Inshore Fishing in Leeville / Golden Meadow in Southeast Louisiana
Tommy and Bill with a nice Redfish
Lunker Bull Redfish of the trip.
Capt. Bob's Leeville Report
Hello Again Cyber Anglers,
I was tired of cleaning up at the house in Thibodaux. Downed trees, missing shingles, bad cable, no wi-fi, and a messed up yard had occupied my time, so I took a break. Went down to Leeville Yesterday and found the power on and merchants open. I stopped at TYD’s, Griffin’s, Boudreaux’s and Terry’s and all were open. Gail’s and Leeville Resteraunt were drying out as Leeville took about 4-5 feet of water but everyone is up and running. Aside from the high water damage, the fishing village had minor damage, attributed to the north winds brought on by Isaac’s path. Parish Councilman Daniel Lowrainne said he was working on debris pick up arrangements. If you are fishing there this weekend be care full and watch for floating dock boards and other storm debris.
Sunday before the storm, I finished up with a really fun trip with Bo Bo Hood and his two sons Bill and Tommy. We fished Northwest Shoal early and first cast produced a Bull Red and then the nice Trout got into the act just before it started blowing. I fell back to Deep Bayou Area and hit the Bull Redfish in the Cut Threw Canal, to the excitement of the boys. Rigged with our light gear, I baited a 30 pound shock leader, pegged 3/4oz.weight, Carolina style, with a 4/0 black kahle hook, with a frozen Banana fish baited like a live minnow or mullet. That’s right, I found a great use for those jumping pest that always make a mess of the boat. While some anglers refer to them as Lady fish, they look like a baby Tarpon and can be a pain. So now I keep them for bait and Bull Redfish seem to love them. The boys had a blast as I wore them out reeling in Bulls as big as 40+ pounds.
We got in before it got to rough and I packed up and hitched up to the Pathfinder and got my stuff out of Leeville by late Sunday afternoon. The Friday before Isaac, we filmed another rough weather show in the South Texaco Field and hammered the big Trout again. That episode will air starting this weekend on LCN television Network and betweenthebanks.com. More tree cutting work remains before I head back to Leeville. I hear talk of cooler days ahead but I’ll believe it when I feel it. In the meantime good luck fishing…..Capt. Bob