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Capt Steve Himel Marshland AdvenuturesProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
I have not posted in a while. I have been busy with charters, traveling far and wide in Black Bay and Breton Sound in search of the elusive speckled trout. Here is what I have found. The west side of Black Bay has been tough fishing. Areas such as Stone Island, Iron Banks, Fan Rig, Wreck, and Sister Rig have a few nice trout but not enough to make a good trip. If you like drum and sheepshead....  Read More
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June 19 at 12:31pm
Capt Steve Himel Marshland AdvenuturesProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
After a slow spring, the trout have turned on in Lake Pontchartrain. I hit the lake three days in a row to find willing specs hitting live shrimp and small soft plastics. I have using light split shots and letting the live shrimp drift with the current. Most hits came close to the boat about 40 yds from the tressel. I have also been using gulp shrimp Carolina rigged with a 1/4oz. sinker and....  Read More
May 26 at 4:46pm
Capt Steve Himel Marshland AdvenuturesProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
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I have been busy with charters and dancing around the weather lately but I wanted to catch everyone up with what is happening in the area I fish in Breton Sound. The big fish are definitely in Breton Sound around the outside rigs and all along the rock jetties of the MRGO. I have been concentrating my efforts more on the eastern part of the sound instead of the western ares because the water is....  Read More
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June 07, 2013 at 1:35pm
Capt Steve Himel Marshland AdvenuturesProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
I just got a cancellation for a charter on Saturday June 1st. This is prime date and will not last long. Give me call to book this date for a Delacroix charter. For additional information, see me my website at http://www.marshland-adventures.com or call me at 504-458-8737.
Captain Steve Himel
Marshland Adventures
May 20, 2013 at 9:33am
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Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Night Fish!
  • New Boat on the Way!
The spring trout have arrived in the lake! On Monday evening I decided to give my back pier in the Lake (Rats Nest Road) a try so I went to Dockside and picked up some live shrimp. I went out about 6:00 p.m. and started fishing the live shrimp on a Carolina rig. The trout immediately started to bite on almost every cast! The third fish I caught was a 3 pounder! Most were 13'-15' with a few....  Read More
April 17, 2013 at 8:38am
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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Under the Lights!
  • New Boat On The Way!
The lake is beginning to spring to life the last few days with rising water temperatures. I have noticed much more activity around my pier on Lake Pontchartrain, so I decided to crank up the lights last night for the first time this year. I was glad I did! Using dead bait Carolina rigged I was able to catch three drum, one nice keeper trout and three throwback trout in about an hour last night. ....  Read More
April 02, 2013 at 10:14am
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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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I made a quick scouting trip this morning to the Rigolets. I got a late start and picked up 25 live shrimp at the boat launch. I fished in one area the whole morning. The pattern was finding moving water at the mouths of bayous emptying into lagoons on the rising tide. The trout were on the bottom in 6' to 10' of water. I was using a Carolina rig with a quarter ounce sliding sinker. I was....  Read More
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March 30, 2013 at 7:10pm
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Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Early Season Specks!
On Saturday I took a scouting trip with a friend trying to locate some early season specks. The wind was 15 mph out of the east, so we opted to fish some canals, bayous and protected marsh areas near the Rigolets. We started in 10 - 15 feet of water thinking that the fish would be deep with the water temps in the high 50's. After about a half hour without a bite, we moved a little shallower up....  Read More
February 11, 2013 at 9:29am
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Opinions & Responses in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
Does anyone have any experience with the 24ft. Sea Fox Viper bay boat being sold at Boat Stuff. I am considering purchasing the boat but cannot find much information on line about the boat. If anyone has any information it would be appreciated. I can be reached at (504) 458-8737 or email me. Thanks.
February 10, 2013 at 5:57pm
Capt Steve Himel Marshland AdvenuturesProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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With the warm winter we are having, I am expecting an early spring run on trout. Once the water temps reach 60 the trout bite should start in lake on the bridges. One of the best early season techniques is trolling. Trolling success usually begins at the Causeway on some of the warmer sunny days in February and soon after the bridges on the eastern end start producing. I am ready for trolling....  Read More
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February 01, 2013 at 9:21am
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Caernarvon in Southeast Louisiana
After nearly a month of low tides, the water has returned and the ducks are making their way back to the shallow broken marsh areas that we were hunting during the first split. Today was not a home run, but the action was better than it has been. A late morning flight of teal mixed with some mottled ducks and spoonbills made for a late season exciting hunt. After the hunt, we did some....  Read More
January 08, 2013 at 4:12pm
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Waterfowl and Duck Hunting in Caernarvon in Southeast Louisiana
The ducks are on their way! We are starting to see more and more ducks each day on our leases in the Caernarvon and Reggio area. The marsh is in great shape and it should be a great season. If you are looking for a place to hunt I have a membership open in my duck hunting club. Please check out the classified ads for more details or email me at schimelcpa@aol.com
October 03, 2011 at 7:47pm
Capt Steve Himel Marshland AdvenuturesProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
Windy Day in Delacroix

Today I took out Mark Hartman and some of his clients from the Baton Rouge area. They stayed overnight at Delacro Joes the night before and were eager to go in the morning. The only problem was a stiff southeast wind. We began around Four Horse Lake and were catching a few, but they were on the small side. So we headed a little closer to the outside and found some....  Read More
May 26, 2011 at 9:46am
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Turkey Hunting in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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  • Good Friday Gobbler
Finally got him! After chasing turkeys for six hunts and missing one last week, I was finally able to take a nice bird on Good Friday. The bird weighted 16 lbs. had a 9 1/2 inch beard and 1" spurs. This was a mature bird for the piney woods around Folsom. After hearing him gobble all morning, a made a move closer to him at about 7:45 and put out a decoy in front of me in a clearcut with....  Read More
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April 02, 2010 at 9:27pm
Capt Steve Himel Marshland AdvenuturesProfile Photo
Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
LATE LIMITS! Sometimes it takes a while to get-em! We started out early Saturday morning at an island that I had been doing well all season on big trout. Everything looked good but the fish were not there. With only two trout after a half-hour, we headed to an area in western Blank Bay and found an “every cast” bite of small fish and fooled around with them for a while putting about 20....  Read More
June 28, 2009 at 11:00am
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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
IT DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER! The fishing right now is awesome in Black Bay and Breton Sound. We have been catching huge trout, reds, drum! On Friday I had the owner of Don’s Seafood out with his lovely wife. They wanted to get in a few hours of fishing before getting back to work and wanted some big trout that we have been catching. I headed to the spot that I have been catching them on a....  Read More
June 14, 2009 at 9:58am
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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
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  • BOX SHOT - TWO MAN LIMIT
The fishing has been nothing short of outstanding the past few days. Today was typical. We filled the bait well up with live croakers and headed outside. Our fist stop was a small wellhead in the sound and as soon as the lines hit the water – IT WAS ON – EVERY CAST ACTION! on 14”-16” inch trout. We started off with croakers Carolina rigged and quickly switched over to plastic. Speculizers....  Read More
May 12, 2009 at 8:36pm
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Inshore Fishing in Delacroix Island in Southeast Louisiana
SCOUTING REPORT – DELACRIOX/HOPEDALE – IT’S ALMOST TIME!

I have not been fishing much during the past weeks due to the wind. My customers like to fish for big trout outside and that has not been happening with the wind, so I have rescheduled most of them. With some time on my hands, I spent the last two days preparing and scouting for my upcoming charters. On Thursday, I hit the east side....  Read More
May 09, 2009 at 9:29am
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Turkey Hunting in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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NUMBER TWO! A TURKEY SEASON TO REMEMBER

I concluded an unbelievable turkey season this morning scoring on my second gobbler in six hunts. This is the first season in about 14 years that I turkey hunted. I recently leased a small tract of land in the Folsom area for deer hunting, close to home. While looking at the property I saw a turkey and noticed quite a few tracks and heard one....  Read More
April 15, 2009 at 10:52am
Capt Steve Himel Marshland AdvenuturesProfile Photo
Turkey Hunting in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
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After hunting this gobbler for 4 days, I finally got him this morning at 7:04 a.m. I have seen him for three of the four hunts I made, but was never able to score. I would move he would move. I would call he would gobble but never come in. Finally everything came together this morning. I went back to where I saw him yesterday and built a good ground blind. I put out two decoys. Early I....  Read More
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April 10, 2009 at 8:13am

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