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Grand Isle Bridge Night Fishing

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Thinking of hitting the GI bridge Friday or Saturday night to mix it up over our weekend trip to the island. I’ve never fished the bridge before and wondering what folks typically fish with. Under cork? Off the bottom? Also, what does one do after you hook a decent sized fish?? It looks like there is a pretty big height off the water to the bridge. Any and all suggestions please.
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   LastCast
Been a long time but we used to fish dead/live shrimp on the bottom. I personally never did all that great from the bridge. But did ok few times mostly on white trout with a couple specks here and there. That said I have friends that used to do very well there at times. Use a crab net or similar with long enough line to reach the water from the bridge. Once fish is hooked lower crab net, persuade hooked fish onto the crab net and pull up. Good luck and let us know how you do.
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   Cuffer
last time I fished the bridge which was a long time ago, we fished at night with lights overlooking the water powered by a small generator. We used plastic baits that when held under the lights for a little while would glow in the dark. There were so many trout you could pick and choose which one you want to try and catch......There is an oversize net similar to a crab net that was used by lowering it into the water once you hooked a big fish to help you bring it to the top of the bridge
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Yes, lights near the water’s surface really attract large schools of white trout and they get into a feeding frenzy. We have caught them under lights with all kinds of jigs and any color. You can fill up an ice chest fast on the GI bridge at night with lights. Good fishing.
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Dat bridge fishing was de ONLY way we fished Grand Isle til we got boats and used to load up on specks,channel mullets(excellent eating),white trout and some pinfish and other smaller fish. Our favorite baits were ole-time sparkle beetles and pretty sure DOA’s and VuDu both free-lined and under cork would work very well. Some of the locals used Shiney Hiney lures and dat would work very well🎣🐠Fishing under Coleman lanterns always ensured success and lotta fun though gets crowded quite readily. Fishing from yak would be lotta fun and tossing Top Dogs while lights working should be lotta fun and productive. Great idea of having huge ring net like what I have seen at Academy to land fish if ya fishing from bridge. We lost plenty fish trying to hoist em up to bridge top without net😬😜

Mandevillian
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