Hurricane Coverage

Louisiana Highway 1 washed out but passable east of Fourchon

Homeowners and camp owners are being allowed onto Grand Isle, but only in convoys led by local authorities because Louisiana Highway 1 east of Fourchon was heavily damaged by Hurricane Isaac, has learned.

“The road is washed out the whole way, but they’re letting people come down in convoys,” Louisiana Sportsman’s Tony Taylor said this afternoon while driving to check on his family’s cap on Grand Isle. “They’re convoying people in if you have a camp or home on the island.” […]

Inshore Fishing

Fourchon Beach gives up 10-pound trout

Capt. Steve Shook wasn’t even wanting to fish June 7. He honestly didn’t want to pick up the bent-over rod sitting securely in one of his rod holders.

Fortunately for him, the two long-time clients he was guiding insisted he reel the fish in.

A few minutes later, the veteran fishing guide was holding a 10-pound, 6-ounce speckled trout that will rank as the ninth heaviest speck ever caught in state, if Shook decides to enter it into the state record books. […]

Inshore Fishing

Loads of lemonfish out of Fourchon

There are lots of options for anglers launching at Port Fourchon, as inshore and offshore action has been hot. However, Capt. Charlie Pitre of Seawind Fishing Charters (985-632-2243) suggested that the offshore lemonfish action is topping all the rest. […]