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Capt Paul.
I am headed to Point Au Chene in mid October for redfish and want any assistance you can provide about finding fish in the area. I am new to salt water fishing and am trying to learn where to target reds in the fall around Leeville. In addition, I plan to purchase a Leeville West set of points/routes from this site, but need help getting those loaded. My Lowrance HDS7 is mounted 'in dash' so I cannot easily get it out to connect it to a computer. How do I get the data loaded via SD card?

Thanks for your help.

September 19, 2016 at 3:57pm

Capt Paul.

I am headed to Point Au Chene in mid October for redfish and want any assistance you can provide about finding fish in the area. I am new to salt water fishing and am trying to learn where to target reds in the fall around Leeville. In addition, I plan to purchase a Leeville West set of points/routes from this site, but need help getting those loaded. My Lowrance HDS7 is mounted 'in dash' so I cannot easily get it out to connect it to a computer. How do I get the data loaded via SD card?

Thanks for your help.

September 19, 2016 at 3:53pm

For all of you who have watched Between the Banks and read Captain Bob's Leeville reports, but never met the man, I want to say you won't be disappointed. A couple of friends and I went fishing in Leeville Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th. We happened to meet Captain Bob in the parking lot of Boudreaux's and....What a Great Sportsman. I explained that we had never been to Leeville, but I had watched the pertinent episodes of BTB and read his reports. He offered information on where to fish Saturday morning with the change in wind direction and we made the best of it with the gale we had blowing.

I'd like to say a BIG Thank You to Capt Bob and the Leeville businesses that made our trip really enjoyable.

Boudreaux's has nice rooms and friendly folks.

We bought bait at both Gails and Terry's. Both of these establishments are locally owned, eager to help, and first class.

The seafood restaurant across the road from Boudreaux's is outstanding. I think the name was Leeville Seafood Cafe.

Thanks to all of these fine folks for a GREAT time. We'll be back soon.

May 17, 2011 at 3:54pm

Driving from West Monroe to Leeville Thursday evening to go fishing Friday and Saturday. I've been seeing all of the good reports coming out and am EXCITED. Weather report says chance of thundershowers with SSE wind 10-20. And advice of what areas to fish. Plan on fishing Leeville West. Starting the morning after trout on the outside the gulf islands or on the north side if too rough. Then going to Fornation Islands or Little Lake marsh after noon for the falling tide and Redfish. Tide is supposed to peak around 8-9 am at 0.9 and fall hard beginning 12-1 for 3 hours, then slowing to bottom around 6pm. Does this plan sound reasonable? or do you have other suggestions?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

May 10, 2011 at 9:21pm

Our Men's group at church wants to have a shrimp sale for a fund raiser. Can anyone tell me how to get in touch with a shrimper where we can buy ~16 count shrimp off the boat? We can make a drive down to pick them up the weekend of May 14. Pleaes post your response here or drop me an email @ cajuntransplant@comcast.net

Thanks.

April 23, 2011 at 10:13pm
A comment titled: Guide Reports in Fishing Forum in response to a report titled: Guides Need Own Forum

This is my first time to post (regretfully). I have been reading these reports off and on for more than 5 years and been a subscriber to LASportsman for more than that. I like to read about people catching fish including the areas, baits, and tactics used to do so. It doesn't matter to me who they are and what they do for a living. I have seen an increase in posting by the guides and am glad to see it. The information they provide, while it may be bragging, is very useful to me and I am glad to see someone is successful. If you take out the guides and leave only the 'weekend warriors' (those that do not do this for a living ie. me), how much information would be shared/available? Item in point is the freshwater forum. Try to find useful information on there about sac-au-lait fishing that is useful that did not come from a guide or someone with commercial interest. It is VERY limited. Second case in point is me. While I don't get to fish very much due to work and family obligations, I have never posted when I do. Either good or bad, the information could be useful for someone. I, and I suspect very many others like me, just don't take the initiative to get the writing done. These guides, see some commercial value to what they are doing or they probably would be like me and others and let procrastination get the best of them. Whatever value they are getting from it is good for them and good for my entertainment and information. I don't see any damage they are doing other than taking up space on a page.....

By the way. Due to their information, I have scheduled a trip to Leeville this weekend. I purchased an item and booked a place to stay from two different advertisers on this site (Boudreaux's, Captain Paul) for that trip and will be spending additional money for bait, supplies, etc. while I am there. Guess where I will shop (Terry's Bait shop).....someplace I already know has what I will need...Since I have never been to Leeville, how do I know they will have what I need??? Right...more advertisers..

I say let them alone. I like what they have to say and the information is useful. If you move them to a guides section, it just creates more work for me to have to look at two sections to get the information that pertains to one subject.

Just my $0.02.

May 09, 2011 at 2:56pm
A comment titled: Fishing in BR area in response to a report titled: No luck with SACs near Baton Rouge

John I must say I agree with you. I am originally from North LA and lived Denham Springs for 5 years. I had always heard about how good the fishing was in south LA, but was disappointed. I tried the same places you have as well as the basin (little pigeon landing-grand lake area) I also fished Verrett, Old River, and False River and NEVER found any concentration of fish. In fact, during the first couple of years, it was rare that I caught enough for a mess. As time went on, I learned more about how to approach the shallow flats/bayous of the south and learned to find the sandy areas that are near drains, docks, on points, etc. to find the bedding bream. For the sac-au-lait, I finally found them on warm days in late February and March in areas like tributaries off of the Amite Rivers using a cork with a blue-white tube jig suspended about 2 feet below. They were near tree tops and on points with structure. The method was to pop the cork and let it sit a little. They would usually hit it while sitting.

Here in N LA, we are catching them in deep channels (15-25 feet) with structure. Beginning late February, they will start moving up the creek channels. We will be catching them in 10-15 ft of water on points with structure. As they move up to spawn, we will follow them with spinners and popping corks on the flats.

Hope this helps some and good luck with the local outings.

February 16, 2010 at 9:15pm
A comment titled: GREAT GUIDE in response to a report titled: A Great Start to Mother's Day

If you are looking for a guide that will put you on the fish, BIG O is the one. My group of four chartered with him on Friday May 12. The trip looked doomed as all charters were cancelled for Thursday due to high north winds. The area he usually goes to was far too muddy to be any good. He reached back in his bag of tricks that he has developed over the 25 years of fishing out of Venice and pulled out a location that was a HOME RUN. While we did not have time to stay and finish out a full limit, we were on the specks. They were hitting whatever we threw and averaged three pounds.

BIG O is a class act with high quality supplies and service. You won't be disappointed.

Thanks BIG O. We had a REALLY GREAT TIME.

Until I can get more time off.....

Jay Wiley

May 16, 2006 at 10:54am
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