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Hi everyone, my name is Jeremy and I'm an avid bass fisherman. I live in Carencro, LA and would love to make friends with someone who owns a pond in the area. I bass fish as often as I can and sometimes get off early during the week but not early enough to bring the boat out. I am willing to fish as the pond owner request, whether that be to release or keep what I catch. I usually release, but I've met owners who asks to keep them or put them somewhere for the owner to grab when they'd like a fish fry for themselves. I promise to clean up after myself and treat your pond and fish with respect.

Also if anyone knows any public ponds in the area, I'd love to know about them.

Appreciate anything you're willing to give

February 16, 2016 at 4:02pm

If anyone wants some choupique, please go fish Big Alabama anywhere around Johnson Bayou. Fish a Texas rigged Junebug colored baby brush hog. I promise you can catch choupique all day. I don't care what you do with them, just kill them!

I don't know if these guys scare bass and sacalait out the area, but I know when they are around it seems a lot harder to catch bass/sacs.

October 22, 2012 at 3:55pm

Hey guys, I came across a 2007 22ft Triton LTS powered by a 250 merc. I was just wondering if anyone has any opinion on the motor and/or hull of the boat. If it helps the motor is a Mercury 250XS. It has one year of warranty left. The kind of detail I'd like to know is if it is a dry hull and smooth riding boat. We current own a nautic star 1910 and its a tremendous riding boat for its size and very dry. Please let me know your opinions. In the mean time keep your lines loaded and ready as speckled trout season is just beginning.

May 28, 2010 at 8:48pm

Hey guys, I'm looking for a fairly inexpensive taxidermist or maybe just someone who has been practicing it and would give me a good deal.

I caught some nice trout that i thought was bigger due to a funky offbrand boga. Thought they were closer to 8 and they are 6-6.5lbs. But i'd still like to mount them, because i just bought a trailer and it needs some wall decorations.

April 19, 2010 at 8:15am

Has anyone ever fished a Pro-am bass tournament? I know they have them and I can't find any info on how to fish them or even where they are. I've been bass fishing since i can remember and just real interested in getting deep into the sport, but would like to try a pro-am tourny to get a feel of it. Hopefully one of the Lasmag guys can help me. Thanks fellas

April 06, 2010 at 2:21pm

Does anyone fish Indian Creek this time of year? I've only been there once years ago, and I have a small bass tourny this upcoming Sunday. Any info on flats or other general areas to fish would be nice. I tried looking on google earth to see if I could tell where the flats were but couldn't. So said.. there were 2 12lbers caught out of there recently....

March 25, 2010 at 5:18pm

Hey guys i was wondering if any of you have ever fished grande isle or areas around grande isle for trout during this time of the year. We will be staying in my uncles camp down there since the V. Bay area is muddy. Just wondering if anyone had any tips on where to fish at? I don't want any secret spots or baits. Thanks in advance. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Or if you know of any cheap places to stay around big lake, that'd be cool too

November 05, 2009 at 3:34pm

K guys. I would really appreciate any little peice of info you can afford to give me. I do fish Vermillion Bay quite often and usually do pretty good for specs. Tomorrow I'm bringing some old high school friends, who'd love to get on fish and I'm wondering if anyone can share a good redfish hole just incase the specs aren't cooperating. Appreciate it fellas. Goodluck out there!

August 28, 2009 at 12:57pm

Finally caught our limit at the bay!! Caught fish all over, in and out the pass. Majority under corks

July 12, 2009 at 4:34pm

I found a website with all kinds of recks, reefs, and rig coordinates and I was wondering if anyone has tried or know of some wrecks in and around the area. I was just wondering if anyone has ever tried some. Just trying to get out of the crowds of boats and fish some news spots. Thanks for any responses.

I have the website too if anyone wants to see it

July 10, 2009 at 10:10am

What does that mean?? Does it have to deal with the clarity of the water?? I always look at it and have no clue what it is...

to see the graphs look here http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07387040

July 09, 2009 at 2:06pm

Just seeing if anybody has hit the point yet this week?? Is anybody going this weekend also... I'll most likely be out there Saturday. Tide's look like they are going to SUCK.

July 09, 2009 at 9:21am

Hey guys, I've seen this site help people out even when they were going fish in Gulf Shores.... so i was wondering if anyone has ever brought along a fishing pole to Panama City Beach. I don't care what I catch I just want to catch something anything!! Any size, shape, or color as long as I can catch it without a boat. I'd be fishing off of the beach or if there any docks. If you even have any ideas of what to use to catch different species that might be common over there, I'd appreciate it.

THanks,
Jeremy P.

July 04, 2009 at 7:46pm

Hey just seeing if the bridge is open. I don't know the body of water but we call it the bayou patout bridge or maybe the quintana canal. Its the bridge that the barge hit or somethign like that during the hurricanes. Its on the road that goes past dago's

July 01, 2009 at 1:32pm

Hey guys, I'm just looking to see a report on water quality at big lake. Anything that will help us save or make a 2 hour drive would be nice. Thanks in advance

June 18, 2009 at 1:27pm

Hey guys anyone been to Cow Island recently. Just seeing if anything is happening. Looking to go catch preferably some bream, bass, or sacaliat. If nothing is happening over there we're probably going to Vermillion Bay for some specs! =D

Thanks in advance fellass

June 12, 2009 at 6:27pm

Has anyone tried caldwell reef yet? I'm thinking about going give it a try since we have south winds all week. Think the water should be ok? We'll probably try tee butte too. Should be worth a try right?

June 10, 2009 at 7:37am

Hey one of our buddies went fish big lake today and he said the water was muddy all over because of the incoming tides and north winds. Do ya'll think it should clear up by Sunday with the East SouthEast winds(or whatever they are predicting)?

June 05, 2009 at 6:29pm

The other day on the way home from work, I saw this triton bay boat in Opelousas with what looked like a custon T-top over his console. I saw it from far, so I didn't get to really look at the details. It looked like aluminum poles about 1" in diameter with maybe some kind of plastic black connections between aluminum poles, and the top of it must of been a cloth like material to provide you with shade. It looked like something you could buy and put up yourself pretty easily, or maybe it would fold up or something. I couldn't tell, I wish I could of stopped him to talk to him. Anyway just seeing if anyone has every seen anything like it or maybe heard of it and know where I could look at them.

Thanks,
Jeremy P

June 05, 2009 at 2:15pm

Is there a trout shootout going on this weekend at big lake? I thought I heard of one earlier in the week, but I haven't seen any excitement about it, so I was wondering if maybe I heard something incorrectly. I'd hate to drive 2 hours there, and they'd have 2000 more boats than usual.

June 04, 2009 at 7:21am
A comment titled: Sorry man in response to a report titled: Choupique Hunters!

Hey man I'm sorry. I was fishing today too. Launch in the back of big Alabama. Once you launch head north about 2 miles I guess and the bayou will bend hard to the right, but right before the turn there is a cut on the left. Fish that entire area. You won't have a problem catching them

October 27, 2012 at 6:48pm
A comment titled: jls in response to a report titled: Choupique Hunters!

Is that legal? If so I can make a killing! And I'm pretty sure they spawn between Jan-Mar, I know its real early compared to bass and sacs

October 23, 2012 at 12:02pm
A comment titled: water in response to a report titled: Choupique Hunters!

I've been fishing this place for years, and no matter the water color, there are plenty of choupique to be caught. The area that they are focussed in the most right now is stained and cloudy, which would tell me the oxygen level should be fine as we have discussed. You have great points as far as finding the correct species of fish, but the case here is the choupique population is extremely high throughout the bayou. I just wanted to put a report out there in order to attract people to the choupique bite that they have going on down there, its crazy! I am no expert, but I would imagine this could have some negative effect towards the future population of game fish. I know for a fact, that the amount of sacalait that we have been pulling out of there has been minimal since this 'population boom' of choupique thats been in progress for the past couple of years. I just would like see what would happen if a good group of fisherman get out there and start taking choupique out of there. Would you be interested in making a trip? I'd really like to see what you'd have to say after seeing this.

October 23, 2012 at 11:49am
A comment titled: choupic man in response to a report titled: Choupique Hunters!

I agree with that and I usually do move to another area. I have to think though, with that many choupique and as aggressive as they are, they have to be diminishing the gamefishes' populations, dont you think? They are literally every where in there. You see them coming to the top, catch one nearly every throw, and they aren't only in the black stagnant looking water. They are throughout the bayou and the water is gorgeous in there, very clear and greenish in places.

So choupique hunters, go catch them!!! Use braided line though, suckers will cut right through anything else if you aren't careful.

October 23, 2012 at 11:26am
A comment titled: warren in response to a report titled: Choupique Hunters!

I don't want them entirely out of the ecosystem. I'm just saying I'd like to try to get as many as we can out in order to make more room for bass and other more sought after gamefish.

Its weird though, I remember when I was much younger we could go and have a fun day catching a couple choupique here and there. Then for a period of time about 4-6 years ago, it seemed like choupique died off. Then all of sudden about 3-4 years ago, they rebounded and they are EVERYWHERE! You could seriously catch 50-60 of these fish a day in there and most average 4-6lbs.

If anyone wants some choupique, I'll gladly keep them to give away!

October 23, 2012 at 10:58am
A comment titled: your forgetting flourocarbon in response to a report titled: Braid or mono

My suggestion is to put different lines on your rods. If all you are doing is trout fishing with these rods, I'd suggest anything but braid. You will end up loosing more fish with braid because it doesn't have any stretch and it will tear a specs mouth. Other strings also makes the fight of a fish a little more fun, because the other ones have stretch so it makes the fish feel a little bigger every time. Anyway, this is what I think you need to know about the different strings.

Braid- Floats. Super Sensitive, absolutely zero stretch. In my opinion should be more a bass fishermans string, because of its strength and rigidness. It will cut through vegetation and pull down trees, its tough and you will never pop off on a fish, unless rubbed on the side of some sharp surface like barnacles. BTW tree trunks don't have a chance at breaking it. Its good for topwater lures because it floats and makes walking the dog easy since it has zero stretch. Its also good for bottom fishing, because of its sensitivity, now remember this is more for the bass guys, who may be throwing that topwater or jig in or next too extremely heavy cover. Its also a very good string to have when fishing a popping cork. My reason is it takes the work away from your wrist, since it has no stretch, its very easy to pop the cork and makes it easy to set the hook at long distances. B4raid does have good castability.

Mono- Also floats, not nearly as sensitive as braid or flourocarbon, does have a good amount of stretch. First off the reason this string is not as sensitive is 1, it has a lot of stretch, but 2 and this is something a lot of ppl over look, IT FLOATS, so when your fishing that bottom lure 30-40ft from the boat, your 'tight line' has some slack in it from the line floating under the water, so you will miss a lot of bites. Just imagine your bait on the bottom then an arc in your line from it floating under the water, then at the waters surface it straightens up going to your rodtip. I think some of the best applications for this string is, shallow running baits and topwaters for trout. My reason for that is because trout have such soft mouths, the stretch of the string helps prevent rippage and since the string floats it helps keep your topwater on the surface. It takes a little more whip in your rod to work topwaters, but I haven't found it a problem. I don't really advise fishing lighter baits on the bottom with this string, since it floats and because of the stretch. This is probably the stretchiest line.

Flourocarbon- Sinks rapidly, has a fair amount of stretch but more sensitive than mono. Also pretty rigid and harder string. The big difference in this string is it sinks, and does it fast. If you plan on throwing a chugbug or skitterwalk with this string, you can forget about it. It will sink your topwater plugs, making them extremely tough to work especially if you like a stop and go kind of technique. But its sinking rate, increases it sensitivity. I think its because instead of your string floating underwater, this strings goes in a straight line from your rod tip to your bait, giving you a better feeling of what your bait is doing. This string is excellent when fishing baits on the bottom, since it sinks it helps get your bait to the bottom and helps keep it there even on windier days or days with a lot of current. So if you are throwing corkies or suspending baits in the wind, this string would be your ticket at keeping it from floating along the surface of the water. This string is also pretty rigid, not as rigid as braid of course, but more rigid than mono. I've pulled bass 5lbs+ out of heavy cover that I didn't think I'd have a chance at doing without braid. The string did fray a little but a quick retie and I was good to go. I like flourocarbon when fishing trout, because it has great sensitivity and you don't need to have a leader when fishing with this string since its tough. Lately I've been stringing up most of my reels with PLINE Halo or any other 100% flourocarbon string.

One thing I didn't mention in my review is the clarity of the strings. In clear water, you definitely do not want braid, you can look at it and its obviously not invisible, its not fooling anybody, even when you get the lower strength lines. You can tell me whatever you want, but when it comes to fishing trout in the cool clear water, trout definitely see this line and prevent them from biting. I've experienced this in Big Lake every year, the flourocarbon always has outfished braid in there. Flourocarbon is by far the most invisible line, its a pretty close match to mono though. I think the thing that always lead me to flourocarbon during those cold months when the water is cold&crystal clear and the trout are on their slow bite when you have to throw 1/16oz leadhead is that flourocarbon will outcast the mono and give you better sensitivity, because of its weight.

Hope this helps lol I have too much time on my hands...

October 23, 2012 at 8:55am
A comment titled: good point in response to a report titled: Spillway bass size limit changing?

That is a good point, I was going along the same route as redfish, but redfish are much bigger with more meat. For some reason 10 just sounds like too many, maybe just go with 8 like they have in Chicot. I just feel like 10 would attract extremely large crowds making it unpleasant to fish.

October 18, 2012 at 11:27am
A comment titled: Slot in response to a report titled: Spillway bass size limit changing?

I like JBs first comment. If the 14' minimum would be released, we would have everyone and their momma out there raping the fisheries. So releasing the minimum.. bad idea IMO. Turning the 14' minimum to a 12' minimum is just as bad!

What I think would be a perfect beginning stage to dropping the minimum all together would be a slot range. I cant say what the best one would be, but I'd like to see it somewhere from 13'-16' with a maximum of 5 per person. This would still attract many fisherman to the area at first, because of all of the 12-13' fish, but would keep many of the larger fish in the system because how often do you catch 14' fish for your first five fish? Experienced fisherman definitely can, but we all know the majority of fisherman or your average fisherman. Then as the hype wears off, consider dropping the slot.

Right now though one thing we need to worry about as fisherman is the invasion of Asian Carp. I don't know what kind of damage they can do, but since opening Morganza they are EVERYWHERE in the area I fish.

October 17, 2012 at 1:14pm
A comment titled: awesome picture buddy in response to a report titled: Chopique

Thats so cool! I always wanted one for a fish tank.

I have a story that makes me feel like you may have gotten lucky, since you weren't bitten by the Momma choupique. This past weekend I was site fishing for bass when I saw about a 2lber shoot out the grass to attack some bream. Well, of course, I threw at her and she nailed my fluke so I set the hook and she came off, and she swam back to where she came from. Well when I got a little closer I noticed a black cloud of little fish, so I casted my line to where I'd pull my fluke through the babies, and when I did she hit it again, so I set the hook a little harder this time and when I did I jerked the fish out the water, but my hook still didn't set. At that moment I realized that 'she' probably wasn't a bass and was a choupique, since I couldn't penetrate a hook through her mouth. So I got a little closer and sure enough it was a mother choupique guarding her hatch and she wasn't letting anything get close. I put the boat nearly on top of her and she look as if she was going to attack the boat. I dropped my fluke near her again, and even with the trolling motor being on and less than 2 feet away she nailed it again, but I didn't want to hook her because I already felt bad for pestering her already.

But my brother asked me why I didn't catch the babies and I told him that I wasn't about to stick my hand anywhere near her, I'm pretty sure she would of attacked! Very fun experience.

March 22, 2012 at 12:26pm
A comment titled: thought it looked like an abu in response to a report titled: REEL LIFE FISHING

Thanks Capt, I've been looking for a good durable saltwater reel for a good price and I've been throwing curados which have been doing just fine especially when it comes to throwing into the wind, but they are a little on the pricey side for me. I'm definitely going to go get me an Orra. I have a Revo STX from 7 years ago and that thing cast smooth as hell, but i've only brought it to freshwater and it doesnt cast against the wind very good.

March 16, 2012 at 7:14am
A comment titled: reel in response to a report titled: REEL LIFE FISHING

nice fish! What kind of reel your throwing there and how is it holding to that salt water?

March 14, 2012 at 7:32am
A comment titled: the bass look close in response to a report titled: Chicot Park

Hey man nice catch. I'm pretty sure you know this since you were able to catch fish in Chicot, but theres a slot on bass over there. Can't keep in between 14-17' and you can only have 4 over I think. Just wanted to let you know, those bass look pretty close to 14'

Once again nice fish. My dad went yesterday with not nearly the luck that you had lol

February 03, 2012 at 7:39am
A comment titled: fantastic mounts in response to a report titled: My Latest Mounts

Does your friend Troy let you give out his contact information. I'd like to do business with him. Beautiful fish man! Probably close to the best I've ever seen on matching colors

October 21, 2011 at 11:06am
A comment titled: hungry? in response to a report titled: Jungle Fever

Here ya go little body, just take some corn

September 23, 2011 at 4:38pm
A comment titled: fish on line in response to a report titled: Vermillion Bay Getting Hot

Exactly, it hurt the kids feelings and by that it also affects yours. Your doing a good thing by bringing those kids out and teaching them the correct manners and also how to enjoy something so innocent and fun. Keep it up! I can't wait to have one of my own! Good to see that theres still some good people out there. Tight lines buddy

September 15, 2011 at 1:05pm
A comment titled: forgot to mention in response to a report titled: Vermillion Bay Getting Hot

One time while idling up to a spot a man probably 250-300 yards away was yelling at us that he had a gun and he was going to shoot us if we got any closer. He was anchor by a known underwater island, and I wasn't even heading his way. At first my boat thought he had mistaken us for one of his friends and he was joking, that was until he pulled a gun out, or what looked like a gun.

September 15, 2011 at 10:31am
A comment titled: inconsiderate fisherman in response to a report titled: Vermillion Bay Getting Hot

I've been fishing since I was very young, and have never seen so many discourteous fisherman until I started saltwater fishing roughly 7-8 years ago. I've noticed that most saltwater guys are not nearily as polite as freshwater guys. Its not often, I find fish and be left alone. Once I've had a guy RUN INTO my boat with his trolling motor in vermilion bay, some jack@$$ in a big 24ft yellow skeeter. I've also had a 13 year boy in the boat with me and we were tearing up the trout alone in a spot, before long there were 5 boats within my casting range! I had to cast behind the other boats to get to where I was catching fish, then they'd be pissed at me for reeling in fish on the side of their boats. Sad thing is some of these ways are getting passed to freshwater guys and they are staying in the hole while passing you, causing your boat to take in water or they'll idle but pass 10ft on the side of your boat to see what your fishing with. When I was younger I was taught right, and that was when passing a fellow fisherman, you get as close to the opposite bank and slow idle and idle a little pass him not to mess up his bank. But do you think anyone else shows that kind of respect?! It isn't often! You have to prepare yourself to be able to deal with a lot of rich A-holes when going into saltwater, because most don't know how to find fish on their own. They are out with binoculars trying to see what YOU are catching, instead of fishing for themselves. Now not everyone is like that but the vast majority is.

September 15, 2011 at 10:23am
A comment titled: this would work in response to a report titled: STOLEN BAY BOAT

I really think that we need to start chopping off limbs for stealing stuff, then we'd hope that dumb@$$es still something of ours.

June 28, 2011 at 12:21pm
A comment titled: white trout.. in response to a report titled: Cajun Made Charters

What did you catch those huge white trout on? I'd love to catch some like that next time i go out? Also where can you usually find them that big? How deep of water normally?

May 17, 2011 at 1:05pm
A comment titled: @whunter in response to a report titled: big alabama

You are exactly right.

I don't know what game warder told you it wasn't affected, but obviously he didn't have a clue what he was saying.

Also I heard last time Morganza opened up, you couldn't even get to the Big Alabama road or landing. If they were to open Morganza it would definitely improve the fishing at both Little and Big Alabama if it was to flood as it did in 1973

May 09, 2011 at 9:33am
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