Inshore Fishing in Bayou Bienvenue in Southeast Louisiana
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.