How close inland do the Cobia actually get? I am interested on getting in on the action but don't want to travel too far offshore in the 21 ft bay boat. We usually fish our of COCODRIE but we are not opposed to position ourselves geographically for success. Thank you in advance yall!
Anyone give hwy 90 a jig yet? I would imagine if the trout and flounder are in transition, hwy 90 bridge would be a good holding point. Maybe even the I-10 bridge could be holding some flounder on the bottom around the North end? Just looking for some feed back. Prob going to load up next week and give it a try. We went last Thurs night and found plenty of trout under the lights North of the hwy 90 bridge. As always thank you for the feedback!!
Is the old Dockside launch still operable? I know the bait shop is closed but the launch should still be running huh? Would be nice to launch there for the fall trout hunt!
Took my 2 little ones out Sunday and launched out of Dockside. Picked up some Dockside live shrimp(stayed live all day by the way) and headed out early before the tide stopped movin. Early on the lake was pretty rough with the south west winds, so the south shore was the cleanest water I could find on the trestle. Picked up one nice 22' incher on a Matrix shad magneto. Kids had live shrimp and wasn't hittin on crap??? Made a couple moves with no real success other than a few hardheads, then the tide went flat. Picked up and ran around a little bit. Boat riding and swimming with the kids until the tide started to move again. Went back to the trestles with a strong incoming tide and set up. NOTHING! Not even a sheephead or drum on the live shrimp. I caught one knothead trout on a matrix midnight mullet. It was really strange because I could see lots of bait in the water,the tide was moving, and I had 3 lines out with 3 different setups fishing the trestle on the pilings and throwing out about 25 to 30 yards off the pilings too. Everything I have had success doing before wasn't working. Some times the mullet were stacked up so much you could walk across them! As the evening progressed I tried the whole tackle box,topwater and all. Disgruntled we loaded up and left around 5:30pm. I spoke with quite a few locals that fished Sunday and said it was rough them as well. Pontchatrain hasn't been very nice to me latley but its the closest body of water to me that holds the Elusive speckled trout I seek. Anyone else find tough fishin Sunday in the lake?
I have had good sucess fishing the tides but was wondering if anyone had a technique or suggestion on fishing a flat tide. I have been considering a chum set up for such occasion but not sure if that will work quite like I think. I am new to the salt game but feel like I have fared well in my learning curve for specs and reds almost anywhere I have fished. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and hoefully there are a few more that would benifit from this post.
I'm really suprised there havent been any new reports this week with all the warm temps weve been having. From what I see the water temps have recoverd close to 60 degrees in the shallow honey holes like Catfish lake. That outta make the trout down right explode Right?