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Inshore Fishing in Bayou Bienvenue in Southeast Louisiana
Box Shot

Scott Walker

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12/27/2012 Bayou Bienvenue Report

I hope all of my fellow sportsman members had a Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a great New Year. I don't know about you guys, but it seems to me that 2012 went by very very quick. I can't wait to see what is in store for 2013!

I haven't been able to get on the water as much as I'd like because I have been so busy at work but when I got the phone call from Holy Mackerel last night I couldn't pass up the opportunity. To my surprise, John said he didn't want to fish Delacroix but asked me to be the captain today and take him to my home turf in Bayou Bienvenue. Because he ALWAYS puts us on fish, I was definitely looking forward to the opportunity of returning the favor.

We launched at BAIT INC. and as always were greeted with smiles and good conversation. They are now carrying Matrix Shads over there in case you need some before going out for the day. Also, as I'm sure you all know, the Bayou Bienvenue locks are under construction so going around and through the Violet locks in required if launching there.

On board with us today was Scott Walker and Johns cousin who we call Red. Talk about a crazy group of guys in one boat. Great time was had by all today. I hadn't been fishing in Bienvenue in a couple weeks so I have not been on top of the fish recently but I had faith even though that front had blown through.

We fished locks and rocks today and rocks was the winner. We fished a stretch of jetties in the intercoastal and fount little schools of about 5-10 fish each pass. Before we knew it, the box was adding up until we called it quits at 71 specks.

The tide was falling for the most part and the fished were staged in deeper water early and as the sun started to shine through, they moved closer to the jetty. We fish live shrimp, TKO's, and Matrix Shad's carolina rigged today. As most of you know, John is a Tug Boat captain and he is commonly in the intercoastal area pushing barges. Well for the last couple weeks he said he has seen tons of seagulls diving in the intercoastal and it was killing him not being able to throw lures in the middle of the mayhem. Today he got his chance and we all fount out it was baby Jack Crevalles underneath the gulls. So if you happen to see a bunch of gulls going crazy in the intercoastal, don't even waste your time.


Happy Holidays
-John Rucker
December 27, 2012 at 6:14pm
21 Comments
a.c.man Profile Photo
Posted December 27, 2012 at 8:54pm
fishing

John good trip as always, nice fish , but let me see jack crevalles under birds verses work, I'll take the jacks, Good fishing in 2013

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jls Profile Photo
jls
Posted December 28, 2012 at 3:43am
Rucker Rulezzzzzzzzz

This Guy is Just Unbelievable Happy New Year John!!!!we might try that area for 1st time Monday if weather good

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Holy Mackerel Profile Photo
Posted December 28, 2012 at 6:07am
Bayou Bienvenue

Extraordinary John, THANK YOU for putting us on the Trout. We fish enough together for me to know you wouldn't mind taking the helm, it was very nice only having to cast yesterday. Now I fully expected for you and Scott 'Nightfisher' to put most of the Trout in the boat but I don't care about being outfished either, I enjoy being on the water. Now I do care that the m/v Holy Mackerel goes to the dock with a nice box of Trout, how or who puts them in there matters not to me. By the way, my cousin 'Red' came over last night, said tell John Rucker his nickname 'Red' is short for 'THE REDMAN.' Thanks again John, you and I would be fishing now IF I didn't mind getting a wet, cold butt, but I do.

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Secret Formula Profile Photo
Posted December 28, 2012 at 7:29am
The Three Amigos

Great box John. I knew you guys were scheduled to fish this weeks but thought sure it would be Delacroix, not that it matters...with you three in the same boat, ya'll could build a box fishing in a ditch in the lower 9th.

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Samarai Profile Photo
Posted December 28, 2012 at 8:56am
A TEAM

Think you guys are losing the touch. 71 trout for 4 fisherman. Where's the limit. Just kidding. you guys are truly the A TEAM.

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Capt. Kim - Speckle Trout Guide Service Profile Photo
Posted December 28, 2012 at 8:57am
fish

Glad HM took my advice about not fishing Delacroix.

Holy Mackerel Profile Photo
Posted December 28, 2012 at 10:51am
71 Trout

Capt. Kim of course I heeded your advice and I really appreciate the report, being determined is one thing, oblivious is a whole other issue. I still like low water though, gives the Trout a whole lot less places to go. We fish together enough for you to know one of my mottos, I don't care about all the places where the Trout aren't, that's easy, I (we) only focus on where they are.



Samarai, well my friend we worked for those 71 Trout, maybe we are slipping. My hat in my hand for anyone who caught 71 Trout in those conditions yesterday, they're better than I/ we. I keep an open mind always, there is always somebody better or doing something different successfully. Matters not my friend as you know me, I love being on the water regardless. Hope all is well, happy holidays!

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Capt. Kim - Speckle Trout Guide Service Profile Photo
Posted December 28, 2012 at 10:58am
71

HM, Like you said, you listen SOMETIMES...LOL

nightfisher Profile Photo
Posted December 28, 2012 at 4:00pm
71 trout

71 trout yesterday was hard to beat yesterday. seen a bunch of boats yesterday but only other report i got from the area was 66 trout which is another great day for most ppl fishing all across our area. now on the other hand tommorrow would be a challenge. should have went out this morning but yall know how that goes lol.

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Holy Mackerel Profile Photo
Posted December 29, 2012 at 9:33am
COLD!

45 degrees, REALLY NOW?! I swear I quit, please someone find me a place that never gets below 75 degrees, I'll move today!

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jls Profile Photo
jls
Posted December 29, 2012 at 9:43am
Dgrees

Mac..... Ummmm Ecudor, South America

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Secret Formula Profile Photo
Posted December 29, 2012 at 1:53pm
Cold

John (HM), you could have made the hunt this morning, the mud boat ride into the wind at 05:30 was wonderful.

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jls Profile Photo
jls
Posted December 29, 2012 at 3:25pm
Mud Boat Ride

Secret..... how much ya charge for thoses Mud Boat Rides into the Wind!!!! lol Cold SOB dar!!!!

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Secret Formula Profile Photo
Posted December 29, 2012 at 5:01pm
Burrr

I dont know what to charge, no one has ever offered to pay me to freeze their azz off........

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Holy Mackerel Profile Photo
Posted December 30, 2012 at 7:15am
Mud Boat Ride

I know one thing jls, Mr. Mike (Secret Formula) better get that money up front for the mud boat ride!

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jls Profile Photo
jls
Posted December 30, 2012 at 8:07am
Boat Ride

Yep lol.....

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Secret Formula Profile Photo
Posted December 30, 2012 at 9:46am
Boat ride

Johnny (Holy Mackerel), I took your approach and didn't have any takers. Chill factor during this morning's ride was calculated to be around 17. Jis, still want to go?

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mike the tigre Profile Photo
Posted December 30, 2012 at 10:25am
fishin

i am ready to go yes thats true you just mush have a good heater in dat boat

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Secret Formula Profile Photo
Posted December 30, 2012 at 1:46pm
Stag Party

Mike Arnona

Stag Party

Boat Ride

Sorry Mr. Tigre, no heater, warmth provided courtesy of Columbia Omni Heat

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Red16chaser Profile Photo
Posted January 01, 2013 at 4:15pm
Great Catch!

I've never fished Bayou Bienvenue...where is a good place to launch? I see you have been doing really well lately. I'm getting tired of the low tides in the marsh and have not been able to get on much trout the last 2 trips. I'm thinking I would like to try Bayou B.

Keep the posts coming...they fix my addiction when I can't get off to go fishing!

Tight Lines and Happy New Year!

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John Rucker Profile Photo
Posted January 03, 2013 at 2:40pm
launch

I launch at BAIT INC. off of paris road by the texaco station. They have everything you need :)

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