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Freshwater Fishing in Caernarvon in Southeast Louisiana

sac a lait

Was wondering if anyone has caught any crappie in the last few years.I had tried everywhere on the east bank from St. Bernard to Point La Hache with Lil or no luck especially in St.Bernard.I believe the siphons all but killed the species in St. Bernard.Any one else have any thoughts on this?
February 15, 2013 at 6:12pm
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Posted February 15, 2013 at 8:50pm

The last few storms have taken a toll on the sacalait . I've fished sacalait for 30 years , mainly in tickfaw , blind , and Amite rivers .

Sacalait fishing was awesome before Katrina . It wasn't nothing to catch 80 keepers before noon and then go back in the evening and catch another 80 , if you wanted . It has never recovered since , and these last few storms hasn't helped the situation . You can still catch a few but it's tough fishing .

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Posted February 15, 2013 at 9:21pm
Sac a lait

Yes before the storm I was able to easily catch 50 crappie in no time.Just don't understand why Bass, Reds,and Trout haven't missed a beat,but can't find Crappie nowhere in St.Bernard. Thanks for your input.

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Posted February 15, 2013 at 9:44pm

Sacalait are delicate . You can throw a catfish in the bottom of the boat and he'll live for a long time , where a sacalait will be dead in 10 minutes . I guess that's why the catfish and bass survive the storms better than sacalait .

I'm thinking about getting a lil pond boat and start trying to catch a few in the ponds . It's either that or go fight the bass fishermen in the spillway . I just hate pulling a boat that far .

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Posted February 16, 2013 at 8:24am
Highway 51 canal and Tchefunte Rivers

Did the storm surge kill off the sac-a-lait in The Highway canal and Tchefuncte River and Tangipahoa River/ Bedico Creek and Bayou Lacombe too?

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Posted February 16, 2013 at 1:16pm

Was down fishing from laplace to manchac last weekend. Sacalait are almost non existent in the area. talked to lots of fishermen and no one has really caught many at all since the storm.

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Posted February 20, 2013 at 12:10pm
glad you posted this...

I have fished the same area, the same pond, off of the pearl river for 20 years. I would allway come out with HUGE stringers. Last few years, i am lucky if I catch 10 fish. I could not understand what happened, but it this theory seems reasonable.

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