Re: Northshore Reds?
June 20, 2017 at 7:56am
Danno,Dat's a mighty fine red and there are plenty just like him and his buddies,all within easy paddling out of the Williams Blvd launch and my wife and I chatted with one group of fishermen that I initially thought were targeting bass in the Parish Line Canal this past Saturday.They were armed with plenty of bass-looking Rattle Traps and the boat owner advised that they had been hammering away at limits of reds,trolling Traps along the rocky shorelines outside both sides of the launch,hint,hint.Another fellow reported catching quality,not quantity,specks at the S end of the Causeway,again,hint,hint.Those PowerLine Pilings hold an incredible amount of fine reds,some up to about 26 inches,though most perfect 19-22 inch fatties,never needing any hint of live bait,my absolute favorite way of fishing,finesse fishing!!!This Tropical System,hopefully will dump rain only and not leave too much destruction in its wake and we always seem to catch fine fish,specks and reds,mostly about a few days post Systems.Post-Katrina,my older son and I hammered 18-22 inch specks in a trenasse not far from where we used to duck hunt and that duck season was one of our finest duck seasons ever!!!The best story I could tell ya was a few years ago when I fished a tiny sit-inside yak(had excellent wind and water conditions)and had a limit of fine reds tucked away in dry storage bag with plenty of ice on them and a few boaters asked about fishing the 'reefs' and my reply was,'Ya got plenty of reefs at each Piling'and when I opened the dry storage bag,jaws dropped to the ground!!The other was the time I ran into Bob Dubuc,Don's younger brother,fishing out of my tiny yak and he was in bay boat and I caught a red right in front of him(I politely asked if he minded me tossing to the piling nearest me)and I nabbed fine redabout 22 inches,and the red spit the hook right in front of us.He was tossing live shrimp and I was tossing Berkeley Gulp,Swimming Mullet,Chartreuse!!!Last one was when I already had a 5-fish limit of reds,again fishing the tiny yak,and I set the hook on what I suspected to be a catch-and-release red,only to lazily fight the fish to the surface,turned out to be about 3 lb speck that spit the hook(my bad for not keeping pressure on him)!!!Fun stuff and guess I oughta bring yak back to Kenner!!!