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I know this is extremely last minute but I had a trip planned that did not work out and have people in from out of the country to offshore fish. If any captains have any availability in Grand Isle tomorrow July 7 please call me directly at 225-937-0800 any help is greatly appreciated!

July 06 at 12:35pm

I had something come up with a captain and am looking for an open offshore charter this weekend. If anyone has an open boat please let me know for Saturday!

August 16, 2017 at 8:37am

I don't post many of my pics on this site but thought this was worth the shot because i have not had a day like this since i moved to Houston. Fished Sabine in my Kayak over an oyster reef and the fish were everywhere gorging on pogies. I fished nearly every color and style topwater but the c-eye pink she dog was the only one they wanted. All of these fish but 2 were caught on she dogs and this will surprise some but the flounder came all the way out the water for the topwater too, i fish top waters A LOT and have never had that happen. Moving to Houston has been tough but some days it works out for me, I've fished the last 4 weekends in a row.

August 04, 2015 at 12:58pm

Hello gents. I am a long time Louisiana fisherman but due to the market/girl I now live in Houston. Due to my love of Louisiana I have been making more trips home than not to fish (the pictures are from fathers day and last weekend in Fourchon) but i want to book an offshore charter in Grand Isle either August 15th or 16th. Any recommendations and reviews would be greatly appreciated.

July 10, 2015 at 3:58pm

Had a captain cancel on me for some personal reasons this weekend and have people coming from out of town and wanted to see if any captains out of venice or grand isle had any openings this weekend. Was booked for an overnight trip, really wanted to catch some tuna, but a day trip would be all the same. I need to get on this ASAP as some members were driving down from Ohio. Email me at hancehaeuser@gmail.com or call or text 225-937-0800. I appreciate it guys.

June 07, 2011 at 10:39am

Got some folks coming in town this week and I'm gonna tryand fish in the wind tomorrow. Tide is great and this is the only day I will be able to get out so I was wondering if anyone had any areas/pointers to fishing in the hopedale area. With a south wind it is gonna make it tough but I wlll be fishing with cacahoes and market shrimp. If anyone can give me a few ideas, I would greatly appreciate. God bless.

April 19, 2011 at 12:48pm

Hello all,
My name is Hance Haeuser and I ama graduate student at LSU, as well as an avid hunter and fisherman. I am looking to get a chocolate lab, preferably mid may to june. Due to the increased budget cuts and fees at LSU, I am on somewhat of a budget but will spend as much as I need to to get what I am looking for. My last dog was a hunting machine, very inteligent and extremely athletic. I have a lot of time this summer to train the dog on my parents farm this summer and was hoping someone could give me a lead on a good kennel or an upcoming litter. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated as I cannot wait to hav another hunting buddy.

April 06, 2011 at 9:44am

I need some help in where to fish right now out of hopedale. The tide is coming in from 9ish all day this weekend and i would like to fish it. I went two weekends ago and the water was so low that it was tough to run in some places. I usually fish the back levee canal, and was wondering if it is too early to be fishing the short rocks or the MRGO this early on such a strong tide or if i should stick to the marsh, and where i might fish in the marsh. I am an MBA grad student and have not really fished much this part of the year and any help is appreciated, im a poor college kid who needs to feed himself.

February 22, 2011 at 11:31am

Help me out guys, i didnt get a response to the last one. I fish hopedale a lot over the summer but grad school/Auburn trips is taking up all my time but i got a free day sunday and want to catch some fish. Is it worth fishing out towards the rocks and the back levee canal or is everything worth doing going on up Bayou La loutre? I have never fished up there and dont know it very well. If anyone can give me some advice on where to fish with such a good tide on sunday it would be greatly appreciated.

October 28, 2010 at 12:48pm

I was wondering if anyone could give me some pointers on fishing hopedale this time of year. I fished it a lot in the spring and summer, caught a lot of fish at the rocks and out in the MRGO but have little knowledge of how to fish when the weather starts to change. Last time i went was in august and grad school is keeping me away from the water but I would really like to catch some fish this sunday before exams/hunting takes over. I fish the back levee canal mostly and have a live bait well. Any help is greatly appreciated!.

October 19, 2010 at 12:14pm

Hoping to fish Sunday after a work day at the deer camp. I spent last year teaching in Spain and before this summer I hadn't been to hopedale since the hurricanes and couldn't believe the changes. I don't know much about fishing down there this late but have been catching fish at the MRGO dam and the MRGO end rocks on the other side as well as lake borgne. Have some people coming down and want me to put them on fish and was hoping some of you better informed fisherman could help me out. I know the fish are in transition moving inshore and I would like to catch them. Any help is appreciated.

September 23, 2009 at 11:13am
A comment titled: Re: Hobie fishin in response to a report titled: Hobie fishin

I live in Houston but fish Hackberry a lot and catch a lot of redfish but fish in the marsh mostly. Things should be pretty good down there right now email me at hancehaeuser@gmail.com I may go there this weekend to check out my redfish spots I can show you what i know.

May 10, 2016 at 1:03pm
A comment titled: braid in response to a report titled: Braid line on spinning reel for trout.

Use the Uni Loop, its easy. Also, use the quick clip snap swivels to change quickly. 3rd, stop fishing like your brother

April 07, 2014 at 1:01pm
A comment titled: great reel in response to a report titled: Best Light SW Spinning Reel

PENN 360, I've had my 3 for three years with no problems after fishing them with deadly dudley. They are easy to repair and I have caught countless big fish on them.

August 10, 2012 at 1:43am
A comment titled: 'whales' in the gulf in response to a report titled: Killer Whales in the Gulf?

Not exactly related, but perhaps somewhat as uncommon. Me and my father and a few buddies were on a rip catching dolphin on a beautiful rip when I was about 14 years old, this was around '95, and a big whale shark swam directly under our boat. We fished out of a 1968 '20 Bertram Moppy, and the shark was as long as the boat. Without hesitation, one of our companions, a marine biologist, jumped directly into the ocean and swam alongside the giant fish for more than 5 minutes. It was amazing. I have been fortunate enough to fish around the world, yet there is nothing like fishing in the gulf of mexico, it is pure unbridled biology at its finest. Happy fishing to all and thank the lord for the wonderful blessings he allows us to witness.

July 12, 2012 at 9:45pm
A comment titled: Flounder in response to a report titled: Flounders

I'm no biologist nor am I trying to contradict Dr. Spot's post, but I am not lying to you when i tell you I have had six different trips in the past two years where i have put a two man limit of flounder in the boat in one day, all on new penny gulp, all in one spot, and all in the summer. I have caught a ton of flounder, a lot in my boat but also a lot in my kayak, and the biggest piece of advice I can give you is that flounder seem to prefer minnows much more than shrimp and prefer a hard moving tide in shallow mud flats or sandy bottoms. The gulps really do seem to be the key. When you figure out where they are, shoot me an email and I'll show you a great stuffed flounder recipe with blue crab meat. Good luck.

July 08, 2012 at 8:12pm
A comment titled: BOSS has been a problem in response to a report titled: Rifle HElP!!

I know there are many rifles that have the BOSS system that performs flawlessly, but I had the same problem with my Winchester Model 70 30-06. It was never consistant for a long period of time and brought to the gunsmith twice, all to no avail. I finally had the BOSS cut off and the barrel re-crowned, and the rifle has never been off. I know for a fact that many people have had great success with the muzzle brake, but in my particular experience, having it removed made all the difference. Good luck and happy hunting.

December 21, 2011 at 11:26am
A comment titled: summit stands in response to a report titled: Summit tree stands

I have one after using an apex and an old man, its the most comfortable by far but is a little bit bigger and therefore a little more combersome than other choices but as far as comfort it is second to none

September 13, 2011 at 11:33am
A comment titled: reeling in the big ones in response to a report titled: Lake Sam Rayburn

I recommend the tube snake, it dominates the big ones.

June 15, 2011 at 6:01pm
A comment titled: bananas in response to a report titled: SUPERSTITIONS

I dont have too many, but the banana deal has an interesting history. The bananas date back to the sailing days, when the shipped bananas would bring spiders and bugs on board and a little known fact is that banana peels permeate a substance, potassium permanganate i believe, that makes other foods ripen much quicker, which is a bad thing to have happen on a 5 week voyage. Superstitions, however, are bogus, and your only playing the statistics. Fish the conditions, tides, and moons, and you should be ok.

May 29, 2011 at 6:53pm
A comment titled: fishing in response to a report titled: bass or sac a alit fishing from land

In my country boy experience, if you are extremely polite and tell landowners you don't plan on keeping any fish unless, of course he would like a few fresh fish, is that most pond owners will allow you to fish in their ponds, which are littered in most of the outer suburbs in louisiana. The Tangipahoa river and most of its tributaries on the north shore is easily wadable from some bridges and if you like flyfishing, offers great panfish action as well as the occasional bass, or fish for bass alone and sometimes catch a mess. For good measure, I make sure to observe picking up all of my trash and be polite to the other people on the river.

May 26, 2011 at 1:28am
A comment titled: pond, small stream and lake lures for bass in response to a report titled: baits

I have been a light tackle, pond/stream/river guy all my life, and the absolute best 2 lures, anywhere i've been, have been the original black and white rapala, which can be twitched on the surface for bass, perch, and even crappie, or swam straight. THe other, perhaps even better circumstanced lure i usually go to is the Zoom finesse worm, which is a small finesse lure with no curls, either straight rigged, whacky wormed, or fished texas or carolina style. My favorite color is watermelon or watermelon with flakes in it, or they have a ton that are great. In order, my next best ar inline spinner, small lizard,tiny rattle trap, tube/beetlespin/tube jigs, and tiny buzzbaits. You'll luck into a 5 or even 7 pounder every now and then. Good luck.

May 26, 2011 at 1:19am
A comment titled: fish in response to a report titled: Sportsmans Paradise Outdoors

I cannot tell for sure but that is either a gulf hake, as reported, or a lizardfish.

April 25, 2011 at 10:57am
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