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Lake P(utrid) Results 8 15 19

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After 8:00 mass at St.Jane de Chantal,me and a Medicare Client finally got a chance to launch my Southfork that has been undergoing a serious total make-over and I have been wanting to possibly scout for teal and possibly sight-cast for reds and check out the new electronics I recently installed,Lowrance Hook 2-5 Tripleshot.Think I may have some transducer issues as GPS chart screen works to perfection(that screen is incredibly accurate-gonna be nice for early am duck hunts)and other pages did not seem to work,gonna sort em out one at a time.Great news is ole Southfork tight as a drum with zero leaks and my fishing buddy loved new Grizzly Grip,Emerald Green,and I have about 3 nice coats on all interior surfaces and floor and Fasco Epoxy that I painted on underside allows boat to slide right off trailer and will beef up underside(same stuff they put on aluminum airboats)and ole Southfork should last another ten years!!Got to Lake and found the most putrid water I have ever encountered in Lake P,kinda just like I predicted with protracted Bonnet Carre' Spillway opening plus extreme heat,tremendous and deadly(to fish for certain)algae bloom.The water not only looks putrid,it also has terrible odor and we spotted numerous dead bass and the smell was horrendous.We tossed and tossed Bomber Spinner Baits,typically killer on reds and bass,and each of us had something grab lure but we suspect nothing more than pesky alligator gar and not sure I even want to fish that environment til that putrid water gets flushed outta the Lake and the entire Lake P Basin.Hate to think of teal season round the corner and not too enticing with the horrendous odor and color and look of the water.Damn glad we are headed to Ozarks next month for incredible trout fishing,rainbows dat is,and incredibly clear and cold water and he and I chatted about the possibility of moving to dem fine Ozarks,trouble is it would be hard to pass up salt water fishing,though judging by the incredibly putrid Lake P water,not a difficult choice,I must say!!!Sad,sad,sad to see the Lake in this ridiculously lousy shape and I might have to head way S,to Grand Isle for a speck fix.Reds do not cut it,way too easy to catch and not that much of a challenge,honestly.When we sight-casted for reds in Lake,that was fun but til this nasty water gets flushed and replaced with decent water,sight-casting outta de question!!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Lake P(utrid) Results 8 15 19
Jokingly texted my fishing buddy from this past Th and also texted our favorite marine mechanic(he told me I probably did not have Lowrance transducer fully plugged into back of unit-he was right on track!!)and told em I need to quit hanging round ole Buddy M(just joking)and once I fully engaged transducer cable,looks like all is good with unit and Buddy M and I gonna most likely forego Lake Putrid for quite a while.Came home from Kenner last night after visiting with my Mom and lo and behold,Causeway signs warned about the nasty bugs yet again and he hit swarms of them on ride home.Sad,sad,sad situation with our beloved Lake and probably gonna take long time for ole Lady P to heal those deep wounds.Might just have to visit de Wizard in Delacroix or hit Hopedale where we know the salinity much higher than 0.4 ppt!!!Not sure what exactly caused the odor this past Th but educated guess is rotting fish and contaminated Lake P water-not gonna consume anything from dat Lake for long,long time!!!!!

Mandevillian
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Re: Lake P(utrid) Results 8 15 19
You can look at the recent satellite images and see where the algae bloom is and where it is going. The North Shore is pretty well covered and it\\\'s moving slowly in the gulf direction.

https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/?v=-97.01859868502575
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Re: Lake P(utrid) Results 8 15 19
Yep I checked Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation website and was not surprised at the thick algal bloom we were mostly trying to see if any teal had made an appearance. Sadly,we saw zero signs of life out there plus smelled rotting fish and the water is disgusting. Hate to hope for Tropical Storm but short of that Lake P a mess for long time and I certainly would not even THINK about consuming anything originating in water that toxic.

Mandevillian
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