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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Sunday night box
Sorry for the late report. Sunday evening I got the text from Capt. Scott 'wanna go'. Well I gladly accepted the offer. We met up at the launch for 7:30 and headed to our first set of lights. As soon as we pulled up shrimp were popping out the water. Caught fish the whole time at these lights just a lot of throwbacks. Did manage a few keepers and decided to move on. We made a few.... Read More
September 24, 2013 at 8:19am
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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Box
  • Hammers
The new Tiger Bait and Shrimp Creole Matrix Shad got it done on Saturday (11-3-12)in Lake P.!! Put 23 solid trout on ice.
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November 05, 2012 at 1:33pm
troutsman (Jarett M.) Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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Been a while since I posted any reports, haven't been fishing as much as I would like to thanks to the weather. Here's a report from Saturday (3-10-12).

Woke up Saturday morning and the wind wasn't as bad as it had been the last few days. Drove past the lakefront and the lake looked good. Went back and picked up the boat and headed out to the Causeway. When I hit the bridge I started.... Read More
March 12, 2012 at 8:51am
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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Some of Sunday's foggy box
  • Monday's drive home on the Causeway (mid-lake)
Made a morning trip with my neighbor this past Sunday to 'the big bridge' in Lake P. Launched at Mandeville Harbor and as soon as we were out of the harbor the fog slapped us. Made the slow damp ride to the bridge and dropped the trolling motor and started working the poles. Caught a couple nice ones right away but had to work at the rest to try and build a nice box. My neighbor caught on.... Read More
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November 22, 2011 at 9:06am
troutsman (Jarett M.) Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Part of the school
  • 1st one I caught
  • Copper Whopper!!
Made a morning trip Saturday to run the big boat and do a little fishing. Not a whole lot to show for that morning. On the way back to the launch I saw some birds diving and a whole lot of splashing going on. I pointed the bow toward the birds and saw a whole lot of red. It was the largest school of reds feeding that I have ever seen in the lake. I wish I had my video camera with me, taking.... Read More
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October 17, 2011 at 4:16pm
troutsman (Jarett M.) Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Lola's Catch!!
  • She was some proud of that hardhead!!
  • Nice red
Haven't posted in a while, been busy working on the boat and trailer. Getting it ready for the fall run! In between repairs the family and I would jump in the boat for a little ride/line wetting. Haven't been catching much to brag about, my wife and daughters can't seem to get it together for those early morning trips. My daughter Lola caught her first fish (on her own) and was super.... Read More
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August 20, 2011 at 3:40pm
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Opinions & Responses in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
I know someone has asked this question before. What is the best way to clean a fiberglass boat hull? I can get the outside clean, its the inside on the floors that have been giving me trouble. Should I use bleach? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Jarett
August 15, 2011 at 4:28pm
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Events & Announcements in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
Our 5th meeting of the year is to be held this Tuesday July 19th.

We will meet from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Grillot's Restaurant and Oyster Bar.

They are located @ 2100 Florida St. in Mandeville.

So come on by and check us out and grab a bite to eat!! We will have a guest speaker as well.

Any questions feel free to contact me at jarett@gcfcla.com

****As always we would like to thank.... Read More
July 18, 2011 at 9:36am
troutsman (Jarett M.) Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • 6-12-11
  • Box shot 6-12-11
Made a morning trip with my wife Sunday (6-12-11) to Lake Pontchartrain. Got an early start and headed to Dockside Bait and Tackle to pick up some live shrimp. Said hello to the Dockside crew and headed over to the tracks. Got a spot just in time as they were filling up quick. Started throwing the sliding corks and it didn't take long to find the first trout. However we had to pick through.... Read More
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June 13, 2011 at 9:03pm
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Inshore Fishing in Bayou Bienvenue in Southeast Louisiana
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  • The box
  • Out da box
Made a trip yesterday with a fellow Geaux Coastal Fishing Club member (John H). Had to work for them in the wind but we managed to put a decent box together. Fished until early afternoon and ended the day with 34 trout. Thanks again John, was starting to shake due to lack of fishing!
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November 29, 2010 at 9:19am
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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • 10-2-10
Been out of commission for a while installing wood floors in the house so haven't made too many trips lately.

Made a quick trip yesterday morning to my favorite haunt in the lake. Got the boat in the water just as the sun was cracking the horizon. Saw lots of bait moving along the shoreline and decide to give the top water a couple attempts. That was it just attempts, no takers. Made my.... Read More
October 11, 2010 at 11:32am
troutsman (Jarett M.) Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Amanda's 1st place trout!!!!
  • Nice Lake P trout
  • Dad with a solid trout
This past Saturday was Geaux Coastal Fishing Club's monthly tournament. My wife and my dad joined me in search of some big trout. We got to Dockside at around 4:40am and was the third boat in line to launch. Got the boat launched, picked up the live shrimp, and talked with Terry for a few before making our way to the 5 mile trout hole. The early morning was off to a slow start. My wife.... Read More
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June 30, 2010 at 8:11am
troutsman (Jarett M.) Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • The 2 hammers of the day
  • tailgate shot
  • the box shot!!
My wife told me on Friday that my Father's Day gift from her and my 2 daughters was to spend my Sunday morning fishing. Alarm went off at 3:00 am and I jumped out of bed and began preparing for the morning. Made my way over to Dockside to pick up some live shrimps before heading south to the 5 miles of structure. Got to my spot in plenty enough time to watch the sunrise and had the place all.... Read More
June 22, 2010 at 8:06pm
troutsman (Jarett M.) Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • box shot
  • Ole Speck's hammer on the left
  • Finally got my daughter to take a picture with a trout!!! Made me proud!!! Hopefully she will have t
Had to cancel the club tournament due to the weather predictions so us 'die hards' Ole Speck and I made a bittersweet trip yesterday to Lake P. The whole way to Dockside we were talking about how we felt guilty about making a trip with everything happening out in the gulf with this oil spill.

Got to Dockside and there was only 1 boat launching before us. Made the damp trip across the lake.... Read More
May 02, 2010 at 12:07pm
troutsman (Jarett M.) Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • The big girl of the day
  • Box shot
  • another shot of the hammers
Talked earlier in the week with a fellow Geaux Coastal Fishing Club member eastofmrgo about a possible Saturday morning trip depending on what the winds were going to do. Well got the confirmation call and was pumped up for a day of fishing. Alarm went off at 4:30am and got everything ready and met up with Buddy "hot hand" (eastofmrgo) at Dockside Bait & Tackle. Just as I pulled.... Read More
April 18, 2010 at 11:53am
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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • today's catch
  • Wednesday morning box shot
Got 2 reports from this week:

Before work I have been hitting my early morning spot. Fished for a little over an hour each day only to have a skunk in the box all week except for Wednesday. Ended up with 3 decent trout all caught on plastic 2' under a cork.

Today's report:

Got the okay from the wife for an early morning trip to scout out the "Big Bridge" before taking the kiddos.... Read More
April 10, 2010 at 8:07pm
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Inshore Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
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Geaux Coastal Fishing Club

Members/Guest.....

This is a reminder that our next club meeting is this Thursday night April 8th at Louisiana Grill located at 2223 N Causeway Blvd, Mandeville, LA 70471 and will start at 6:45 PM. Our Guest speaker for this meeting will be Capt. Christian from Sea Tow. I'm sure he will have a lot of useful information that we all can benefit from. Come on by.... Read More
April 06, 2010 at 2:27pm
troutsman (Jarett M.) Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Not too bad
  • box shot
  • St. Patty's trio
I as well as most have been anxiously awaiting the spring weather to get on some trout. Well the past couple of mornings I have been waking up early to wet a line before I start my workday. The first morning caught 5 with 3 keepers, next morning caught 6 with 4 keepers. Not too bad for only being out an hour and a half. All were caught on plastic. Hope this is a good sign for things to come! Now.... Read More
March 18, 2010 at 11:38am
troutsman (Jarett M.) Profile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
My father-in-laws boat has 2 batteries. I am only getting 12 volts to the trolling motor plug and the motor seems sluggish. The trolling motor is a 24 volt 55lb thurst. Here is how the batteries are currently hooked up: Battery #1 has the big motor and all electronics(depth finder, lights, etc.) hooked up to it. Battery #2 has just the trolling motor hooked up to it. That is why I am only.... Read More
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January 08, 2010 at 7:41pm
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Opinions & Responses in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
To everyone that was involved in putting on this event:

I just got finished watching online the episode of Louisiana Sportsman TV about The Wounded War Heroes Tournmanet held @ Delta Marina. I have to say what an outstanding job on televising such a great event. What an AWESOME way to show our appreciation to the men and women who have fought and are fighting for our freedom. I hope this.... Read More
November 06, 2009 at 1:38pm

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