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I have a day off this Monday that I plan on spending on the water. I don't travel down Hwy 23 much, but want to learn a few spots to fish. Weather reports look promising, with light SSE winds. . . what side of the Mississippi should we fish? Will it even matter with that wind direction?

Planning on launching from Delta, but may launch from Beshels if the east side sounds like the better bet.

Opinions? Thanks in advance!

May 17, 2013 at 9:47am

Hey guys,

I was planning a weekend fishing/camping trip with my son this weekend, but with the weather coming in, I decided to skip the camping and just get some fishing in on Sunday.

We're gonna fish from the side of LA1; we have had luck at the second bridge in the past (Thunder Bayou). Think the specks have made it that way yet or still a few weeks too early? Any other spots to try?

Also, any bridge reports? Just curious as to whether or not to try and get down there early to fish under the lights at night.

Thank you all for the help!

Update***
Went down there and fished and found a few! We ended up going over the Toll and taking the right to get to the old hwy 1. Then we just drove down hwy 1 looking for 'fishy' spots. Managed a few specks at a spot where water runs under the road, and we picked up a few more down by the second bridge before getting to Elmers.

Nothing of substantial size, and quite a few throwbacks. We used cocahoe minnows mainly- set my son up under a cork and he was good to go! I tried a topwater but other than a couple hits, ended up with nothing.

At the end of the day, we had 15 trout in the box, ranging from 12-15 inches. Only caught one red and he was small. We had a blast though, and can't wait to get back!

March 22, 2013 at 12:56am

Gonna be taking a trip down to the isle next week and will be looking to get some live shrimp. Have the bait shops in Grand Isle started carrying shrimp yet?

How about any other bait shops on the way down?

Thanks!

March 08, 2013 at 9:08am

Plans originally called for staying at a friend's camp in Grand Isle for the long weekend. While that will no longer be happening, I did want to try to get out on the water at some point over the weekend. I will be taking the kayak out, so as not to have to worry about damaged boat launches or new underwater obstructions.

Any ideas as to where to put in? Bobby Lynn's in Leeville? Bason's? PAC? Further west in Dularge?

I am sure the local economy will appreciate whatever stimulus we can give them!

August 31, 2012 at 9:33am
A comment titled: boat launch in response to a report titled: Where to go this weekend?

jls, we caught them all on Gulp shrimp under a cork. And there is a launch for boats at Jugs down on 315. There was a good amount of boats on Saturday, so you shouldn't miss it.

Weren't you the one saying no one should be fishing this weekend?

September 02, 2012 at 9:04pm
A comment titled: Kayak launch in response to a report titled: Where to go this weekend?

Drive to the VERY end of 315 and you will see a small launch on your left. Be careful, as the launch is muddy and is very easy to slip and fall into the mud!

September 02, 2012 at 9:00pm
A comment titled: Fished Dularge today in response to a report titled: Where to go this weekend?

I appreciate the heads-up on Dularge! Took my son down this afternoon and fished out the kayak on the east side of Dularge. Tore the reds up in a single spot- kept our 2 man limit and stayed to catch and release a good bit more. Water was on the dirty side, and no trout were in sight, but if you're looking for reds, Dularge is definitely available!

September 01, 2012 at 11:47pm
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