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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana

Lake pontchartrain fishing

Alright guys the plans were to go down to the duck lease to go fishing but there has been a change. me and iron man will be fishing closer to Baton Rouge on Sunday morning. we have two choices either fish the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway or head to the Rigolets. which one do ya'll think would be better for us to fish? we are new to both areas. that is we have never been to either. It seems like there are some good reports coming from both areas. We will be fishing out of my 17 foot xpress with a 90 yamaha. this is the bass boat model. do ya'll think it is safe for us to fish out of this boat in either of the places? the weather is looking good for sunday with 0% chance of rain and all sunny, but it doesn't show the wind. I am kind of leaning towards fishing the lake because you really don't have to go searching for structure just fish the pillings of the causeway. Honestly im kind of lost on what we should do. well thanks in advance and im just looking for a little input on which place would be better for us on the first time and if any of ya'll have any tips on what baits to use when fishing in either places please share they will be more than welcome! thanks guys and god bless
October 30, 2009 at 12:03am
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Posted October 30, 2009 at 1:00am
winds

as of now they are calling for 5-10 out of the north, you should be fine inside the 4 mile marker and there is plenty fish inside 4 miles to catch on the north side, but things can change, I think its going to be a good day after this front blow through on saturday.. I will be out there after 12 noon sunday, just pick your days if it lookd rough from land it is really bad from boat. good luck

bonephishProfile Photo
Posted October 30, 2009 at 7:41am
Live bait.

Any live bait, shrimp, pogies, finger mullet, crabs. Net some if you can. Fish the pilings and oyster beds 20'-30' deep and move the bait along slowly, use a small sinker. The tidal flow will be very slow due to neap tides this weekend, so you'll have to move around to find the fish.

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Posted October 30, 2009 at 8:32am
fishing Lake Ponchatrain, Rigolets

We will we heading out there sunday afternoon around noon, whcih is when the tide is sarting to move. Will post when we return and good luck.

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Posted October 30, 2009 at 9:15am
Rigolets

You've got the perfect boat to fish the marsh in the Rigolets. Read some of my reports from the past couple weeks and it will give you a good idea of where to fish.

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Posted October 30, 2009 at 9:28am
please don't fish Lake P

Flies, please don't try to fish the Causeway in that boat. If you wanna fish Lake P, launch at Bonnet Carre, and fish the mouths of the bayous that empty into Lake P from the Labranche Wetlands.

BUT NOT ON A NORTH OR EAST WIND!!!

I'd much rather read your reports on here than read about you in the Times Picayune.......................

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Liberto22Profile Photo
Posted October 30, 2009 at 12:22pm
Not so much

Yea I wouldn't fish causway if I were you... Dangerous and aggrevating for a first timer. Go somewhere that your confident in putting some fish in the boat

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Posted October 30, 2009 at 12:22pm
Not so much

Yea I wouldn't fish causway if I were you... Dangerous and aggrevating for a first timer. Go somewhere that your confident in putting some fish in the boat

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Posted October 30, 2009 at 12:52pm
Be careful

Be careful Flies that lake can go from smooth as glass to rough, rough! and very quickly. That lake can get scary! Personally I would not go in a bass boat cause of that Ive been out there in my dads Deep V and been tossed around. Be careful.

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connorProfile Photo
Posted October 30, 2009 at 1:25pm
Definately Causeway

Tons of trout, here are some tips:

Best Time to fish----- All Day

Jig Head----------------3/8-1/2oz. short shank unpainted

baits-----------------opening night deadly Dudley baychovie

rod of choice---------Castaway Skeleton worm rod Heavy

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Posted October 30, 2009 at 6:35pm
Shorelines

Fish the shorelines, around the causeway or outta LaCombe, from what ive been told the trout have made into the lake, so shoreline fishing should be on fire..

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Salty1Profile Photo
Posted October 30, 2009 at 8:17pm
.

Flies i might be out there Sunday if i don't go to the camp... If I go ill let you know by tomorrow, we have been catching a few specks lately on the bridge. IMO i think its getting better sence were starting to cool off. I only have a 16ft and it does good. Iron Man,You,My Friend, and Me Sunday?

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Liberto22Profile Photo
Posted October 30, 2009 at 8:50pm
Glad

Glad Connor can copy and paste from Dumas post. But if you and iron man wana come jump in my boat one day email me

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Posted October 30, 2009 at 9:47pm
hahaha

hahaha thats pretty funny liberto thanks for the offer man i might have to take you up on that one day. ill be out there sunday morning and we can stay as long as we want because i got out of this thing for school on sunday at 2:30. how far away do you guys think the boat launch is on the north side of the Causeway from Baton Rouge? thanks guys and god bless

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Posted October 31, 2009 at 3:22am
ptrain

good because i have a halloween party saturday night with some apple juice...and i think we might get there around whatever time my truck can make it there (if it makes it) i really dont know what time well be there, but i have a few dudleys, but not in the new colors....might try to go get some.

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Liberto22Profile Photo
Posted October 31, 2009 at 3:40pm
I'll

Be launching at Mandeville harbor on Sunday if I'm not in a tree it's about an hour from baton rouge. Where u live at?I went to parkview till freshman year then moved over here and came to mhs for sophmore and junior year

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Posted November 01, 2009 at 10:30pm
hey liberto

hey liberto i have a bunch of friends that go to parkview. i go to Catholic High and play basketball. we play parkview sometimes but man parkviews football team is amazing. they will probably win state again this year.

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Posted November 01, 2009 at 10:37pm
Yeah

7 in last 8 years for baseball state titles

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