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Hoping to get some wisdom on a motor issue...

Was running down Bayou Dularge 90% throttle and my outboard motor killed. It is a late 1990's 115hp Johnson. Well put it in neutral and tried to refire and get underway. Motor was real sluggish (like a dead battery.) I toggled to my other battery which was a little worn after 3 days out and both batteries were sluggish. I finally got it fired but the motor ran really ruff and would kill at idle. I opened it up to get to the launch as long as I stayed away from high throttle it ran but hi-throttle would kill it again. I didn't have time to mess with it Sunday evening, but I plan to check a few things out. Charge batteries, spark plug, check fuel, fuel line. I have been reading a little and hear maybe a rectifier or stator?

Any other thoughts or ideas.

Thanks.
Chris

November 30, 2016 at 8:24am

Hey Guy's and gal's,
Anyone been perch jerkin yet? I am most familiar with upper Lafitte. I don't want anyone's spots but just an idea if they have come into the shallows yet or if they are still in deeper water... The weather looks good for a trip on Friday with the kids(ages 10, 7, and 3). Yes and they all love to fish. So any help would be great.

March 23, 2016 at 12:42pm

Hello all,

Looking at trying a bass fishing trip. I haven't really bass fished before. I have a lot of perch jerked and salt water fishing experience.

I am looking at maybe trying upper Lafitte. Bayou Gauche, Salvador, Des Allemands, or bonnet carrey spillway. Any info would be a help. Baits... presentation... deep water. shallow??? Looking at maybe going Sunday.

Not looking for locations. Just a little advice.

Thanks

February 04, 2015 at 11:06am

Hello all,
I was planning on taking the wife out fishing this week in the boat. Kinda caught between a perch jerking trip and a redfishing trip. My usual spots are in Bayou Gauche for perch jerking. Curious if anyone is catching anything out there right now... The second thought was to go in upper Lafitte Salvador, The Pen, Bayou Perrot, or Bayou Rigolets if I go that rought reds would be the hunted.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. It has been a long time since the wife has been out and I just want something to tug on the end of the line for her...

Thanks

October 27, 2014 at 7:43pm

Hello all, Was wondering if anyone has been in the bonnet carrey spillway lately. I was thinking of makin a crawfishing/ fishing trip. Never crawfished before. Any thought's or recommendations would be great.

April 08, 2014 at 10:40am

Hey Guys,

I was curious about the lafitte area. I haven't fished it in years. I was gonna try to make a run and fish Lake Salvador for reds, trout, whatever bites... Not looking for any honey holes. Curious what the action is like in the area. Are the reds and trout in there right now or do I have to run all the way to little lake?
or do I stick with perch jerking in Bayou Gauche? Went earlier in the summer and caught some nice perch and catfish...

Let me know what you think please.

Thanks to all

July 22, 2013 at 12:51pm

Taken a ride to Grand Isle the weekend of 6/7-10. I have been hearing the usual reports about trout on the beach. I was curious what the situation is with crabs in the surf. We have gotten skunked the last few years in June. Not looking for secrets just curious if anyone has caught any or not. A lot of extra gear to lug if there aren't any down there. Let me know what you think. Thanks in advance.

May 21, 2013 at 12:29pm

Hello all,
I am thinkin of makin a trip to the Grand isle fourchon area to fish of the side of the road.
Anyone know what the conditions are like down there right now, oil, fish, wind, gnats... I haven't been since october or so. Any info would be great. I want my sister and her boyfriend to hook up to something down there...

March 01, 2011 at 3:42pm

Does anyone know a place that is trust worthy to do a repair on a 1976 15hp johnson. I am not quite sure what the problem is. I had the carborator cleaned and fuel pump looked at. It just will not fire up. My next though is the spark plugs any ideas... Please.

January 24, 2011 at 3:19pm

Morning all,
I am making a trip to Grand Isle to fish Thursday. I was planning on fishing the pier at night for trout. I haven't been in a while. I was also gonna do some off the road fishin with my father in law and son in a 12ft flat. I usually fish the marsh by Fouchon and the pits. I have spots and i am not lookin for soemones spots. I am just curious if the trout and reds have started to show up yet. Any stories are greatly appreciated...
Oh yeah and how bad are the gnats... My son is 4.5years old.
If ya catch my drift.
Chris

April 05, 2010 at 7:38am

I was thinkin about fishin the Bayou Gauche area. I fished there 8months or so ago and got scunked. I have a 12ft flat. Any ideas of places i can go and get my son and wife in one the fish.Catauchie, Des allmends, spillway,????
Thanks,
Chris

August 27, 2009 at 7:42am
A comment titled: Re: Outboard Motor issues... in response to a report titled: Outboard Motor issues...

Thanks for the help guys. I ended up bringing it in to the shop. Hopefully with a painless result. I am still hoping to hit the next hunting split. My son shot his first duck and is pretty hooked...

Thanks and be safe on the water.

December 06, 2016 at 10:29am
A comment titled: Re: Outboard Motor issues... in response to a report titled: Outboard Motor issues...

Plugs and battery are good. Runs ruff still at idle. Carb clean?

December 02, 2016 at 1:09pm
A comment titled: Re: grand isle gigging in response to a report titled: grand isle gigging

Hey Hunter,

Personally i would stick to the bridge as long as the tide is moving. If the fish are there you will see them in the water. Another thing my kids really enjoy is to walk the beach at night with a flash light and catch and release fiddler crabs. It was hilarious last time they did it...

Good luck and enjoy.

July 29, 2016 at 10:05am
A comment titled: Re: Crabbing? in response to a report titled: Crabbing in Grand Isle/Fourchon?

Yeah went down 2weeks ago. Trot line (w/ chx necks) in the surf on a falling tide yielded about 4 dozen in the afternoon. All were nice and full.

Good huntin...

July 19, 2016 at 3:23pm
A comment titled: Re: Perch jerkin yet??? in response to a report titled: Perch jerkin yet???

Well weather was beautiful. Got a late start around 11:00 or so. Water was nice but the bite was slow. It was there but real slow. Live worms 2ft under a cork. The kids had a blast as usual. We fished till about 3 or so. Caught about 20~25 perch. I think if we would have been there earlier bite may have been better. Still a little early in the year also.
Good luck to all.

April 04, 2016 at 10:45am
A comment titled: Re: Perch jerkin yet??? in response to a report titled: Perch jerkin yet???

Going run out of Des Allmends tomorrow. We will see. Gonna bring the wife and all kids so wish us luck.
Chris

April 02, 2016 at 6:54pm
A comment titled: Re: Lafitte Fishing in response to a report titled: Lafitte Fishing

Anyone fish further up in Salvador area lately? Trout, Redfish, anyfish... ??? Any luck.

December 16, 2015 at 10:16am

anyone been out in Bayou Gauche lately. Haven't been since late May. Fish still hungry? Might try on Sunday with kids.

July 10, 2015 at 11:27am

Bayou Gauche has been good. live worm under a cork about 2'. My kids caught about 30 nice ones in about 2.5hrs. Let me know if u need more info. I can get ur little one happy with plenty of fish.

May 15, 2015 at 10:17am
A comment titled: Re: Bass fishing... in response to a report titled: Bass fishing...

I ain't given up... Just regrouping. Thanks to everyone for there input.

Didn't make it down to Temple. Saw the water in wildlife refuge and couldn't pass it up. Fishing in 3~4ft of water and looking at the bottom. It was gorgeous... I agree I probably would have needed to slow down just a hair.

Son and brother-in-law still had a nice time out.

February 09, 2015 at 12:18pm
A comment titled: Re: Bass fishing... in response to a report titled: Bass fishing...

No luck guy's. Decided bayou gauche. Water was nasty in normal perch jerking spots. Fished some other long isolated canals. Water was beautiful but u could walk across the boats. And no fish. Tried for Sacalait, bass,...

Should have stuck with instinct and run to salvador. .

Anyone have any luck???

February 08, 2015 at 12:55pm
A comment titled: Re: Bass fishing... in response to a report titled: Bass fishing...

Thanks for ur help. Any help is appreciated when ur a 'rookie' bass fisherman.

February 05, 2015 at 1:15pm
A comment titled: Re: Bass fishing... in response to a report titled: Bass fishing...

jb what water depth should i be looking to target?flats or a little deeper water. Ur comment about redfish makes me want to chase them too. :)

Any thoughts on Sacalait?

February 05, 2015 at 10:00am
A comment titled: map of restricted area in response to a report titled: grand isle

Hey Max,

I have fished that area long ago. I was told by someone that it was private so I left. Didn't know it was private. What are the coordinates of the entire property so I can stay clear.

Thanks.

July 15, 2014 at 2:30pm
A comment titled: grass in response to a report titled: Grand Isle hit and miss

Hey Carl thanks for the report. Have u heard anything about the crabs in the surf. Or the grass on the beach lately?

June 26, 2014 at 10:28am
A comment titled: the pen in response to a report titled: LAFITTE FISHING TRIP

Thanks for all the info guy's. Is the pen closed?

July 23, 2013 at 9:41am
A comment titled: weather in response to a report titled: grand isle fourchon trip

yeah i think the weather might sway us away this time. Might try next week not a big mardi gras fan...

March 02, 2011 at 1:39pm
A comment titled: G.I. in response to a report titled: Grand Isle Report

Anyone know of any places to stay down there. I have made several calls and came up empty????????????

August 03, 2010 at 10:44am
A comment titled: Holly Beach in response to a report titled: Big fish

Firstly i am looking for a place to go instead of grand isle unfortunately. Are there any places to rent camps in that area that anyone would recommend... No oil down there????

June 08, 2010 at 3:40pm
A comment titled: Sun and Sand Cabins in response to a report titled: Sun & Sand cabins--Grand Isle?

The owner is very nice and the cabins are very close to the beach. However, the beds are VERY uncomfortable. In fact, when we stayed there, some of the "beds" were just box springs without mattresses. I don't think she washes the bedspreads in between guests, so you may want to bring your own sheets in addition to towels. It does have a nice boiling area for seafood and the cabins also have a porch or picnic area underneath. We stayed in a private camp this past summer which was much nicer and cheaper. If you look around, especially if you are staying with a large group of people, you can usually find some good deals.

August 11, 2009 at 10:39am
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