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March 23, 2011 at 10:10am

Well, Lacassine is in NEED of some rain. Water is low and rain is not in the forcast..... Opening day ought to be very 'interesting' to say the least.

Let's see out of all the pool fishermen on here, who can take the funniest picture and post it.

February 25, 2011 at 6:08pm

Want to give people a warning about bad gas in Lake Charles at KK's Corner. I filled up my boat two days ago at KK's roughly 40 gallons. Put boat in the water and ran for about 1/2 mile then shut down. Found water in fuel lines. I got towed back to dock. Once home, I pumped out 15 gallons of water out of my fuel tank. Note, this tank was empty prior to filling. Took a sample of the fuel from the tank to my motor and brought it to KK's to show them, and they just basically said ok and that was it!!! I personally have heard of four other people with a very similar story from KK;s fuel.

Just passing out the word to anyone interested...

July 23, 2010 at 9:48am

Today i fished in the Matt O'blanc classic tournament in Lacassine pool. Not a real big turn out of boats,think there was ~12 boats. Anyway, there was some nice fish caught today by me and my partner as well as many others. One of the rles for the torney is live fish for weigh in and all fished to be released. I am 100% all for that (my opinion). My issue is that the torunament director did not release the fish back into Lacassine. Rather, all the fish were to be released into the Calcasieu River. I personally feel this is TOTAL B.S.

Why should fish from the pool be transported to the river. I did ask the man why not release the fish back into the pool where they came from. His response was " they are trying to help ot the bass population on the river and get better fish for river fishing tournaments." Now, I am not a biologist, but woldn't this be a not so good thing. First, they came from the pool they need to go back to the pool. Second, this would be a total shock for them in my mind. Coming from a clean freshwater marsh and going into the dirty and nasty river. Third, if people want to make the river better then go for it, just don't "rob from peter to pay paul!!"

Is there a scientific reason why to not put the fish back into the pool? Any knowledge would be helpful.....

I personally will not fish in this type of tourney again due to this.

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March 27, 2010 at 8:40pm

Well, after hearing a rumor from a few friends I decided to call the Refuge headquarters to confirm. well, it is official they have raised the motor size limit to Lacassine pool. Now, you can have up to a 40 HP in the Pool. That ought to make a little more "madness" in the unit.

February 02, 2010 at 7:21pm

First, let me just say I hope all of you who choose to crab from the bank at Lacassine Pool catch them ALL....

Although, PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELVES. Every morning when I get to the launch it is worse and worse by the day. Trash all over the ground and lots of string left tied to the dock 4x4 poles. I mean come on, how hard can it be to just remove the strings all the way rather then just cut off the bait and leave the strings there. Just pure laziness and trashy.

Second, for the people who walk past the GATE (probably a reason it's there HINT HINT) and crab near the bridge, DO NOT leave your crab lines in the boat passage. I spent a good 30 minutes this morning cutting out crabbing string from my prop. And then, some of the crabbers get mad when a boat needs to cross under the bridge. It's a boat passage people....get over it.

I really wish the wildlife and fisheries would start patrolling the pool and being very hard on people crabbing from bank and making a mess. I understand not all people are trashy and some of you clean up after yourselves so thank you to those select few of yall.

Feedback and comments appreciated......

June 08, 2009 at 9:35am

Was told today there was a 12.7 bass caught in the pool yesterday. Reliable source. Anyone hear about this?

May 31, 2009 at 8:48pm

Anyone who fishes the eastern side of the pool, make new plans for new locations. Yesterday around 09:30, four wildlife agents in two different boats were in the eastern side making sure no boats were still in there. They did find me way back in a flat and came out there to get me to leave. I asked why for the total closure and the agent stated it was due to vegitation growth. Some kind of vegitation that was possibly brought in from someone's boat. He then told me that they were going to try and drain it very rapidly and try to burn it.

Just wanted to give all of you who fish this section a heads up. I personally fish the eastern side more than any other part, so time to go to my others spots and try them out. Too bad though, i was catching really good fish here recently in the eastern side.

April 15, 2009 at 10:49am

Well, they sure are off about the weather being clear and warming up. This morning was just the opposite. It was cool, windy, cloudty, and misty rain. Made the fishing very challenging. Ended up with 9 but no big size to any of them. I just had to see it for myself, so i headed to the North Ponds and South Ponds. It was crazy..... I am not sure how everyones lines were not getting crossed up. There was boat everywhere. Looked like a view of the weirs when the shrimp or crabs are running hard. Would have taken a picture, but forgot camera.

Hope weather stars to get better soon so the fishing will pick up.

March 17, 2009 at 11:13am

Top fish weighed 10.2 and the lower fish weighed 8.4 pounds. Mounted by steve German.

Just wanted to get everyone excited about some of the fish the pool has to offer. By all means not bragging, just pumping everyone up. Believe me, i have seen many other bass making these two look small that came out of Lacassine. The day I caught the 10.2, my father caught and release a 7.9.

February 26, 2009 at 12:39am

Any comments or thoughts on the report in the Lake Charles American Press today on Lacassine Pool?

February 22, 2009 at 8:56pm

Made a trip to the pool today in truck to view the water level and see if water was salty any. The good news is the water does not seems to be salty, but the bad news is the water level. The water level is just as low today as it was at the close of last season. VERY LOW!!!!! Therefore, fair warning to all the WW's heading out there Sunday the 15th. Good luck to all the people actually trying to fish and be careful of boats in tight trails. I personally am waiting for all the WW's to finish their madness after the first few days before I make an attempt.

February 18, 2009 at 5:57pm

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September 10, 2008 at 4:16pm

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September 10, 2008 at 4:13pm

To try and follow up the previous days trip with my wife, I decide to take my mother, father, nephew, son, and daughter. We returned back to my little perch hole and started having lots of fun. We ended up with two bass and 104 big gog-al-eyes. My parents and all the kids had a blast. Kids surely make all trips better when you see them having fun.

June 30, 2008 at 1:27pm

My wife and I went to the pool on Saturday morning looking to find some perch. We found this great spot and ended up keeping 64 big Gog-al-eye. My wife really enjoyed herself.

The day before that, my 10 year old boy Drake and myself went bass fishing and ended up with 16 bass ranging from 1.5 pounds to 4 pounds. He caught the biggest bass at 4 pounds.

June 29, 2008 at 12:02pm

The bass fishing has been good this past week in the pool. I have been every day and had great trips each morning. Just be preparred for high winds out of the south around 09:00hrs. The bad news though is that this morning another board was pulled from the Bell City Drain Ditch spillway. As iff the water was not low enough, it is about to get worse. If anyone was looking to go the either of the two Grove's, be preparred for some very shallow water with grass plugged trails. I can be ran, but be preparred and ready to work. Alot of people fishing for perch in main trails catching hit and miss. A

May 01, 2008 at 2:53pm

Recently, my wife and I had a great trip in the pool. We ended up with a limit of bass each and threw back a lot also. We caught around 30 bass on this trip. Follwed this trip the next day with another limit of bass with my father. The fishing in the pool has been very impressive this year compared to the previous years.

April 18, 2008 at 11:18am
A comment titled: Re: in response to a report titled: Grass in Lacassine

Yes, the grass is slowly beginning to take over. You should be able to fish still with big issues, but depends on your trolling motor/boat set up. For all purposes, you should have no worries. Cnals have been rull of boats lately trying to find white perch. Also, these WW's fishing in the canals get pset when you go idling by them. Not sure why, the are in a boat passage.

I would recommend fishing the flats. It's thick, but the fish are there. It's a little more work, but pays off at the end of the trip.

May 17, 2014 at 8:35pm
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: Lacassine

If looking for some brim / perch in the pool this time of the fish in the main canals. Simply fish down the main canals and fish along the edge of the flats where the drop off is. That should get you started. Launch at new launch on west side. Go just before the bridge and take an hard right. Start fishing on both sides.

April 13, 2014 at 5:08am
A comment titled: re: in response to a report titled: Laccisine

thanks to everyone who came out and helped stock the pool. It was a huge sucess by those who participated.

May 07, 2012 at 10:07pm
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: Lacassine Pool

Fishing is finally starting to pick up. Been fishing the pool quite a bit lately and catching pretty good now. Patience is teh key rightnow. alot of fish starting to move now, just takes time and 'water time' to catch them.

May 07, 2012 at 10:04pm
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: lacassine

Nice fish. However, do not be suprised to start seeing your vegitation growth advance quickly. The only bad thing about bringing fish from the pool to your pond is the vegitation growth that comes with them. Your pond will slowly get over ran by lillies and vegitation. Just letting you know.

Also, before you put a fish back i nthe pool from your pond or any other waterway, I would advise caution. The F&G will not take to friendly of that gesture so I would advise against it. Just passing on information. The low water on the pool is bad of course, but trying to restock the pool with pond bass will have no help what so ever.

Anyway, it's still a nice fish.....

September 16, 2011 at 7:05am
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: Lacassine

Wednesday the 17th is tomorrow.... wow...

I am sure it was a type error, just jokin around. All I know is I fish this place alot and this is the lowest it has ever been. I will post pics to show everyone that there is no water in the flats. Once again, I would advise people not to go..... It has not rained 8 inches in the past month total.

August 16, 2011 at 8:19pm
A comment titled: Re: in response to a report titled: Lacassine

seriously......... you must be thinking of a different Lacassine Pool. I went in there a week ago you could only stay in the main canal. I do understand we got some rain, but no near enough to make a difference.

I would avise people not to go unless you want to get really aggrevated. My opinion.

August 15, 2011 at 6:31pm
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: POOL OPENER

Wow..... do you actually believe the water is only 8 inches low? Not sure how long you have been fishing the pool, but come on now. Saying the reason for the level being so low is due to the 'mud' level is up..... That is just ridiculous. First, what would just make the mud line rise if thats even possible? Second, just go to the launches and gauge the level compared to normal. It is over 2 feet low. And finally, let's live in the fantasy world and believe the rise mud makes the water seems level... Well, if something below the water line increases, the water will rise with it. If the mud for an unknow reason rises, so does the water......

I am know big biologist or anything, but my experience and common sense let's me KNOW the water level is bad low....Whether this is due to boads being removed... not totally due to the bad drought we had. But, last year there were boards removed cause I fished on the Bell City drain ditch side and watched the water spill over the boards.

April 06, 2011 at 8:24pm
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: lacassine

Nice fish..... Are you getting it mounted? If so who are you going to use? I would recommend Steve German or his son. They do great work...

Either way, congrats on the fish...

March 24, 2011 at 3:55am
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: 13lb bass caught on calcasieu river

Wow..... fileting a ~12 pound bass. That guy must have been starving then. haha Anyway, glad to hear that the river quality of fish is picking up. Also, it still could possibly be a Lacassine bass released in there from previous Lacassine tournaments. After a while, the darkness would fade due to the water difference. But, never can tell. That is still one big ass fish.....

Was the store owner/worker able to get it or did the fisherman keep it?

March 23, 2011 at 6:58am
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: lacassine pool

As stated before.... the water is VERY low. South ponds are there but real shallow. most people fishing in the big canals.

March 23, 2011 at 6:54am
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: POOL OPENER

Water is CRAZY low..... Unless you are in the maion canal, you are kicking up mud. The one flat that i fish hard every year, looks like my back yard right now...all grass and dirt. Fishing was hit and miss. I would say that 85% of the boats fised the main canals. This is the lowest I have ever seen it on opening day.

March 15, 2011 at 9:06pm
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: POOL OPENER

Water is CRAZY low..... Unless you are in the maion canal, you are kicking up mud. The one flat that i fish hard every year, looks like my back yard right now...all grass and dirt. Fishing was hit and miss. I would say that 85% of the boats fised the main canals. This is the lowest I have ever seen it on opening day.

March 15, 2011 at 9:04pm
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: POOL OPENER

I guarantee not near as many that are frustrated with the water level. That is just ridiculous. Miami here comes everyone Saturday..... atleast it will have water.....

March 15, 2011 at 2:35pm
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: Big Lake Guides

I personally would recommend Jack Corbello. Have known him for a long time and he is one of the best.

http://www.corbelloguideservice.com/

October 24, 2010 at 6:58pm
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: Water levels in the marsh

Creole is VERY dry......... We are able to walk on our ponds woith flip flops right now. Rain would be nice for the birds as well as the cattle.

October 21, 2010 at 6:50am
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: Need Advice on Red Fishing

Go to Calasieu Lake and head south. fish behind the weirs in Cameron Praire refuge. Plenty of redfish and also crabs. Also plently of idiots so be careful.

September 01, 2010 at 10:21pm
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: gar

Nice gar.......however i think your tape measure is off......if it's 5', then you must be around 8' tall..... I fish gar alot and they are fun to catch and even better to eat...congrats my friend....

August 29, 2010 at 1:26am
A comment titled: Re: in response to a report titled: help on big lake

yeah, that's why most people who fish alot stay clear of that area. It is good for people not very familiar with the lake, but some of the people are just ridiculous.... And it's not always recreational fisherman...there are numerous guide boats that try to take over out there....me personally, i keep clear of them....

Good luck though...

August 28, 2010 at 8:18pm
A comment titled: RE: in response to a report titled: Alligator Gar Fishing

Ok, I would recommend jug fishing for gar's. It's not as fun as catching them on rod and reel, but you can cover more ground and it still is fun. I use 1 gallon jugs with a 16' rope along with a 12' leader. I use cut mullet with the leader ran through the bait. Along the Gibbstown bridge area is good spot.

As far as the picture, that is a nice fish but no way possible it is 5'. Unless you are over 8' tall that is........Definately a fishin 'story'.... Good eattin gar still though....

August 28, 2010 at 8:14pm
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