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Hey guys is the fish Biteing in Bayou Black???
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It was for Cody Smith in the Antill Canal area a few days ago. Maybe he left a few fish.
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I am hearing good reports from the crawford canal especially in the ponds and also towards the back of the antill canal.
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Thanks guys
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hahah.. comon junebug..

Both those locations are private!!! Trying to get this man in trouble!
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Or maybe trying to get someone to stop relying on other people to provide fishing locations? Maybe he is trying to get someone to just go fishing, just try and figure out the fish on his/her own?
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Or maybe...just maybe, he just wanted to get a conversation going about how the fishing in Bayou Black is among some people that liked fishing Bayou Black. Anyone that has been to Bayou Black knows that encompasses a VERY big area. Maybe he didn't want your spot? Maybe he was just someone that wanted some general information about how the fishing was? Maybe he's just some poor working stiff like me that only has the opportunity every other weekend or so and maybe an afternoon here and there so he wanted a tidbit of information to help him out next time he is out there? Or...he could just be lazy and wants all the details on where exactly to fish and exactly which bait to use? It would be nice to have folks on here that wouldn't mind helping a brutha out now and then.
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Maybe. If anyone knows Bayou Black, they know that its summertime. This time of year means fishing the main canals and fishing them when the tide is moving.
But i can tell you that it gets a bit frustrating to see people want others to put them on fish. Few people these days just go and try to figure it out. If someone only fets to go on few occasions, that person should just go. Stop trying to catch fish that other people are catching, that is extremely difficult. Just go and fish the conditions. This time of year is more about conditions than area.
I work hard and keep records of all trips so i know what and how to fish conditions. Have i asked for help? Absolutely. Have i held peoples hand so they can catch fish? Absolutely. But there are more and more people logging in to this site to just ask, 'Where are the fish biting?'
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Agree JB with the folks that just want to know where the fish are but don't offer anything else to the site and to our community. I thank you for the tip you just gave on fishing when the water is moving (tides). Which tide gauge do you use? Thanks again for all of your participation in the Sportsman community!!
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I use Cocodrie/Terrebonne Bay. Not sure how much time to add or subtract to that chart but rather use it to know IF there is movement.
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Gotcha, I was curious about that area for tides. I've been on a well know canal and caught a few fish when the water was moving. Last summer it was very late in the afternoon. I spend most of my time in Grand Isle during the summer but sneak out to Bayou Black occasionally.
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Hey all í wanted to know was the fish biteing over There thats all Í dont want any spots . Looking for Crappie Last year around this time they were on . They only reason í ask because Í coming from New Orleans. Folks.
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To answer your question, some people are catching fish, some are not. People that know how to fish that area and how to fish the conditions are catching plenty of fish. The people that do not know how to fish the conditions, they are catching nothing.
Again, if you want to go, just go. I am really not trying to be a jerk even though that is how I am coming across. But if you go, make sure there is a good tidal range. If there isn't, a good breeze will move some water, though not as effectively as a good tidal push.
Asking if the fish are biting in a general area will get you burned. Some people are always catching fish. Somebody is ALWAYS catching fish. Doesn't matter the conditions, some people just know where to go and how to fish.
During this time of the year, fish of all species are feeding. In warm water, fish burn energy at a higher rate then when the water is cold so that means they have to feed more. Also, since the water is as warm as it is, they will be seeking out deeper areas as well as areas with moving water. Vegetation is key as well. All of that being said, you can still catch fish in shallow water with no movement, it is just a lil more difficult.
Good luck, and if you go, let us know how you did.
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THANKS!! JB. Great fishing advice for sure. Let's hope he goes fishing and gives us a few tips too.
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I agree with above, the tide must be moving. I have a lease off of the copasaw, almost to lake penchant. When I go, I never go to just fish, but I always have poles in the gator tail. The times I do best are when the water is falling hard out of the marsh and the clean water mixes with the muddy water. find any cuts in the marsh that are like this and you will do well.Usually will do good either early morning or late afternoon. Hope this helps. Just watch out for Mr. Crawford if you are back there, I have heard of a lot of folks getting run out.

Good luck fishing.
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Worms under a cork is all you need. The turn off the intracoastal is marked by a blue well head. We went every other weekend or so for the last two months and have slammed perch, catfish, and sacs. But very important to pick your days and tide or you will be skunked. There are sunken christmas trees in the marked cut farthest to the right in the intracoastal. It's easier to launch out of Cannon's than Bob's to get to these spots. Im giving pretty much everyone these spots because it does not bother me. To me a 'coveted' fishing hole is only as good as the day and fisherman. And there are a bunch more in that area.
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Awesome Ricky Pon. Many thanks!
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Hey Thanks guys for the info that all í wanted if í catch fish Will make a post with pitcures Thanks again
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Ricky - Ive been doing well in the orange grove as well. Caught my 10 bass easy this morning to go along with a hand full of sacs. The fish are out of the marsh right now. Main canals are where they are at, all the points and corners with moving water - brush hogs, flukes, senkos; wacky style are all working. I love this time of year in bayou black. many fish to be had!
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My vote for post and responses of the year. Thanks everyone!!
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Yes, but I'm sure someone is gathering pilings right now to block it off
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Now that you mention it, I used to own a camp on Lake Verret. Part of our yard eroded due to the waves and I BET that some of that dirt has been carried to the Bayou Black area. That area is now mine, STAY OUT!!!!!! I don't need to drive any pilings, the law states that private property does not need to be posted, it is up to the individual to know where he/she is at.
This is awesome, I know have my own sanctuary. I can just give access to the right person and the local authorities will keep people out for me. I should have thought of this years ago..........
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JB - no need for the sarcastic BS.

Harmless thread started with a guy wanting to talk fishing in bayou black - then you start with the hard work/ scouting on your own speech - its the summertime. find some moving water and fish. That's no secret, nor does it take years of record keeping and logging to figure out.

Just guys wanting to talk fishing, that's all.
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jjoojj - obviously it is not that simple. If everyone knew how to fish this time of the year, somebody would not be asking about that area. And as for me being sarcastic, I was feeding off of another comment added to this thread and was meant to be tongue in cheek and create a smile or 2 from individuals that are not too uptight. Sorry if it did not find its way to create a smile on your face. I will try better next time.
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Everything was going fine and then it starts. Not for one minute do I want to say who might be responsible for the ruckus. I just really want everyone to TRY not to let anything get to you and TRY not to write anything that would personally offend someone specific by calling them out. Say what you got to say without calling someone out personally. P L E A S E and Thanks!
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My apologies Mr. Taylor.
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No apology necessary. Just trying to get a great forum of folks that enjoy talking fishing and hunting without having to degrade into personal attacks. It's OK to have an opinion that differs. Thanks for your participation on the site!.
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...we need some back-ground music...'One Eyed Cat Peep'n in 'da Seafood Store'...cheers
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A couple of years ago, personal attacks is what made this site go round and round. Only the strong survived but some switched screen names.

Admiral i busted you on that one hahaha
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Sorry about that as well - just trying to keep it about fishing.

After all this is a bass fishing forum, where it is pretty typical to talk bass fishing, in general. A place where, in my opinion, is safe for anglers to share information. Why else would there be a forum for bass fisherman?
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Glad you boys are finally getting along! Haha! No reason to get so testy. Opinions are exactly what we want here. if they were all the same, it would be very BORING! More importantly...how many days 'til deer season???
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Which season Bow season or gun season?
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Ricky Pon,

the maps that you posted is there a way for me to view them better, I am unable to make it out, went back to Bayou Black last week and it was the first time since like 15 years ago. its great that you are offering these spots, would love to bring my wife and granddaughter to go try catch some fish. the spot with the sunken Christmas tree must be a blast for sac-a-lait.

thanks in advance
im4DAFSH
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I used Google Earth to get those screen shots then another program to draw on the pictures. If you look for them on your own, Google makes you download the google earth application but this package has more errors than this site. To get around downloading it, type in google maps on a search engine, select the maps, then click on 'satellite' in the lower left hand corner. This should bring you into the earth view. If this still gives you an issue disable AdBlocker or any other similar program and refresh the page. These spots are between Lake Hackberry (to the left) and Mandalay Refuge (to the right).

The Google earth App for the the IPhone is very good and I suggest downloading it. I use it for fishing and hunting.

I will post clearer pictures when I get home with more explanation. I will be frogging and fishing in Bayou Black Friday all day and Saturday Until around 3. I'll let you all know how we do.
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EDIT: Pictures were flip flopped when i added them. It also made me at them one at a time after i posted the text i also had everything nice and spaced out. I will try again in a second..

You should refer to the pictures as well as this one to get a good idea about the area.

Purple spot is where the Christmas trees are. First cut after the Blue oil well. A 100 or so feet in there is a tree on the left side with small cuts on either side. When the water is moving, you can smoke them all day right there.

Blue spot

This is a good cut for anything and everything sacs, bass, perch, and catfish. There are uprooted trees all along the right of the canal. Some you can see and some have been taken away by storms but the holes are still there.

Yellow spot

All around good spot. Troll in slow and start fishing the bank. Usually pick up a few on the left side and by the grass bed towards the back of the cut. The right side seems to always produce more. THERE IS AN UNDERWATER GATE BY THE PILINGS AND A SUNKEN TREE THAT IS STUCK IN THAT GRASS BED. Catfish start running hard right before dark. I've sat out there until 9:00 at night catching and releasing.

Green spot

Sac a lait, perch and Goo's. There are lots of stumps in the area so do not run through there. I like to fish behind the floatons. The only bad thing about this spot is it is a high traffic area.

Second Picture

I marked the green spot on the bottom as a reference.

These two are pretty self explanatory once you get out there. Red spot is generally hit or miss. Fish the points. Dont waste too much time there. They are either there or not. At the head of the canal by the red spot, there is a fallen tree that i like a lot.

If you are going after Sacs in the early morning, i find that more times than not they stack up almost in the middle of the canals. As the day goes on they move closer to the bank.

Here is the link to the area on Google Earth. Zoom out and get familiar with the area. I stated in an earlier post details about where these canals are.

https://www.google.com/maps/@29.5431554,-90.8248561,3163m/data=!3m1!1e3

I will be out there all day Friday and most of Saturday. Ill either be in a center console pro drive or a tan mudboat with a fan tail.

If you go, let me know how you all do.
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Saw that, had the same issue happen to me earlier this morning. Did it occur when u went back to change your original post. In other words, did you post and then make changes to your post. Or did it happen when u first posted. Thanks again, almost debugged now. Patience. Thanks!
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Ricky, is this open to boat traffic to head south from Cannon's?
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Tony i returned your phone call. I am the 985 number.

Whenever i posted the comment that is when the spacing and magic quotes issues arose. By magic quotes i mean all of the ' nnn /// ' Magic quotes usually give issues for apostrophes and other grammar marks.

I added two pictures originally. Once the comment posted, it only showed the second picture i added. Now the spacing issue at least on my computer is fixed. The comment looks exactly as i posted it. Patience is a virtue God forgot to give me. I am a go go go fast fast fast. Makes for a great work ethic though.

Johnston

What you have circled is the lock. The launch is straight up the canal (top of the picture), under the bridge, to the right. Right under the words 'Southdown Mandalay' It is $5 to launch and you put your money in a box by the launch.

The lock is fairly wide. Bass boats have no issues fitting. Height is really the only question. The water should be lower than it was a few weeks ago. Iv'e going under with no issues in every boat i tried. The largest was a 20 FT center console. Just watch for boat traffic coming from the other side. Sometimes realllyyyyyy intelligent people like to approach the lock from either bank.
Watch for bass boats flying around the corners and the tug boats throw bigger wakes than you think they will.

EDIT: I thought you asked me if what you had circled was the launch. There goes my go go go attitude for you. Yes the lock is open. I called about a week ago. Ill find the number for you in a second. I posted a thread about this a few months ago.

Number to call for lock status 985-857-9633
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