captain Paul
16 hours ago
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Miles B ~

I do not provide physical memory cards or “Chips” of maps. The CAPTAIN PAUL FISHING EDGE programs are electronic downloads of fishing waypoints. These files area downloaded into your computer, then using a manufacturer’s data transfer program, in your case HUMMINBIRD PC, to view and transfer the data on to a spare memory card which is then loaded into your GPS unit. I have files written in the required Humminbird protocol for their data files.

As for the actual mapping, Humminbird units can ONLY use those specific mapping programs that are designed for their units. For marine use they specify certain models of Navionics mapping.

Go to the Humminbird web site (www.humminbird.com) and search for mapping accessories for your unit. Before making up your mind, go to a stocking Humminbird dealer and actually view the maps in a GPS unit like the one you have. Zoom in on your fishing areas and see if the map meets your fishing and navigation needs.

Captain Paul
November 24 at 12:11pm
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Fishing in Lafitte in Southeast Louisiana
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Good news the trout fishing has been great and shrimp have been all over the place. Bad news East winds have been blowing like crazy. I have been fishing for many years and this time of year we get strong North and NW winds then a few days of high pressure and no wind. Not this year where are these strong east winds coming from and what is the cause. One thing for sure the marsh will have plenty....  Read More
17 hours ago
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Myrtle Grove / Port Sulphur in Southeast Louisiana
Dear capt. Paul

I'm looking for old date mapping. I would like to frame an aerial satellite map of Southeast louisiana from 60's,70's,80's,90's. I want something to reference what the coastal marshes my father, grandfather, and I fished when we grew up. Furthermore, I would like to frame this and hand it on the wall of my home. 3ft by 5ft would be great.

Where would I be able....  Read More
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Response by Captain Paul
17 hours ago
Try Fishing Map Center AKA TOM DUNNE
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Fishinmachine21 ~

You may want to try reaching TOM DUNNE of The Fishing Map Center at 985-781-7906 email

He may have exactly what you are looking for. If not, try the USGS Topographical archives in Denver Colorado. And any Print on Demand NOAA contractor can print old NOAA Charts for you. There are others, but Baker Lyman in Metairie is one.

I am interested in how you make out. Please let me know.

Captain Paul
November 23 at 2:30am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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Opinions...this hen was taken today. Came in with a big greenhead (both stayed)! Strongly resembles a hen mallard except for:

Speculum a little on green side (not very evident in photo) not quite as blue as true hen mallard

White wing bars not as heavy and distinct as true hen mallard

Bill has more of an olive color, not the orange of a true hen mallard

Thinking a....  Read More
November 22 at 5:30pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Leeville / Golden Meadow in Southeast Louisiana
Can you provide the coordinates for Little Grey Duck Lake and Grey Duck Lake in the Golden Meadow/Catfish Lake Area?
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Response by Captain Paul
17 hours ago
Grey Duck lake
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ RESPECKTER ~

The area you describe is, I believe a common name for Bay Courant.

According to a story published on the Louisiana Sportsman Magazine Web site titled “The time is right to catch speckled trout south of Golden Meadow,” by Anthony Taylor April 08, 2013 at 9:58 am, Taylor relays information for fishing the Golden Meadows area.

The story reads,

“A question that any angler asks himself when he’s got a variety of live and artificial baits at his disposal is, “What should I use?”

The answer lies in timing. Some basic guidelines should be realized, however, if you’re going to hit the water around Catfish Lake in search of speckled trout this spring.

Capt. Vernon Ledoux with Bayou Boyz Fishin has been fishing areas from Catfish Lake to Grand Isle for 12 years and has noticed a few important patterns.

According to Ledoux, the cocahoe minnow hatch begins in late March, and the little baitfish take center stage as a main food source for speckled trout through the later part of April. In late April and early May, shrimp begin to thrive once more in the coastal waters of South Louisiana, taking the cocahoe’s place as a speckled trout’s favorite meal.

“We call it matching the hatch,” Ledoux said as he dumped 50 live cocahoe minnows into his livewell, preparing to try for an afternoon bite. “You have to match the bait, whatever is in season. Right now it’s cocahoes; later on it will be shrimp.”

Ledoux launched his brand new Sea Hunt BX 24 BR and made his way to the northern bank of Catfish Lake. After arriving at the mouth of one of the multiple bayous along the lake’s northern bank, Ledoux’s stepdaughter rigged a live cocahoe under a cork, made a cast and almost immediately hooked up with a speck.

“There are good oyster reefs and bayous all over this bank, and the fish are in the lake, which is a good sign,” Ledoux said.

After catching a few more trout, the bite slowed, and Ledoux switched to a Matrix Shad Lemon Drop on a ¼-ounce Rockport Rattler jighead.

“By late April and May, it will be on fire in here, and I will be able to use plastics all of the time,” Ledoux said. “I will also use topwater lures from now through the summer during the two hours after sunrise and before sunset. I love fishing topwater; some people try to set the hook when they see the splash, but that’s usually just the trout whipping it with its tail. You want to feel that pull before you set the hook.”

When thinking about artificial lures, the clarity of the water, the live bait living where you’re fishing and the weather are all variables to take into consideration.

“If the water is clear and you have a clear day, you want to go with a clear or white lure,” Ledoux said. “You also want to use a lure that resembles the kind of bait in the water at the time.”

After a few more casts, the bite seemed to wane and Ledoux made a move to an area that locals call “Big Grey Duck”, otherwise known as Bay Courant.

While powering through a passage between Little Grey Duck and Big Grey Duck, he pointed out rows of PVC pipes on either side of his boat.

“You have to be careful in here; always stay between the poles,” Ledoux said. “It can get dangerous on either side because of some shallow oyster reefs.”

As Ledoux idled through Bay Courant, ripping tidelines bustled with mullet and minnows near the bank and his in-dash fish finder showed a drop from four to 18 feet deep.

“There’s a ledge near the bank here. Any change in depth, even if it is small, will usually have fish around it,” said Ledoux, who anchored down and watched his party catch fish from 14 to 21 inches on cocahoes rigged under cork.

“There really aren’t many school trout here right now so there isn’t much competition,” Ledoux said.

In late April into May, the bite will be on and fish will be stacked up all the way from Catfish Lake to Barataria Bay. “ End quote.

If that is the area you are asking about, Grey Duck and Little Grey Duck (Bay Courant and Little Bay Courant) are located about 2.5 miles south of Clam Lake via Bayou de Valle. They are east of Bayou Jean Lacroix and the Terrebonne~Lafourche parish boundary. It is also west of Bayou Courant, Bayou Tete d Ours and Grand Bayou Blue, about six miles at 242° Magnetic as the crow flies from Golden Meadow and directly north east of Deep Lake.

Bayou de Valle enters the smaller part of bay Courant at or about ~ N. Latitude 29°0.535’ ~ W. Longitude 90° 21.2170’. The bayou continues southward in the upper part of the lake to a point where the east and west shorelines begin to converge. This is basically the point where the larger part of the bay meets the smaller part. This is located at or about N. Latitude 29° 19.3751’ ~ W. Longitude ~ 90°20.8989’. Moving southward again the bay continues into Chinaman Bayou and Chinois Pass, which is at or about ~ N. Latitude 29°17.8864’ ~ W. Longitude 90° 20.2640’. There are a series of Aids to Navigation day markers beginning is Deep Lake marked as Green #1, G #2, G #3, G #4, G #5, etc., and continuing northward to Green #19 in that area.

Unless otherwise specified, all positions are stated as Degrees, minutes and thousandths of minutes (DDD,MM.mmm) and were determined using WGS 84 Datum. All bearings and courses are stated in Magnetic degrees.

~ Captain Paul ~
November 25 at 1:45pm
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Deer Hunting in Louisiana
Was curious if anyone has gotten a deer yet in Louisiana using suppressors? Or, any small game taken this year suppressed?
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November 07 at 11:02pm
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Greg Stock and his family were back on the Bluewave this morning. With it being an extremely windy Fall there are a lot of areas that have dirty water which has limited us on where we can fish. Today was no different, the winds were up and we stuck it out in the marsh. The falling tides in the morning have been fierce too making some of the cuts and small bayous tough to fish but to combat the....  Read More
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Yesterday at 12:26pm
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Fishing in Rockefeller Refuge in Southwest Louisiana
Happy Thanksgiving to all. I hope you and your families had a very safe and blessed one.

My girlfriend, stepdaughter and myself are planning on going to the Lafayette/Vermillion Parish area to visit family and get a little taste of the outdoors this weekend. I was just wondering if anyone could give me any feedback, reports, or suggestions on what to plan for. We would most likely go....  Read More
20 hours ago
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Bass Fishing in Louisiana
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the big one 5lb
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Yesterday at 9:53am
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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
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11/23 was basically kids day as I made 2 trips with kids being #1 priority in catching trout.That worked out fine as all the kids had a blast catching trout.

11/24 was my regular customer day.Limits were made both in the am and pm trips.

The wind has been strong out of the NE as E the last few days but that did not stop the trout....  Read More
Yesterday at 7:07pm
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Inshore Fishing in The Rigolets / Lake Catherine in Southeast Louisiana
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Strong North winds pushing 25-30 MPH did not stop the fish biting down here in New Orleans Louisiana.My crew from Arkansas with a full ice box of big Speckled Trout, Redfish A/K/A Red Drum, and Flounder. All fish were caught in very high winds on live shrimps and Shrimp Creole Matrix Shad in 15ft of water.

Capt.John Haller


November 24 at 9:49am
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Boats in Central Louisiana
Has anyone tried a charge on the run charger? Would like to know if they are worth the trouble.
Yesterday at 10:28am
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Freshwater Fishing in Louisiana
Has anyone tried charge on the run chargers would like to know how they work
Yesterday at 10:24am
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Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
I am looking for a bay boat that will work well for my future fishing plans.

The areas I would like to fish area all inshore and (I believe are?) calm - delacriox, golden meadow, and a few places around southern LA for bass fishing. Let me know if any of these are not calm - it has been a while since I have been to them.

With that said, does anyone have experience with xpress bay....  Read More
November 21 at 11:14pm
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Fishing in Louisiana
May God fill your home with Joy and Love this Thanksgiving Day!
Yesterday at 10:09am
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Bass Fishing in Henderson Lake in South Central Louisiana
Spillway crybabies

Nothing will please self-appointed bass protectors. They will always have disdain for anyone that likes to fish & eat their catches. Scientific studies be damned, these self-appointed bass protectors know what's best.

You guys kill me!!!

A recent LDWF evaluation determined that the 14 minimum size limit for bass in the Atchafalaya Basin, Lake Verret, Lake....  Read More
February 08, 2013 at 1:21pm

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