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Hello again Cyber Anglers,

Trout bite is still on at the Islands. The 86 degree water temp is still holding a few Sharks and Catfish especially when the tide slacks. If you exercise patience and wait on the tide to move, catching is on. Because the tide always moves during New Moon, I plan filming then and this past New Moon proved its worth again.

It was the hot, middle of the day, no tide or wind blown current at Philo. I had my boat umbrella deployed, loving the shade as other restless Anglers were running around. I stared trolling 1 oz. Black and chrome rattle traps just to get a breeze going. I found the Bull Reds in the East cove and anchored. Blue and chrome she dog prevoked massive hits but it was too hot to battle the brutes and the the boats that were working the northeast point sand bars had left.

I anchored there and positioned the Pathfinder so I could cast to the three fingers of the bars. My cameraman and I ate lunch, patiently waiting for the falling tide to start. When it gained speed, the undesirables backed off and the Trout started to feed, attacking top water, even in the hot blazing sun! Tide works wonders in warm Summer water. Moving water is also usually cooler.

This whole experience was filmed and can be found in Episode 1540 of Between the Banks. It is up on my YouTube channel and will start airing on the TV venues daily Saturday.

I still have not gone further than Philo this year to catch big Trout. Gulf green, bait filled, nervous, moving water and irregular features like points and sand bars are reasons why. I must add New Moon.

Need help fishing Leeville or Lafourche, check out BTB for details and info or the fishing line at 504.458.9451. In the meantime good luck fishing... Cpt Bob

September 13 at 10:42am

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

This weeks episode of Between the Banks (1539), matches the present conditions perfectly.

We had just finished filming an episode at Philo Bruce (1538), when the thunderstorms chased us back to Deep Bayou. We were there long enough to shoot just a few minutes before the storms were everywhere, forcing us in and ending our day. My wet guest returned home.

The next morning not a cloud in sight and a light southeast wind? My shooter and I raced to Philo and finished shooting the episode. Both spots produced big Specks with big cocahoes both Carolina and comel corked along with early topwater produced best.

Stormy here now with increasing southeast to east wind will dictate inside fishing unless you luck out and get calmer, dryer conditions early in the morning.

Episode 1539 is already up on YouTube and starts it’s daily airing on the TV venues tomorrow. YouTube has the past 90+ episodes up now. You can get notified as soon as a new episode is posted by subscribing at no cost. If you down for the holiday and need further details, the BTB fishing line is 504.458.9451. In the meantime good luck fishing....Cpt Bob

August 31 at 11:22am

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

Fishing at Philo Bruce Island was great this past New Moon week. My guest and I started fishing at daybreak. I worked a Blue and chrome She Dog until the sun came up while my guest caught on a live large cocahoes rigged under a comel weighted, rattling cork. I attached a 1/8 oz. split shot just above the small kahle hook to keep the Cocahoe down, away from diving Gulls and Pelicans.

Water was gulf green and incoming. Once the tide slacked the catfish and shark started. But when the tide started to fall the big Specks started again. We finished filming just in time to escape the approaching thunderstorms.

All of the action and details will be on the television venues daily starting Friday. If you can’t wait, episode 1538 is already up on my YouTube channel. Search Bob Gourgues.

If you are fishing Leeville or Lafourche and need help or last minute info, call the BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451. In the meantime good luck fishing....Cpt. Bob

August 15 at 2:30pm

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

Last episode of Between the Banks (1536), we pulled up to the north cut at Philo on New Moon in July and caught both Reds and big Specks. Y’all had to leave, but I stayed.

This next episode (1537), you can see just what happened when the heat of midday set in. The incoming tide had slacked, the cats started but when the tide started to fall it was on again. I moved to the northeast point and sand bar and as the nervous water rolled over the bar, the big Specks turned on again and I finished my limit and closed the episode with a lunker just like last episode.

Tips on battling the heat and catching nice Specks along with more details and information to help make your trip successful are in this new episode of Between the Banks. Check it out daily on our TV venues or at your convenience on my YouTube channel. Search Bob Gourgues and you can watch the latest episode along with past episodes. The last 90 episodes are there if you are into binge viewing.

If you’re fishing Leeville or Lafourche Parish and need additional info you can call the Between the Banks fishing line at 504.458.9451. In the meantime good luck fishing.....Capt. Bob

August 01 at 4:25pm

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

Almost done updating betweenthebanks.com. Episode 1536 is now up on YouTube, search Bob Gourgues. This is the action we shot at the new cut on the northeastern part of Philo Bruce on July 10th New Moon week. Big Specks and Redfish were on.

Heat advisory on for the weekend. Be careful. Still cloudy with rain off the coast right now. If you are coming down this weekend check out episode 1536 on YouTube or TV venues for details. If you need additional help call the BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451. In the meantime good luck fishing....Capt Bob

July 18 at 10:22am

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

Fished out of Boudreaux’s in Leeville yesterday and got into the nice Redfish and Specks again at Philo Bruce. I still haven’t had to any further or anywhere else to be successful catching in outside water.

I pulled up to the new north cut and anchored up current and hit the Reds as the incoming tide was slacking. The Specks were on also along with a few small Black tip Sharks. Water was gulf green and bait filled and by 7am turned to go out aided by a 10 knot Northwest breeze. I continued to catch until the bite ended around 930am. All of the fish came on the usual, Carolina rigged, large live cocahoes from Goo Goo. When it clouded some nice lunkers hit topwater. All of this action was filmed and will air on episode 1536.

We took cover from the sun under the boat umbrella and moved to the Northeast sand bar and once the falling tide started to rip and create nervous water, the nice Specks turned on, biting from 1230-230pm when we finished another show (episode 1537). We left them biting and ran in. I rode the nervous water with a large live Cocahoe under a weighted, rattling, clip-on Comel cork catching all of the nice Specks.

Episode 1535, also shot at Philo, is on the TV venues. We shot this edition of Between the Banks on New Moon in June. Betweenthebanks.com is still being updated so internet viewers can catch the new and past episodes on You Tube. Just type in key words Bob Gourgues and you will go to my channel. You can also get free notifications when a new episode is posted.

A few keeper Specks are also being caught at the fishing pier when tide is flat or switching. Three am to daybreak has been the best time lately to catch but check the tide data before you go. Small White Trout and Reds are running when the water is moving. Plastic shrimp and white shad rigs continue to be our bait of choice.

If you want more info, watch Between the Banks TV on the above mentioned venues. You can also get assistance by calling the Between the Banks fishing line at 504.458.9451. I will be happy to help. In the meantime good luck fishing...Capt Bob

July 11 at 2:54pm

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

Fishing at Philo Bruse Island continues to be great as evidenced by the latest episode1535, which starts airing on the television venues this weekend and is already up on YouTube. I am rebuilding betweenthebanks.com so if you are watching on the internet, just go to YouTube and you can see the latest and past episodes. You can even get notified when a new episode is posted.

The big Speck bite continues despite the rain and hot temperatures. My guest and I are catching on Carolina rigged and corked large cocahoes from Goo Goo at the Shell station in Golden Meadow. I am also using cast netted finger mullet which usually are at the islands. Just pick out an island, find the incoming gulf green water, anchor at an irregular feature like a point, sand bar etc., wait till the nervous traffic leaves, and it is on! Visible bait and slicks are also an indication that the big Specks are there.

This episode is a perfect example of what happens this time of year when traffic is at its peak. Impatient drinking Anglers with their stereos blasting, running your big engine on top of the spot, and trolling motor jockeys are everywhere so just anchor up and they will leave and the bite will start.

Episode 1535 was shot new moon week in June after eye surgery was completed. My guest were a 6 year old and his Grandfather and a lucky alligator tooth. We pulled up to the protected point and the young boy started catching, seen by the above mentioned types who quickly moved in and then left. My guest at breakfast and by then the rudeness was over and they started hammering the nice sows. Patience pays.

Tune in and if you need additional info or last minute help dial the Between the Banks fishing line at 504-458-9451. As a lot of Anglers have found, it is not a recording but actually me. If I am on the line, I will call you back and be happy to help. In the meantime good luck fishing....Capt Bob

July 05 at 10:45am

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

Fishing this past New Moon week out of Boudreauxs in Leeville was great and the heavy traffic at the fish cleaning station was proof.

We started fishing Sunday and had to dodge rain all day so I hit the South Texaco field for a limit of Reds an two Specks in between thunderstorms. I caught every fish on large Cocahoes free swimming or lightly pegged. Both Specks came under a cork despite my constantly working the cloudy morning with topwater. We shot episode 1534.

Early Tuesday morning the storms backed off in the west and a clean radar along with a 10 knot
south wind forced a quick dash to Philo. The north side was calm and holding the Specks in the bait filled, gulf green water. Nervous Anglers jockeyed for position, blindly trolling and ideling threw slicks before finally leaving. We held our anchored position and my guests, a Paw Paw and his 6 year grandson, started putting a nice mess of big Specks together. When the bite ended, I popped up the Boat umbrella and we relaxingly fished our morning around the island, not a shower around. We ended our trip with grandson catching a small Black tip Shark. Again all of our fish came on large live cocahoes from Goo Goo. Only a Speck and the Shark came under a cork and the rest Carolina rigged, pegged 1/8 oz weight. Shot episode 1535.

I have not had to go past Philo to catch yet this season as shown on episode 1533, airing on TV and betweenthebanks.com now. 1534 will be up soon. Speck season is on. If you need help fishing My hometown parish of Lafourche, check out the Between the Banks venues the BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451. In the meantime good luck fishing...Capt. Bob

June 17 at 2:08pm

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

Have my vision back so we are back filming fresh editions of Between the Banks. Our first trip back was filmed on New Moon Monday in May. We headed straight for Philo Bruce Island at daylight and was surprised to see the amount of boats there fishing on a Monday.

We went straight to the new cut on the north end and picked up a nice Speck on topwater but that was it as the water was stained and tide was just beginning to come in. Dropped the trolling motor and headed to the south end and found the gulf green water, finger mullet and nervous water and stuck the Power pole. It was on!

By now the sun was rising and most of the boats were running around. The smaller(14-15”) males were on first but I stayed on anchor and soon the larger females turned on. Only one other boat and he and his wife were catching also. We were both catching on Carolina rigged minnows. His wife was catching on DOA under a cork.

This episode(1533), is now on all TV venues daily, and up on betweenthebanks.com. If you need help fishing Lafourche Parish or the Leeville area, check our Between the Banks on TV, betweenthebanks.com,YouTube or the BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451. In the meantime good luck fishing.......Captain Bob

Ps. It is wonderful to see perfectly again, especially without glasses! Thank you Dr.Q

June 07 at 8:06am

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

Have not splashed the Pathfinder Since my last post or my last episode of Between the Banks as I am having laser cataract surgery.

But if you have been fishing out of Boudreauxs in Leeville, you probably have seen my truck in it’s spot. I’m still there, just in the room pumping eye drops in my eyes. The left eye is done and I can’t believe I forgot how wonderful it is to see perfectly.

So if your fishing and your missing a fresh report, episode or me hanging around my slip, you can still call the BTB fishing line at 504-456-9451 and I can still put you on fish. The BTB fishing team members have been returning the favor and keeping me on the outside bite while I am down. If you need assistance catching and are in Leeville, just call and I will take a break from the eye drop regiment and come down stairs.

For those of you that went by Renovations at the Sportsman Show looking for me and all of the well wishes, don’t worry I will be splashing soon. In the meantime good luck fishing...Capt Bob

PS off course the outside water Speck bite continues members report. Fish cleaning station at Boudreauxs confirms. Pick you island and just wait on the gulf green water of the incoming tide and you will catch.

May 09 at 10:46am

Hello Again Cyber Anglers,

Fished out of Boudreaux’s Waterfront Motel Wednesday and Thursday and headed to outside waters to see if the Specks were on yet. Water temp has hit the 72 degree mark so I was full of excited anticipation.

Started at Deep Bayou as the wind was still up but when it dropped to 15 knots out of the northeast, I scooted to Philo Bruce. The northeast cut that was developing last year has cut through the island and all though it displays more unabated coastal erosion, the trench portion of the cut was holding some lunker Specks. Largest one tipped the scale at 5+. Reference episode 1533 on betweenthebanks.com.

I was strictly on a last minute scouting trip so was carrying no live bait. All of the fis were caught on topwater, spinners, rattle trap, and top producer was a clear DOA shrimp under a clip on, comel, weighted, rattling cork.

Thursday it was calm in the morning and I was armed with 100 large Goo Goo cocahoes. I readied the Pathfinder, again excited with anticipation, but my cameraman decided to so up late and by the time we got to Philo it was rough with an increasing southeast wind at 20 knots. Gulf green water turned to cardboard brown color yielding no thing but catfish and frustration over missed opportunity.
.

Episode 1533 should be up by Tuesday and on TV venues starting Friday. Episode 1532 is airing now and was shot in Bayou Blue and produced Reds, Specks and Flounder. Check them out for details. Need additional help or have questions feel free to call me on the BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451. As always, help and info is free. In the meantime good luck fishing....Retired Capt. Bob

PS Fishing Pier is on also. Wonderful time to be fishing.

April 13 at 10:10am

Hello Again Cyber Anglers,

Fished out of Boudreaux’s Waterfront Motel Wednesday and Thursday and headed to outside waters to see if the Specks were on yet. Water temp has hit the 72 degree mark so I was full of excited anticipation.

Started at Deep Bayou as the wind was still up but when it dropped to 15 knots out of the northeast, I scooted to Philo Bruce. The northeast cut that was developing last year has cut through the island and all though it displays more unabated coastal erosion, the trench portion of the cut was holding some lunker Specks. Largest one tipped the scale at 5+. Reference episode 1533 on betweenthebanks.com.

I was strictly on a last minute scouting trip so was carrying no live bait. All of the fis were caught on topwater, spinners, rattle trap, and top producer was a clear DOA shrimp under a clip on, comel, weighted, rattling cork.

Thursday it was calm in the morning and I was armed with 100 large Goo Goo cocahoes. I readied the Pathfinder, again excited with anticipation, but my cameraman decided to so up late and by the time we got to Philo it was rough with an increasing southeast wind at 20 knots. Gulf green water turned to cardboard brown color yielding no thing but catfish and frustration over missed opportunity.
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Episode 1533 should be up by Tuesday and on TV venues starting Friday. Episode 1532 is airing now and was shot in Bayou Blue and produced Reds, Specks and Flounder. Check them out for details. Need additional help or have questions feel free to call me on the BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451. As always, help and info is free. In the meantime good luck fishing....Retired Capt. Bob

PS Fishing Pier is on also. Wonderful time to be fishing.

April 13 at 10:07am

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

Fished out of Boudreaux’s in Leeville early last week and got into the lunkers in the East Access Canal again. A brisk north wind fought the incoming tide all day except for early morning. That brief period was when lunker bite happened.

Early that morning I headed straight for the fist big cut on the right in the East Access. I had left the Redfish biting there on last weeks episode(1530). The nervous water was rolling around the West Point and you could see fish working finger mullet around the piling. A big Goo Goo live Cocahoe free swimming under a cork disappeared immediately. At lines end a 7 1/2 pound Speck that I thought was a Red.

I grabbed the Chrome and blue she dog, the hooks rusted and dulled, the remaining paint scratched and worn. I walked it by the short piling when the surface exploded. The fish misses the bait and I stop the retrieve, second explosion, another miss, end of story.

I dashed to the livewell for another monster cocahoe and rebaited the cork line and as soon as it landed it disappeared. This time a fat 28 pound Bull. Some may be thinking fish story. But my stories are confirmed as again the camera was rolling.

See for yourself on episode 1531 now up on betweenthebanks.com and starting on TV venues Friday. In the meantime good luck fishing....Bob

PS Nothing at the islands yet

March 20 at 9:40am

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

The strong Redfish bite continues out of Boudreaux’s Waterfront Motel in Leeville. From close in action at Redfish Point 1 (episode 1528), to action at the Bayou Blue dams (episode 1529), we have had no problem getting our daily limit of nice keeper Reds.

Free swimming, Carolina rigged, and under a cork, large Goo Goo cocahoes along with topwater she dogs and popRs, have produced all of our catches. Even the high southeast wind and tide have not slowed the great bite.

Yesterday, even with wind gusting to 25mph, we ducked into the East Access Canal, anchoring close to the protected bank to ease the wind. Again no problem catching our limit of Reds (episode 1530).

I still have not caught a lunker Speck this year but with the rcecord warmth I don’t think it will Rbe much longer as the surface water temp cont inured to climb. It reached 74 degrees yesterday at the surface however mid level was 64 and bottom temp was still a cold 59 degrees.

I have only been able to check outside waters once when the wind laid and I was escaping gnats. Bull Redfish and large sharks was all I caught. I fished East Tim., Devil’s Bay, and Philo.
Strong winds continue this morning with rain.

More details available at betweenthebanks.com, TV venues daily,and the BTB fishing line at 504-458-9451. In the meantime good luck fishing....Capt. Bob

February 23 at 6:57am

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

Red fishing in Leeville is really on as low water conditions prevail, draining the marsh and corralling the Reds in the main canals.

Thursday was the first time I splashed this year. The freezing weather and maintenance along with extreme low tides had me fishing the pier a lot. The night of the second full moon at the end of January was awesome for 9 nice Specks and a limit of 20” Redfish. When I first got to Leeville, right after the last freeze, we went to the pier to film during the day and could not buy a bite. Out of 11 Anglers, only one 15” Red was caught all day. See Between the Banks episode 1527.

So Thursday, armed with live Goo Goo cocahoes, I headed down Bayou Lafourche a short distance past the Jack-ups, at the mouth of the entrance of the South Texaco Field. Redfish Point one and surrounding structure was visibly stacked with waking, feeding Redfish. A strong falling tide revealed the cluttered banks structures as the tides current created many areas of nervous water holding schools on Reds.

It was some of the best film we have shot illustrating how to catch a limit of Redfish. Check episode 1528 for more details which will be up on betweenthebanks.com shortly and on TV venues daily starting Friday. BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451. In the meantime good luck fishing.

February 05 at 12:31pm

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

Fishing out of Boudreaux’s Waterfront Motel in Leeville continues to be great despite the cooler weather and the falling water temp. Both action at the pier and in the boat has been productive for my guests.

On the water, we are still fishing the East Access Canal when the fronts blow through like yesterday and today. On warmer days we have been working the entrance of the South Texaco Field and D’s Canal. Specks, Reds and Whites have made the fish box with more and more Reds being caught.

All of the nice Trout have been caught in the deeper, oyster lined bottom of the middle of the canals, using large Carolina rigged cocahoes from Goo’s. Redfish have come in fishing live cocahoes under a cork on the shallower water ledges and flats of the canals.

At the Leeville Boat Launch fishing pier, white shad rigs and plastic glow shrimp twin rigs have worked best for us. We usually hit the pier at night especially when the weather is too rough to get on the water. The pier has been a great addition to the Boat Launch project and all of the merchants in Leeville. Bank Anglers from all over the state
along with parish residents continue to enjoy the new facility.

Above mentioned action will be up on betweenthebanks.com Monday and followed on TV venues by next weekend. Between the Banks fishing line at 504.458.9451 for additional info. In the meantime good luck fishing.....Capt Bob

Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for.

November 23, 2017 at 4:43pm

Hello Again Cyber Anglers,

Fishing and catching continued in earnest out of Boudreaux's in Leeville. October proved to be on of the best months of the year as Trout continued to move in and gorge while a few big ones still are at the islands, especially with the water temp and a last gasp of summer warmth heating things back up.

Since the beginning of October, when a front would blow thru, you could find me and my guests in the East Access Canal, anchoring up on the north, protected bank. The bushes have grown high enough that you can hug the banks edge and anchor, escaping the wind. Before the bushes grew, I would refer to the old sofa that had floated on this bank during a storm. This canal was dug when the elevated bridge was built and was cut through an old productive oyster bed on the edge of a shallow pond. We would cast a Carolina rigged, big Goo Goo cocahoe minnow to the middle and ride the tide, allowing a 1/8th oz. weight to work over the oyster lined bottom into the hungry mouths of big Specks and White Trout. If we wanted Redfish, a big cocahoe swimming under a cork along the bank worked fine, producing plenty of 18-25 inchers with the occasional Bull passing through. All of the cuts all the way along the north bank along with both ends of the island in the first cut on the south bank are loaded with Redfish.

When the wind would lay and the summer heat would creep back in, we would let the fog lift and escape a few gnats by heading to the coast. Our most productive area was the Bay Marchand rigs just south of the barges to the east of Belle Pass. Big live cocahoes and cast netted finger Mullet did the trick along with queen electric chicken H&H plastic cocahoe on a 3/8oz. round jig head. The only problem was the Bull Redfish but if you exercised patience and weeded through them, we caught some big Specks and Whites. The closer you jigged to the rig, the more trout we caught. I am sure however, the more fronts that come through and the colder the water temp drops, this bite will end.

All of the above action was caught on film and will be coming up next on Between the Banks after the last fishing pier episode (#1521) which is airing mow. The East Access Canal action follows next (ep.1522) and should be up on betweenthebanks.com by next Monday and follow on the television venues by Saturday. It is really a wonderful time of the year to fish Leeville for not only Reds, but monster Specks as water temp cools and drives the Trout into the deeper canals like the Southwest, Southeast canals and Bayou Lafourche. The migration through Bayou Blue heading north also continues. November is already promising. In the meantime, good luck fishing....Capt. Bob

November 06, 2017 at 5:19pm

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

October and November are probably the best months of the year to Fish Leeville as the fish are close and easy to catch. Just about anything you throw will work.

Most like fishing under a cork with live at artificial and since Specks and Whites are everywhere, catching is easily achieved. Although my guests and I continue to catch on Carolina rigged cocahoes in deeper water, and under cork on the shallows, there is always the legendary “Shad.rig”. A proven success for many years, it continues to fill the Fish box both under a cork or on the retrieve, especially in October in Leeville.

I needed to shoot a show but the heavy north winds and small craft advisory kept me on the trailer. I grabbed two poles, one with a white shad rig and one with a glow shrimp tout tail twin rig. I jumped in the truck and headed to the fishing pier at the Leeville Public Boat Launch.

I was met by locals and Anglers from out of parish and also brimming ice chests. Sure most of the fish were small Whites and twelve inch Specks. Everyone was catching and having big time fun.

I took up position in the middle of the two light pods and cast my glow shrimp rig out, clicked my reel and with my rod top up counted to three, allowing my bate to fall. I then started a slow retrieve, immediately hooking a 14” White. I explained to the Anglers next to me that the bigger fish were deeper and in the dark.

You can see the action we shot at the pier early this past Saturday morning on betweenthebanks.com (episode 1520) now, and on TV venues by weeks end. Now when you Fish Leeville and the wind is humping, no need to go home, just hit the pier at the Boat Launch. In the meantime good luck fishing...Capt Bob

PS A big thank you to Lafourche Parish Government Agencies that raised the money through grants and donations and also District 9 Councilman Daniel Lowriane who “beat the pavement” to raise the two million dollars to complete the Leeville Public Boat/Kayak Launch and Fishing Pier Project.

October 18, 2017 at 10:48am

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

Evacuated Leeville yesterday as Boudreaux’s parking lot was half flooded and water was at or over the dock. LA 1 south of the locks was dry but debris lined the northbound lane from the high east winds, piling the water up against the road.

Up to yesterday, I kept the cover on the boat and had been fishing the pier. White shad rig is all you need. Casting into the dark, click the reel, let the bait fall for 2-3 seconds, rod tip up and crank slowly was the pattern that worked best for me. When one would get on, I did not set the hook but instead would continue to slowly crank until the second Trout would get on.

Our last trip on the water(episode 1519), is up on between-the-banks.com and on TV venues shortly. This show was shot in Grand Bayou Blue. Fishing Pier action will be next. In the meantime good luck and be safe and prepared for the approaching storm....Captain Bob

October 06, 2017 at 11:42am

Hello again Cyber Anglers,

Fishing out of Boudreaux's in Leeville is great. Specks and Whites are on in all of the deep main canals like the East, West and Bayou Lafourche. The passes like Deep Bayou, Bayou Rosa, and Bayou Blue are also on. Transitioning Trout continue to move in.

My guests have been catching on Cocahoe tipped Plastic shrimp under a cork on the flats adjacent to deep water and Carolina rigged Goo Goo cocahoes in the deep water. Falling tide in the morning and incoming in the afternoon with a sweet range has made catching easy.

If the weather turns ugly or you don't have a boat, you can also hit the pier at night and catch all the whites you want mixed in with a few keeper Specks. I just left the pier and caught some nice whites and Specks as the bigger Trout are biting during the day. Carolina rigged Goo Goo cocahoes during the day and white shad rigs at night.

The fishing pier at the Leeville boat Launch is wonderful! Both the locals and the out of town Anglers are having a blast catching. I know because I have been taking their pics and talking to them and have been monitoring the new 2 million dollar facility since it opened. Life is good in the Leeville neighborhood!

Coming up on Between the Banks, episode 1519, is the action shot at the pink camp cut in Grand Bayou Blue. BTB fishing line at 504-458-9451 for last minute reports from someone who is here fishing. In the meantime good luck fishing...Capt. Bob

September 27, 2017 at 2:51pm
A comment titled: Re: Capt Bob\'s Leeville Report in response to a report titled: Capt Bob's Leeville Report

A fine example of the 'Leeville Bulies' that I referred to in my last post. The least they could have done was spell my name right. I can't wait to air the Hobie Kayak World Championship which I am editing as I write this post. I will expose them and their associates along with the bully non profit named in Leeville's sake. I hate bullies and refuse to let them bully me or the anglers that come to Leeville to fish. They have pissed me off and stepped across the line. Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Officers are here now dealing with one of them. More details (video and stills} to come including the illegal sale of Oysters that they are involved in. Be sure to stay tuned to BTB and this site......Capt. Bob
PS If you think the pic is something, go to the Lafourche Gazette, Dec 14th, Letters to the Editor, and read Councilman Lowrainne's letter. They break the law at will. For a closer look, find him on the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office site under convicted sex offenders. Talbot Serigny. I see him hanging out at Terry's (Serigny} bait shop of all places. You connect the dots.

December 15, 2016 at 1:04pm
A comment titled: Re: Capt Bob\'s Leeville Report in response to a report titled: Capt Bob's Leeville Report

Steve Lessard, a Gonzales resident, held on to win the Hobie World Kayak Championship 6, held at the Leeville Public Boat Launch in Leeville. This is his second Hobie World Kayak Championship having won in year four. Lessard held of second place Australian Richard Somerton to win the World Championship in extreme tough weather and fishing conditions.

'It was brutal fishing and I am exhausted,' Lessard told me as he sat on the stage wolfing down a sandwich. 'This was a tough field of contestants and if the weather was perfect, it would have been anyone's win,' he said at the awards ceremony held at Moran's Fourchon Marina last night.

Another big winner was Lafourche Parish. Merchants in both Leeville and Fourchon, enjoyed ringing cash registers, and playing host to contestants and folks from all over the world. District 9 and longtime parish Councilman Daniel Lowriane said, 'Our facilities like the Leeville Boat Launch, will continue to bring groups to our parish. Sport fishermen are key economic drivers in the parish, especially when the oilfield is down.'

Special thanks to all the Lafourche Parish officials and merchants who supported this event. The fishing, the food, and the warm Cajun Hospitality went a long way in demonstrating to Kayak groups and anglers that they are welcome to come and use our state of the art facilities. I am sure that once the Championship airs on local and national networks, even more will come. Thanks again Hobie and hopefully we will see you again in four years when the Championship returns to the USA.....In the meantime good luck fishing...Capt. Bob

PS To the couple of BULLIES and the Bully NON-PROFIT named in Leeville's sake and headed by a non-resident, cry baby camp owner, your true colors are showing in the East Canal and soon on Between the Banks!

December 11, 2016 at 1:05pm
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Team USA dominated the top ten after day one of the Hobie World Kayak Championship at the Leevillle boat launch. Contestants braved tough conditions but still 42 out of 50 made it to the computerized high tech weigh station, Day two the wind increased and conditions got tougher even though the sun appeared. The top ten reflected the world flavor of the championship, as two Chinese anglers and two Australians joined four USA anglers.to top the field. Gonzales resident and past champion Steve Lessard, is the top USA angler, moving from third to first place. It's cold and the wind is still blowing but decreasing from 30 to 20mph. We will see what happens.The champion is crowned at Moran's tonight. Final weigh-in at the Leeville Public Boat Launch will be at 2:30 pm. Nice crowd has been in Leeville and the merchants are happy and appreciative. They joined with the Lafourche Parish government agencies to welcome Hobie and demonstrate the benefits of having a facility like the Leeville Boat Launch. Soon the Fishing Pier and Pavilion will be joining the kayak launch in continuing to help stimulate the Leeville Economy. Will post final results tonight.Continuing to film the historic event and will air hopefully after this weeks show. CBS Sports and Fox Sports are also filming and will air in Feb or March, In the meantime, Good Luck fishing Capt. Bob

December 10, 2016 at 11:48am
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The public launch will be accessible to regular launching. There is heavier traffic and parking there yesterday and today when we were there filming. All of the kayak traffic, stage, contestant kayaks, wash down trailer, etc., are staged in the kayak launch area on the eastern side of the launch. So far both launching ramps have been open and there are no congestion issues. Yesterday we were on the water filming with Lafourche Parish District 9 Councilman Daniel Lorrraine and Parish Tourism Director Timothy Bush. The weather warmed and the wind decreased but was still brisk from the North East and East. There were several contestants taking advantage on the second and last day of scouting. Birds are diving, loons, porpoises are everywhere close to the launch. My guest caught nice Trout at the entrance to the South Texaco field and in D's canal. Some of the anglers must be watching BTB as two groups passed our anchored filming location and were working the same area. Water temp started at 59 degrees and climbed to 62 when the sun peered through the scattered clouds. We Carolina rigged goo's big cocahoes, casted into the warmer, deeper water of the canal and caught.

I should note that neighbors next to me here a Boudreaux's, ran all the way up Bayou Blue and fished Catfish Lake and caught 40 specks but had to cull through a few smaller ones. All of the launches from Bason's to Leeville are busy but the traffic is on the decrease because of the weather, I put the pathfinder on the trailer last night when we returned from filming. Wind here at my station at Boudreaux's is blowing NE at 27 with gust to 39 and barometer is at 30.30 and climbing and air temp is 52 and also falling. Day one of competition will be tough. Anglers combine there weight in Specks, Reds and Flounder and photo/release their catch, You don't bring your fish to the scale, instead you hand the weighmaster your video card from your go-pro,

We will continue to film the event, post updates and air the footage after the Bayou Lafourche episode(1497). In the meantime good luck fishing....Capt. Bob

December 08, 2016 at 12:43pm
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Captain's Meeting held last night at Moran's Tiki Hut at Port Fourchon Marina. Contestants from all over the world feasted on Craw Fish Pie, Jambalaya, Coconut Shrimp just to name a few food. They were also treated to speakers like past BASSMasters Classic Champion Mike Ickanilie, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle and Lafourche Parish Tourism Director Timothy Bush and plenty of Cajun Hospitality.

Contestants were grouped with local Captain's and area anglers for assistance in getting familiar with area waters. First day of practice was held today. All launching and weigh-in activities along with Hobie displays and gear can only be seen at the Leeville Boat Launch. If you want to check out these custom Kayaks and contestants, don't pay the toll and go to Fourchon. Every thing you want to see is at the Leeville Public Boat Launch Kayak section.

More scouting tomorrow. Great sight to see. Thank You Lafourche Parish Tourism for hosting the Captain's Meeting. A lot of happy, hungry, out of country faces. More post daily....good luck fishing....Capt. Bob

December 06, 2016 at 6:51pm
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I rarely comment but I could not help it. Bitch,bitch,bitch. When do we fish? Have fished Leeville since the age of 3 with my dad. We never got a ticket on LA 1 or the 4 lane when I pass thru to go to work. Not rocket science, break the law and get a ticket, especially in the park, especially in Golden Meadow. How about we 'give a break' to everyone who breaks the law. And let's punish the merchants in Golden Meadow also? Negative Ghostrider!

December 05, 2016 at 12:00pm
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March 14, 2016 at 2:56pm
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March 14, 2016 at 2:52pm
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Cletus, you get it on charter at 6am daily. LCN is ch.150.

February 01, 2016 at 3:35pm
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December 14, 2015 at 4:28pm
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December 14, 2015 at 4:24pm
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December 14, 2015 at 4:23pm
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December 14, 2015 at 4:19pm
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The best and quickest way to get me for last minute help is BTB fishing line at 504.458.9451. If you would like to see where I have been catching down to GPS #s go to betweenthebanks.com. Shows are current or just find me at Boudreaux's when I come in from fishing. Sorry we missed.

December 01, 2015 at 4:37pm
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December 01, 2015 at 3:55pm
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December 01, 2015 at 3:52pm
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Now their UPSIDE DOWN. I was standing on my head!?!? My niece goes to voice mail and I am helpless!

October 27, 2015 at 7:45am
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Dockage avaialble in slip 44 next to me. I have tickets and I will be watching closely for the pre-holloween outfits. See ya'll in Leeville

September 29, 2015 at 1:38pm
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Fished Saturday while we took Wilson's LSU Blasier Bay out to check it out after 9 months sitting on the trailer after his son's death. While showing Wilson how to operate his HDS-7 Lowrance, Terry hooked up to another nice Redfish. Back on the water when the wind lays. Dirty water outside due to the strong winds.

September 21, 2015 at 4:05pm
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Hey Beast
Ch 150 on charter is LCN 6 am daily

September 12, 2015 at 9:38am
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