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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!

August 20, 2009 at 8:51am

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)

June 22, 2009 at 8:18am

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

June 08, 2009 at 4:38pm

I accidentally deleted the pic from b4. sorry for the poor quality.

June 02, 2009 at 5:09pm

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.

June 02, 2009 at 12:37pm

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.

May 26, 2009 at 4:03pm

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.

May 04, 2009 at 1:15pm

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

April 22, 2009 at 11:40am
A comment titled: HELP in response to a report titled: Aluminum windshield frame help


August 20, 2009 at 10:28am
A comment titled: trash in response to a report titled: Fourchon Beach Opening

amen to that. That's one of the trashiest beaches I have ever seen. I can't believe that that doesn't bother more people. Litter drives me nuts

July 02, 2009 at 4:38pm
A comment titled: flesh eater in response to a report titled: Serious Fourchon Beach Water Problems????

I tell you what I guess I've been lucky with all the fin, shrimp and hook pokes I've had over the years and then rinsing my hands over the side, wow, those pictures are nasty. after reading this post I got me a bottle of hand sanitizer and I'm putting that and a spray bottle of bleach solution in my boat TODAY!

July 02, 2009 at 9:13am
A comment titled: nice in response to a report titled: bream fishing lacassine pool

nice fish. nice photography

June 23, 2009 at 4:14pm
A comment titled: daughter in response to a report titled: good solo trip

Actually it was my daughter. She didn't have much to say, she played it cool, but then again it's hard to get her excited about something that's not on youtube. Alas, I had 5 daughters but I now have two grandsons. One is just about old enough for me to start corrupting...I mean teaching to fish. If it would of been a son I'd of just drug him outta bed by the ankle and threw him in the truck like my Dad did me!

June 23, 2009 at 8:11am
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: good solo trip

Thanks Captain Dauzat!

June 22, 2009 at 3:13pm
A comment titled: ramp in response to a report titled: Hot weekend fishing

thanks. nice catch!

June 22, 2009 at 11:24am
A comment titled: sweet water ramp in response to a report titled: Hot weekend fishing

How'd you like that ramp,I've been tempted to try it out to beat the lines but the ramp looks real steep from the bayou

June 22, 2009 at 11:17am
A comment titled: delacroix in response to a report titled: good solo trip

I just started fishing the area this spring; I used to fish Cocodrie and Grand Isle areas, but so far I've only had 2 trips that weren't real productive at delacroix and it's a lot closer for me. not always a limit but I haven't been skunked....yet. I go almost every weekend that the tides look good so you're welcome to follow me one weekend if you want and I'll show you what I've learned of the area so far

June 22, 2009 at 10:56am
A comment titled: school in response to a report titled: good solo trip

It was awesome; It looked like they were circling the flat around and around

June 22, 2009 at 9:25am
A comment titled: cheevo in response to a report titled: Breton BITE

please define cheevo; would that be the ahole who pulls up to within 50'of you with his boat at a 45% angle and his stereo blaring and asks you how your doing as you pull the last fish in the boat b/c he just killed the bite?

June 19, 2009 at 8:41am
A comment titled: guides in response to a report titled: If you can stand the heat, get out of the kitchen...

You kinda hit on what I've been thinking about guides. I've been trying to learn Delacroix on my own and have had a fair amount of success, but I think I need to break down and go on a guided trip to help me CONSISTENTLY catch fish.
part of it's the money and part of it is bull headedness (if they learned it, I can learn it). I just don't know enough to know what to do and where to go based on any given set of conditions. I still catch fish, just not as consistent as i would like to be. great post!

June 19, 2009 at 8:29am
A comment titled: Fishin dude in response to a report titled: 2nd big speck for 4 year old...

That's one mean lookin fishin podnuh, congrats!

June 18, 2009 at 11:12am
A comment titled: IT'S ALL RELATIVE in response to a report titled: Specktacular

Unless I missed it I don't see where Vbay states how many people were fishing or if this is a several day's trip aggregate total. 18 boats with one fisherman each could throw a pile like that together in 2 days assuming they all had limits. and that's maybe 10% of the boats I see in just the area I fish on any given weekend day. Put 2 men in a boat and do the math. Add that up considering all the boats along our coast... that's a big pile of fish every week.
I say the resource is just fine and I am definitely jealous!
great catch!!

June 10, 2009 at 4:52pm
A comment titled: Joe's Marina in Lafitte in response to a report titled: Boat Rentals?

Joe's used to rent skiffs in Lafitte. But I haven't been there in a long time

June 08, 2009 at 4:13pm
A comment titled: deadliest catch in response to a report titled: Deadliest Catch Louisiana Style

Thanks Quack

June 04, 2009 at 8:22am
A comment titled: crab bait in response to a report titled: Deadliest Catch Louisiana Style

I want to get 10 pots. What do dyou use for bait, please?

June 03, 2009 at 11:32am
A comment titled: snapper in response to a report titled: snapper

I don't know I didn't weigh it I'm guessing 28- 30

June 03, 2009 at 8:01am
A comment titled: rip in response to a report titled: Rip Distance out of G.I./Fourchon

we were out there yesterday and we had to run out to ST 178 before we found the pretty water

June 02, 2009 at 2:32pm
A comment titled: nice in response to a report titled: Hopedale Glassy Water

nice catch... looks like you got some Spaniards mixed in ther as well

June 02, 2009 at 12:51pm
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