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Inshore Fishing in Lake Borgne / Chef Menteur

Rough conditions hungry trout

Made a trip on Tuesday morning to lake borgne. I checked the weather and new the wind would be a problem but it's my last day home so off we go. As we stuck our nose into the lake we were greeted with two foot seas (like expected) but we kept pushing onto our spot. We arrived before daylight and I started working a live shrimp off the bottom and it got nailed. I missed the fish but was pretty sure what had hit me. As soon as daylight hit us we started catching fish in chocolate colored water and 2 foot seas. I was in shock that these fish were taking the abuse of these waves in 4 foot of water. We caught trout reds and drum until around 9 before the wind picked up even more and we headed in. A great day of fishing with these conditions and nothing but smiles and soar joints in the end.
August 28, 2014 at 9:16am
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Posted August 28, 2014 at 4:52pm
Lake Borgne fishing

Where in Lake Borgne were you? I've only caught hardheads lately!

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Posted August 28, 2014 at 5:17pm

Fished shorelines in the lake using a cork with live shrimp and topwater early in the morning for larger fish.

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Posted September 10, 2014 at 1:25pm

What is the deal? I saw schools of hard heads and lady fish just at the mouth of Rigolets yesterday. I fishing a carolina rig w/live shrimp and nothing but hardheads. Shrimp under popping cork and same thing, hardheads. The bits that I did get that were not trash fish were soft and on plastics/gulp. I may go back tomorrow and stick to the ponds. Seems to be the way to go right now.

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Posted September 10, 2014 at 4:54pm
They are there

My buddy has been making a couple trips a week while I've been gone and has been killing it. First thing the lady fish have been at the mouth of the pass almost every trip I've made just don't waste your time. Second thing is get out there super early to beat the heat best bite has been early. Third before you go out I'd pull up google maps and look at the shorelines of lake B. Pick out any points any drains and make a game plan before you go out. Stick and move and you will come across them. Good luck ill before out there tomorrow afternoon.

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