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Just because you have a boat doesn't mean you deserve the right to know how or where to catch fish. The reason guides know where to go is they put the time in to LEARN their trade. Its their livelihood. What makes you think you deserve to know where the fish are based on their hard work?. It's called fishing, not catching, for a reason. I've fished Delacroix religiously for about six years and launch at Serigne's and have put the time in to learn the area. I don't expect to be told where to go and therefore I do my own research and keep track of past trip conditions and results.

And, some guides (C. J.) (C. K.) do put a bit of cryptic and helpful info in their reports if you know how to read them right.

Why don't you just go to the grocery store and buy fish if you want them so bad without doing any work?

Where are da fish at? In da water.
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Thank you.
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can i get an AMEN..
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I agree with this, but I like to share what I learn with friends. Some of the knowledge passed on to me provided a base for alot of how I've learned to fish. I've been fishing Dulac/Cocodrie for 6 years and still learning every trip.
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many 'fisherman' don't want to put the effort in to FISH. they want to launch, cast and catch. in reality, all fisherman know that you have to put a lot more effort into the sport. I like to study the conditions, patterns, weather, tides and TO CATCH FISH ON MY OWN. Guides make a living by fishing and it's not wise to post the exact GPS location of where the fish were today so that the spot will have 20 boats and no room for the guide, but then again, yesterdays spot is not likely to be tomorrows spot, so then again, people will never be satisfied. The next thing is that they will blame the guides for not posting where they will bite tomorrow. go fish like it's your hobby and have fun. One day, you might be good at it. The studies say the 10% of the fisherman catch 90% of the fish and fisherman understand why that happens. The fish are biting......
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yea you right
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Amen brother!!
Just go fishing and have fun. Have fun because you are fishing. Do not tie the success of the trip to filet poundage. Remember and record the day's trip. That way, you can use it later to either duplicate or stay at home. And realize that one of the hardest things to do in fishing, is catch fish that someone else is on.
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Hey brother, I agree with sharing info with friends and fishing buddies, but this topic is a little different. People come on this site expecting to be told where the fish are by people they have no I interaction with. If folks would realize from what I've read in the past, if you launch at Sweetwater in Delacroix, those folks are happy to help put you on fish. Seems like a pretty fair trade off. Give them business, they give you fishing advice.

Can't keep everyone happy, but at least we got plenty of places to go fishin and get away from it all!!!!
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Redfish 99,
The two worst things that have happened to fishing in the last 20 years are the GPS and the internet. Nothing replaces time on the water!
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I agree with this! I've fish primarily in the Delacroix area. I've put in a lot of time and had quite a few bad trips and just as many great trips. Over time, I've patterned fish, logged trips, and am very confident that I'll catch fish. I am willing to help people, but not give them all my spots. I finish school in May and plan on getting my captains license this summer and will guide part time after that. Not to make a killing, but to make extra money and put smiles on others faces.
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And this is why I don't launch at Serigne's. There is a difference between telling someone your secret spots and giving a new fisherman with his kids some basic help. Such as stay away from this area there are mud flats, it's an out going tide fish around here, don't try going there with this kind of wind. There is a certain sense of entitlement I think you are starting to develop. Last week I was having a hard time getting a bite when a boat down the way was killing them. So I asked what are yall using. Instead of ignoring me they answered and I started catching. Well later that day I'm heading in, I see them broke down and they ran out of gas. Guess who had a spare tank on his boat and returned the favor. My pastor said 'The best exercise for your heart, is reaching out and helping somebody.' We all need help sometimes and if you're a good enough fisher that you don't and you don't want to be bugged then keep launching at Serigne's so no one at Sweetwater has to deal with you. I have never had a bad experience at Sweetwater and yea they will help you there if you're new to the area. (But please park your boat and clear the launch before asking) I remember my first trip down there Jack showed me some spots on the map and told me what they were biting on. Best service you can get in Delacroix.
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Even giving out a fishing spot isn't very helpful. Each day is different due to weather, tide, wind, baitfish supply, water temperature, and the spawning season. It's best to put in the time, fish conditions, pay attention to small details, and move until you got that day figured out (or wait for the tide to change).

I even have a website that shows my SPOT GPS locations for each trip. It shows my boat location every ten minutes the last week. This website is for safety reasons and to calm a certain worrying relative (Hi Lynn!). I've also given it out to friends to give them some help. Anyone competent with google can find this link on my website :)

But the fish move, and it's always best to avoid crowds too. The Biloxi Marsh is vast and there are always good places to fish. I can go places on the busiest weekend and never see a soul in the Biloxi Marsh. Enjoy that time on the water, that's what it's really about.

Another tip: fish afternoons - easier on the body, and fewer boats.
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Maybe if you read my second post in the thread you will keep your negativity elsewhere. The second post where I suggest people go to Sweetwater if they want fishing help for the Delacroix area.

And this has nothing to do with helping folks that are in trouble on the water. I've helped folks out on the water as have many others boaters besideds me. I'm glad you could help someone out , but get over yourself and eat some humble pie. Maybe one day you'll be lucky enough to learn that its about being on the water and not about catching limits everytime you launch a boat. But then again, you probably can't launch your boat without help. Which is fuel for another topic.
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lol
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Personally is use the site alot more if it were more phone friendly, aka I'd there was an app. Personally I think it's an out dated system that they use for the login and the posting system. I'd like to see an easy use app set up like Facebook even if I had to pay for it
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I normally kind of keep to myself.. but your self righteous attitude is a little bit over the top.

Congrats on being a better fisherman than so many people that come here asking questions. Last I checked, this place was about fish reports and sharing of information.

If you don't want to share a report or information, then that is all good. I can't blame you. But try to keep in mind that not everyone that comes here seeking information is looking for 'free fish'... When I first joined this site last summer (yes I am new to LA) it was because the military had transferred me here and I wanted to better help my kids catch fish.

I asked some very newbie questions, and got ignored by some, and helped by others.. That is life. Now I share more info than I ask for generally, and yes I know that most people here know more about the fishing than I do. Especially the guides.

Any true fisherman would want to see this sport grow (it isn't). For that to happen, people need to be more willing to share knowledge (not spots.. just knowledge)...

For example.. is it outlandish to seek information about whether the fish were caught shallow or deep, early or late, what color lure seemed to produce the best etc... in a place for Inshore Fishing Reports? Are you giving away fish by answering simple questions like that? Am I going to show up in your secret spot stealing your fish like that?

If you don't want to answer questions.. then don't.. you are free to go back to reading the daily guide advertisements lol... After all.. 'Now is the time to book your trip'.

Flame away..
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Learnin2Fish
First off, nowhere do I say how 'great a fisherman' I am. Second, there is a ton of fishing tips and info on this site and people still complain there isn't. My whole point basically.
Third, I mention 2 guides by initials who give tips on their reports and a launch that will help a bunch.
Fourth, go buy a book like 'troutmasters 2' and read it.
Fifth, I'm not the only one who feels this way.
Sixth, fishing is dieing sport?
Seventh, this is all just funny to me.
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If fishing is a dying sport, go to Bridgeside in Grande Isle on a Saturday morning in June. Go to Belle River Public Landing or Pigeon Landing on a Saturday when the river is falling. Go to Falgout on a Saturday morning. Go to Attackapas on a Saturday morning.
I WISH the sport was dying.....
Bottom line is there are too many people that do not want to work or figure the fish out. They want to wait for all the conditions to be perfect and they want to limit out at the first stop they pull up to. If they cannot do that, they want someone else to tell them how to do it. Too many people tie a trip's success with the number of filets that get put in the freezer.
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I like to find my own spots to fish, and learn things on my own. Its nice to get some ideas to see if the fishing has been good in the area you go, but other then that, learning on your own is alot of the fun. Just being out in all of these marshes is truly paradise to me. It reminds me of being with my Dad or Grandfather and things we talked about and the fish we have caught or didnt catch. Crabbing, fishing, shrimping, watching the sun come up set, rain clouds, the wind, smells heat,and cold, all of it. Been learning since I can remember. I'm 46 and hope I have at least as long or longer to learn as I have in the past. I dont want anyone to tell me how or where, but a idea here and there is nice. My kids are now my fun on the water, watching them and them teaching me..
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I tell people that all the time it's very hard to catch someone else fish!
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