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Fishing in Venice in Southeast Louisiana
Captain Brian and Captain John fished with this couple for two days last week celebrating their 25 anniversary. Limit of Yellowfin Tuna and the day before they caught and released 12 bull reds and 6 bull drums!!!! The trip of a lifetime with Home Run Charters and Lodge. CaptainBrian@KayakVeniceLa.com
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1 hour ago
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Southeast Louisiana
Does anyone do it? Any spot you can recommend near new orleans up to 2 hrs away?
2 hours ago
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
I am looking for coordinates for the offshore LOOP restricted zone. I want to mark 4 way points on my plotter to make it easier to stay out of there.
Thanks
Fox
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Response by Captain Paul
2 hours ago
THE LOOP USE CAUTION WHEN IN THE AREA
~ ~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Fox ~

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) is a deepwater facility in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Fourchon, LA. It provides a DEEP WATER offloading and temporary storage services for raw petroleum products by deep water tankers. The anchor points AND the underwater pipelines that connect them together and to the shoreline are in a very restricted marine area. USE Caution whenever in the area.

There are NO specific markers that indicate the entire boundary for the LOUISIANA OFFSHORE OIL PORT, but that does not resolve you of any liability for being in the restricted area. These restrictions apply for the entire area, especially in the light of today’s terrorist activity. The restrictions are vigorously enforced.

The rough center of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) is located about 27 miles at a bearing of 182° Magnetic from Barataria Pass by Grand Isle, LA. and about 19 miles at a bearing of 139° Magnetic from Belle Pass at the Gulf of Mexico by Port Fourchon.

It occupies about a twelve (12) mile east to west by six (6) mile north to south area that resembles an oval. The LOOP has a series of regulations that are listed in Chapter 2 of the U.S. Coast Pilot publication. Additional restrictions are published in the USCG official NOTICE TO MARINERS that is published weekly. I strongly suggest that you get up to date information, as world events have installed a strict enforcement of the regulations.

The LOOP is in part or all of the following GRAND ISLE LEASED BLOCK AREA’s: Blocks 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 63, 64, 65, 66 and 67.

The site of the LOOP is shown on NOAA Marine Chart # 11359 ~LOOP DEEPWATER PORT, Chart 11358 ~ Barataria Bay and Approaches, and on Chart # 1116A Leased Blocks Miss River to Galveston.

I strongly suggest that get a current copy of these charts BEFORE navigating to the area.

Some of the LOOP tie up ship markers located around the area are located at the following locations:

The LOOP

G -“1”, a Horn @ 28° 48.608’ N. Latitude ~ 89° 54.991’ W. Longitude

G - “3” @ 28° 50.141’ N. Latitude ~ 90° 02.404’ W. Longitude

R - “2” @ 28° 50.330’ N. Latitude ~ 89° 53.861’ W. Longitude

Y - “L-B” @ 28° 52.060’ N. Latitude ~ 89° 52.701’ W. Longitude

R - “4” @ 28° 54.861’ N. Latitude ~ 89° 57.001’ ~ ~ W. Longitude

Comparing these positions to the charts, you will note that these positions are NOT joined in straight lines between the buoys. These boundary lines and buoys, however, are indicated on the charts.

Again, be sure that you know the restrictions (and penalties) for the LOOP area before venturing close to the site.

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 ~~
Yesterday at 5:37pm
FishinelectricianProfile Photo
Offshore Fishing in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
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Anybody want to venture a guess as to what type of fish this is? Caught at midnight lump.
10 hours ago
Kevin GrayProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Louisiana
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So went to grand isle today and after the trout bite slowed down this am we took the kids to fight some bull reds on light tackle with the left over croakers... first cast frw minutes fish on. However when he was landed he had this huge red bunp on him maybe the size of a softball and had a horrible bloody smell. Needless to say we thre him back can someone make out what this is?
August 29 at 9:02pm
stoneyProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in The Rigolets / Lake Catherine in Southeast Louisiana
Is that a public boat launch by Fort Pike?
3 hours ago
DeeloProfile Photo
Boats in Louisiana
We are looking to buy a floating house/fish camp. We are new at this and can't find any information on the net on what to do about maintenance on the steel pontoons underneath. What equipment is needed to pull it out of the water in order to paint and check the pontoons and how often is this needed? It is not motorized so it will be sitting in the water. It is an older houseboat with wood....  Read More
September 01 at 6:31pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Louisiana
Larry Reynold---- LDWF, Schedule 6 meeting in Sept. for waterfowl hunting. This meeting is to set the 2016-17 through 2020-21 hunting season on season, waterfowl and splits the 6 meeting will be in Bossier City, West Monroe, Alexandria, Lafayette, Jefferson, Laker Charles. with big changes like that we need a meeting in the lower Parish like in Houma. thanks
August 28 at 2:03pm
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Inshore Fishing in Larose in Southeast Louisiana
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fishing with pogys and this thing came out of its mouth,what is it?
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Yesterday at 4:21am
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TP
Deer Hunting in Northwest Louisiana
Going to switch from corn to soybeans for the feeders this year. I live in Lafayette and hunt in Desoto Parish. Does anyone know where I can get soybeans between Lafayette and Mansfield?
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August 30 at 11:20am
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TP
Deer Hunting in Louisiana
Ozonics...great or gimmick??? I'll hang up and listen
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August 31 at 4:49pm
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Offshore Fishing in Southwest Louisiana
How far out do you have to go from Cameron to find mangrove's? Any ideas? Does the water depth matter or is it clarity?

Just curious... Any help would be appreciated.
August 28 at 3:57pm
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Inshore Fishing in Rockefeller Refuge in Southwest Louisiana
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  • Fish fighter
I saw these porpoises out of Joseph's harbor splashing water up on the bank like they were trying to knock something into the water. It happaned sveral times during the day, so it wasn't just that once. what are they doing?
11 hours ago
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Hunting in Ouachita River in Northeast Louisiana
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  • Big Bear
I made it up to my hunting property this past Saturday in Catahoula Parish only to find that a bear had broken into my camper. He ripped open the door like a tin can went inside and ripped down the stove top exhaust cover and fan from the wall. He then proceeded to open up the cabinets, turned on a light, opened the refrigerator, and flipped over some of the cushions and mattresses. He found 2-3....  Read More
August 31 at 5:18pm
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Inshore Fishing in Leeville / Golden Meadow in Southeast Louisiana
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Fish report 8-29-15---Well we bend fishing the big lakes like outer of Fourchon, Leeville and Grand Isle, well it was time to try out G.M. well the winter move is on, 29 trout and 1 bull red.
August 29 at 3:44pm
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Inshore Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
Hey there,

Can anyone provide any areas to fish from the la/ms boarder back to Pass Christian? My brother purchased a camp and we wanted to see what the fishing is like in the area. Your help is appreciated.
August 31 at 12:46pm
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Freshwater Fishing in Southwest Louisiana
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  • 1997 Xpress 1546VJ
  • !!!!!! STOLEN Keep in mind the motor has new Yamaha paint with no decals !!!!!!
This boat was stolen Friday morning sometime. Xpress 1546VJ boat has been sanded and prepped for paint inside. The rear deck has been cut out for fuel tank and battery storage. Motor is a 1999 Yamaha 25 3-Cylinder.!!! Motor has new Yamaha paint with no stickers.!!! New Turbo ( Yamaha )13pitch prop. Aluminum jack plate. Ezloader trailer. Reward offered if found. Please contact Bobby. 337-764-5534
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September 29, 2014 at 11:38am
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Inshore Fishing in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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Jim, AJ and Kylie Landrigan jumped on the Skeeter yest for an afternoon trip. One stop is all it took and we were hooked up until the sunset. Two at a time, Bullreds and some nice drum.
Old school simple , crab on a Carolina rig. The guys had a blast. So fun to see the kids fishing and having a great time !!
Perfect to bring the kids and let them reel in those brutes.
Give me a call , I....  Read More
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14 hours ago
BAYOU COMMANDERProfile Photo
Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Louisiana
Looking for a little Prodrive help. Got 36 hp prodrive that is about four years old. Replaced the propeller recently as it was missing 1' of diameter. With the worn prop, the engine was turning 3600-3700 rpms with a light load, correctly trimmed. With the new prop, I'm now turning 3200-3300 and going very slow. I adjusted the high speed governor screw and now turning 3800, but I am now idling....  Read More
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Yesterday at 1:53pm
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Freshwater Fishing in Morgan City in South Central Louisiana
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Went make a little run to the basin yesterday morn. and caught this mess of bass on brushhogs
16 hours ago
MandevillianProfile Photo
Kayak Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Lonely PLine Red 6 13 2015
Took quick glance at Accuweather and realized me and duck-hunting buddy had very slight window of opportunity to chase some PowerLine Pilings reds and we made the trek across the big pond and we were greeted with less-than-ideal conditions at the Williams Blvd Launch and buddy decided to stay put and I stuck to plan,hit few pilings and only managed exactly one bite and one fish,decent 17 inch....  Read More
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June 13 at 10:47am
vineytreeProfile Photo
Deer Hunting in South Central Louisiana
Anybody else think Area 6 and 9 deer season dates need to change?
August 19 at 7:51pm
B SharkProfile Photo
Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
Looking for a good place to buy AGM deep cycle batteries on the Jefferson Parish east bank. I will need them installed.
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September 01 at 10:29am
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Site Sponsor sweetwater marina
Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
For tomorrow we will have live shrimp but not as many as Capt. Jack would like to ensure we don't run out and inconvenience anyone. So if you are not an early bird please call on your way down to check on the bait situation or stop at Gulf Outlet Marina, Bait Inc. or Campos. Don't forget to tune in tonight for the BIGFISH REPORT with Capt. CT Williams on Fox 8 News at 9 to get some your....  Read More
Yesterday at 5:39pm
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Inshore Fishing in Louisiana
Any reports on the hopedale area??
Thanks
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Yesterday at 12:44pm

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