I deleted a video of one of my guys and his first redfish. Since everyone was quick with the insults and attacking my service, to which you are entitled to as a citizen of the United States. You're welcome. So let me put my foot in my mouth now, since it seems to be the thing to do on here - I started fishing a little over a year ago to "get away" and relax from my job of doing things.... Read More
Going to the 'tau this Sunday with a guy from my unit. I want to show him and his wife what Redfish and specks are and why Louisiana is world-famous for them. So far I'm armed with GULP! Shrimp and a castnet. Will be going to the bridge just before Grand Chenier, any advice on where to go and how to get them?
Went to the Cameron Jetties last Sunday and saw a few people catching some nice 3lbs.-7lbs. Reds in the morning, then the Gafftopsail Catfish started showing up in droves. They were good size, about 5-12lbs., and were hitting cut mullet like it was going out of style. I also plopped a Gulp! shrimp jig around the rocks and got some rat Reds, a small speck, and a nice flounder that got away. Then.... Read More
Rented a boat from the Army Recreation center with a buddy Sunday and although the trolling motor was busted, the depth finder was broken, and the ignition switch was mostly torn out (junior soldiers "joe" breaking stuff) we still managed to find some fish in Toro Bay. The wind was too much and our worms died with an hour (even when covered!) and then turned to goo with 3 hours but.... Read More
I need a final answer - can you eat Gaspergou (Goo, Goo-fish, Freshwater drum)? I seem to be catching a lot lately and I get answers from different people in my unit such as "Yes", "Heck no", "make a stew outta the small ones", and my favorite "They taste like fresh steaming turds".
*Can you eat them, how safe is it (my wife is pregnant again), and if.... Read More
Looking for some good "fishin buddy" camouflage! Every time I take our Company Commo specialist out fishing, the fish don't do a thing...but when I go it alone I tear them up! I'm beginning to think the fish see him and run away laughing at him. I need a way to hide him until the fish start biting. Yes, SPC "Hillbilly" I'm talking about you, you reading this?
A buddy at my unit and I went to the spillway yesterday after release formation. Since the Dam hasn't run in a while the fishing was limited to a bunch of smaller fish. We saw a lot of bigger fish out there but couldn't figure what they wanted, probably should have shelved out the money for some shiners. We caught one decent 2 lbs. catfish, one small kentucky bass, and a bunch of bluegill. The.... Read More
I've been going below the dam and all I've been able to catch is some nice bass, but I'm looking for either Stripers, Sac-a-lait, or White Bass. Any idea how to get these fish from shore either below the dam or on shore at the lake this time of year?
Got my limit of flounder from shore Friday. I'm taking my buddy from Afghanistan (He's home from Iraq on R&R) Monday to get him some of this action. He even gets me drinks! (see picture). "Gulp!" shrimp are awesome in the Sabine Wildlife refuge, they worked better than live shrimp!
I also went to Holly Beach to surf fish and just got a lot of hardheads, but action was fast.... Read More
Also, what am I missing at Sabine NWR this month? With gas prices just insane and operational junk here at Fort Polk I can't get out there in what I've been told is the best time of the year for inshore fishing. BTW- Gulp! baits are amazing! Just make sure the water is clear enough for the fish to see and smell them.
Besides the usual Sabine Wildlife Refuge areas, anywhere else good to shore fish around Cameron / Hackberry / Sulphur / Holly beach areas? I'll also be into surf fishing here soon when I get my surf gear. Looking to catch specks, flounder, sheepshead, and anything else fun or odd - and can't afford a boat just yet (military paychecks, won't starve but won't get rich). I am willing to go.... Read More
Slow fishing from shore at Sabine Wildlife Refuge. Hoghead Island gully would have been a hotspot - if you like Hardheads! A few small redfish and a few small black drum to go along with them, but all were too small and were released. There is a considerable amount of trash at this place so watch your line, people leave rope from crabbing all over the bottom. On a good note, the amount of crabs.... Read More