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Happy weekend, y'all!

Can anyone offer any info on water

clarity at Breton Island? I know the

river has been high, but its also

dropped a bit. Thinking of heading out

from Empire tomorrow morning.

Any info, greatly appreciated.


May 30, 2015 at 9:08am

Ended up going down to Quatre (Four) Bayou Pass yesterday (Tuesday), out of Myrtle Grove Marina. Left the bank in my 19' Sea Pro with two friends and some cacahoe minnows at about 7am.

It was pretty rough on the bay, heading straight into what seemed to be more than the forecast 5-10 mph wind. My first time down there, so I did not know what to expect. I used the GPS to navigate, and the camps. pilings and remaining rip-rap heaps/islands were a mile or two short of where my 2008 Garmin map software says the QB Pass area is.

Stopped a couple of places trying on the bottom and under a cork. Nothing. We finally found the reds on the bottom next to one of the rip-rap islands where a camp must have been. Started catching them one after another with minnows on a sliding sinker rig, taking a break for a while to enjoy some cheese and crackers (Brie and Goat cheese, actually). It was nice to see one of my companions catch his first red (see attached pic). In fact, he caught three! All of the fish were about the same size - about 28-32 inches, so we could only keep 3. One thing I noticed about these fish, is that they all seemed to have algae growing out of what appeared to be sores or injuries of some kind. Not sure I've seen this before. I've included some pics. Anyone have any thoughts on this? I was thinking maybe sea lice or lampreys.

I imagine we could have stayed there catching them all day, but it was windy and we'd had enough. The wind was stronger than when we came south, and the ride back was only a little better heading back. At least the wind was at our backs. The few other fishermen we spoke with weren't catching any trout, and we only saw two or three boats the whole day. Another great trip! Looking forward to a little better weather and to the trout turning on!

April 02, 2014 at 12:24pm
A comment titled: Re: Track in response to a report titled: Track

What is it? Hard to tell...

February 11, 2016 at 4:19pm
A comment titled: Went to Four Bayou Pass in response to a report titled: Bull Reds out in Barataria Bay

Thanks for all of the suggestions, especially SF. Water was pretty muddy in northern part of the bay.

No shrimp at MGM. Didn't know about Capt Larry's.

Here's my report!!!

That looks like a mess, so you may just want to look on the Inshore Fishing/Myrtle Grove area.

April 02, 2014 at 12:52pm
A comment titled: Good Advice in response to a report titled: Bull Reds out in Barataria Bay

All good suggestions. Will let you know how we do!

April 01, 2014 at 5:04am
A comment titled: Thanks! in response to a report titled: Bull Reds out in Barataria Bay

SF, thank you for your suggestions. You are a well-known figure here, and I've seen your posts on Barataria many times. I appreciate it.

Not sure I want to stay to the north or make the run down to Four Bayou Pass for the big reds. I've never made the run. Any idea how long it might take in my 19' bay at ~ 35 mph? I just want my friends to catch some fish!

I called the MG Marina today and told the gal that answered I was coming down tomorrow, asked if they had any live bait (they have cacahoes) and asked where they've been catching fish. 'I dunno' was her reply. Ya get what you pay for, eh? I only hope they have market bait, since I was not able to stop for some today.

Thanks again!


March 31, 2014 at 9:24pm
A comment titled: Myrtle Grove Tomorrow in response to a report titled: Bull Reds out in Barataria Bay

Thanks for all of the good info. I'm planning to head out of Myrtle Grove tomorrow with a couple of friends that don't get to fish much. Come to think of it, I don't get out that much myself! Looks like the wind will not be too bad. Any suggestions for catching fish in the area accessible from Wilkinson Canal would be GREATLY appreciated! I just moved to the West Bank, and have only been out of MG twice.

Thanks in advance!!!!

March 31, 2014 at 3:03pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: PAC monster slam!!!!

Thanks rc. I've been fishing out of Cocodrie once. In the Summer, but not sure which month Went out past what I think was an old sulfur mine to a little structure my buddy called the 'criss-cross'. Caught a bunch of specks on topwater. Very exciting. Hopefully there's places like that out of that canal.

May 29, 2013 at 12:07am
A comment titled: Yes in response to a report titled: PAC monster slam!!!!

I was 'speaking' to you. Glad you did well!

I'm hoping to get down to PAC this Summer with my boat and stay at one of the rentals at the marina at the end of 665. I think you can dock your boat beneath the places there. Anyone with thoughts on where/how to fish out there? Timbalier Bay, I guess. I live in New Orleans and I don't know that area at all.

May 27, 2013 at 7:39pm
A comment titled: How'd ya do? in response to a report titled: PAC monster slam!!!!

I've been following this thread pretty close. Wondering how you did!

May 27, 2013 at 12:45am
A comment titled: Big Fish on the Beach in response to a report titled: Breton Sound Bullred Fishkill.

I've seen those big fish at the high tide line too, on more than one trip to Elmer's Island. Bull reds, J. Crevales and big drum. Thankfully, I never saw a turtle. Wondered why they were there. I never thought about the pogie boats. Anyone have any thoughts on this? One thought I have is that if larger fish are caught and discarded as a result of pogie fishing, because the fish follow the schools of pogies, wouldn't they follow shrimp as well? In other words, maybe some of the fish on the beach are by-catch from shrimping??

May 27, 2013 at 12:11am
Boutte, LA

These personal flotation devices are all in excellent, ready to go condition. Very comfortable. Suitable for skiing, wake-boarding, fishing, etc. Will include 2 Type IV, 'Throwable' flotation devices.

March 23 at 4:04pm
Boutte, LA

This gun cabinet belonged to my father, who converted it from an antique armoire into an amazing custom gun cabinet in the early-seventies. The armoire itself was made in New Orleans by McCracken and Brewster in the mid-1800's. I think the wood is walnut. Here is a little on McCracken and Brewster: Dad collected primarily military pieces, most notably civil war-era long-arms and handguns. Long-arms stood in each of the 11 'butt-places' in the base, with barrels fit into the barrel rests attached to the inside back of the cabinet. Handguns were 'skewered' on appropriately-sized dowels or brass rods run vertically on each side of the back of the cabinet. Bayonets were hung on bayonet mounts, also on the inside-back of the cabinet. Without a doubt, it is a unique piece. It will require re-lining and refinishing, as well a a couple of minor repairs. My father significantly re-engineered this beautiful piece of furniture, which will display anyone's collection in style. The gun cabinet has a matching dresser of the same era, but it will also require refinishing and minor repair. I think the dresser is walnut as well. I'm selling this, because I really have nowhere to put it, and not much to put in it. Get in touch, and lat's talk about getting your gun collection into this unique piece. Have a look at the photos and reach out to me with questions.

March 19 at 2:37pm