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Is the Bayou Corne launch open? I haven't been in a couple years and I'm not sure if the sinkhole has the launch shut down. And I guess a good follow up question is: Can you still get crickets from the Gator store on the corner? Hoping to take the kids to jerk a few perch this weekend if the weather holds out.

April 23, 2013 at 10:25am

I've got a 14 bateau and I'm thinking of putting in at Rigolets marina and staying in that area of Double Bayou Lagoon, Stump Lagoon, not venturing too far from the landing. If it's calm, I might cross the rigolets and hit a few canals on the other side.

Anybody been catching any reds/specks in that area? I would be going Sunday afternoon. Any advice is appreciated, just trying to decide if it's worth going at all.

May 27, 2011 at 7:57am

Heading down to Lake Fausse Point State Park for our annual family get together. Has anyone been fishing there lately? I am bringing my boat and want to see if I can put some of the kids on some good bream fishing. Please comment or email me if you have any advice on fishing in that area. Thanks in advance.

April 16, 2008 at 3:21pm

We had a pretty good weekend fishing east timbalier and fourchon beach. The Gulf was about as calm as I've ever seen it. Caught our limit of trout Saturday morning with 1 big red and a few flounder. Saturday night we gigged 18 flounder by 10 pm. Sunday morning we got into a few trout, but they weren't as hungry, so we went about 3 or 4 miles out and tied up to rig and found some hungry spanish mackeral, reds, sheephead, and a couple pompano. Mangrove snapper were there but couldn't get them to bite. We did catch one, but after that they wouldn't bite anything. Saturday morning trout were caught on plastics of any assortment. Sunday morning fish were caught with live shrimp and dead shrimp at the rig. Mackeral were hitting plastics as well.

May 16, 2007 at 10:02am

Anyone know a place in baton rouge where I can get a good push pole?

April 10, 2007 at 7:47pm

I went crawfishing years ago right off the ramah/maringuin exit of I-10. I was just wondering if anyone still goes there? I remember going over the levee, but don't know much more than that. Can anyone give me detailed directions? And has anyone been catching crawfish over there? I wanted to go this weekend... please let me know if you know anything about this area. Thanks.

March 22, 2007 at 11:11am

Are there fish in Timbalier bay area yet, or should I stay inshore? Thinking about heading down this weekend...I know the fish are probably still biting in Catfish Lake / Sulfur Mine, but I'm just wondering if it's too early to fish the islands near the gulf. Let me know somethin'

March 13, 2007 at 10:12pm

It's been a few weeks since I've been on the water. Anybody catching anything around leeville, fouchon, or grand isle? Headin' down this weekend, weather shouldn't be too bad, I know it's been windy, but looks like it may die down a little. Should I go chasin' specks, or stay in the marsh for reds?

September 27, 2006 at 3:39pm

Thinking of trying lake pontchartrain this weekend, weather permitting. Anybody catching on the causeway, tressels, or seabrook? Any advice would be helpful. I've read all the jackfish reports. That sounds like fun, but looking for specks, flounder, or reds. Will be launching at Mandeville harbor, but willing to make long run if necessary. Does seabrook harbor have a launch? Do they have live bait? If not, where do you get live bait?

July 07, 2006 at 1:34pm

Haven't seen many reports from the bridges in Lake Pontchartrain lately. Thinking about making a trip this weekend. Anybody catching lately?

May 05, 2006 at 11:07am

Anyone catching trout in Lake Raccourci? Any reports from Leeville?

April 23, 2006 at 6:56pm

Decided to try some freshwater fishing this weekend for a change. Went to a friend's camp on bayou korne north of lake verret, since we heard word of a good bream bite. I guess that front came through a ruined the fishin', cause we couldn't find em. We tried in the texaco canals, around bay alcide, went to the lake, tried crackerhead, and only averaged about 2 fish per hour. Anyone else try the lake verret area?

April 23, 2006 at 6:52pm

Heading over to Lake Fausse Point State Park this weekend. Haven't been in years, and have never been with a boat. I will be bringing a boat, and just wondering if anyone has anything to say about the area. Does the park have a boat launch? This will be a family get together, so I will be looking for bream and sac-a-lait for the kids to get a good consistant bite. It looks like its going to be windy. I see on the map there are a number of canals on the east side near the park, are there usually fish in these canals? Or should we fish the edges of the lake? Any comments?

April 06, 2006 at 11:00am

Didn't have to go far from the launch as the trout thick and healthy in Catfish Lake. All caught on sparkle beetles tightlined. Most of the trout were in close to the rigs. Pulled em in every cast for about 15 minutes then it stopped. Moved to another rig and caught a few, but it was only fast and furious for a few minutes. Finished off the day around noon with about 35 fish. After cleaning the fish, realized that all were females with eggs except two smaller ones. All in all it was a good day with only 3 throwbacks.

March 30, 2006 at 2:25pm

I haven't seen any reports from golden meadow or leeville in a while. We will be trying GM on Wednesday. Any idea where the trout are hiding these days? Thinking of trying Grey Duck or Raccourci areas. I'm assuming the fish moved out of Sulfur Mine and Catfish Lake. Any helpful comments would be appreciated.

March 27, 2006 at 4:57pm

Going to ponchartrain tomorrow. Any reports lately? Should we try the causeway or the eastern bridges (tressels)or the rigolets? Any word on Tite's landing lately? Any advice would be helpful.

March 16, 2006 at 12:56pm

Couldn't find anything but boats in the sulfur mine Monday and Tuesday. Ended up with 8 keepers Monday, and about 20 keepers out of Catfish Lake Fat Tuesday. I'm no expert, but the last couple of times I went to the sulfur mine, the fish just weren't there. Are they already gone for good, or did we just have a bad streak, and they'll be back soon? Has anyone fished Leeville lately? Are the fish biting in Raccourci or around the Timbalier Islands? If not, when will it be time to start trying that area? I'm also Interested in finding a couple of spots where I can anchor and catch a couple of bull reds, using bait shrimp. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

March 01, 2006 at 9:50am

Went out to the Sulfur mine area on Sun 1-29 for the third day straight. Finally a day without 20mph winds. We tried 5-6 different areas of the lake, but all we could find were 8-10" fish. Finally, around noon we headed over to the west side of the lake and fished a little shallower (about 2-5'). We started landing 15" fish every cast, even a few 18". I hear everyone's using black/chartruese and LSU colors, but not us, the specks wouldn't hit those colors near as fast as our clear/chartruese sparkle beetle. I tried the LSU color and got outfished about 8 to 1. So I still can't see what all the fuss is about. Regardless, we ended up leaving about 5 fish away from our limit (45 total), with the fish still biting, due to time restrictions. Tips and Hints: Starting out, have one person with a cork and one person on the bottom. Get a feel for how the fish want it. We had more luck with a cork, but we were pulling them off the bottom too. With a cork, we fished about half way down. If we were in 8' of water, we fished 3-4 feet under the cork, etc. If your catching nothing but throwbacks, move out, try somewhere else. We found that the deeper the water, the smaller the fish. But that can change day to day. And like I said, our best colors were clear or a foggy white w/ chartruese tail. We even hooked 'em with a DOA shrimp. Good luck and be courteous to other boaters.

February 02, 2006 at 1:51pm

We couln't have asked for better weather on Thursday Dec 22. The winds were anything but a factor on our sulphur mine adventure. The morning ride from the public landing in golden meadow was quite frosty, but the sun came out and warmed things up a bit. We thought we had an early start, but when we arrived, there was nearly 50 boats that had beaten us to the punch. We anchored near a pack of boats and let the sparkle beetle do the rest. We used a clear color with chartreuse tail, either on a cork or freelined. We used a very slow retrieve when not using a cork. We just fished the cork like you would live bait. By noon, we had 30-35 keepers in the boat and hadn't lifted the anchor. We ended the day with 46 total.

December 26, 2005 at 11:53am
A comment titled: I agree in response to a report titled: Lake Verrett

I agree there's a lot of lurkers on here looking for easy instructions on when where what and how....and that's what I meant by 'there's only one way to find out'....just go fishing. If you read too many bad reports, it may convince you to stay home, when 15 years ago you would have just went fishing. Too many folks worried about catching fish.... if you catch a few then good, if you make a nice haul, then great... if not, you'll get them next time but at least you spent some time on the water. You learn something new every time you go fishing. Of course kids have less patience, so it's always nice to get them catching early and often when you bring them. Good luck's spring time, flowers are blooming and caterpillars are crawling...the bream are biting somewhere.

April 25, 2013 at 8:28pm
A comment titled: Me Too in response to a report titled: Lake Verrett

I was wondering the same thing...not too many reports in here. If the water isn't too high or muddy, fishing should be good. Only one way to find out...I'll be fishing bayou corne area and might make my way to the lake if it's not too rough. Good luck!

April 24, 2013 at 10:17pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Bayou Corne boat launch


April 23, 2013 at 11:03am
A comment titled: 2WD in response to a report titled: elmers island

You should be fine, we went out there Saturday(5/19/12) in a front wheel drive minivan and drove East along the beach for a mile or two, never spun a tire. Saw plenty of 2WD trucks, and a few FWD cars/sedans/family vehicles.

May 21, 2012 at 2:21pm
A comment titled: Mikes Audio in response to a report titled: VHF boat install

I don't know first hand, but I had a friend that used to work at Mike's Audio on Airline. He said they did a ton of boat installs. I've never used them with my boat, but they do good work on vehicles. I have to think with their experience with boats, they can accomplish anything you ask them to do. They do charge more for boats, so it may be a little pricy, but that's my recommendation.

July 11, 2009 at 8:38am
A comment titled: try a different Academy! in response to a report titled: Castaway Rod Warranty

I had the same problem with a castaway at academy. went to the other academy and swapped it out with no problems. It all depends who's working in customer service. You do have to swap it out with the same exact model # rod. One time they looked up the model # for the price and gave me the cash on a gift card.

December 29, 2008 at 10:18am
A comment titled: Leeville in response to a report titled: Leeville 9/28 Report

I haven't been down there since Friday before the storm to get my camper and brought it to baton rouge to have a tree limb fall on it and total it. How ironic? Anyway did you happen to notice the trailer park just south of Boudreaux's? Just wandering what it looks like and if there's any hope of setting my camp back up. I'm sure they'll have to rerun all the electrical and plumbing. Did they have people down there working on restoring the town? or was it a ghost town? anyone else fishing?

September 29, 2008 at 11:15am
A comment titled: Bimini in response to a report titled: T-TOP or BIMINI TOP ?

I have 24' Skeeter as well for 2 years now and just got a bimini put on 2 months ago. It's a little aggravating to take up and down, but if you have kids or other family members that get hot and want to go back in after 2 or 3 hours and you want to keep fishing, it will buy you a couple more hours of fishing if you can put them in the shade. That's the main reason I got one, and so far it's paying off. T-tops are a little pricey, and permanent. I like the bimini because you can put it down or remove it completely with 2 screws.

June 29, 2008 at 9:16am
A comment titled: bump in response to a report titled: LAKE FAUSSE POINT

One more try

April 17, 2008 at 9:52am
A comment titled: Vehicles? in response to a report titled: Fourchon Beach

Does that mean you can drive on the beach now?

July 06, 2007 at 9:36am
A comment titled: Crab Bait? in response to a report titled: Crab Trap

Besides cut up fish, what's good for bait in crab traps? What's the best bait?...I just bought one from academy ($28). I've been reading on La Wildlife and Fisheries website, and it's $20 for a crab trap gear license, which is good for up to 10 traps.

June 19, 2007 at 11:08pm
A comment titled: Grand Isle in response to a report titled: Grand Isle

It all depends on the wind...and this weekend doesn't look too good. North winds are always best for the beaches, or no wind at all. South and East are killer and that what it looks like this weekend. I don't know any other spots without a boat, sorry.

June 14, 2007 at 10:33am
A comment titled: Giggin' in response to a report titled: Grand Isle

If you can get right up to the backside of the rock jetties at night and it's shallow enough to see the bottom, you should be able to find a lot of flounder. We went giggin' a couple weeks ago behind the first rock jetty across from Sureway (behind Arties Bar) and did pretty good. Most of the flounder are right up against those rocks. I don't know if you can walk out to the jetties by the state park, but if you can, that's the ticket. We were giggin' ankle deep to waist deep.

May 24, 2007 at 1:29pm
A comment titled: From the boat in response to a report titled: Good Weekend

All were caught from the boat, except for flounder which were gigged. We did try wade fishing right before the sun went down and picked up one flounder and a few specks.

May 18, 2007 at 10:05am
A comment titled: Spanish Mackeral in response to a report titled: Good Weekend

Why do some people think Spanish Mackeral aren't good to eat? I've gotten mixed stories on whether or not they are good. They don't taste too bad to me. I figured if they have a bag limit on them, they can't be too bad. Just wondering?

May 17, 2007 at 8:00am
A comment titled: Leeville in response to a report titled: help once again.

We caught a limit at east timalier island and the belle pass rock jettis Saturday, but Sunday they disappeared. Talked to another boat and they caught a limit out in raccourci chasin' birds on sunday. My advice is bring some live bait, and if you get into a mess of trout, you could probably throw artificial. Use corks under birds of course. One more thing to consider is shrimp season just opened inshore, which usually makes the bays real dirty. Saturday we caught most fish with artificial, just throwin' out and letting it go to the bottom, then reel slow. But we found a hole of specks that were starving. If it's not too windy and the gulf is calm, I would try that clean gulf water on the beaches or jetties or east timbalier. Hope this helps, I had a handful of terrible trips March and April and finally found some fish last weekend, so I know how you feel. But that one good trip makes up for a few bad ones. Good Luck.

May 16, 2007 at 5:25pm
A comment titled: Not sure? in response to a report titled: Crawfishing Ramah?

I'm not sure the name of it, but it's right over the levee past that store. People bring 4 wheelers back there to haul all their stuff. And it seems like there's a parking lot where everyone parks their vehicles. I think it is some kind of wildlife refuge. Do you think the place I'm describing is Sherburne? If so, I guess we can't go this weekend if it doesn't open til April.

March 22, 2007 at 2:34pm
A comment titled: Leeville in response to a report titled: Specks

I haven't been since January, but I might head down to the camp this weekend. You could probably find a few trout in the bays, but there's a better chance to find em in Catfish lake and the Sulfur Mine. If the high's stay in the 70's and the low's stay above 50 the next week or two, your chances of finding them in the bays will increase. I know last February I found some trout at that platform right when you get into lake raccourci out of little lake. I don't think all the trout head North for winter, but most do. Anyway, hopefully I'll get down there this weekend, and I'll be able to get you more and better information. E-mail me Monday if you want a report.

March 07, 2007 at 2:32pm
A comment titled: Good Question! in response to a report titled: Sacalait in Lake verret

That's a good question. Katrina and Rita definitely had an impact on last year's fishing in Lake Verret. That goes for all fish, not just sacalait. Hopefully this year will be like it was in 2005, before the storms. But I haven't made the trip yet to find out. If you decide to test the water, let me know how it turns out. Good Luck!!

March 07, 2007 at 2:07pm
A comment titled: jusgrabit in response to a report titled: fishing glove

I love the jus grab it glove. I don't really have anything to compare it to, but I use religously. I quit using the belt, because its a little unconfortable, so I just pull it out when I get on top of the fish and leave it on the deck. I've had mine since february and leave the pliers in my boat. They've got a little rust on them, but not close to locking up, and I go saltwater fishing almost every weekend. So, I'm satisfied.

June 28, 2006 at 8:12am
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