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.
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.
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.
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.
Anyone know a place in baton rouge where I can get a good push pole?
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.
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'
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?
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?
Haven't seen many reports from the bridges in Lake Pontchartrain lately. Thinking about making a trip this weekend. Anybody catching lately?
Anyone catching trout in Lake Raccourci? Any reports from Leeville?
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.