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DROVE FROM LAFAYETTE TO FISH LARTO THURS AND FRIDAY. NOT MANY SAC A LAIT, BUT THE ONES WE HAD WERE BIGGGGGG. DOC B AND I WERE FISHING IN AN AREA WITH MANY YOYO'S IN THE TREES( NOT TO MENTION YOYO'S IN BOATS), WHEN WE STARTED GETTING A FEW BITES AROUND THIS PARTICULAR TREE WITH A FEW DRY YOYO'S IN IT, WHEN THIS WINGNUT DRIVES UP WITH HIS OUTBOARD TO THE TREE WE WERE FISHING. AS WE SAT THERE SPEECHLESS, HE PROCEEDS TO TELL US THAT HE IS BAITING HIS YOYO'S, AND ASKED IF WE WERE CATCHING THIS MORNING. NEEDLESS TO SAY, HE GOT AN EARFUL, AND DIDNT COME ANYWHERE NEAR US FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

April 24, 2010 at 9:03am

CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT THE TEAL BAG LIMIT IS DURING THE REGULAR DUCK SEASON?? I KNOW ITS 4 FOR THE TEAL SEASON, BUT I COULD HAVE SWORN IT WAS 6 FOR THE REG SEASON, IF THATS THE ONLY DUCKS YOU KILL. THANKS.

August 20, 2009 at 4:49pm

t-sos and i decided to give it a go this past sunday. we smoked the reds, and caught a bunch of specks too. fished the weirs at rollover. cant wait to go back.

January 31, 2008 at 2:09pm

went out today with neaux sheaux and bree despite the frigid conditions. caught a few in the early morning before the cold weather sent us back to the truck. bree was the top dog today. must have been practicing his technique in his back yard or something. plan on going back sunday with t-sos if weather permits.

January 25, 2008 at 7:22pm

redeye, i'm thinking of making the trip from lafayette in the next few days. i have an uncle from lake charles that i fish with when i come this way. any suggestions on where to look for reds? thanks.

January 22, 2008 at 9:00pm

does anyone have any advice on fishing INSIDE marsh island for reds this time of year? i know the bay area fairly well, but have never been inside the island. thanks.

January 22, 2008 at 8:54pm

WENT OUT TO THE MARSH YESTERDAY WITH NEAUX SHEAUX AND BREE. GOT THREE LIMITS OF GOOD SIZED REDS, AND ABOUT TEN THROW BACKS. BREE WAS OFF HIS GAME, BUT WE WERE HAPPY TO HELP HIM FINISH OUT HIS LIMIT. LEFT 'EM BITING. CANT WAIT TO GO BACK.

January 12, 2008 at 11:26am

hey, fellers... i need some help. i just bought an xpress hd 20 footer with a four stroke 115 yammy on a 6inch jackplate. bought the boat new and told the dealer to put the jack on because i fish shallow areas alot. heres the problem...the first time i put the boat in the water, i noticed it sits pretty low in the back as compared to the front end. and when coming off plane i have to watch it or the water wants to come in the back. now..would taking off the jackplate help the boat sit more level in the water??some people told me it probably wouldnt matter that much and some have said that it is acting like a counterweight, moving that heavy 4 stroke back away from the boat, making the transom dip. any suggestions???

December 06, 2007 at 4:04pm

REDEYE, THINKING ABOUT DRIVING FROM LAFAYETTE TOMORROW TO BIG LAKE. ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHERE YOU WOULD TRY FOR SPECKS?

THANKS, P- BACK

November 07, 2007 at 3:27pm

HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF THISTLETHWAITE HAVING A LOT OF RATTLESNAKES? I HAVE BEEN THERE A FEW TIMES BUT HAVE NEVER SEEN THESES FEROCIOUS SNAKES. TALKED TO A FEW PEOPLE WHO HAVE TOLD ME ABOUT THESE SNAKES, EVEN A GAME WARDEN. A BUDDY OF MINE TOLD ME A FEW DAYS AGO 2 OR 3 PEOPLE HAD TO BE AIR LIFTED OUT OF THERE BECAUSE OF SNAKE BITES. P.S. IS THERE AN AREA ON THE PROPERTY WHERE THE PALMETTOS ARENT AS BAD?? I'D LIKE TO SHOOT A FEW SQUIRRELS THERE IF I COULD. THANKS.

October 16, 2007 at 4:26pm

had my mind set on an xpress center console/ bayboat, and i am very close to ordering one, but i have been hearing reports of hull problems, cracking and such. anyone out there have the HD18CC or the HD20CC? advice needed. thanks.

August 16, 2007 at 3:32pm

had my mind set on an xpress center console/ bayboat and am very close to ordering one, but i have been hearing bad reports on their hulls, cracking and such. anyone out there have the hd18cc or the hd20cc? advice needed. thanks.

August 16, 2007 at 3:27pm

redeye, you seem to be the man around big lake. any idea where i could catch a few flounder? i've heard possibly in oyster bayou. not sure where that is. planning to go out there monday or tuesday. any help would be appreciated. thanks. oh, yeah, does anyone know if the boat launch at the cameron jetties is open??

August 02, 2007 at 6:41pm

went to the south of marsh island this morning. first stop- no fish. went to diamond reef. had four or five other boats already out there. caught twenty big fat purpleback specks in about thirty minutes, then the bite slowed down. picked one up here and there along the reef after that. lsu cocahoes two feet under a popping cork. decided to run back to the point. three boats were right off the point. started throwing new penny colored gulps on the bottom. started catching nice white trout right away. also started catching croakers on the same bait. i kid you not, we could have sat there all day catching croakers one after the other-ON EVERY CAST- they could not resist the new penny gulps. i mean it was ridiculous. we left them biting. didnt feel like cleaning an ice chest full of croaker, but we kept about forty of them. tight lines.

August 02, 2007 at 6:19pm

planning to fish the reefs south of marsh island in the morning. anyone been doing any good? hadnt been out there since last week. any suggestions?

August 01, 2007 at 4:35pm

after reading finfeatherfur's reports the last few days, decided to make a run through the pass this morning to fish south of marsh island. the water was clear and green and about as calm as you could ask for. limited out before noon with nice specks in the 2-4lb. range- all on plastics. we also got 2 keeper reds, one flounder, a few sand trout, and one bull croaker. spoke to a guy at dago's before the trip who had also been reading fff's reports on this site. hope you guys were as lucky as we were. can't wait to go back.

July 23, 2007 at 8:02pm

have never caught sheepshead. i have heard they are pretty good to eat. any suggestions as to where i could catch a few of these things?????

July 15, 2007 at 11:40pm

would anyone happen to know, for certain, the top end speed of the xpress hd18center console with a 115 four stroke yamaha? have gotten mixed answers. trying to decide between the 18ft/115 verses the more expensive 20ft/150. any advice?

July 06, 2007 at 8:21pm

would anyone happen to know, for certain, the top end speed of the xpress HD18FT CENTER CONSOLE with a 115 four stroke yamaha? have gotten mixed answers. trying to decide between the 18ft/115 versus the more expensive 20ft/150.

July 06, 2007 at 7:02pm

does anyone know if there are specks starting to show up INSIDE the bay? cant wait. last fall was awesome. i have a 14x50 xpress flat with a 25, so i cant venture out too far.
dry reef is about my max--on a calm day.

July 06, 2007 at 6:56pm
A comment titled: launch in response to a report titled: Joseph's Harbor

you must have gone when the tide was high. went there a few days ago when tide was low, and i did not even attempt to launch my boat. from the edge of the water to the sign that says end of ramp, there was only about 5 feet of water. talked to a game warden at headquarters and he told me they are supposed to be adding 15 feet onto the ramps. when? i dont know. and he did tell me that a few people went over the edge...... so if u launch on high tide, you better hope it doesnt fall too much, cuz when u get back, u wont be able to pick up your boat.

April 08, 2013 at 4:10pm
A comment titled: SPOONBILL in response to a report titled: Black Jack and Spoon Bill

WHEN YOU KILL THESE DUCKS, PLUCK SOME OF THE BREAST. IF THE COLOR IS TAN, ITS GOOD TO EAT. IF ITS PINK IN COLOR, NOT TOO GOOD TO EAT. DEPEND ON WHAT THE DUCKS ARE EATING.

November 29, 2010 at 11:46am
A comment titled: BIG CAT in response to a report titled: 3 best trips so far this summer

DUDE, THATS A BOWED UP CATFISH!!

June 07, 2010 at 1:11pm
A comment titled: BIG FISH in response to a report titled: 2lb 4oz Socalait

THATS SOME BIG FISH. THEY MUST BE ON STEROIDS. ;)

June 07, 2010 at 12:57pm
A comment titled: HD 20 in response to a report titled: Prop Size 2009 Yamaha 115 4 stroke

I HAVE THE SAME BOAT. BOUGHT IT IN BR 3 YEARS AGO. MINE CAME WITH STAINLESS 3 BLADE PROP 19 PITCH. WORKS PERFECT. NOW, I DO HAVE IT ON A JACKPLATE, SO IM NOT SURE IF IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. AT 5700 RPM, BY MYSELF, IM GOING ABOUT 47-48 MPH, AND IT GETS ON STEP FAIRLY QUICK.

March 13, 2010 at 9:04am
A comment titled: COW ISLAND in response to a report titled: Were the bass and sacs are biting?

HEY, MAN I LIVE IN LAFAYETTE. OFF MON AND TUESDAY COMING UP IF YOU WANT TO GO. I'LL SHOW YOU COW ISLAND LAKE. I DOUBT YOULL FIND IT IF YOUVE NEVER BEEN. SHOOT ME AN EMAIL. MIKE. LATER.

March 12, 2010 at 8:24am
A comment titled: PARANOID???????? in response to a report titled: Fisherman Heads Up/Obama has plans for you

A FEW YEARS AGO, IF I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PLANNED ON TAKING OVER THE BANKING INDUSTRY...WOULD YOU HAVE SAID I WAS PARANOID. IF I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS GOING TO TAKE OVER GM. WOULD YOU HAVE CALLED ME PARANOID? IF I TOLD YOU THAT THE FEDS WERE ON THE VERGE OF CONTROLLING A LARGE PORTION OF THE ECONOMY WITH SOCIALIZED HEALTH CARE.WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE SAID. PARANOID YET????I DONT PUT ANYTHING PAST THESE PEOPLE.

March 10, 2010 at 10:27am
A comment titled: MILLERS LAKE in response to a report titled: Miller's Lake

NO FISH. DONT EVEN GO OUT THERE. NO MORE SAC A LAIT AT ALL IN THAT LAKE. ALL FISHED OUT. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME....(:

March 04, 2010 at 10:29am
A comment titled: MILLERS LAKE in response to a report titled: What some good bait to use at millers lake

NO FISH IN THAT LAKE. BETTER OFF STAYING AWAY FROM THERE. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME....(:

March 04, 2010 at 10:21am
A comment titled: Jedis in response to a report titled: Need Your Help Please

BE CAREFUL WHEN GOING AROUND THOSE JEDIS............ YOU MIGHT GET CUT WITH A LIGHT SABER

August 20, 2009 at 4:58pm
A comment titled: BASILE in response to a report titled: Its been a while.

CAPT COCAHOE IS ORIGINALLY FROM BASILE. BIG ERV'S OLDEST BOY

November 18, 2008 at 5:40pm
A comment titled: FROG in response to a report titled: Its been a while.

HOW'S FROG BEEN DOIN?????

November 13, 2008 at 11:39am
A comment titled: COW ISLAND LAKE BREAM in response to a report titled: bowfreak

HEY, MAN. I CAUGHT A FEW OF THOSE TOO! FIRST DAY WE WENT OUT THERE WE CAME BACK WITH AROUND 100 OF THOSE "NICE SIZED" ONES LIKE YOU CAUGHT. TOO BAD WORD SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE, AND PEOPLE WERE CATCHING THEM BY THE HUNDREDS. LAST TIME I WENT OUT THERE, I CAUGHT ONLY ONE. OH, WELL. IT WAS GOOD WHILE IT LASTED!

April 30, 2008 at 11:40am
A comment titled: VERMILLION RIVER( BAYOU) in response to a report titled: VERMILLION RIVER FISHING

THE VERMILLION IS SO CONTAMINATED AROUND THE LAFAYETTE AREA, I THINK THE BEST BAIT WOULD BE TO PUT A BIG TURD ON YOUR HOOK. THATS NORMALLY WHAT THE CATS IN THAT AREA FEAST ON, ESP. THOSE NICE RIVER RANCH TURDS. :)

April 30, 2008 at 11:31am
A comment titled: in response to a report titled: Somebody Fished Big Lake Today Where Yall At

DEANOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

March 03, 2008 at 8:07pm
A comment titled: JAMBALAYA in response to a report titled: Purple Martins

i bet they made a mighty good jambalaya

February 18, 2008 at 10:31am
A comment titled: THE BAY in response to a report titled: Where the fish at??

TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, THE BAY WONT BE GOOD UNTIL LATE SPRING, EARLY SUMMER, AND THEN YOU'LL PROBABLY HAVE TO FISH THE REEFS OUTSIDE THE PASS. LAST YEAR THE BAY WAS FULL OF BIG CROAKER THOUGH

February 11, 2008 at 7:11pm
A comment titled: purple martins in response to a report titled: Purple Martins

whats the limit on those things. i heard they are good eatin

February 10, 2008 at 6:24pm
A comment titled: the famous t-sos in response to a report titled: marsh reds AND specks

deano, t-sos is my podnuh from pi. i'm in lafayette, not from pi , though i'm there enough. he has told me of his old b-ball days. i guess those stories are true. email me, we'll hook up, dog

February 02, 2008 at 12:17pm
A comment titled: in response to a report titled: Re-powering

get the biggest YAMAHA you can find

January 31, 2008 at 2:18pm
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