Fished about 1 mile east of the entrance and 1 mile west of the entrance. Lures and dead shrimp--not a bite!!! The water was very dirty. First time out there so I am not sure if that's normal. Nonetheless, got some excercise and it was nice and peaceful out there!
Filmed a Tag n Release Louisiana Sportsman TV show with Greg Hackney in Lafitte. Four times we had (doubles)2 big reds on at the same time. Plus a few nice trout. Most caught on a Strike King Pure Poison white sight fishing. I can not wait to see the show.
Today was Captain Jack’s first day back on the water since his last charter (April 12). He jumped on the boat with Mr. Steve Best, Mr. Darryl Jans, and their buddy, Mr. Kenny Verzwyvelt. Today’s trip consisted of 56 trout and 10 reds. The biggest red landed was 33 pounds and the smallest weighing 21. They released another 100 trout measuring 11 ¾ inches long; some smaller. All fish were.... Read More
A friend and I are thinking about going to venice this Sunday. The tide looks great and weather does too accept that it suppose to be 12mph winds with 16mph gust. I haven't been there in over 10yrs and it's a 2hour ride. Does anybody think it will be a good day to catch fish. We will be in a 19ft bay boat if that helps any. Any good spots to try out would be helpful also. Thanks in advance
Oyster dredging was legalized in Big Lake in 2005 while CCA was too busy in bed with the LWF Commission working to get the restrictive speck limits passed. Here's a graph showing the LDWF Oyster Stock Assessments on the east side of Calcasieu Lake from 2004-2013. Note the near total destruction.
Oyster issues on the E side of the state are more complex with freshwater diversions and the.... Read More
Bull reds can be caught in the passes between Louisiana inshore waters and the Gulf of Mexico at any time of year either from a boat, from the jetties, or from bridges and piers. The keys are putting the right bait in the right spot on appropriate gear to land the fish. Bull reds are primarily bottom feeders, and they are more strongly dependent on.... Read More
We've been slaying the bull reds in the Cameron Jetties this past year, boating an average of 6 or so per trip, sometimes wearing everyone out. Cracked crab on a 7/0 Gamagatsu Octopus J hook is much more effective than cut mullet. Great times. I've attached a pic of our favorite spots.
1. Good spot when it is too rough outside, about 50 yards N of green channel marker right across.... Read More
Since it has received minimal public notice, I will mention that CCA succeeded in getting their tripletail restrictions passed. In Louisiana, it is no longer legal to keep more than 5 tripletail or to keep individuals shorter than 18'. Both LDWF and CCA have been keeping this quiet, but the new regulation was published in the Louisiana Register in February, making it official and.... Read More
Made a trip Tuesday night with a couple buddy's and the fish were stacked in the marsh. We shot 15 reds, a few drum, some sheephead and ended up shooting a 6 foot gar which I think almost caused more damage than what it's worth. We also seen a gar even bigger than the one we shot but didn't wanna risk tearing anything up.
I had the pleasure of fishing with some returning customers from Cabelas in Gonzales and their 9 year old daughter. We had 2 boats out this day. Our day started out cold, wet, and windy, about 25 to 30 windy. The rain let up after a few hours and it warmed up a little thought out the day. We even got a little sun later in the day, but the wind never stopped. We still had a great day putting 14.... Read More
Wanted to post about my trip this past Sunday, 11/3/13 to Indian Creek. I've heard a lot of talk about it being a 'dead sea'. Well, keep believing that, and I'll keep going there to catch nice bass! Weather: Blue Bird sky, temps in the low 50's(low 43,high 65), water temp:64-67°, clarity: 6-8'. With the time change, my plans got paque'd, so I was an hour late arriving, after having.... Read More