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What’s the best conditions for fishing the surf in Grand Isle/Elmer’s Island when considering wind direction, tide, solunar tables, etc? If you can’t get all three right at the same time, which is very rare, what’s most important to you?

July 23 at 8:50am

Heading to the Island June 7-10 for a long weekend with the family. Just getting some help or advice about the surf fishing. I know a lot depends on wind, tide, water clarity, but figured this time of year it should be decent. Also, crabbing should be pretty good as well I'm guessing. Any info would help. Thanks!

May 29 at 3:43pm

What's the deal with crawfishing at South Farm? Last post I remember was that it was closed. That was a few weeks or month or so ago. Is it open and how's the water level? Anybody been and catching any crawfish? The boys are done with school next week and was thinking of taking them. Thanks for any help!

May 16 at 5:01pm

I live on Claycut Bayou in Baton Rouge which flows into the Amite. We also have a small neighborhood pond. For years, we would catch a good number of sac a lait including some really nice ones this time of year. Well, our neighborhood and the pond flooded in the Great flood of 2016, resulting in the neighborhood pond and Claycut bayou as one for a couple days. I haven't caught but maybe 5 sac a lait since! Could the flood have this negative of an effect on the fishing. Thoughts? Thanks!

March 06 at 11:53am

Has anyone hunted South Farm lately for the Tuesday/Thursday lottery? If so, how have the crowds been showing up? I’ve never done it and wondering if my chances of being drawn and if it’s worth it. Would like to take my son and Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

January 02 at 3:53pm

Heading to the Island to celebrate my sister's 50th this coming weekend. Staying in a camp on the beach. Any reports on if the specks are still there spawning or already moved in? Any reds being caught in the surf? Any crabs still there? Just looking for some helpful info. Thanks!

September 26, 2017 at 9:27am

I am planning a birthday weekend for my sister late September early October to Grand Isle. Is the surf fishing and or crabbing any good at this time. I'm thinking crabbing may still be okay but fishing not so much. Any help would be appreciated!

August 04, 2017 at 12:14pm

Going to take my boys crabbing next week before school starts up. Thinking of either running to Rockefeller (Price Lake Road) or Elmer's Island. Anybody hit either one of those areas lately? Any advice/tips? Thanks!

July 19, 2017 at 10:40am

Making a trip with Ryan Lambert's Cajun Fishing Adventures next Friday with my son. Looks like the weather should cooperate with a cool front coming through early next week. Forecast for Friday is 80deg winds S 5-10. Never really understood the 'what winds are best' theories. Anyone make a trip done there recently and how'd y'all do? Looking forward to a good time!

May 19, 2017 at 11:14am

Nice Sac au lait my son caught in the neighborhood pond!

May 04, 2017 at 3:26pm

Anyone been to South Farms recently? I usually take my boys once a year and haven't had a chance to yet. I did read a little less than a month ago that there was very little water and crawfish were really small. I'm guessing the recent rains had to have helped with the lack of water. Any advice. Thanks!

May 04, 2017 at 1:51pm

Looking to possibly make a weekday guided hunt before the season ends. This week if West or Coastal, and/or this or next week if East. Any suggestions would be great. I live in BR and closer to here would be preferable but not necessary.

January 17, 2017 at 10:06am

Thinking of taking my two boys to do some crabbing on Price Lake Rd in Rockefeller this week. Any tips or reports from there? Also, I see where people catch shrimp there. Is this possible without a boat? Like using a cast net? Thanks for any help!

August 01, 2016 at 4:07pm

Anybody been doing any crabbing in Fourchon or Grand Isle recently? I'd like to take my boys. I live in BR and have gone to Bayou Lacombe before but only caught very little ones from the bank. I don't have a boat, so looking for somewhere easy. Side of the road, beach, bridge, etc. Any tips or help would be appreciated. Thanks!

July 19, 2016 at 11:36am

Any information or advice or tips anyone can give on crawfishing at South Farms in Sherburne! Thinking of taking my two boys and have never been there. Thanks!

May 09, 2016 at 4:48pm

Making a guided bowfishing trip tomorrow night. After that gonna head out Fri Morn to look for some fish in the Golden Meadow area. Any tips or areas would help. I know this cool front and North winds could shake things up a bit. Any help appreciated. Thanks!!

August 26, 2015 at 1:45pm

Thinking of taking my two boys to Elmers Friday morning. Any reports of trout still being there on the beaches? Weather looks a lot better at he end of this week too! Any help would be appreciated!

June 28, 2015 at 10:28pm

Is crabbing in Grande Isle still good around Labor Day weekend? Thinking of heading down there with the kids that weekend. Any advice appreciated!

June 09, 2015 at 2:37pm

Heading to GI June 4-7 with the family and ready to do some crabbing and fishing! Will the trout and crabs be running in the surf at this time? Any other tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

May 26, 2015 at 4:38pm

Don't trout at some point run the beaches? And if so when do they do this and for how long? I'm making a trip to the Island June 4-7 and just wondering if this might be a good time for this. Thanks!

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May 07, 2015 at 4:10pm
A comment titled: Re: Quick Elmers report in response to a report titled: Quick Elmers report

Was supposed to go today but had a conflict. Leaving early to go tomorrow.

August 03 at 7:23pm
A comment titled: Re: Quick Elmers report in response to a report titled: Quick Elmers report

28-3. I see where you just got back from Elmer's. I;m heading there either this evening or early tomorrow morning. How did you do? Just looking to see what I should expect. I know you don't really know until you get there but just wondering. Crabs and fish.

August 02 at 11:32am
A comment titled: Re: Grand isle surf in response to a report titled: Grand isle surf

I know typically some type of light N wind is best for grand isle surf fishing but that’s not very common this time of year. So what’s the next best option for wind conditions?

July 17 at 1:47pm
A comment titled: Re: Grand Isle Beaches? in response to a report titled: Grand Isle Beaches?

How was the crabbing?

June 04 at 3:47pm
A comment titled: Re: Grand Isle Beaches? in response to a report titled: Grand Isle Beaches?

Thx!

May 29 at 4:43pm
A comment titled: Re: South Farm in response to a report titled: South Farm

Been out lately? I know the season is coming to a close, but figured maybe with the recent rains, it's helped with some fresh water/oxygen for the mudbugs.

May 29 at 3:37pm
A comment titled: Re: Grand Isle this week in response to a report titled: Grand Isle this week

When does the surf usually turn on. Making a family trip there June 7-10 for a long weekend. We have a camp right on the beach rented and plan to do some crabbing and surf fishing.

May 04 at 4:09pm
A comment titled: Re: South Farm in response to a report titled: South Farm

I’m assuming that’s 3 people per group. So your chances are better if you go with 3 people to put names in? Sorry for the ignorance. Never done it before and just learning.

January 04 at 8:50am
A comment titled: Re: South Farm in response to a report titled: South Farm

Thx Wascom. How many do they typically draw?

January 03 at 8:24pm
A comment titled: Re: Grand Isle Surf Fishing/Crabbing in response to a report titled: Grand Isle Surf Fishing/Crabbing

Thanks Flondergal. That's what I'm wondering is if the surf fishing will be any good. I know typical the beaches are good midsummer but wasn't sure of late Sept early Oct

August 04, 2017 at 1:13pm
A comment titled: Re: Crabbing in response to a report titled: Crabbing

Gonna try Price Lake Rd in Rockefeller Wednesday. Little easier for my boys. Elmers is fun and sounds like some good reports but a little more difficult for the boys. I'll give my report once I return! Thanks!

July 24, 2017 at 5:55pm

Thanks. I have all the proper licenses and will check with authorities as you recommend. However, is there a specific area other than Price Lake Rd, where we crab, to do the shrimping? And are you able to catch them with a cast net? I don't have a boat. Thanks!

August 01, 2016 at 4:59pm
A comment titled: Re: My Elmer\\\\\\\'s Island report as o in response to a report titled: My Elmer's Island report as of today

This is disappointing to here. I don't own a boat and like to take my two boys from time to time during their summer break. Was thinking of making one soon. Don't think I'll be heading to Elmer's after reading this. Any other suggestions on where I can take them and possibly catch a few fish?

June 27, 2016 at 4:59pm
A comment titled: Re: South Farm Crawfishin? in response to a report titled: South Farm Crawfishin?

Also, is beef melt pretty much my best option for bait? Sorry for all the questions. Just want to be prepared and show a good time to my boys!

May 12, 2016 at 5:35pm
A comment titled: Re: South Farm Crawfishin? in response to a report titled: South Farm Crawfishin?

This is great. Thanks! Will I be okay with the store bought traps as long as I have waders or hip boots to cross the ditch? I may also have a couple of pillow traps to set out for all morning.

May 12, 2016 at 3:55pm
A comment titled: Re: South Farm Crawfishin? in response to a report titled: South Farm Crawfishin?

504225BOY...Those are nice! Did you catch those at South Farms? And yes. I will be going Saturday. Would arriving around 6:30 be early enough?

May 12, 2016 at 12:44pm
A comment titled: Where on Levee? in response to a report titled: BR Catfishing?

Where on the levee do u go Caronna?

May 31, 2013 at 7:37am
A comment titled: Thanks! in response to a report titled: BR Catfishing?

Didn't think of that. Thanks for the heads up Goggleye

May 30, 2013 at 8:17pm
A comment titled: Tide and crab size. in response to a report titled: Bayou Lacombe Crabbing?

Jls-May try again soon just before and after high tide. Most of what we caught with line and net technique yesterday from side of road were very small. Is that just the case here all the time or just happened that way yesterday? Thx again!

July 29, 2012 at 5:59pm
A comment titled: Bayou Lacombe crabbing in response to a report titled: Bayou Lacombe Crabbing?

It did get somewhat crowded but as people showed up some would leave so it wasn't too bad. Is it better at a high tide or just a faster moving tide? Below is a link I found for a tidal chart of Lake Ponchatrain. Is this accurate for north shore or do u suggest another website? It indicates high tides for the evenings this week so does that mean it would be good later in the day? Just trying to learn. All your help is very much appreciated!

http://gofishingforum.net/tide.pl?location=New%20Canal%20USCG%20station%2C%20Lake%20Pontchartrain%2C%20Louisiana&state=LA&lat=30.0267&lon=90.1133

July 29, 2012 at 1:15pm
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