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Would like to rent or try a kayak before buying one.
Any suggestions.
Joe
Here in Lafayette there is a company that setup demo days that you can try different types of kayaks out at lake Martin call Pack and Paddle, I know it is not in Baton Rouge But Not too far away and the people are very helpful and friendly.


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A few highlights of drop shoting some gulp at Shell Beach.
nice video.............looks relaxing.


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The tarpon didn't want to play, but James Kellum managed to catch a couple spinner sharks while trolling off the beach in the kayak.

He did have a little moment when holding one next to the kayak and it went a bit crazy. lol
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A quick recap of a lazy morning down da bayou looking for some marsh bass and a bonus rat red.
I made a trip to the Pensacola area over the weekend to do some kayak tarpon fishing off of the beach. Friday morning was dead calm with lots of activity. After quickly catching about a dozen Leatherjacks and a couple Thread-fin for live bait bait, we began trolling just outside of the second bar.…
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Got into a fight with a big ole nasty.

I saw a break in the storms and made a quick trip down da road. I was able to get on a few rats and a couple of slots before the next band of storms appeared on the horizon.

Been itching to head N up Bayou Lacombe(think I made wise choice based upon conversation I had with Bayou Lacombe regular)and launched yak around 6:10 am after making ice run on Hwy 59(some fool left box of trash at ice facility)and I saw half bag of ice plus someone left me a quarter in coin…
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Meant to attach pic with results!!


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The wind was pretty tough to deal with but I was still lucky enough to land a few rats and a nice slot.

Younger son and I,both Jesuit grads,gonna search marsh for slot reds,with the capable assistance of gent who knows dat marsh better than anyone else I know!!!Plan to meet this fine soft-plastic expert bright and early tomorrow and he has extensive experience chasing not only fat reds but…
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Scouting some new holes that I hope to use for rat reds in an upcoming tournament.

This is the 3rd and final trip of fishing some marsh around Delacroix this past week. Like the previous 2 trips, I was able to land a few rats. I was also able to land 2 nice slots and even miss a 3rd. An in-line spinner and an old school grub worm bass lure were the tickets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D15duoTOkg

This is the second day of a trip into Delacroix. Like the previous day, the expectation was more rat reds and that was correct. I was mostly using one of my smaller rigs since it helps to emphasize how tough these smaller fish can fight. I did…
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Unfortunately, we don't have but a coupe of places close enough to reach tarpon in Louisiana, But they are as close as the panhandle area of Florida and even the Gulf Shores Alabama area off of the beaches. They are on their way now and will be along the beaches throughout the summer.
Made a trip to the marsh in Hopedale last week and found some nice reds and a bunch of small trout. Reds were along the grass lines and hammered the weedless gold spoon. Found schools of small trout around Lake Ameda, but most were undersize. Avocado sparkle beetle and chartreuse Gulp about 18'…
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I was able to get on a lot of rat reds the other day. I was also lucky to land 1 nice slot. Also lost several on an in-line spinner. I think the hook was to big on that lure for the rats. Most of the hook ups came on an old school Johnson spoon and a vudencork.

Almost a Cajun slam... just couldn't find that legal trout. In hindsight- I really didn't look that hard for the trout.

I decided to try an area where I never see people fishing. I was shocked to discover that- yes... there are fish here!

I'm looking to launch my kayak or canoe next Monday, 11/19, I haven't been able to get much practice in the past year due to a newborn so I'm still basically new. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to try? I was thinking maybe near Reggio, or somewhere on the Northshore, as I live in…
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Tides pretty flat that day. Try to find some locks, a narrow cut spot or even a pass that has moving water. I've found stagnate water equals stagnate fishing. Good Luck!!


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Hello! I am a masters student at UNO and I am currently doing research on manatees in the Lake Pontchartrain basin. If you or anyone you know has seen a manatee in the last 5 years or so and have not already reported it, please either comment on this post or email me at…
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A shout out to PAC Kayak Rentals for hosting Redfish Roundup this past weekend! I was able to pull in 5 fish: 1 undersize, 2 oversize, 1 keeper, and 1 non-species. Many nice stringers were weighed in but the usual heavy hitters stole the show. It was a great time and many thanks to Eddie and Lisa…
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A nice, quiet, and peaceful morning in 'da' marsh. First cast and foul hooked a new PB for my smallest speckled trout!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCxvv3XmPW4

Went looking for trout but couldn't catch a single one. I was still lucky to land him even though he and the surf beached my yak.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqlD7aDrWkk

A few hook ups from a lazy Tuesday morning in 'da' marsh before the storms brewed up.

CASA of Terrebonne (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will be holding a Kayak Fishing Tournament on OCTOBER 27, 2018 in Cocodrie, Louisiana at Trade Winds Marina & Lodge. CASA recruits and trains volunteers who advocate for children in foster care in Terrebonne Parish. Please support this…
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