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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana

DELACROIX FISHING

HOLY MACKEREL, NIGHTFISHER ETC. FAIRLY NEW TO THE AREA AND WOULD LIKE TO LEARN DIFFERENT AREAS IN DELACROIX TO FISH.I DO HAVE MY OWN BOAT AND TRY TO GET OUT ONCE A WEEK OR MORE IF TIME PERMITS.SHOULD BE HEADING DOWN TO SWEETWATER IN ABOUT 4-5 DAYS. THANKS FOR ANY FEEDBACK GUYS.
December 15, 2011 at 4:21pm
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Posted December 16, 2011 at 6:43pm
Delacroix

a-bolt.06, Absolutely I will help you, I have tried endlessly and everything to receive emails from the site but they simply will not go through. My personal email: jbg883@hotmail.com. The main routes to learn Delacroix are relatively simple to learn and cover most of the areas, the shortcuts through the interior marsh that saves time will come in time. If you would like we can swap phone numbers and if you have a Delacroix map can definitely get you in the right areas. Please bear in mind where we found Trout last week wasn't where they were in numbers this week, fish have tails they swim and move. BUT they are very predictable so a little knowledge of how they respond given conditions and they can be caught in almost any conditions.

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Posted December 17, 2011 at 10:08am
delacroix fishing

HOLY MACKEREL THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE. I SENT U AN EMAIL. (sruppertiii@bellsouth.net).

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Posted December 18, 2011 at 8:30pm
fishing solo

comin down to Delacroix wed. solo were can a man fishing solo catch a few trout and not get lost???..only fished Lake Lery before..thanks.

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Posted December 19, 2011 at 6:44pm
Delacroix

To dagoman3: Yes you can catch Trout without worrying about getting lost, Wednesday from a distance looks like a great day to fish. Wind will be turning around from the front and a good falling tide ending early to mid-morning but should still flow. Or the strong afternoon incoming tide should again get them feeding should they still be hungry.

I learned Delacroix years ago by learning one place at a time, looking at it now there are three easy routes to learn that will open up most of Delacroix for you. If you run Bayou Terre aux Boeufs there is one right hand turn to make it to Four Horse Lake, make sure you see big silver tanks on that canal from Bayou Terre to Four Horse. Four Horse has Trout and those big dummy R-fish too. Connected to Four Horse is Pato Caballo (Little Four Horse) and Lake Campo, both easy to run. Also the Twin Pipeline runs from Four Horse south to Oak River or north to Lake John.

Learning the west side will open up for you once you find the Pencil Canal which also reaches Oak River and even beyond into Pt. a la Hache. From Sweetwater head south down Bayou Gentilly, there are many boats running through there and I would recommend following one of them the first time. Bayou Gentilly isn't as clearly defined as it used to be, not a complicated run but some turns seem to confuse boaters. You will not have to wait long to follow a boat down Bayou Gentilly to Petit Lake also called(Little Lake). Once in Little Lake keep the first island off your port then head nearly due south until you reach a big sign that reads 'Pencil Canal.' Once in Pencil Canal you will pass near Lake Batola, Pt. Fienne, Skippy Bay and a host of other good areas to fish before you reach Oak River.

From Oak River you can go east back to the Twin Pipeline then north back to Four Horse or take it during the warmer months straight into Black Bay via Oak River Bay. Learn the route into Four Horse, Oak River, and the Pencil Canal, that is a big square which will cover more productive areas to fish than you have time. When you hear of a report of fish being caught you'll be able to get to most of them with those routes. The quicker ways will come in time, for now you can run safely while you're learning.

I will be down Wednesday morning to fish but not until after I get off of work so I will be launching around 8 a.m. give or take. Capt. Jack or one of the crew there can help you or I will help you. My number to text or call is (504) 452-3523 should you encounter ANY problems contact me, I will be on the water and will help you. You may call ahead of time if you would like to go over on a map the areas you would like to fish. Good luck, the Trout are thick and hungry!

John

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Posted December 19, 2011 at 10:24pm
Delacroix the Real Easy Way!

fish taxi I agree with you on the GPS but without knowing if someone has one I try to make it so they could run with a map. The really easy way to go is to have a GPS, add the chip with Capt. Paul's Edge Waypoints for Delacroix and Standard Mapping Chip for routes. With those two you could run Delacroix like an old local right out of the box. See you Wednesday, hope you get some good fares lol!!!

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Posted December 19, 2011 at 11:05pm
Delacoix

WOW, thanks for all of the information, this will help tremendously. I have never had someone give this much information, ya'll rock..I will be there around 730-800. I have to work Tues.nite so I will be coming after work...

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Posted December 20, 2011 at 8:42am
14 ft flat

I have a 14 ft flat with a 9.9, and would like to start fishing out there. Would that be smart idea in this area? I know it will take a lot longer to get to spots, but I'm worried about wind and fuel.

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Posted December 20, 2011 at 10:44am
Delacroix

DUDE WIT DA WHITE BOOTS: Yes you can fish safely in a 14 foot flat boat, Delacroix is well protected and if desired you do not have to cross open bays. There are many places close to the launch that hold fish too when the salwater is pushed in or canals you can safely run should you need to venture out. One can almost always find a protected area to fish nearly regardless of what the wind is doing. You can run all over Delacroix inside reaching many places without ever crossing open water. I know some of those routes but not all of them since my boat will not travel in too shallow of water.

fish taxi, thank you for the well wishes! I always say I am going to rest after working all night but the closer I get to Delacroix the more my second wind starts kicking. When I reach the launch and get my first taste of salt air there is not stopping me, I cannot get the boat in the water quick enough!

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