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It's the right lure. Is it the wrong reel?
An ode to my little Shimano RD Sienna and a Red.
Looks like it did fine to me. I prefer to use a reel with a bigger drag disk for reds, but, I find no fault with the job your reel did.


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Hey everyone,

I have not been able to come down to the fourchon/grand isle area in several years. I am looking at trying to make a trip down with my kayak. Is there anywhere to launch kayak in order to fish fourchon rock barges? Or any beach access along elmers? Any information would be…
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Hey everyone,

I have not been able to come down to the fourchon/grand isle area in several years. I am looking at trying to make a trip down with my kayak. Is there anywhere to launch kayak in order to fish fourchon rock barges? Or any beach access along elmers? Any information would be…
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Doesn't anyone kayak fish anymore? Check every day for reports but none to be had! I'm going to try to get out this weekend. If i do I'll be sure to give ya'll something to read! And hopefully some pics!
head down to grand isle, kayaks everywhere.


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I went to Elmer's Island for the first time ever in my kayak on Tuesday morning 5/15. I fished from the parking area at Elmer's down to Caminada, back to Elmer's and even a little beyond toward Fourchon. I fished close in and far out and all the space in between...I threw almost everything I…
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Anyone know if there its anyplace to launch a kayak in or near lakeshore estates? Thinking about braving the wind and have never been there so wanted to try it out. Any advice greatly appreciated! Tight lines!
Well i ended up doing a combat launch at the end of a road in the back. SKUNKED! only second time since moving here 2 years ago i came back without catching anything. That was the First time I've been on the water in like 2 months too. I'll try again this weekend.... just not those canals!


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Fought the wind today to pull out a few rats and a nice slot right at 27'. Here's a few I caught on video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXGEUdsrEh8
Blackfishmatt, did you notice he didn't have a spot on the side you showed the camera?


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Had some time on my hands and shoulda second-guessed self regarding T-Funky as she was a muddy mess today and I launched at my usual T-Funky launch,3 Rivers Rd, and started chunking Yum Thumping Dinger,black and blue,at all my usual spots with nada to show for my efforts and the water was…
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Assisted older son and daughter in law at Abita Farmer's Market(they had blackberry jelly and bread and butter pickles and dill pickles and gorgeous yard eggs)and chatted with our older son's father-in-law and his dad lives on Lake Caroline in Madison,MS and has been hammering sac au lait up…
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Assisted older son and daughter in law at Abita Farmer's Market(they had blackberry jelly and bread and butter pickles and dill pickles and gorgeous yard eggs)and chatted with our older son's father-in-law and his dad lives on Lake Caroline in Madison,MS and has been hammering sac au lait up…
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Had some time on my hands and hit favorite stretch of T-Funky launching Chapman pirogue outta 3 Rivers Rd Launch this am and almost immediately had solid fish nail Yum Swimming Dinger black and blue worm mated to pre-pegged 4/0 offset worm hook(probably better for rigging crawfish soft…
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Finally got half a decent chance to hit de ole T-Funky via Chapman pirogue outta 3 Rivers launch and chatted with homeowner where just last year I nabbed my personal best bass along with 5 of his buddies and this gent likewise had caught a chunk and released it(hated to break his heart but advised…
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Finally got half a decent chance to hit de ole T-Funky via Chapman pirogue outta 3 Rivers launch and chatted with homeowner where just last year I nabbed my personal best bass along with 5 of his buddies and this gent likewise had caught a chunk and released it(hated to break his heart but advised…
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Finally got back on the water on Tuesday. Didn't do great, but didn't get skunked so I'll take it! Went to Rigolets Marina and started paddling through the marsh off Goeghegan Canal with only a few small bass for takers. Made my way to double bayou lagoon and managed a small redfish, a small…
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No doubt about beating a day at work! What is a savage 3D shrimp?


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Hey guys!

I just ended up biting the bullet and purchasing my first fishing kayak. I live in the New Orleans area, and although i have some experience fishing my own pond, i dont have very much experience kayak fishing. None at all actually. I was basically wondering where to start?…
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Hey guys!

I just ended up biting the bullet and purchasing my first fishing kayak. I live in the New Orleans area, and although i have some experience fishing my own pond, i dont have very much experience kayak fishing. None at all actually. I was basically wondering where to start?…
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Had a little time on my hands after Ash Wednesday services at St.Jane de Chantal in Abita and hit Main Street and one of my favorite stretches of Bayou Lacombe.Tossed Yum Dingers,Swimming Dingers in black and blue and only managed one decent bass,at same dock where I lost nice bass just…
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Decided to try ole beloved Cane Bayou where I caught solid 2+ lb bass just a week ago and conditions could not have been any worse with extremely stained water and strong NE wind(not necessarily a problem)and I started chunking Yum Dinger,Swimming Dinger in black/blue with bullet weight,pegged on…
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Nice post. Wondering if you can shoot hogs with shotgun if rabbit or squirrel season open. You can on management areas but I haven’t checked for refuge. Shotgun with hevimetal goose loads or hevi x goose loads will do them in. Good luck.


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just a video i made when i hammered the bass in a local lake
just a video i made when i hammered the bass in a local lake…
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just a video i made a year ago when the reds were biting. caught all of them on a white swim jig.

Finally got break in nasty,rainy weather,and wanted to hit my favorite stretch of T-Funky out of 3 Rivers launch but made de executive decision to scrap dat plan for Plan B-Cane Bayou,in search of possibly some sac-au-lait and definitely marsh bass.Launched newer Chapman pirogue just around 11:45…
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Planning on doing some kayaking in Henderson and new to the area. I would like to launch from around the area in the photo. Any advice on which of these are public/private?
They are all pay landings. Cypress cove will not let you dock there. You have to belong to there club. If I where u I would dock between the interstate.


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ok so im going to Leeville / Gran isle and doing a little fishing in my kayak around March and all my friends keep telling me to be careful to not fish on private waters. I have looked and researched all over the internet and cant find a map or anything on where these private waters are......only…
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ok so im going to Leeville / Gran isle and doing a little fishing in my kayak around March and all my friends keep telling me to be careful to not fish on private waters. I have looked and researched all over the internet and cant find a map or anything on where these private waters are......only…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG6xv-Gwq2Q

I had the pleasure of hooking up with CreoleDijon & Captain ActionJack the other day on a very cold morning. We toughed it out and after the sun warmed things up a bit... it was rat red galore with a few keepers fixed in. Got a limit in less…
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Where were y'all at?


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Looking for advice on where to go tomorrow morning in the yak. Currently trying to choose between staying close (Northshore, Goeghegan Canal by Rigolets marina), or driving South to either Shell Beach, Hopedale, or Delecroix. Looking for reds or trout. Was thinking the deep water in Goeghegan,…
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Finally made it to geoghegan yesterday. Managed a few small bass and 5 specks, 4 keepers, biggest was 17in. Fished SLOWLY on tube bottom of the deep hole where it opens up at the back of the canal. Anchored about 50ft from shore in About 8ft of water and threw to 30ft of water. 3/8oz jig…
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Any one been fishing in lake ponchatrain ? Are the specks biting ?
I was going to ask about geoghegan canal by the rigolets marina. I know they stack up there in the deep hole when it gets cold, but I've been too busy to get on the water unfortunately!


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR0_t13tobk

30 seconds from the launch and the birds suddenly appeared. Caught over 40 but only 18 were legal size. Most of the throwbacks were right at 12”. There was a fish on just about every other cast. After about an hour the bite stopped, and I…
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Great video .Where were you fishing At ?I haven't been in a month going this weekend any recommendations on where to go ?I live on the North Shore and usually fish Hopedale Delacroix and shell beach But am willing to expand .Let me know if you Need any company on your next trip


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I finally picked a good day to go down to Coco marina the wind was calm and I was able to pick out the reds through the muddy water.