Ryan Lambert has fished in St. Charles Parish his entire life and he does not like what he sees happening in the Lake Cataouatche area. […]
Lake Cataouatche was 98 percent covered by hydrilla in 2007, and that mass of vegetation fueled a big-bass fishery that grabbed world attention in 2011 when Kevin VanDam won his fourth Bassmaster Classic by seining those grass beds for more than 69 pounds over three days of competition. […]
Sac-a-lait season is in full swing in South Louisiana. This means the little fish are spawning and using up energy reserves causing them to be more aggressive than usual for a meal. Spawning sac-a-lait coupled with times of low atmospheric pressure will cause them to strike at most things you can throw their way. […]
Because of its proximity to the Classic launch site at Bayou Segnette State Park and its reputation for giving up 10-pound bass this time of year, it’s going to be difficult for some tournament competitors to pass up Lake Cataouatche.
However, things aren’t always as they appear.
Grand Point bass angler Matthew Hymel and I were anticipating a sunny sky and warming temperatures as we launched at Bayou Segnette, but by the time we got to the Tank Ponds on the west side of Lake Cataouatche it was obvious the clouds weren’t going anywhere. We both silently wondered if we would even get a bite. […]