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Inshore Fishing in Louisiana
First ecer redfish.

First ecer redfish.

White Trout we got two ice chests full and one speck in the mix.

White Trout we got two ice chests full and one speck in the mix.

Newbie

Been fishing for about 6 months now and it is awesome! I don't own a boat or know anyone with one, but I will be looking to buy a pirogue or Kayak soon. Most of the fishing I do is bank fishing or from a pier.

I always read reports on here but never really see a bank fishing report, I was wondering if anybody could help me out with a new spot I fish mostly at west end by lake pontchartrain.
January 03, 2013 at 2:38pm
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fish taxi Profile Photo
Posted January 03, 2013 at 2:57pm
Nice

Looks like your doing good. You need to chat with the bank fishing king John Rucker. He's got bank fishing down pat, as well as fishing from a boat. I think he is going to try fishing from a helicopter next!!

All kidding aside, John is a good fella and he will chat with ya if ya ask.

And I think I would go with a sit on top kayak versus a peerow for fishing.

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jls
Posted January 03, 2013 at 4:39pm
newbie

Nice Box looks like another Bank Rucker lol j/k....

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Victor B Profile Photo
Posted January 04, 2013 at 10:53am
Thank you guys

Thanks! Ill def try and contact Mr. John Rucker just to get some pointers on what to look out for before and while im in the water. These were all caught using a drop shot with some shrimp from Winn Dixie. Never tried to use artificial bait but a buddy gave me some green hornet so ill br trying that out. As far as the kayak or pirogue ill def look for a sit on top kayak now.

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Posted January 04, 2013 at 12:55pm
artificial bait

artificial bait isnt something thats easy to do from bank because you dont move around much, you have a limited strike zone, and limited casting distance.

using a cork helps you keep the bait in strike zone longer and can increase casting distance but overall when i bank fish i think of MEAT fishing, using live or dead bait and letting the fish come to me rather then me finding the fish.

fishing along hwy 1 from golden meadow to grand isle is always fun because its an unlimited area of endless canal bank right next to the road, just be carefull of road traffic as there is little to no shoulder on most of the roadway so your within a few feet of the cars.

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Posted January 04, 2013 at 1:35pm
'Hold On to'Ya Dreams'

Taxi...right,but get a bright color one,there's 'advanced idiots' that will run you over !!! cheers

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fish taxi Profile Photo
Posted January 04, 2013 at 6:56pm
Colors

Seen bright colors in Delacroix paddling in Bayou Gentilly. I was the only one to slow to idle speed for them except the fella behind me whom I do believe I ticked off. He could see the marina and could taste the land but I dropped a bomb on him and he had to slow down. lmbo

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That guy in the white boots Profile Photo
Posted January 04, 2013 at 7:13pm
fishing

LA 1 is your hotspot. Me, I don't own a cork.

Victor B Profile Photo
Posted January 04, 2013 at 11:45pm
Sorry for the bad pictures I was alone so it was all I could manage.

Sorry for the bad pictures I was alone so it was all I could manage.

Couldnt even pick it up.

Couldnt even pick it up.

Appreciate

Wow I really appreciate all the input ill def try out the cork technique and im gonna have to try to go to la 1 ive been hearing about it for a while. Went out tonight after wind died down and bit was non existant until this...

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That guy in the white boots Profile Photo
Posted January 05, 2013 at 6:03am
my style

All I fish with (really, all the time), is a lead jig head (pick any color) and a soft plastic jig-tail. Sometimes a peice of shrimp on it, but usually not. Cast it out and experiment with the retreive. Examples: Let is sit on the bottom. Bounce it on the bottom. Reel it in slow. Reel it in fast. Reel it medium. Try these styles all while casting it in different directions from where you are standing, whether it's in a boat or the bank. You also will have much more of a chance of catching whatever type of fish is there. Reds and drum usually hit it on the bottom. Specks might hit on the faster retrieve. That is not the rule, but it generally is the norm. Chunking a cork out and waiting for a bite will work, but it is not the best way to fish. I bet if you throw that cork and wait a long time something will bite, but that's not the best way to catch a lot of fish. If I'm fishing light without a lot of tackle, I have 2 packs of jig-tails, and 1 pack of jig heads. 1 in a light or clear color, and 1 in a dark green or black color. I haven't found a lot of difference in the color of the jig head. Also, this time of year when it's kind of slow, I find that the medium size sheephead amd drum hit better if you take the soft plastic off and just have a shrimp on the jighead and work it slow on the bottom. I think they have a hard time due to the shape of their mouth with the soft plastic on the jig head. My favorite light colored bait right now is a Berkley Gulp in the Glow color with the red tip. They got em at Puglia's.

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Posted January 05, 2013 at 6:40pm
Use 2 poles

Set the pole with the cork and market bait out and let ot fish while you use the second pole to fish artificial. Just be sure to secure the pole so that if a fish hits it, you don't lose it. More lines in the water means more chances of catching something. Also, most places where you can launch a boat from, you can bank fish from.

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jls
Posted January 05, 2013 at 7:02pm
Bank Fish

There a Great area By Dockside Club over by Dockside Bait&Tackle

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bonnerbaybay Profile Photo
Posted January 06, 2013 at 9:37am
whoa nah

I have not seen a box of trout caught at the point in a long time. Good job brah.

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Posted January 07, 2013 at 12:01pm
Kayak Fishing

Hey Victor. Try bckfc.org! We have a great group of kayak fishermen with lots of info on where to go and what kind of kayak's we use. First step to buying a kayak is DEMO! Backpacker and Massey's do demo days through out the year. Or meet up with some of our guy's and see whats out there. If you check out the site, look me up. My screen name is Shark Bait. Good luck!

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Posted January 16, 2013 at 4:52pm
Sorry

Hey guys sorry about not replying earlier I really appreciate all the advice! Havent fished, but weather looks good these upcoming days hopefully ill get somr fishing in before the start of the semester! Ill be posting if I get some results.

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