June 25 at 6:58pm
Had decent window of opportunity and wanted to see what kinda water conditions we might be facing in Lady P tomorrow/Sat.Had Medicare Client(Abita KC member)and his grandson and we launched his fine G3 fairly early this am at Main Street and made our typical bee-line for mouth of Bayou Lacombe where we were greeted with not totally un-expected stained water conditions.Knowing what we now know(trolling motor not functional-due to faulty breaker that Todd at Dixie Trolling Motors quickly,after the trip,fixed and water not being anywhere near redfish-friendly,we woulda opted for what turned out to be decent bassing conditions.Once we hit Lady P and had trolling motor issues(my buddy MIGHT be willing to part with First-Generation I-Pilot 84 lb trust 24 v trolling motor and would prefer hand-controlled unit,similar to mine),we made de executive decision to fish Bayou Lacombe,using big motor to maneuver(not best idea but doable).Probably best decision I made for us was to toss crankbaits,I used Academy H2O Express wakebait and my buddy and his grandson tossed similar crankbaits.First fish to hit ice was feisty and fairly decent-sized perch that absolutely crushed wakebait and not long later,I nabbed smallish bass dat also hit ice and highlight of de day was bass that nailed wakebait that I initially thought was small gar,turned out to be nice 2 lb bass and little later,I nabbed nasty ole choupique dat not only bent one of my treble hooks but also shook free in net and managed to ensnare both sets of treble hooks,took me forever to extract lure from brand-new net.My buddy's grandson did nab fine perch that SOMEHOW managed to slip two sets of treble hooks!!!Not sure where I will fish tomorrow with both my sons and grandson but we just may target bass tomorrow,especially since Bayou Lacombe most likely gonna be very nice vs nasty ole Lake P.Had fun with Medicare Client and his grandson and just got back from picking up set of fine and sturdy vinyl gunwales for one of my Chapman pirogue fleet(have three fine Chapmans getting ready for upcoming Teal Season,can't wait)and showed my buddy fine tree line that not only holds decent amount of mallards but MAY have some deer roaming the oaks out there!!Hope we nab some rodeo-quality fish tomorrow and from what I saw today,a return trip close to where the bigger bass came from most likely decent idea and might hit SShore Sat,looking for possibly bigger bass and MAYBE some reds!!!