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Inshore Fishing in Bayou Bienvenue in Southeast Louisiana
Deck sHOT

John Rucker

Deck sHOT

11/16/2012 Bayou Bienvenue HAMMERS!

What a day! Phillip, Chris, and I have been on a awesome bite in Bayou B and today was no exception.
We fished from 7 am to 11 am and put a hurtin on some real real nice sized trout!
We fished the ICW and MRGO with matrix shads, TKO shrimp, and Live shrimp. Tide was falling, weather was great and no GNATS!

We fished alongside our good friends Bob Weiss, Chink Sumas and on the other side of our boat was Todd Masson and Chris Macaluso! All of us were catching trout 20+ inches.

The fishing is hot right now and I suggest everyone take advantage of it!
November 16, 2012 at 3:33pm
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jls
Posted November 16, 2012 at 3:39pm
Deck Shot

AWESOME!!!!!!.......Where do i go to put in @@@@@????

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Posted November 16, 2012 at 4:20pm
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bait inc.

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Posted November 16, 2012 at 6:27pm
11-16-12

you guy's are the MEN. i was out there today and only 3 trout LOL.

maybe you guy's saw me, 21' Nautic Starw/ YamahaF200, 1 guy in the boat looking really stupid with 3 trout LOL

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Posted November 16, 2012 at 8:30pm
lol

Thanks for the nice words guys. Nothing like catching a limit of fish where 75% of them are 3-4 pounds!

Hang in there fish taxi. The fish will be waiting for you when you return. Hope everything gets worked out for you my friend.

Roost-n-Boost, I think I did see you! Was your nautic star red?

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Posted November 16, 2012 at 8:50pm
hmmmm

Saw one boat fishing the mouth of the hot water discharge by the michoud slip when i crossed the bridge at 3 pm

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Posted November 16, 2012 at 9:03pm
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I heard they were catching a few fish there but nothing to talk about. It should get better over there as winter sets in

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Posted November 17, 2012 at 7:18am
john rucker

' Roost-n-Boost, I think I did see you! Was your nautic star red? '

hey john, no it's cobolt blue on top of white.

ant tips on where to find quality fish and what i should be using for bait?

i mean everyone rav's on live shrimp, which i had but i was just drowning them lol.

thx friend,

john

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Posted November 17, 2012 at 7:22am
john

Awesome job on your catch,that must have been a really good time reeling in them trout .Also really enjoy reading your reports.

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Posted November 17, 2012 at 12:41pm
Bayou B

John that was me in the red Nautic, passed what I thought was yall by the floodgate. You had a blue Matrix sweater on? How are you locating the ledges? We had 14 trout friday, fishing around Michoud slip.

Roost I picked up right after you. Nice boat!

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Posted November 17, 2012 at 5:37pm
Bayou B

' Roost I picked up right after you. Nice boat! '

ok, yeah i remember you. thx, ur boat is nice as well and u caught more fish than me lol.

i'm not gonna give up tryi ng to learn the rigolet's, lake borgne or the ICW.

i used to fish delacroix years ago when i lived in chalmette, but move to slidell in 2005. so the north shore is going to ba a challenge to learn but that's part of fishing.

hoping some of these guy's who have figured it out can pass on some intell lol.

john

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Posted November 17, 2012 at 7:53pm
bayou b

Had another great day today (11/17/2012). We caught our 75 in a few hours and went scouting and fount trout at every spot we tried except for one.

For all my friends on here looking for some action, there were A TON AND I MEAN A TON of seagulls diving by the castle today. I have never seen anything like it. In about a mile radius there were birds diving and keeper sized trout. Just a heads up for y'all.

ROOST,

We have been catching a bunch of our bigger fish along the rocks in the MRGO starting from the wall to about a 2 miles past it. You have to troll until you find them. Many times people expect to pull up to a spot, drop anchor and smoke the trout. 90% of the time that doesn't happen. You gotta move until you find them and when you do you can hurt em.

Remember that persistence DOES pay off and you gotta be confident. Many times I have fished an area out only to find them in the last 100 yards or so. After awhile of scoping an area with no results, you lose confidence and start asking yourself if your wasting your time. Sometimes you are, but if you know fish are in the area, you can usually find em.

As crazy as this may sound, when I pull up to the rocks I look down them and pretend I can see under the water. I picture schools of trout under the water in different sections of the rocks and I tell myself I am going to get on em. Helps boost my confidence. May sound stupid but it's what I do hahah.

The way I fish them is I get a casting distance away and have my guys in the boat throw live shrimp 6 feet under a sliding cork towards the rocks and I throw plastics carolina rigged to the sides of the boat in the deeper water. I find that the BIG fish bite early from daybreak to about 9 am and then the smaller trout (12-16 inches) get in the deeper water after.

Hope that somewhat helps.

Nautic Star 21

Thanks for the nice words man!

Empty Shell

Yes that was us. Them floodgates hold trout but the current is ruthless and I wouldn't suggest fishing it unless you are good at fishing strong current and have heavy action rods that can manage a 1-2 ounce weight.

I locate the ledges over time. I fished Bayou B HARDCORE the last few years and know where the ledges are from experience. I fount them originally by using my depthfinder. I spent many days out there skuked when learning the area, but over time you cover so much area out there you know where to find them under what conditions. You learn so many spots by fishing an area day in and day out that if you dont find fish at one spot, you have 3 dozen others spots to try and one of them 99% of the time WILL hold fish.

Lemme know if I can help y'all in any way

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Posted November 17, 2012 at 8:03pm
john rucker

thanks john. that is very nice of you to provide all that info to help the one's that don't know the area's as well as you.

thanks again amigo!

john

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jls
Posted November 17, 2012 at 8:09pm
Rucker

he's the Man roost if he don't get no1 will Its hard to have confidence when you're in boat next to some1 pullin in fish after fish and you're Not Trust me Happens alot. I've never been there b4 and i know i'm not gona go becuase i woulden catch a Fish. Just the way it is Not About CONFIDENCE its about if you're lucky enuff to know the area&find the fish Oh there there But how long will it take u to master where there are Good Luck

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Posted November 17, 2012 at 9:39pm
Mr. John Rucker

Thanks again for sharing all of our knowledge and experience with us rookies, very smart the way you get a few different setups in the water to find the dept that the fish are.You da Man !

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Posted November 19, 2012 at 9:36am
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It's no problem man. Never mind helping people who wanna learn

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Posted November 19, 2012 at 9:40am
The Castle

John,was good seeing you out there yesterday. As always,one of the most polite,fun guys out on the water.

Had my friends wife on board yesterday for one of her first saltwater trips. We bounced around trying to find some log sized trout for the first half of the day and finally went to the Castle.

Dude,you ain't lyin about all the dang gulls out there!

We finished off our limit in an hour and headed back in.

What a bad ass day to be on the water huh?

See you out there later,

MOJO

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Posted November 19, 2012 at 12:14pm
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good too see you too man. keep in touch with me. glad yall got on some fish. I just finished cleaning that flounder I caught next to yall.

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Posted November 19, 2012 at 12:44pm
big flounder

Dude that was funny watching your buddy jump out the boat into the marsh to land that big sucker.LOL!!!

Sure was a biggun. How heavy was she?

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Posted November 19, 2012 at 6:57pm
bayou b

I am considering hitting the rocks this week in a kayak, I know it maybe a challenge , I am wondering how strong the currents around the split of the Mr go and intercoastal and will the rocks be fishable from a kayak. Or am I out of mind to even consider this approach. Thanks for any help. Ur reports have been great.

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Posted November 19, 2012 at 8:48pm
kayak

Certainly would not recommend the kayak idea. It would be very dangerous due to the strong currents from both lock systems you would have to go through. PLEASE don't attempt it. It wouldn't be safe.

mojo, it was close to 5 pounds

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