Hey I'm looking for some help please: I have an old fantail skiff that the has a walk thru windshield. It looks like its popped some rivets in the bottom channel on one side but I can't really see how to access them without disassembling the whole frame on that side..
The frame is starting to seperate. Does anyone know of someone in the New Orleans area that specializes in that type of repair? I could probably fix/ reinforce it myself if I had the proper direction or advice or I'm willing to pay to have someone fix it.
thanks in advance!
Couldn't get my teenager out of bed Saturday morning, again,
So I made a solo trip out of Delacroix. Got a real early start (for me) and made my first stop in Lake Campo and that was all it took for the trout limit. Live shrimp under a cork was what they wanted.
about 1 in 4 throwbacks. tried to get them switched over to plastics but they didn't seem to want anything but shrimp.
25th trout was in the box at 8:00. I started looking for red fish, hitting broken marsh with a purple/ white cocahoe under a cork on my way back to the landing going through False River. Caught the 1st red and tried to flip him in the boat (like a dumbazz) and broke my rod. Poled after the cork but he got off in the grass. By this time it was about 11:00 and HOT. I made one more stop in Shell Lake, nothing, so I was throwin in the towel; as I was going up the north south canal out of the lake and turned into Bayou Long I saw a school spook in a flat off the bayou so I stopped and eased over there and when they settled down there were tails everywhere. Caught my 5 reds in 5 casts then played catch and release till I was worn out and HOT.
I Thought I would try different lures, different retrieves and see what worked and what didn't but I don't think I learned anything because they hit everything I threw at them. I bet there were 200 reds in that school in that little flat I've only seen that a couple of times it was really cool. I ended up with 2 limits, a bass and a sheepshead. FUN!
(there's only 4 reds in the pic one got donated to a neighbors grill b4 I got home)
I had a hard time finding quality trout today at the north edge of black bay. I've been building my knowledge of this area a little more with each trip and I've got some decent spots in the gps but i had to make twice the moves today to find keeper trout than I have in recent weeks.
The water looked stained and dirty in the northern bay (to me), I made a couple of stops to new spots and the ones that have worked in the past had boats on them so we moved on and my daughter and I caught a bunch of 11" trout only managing 3or 4 keepers by 10:00 am.
I've been fishing the edges of the bay at points and cuts but haven't ventured too far into the bay proper to work all the wellheads i can see; I'm assuming you would work these with a carolina rig, anyway we retreated back into False river where I finally found some decent trout where the tide was moving over a reef on a point in the bayou.
ended up with 15 trout and a rat red and probably 80 or 90 throwbacks. live shrimp and deadly dudley opening night under a cork
I accidentally deleted the pic from b4. sorry for the poor quality.
Late report from Saturday and a report from offshore Monday
for snapper opening day. Caught the limit of trout at the northern edge of Black bay near bay of River Aux Chenes. Caught the schoolies on the way out under birds and got on the larger trout on the second stop in a canal where it empties into the bay. Got 'em started on live shrimp under a cork but caught the majority on Norton new penny with chartreuse tip under a cork.
Shot the snapper yesterday in South Timbalier 178 (I think) in about 130 feet of water. we had to go quite a ways out to find the rip but the water is pretty out there; closer in there's a lot of river water on the surface. All the snapper I saw were hanging out outside the rigs on the down current side 130- 160 feet down. I didn't get to weigh the fish, I'm guessing 28-32 pounds. we saw lemon fish on most of the rigs we dove put 3 on ice, limited on snapper with a 2 AJ and 1 decent black grouper.
Caught these 15 nice trout in Lake Campo with live shrimp under a cork and white deadly dudly w/ the chartreuse tail.
bite slowed down about 8:30 amd made a few more moves w/no success
had the wife in the boat and got tired of hearing her b*tch about the horseflies so I headed back to the dock by 11:00.
I got on an early trout bite in 4 horse lake/ lake john area
catching 16 averaging two pounds with about 6 throwbacks.
The wind came up about 8:30 or 9:00 then it was like a switch being thrown and the bite slacked off then died.
all were caught on a saltwater assasin single tail(I think it's a sand eel jr.) in opening night 2' under a rattling cork. 1 trout went in my bilge and managed to wiggle/swim into the opening that goes forward from the bilge under the deck. I tried everything to get it out but it looks like I'm going to be in a funky boat for a couple of weeks.
Can anyone please help me with a basic safe route from Delacroix or Hopedale to 4 horse lake. I'm just starting to learn the area and I'm wondering if approaching the lake from bayou terre aux beoffs from the canal that goes to crooked bayou is the safest or through lake campo.
Any help would be appreciated. btw I have gps