Offshore Fishing in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
Second one of the day
Small Boat and Big Fish
Phillip, Scott, and I left La Place at 3 am on mission to stick it to some snapper. We launched out of Fourchon and made bait in the marina, because no one had any live croakers. Little did we know that the fresh bait would play such a key role in today's fishing. We headed out to the GI blocks aoiding a couple storm cells and started catching some nice mangroves. We were surprised by the lack of red snappers. The first red to come to the boat was an undersized 14 incher that Mr Smiley face tried to eat at boat side. That's a 50# cobia right at the side of the boat. Scott dropped a jig in the water, but he would not touch it. I went into the live well and got a 4' croaker free lined it, and game on. After a 5 minute fight I had him up close to the boat and his little brother was with him. Scott dropped the jig again, and this time we got to watch him eat it. Doubled up on big cobia. The little brother weighed 48#. After a long battle trying to get both of the fish in the boat, and a few high fives we were back on our quest for a snapper. We pulled up to a rig I dropped the jig down an two pops big fish on. I couldn't stop him and he rigged me. Phillip drops down, big fish on. I grab a different rod with a 6' pogey, part of this mornings bait catch, and big fish on again. Now Phillip and I are doubled up, but not sure what species we are tied into. After a few minutes and a couple of tangles we see both fish. Phillip's fish is 30' jack cravelle and mine is a 45' cobia. We boated them both, released the jack, made one more stop for mangroves and called it a day. It was big fun on the big pond, with plenty of trash talking and a full fish box on the 22' bay boat.