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I would really like to get my hands on a 'good' pair of shrimp boots, low on the leg that would actually last more than a season. Wife says she's in for Xmas.Could anyone point her in the right direction on a good product.Price is not an issue,durabilty is. Anything close to BR. Thanks.

December 04, 2012 at 9:03pm

To all of us strange people that still go to 'The Pointe'. You don't need to go far. Go from 1st to second lake and turn right. Fish that whole shore and run through third lake down to Battleground to finish in reds.The trout are nice and everywhere. No WLF enforcement, but doing research on your catch. Beshels store is back up, no fuel,but beer.Tell Robert, Duttie, and Brian 'Hi'.

November 12, 2012 at 10:45pm

Going out Monday from Point a la Hache. Asking only because the pressure is on taking daughter.
Looking at hitting Pointe Fienne or Conservation camp. Two completely different runs on a falling tide. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Thanks in advance!

November 04, 2012 at 7:51pm

Does anyone know the status of Beshels Marina?
Is it launchable? Would like to head down there next week.Thanks!

October 30, 2012 at 1:46pm

Has anyone heard from or knows what is going on with Capt. Solar? I enjoy his book so much when I can't fish.

April 17, 2012 at 9:47pm

I have an ad on the site for a boat, motor, and trailer. I have had 6 calls, 6 discussions with directions and 6 no shows. What happened to common courtesy? I am completely disappointed in the 'me,just me' generation and will be glad to be gone from the planet when they only have each other. I remember the post of a guy that saw fish all day long on his new fishfinder and did not catch one. His question was should he return the fishfinder. Many will understand what I speak of and many will ask did he get full refund?

May 04, 2011 at 11:16pm

I was out fishing near the Conservation Camp in north Bay Gardene Sat around noon. Out of nowhere an armada of ten boats approached. Party barges with port-a-cans,flat boats,push boats, rental boats and you name it. Some beached and ran on to the east side of the island. Four ventured into a broken through area of the island and got stuck. My partner and I reeled up and watched for 45 minutes as they threw mud ravaging the area and killed our fishing. They left as quickly as they came. Does anyone have any idea what this was about or what they could have possibly been doing?

October 31, 2010 at 10:05pm

Anyone heard on Tony or Jimmy getting back to selling live shrimp?

September 24, 2010 at 9:42pm

Does anyone have any knowledge or Plaquemines parish contacts as to how long they intend to keep the diversions open on the east side? it seems to be more fresh every trip. Thanks for any info.

August 03, 2010 at 12:50pm

The US Coast Guard now offers a free check of your boat. It is called a VSC, Vessel safety check. They go over your boat bow-stern and you will not fail. They will give you pointers for free on how to make your rig safer. You will get a sticker to go near your reg numbers. With any luck the LDWF will see that you have had a CG inspection and will only want to see fish and jackets. It takes about 20 minutes and these guys are great. Please e-mail with any questions.This is a great opportunity for all.

February 22, 2010 at 10:53pm

Just wanted to let everyone know that if you need any fiberglass or gelcoat repairs in the Baton Rouge area. Call Mr. Bill Beatty at 225.791.0666 He is in Denham Springs. If you decide to tackle the job yourself, he can give you information and will sell you the necessary materials. He is very talented. I saw him transform an inboard into a twin outboard. Very honest, dependable person. I just bought supplies from him and he came to BR to save me the drive.

February 14, 2010 at 8:29pm

Does anyone know of a source for a good duck bill for a pushpole that will not corrode? I'm looking for one that might be galvanized,or stainless. I'm just tired of these cheap ones. I've cold galved and they just don't last in a salty environment. Any help would be appreciated.

December 06, 2009 at 8:59pm

Had a great weekend fishing Pointe a la Hache. Caught some really nice 18-20 inch trout.If you have never tried Bait-Buddies, you should. After about 4 hours, dropped in the tablets and you would think you had shrimp on cocaine. They were jumping all over and hard to put on a hook. Picked them up at Academy. Good price and well worth it for a long day on the water.

July 21, 2009 at 12:11am

The WDF has a shrimp closure for 7/11. As much as I have read their site, I'm still lost. Can anyone tell me if I can legally pull my trawl to catch some bait at Pointe a la Hache and Breton Sound? Thanks!!!

July 09, 2009 at 6:36pm

Fished Pointe a la Hache Friday with live shrimp. Ran out to Stone Island,10 boats on the south side ,no bent rods.
Went to the west end and got on a slow bite. Pulled in 6 trout around 15-17". Another boat pulled in nearby, caught zip, and left. Ran back to Belle Island, picked up a few. Total catch 14. The river is still up and the water does not improve until Belle. Had some good reports from Bay Gardene, but otherwise, everyone burnt gas riding,from spot to spot passing those that left where they were going. The fish were nice and a good indicator of a great season to come, once the river drops.

June 14, 2009 at 8:11pm

Does anyone know the coordinates for the "old conservation camp" in Breton Sound

May 22, 2009 at 6:38pm

Can anyone tell me if the hoist is working at Beshels in Pointe a la Hache?

May 19, 2009 at 7:48pm

Can anyone tell me if the Manchac Lighthouse is still standing? Did it survive the storms? It has always been one of my daughters favorite places and I would like to run out there again. Any help would be appreciated

January 29, 2009 at 1:27am

It seemed like anybody that had a rod showed up at Beshels in Pointe a La Hache It was a great day to fish and I think most people caught a lot of trout. The hard falling tide caught some out plowing marsh. Gustav has made some changes. The reason I'm posting is that the Coast Guard offers a vessel safety check which is free. They inspect your boat and give you a sticker which is good for that year. They will come to you or you can meet them half way. This is a great service. When WLF pulls up and sees that the Feds have checked you they will probably just want to see your fish and you will really learn how to become a safer boater. is the link to the site. I had my boat inspected Friday by Ken Munson of the Coast Guard Auxilary. I passed and was given some great ideas on how to make my rig even better. He was very reasonable and knowlegable. I highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity.

October 06, 2008 at 6:39pm

Does anyone know of a commercial food to feed bass when stocking a lake. A friend is trying to stock his pond and has had good results with feeding them minnows and small bream, which he catches in a nearby creek. They don't seem to want dry dog food and he is looking for a product he can buy to feed them on a regular basis. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

October 01, 2008 at 10:40pm
A comment titled: Ok I'm in!! in response to a report titled: Overfishing speckled trout

I have fished Pointe a la Hache for over a decade. When I first started, 3-4 miles out, the local partner, that had grown up there, said he would ride his bike to the same area and catch bass as a kid. Yes, things have changed. My favorite, Telegraph point, is long gone and I actually watched the Pelicans fight over it the last few days. The oyster guys, finished it off. You can run over it all day long with your depth finder, but its over.
What I would like to add is that the Pointe is known for quantity, not size. I may, but normally don't limit out on trout. If 40 for two, it is a good day. Depending on the tides and conditions, I target the trout and a redfish limit is easy.
I have been chased by guides from the westbank, and this gets old. I understand they have a job to fulfill their limits. This has happened several times,I'm off in some unknown internet, undiscussed location and they come in on top of my bite. I am not against them doing there job, until they bother me. One guy, I just had to let him run behind me until he ran out of water. Later dude and circled back to my spot.
I think 99% of guides are great people and conservationist. Some of these 'boat runners' are idiots. The current limits are fine. The trout population is good. We have had strange weather to our diminishing estuary and the siphons can not recover from the last 1000 years.
Just my two cents.

March 05, 2013 at 11:23pm
A comment titled: Report Back in response to a report titled: Pointe a la Hache

Second Lake,Oak River, Battleground Bay. Salinities were way up, water clarity so, so, but the trout are everywhere. More ratred throw backs than specs. No limits, but nice mess of trout and reds. Great time on the water together. Priceless

November 05, 2012 at 6:53pm
A comment titled: The Pointe in response to a report titled: Pointe a la Hache

Excellent info.What a strange cool front. Thanks again.

November 04, 2012 at 8:30pm
A comment titled: The Pointe in response to a report titled: Beshels

Thanks to the guys that responded by email. My outgoing is locked up. Crawgator....Later will let you know, but would bet your camp is near Hingle Lane or you know Bobby Spears. Critterkiller...shooting for Monday,..depending on that front..will most likely go anyway and will let you know.

November 02, 2012 at 10:56pm
A comment titled: The Pointe in response to a report titled: Beshels

Thanks so much for the info. My 19 year old daughter is, like her dad, going through Speck withdrawals.We are looking forward to a fun time on the water!!!Catching anything will be lagnaippe. Been there fishing since 2001.

October 31, 2012 at 11:59pm
A comment titled: The Pointe in response to a report titled: Beshels

Thanks guys,..pretty much what I expected. The lack of immenities, is I guess why I like going there. Any signs of Robert or the Harbor master?
My only concerns would be back to the post Katrina days of zero security when nobody was around and all your stuff left at launch would disappear. Any thoughts?.. Guess I'll make some calls.

October 30, 2012 at 9:18pm
A comment titled: Pt in response to a report titled: Pointe a La Hache

Thanks guys so much! Once that place is in your blood, its hard to ignore.

September 11, 2012 at 10:03pm
A comment titled: The Pointe in response to a report titled: Pointe a La Hache

I heard today that power is restored. May still be having drinking water issues. Beshels is wiped out. Don't know if the launch is cleared. You can get in via Belle Chasse ferry, but also heard land ownership verification was asked. Would appreciate any other information, as I would like to go down there soon myself.

September 11, 2012 at 8:57pm
A comment titled: Very good app! in response to a report titled: Free new toy

Capt. thanks for that post!! Boating much like scuba diving depends on redundancy. It can be a lifesaver. WELL PUT!!!

April 23, 2012 at 10:33pm
A comment titled: Tubing in response to a report titled: Ski Tube

Frenier Landing...get off at Laplace 1/2 mile north on old road turn right towards Lake Ponch.
Good landing, great restaurants,just have to have a day when the wind is not up. Cool place to have fun.PS stay away from the powerlines or you will run out or water,

April 17, 2012 at 10:07pm
A comment titled: Rods in response to a report titled: rod care

I prefer to lay mine down diagaonally in truck bed.

November 20, 2011 at 9:53pm
A comment titled: The Pointe in response to a report titled: South of Stone Island

Great report!!! Thanks

July 31, 2011 at 4:17pm
A comment titled: The Pointe in response to a report titled: Belle Island, Black Bay

What I like most about fishing the point is the solitude. You are forced to bring what you need because you never know what may be available. Very old school. We have people that run in from Delecroix, we have guides that come from Buras and that's fine with me. The only time we have a crowd is the weekend after the latest Sportsman article. Sowhat. I love the people and the place and always do well fishing. To me, it is a place to go relax,enjoy the time with your partners,and catch fish. I savor the fact that 157 channels at the lodge are not available and they are so hard to see with $200 Costa sunglasses.Guess its just a different bread that thinks gear catches fish, WRONG!!!

July 28, 2011 at 8:49pm
A comment titled: The Pointe in response to a report titled: Belle Island, Black Bay

Thanks and good story! My standard routine is call Miss Dudey (she did marry Brian after the storm) and get the scoup. Usually get my shrimp at Bait Inc for a start. I usually fish several days at a time. Funny you mention Telegraph. They oyster guys have drug it down quite a bit. The first time I fished the Pointe in 2001, I pulled my first trout (25') at Telegraph and was hooked. After the storm, I actually watched pelicans battle over what was left and over the weekend saw it disappear.

July 25, 2011 at 8:19pm
A comment titled: The Pointe in response to a report titled: Belle Island, Black Bay

Thanks for the good report, which was the issue in the first place. Are they getting shrimp or just minnows. We had a camp on Billy Hingles place, now we just camp out with the cows. I still love every moment I spend down there, which is why I take offense to unwarranted attacks. Its not for everyone, but for me it is.Spechaser

July 24, 2011 at 9:23pm
A comment titled: The Pointe in response to a report titled: Belle Island, Black Bay

I agree. I enjoy fishing there and find them all to be good people. Just see no need for the rude comment. If you don't like it don't go. What I like about it is getting away.

July 20, 2011 at 4:15pm
A comment titled: Drunk? in response to a report titled: Belle Island, Black Bay

I'm just curious which owner you are referring to as a drunk. Neal or Don Beshel, the former plaquemines parish councilman. There are two owners, so clue us in to which one is the drunk.

July 18, 2011 at 9:54pm
A comment titled: Stone Island in response to a report titled: Stone Island holding large Trout

Thanks so much for that report. I fish that area exclusively. Although Stone stays on the top for articles, it has been completely different since Katrina. I always pull up to see many boats with unbent rods and have done better on the other (NW) side which is deeper. I think you are onto something about the early bite. Where do you run out of?

June 06, 2011 at 11:36pm
A comment titled: Good point in response to a report titled: Generation Issue

I'm with you on the 'dreamers'. Great point! The sport of fishing is so much about knowledge. Your catch is in no way related to your purchases. Yes, you need a rod, reel and hook. Sunglasses, clothing and all the great marketable goodies do not put fish in the ice chest. Dreamers keep Academy in business. They have no idea of self sufficiency. I remember helping some friends with gator fishing. We loaded my boat with 15 while they ran remaining lines to get another dozen.I threw my cast net, caught 4 shrimp and and landed two reds waiting on em.Dreamer would be on cell tryin to get back to marina! LOL Thanks

May 16, 2011 at 10:39pm
A comment titled: Happy Ending in response to a report titled: Generation Issue

After several more no shows and running the ad for a month, finally found a buyer. I was in Kentucky when I received his call. I explained I would be back Thursday. Thurs pm he called back to get directions and asked what size trailer ball and if a notary was nearby. He said he would be there at 630, which he was. Checked it out, fired motor and made our deal. After a small notary glitch, being so late, he was on his way just after dark. Common courtesy is a two way street,and I guess I'm guilty of giving everyone the benefit of the doubt.

May 15, 2011 at 2:33pm
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