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Bass in Bayou Black

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I am returning to Bass Fishing after a 12 year hiatus. College, moving towns, jobs, kids, etc.

I tried bass fishing out of Bob's Bayou black marina on 8/8/15. Fished canals and cuts down the Capasaw from the Blue Bird to Lake Penchant. Spinner bait. Plastic worm. Buzz Bait. Plastic frog. Rattle Trap. NOT A SINGLE BITE.

I grew up fishing Lake Verret system and Atchafalaya Spillway. Lots of sloughs and points and dead ends, swamps. Always was successful there (success being at least a couple bass). But Bayou Black's landscape is very very different.

Am I missing something here? Did I not fish the right spots for bass? Did I go at a terrible time of the year? There were at least 20+ boats launching at the same time as me, looked like a tourney. But once I got out to the canals mentioned above, I didn't see a single boat (except for a few perch/sac a lait fishing).

Any help would be appreciated. Living in Thibodaux and want somewhere closer than the Pierre Part side of Lake Verret or the Atchafalaya Spillway to bass fish. Thanks in advance.
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I fished out of Bayou Black at Bob's marina plenty... That area is tricky. there are a couple of important factors I keep in mind when fishing there though. I always look for atleast 2' of visibility and grass has to be present.. I also fish mostly soft plastics in shallow ponds in the early mornings near lilly pads and floating islands, and deeper narrow canal banks and points with a deep dive crank bait or 1/4oz. humdinger toward lunch time.. I ussually start making my way out of the shallow ponds at about 9am.. hope this helps some...
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It does, thanks. At least now I have a starting point. So you ever fish that system east of the marina? Leave the launch and got left instead of right, into the intercostal?
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THEY SAY IGNORANCE IS NO EXCUSE FOR BREAKING THE LAW.. WELL I COULDNT HELP BUT LAUGH WHEN I SEE ALL THESE REPORTS ON FISHING BASS IN THE BAYOU BLACK AREA OF FOLKS POSTING THERE PICTURES OF THEMSELVES DOING JUST THAT.
FOR ALL YOU FOLKS THAT DONT KNOW AND THE ONES THAT DO ILL GIVE YALL A HEADS UP. THE WETLANDS OF THESE AREAS IN TERREBONNE PARISH ARE PRIVATE PROPERTY AND IF YOURE GOING INTO THE INTERIORS OF THESE LANDS OUTSIDE THE BOUNDRIES OF CANAL BANKS AND BAYOU BANKS YOU ARE TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE LAW AS TRESSPASSING. THE LANDOWNERS OF THESE AREAS COULD CARE LESS ABOUT YOU CATCHING FISH THEY DONT WANT PEOPLE RUNNING BOATS ALL OVER IN THE INTERIOR OF THERE LANDS BECAUSE OF THE SENSITIVITY OF THESE TYPES OF AREAS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO EROSION AND LANDLOSS ISSUES. SO I WOULD SUGGEST YOU STAY IN THE MAIN CHANNELS OF THESE AREAS,BY THE WAY ARE PRIVATE PROPERTY ALSO,BECAUSE BEFORE THE LANDOWNERS GAVE THE OIL COMPANYS THE PERMISSION TO DRILL ON THERE PROPERTY ALL THOSE CANALS WERENT THERE,IT WAS ALL MARSH AND SWAMP YOU COULDNT ACCESS IT BY MOTORIZED BOAT. THIS INFO MIGHT SAVE A BUNCH OF YOU GUYS SOME HEADACHE AND MONEY UNLESS YOU LIKE DONATING TO THE TERREBONNE DA'S OFFICE.
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sniper get a life!!!! u sure got me some worried???? ha-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
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   JSizzle
Crawford and the air boat... lol

Going to be busy with the recent article. They should just let us fish because we are going to anyway.
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DIDNT POST SOME FACTS TO SCARE NOBODY LIKE I SAID JUST LETTING FOLKS KNOW HOW IT IS
ITS TOTALLY UP TO ANYONE ON HERE TO BE IGNORANT IF THEY CHOOSE.
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jsizzle, exactly!!!! lot more things to worry about in this world than Crawford and the airboat???
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   jjoojj
I'm a land owner in Bayou Black, in fact, not far from the area marked off on that map, and I do not believe I gave sniper the right to speak for me.
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if you are fishing in the marsh chances are you are 99% trespassing.

if you are not sure you just as soon not fish it.

Stay in main canals and channels.

as far as fishing...

the water is hot.. those fish are lethargic most of the day. They will bury deep in grass. I would look for good points with lots of grass and that they have some type of water movement, whether from tide or wind. Visibility i'm not too worried about, but grass and movement would be my main focus in this heat.
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ALL I CAN SAY IS I DON'T WANT TO SAY I TOLD U SO
OLD JOE & JERRY WILL SURE TAKE YALL'S DONATIONS
THEY DONT CARE WHERE YALL FROM. IT'S HARD TO GIVE GOOD ADVICE SOMETIME.
GOOD LUCK FISHING GUYS BE SAFE.
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so bayouratt, were u ever run out of bayou black for trespassing and didn't tell us???? that's the word that's out???
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No, never run out. Of course I have only been out there twice. I have heard that some canals and areas are private. Maybe thats why I didnt see any other boats while I was fishing.
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   CaptJS
They beat you down and down. For years our gang fished Yankee Canal area in Golden Meadows and it got so bad we just stopped going and moved to another area. I have found that fishing the wild life management area is best. With regard to fishing the marsh area falling water will always be best for this area. Falling water brings water from the protected areas and it is clear. A rise brings in the muddy water over night a canal area can clear up when the water starts to fall. This is why on a rise you have to go deeper and deeper into the marsh to find clear water. Now with the river falling should be on fire for a few more weeks. Then it will depend on the tide when to fish the marsh.
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Well we may be traspassers but its better than THIEVES when these canals were built they should have been designed to keep fish from going in them if these people dont want the public in the canal to fish. Its an shame that our taxes are going to help their fish and we cant get to them. some of us dont think its fair that they can dig canals and not damn them off and alow
water from public access to filter and produce fish on our tax dollars
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