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I'm surprised not more is being made of this. I would think it would cause a pretty good stink.

http://www.louisianasportsman.com/details.php?id=12428

September 06 at 10:43pm

I went to Elmer's Island for the first time ever in my kayak on Tuesday morning 5/15. I fished from the parking area at Elmer's down to Caminada, back to Elmer's and even a little beyond toward Fourchon. I fished close in and far out and all the space in between...I threw almost everything I had in the box...and all I caught was one lonely 13 inch trout.

Only artificials were used, no live bait was harmed in the making of this trip.

I guess the fish were dining elsewhere that day...or maybe it was just me :) .

May 16 at 6:15am

CALL AND SUPPORT IN PERSON: House Floor vote on HB 391 Tuesday

There will be a House floor vote on HB 391 Tuesday afternoon.

LaSC needs you to call your State Rep and as many other State Reps as you can BEFORE TUESDAY. Demand that State Reps vote in favor of HB 391. If you need to call after hours or over the weekend, leave a message.

Find out who your Rep is: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Staff/ASPNETFORM/H_Reps_ByAddress.aspx

Phone numbers: https://joinlasc.com/reps

Please also send an email to all State Reps simultaneously demanding a yes vote on HB 391. PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS STOP YOU FROM STILL PICKING UP THE PHONE AND CALLING.

EMAIL all here: http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3376406/Political-Form-Letter

It is also important that LaSC members and supporters make a strong showing at the State Capitol Tuesday afternoon. Although members of the public will not be able to comment, we need to show a strong demonstration of voters and young fishermen.

Date: Tuesday, April 17

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Louisiana State Capitol (900 N. Third St., Baton Rouge, La. 70802)

Sorry...edited to get the 'find your rep' section working...it should work now.

April 13 at 4:59pm
A comment titled: Re: Fishing in Plaquemines Parish in response to a report titled: Fishing in Plaquemines Parish

It's a thread from 12 years ago...let it rest in peace.

September 06 at 10:39pm

'The cold weather theory is simply wishful thinking for those not wanting to admit that salinity reductions will impact trout fishing.'. I think it's just plain denial to say that the record cold temps we had this past winter had NO effect on the trout. Not sure I see a huge change in salinity levels, according to USGS information, around the Grand Isle area so not sure that can explain the bad trout season.

Meh...I think Capt. Mike Triche and Capt. Rory Rorison probably hit it closest...it's a combo of many things.

August 09 at 12:13pm

'White out! La. has coldest winter in three decades'. Kinda tells it all...we were repairing pipes in Leeville and then trying to fish waters that were 39 degrees!

The good fishing will return.

August 07 at 9:39pm

The man was down on Elmers...in the water...and told you what he saw...which was nothing. What do you want a video/pictures of? The surf? I'm sure if there were anything substantial to report he would have said so.

Thanks 28-3 for taking the time to post what you saw.

August 05 at 6:11am
A comment titled: Re: Fishing Etiquette in response to a report titled: Fishing Etiquette

Professional guides should know better than anyone the importance and value of boating/fishing etiquette. Boating/fishing etiquette is a simple set of common sense, common courtesy rules to make everyone's experience more safe and fun.
Unfortunately there are some people who seem to believe, or just don't care, that those basic rules apply to everyone but them.

You are a better person than I am...I would have posted pictures as well as names.

July 23 at 9:48pm
A comment titled: Re: Heart Pounding Hell's Bay Ride in response to a report titled: Heart Pounding Hell's Bay Ride

Not your best work...this video leans a bit too much toward advertising.

July 19 at 3:10pm
A comment titled: Re: Uncharted Territory in response to a report titled: Uncharted Territory

Is that around PAC?

July 12 at 4:06pm
A comment titled: Re: PAC... AGAIN in response to a report titled: PAC... AGAIN

PAC = Pointe Aux Chene .

There is a very nice launch built for kayaks only at the Pointe Aux Chene Marina. It's on the backside of the marina.

Great kayak friendly people there.

July 05 at 6:09am
A comment titled: Re: Fish ID in response to a report titled: Fish ID

Not ugly enough for an oyster toadfish.

July 01 at 2:51am
A comment titled: Re: summertime blues in response to a report titled: summertime blues

I doubt that that explains the lower number of trout caught across the entire Louisiana coast. It's probably caused by the really cold winter we had...how quickly we forget. Hopefully we will see a good bounce back.

July 01 at 2:44am
A comment titled: Re: What snake is this? in response to a report titled: What snake is this?

We always called that a salt-n-pepper king snake...I guess 'speckled' is the proper name.

June 03 at 9:19pm
A comment titled: Re: Gentlemen's Request: Eloi/MRGO in response to a report titled: Gentlemen's Request: Eloi/MRGO

Ermmm....at what point, before man intervened, was all the areas we look at as inshore saltwater fisheries NOT a lot more freshwater. I'm not trying to start an argument...just saying...prior to all our meddling (levees, MRGO etc...) fresh water routinely flowed where we now fish for trout...and they still used to catch trout.

The fact that Leeville was once a citrus producing area and the dead tree forest down by Myrtle Grove kind of tells us what was once very much more freshwater/brackish areas.

May 29 at 9:22pm
A comment titled: Re: Got Crabs? in response to a report titled: Got Crabs?

That's a nice haul! Thanks for the information.

May 19 at 3:14pm
A comment titled: Re: Got Crabs? in response to a report titled: Got Crabs?

Might could add a hint as to the location...not exact of course...but maybe a general area before calling this a report.

May 19 at 1:12am
A comment titled: Re: Bowfishing Ideas in response to a report titled: Bowfishing Ideas

Hmmm...Most tournaments are based on weight of slot fish. A team scoring based on how many people per team and the five fish per man weight limit would work...making it a slot fish would be the challenge...anything 27 and over would be DQ'd. Without a true manner to cull live fish it gets a little complicated...I guess the challenge would be to pick and choose the 'right' fish with the beer goggles on.

Same for individuals...heaviest slot red gets the top prize...just need a method to tag each individuals fish.

Throwing in a prize for a leopard red with the most spots would add some excitement...often a side bet at tournaments.

You just need a reliable way to measure the length and to weigh the fish.

May 16 at 6:19pm
A comment titled: Re: Beach Access in response to a report titled: Beach Access

It was open when I got there and that was about 30 mins to actual sunrise. I think that is the general rule.

They are doing work on all the small bridges going to Grand Isle...there are temporary redlights where it goes to one lane...might want to allow 10 minutes ore so extra to the time table. The turn to Elmer's is right before the bridge where they are doing work but you can still get back there.

May 16 at 5:53pm
A comment titled: Re: Beach Access in response to a report titled: Beach Access

I just went yesterday. There is beach access at Elmer's Island but bring your wheels...it's a long drag across the sand to get to the water but it's doable without. Public access at Elmer's will put you a little less than 2 miles from Caminada Pass.

The Fourchon rock barges are another story. Since the road closure to Fourchon beach I'm not sure of any 'legal' easy access to the rock barges via kayak.

May 16 at 9:27am
A comment titled: Re: House Bill 391 and the CCA in response to a report titled: House Bill 391 and the CCA

'all those who favored HB 391 can pound sand'

Or just say the heck with it a fish wherever...that catch me if you can attitude.

April 19 at 10:47pm
A comment titled: Re: HB 391 in response to a report titled: HB 391

For the hunters who have been opposing this:

An amendment was added to HB 391 to allow for prevention of access to an area during migratory fowl hunting season. There was also an amendment to prevent the use of motors that would damage vegetation 'on or above the waters surface'...or at least that's how I remember it was stated. This would help to prevent damage that can be caused by airboats or surface drive motors.

In short...effort has already been made to make HB 391 more agreeable to everyone. These amendments were introduced by the representative who started the bill to begin with.

April 10 at 3:32pm
A comment titled: Re: HB 391 in response to a report titled: HB 391

If anyone digs a canal on 'private' land that connects to tidal waters that are accessible by the public AFTER March 2018 then I think it should be open to the public.

Then again, anyone digging such a canal these days is doing more harm to the marsh by opening it up to even more erosion, they should not be allowed to do it.

April 09 at 9:01pm
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