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Would like to get some input on a good overall casting rod for Lake Pontchartrain for fishing the normal specs,reds,flounder etc. Brands size action etc. Thanks in advance

December 20, 2012 at 5:13pm

Bought some matrix shad today. me and a buddy decided to do some pond fishing to give them a try. Hit a local pond for about an hour in rain. Caught 4 missed about 4 more.

June 10, 2012 at 2:05am
A comment titled: sunset point in response to a report titled: Fishing w/ no boat

I've only been there a few times but sunset point in mandeville is a really nice pier to fish from. It's off the lake front. It has lights and the whole 9 yards.

September 18, 2013 at 6:19pm
A comment titled: nice one in response to a report titled: 6.4lb Bayou Liberty

good one man. gorgous fish

February 24, 2013 at 7:44pm
A comment titled: info in response to a report titled: new to the area

Hey backlash. A great place for live bait would be bayou adventure in Lacombe. Look them up on face book or the web. Great people and they have all you need. Another place for live bait is the route 22 gas station right in Madisonville. It would benefit to have at least a kayak, canoe, or even a small john boat to get to some good areas. Lake road in Lacombe at certain times of the year can be good from what I hear both fresh and saltwater fish. Also if you have any relatives or friends that live in a subdivision and there is a neighborhood pond in there don't pass it up these ponds might not look like much but you'd be surprised with the quantity and quality of bass. Good luck man

January 13, 2013 at 6:10pm
A comment titled: john in response to a report titled: rod advice

where are some local shops around the northshore area I can go take a look at some? Like another guy said on here it is good to support our local guys as much as possible.

December 23, 2012 at 9:38am
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: rod advice

thanks guys for all the comments and info. Ive caught plenty of trout in the lake with my rods but had a decent amount get off because my rods are much stiffer but I've narrowed down my search from all the help and I'm looking at some options for a rod thats 6'6 to 7' medium action with a moderate fast or fast taper. The rods I have as of now handle reds drum sheephead and larger fish great. Just wanted that one setup that was more 'ideal' when I would be strictly targeting the trout.

December 22, 2012 at 6:13pm
A comment titled: appreciate it in response to a report titled: rod advice

thanks guys for all your info. I will look at my options. Thats what I'm going for a more sensitive rod but with some good backbone for jigging the bridges with that sensitive bite. Thanks again vermont, your info was very helpful

December 21, 2012 at 12:56am
A comment titled: rods in response to a report titled: rod advice

carrot stix 7 ft medium heavy, castaway 6'6 medium heavy.

December 20, 2012 at 7:39pm
A comment titled: info in response to a report titled: rod advice

mostly curados, line 12-15lb fluorocarbon, 1/4 up to 1/2 ounce jig heads,same size weights for carolina riggging also. All the basics for lake p. My rods now are in the 7ft medium heavy action size. They work good but just feel there a little stiff for trout fishing.. just started fishing lake p and am dedicated from here on. Wanting to find a rod with good sensitivity but still have that strong back bone for jigging the bridges etc. thanks guys

December 20, 2012 at 7:17pm
A comment titled: nice! in response to a report titled: Matrix Shad does it again.

congrats man. how much did it weigh?

December 13, 2012 at 9:00pm
A comment titled: Thanks for the feedback Orion in response to a report titled: Hits Misses and Predator Control

I'm looking at a few options. I have a matthews drenalin and its about 33' axle to axle. I have a small ameristep doghouse blind and it's really to small. I recently started checking out a NWR close to my area and its a great place just real thick and the section I'm looking to hunt theres not many trees for a climber. The ameristep brickhouse looks pretty nice but the penthouse has plenty of room and some nice features also. Will have to way out the options. There's only a 40 or so dollar difference and for the size of the penthouse it may be worth spending a little more.

October 21, 2012 at 11:15pm
A comment titled: penthouse in response to a report titled: Hits Misses and Predator Control

Orion, where did you purchase the ameirstep penthouse groundblind. Also whats your thought's on it for compound bowhunting?

October 21, 2012 at 12:21am
A comment titled: Nothing better. in response to a report titled: Catching reds in my yak!

Nice video man. Glad to see a fellow sportsman having a good time.

July 20, 2012 at 9:02pm
A comment titled: info on yak? in response to a report titled: Yak Bassin

Nice man, we been tearing the bass up in the canoe. Whats the size and brand of that yak? It's nice. good catch.

June 08, 2012 at 4:33pm
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