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Unknown Pass Sunday morning 8/2 with my wife and son. 17 speckled trout 12 white trout and 3 reds. Live shrimp on the bottom deep ledges. Left em biting at lunchtime to beat the heat. Good time with the fam
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Last Cast,Good deal on de fish received text and pic of huge speck a fellow caught on live shrimp did not ask for specifics but speck weighed between 7-8 lbs caught on live shrimp and from pic have real good idea where this lucky fisher caught trophy speck. Been busy with few projects and really busted it today getting CCAguns to lend hand getting steering gear box removed/replaced on Kubota 🚜 Hope to hit few certain areas in Lady P holding not only few BIG specks but plenty reds🍀🎣🐠Congrats.

Mandevillian
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Was having issues getting pics to load. Don’t know what that was all about but here ya go.
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Yep,Site been tad ornery and I likewise was having issues attaching pics to posts. Funny thing is de Wiz only uses his phone and hardly ever has issues. Like pics,not dat fishermen have SLIGHT tendency to exaggerate,BUT pics provide visual evidence😜Nice haul,indeed. Just shot few coats of Flex Fill primer on ole Johnson 50 motor parts hope to get top coats done pronto. Need prop work done been since Katrina dat I had Hopkins in Covington redo prop after I blew out lower unit Katrina year(lower unit as well)😬

Mandevillian
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Love fishing St. Bernard but man the Rigolets are so much closer to home for me. Shorter truck ride, fewer gallons burned in the boat and no crowded marinas! Now the trout moved into the Rigolets looking forward to the coming weeks.
The specks we caught ranged from 14 to 20 inches and were some of the fattest trout for their length I've caught in a while. Not one throwback. Each trout had at least 2 or 3 shrimp in their gut. I tried plastics throughout the morning without a tap. Finally switched to live after watching my wife sling one after another over the side. Also noted we hit the North Western shoreline of Lake Borgne first thing and spent 2 hours fishing drains, pockets and cuts on the tail end of a falling tide. Water temps in the mid 80's and shallow water did not produce for us. Fish were deep in 15 to 20 ft of water. As long as I've been fishing I still have to remind myself in late summer to fish deep like its wintertime. Also, after catching several reds, my son hooked into what we believed to be another red. After several intense minutes of him getting pulled from one side the boat to the other it finally exploded on the surface, leaping 4 ft into the air. We then realized it was a 3 ft shark. As it leaped vertically next to the boat it spit the hook and was only inches from my wife. Scared the crap out of her! My son was so thrilled he had a shark, couldn't wait to tell all his buds. The way it exploded out the water and seemed to defy gravity gave me a good dose of adrenaline!
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Yep,Sharks a tremendous predator and can't begin to tell ya how many times both me and de shark spooked each other from extremely CLOSE encounters while pirogue fishing Lady P.She will not only amaze but shock ya with the variety and quality of finfish so CLOSE to home and this is getting to be about prime time with Teal Season round de corner and if we EVER get a break from persistent W winds,Lady P WILL be producing some fine specks to go along with the reds,already out there awaiting skillful lure presentations.Just visited with CCAguns,bringing back a fine Husky chain saw we borrowed from a buddy of mine and he and a buddy planning a Rigolets Estates trip,great knowing folks with private launches,right in this gent's back yard.Love those kinda trips where ya aint gotta wait in line to launch,UNLESS ya wedded to tossing live bait and love me some finesse(Fin-S-nice play on words for ridiculously effective soft plastic that gets imitated NOT innovated by plenty lure slingers)fishing with either soft plastics or fine hard plastics-de Wiz turned me and lotta folks on to Wake Baits,incredibly effective fished right across or alongside thick grass beds!!Got more paint prep to tend to and might get prop to Precision Propellor as I took ride to where Hopkins used to be and looks totally abandoned,sad indeed as they did great work and understand owner passed away but thought I had read where family planned to take over prop business.Good deal on fishing de Rigolets-had a dear friend who loved launching at Sonny Lombard's Marina and we fished plenty of spots in Rigolets area,typically soft plastics ONLY as my deceased buddy did not like either dead/live bait and we typically caught more than enough for a few great meals and he NEVER wanted to keep any fish!!!Ended up buying his 2002 era Chapman pirogue and dat is de one I installed life-time vinyl gunwales on and did custom stencil camo paint job on!!

Mandevillian
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Last Cast,Not sure if this is de fix or not but just was able to post reports without pics then went back in and added the pics to each report.Kinda a pain but like lotta folks would agree,pics tell it ALL and I did contact Precision Propellor in Metairie and they will take my prop and install new bushing and gonna get em to possibly true-up de blades why not while they are installing new bushing!!!Had bushing replaced in way ole antique Manatee 16 ft Tri-Hull(still have de ole gal)and it made a WORLD of difference with new bushing and had those blades trued-up.My dear mom makes 88 this Th and gonna visit with her and get prop dropped off-too bad we no longer have local NShore prop shop!!

Mandevillian
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