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Can anyone recommend an outboard mechanic in the Houma area?

November 06, 2011 at 6:43pm

Today I received a couple emails stating that it is now illegal to have open alcohol containers on a boat. Can someone confirm or deny this?

August 25, 2011 at 9:43am

Hit Dularge early this morning and headed out to the the pickets. We were the only boat out there for about an hour. We caught trout on live shrimp and crokers. We had more success with shrimp, but larger trout on croker. The three of us ended the day with 65 trout, heading back in at 11:30. Most of the fish were 13/14 inches, had a few in the 18/20 inch range and one that went 25'.

Until next time keep your lines tight and wet, just like your women.

July 09, 2011 at 6:21pm

Hit Dularge early this morning. Started off at the Pickets using live shrimp. The bite was steady and the trout were a nice size. Once we ran out of shrimp we move to coon point and through plastics and top water. The fish caught on plastic were small, we had to through a bunch back. But the ones we caught on top water were all hogs. We ended the day with 72 nice trout. We got back in before the rain began to fall.

July 03, 2011 at 8:33pm

Does anyone know or has anyone heard when the Bonnet Carrie Spillway will be closing? Or atleast begin the closing process?

June 18, 2011 at 4:37pm

Has there been any word on when the Bonnet Carrie Spillway may be closed.?

June 09, 2011 at 3:02pm

Can trout still be caught in Lake Merchant or Sister Lake. Or does one need to run out to the islands or rigs for trout? I want to go Saturday but really don't want to get my butt kicked by the wind.

May 27, 2011 at 10:09am

I have a Mercury 150 Saltater Series motor. Every now and then a beep comes from the consol. Sounds like the same beep sound that occurs when you turn the key to let you know the alarms are working. Does anyone know why it would do that while running? I've checked the oil, the motor is pissing, and it does not seem to be running hot.

Any suggestions or advice would be appriciated.

May 13, 2011 at 10:08am

I have been looking but have not seen any information on the opening of the Morganza Spillway. How will it effect the fishing in lower Terrebonne?

May 11, 2011 at 1:58pm

Took off early this morning trying to beat the wind and we failed. It was rough from the get go. We ran all over lower Dularge and only managed one bite. Put one flounder in the boat. I'm sure I through the hook right in his mouth. I can't afford many days like today.

April 09, 2011 at 7:05pm

Finally got a chance to put the boat in the water for the first time since December. I could not have picked a better day. Clear skys, little wind, and an easy limit of trout. Finished the day with 50 BIG trout and one redfish.

April 04, 2011 at 10:43am

Is there anyone in the Houma area that does reel repair? Does anyone have a contact number?

July 24, 2009 at 8:31am

Saturday morning my crew of 5 headed down to Dularge. Our first stop was Enstar. On the first cast my cousin landed a 4 pound trout. I thought it was going to fast and furious. However, we did not catch another fish for about 45 minutes. But when the did start biting they came with some size. We ended the day with one four pounder and about 5 in the three pound range, the rest were 2-2.5 pounds. We ended the day with about 30 specks, 2 flounder, and 1 red fish.

Several people around us had a good laugh when my cousin Lee went into the water after his pole. He put his rod down, a fish took it in the water, he went in the water after the rod, he then emerged and caught the fish. All that for a catfish.

July 13, 2009 at 9:33pm

Does anyone know the phone number to JugHeads or the camp at Grand Pass that sells bait?

July 09, 2009 at 9:04am

Does anyone hunt in or near De Quency (spelling) La? I am looking at a lease with some buddies of mine. But, I would like to know if anyone sees or kills deer out that way.

January 27, 2009 at 9:08am

Tomorrow night is the Gonzales DU banquet. Can someone tell me were it will be held?

December 10, 2008 at 9:16am

Can anyone give me some information on the DU banquet in Gonzales La.


November 14, 2008 at 6:46pm

Well The trip Friday night did not start off like I wanted. First I was about 30 minutes late but my friends were willing to weight. Second the weatherman lied. The weatherman said the winds would lay down and the seas would be calm. Friday night that did not happen. We went out to Ship Shoal 58 for some trout fishing. From the first cast it was on like "donkey kong". By the end of the night we had 75 large trout (18 inch average). We had about 10 that were 20" plus. We also put a tarpon on the boat. It was about 10 pound and must have been lost. We then headed back to Cocodrie. After a slow boat ride back we Arrived back at the dock around 4:30 AM. And the trip ended as it began with a little trouble. One tired fisherman dozed off at the wheel and ran over a buddies mail box.

June 01, 2008 at 8:28pm

Were can I find a schedule of all the fishing rodeos for the summer?

May 14, 2008 at 10:12am

Does anyone here carve decoys? I am trying to learn and would like some advice. What type of wood to use, and were to find it? Are there any good books to read on the subject? Any tips would be great.

January 08, 2008 at 1:09pm
A comment titled: Swimming in response to a report titled: fishing

most of the fish in Grand Isle are swimming. However, a few are laying on the beach.

October 20, 2011 at 3:46pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Trout Slam!

Thanks, that's all the info I needed. I'll be out there Saturday morning.

October 13, 2011 at 2:04pm
A comment titled: little advice in response to a report titled: Trout Slam!

are the fish in Lake Mechernt/Sister Lake right now?

October 13, 2011 at 9:50am
A comment titled: Alcohol in response to a report titled: Alcohol on the Boat

e-man and Motorboat: There was not much info on my email. If there was I would not have had to ask. I looked, I googled and binged. I even looked on La WL&F web-page. I could not find any info. If you find something please post it.

Tuffhuntin: Drinking and Driving is illegal, even on a boat. But that had nothing to do with my question. I don't drink when I'm fishing but often friends do.

August 25, 2011 at 11:57am
A comment titled: Not in the Summer in response to a report titled: De Cade

You will not catch Specks in Lake DeCade in the summer. Specks have moved out to the islands and rigs. Specks usually bite in DeCade in the late fall or winter. I've been successful from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

As for as Redfish, you may be able to find them in cut and canals near the lake. Or you can run across and fish lost lake.

August 09, 2011 at 8:00am
A comment titled: Jug Heads in response to a report titled: Dularge Fishing

The best place to launch is Jug Head's Marina. From there you can go fish the marsh for Redfish or hit the Gulf for Specks and BullReds. I don't know the address but it is at the end of the Road, if you cross the Levee you've gone to for.

August 08, 2011 at 11:09am
A comment titled: Early in response to a report titled: trout hunting

I left Houma at 4:30, had the boat in the water at 5:30ish and fishing for 6:15ish. The four days I fished last week the bite stopped between 11 and 12, just when it starts to get real hot. The only day I did not come close to a limit was Tuesday. We found fish late 11:00 and by noon they had turned off.

July 12, 2011 at 7:41am
A comment titled: Dularge in response to a report titled: trout hunting

I was at the Pickets all morning Saturday. Caught plenty fish, but like you, most were smaller 13/14 inches. We did manage to put a few larger ones (15/16 inches) on ice.

However, at Coon Point we had some real nice fish (18+ inhces) that were caught on top water. They were not biting as fast, but when you had one you knew you had a good one.

July 11, 2011 at 3:15pm
A comment titled: Shrimp/Croker in response to a report titled: The Pickets

Yeah, we bought the bait. We bought croker form the barge on Bayou Dularge, they were out of shrimp. We ended up buying the shrimp from a boat. We paid 40 cents a piece for them.

Now, last week we hit coon point and used artificial. Color did not matter. More fish were caught on H&H split tail sparkle beatels but larger fish were caught on top water. Last week at coon point was just one of those days were bait did not matter, the fish were biting everything.

July 10, 2011 at 10:04am
A comment titled: Nautic Star in response to a report titled: bay boats

I have a 19 foot Nautic Bay. I've been in rough water a few times, but have learned it's better to pick my days. It will handle a light chop very well but on those windy rough days it ride rough and can be tough to control. It is a light boat so that does not help in rough waters but it allows you to get into shallow water. I've trolled through about a foot of water with little problem. However I would not try to run through that shallow of water.

The large decks on the front and back make the set up for fishing very good. You can easily fish four people on the 19 footer. Maybe five if all fishermen are experienced, but I would not recomend that.

Storage is okay. The large dry box in front deck hold a good bet of equipment but that's about it. The fish box on the floor does not hold ice very well. And the two live wells are nice but I rarely use both. I usually end up using the back live well as extra storage.

I have the Mercury 150 Saltwater series on my boat. It pushes it very good. I'll top out at 52 mph on my gps. I usuall cruise at 45 mph, I don't need to go much furter than that.

Overall, if you are on a budget it is a good boat. Like everyone else I wish I had a couple more feet. I hope this helps.

June 30, 2011 at 9:57am
A comment titled: closing in response to a report titled: Bonnet Carrie Spillway

Thanks, do you know how long it will take to close the spillway?

June 19, 2011 at 12:59am
A comment titled: TreeRat in response to a report titled: Lake Merchant/Sister Lake

thanks TreeRat. That's what I wanted to know and that's what I expected. If I can get out Tomorrow I an, but if I can't I'll just fish on the inside and hope for some luck.

May 27, 2011 at 1:07pm
A comment titled: Levee in response to a report titled: levee fishing

I don't know if it is legal, but if you drive down River Road you will see plenty of people fishing on the levee.

May 18, 2011 at 10:35am
A comment titled: Logs in response to a report titled: Lake Pontchartrain LOGS FLOATING

I work on the river and see entire trees floating down river. The amount of timber is unreal. I don't know how much or if any gets through the spill way and then into the lake, but i would be very carefull when running my boat. Some of the timber would damage your prob other pieces could seriouly hurt you if you hit them will running even at moderate speed.

May 16, 2011 at 3:44pm
A comment titled: Beep in response to a report titled: Alarm Beeping

I would not say it is a pulse beep. It happened first after about 30 minutes of running, then again a few times in the next five minutes. Then it did not do it again for a while. The second time it did it, it was the same thing a few beeps then nothing.

May 13, 2011 at 1:09pm
A comment titled: Any Opinions? in response to a report titled: Morganza Spillway Opening

Does anyone know or have an opinion on how the large amount of fresh water will effect fishing in lower Terrebonne? What will happen with specks and reds? And how will things be affected for years to come?

May 12, 2011 at 3:19pm
A comment titled: Big Risk in response to a report titled: Taking 17 foot xpress out to pickets and mardi gras rigs

Although it is doable it is a big risk. I have seen conditions go from slick calm to a bad squal in a mater of minutes. And those summer time sqauls can get real bad. I have a 19 foot bayboat and have been stuck out there, it is not fun. If you do take the chance keep a close eye on the weather conditions and be prepared to run in at the first sign that things could get bad.

May 11, 2011 at 2:06pm
A comment titled: Hotels in response to a report titled: Easy Limit

There are several hotels in Houma but you still have about a 30 minute drive to lower Dularge. There is a Marriot near the Houma Civic Center, plus several on MLK Blvd. Those would be your best bet. There are no hotels down the bayou, but you may be able to find a camp to rent.

April 08, 2011 at 2:01pm
A comment titled: Bayou Grand Caillou in response to a report titled: Easy Limit

We caught all the fish on the coast, right outside of Bayou Grand Caillou. We used both live minnows and plastics. The larger fish were caught on live minnow and they were 16 plus inches. We finished our limit on plastics (split tail sparkle beetles). Those fish were 14 to 15 inches. We fished on botton, under a cork, and cast and retrieve, it did not matter.

Good Luck

April 04, 2011 at 1:54pm
A comment titled: girlfriend? in response to a report titled: First time fishing Lake P

I was under the impression that ironman was his girlfriend

November 03, 2009 at 7:27am
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