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Capt. Bob’s Leeville Report

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Hello again Cyber Anglers,

October and November are probably the best months of the year to Fish Leeville as the fish are close and easy to catch. Just about anything you throw will work.

Most like fishing under a cork with live at artificial and since Specks and Whites are everywhere, catching is easily achieved. Although my guests and I continue to catch on Carolina rigged cocahoes in deeper water, and under cork on the shallows, there is always the legendary “Shad.rig”. A proven success for many years, it continues to fill the Fish box both under a cork or on the retrieve, especially in October in Leeville.

I needed to shoot a show but the heavy north winds and small craft advisory kept me on the trailer. I grabbed two poles, one with a white shad rig and one with a glow shrimp tout tail twin rig. I jumped in the truck and headed to the fishing pier at the Leeville Public Boat Launch.

I was met by locals and Anglers from out of parish and also brimming ice chests. Sure most of the fish were small Whites and twelve inch Specks. Everyone was catching and having big time fun.

I took up position in the middle of the two light pods and cast my glow shrimp rig out, clicked my reel and with my rod top up counted to three, allowing my bate to fall. I then started a slow retrieve, immediately hooking a 14” White. I explained to the Anglers next to me that the bigger fish were deeper and in the dark.

You can see the action we shot at the pier early this past Saturday morning on betweenthebanks.com (episode 1520) now, and on TV venues by weeks end. Now when you Fish Leeville and the wind is humping, no need to go home, just hit the pier at the Boat Launch. In the meantime good luck fishing...Capt Bob

PS A big thank you to Lafourche Parish Government Agencies that raised the money through grants and donations and also District 9 Councilman Daniel Lowriane who “beat the pavement” to raise the two million dollars to complete the Leeville Public Boat/Kayak Launch and Fishing Pier Project.
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