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Inshore Fishing in The Rigolets / Lake Catherine in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Ryan's redfish
My son Ryan is in town for the week and we've been fishing most every day. Yesterday, we caught a mess of fish in the Rigolets while hooked to the trestle. This is Ryan with one of the stud redfish he caught.
October 11, 2013 at 8:13am
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Boats in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
The water alarm went off twice while running my 200hpdi yesterday. I had to stop, remove the cowling and empty the fuel filter - didn't drain the Racor yet. Seems that I just changed the Racor filter element and the main filter element - but I guess it needs replacing again.



I'm not using E-10 because there are several gas stations here selling 87 octane straight gas and I always add.... Read More
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August 09, 2011 at 8:35am
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Inshore Fishing in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
We got 3 dozen live shrimp and launched at the Rigolets Marina at 07:30. Our plan was to fish the Biloxi Marsh with plastics but the shrimp was insurance. The 25 minute run across Lake Borgne was smooth with just enough chop to put some air under the hull. My boat cruised at 30 mph doing a steady 3900 rpm. The trout and flounder ignored all our plastics but ate all 3 dozen shrimp by 12:30. .... Read More
October 18, 2010 at 8:32pm
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Inshore Fishing in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
It was a perfect day, almost. Ran accross L. Borgne from the Rigolets to the Biloxi marsh and fished the points with moving water on the falling tide. Little trout and rat reds were plentiful, slamming DOA shrimp under a rattle cork. We kept 18 good size trout, a flounder, a sheepshead and several channel mullet caught on live shrimp.



The bad part of the day was when my 200hpdi ran out of.... Read More
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October 09, 2010 at 7:28am
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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
Thursday was a beautiful day on Lake P. It was me, Randy & Dr. Don on my Bayscout. We fished Geohagen, the twin spans and the trestle. I caught 3 nice reds, 2 trout and a flounder. Dr. Don caught 2 reds and 3 trout. Randy got the skunk. Dr. Don informed me that I had caught a Coonass Grand Slam, redfish-trout-flounder. I'm going to enjoy poking fun at Randy until the next time he.... Read More
May 07, 2010 at 6:50am
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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
Fished yesterday between Hwy 11 and the trestle. I was surprised to catch a nice blue cat there and wonder why the water in Lake P supports these freshwater fish? We haven't had an abundance of rain recently and the water should be too salty for freshwater catfish. Is this normal?
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April 23, 2010 at 8:03am
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Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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Looking for someone in the Slidell area to buff out my boat and wax inside & out, my place or yours. 24' Scout bay boat. Contact me at geoff2u@aol.com
March 13, 2010 at 10:12am
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Inshore Fishing in Bayou Bienvenue in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Florida Pelicans
Helen had cabin fever and needed some fishing, so I got some shrimp at the fish market here and we fished the bottom at the mouth of the canal, water temp 60 degrees. There were a lot of boats sitting at anchor and we found a spot near the rocks which gave us some room to cast without fouling lines with the other boats. Helen caught a keeper redfish on her first cast and we kept busy catching.... Read More
February 21, 2010 at 7:21am
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Fishing in Louisiana
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"Who dat sayin they can beat those Saints?"
February 08, 2010 at 7:40am
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Inshore Fishing in The Rigolets / Lake Catherine in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Biggest was 30"
Our brief moment of fame, caught on tape by the cameraman on Frank Davis' boat. At the end of the report, we were in Randy's ROBALO going up Geohagen Bayou as he was coming out.



http://www.wwltv.com/frank-davis/Fishing-will-heat-up-as-soon-as-weather-does-81564962.html



The funny part is, as we were going by Frank gave us thumbs down and held his nose (fishing stinks.) We fished the exact.... Read More
January 15, 2010 at 4:40am
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Inshore Fishing in The Rigolets / Lake Catherine in Southeast Louisiana
Fished yesterday with Brian (lunkerbaldwin) from noon to 4 and we got into the redfish immediately and had 10 keepers by 1:30 and culled a few after that. We lost count but probably caught and released 20 more. Water temp up the Geoghegan Canal was 44.5 degrees. The trout were there on the fishfinder but not biting, probably in shock from the cold. If the water temp drops much further, we.... Read More
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January 07, 2010 at 5:13am
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Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
Is there a prop shop near Slidell? I emailed one in Covington and their prices are crazy. All I need is a general going over and some cup in the blade tips, no polishing. The prop is not hurt. It's a 15-1/4" X 18 Powertech 3-blade OFX.
January 01, 2010 at 8:05am
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Inshore Fishing in The Rigolets / Lake Catherine in Southeast Louisiana
Rich fished with me and we decided to try Geoghegans again since the wind chill was brutal and wanted to stay close to the marina ramp. We saw Randy and his dog in his kayak (crazy mofo) and he tied off to my boat and joined us. Randy's dog is well-behaved and was no problem, gave us a few laughs when we landed fish.



Rich and I caught 32 keeper specks and 2 nice white trout. We tutored.... Read More
December 29, 2009 at 6:46am
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Inshore Fishing in The Rigolets / Lake Catherine in Southeast Louisiana
Wife and I fished a short time in Geohagens Canal and kept 5 nice redfish. I caught one and she caught the other 4. Only one short red throwback (her's) and a couple pulled off the hook. We only fished a couple hours because her feet got too cold. We'll be shopping for some warm socks and footwear for her.



Before you guys bash me for being stomped by her, it's my job to put her on fish.... Read More
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December 27, 2009 at 6:22am
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Inshore Fishing in The Rigolets / Lake Catherine in Southeast Louisiana
Fished Monday up the geoghegan canal. It was like a parking lot, but the fish were there. Kept 17 trout, 4 reds and a flounder. All caught on white glow doa cal on 3/8 jighead and purple beetle on 1/4 jighead. They wanted it on the bottom, pop it and they hit on the fall.
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December 23, 2009 at 6:19am
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Inshore Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
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I'm retired and fish often but fishing alone is difficult, launching the boat and such, because of my back problems. Another retired gent fishes with me sometimes but not often enough - he has an 18' Scully and I have a 24' Bayscout - we alternate boats, depending on conditions and where we plan to fish.



So I'd like to meet others in the same situation, who have a boat and fish alone on.... Read More
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November 24, 2009 at 6:07am
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Inshore Fishing in The Rigolets / Lake Catherine in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Est. 40 pounds.
Wife and I parked the boat on anchor in Sawmill Pass and enjoyed catching a variety of species on live shrimp. Steady action produced a lot of small trout, channel mullet, sheepshead, drum and Helen caught 6 sting rays. I cleaned a dozen trout, two sheepshead and three channel mullet. Big surprise of the day was this monster drum. We remembered the camera, so here's a picture of the beast.
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November 15, 2009 at 8:46am
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Inshore Fishing in The Rigolets / Lake Catherine in Southeast Louisiana
Rich and I fished his boat from 10:00 to 3:00, put in at the fort. First stop at the L&N produced a couple trout on plastic, nothing on shrimp, but the current was ripping out too fast. We tried to pull anchor but it was stuck for good and had to cut off an expensive Fortress anchor and chain.



Ran through the ICW and into Counterfeit Pass, fished some likely spots and nothing. On the.... Read More
November 04, 2009 at 6:39am
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Inshore Fishing in The Rigolets / Lake Catherine in Southeast Louisiana
Rich and I left the fort ramp around 10am and immediately saw several flocks of birds diving in L. Catherine. We picked up a few small keeper trout on plastics under the birds then ran over to Unknown Pass. We fished the trestle for a short while and got another trout and a 19" drum on shrimp which I gave to a nearby fisherman. Then we ran over to fish in a bayou that leads to Goose.... Read More
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October 27, 2009 at 6:18am
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Inshore Fishing in The Rigolets / Lake Catherine in Southeast Louisiana
I met two other retired gents and we fished my boat for the two afternoons. Rich is retired state trooper and John is retired Army helicopter pilot (Vietnam and other more recent wars.) Rich has a nice home on the bayou near the Rigolets and caught bait off his dock, pogeys and shrimp. John and I are both disabled Army vets so we had a lot to talk about. Fished Monday with Rich and Tuesday.... Read More
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October 21, 2009 at 7:03am

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