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fished slidell at the trainbridge. About 30 boats out there. I ended up with only 1 trout, 3 flounder, and a drum, but some of the other boats seemed to do real well. guess I just have to keep learning. I've tried to find a cheap guide but haven't found one yet.
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    Country
John C,

Not sure what you consider cheap. I gave you DA
MAN's number. Capt. Eric Dumas 1-985-705-1244.
Rates certainly are not out of line. AND the primary reason is to CATCH fish and LEARN.
I also offered some help.

How much did todays trip cost you? Sounds as if you have made several trips with the same result as todays trip. Most assuredly that adds up to more than what one trip costs.

Hint to the wise is sufficient.

Country
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   corillion
hey john, i feel your pain. i am out there every weekend and never catch my limit but do have a fun time. i have been more successful this year though. keep trying, you'll get there. send me an email and i will let you know some things i have figured out.
and to Country, no offense, but if john is in the same position as me, i can't afford $225 (1/2 of 2 man fee from dumas) i can fish 10-12 times before i spend that amount of money. i know dumas is 'DA MAN' in fact, he is a fishing god. however, i can't spend that $ as of yet. one day, i will be able to again. anyway, everyone stay safe and keep fishin'
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   corillion
i was out there today at the train bridge. probably saw you. i ended up with 2 nice flounder 10 really nice sized trout and 2 drum. the bite was reallllllll slllloooooowwwww but they were there. email me corillion@bellsouth.net
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I was out there today too, ended the day with 10 Trout and 3 Bass. We didn't catch any fish at the train bridge. Caught all the trout before the winds picked up and picked up the bass in a pond off the main channel
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    Country
Corrillion,
No offense taken. I certainly wasnt trying to imply anything by my remarks. I am speaking from my own experience. I do own a boat and I know what it takes each trip out to get there, bait, ice, GAS in both the truck and boat, all before you catch the first fish. I fished an area with no success and then very limited success for a few years. I saved and took a charter trip and learned more about the water, tides and bait and how to fish the area in one trip than I had learned in a couple years. I split the trip with my brother and we took our sons.
When I wanted to learn Pontchatrain, I cut to the chase. I have made a couple trips over the last couple years with Capt Eric and the knowledge gained is invaluable to me.
I would also like to extend an offer to all of you to join our saltwater fishing club, Geaux Coastal, in which Capt Eric is President. We have monthly meetings and tournaments. Its not about money. About fishing, teaching our children and learning from different people, guest speakers, etc. Also teaming up with the different members for the tournaments helps in the learning process. You dont even have to have a boat to join and fish. It is $60 per year.

You can also email me back and I will share some of the things I have learned that may help a little your next trip to the bridges.

Good Luck and tite lines!!!

Country
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Dont get me wrong, fishing the Lake is fun. I do it to pass the time and when the fish are biting, it is great. But if you want to have more productive trips, go down South! Brenton Sound Marina / Sweet Water Marina, not that far and you will improve your chances 200%
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   Samarai
I agree if you want a fishing trip ponchatrain is great. If you want to consistently catch fish, you need to head down to Hopedale and learn the marshes. Biloxi marsh, lake robin, cocquille are all on fire now and have been for months.
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