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I'm not sure how long we can hold out. I've been through the surrounding marshes of our marina, a radius of about 5 miles. I haven't seen any oil or residue. I plan to take a camera crew out to the Islands tommorrow. I'll post what we find.
Even if they open it up today, It'll take till the end of summer to get folks to come back. But you won't have a place to stay. The clean up crews have booked up everything for their workers. You can't blame us local operators for trying to grab whatever we can, but if you have to drive 3-4 hrs to come fishing, are still going to come?
GOD PROVIDES in ALL Circumstances, just not like we would like it, or think it should be, but he does provide.

May 26, 2010 at 7:08am

WELL IT'S OFFICIAL. OUR, AND I USE THAT TERM LOOSELY, GOVERNMENT HAS PUT UNDER THE TABLE POLITICAL PAYOFFS ABOVE OUR LIVES, LIVELYHOOD, ENVIRONMENT & FUTURE. I SAY FORGET THE ARMY CORP. & BUILD WHAT WE WANT. THE LEVEE'S ARE TO LATE FOR NOW, MAYBE EVER, BUT TO HECK WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ISAY WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN & CUT OF ALL THE OIL TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. THEY PAY FOR CLEANUP OUR WAY OR START BURNING CORN OIL TO RUN YOUR CARS, HEAT YOUR HOMES OR WHAT EVER ELSE YOU CAN FIND. HEAR ME LOUD AND CLEAR, THERE IS NO BODY CLEANING UP A DAMN THING ANYWHERE. BOOMS ARE A JOKE. THEY JUST HAVE SOON SPRAYED DDT ON THE WATER AS A DISPERSANT. OUR WAY OF LIFE IS OVER!!! THIS IS NOT A HURRICANE THAT WE CAN REBUILD AFTER. 4 HURRICANES IN 3 YEARS COULDN'T STOP THE PEOPLE OF LOUISIANA. BUT POLITICAL MAYHEM HAS KILLED US.

May 23, 2010 at 4:27am

Well it's finally over. The 7th annual Paddle Palooza Kayak tournament is done. Over 100 Kayakers from across the state came to Bobby Lynn's Marina to hold their annual event. Fishing was hard but no one was deterred. It was amazing to see the amount of fish caught and weighed in. The winning trout was 5.60 lbs. As always in Louisiana, there was plenty of food, beer & music. To see the tournament results, go to Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club on the web.To become a member log on.

May 16, 2010 at 5:02am

The opening of Grand Isle's waters for inshore & offshore is a testament to the concerns of LDWF for recreational fisherman. It is there goal to open all fishing area's as fast as possible after closure to keep our buisnesses open and sustainable as much as humanly possible with regards to the safety of human life a top priority. It's not a political thing in any way shape or form. As the threats of oil come, closures will happen. If the oil does not come in and passes us by, they will be lifted & re-opened. Everyone must remember that the work that is being done out there is both necessary & a hazard. Everyone is scrambling around the islands trying to put out boom or churn the slick up. The fewer boats that are in the area, the less the chance of a boating accident can occur. THANK GOD that we still have not had oil come into the marshes & that we still have some places fish. Pray that the new cap works & that the oil stays offshore till it can be cleaned up better.
Kudos to Andy for staying on top of this thing for all of us to get the most up to date information.

May 13, 2010 at 7:23am

INSHORE WATERS OF LOUISIANA FROM THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO POINT AU FER ARE STILL OPEN TO RECREATIONAL FISHERMAN. It is only the outside of the barrier islands to the 3 mile limit of state waters that is actually closed. Still Booking Charters 985-396-2678

May 10, 2010 at 8:56am

TO ALL FISHERMAN WANTING TO FISH!!!!!
THE INSIDE WATERS FROM THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER TO POINT AU FER ARE STILL OPEN & HAVE PLENTY OF TROUT & REDFISH. It is only the beach outward that is currently affected. This is a precautionary move to keep anything out of the marshes.Don't cancel your weekend plans & charter trips, you will still be able to fish & the fish are not affected. Pitiful reporting has caused a panic that is not there at this time.

May 10, 2010 at 7:43am

The fishing is great west of the river. Here in Leeville we are catching lots of nice speckled trout & plenty of beautiful reds. We fished for about 3 hrs with these Iraqi war vets fresh home for good hopefully. THese were there first reds ever. Thanks to Blake, John & David Jemison for you sacrifice for our freedom. Still booking trips 985-396-2678

May 08, 2010 at 6:54am

Bobby Lynn's Marina-Just to put fears at ease. We are west of the area currently affected by the oil spill. Our fishing areas are clean & open. We are catching plenty of reds & trout. We have waterfront rooms for rent, guides, boat storage & RV Sites Still available. call us if you need help. 985-396-2678

May 04, 2010 at 9:25am

These fish with the rest of their limit of Reds were caught out of Bobby Lynn's Marina Thursday afternoon. Mr Heath Savant of Baton Rouge landed his 1st. 6# Speckled trout fishing the marsh in Leeville. He caught it on a live minnow rigged under the new H&H cork.

April 02, 2010 at 6:03am

Great reports came in today from the barrier islands. Lots of bull reds and some trout on the outside. No trout caught inside the islands though. Still best bet for trout are in the deeper canals along the oyster reefs on the bottom.

March 19, 2010 at 8:30pm

Fisherman fishing out of Bobby Lynn's Marina caught limits of reds & several trout today. The pattern is to fish the deeper canals on the oyster reefs or clam shell banks. Fish on the bottom with live minnows or dark plastics slow. With the water warming up things are getting ready to explode.
Capt. Bobby Gros

March 18, 2010 at 7:34pm

Bayou Lafourche. While the recent reports have been slow fishing at best, the warming trend this week is what the doctor ordered. Big Drum & redfish have started to show up on the shell banks in Leeville. Fish from Bobby Lynn's Marina north of the bridge to the Chevron heliport south of the bridge. You want to fish slow to a dead stop on the bottom with dead shrimp or a live cockahoe. The bite is slow, so be patient. This pattern has produced regularly this week & the catch has been redfish, Bull drum & a few trout mixed in. With the weather starting to change, the fish will start to finally move some.

March 12, 2010 at 7:12am

man, I don't know about you but I'm ready for some trout fishing this spring.BOBBY LYNN"S Marina is completely remodeled inside & out. New MID WEEK RATES $69.99 per night for up to 4 persons. All the guides are ready to take you out too!! I'll be at the boat show in New Orleans this weekend, come by the Hook & Line booth to say hi & talk fishing.See you there.

March 04, 2010 at 3:16pm

Hurricane Ida did no damage to the fishing in Leeville. I fished Friday morning with guys from texas & they had a ball. We had our limit of reds by lunch. Trout & drum to boot.
Bobby Lynn
985-637-0118 or 985-396-2678

November 14, 2009 at 8:30am
A comment titled: Thank You in response to a report titled: Thread locked, but discussion can continue

Thanks Andy for following up with me about the concerns of not just my marina, but that of all marina owners in this state. Your piece on the closure was & is accurate. The headline was the issue at hand. Your willingness to help promote what is still open & available to fish is greatly appreciated by all fisherman & marina operators. As always I'm available for you at any time. Thanks, & I apologize for the frustration used in my previous comment. Capt. Bobby Lynn

May 10, 2010 at 8:52am
A comment titled: fishing open in response to a report titled: Thread locked, but discussion can continue

Hey Andy, how about doing a better job of reporting accurately. You are part of the problem with the media. You post fishing closure from mouth of the river to point au fer. But you like everyone else in the media forget purposely, so it will grab more attention, to let them know it is ONLY THE OUTSIDE WATERS FROM THE BEACHES TO THE 3 MILE LIMIT of STATE WATERS. Not the entire fishery. You & your site owe it to all your advertisers to put it out there what is really closed & what is really open to help us & your readers. GET TO WORK!!!!!!!!!!!

May 10, 2010 at 7:52am
A comment titled: SWEET catch!! in response to a report titled: Great day

Great catch, I presume they were caught in my little honey hole out front. I just might have to start taking some of my own advice. I was wondering who ms woodsandwater was:)

March 20, 2010 at 7:29am
A comment titled: Bobby Lynn in response to a report titled: inshore fishing

The fishing is in the deeper canals on the shell banks. There is no water in the marsh & its been so cold, don't waste your time in the ponds. Lots of fish caught today on minnows & dark plastics. Bayou blue or Bayou Lafourche.

March 18, 2010 at 7:29pm
A comment titled: minnow bait-Pogie in response to a report titled: minnow traps

All that stuff works. Bread is terrible because it kills your minnows over time. If you want to catch them, the best bait bar none is pogie/ menhayden. If you can't get that, take a small can of cat food & punch small holes in it to let it slowly leak out. Most cat foods main ingredient is pogie.

March 18, 2010 at 7:25pm
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