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Awesome day on the isle, my neighbor Capt Dee gave a tip on where the trout were. Boy was he spot on. I doubled up three times twice were gaff top sail cats and once with nice trout. Finnished out the morning with 25 nice trout about 50 throw backs 8 gaff tops 6 hard heads ant two sharks.

July 13, 2013 at 8:58pm

Does anyone know how close the Cobia are to GI?

June 20, 2013 at 5:46pm

Friday June 7th I found a ski boat seat cushion on highway 44 South of Pelican Point if you are missing one please contact me at 225 620 4637

June 07, 2013 at 8:15pm

I am the fisherman formally known as kokopelli. I traded the kokopelli in a new inshore boat my wife calls reel blessed. I fished today north of Grand Isle I caught one 15 and a half inch trout. Water was stained to dirty but still a good day.

April 06, 2013 at 6:14pm

Tough weekend in Leeville. It all started Friday night, while getting everything ready for en early morning start I missed the last step on the porch and messed my back up, (tough getting old). While checking out the bass boat I found one battery bad so off to wal mart for a new one, back, installed and launched by 10 pm. Saturday we wake up to thunder storms an a very sore back (milk it for all I can). Rain slacked off around 9 am so T went out to check on the boat and found the auto bilge not working so I kicked in the manual pump and pumped her dry, work on it later. We went to the island to pick up the Kokopelli, I left it down there Monday due to the rain. Back about noon and no rain so off we go to Terry's for bait with only one report from Terry that one boat gave of only two trout didn't discourage us I could still get a Kokopelli limit. The mid day bite ended with us having two 12 1/16' trout and one 17' red....success! Came in for lunch and rest the sore back for awhile. Around 5:45 headed back out as the bottom of the tide was approaching, chased back in 30 minutes latter by a thunder boomer. Heck of a rain storm came through and filled the boat again. I went out kicked on the manual pump and pumped her dry again. After the rain stopped I went to trouble shoot the automatic bilge and found it now had a broken shaft so I have no bilge pump since the spare seams to not pumping as well, so the boat is on the trailer. Probably wont fish Sunday since my luck with boats in running poorly, I don’t want to chance the Kokopelli too and ill fate.

Still I am glad to be in Leeville.

July 23, 2011 at 10:49pm

I was blessed with another great weekend of offshore fishing. On saturday I had a Mark and his youngest daughter Mary along with two of my regular fishing partners Anthony and Joey on board for a great first trip for Mary. We fished a sunken rig in the ST block for red snapper with great success.

On Sunday I had Mark, Mary, Anthony another Mark and my lovely wife on board. We went back to the same location in South Timalier Block with the exact same results all fish both days were over 10 lbs including the lone mangrove, with Mary landing the largest at 15 lbs..

Monday we rained out, I am now waiting for greater amberjack season.

July 20, 2011 at 11:12am

I had the awesome pleasure of introducing 2 first timers to the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico. My oldest grandson who is 16 and my 72 yo mother. It was an awesome day for a trip to South Timbalier block. Mom caught her two snapper of average size 18 inches, the wife did a little better than Mom 20 and 21 inches but the grandson kicked our butts with the first keeper and the biggest snapper which was 26', wore the boy out! The grandson is now addicted and my Mother has a better understanding why I spend as much time in the gulf as I can. Although I expect she will go again I doubt she will fish (way too strenuous).

July 04, 2011 at 9:11pm

Thanks Capt Bob for the advice yesterday. I fished Bayou Blue in my old faithful spot this morning and had to leave them biting. Today’s count.....Kokopelli limit!!! 20 white trout and seven specks with a few hard heads and lady fish in the mix. The key was anything fished Carolina rigged shrimp, cocahoes, artificial’s in 9-12 feet of water.We were back at the camp by 9am.

July 03, 2011 at 11:05am

This evenings trip to west little lake was more productive this than this mornings trip. Koko limit not reached but still fun. One 12 1/2' speck one small croaker several rat reds, ladyfish and hard heads. The best part was my three year old grand son learning to cast and doing a dang good job, won't be much longer before he gets a hook to go with his cork, good job Daniel!

July 02, 2011 at 8:04pm

Took the better half out this morning looking for some trout. Went to fornation isle and found a parking lot, which soon cleared out. Only caught one hard head and one lady fish. On the way back in we stopped in Bay Rosa and picked up one speck 11 1/2 inches and one small hard head. I guess they are waiting for the falling tide this afternoon and the south wind instead of the northern we had this morning.

July 02, 2011 at 11:06am

Its a rare day when I don,t even catch a hardhead, heck I catch them 30 miles offshore and in january inshore, today was one of those days. Fished a few islands in raccourci had a few bites but didnt land one single fish. My neighbor has fished leeville for over 40 years only managed 25 trout with a crew of 4 on board. Of course I can always blame this chest cold for not making a Kokopelli limit.

Maybe next weekend

June 18, 2011 at 9:28pm

I followed my camp neighbor out this morning to his double blindfold secrete spot and was not disappointed. My wife and I landed 26 nice trout most in the 15 - 17 inch range. They were persuaded to sacrifice them selves to live Terry's shrimp and chartreuse speck rigs all under the cork.

June 04, 2011 at 5:00pm

Yesterday evening as I was returning from Fornation Islands the Lafourche Sheriff depts. boat was in the middle of south west canal with his lights on. I slowed in preparation of being boarded when I was waved on, I thought this is ma lucky day since I left the registration in the truck. I didn't realize how lucky I was till I seen why I wasn't boarded they were retrieving a body. I later was told that an elderly couple staying at Boudreaux’s was fishing when the Husband had a hart attack and fell from the moving boat. People I ask that we all extend our thoughts and prayers to his family as they go through this trying time. And thank God for the blessings in our own lives.
Kirby

June 04, 2011 at 4:54pm

Not much to report

Saturday Morning

5 Amberjack 35 - 60 puonds
a few mangrove
a couple grouper

All Keepers

Too many red snapper to count all released!

Sunday Morning

1 hardhead
1 16' red
All released

Sunday Evening

3 flounder
1 red
All released

Monday Morning

10 hardhead
8 trout
5 reds
I forgot 1 small croaker
Kept two reds and 3 trout all the rest released

Just talked to Whitebeans, him and the little beans were wearing out the harddheads as well with a few trout and reds mixed in. Hopeflly the wind will lay and we can get to the outside this week.

May 30, 2011 at 11:36am

Whitebeans I managed a Kokopelli limit of trout this morning. I started out in D's pond, on nice sting ray. moved around to try several different spots with no luck. I decided to try by the red camp in little lake still nothing. I trolled over to the rock pile in between the red camp and the helicopter pad. First cast with the cork and chartreuse speck rig.... BAM two 16 inch trout, I boxed them and made another cast .... missed... next cast another 16 incher. I missed three more opportunities before my better half called with lunch. I did notice once I got back to the camp the bite was predicted too be poor after 10:30 so this may be why they quit bitting, this evening has another good prediction. The crew to put the roof n should be here soon hopefully I will get to go back out this afternoon.

Made it back out at 5:45 and man the trout were hungry, I managed two keeper trout lost or released 12-15 small trout and one flounder in 45 minutes. I am looking forward to tomorrow morning, back to the rock pile.

March 11, 2011 at 11:21am

New roof going on the camp Friday so I came down a night early, shrimp are every where hope that is a good sign as to what Fridays morning trip on a riseing tide will bring. I will post the results in the morning.

March 10, 2011 at 9:55pm

I got a late start this morning due to thick fog and no running lights. Went to see Terry for bait and then off in search of a Kokopelli limit of fish. Man is the water low down here; I had to back all the way out to the main canal to go to Terry’s. First stop on the north side of the north access ramp, one rat red, one slot red and one flat fish. Second stop two stranded fisherman that had gotten too far up on a mud/oyster flat.

I was able to back in close enough to tie our bow lines together and pull them to deeper water, good thing I was in the dingy. I am still amazed at the number of people who own boats and are not sportsman, the number of boats that blew past these two gentlemen who were stranded amazed me, at least 6 boats didn't even throttle back just looked at them and continued on as I idled towards them. And the best of the bunch was a flat boat with a gator tail that told them they can't get in there to help it's too shallow and then fly about thirty yards away at full throttle while the younger guy was in the water stripped to his boxers trying to push the boat off the the flat.

February 19, 2011 at 10:25am

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who reportedly went missing, Saturday, while sailing in the Gulf of Mexico between Galveston, Texas and Ocean Springs, Miss.

Missing is Josiah Victor Hoffman, 52.

Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received an overdue vessel report from Hoffman’s wife at approximately 12:45 p.m., Monday, reporting that her husband did not return to port when expected. Hoffman is overdue from a sailing trip that departed from Houston on Jan. 3, 2011, en route to Ocean Springs.

Hoffman’s sailing vessel is called the Long Last. It is 32-feet long and is white with blue trim.

Watchstanders are working to logistically break down the search area to make it more manageable for Coast Guard assets to search.

An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB) has been issued for mariners to keep a sharp look out in the area.

Anyone with information about the missing person should call the Coast Guard command center at 504-589-6225.

January 12, 2011 at 9:33pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who reportedly went missing, Saturday, while sailing in the Gulf of Mexico between Galveston, Texas and Ocean Springs, Miss.

Missing is Josiah Victor Hoffman, 52.

Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received an overdue vessel report from Hoffman’s wife at approximately 12:45 p.m., Monday, reporting that her husband did not return to port when expected. Hoffman is overdue from a sailing trip that departed from Houston on Jan. 3, 2011, en route to Ocean Springs.

Hoffman’s sailing vessel is called the Long Last. It is 32-feet long and is white with blue trim.

Watchstanders are working to logistically break down the search area to make it more manageable for Coast Guard assets to search.

An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB) has been issued for mariners to keep a sharp look out in the area.

Anyone with information about the missing person should call the Coast Guard command center at 504-589-6225.

January 12, 2011 at 9:30pm

Posting for a friend....
Anthony took his daughter Ceily on her first hunt as a shooter last weekend. At 4:30pm a big doe walked in to the shooting lane about eighty yards out. Ceily scoped her .243 onto the heart of the beast and asked Anthony for permission to shoot. Dad said when ever you are ready so Ceily squeezed off one round and the big doe headed for the woods. Ceily lowered her rifle and asked did I get her Dad. Anthony wasn't sure since the doe did not jump or fall she just walked off with her tail down. Anthony told Ceily since she walked off with her tail down, Ceily had most likely hit the deer and we should sit here and give her a while to die. At 5:00 pm three more doe walk out in to the shooting lane, after watching them for 10 minutes or so he finally got a shot. Since it was getting late they decide to go get their kills. The first deer went about 15 yards into the woods and laid down, the second doe was jumped about 15 yards into the woods there was a large blood pool where she was laying so they had to track her another 30 yards or so. At the end of the day there was one proud Dad one excited Daughter, two dead Doe and a memory to last a lifetime.

December 06, 2010 at 8:56am
A comment titled: name change in response to a report titled: no mercy

Yeah beans all good here Reel Blessed is what we named our camp on GI. When we bought here we found a real good deal on the lot, then I beat cancer, survived a tornado and several heart attacks. So reel blessed seam to fit! Hope all is well with my Leeville friends.

June 01, 2013 at 9:10pm
A comment titled: kokopelli in response to a report titled: no mercy

hey white beans this is the fisherman formally known as kokopelli now known as reel blessed good luck this weekend. I manage a kokopelli limit today one trout one red lost a flounder at the boat. if you're wondering about the name change I sold the kokopelli and bought a 17 foot skiff.

June 01, 2013 at 4:02pm
A comment titled: Prayers in response to a report titled: Prayer request

Prayers sent

April 11, 2013 at 4:47pm
A comment titled: Boat in response to a report titled: kokopelli limit not reached

Hey Squid how you been? I got the Mako 17' pro skiff, with the Mercury 60 four stroke. It has what Mako calls an inverted V hull, I call a Kittenmaran, either ways she is a sweet and stable ride, my wife normally cant eat on a boat without getting seasick, now she eats, drinks naps all with no issues.

April 08, 2013 at 8:52am
A comment titled: Prayers in response to a report titled: kokopelli limit not reached

Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. You will definitely be in our prayers. Its looks like if I want to catch spring trout I am going to have to make the run back up to Leeville let me know next time your down on a weekend.

April 08, 2013 at 8:46am
A comment titled: Alive & well in response to a report titled: kokopelli limit not reached

Thanks AC, Good to hear from ya, Whitebeans still around? Last year was a bit trying. I done battle with cancer and heart attacks but I have been real blessed (pun intended) and God guided the surgens hands and fixed the heart and removed the cancer. Now if he can just teach an old fool to catch trout in Grand Isle.

April 07, 2013 at 8:43pm
A comment titled: Line in response to a report titled: offshore reel for tuna

Now all you need to do is load the baby up with Jerry Brown Hollow Core 130Lb with a 100lb top shot, and start catching the big boys! Again I dont know your experiance level but anytime you fish with a Guide you will learn something new, just sayin.....

Tight Lines!

August 15, 2012 at 1:31pm
A comment titled: Fishing Brands in response to a report titled: offshore reel for tuna

While all three are exceptional reels, I am inclined to spend my money on the front end instead of the back end. I get a hook up I want the fish on the boat as quick as possible not burning fuel and replacing tackle.

The Avet TRX 50 has a drag strike setting of 100 lbs and max at 116 lbs with a line capability of Braid 100 lbs test 1240 yards, and cost around $900

The Penn 50 VSW has a drag strike setting of 28 lbs and max at 45 lbs with a line capability of Braid 100 lbs test 1700 yards, and cost around $600

The Avet TRX 30 has a drag strike setting of 50 lbs and max at 70 lbs with a line capability of Braid 100 lbs test 1000 yards, and cost around $750.

The Penn 30 VSW as a drag strike setting of 23 lbs and max at 30 lbs with a line capability of Braid 100 lbs test 1125 yards and cost around $550.

The Fin Nor falls just below the Avets on drag and yardage and are in line with the Penns on pricing.

Basically Landshark do your research and decide what you want your reel to do. Do you want to have one reel for Tuna one for AJ another for Grouper etc. Do you want to fight the fish or pull in meat. Is purchase price a consideration... we all have our favorite brands and class of gear, know yours and buy accordingly. If you are unsure of what to buy, book a trip Capt. Pellagrin, the knowledge you will gain on fishing tactics, rigging and gear will be worth every penny.

August 14, 2012 at 12:43pm
A comment titled: Offshore Pelagics in response to a report titled: offshore reel for tuna

In my book you cant beat an Avet 50 TRX for big game fish.

August 13, 2012 at 11:50am
A comment titled: Obstruction in response to a report titled: Good, Bad and ugly!!

Capt. Ricky I was on a World Cat last week and we hit the same obstruction from your description of location, we had just minor gel coat damage thank God. The Gentlemen running the boat has been passing in that same area for over twenty years with different types of boats and never a problem. I wonder if it is concrete from the bridge demolition. Either way glade to hear no one was injured and the trip didn't get cancel.

July 11, 2012 at 12:44pm
A comment titled: offshore boat in response to a report titled: Boat

I have the purfect boat for you chack out my ad

July 11, 2012 at 12:26pm
A comment titled: Amberjack in response to a report titled: Catching Amberjack

Actually the opposite is true if you are catching AJ you should also catch Red Snapper. In my experience AJ will typically be found in 150 to 300 depths. They usually will hang between 100 feet to 200 feet and absolutely love live hard tails, but will also aggressively attack a butterfly jig as will red snapper. I don’t fish the WD 70s often enough to recall the depth but if your not in at least 150 to 175 depth I wouldn’t even try for AJ.

Hope this helps,

Gene

June 11, 2012 at 9:17pm
A comment titled: Great Reminder in response to a report titled: SAFETY EQUIPMENT

While I am as guilty as the next guy I feel any one fishing out of sight of shoreline should be as prepared as an off shore boat for self rescue. Starting this year I bought a hand held GPS, a VHF a small ball compass and a flare gun and placed all these items into a 2 liter camel back to be used as a ditch bag. I then read an article about a guy out of Texas who had to let his friend die in order to save his own life when his boat sank. After reading that article I bought a McMurdo Fast Find PLB off ebay for $200. This thing will send out your GPS location for 24 hours minimum regardless of where you are GOM or the mountains of Colorado, I don’t think you put a price on that kind of piece of mind, think about it guys if you only get to send out one mayday you can drift along ways before rescue, with the Personal Locator Beacon your exact location is transmitted every few minutes cutting down rescue time. I pray I never have to use mine but I have it if I need it.

Tight Lines

April 08, 2012 at 6:20pm
A comment titled: Marriage and the outdoors in response to a report titled: Need Some Advice from Other Boat Owners

I have to agree with FOM, you have to find a balance between your interest and hers. In my case my wife loves to inshore fish but gets sea sick offshore. I on the other hand prefer to fish/dive offshore. My wife also loves the beach, so I sold my camp in Leeville and bought a lot on GI so when I am offshore she can walk to the beach, and offshore is an all-day event for me I am going to fish the aggregate to get the most for my money. Oh and I do take her chasseing the specks and reds inshore from time to time.

Hope y'all can find a way to make it work.

Kirby

February 09, 2012 at 8:45am
A comment titled: GI RIGS in response to a report titled: Grand Isle Rigs

UP2 I fish a sunken rig twenty miles out of Camanada Pass for (Huge) Snapper and a pair of rigs 35 miles out for Grouper and AJ. Midnight lumps are 45 miles and have Tuna, Kings and Wahoo. I wouldn't be any other place than Grand Isle.

January 31, 2012 at 12:12pm
A comment titled: Jenny in response to a report titled: Prayers Needed

Capt, the book is signed and prayers will continue to be prayed for Jenny and your family.

January 02, 2012 at 2:24pm
A comment titled: this weekend comming in response to a report titled: leeville

Way to go Beans.... I hope to do a little bank fishing this comming weekend. The wife and I been working way too much on the new place on Grand Isle. Then working a turn around for most of November.

Koko

October 18, 2011 at 2:19pm
A comment titled: Good job String Bean in response to a report titled: first trip past the coast

That is one nice cobia, great job String Bean. White Beans in now hooked on offshore as well?

September 20, 2011 at 8:53am
A comment titled: great report Squid in response to a report titled: Two Day Leeville Report( Good trip and disaster all in one)

Squid although I run twins most of the time, I have taken your advice and saved the numbers you posted you just never know when murphy's law will take effect. Glad to hear y'all made in safely.

July 26, 2011 at 7:32am
A comment titled: Sorry Whitebean in response to a report titled: not good

Wish your trip would have been better but on the up side I did manage a Kokopelli limt! Better luck next time.

July 24, 2011 at 4:39pm
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