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Lafitte redfish question

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   EJD300MAG
Guys. Quick question. I would like to target some of the shallow ponds in Lafitte for red fish from now and into the summer. My question is this. Typically do you guys concentrate south of the Bayou Perot/Rigolets are can productive waters be located in and around the north central parts of Perot/Rigolets?

I have been doing really well soaking shrimp on the bottom near the jetties but want to try something different. Looking for a place to start.
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   LETUMGROW
EJD330MAG
As the water is warming up I start hitting the ponds and bayous leading into and around Bayou St. Dennis, Little Lake, and Airplane Bay areas. The ponds and areas in and around Bayou Periot and Bayou Rigolets are full of reds and great fishing but may be posted so you may get run out. I have been approached on numerous occasions by crab fisherman and others and have been told to leave. When I break out my cell phone and start recording them they tend to back off. Be careful and donít push your luck as it is not worth it. There are plenty of area down there to fish without being hassled. Good luck
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   CaptJS
Why full with ponds for red fish. Almost all the main lakes now are ringed with rocks with cuts every hundred yards, If you use shrimp on a cork around these cuts you will have all the action you want and the water is deep next to these rocks. In the ponds you always have grass, low water and posted signs. PS Getting to and from ponds in Lafitte is an accident looking to happen if you don't know the area. LAFITTE THE LOW WATER CAPITAL UP TO MUD LAKE.
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   EJD300MAG
LETUMGROW, thnx. I'm going to give it a shot and see what happens. I figured there would be reds in those areas but sometimes it's a little tough to get out of your comfort zone but at the moment theirs nothing more that I would rather then a red bruiser smashing a Top Dawg connected to my rod.

Capt JS. I know exactly what your talking about and I hoped you would chime in.I have been smashing the fish along the jetties you are referring to but I would like to try something different. I'm a little tired of the Gamay. I would like a sip of Merlot. As far as shallow water, well......Sometimes you have to risk it to get the bis-kit. But I can assure you I will be care full.

Thanks Guys and I wish you the best.

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There was a time when I chased them reds pretty hard. The shoreline of Three bayou Bay, and the shoreline of Turtle Bay north and south of Three Bayou Bay always produced. I would troll the shoreline casting the Mann 'Baby 1 Minus' exclusively and it tormented those reds.
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   CaptJS
One thing this time of year fishing the ponds you can catch bass,trout,reds and flounder. I have done the 3 slam but never caught all four in one trip. I hate shrimp but for reds it is the killer. But I would tie on a top water,spinner bait and swim bait along with the shrimp. A little trick I use when running in shallow water is that I set my big motor all the way down and never trim it up until I find mud. After I find mud then with the jack plate I have about 8inches to a foot to play with has worked great for me. PS After you learn an area and know where there is trouble get on top trim up and never stop. SF there was a guide that passed away several years ago and he only fished 3bayou Bay area. He was about 90% shrimp.
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Capt.JS I agree with you on that shrimp is a killer bait for reds, its just not as much fun to me. A soaking piece of shrimp under a cork with not be passed up by any red fish for sure
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I like to fish the broken marsh and ponds behind Bayou Dupont, but like CaptJS said, you might want to be careful.
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   EJD300MAG
I want to thank every one of you guys for the info. It is appreciated and will definitely help me out. My questions were answered. Take care and God bless.

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take your time and learn a small area with your trolling motor. Approach the same small area from different ways to learn it. If you can get thru it with your trolling motor then you can run thru it on a plane. If you are on the troll motor, be careful when heading down wind as you can get pushed into some very shallow water without quite realizing it and have a lot of trouble getting back. Many other suggestions but best if you learn yourself. Take your time and concentrate on one very small area without regard to how many you see or catch. At some point you will find them in there as you ad to your knowledge and expand your spots.
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