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I dont know how many people read these reports or how many live in baton rouge that fish the brec park ponds. But I wanted to see who might chime in on a question I have. I fish the parks in baton rouge, probably just as much or more than I fish out of a boat. And when fishing out of a boat in a public waterway or fishing in the ponds around town I throw back the bass I catch. My question is what do you think about the people that go fish a public park and fill their stringer or ice chest with fish out of the public ponds? I realize it's a public resource but really? What do yall think?

September 09, 2018 at 3:23pm

Put a few fish in the boat yesterday, soft plastics tight to cover.

August 20, 2018 at 2:13am

Don't waste your time by trying to fish the pigeon area. I had a few spots I wanted to check and I needed to run my boat. I found the water way too high to fish my usual areas. It'll have to come down a good bit in my opinion before it gets good.

June 23, 2013 at 3:15pm

I'm interested in getting a map card for my gps. I have a HUMMINBIRD 898 and really don't know which card or brand would be the best. I fish in both fresh and saltwater. Anyone have any suggestions on what would be the best product to purchase? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

March 12, 2013 at 11:24am

Spent my day in the spillway yesterday. I noticed lots and lots of tall green grass on the edges and in the middle of many canals. Has this type of grass always been in the spillway? Or is this another invasive? It's looks like this grass may be worse than the hyacinths.

August 28, 2011 at 12:02pm

I like fried fish but like catching bass even more. What do you all think about keeping the bass you catch? I met a bass fisherman from up north and he said they consider them a sport fish, not really a food fish. I know in some places harvest is a part of conservation or so I've heard. But do you think everyone keeping the ones they can has a negative effect on the bass population? Or, is it more natural causes down here in Louisiana that affect them?

May 01, 2011 at 9:39am

Wanted to see if anyone had much luck fishing false river this weekend. I caught one nice keeper and that was it. I saw a bunch of boats. Wondering how everybody else did fishing at night.

March 20, 2011 at 9:51pm

Got a trip planned for this Friday and Saturday. Wondering what kind of chances we have catching after this front rolls through. Going after specks and reds. Anyone have any advice?

November 23, 2010 at 4:30pm
A comment titled: Re: Brec bass fishing in response to a report titled: Brec bass fishing

Yeah, I've kept a few of the trout years back. Didnt really care for the taste... fun to catch though.

September 11, 2018 at 11:40am
A comment titled: Re: Brec bass fishing in response to a report titled: Brec bass fishing

The central pond by the ballpark is the one I fish the most. And there are a few regulars I see that keep fish when they catch them. And the deal with the cast net is a shame. I saw a guy at the Sherwood forest park walk around the entire pond throwing a cast net. It's a shame to see that. Especially for the people that just enjoy going to catch a few.

September 10, 2018 at 6:19am
A comment titled: Re: Jack millers bass fishing in response to a report titled: Jack millers bass fishing

Yeah, that was at the landing. That fish didn't come from that spot.

August 20, 2018 at 3:58pm
A comment titled: Re: Post spawn in response to a report titled: Post spawn

Lol, had a few mustads in my fingers, I get it trust me...

April 04, 2018 at 12:44pm
A comment titled: Re: Post spawn in response to a report titled: Post spawn

Nice fish!! But come on, holding a bass with a fish grabber?? Lol

April 03, 2018 at 1:40pm
A comment titled: Re: Bass and Sacalait Throwdown in response to a report titled: Bass and Sacalait Throwdown

Any of those big fish released?

March 04, 2015 at 9:03pm
A comment titled: spillway bass in response to a report titled: struggle

Had a good trip about a month ago. Little pigeon. Couldn't get em to eat a spinner bait. Even though I had several people tell me that's what they were biting on. Almost all my fish bit a bandit 100. Shad pattern. Canals with cypress trees, grass and good water.

December 26, 2014 at 8:31pm
A comment titled: bear reports in response to a report titled: Maybe pick a different stand

I'm guessing it's just the technology we have these days to communicate that makes it seem like the woods are full of these bears. It seems like you a see a report on a bear sighting every few days.

October 20, 2014 at 11:24am
A comment titled: Fried fish in response to a report titled: Louisiana Sportsman TV Trout Slam 4-22-14

The hack attack can do it all... What kind of strike king lures did they use on the trout?

April 22, 2014 at 9:34pm
A comment titled: Spillway bass in response to a report titled: Fishing Pigeon

I feel bad for the bass in the spillway. I think the meat hunters are gonna hurt em with this size limit change.

August 11, 2013 at 4:04pm
A comment titled: Boats in the basin in response to a report titled: basin

Its almost like being on the diversion canal or on the tickfaw on the weekend. I guess you just have to find some spots off the beaten path. If there is such a thing out there. Also, for a canal lined with boats for a mile. Stop for everyone? or keep it up on plane? Me and another guy were discussing this topic yesterday.

August 11, 2013 at 3:23pm
A comment titled: SMB in response to a report titled: Smallmouth bass?

From the reading that I've done I would say La. doesn't have the right types of habitat. That being rocky bottom lakes or rivers. I don't believe it's the high water temperatures but I may be wrong.

March 14, 2013 at 8:28pm
A comment titled: Venice trout in response to a report titled: Venice Trout

I'm glad y'all caught. I heard they were biting good down there.

December 01, 2012 at 10:54am
A comment titled: Take em fishing in response to a report titled: Challenge to LA Sportsman Readers

I would be interested in doing that. I appreciate being able to get out on the water, and catching fish is a bonus. Anybody interested in teaming up with me and chipping in on the fuel and ice (cost would be down the middle, not looking to make money on this deal), and enjoy fishing areas within an hour or three from baton rouge shoot me an email
Or text. I know my way around lots of places. And do manage to put a few in the boat on occasion. So, if anybody is a bank bound angler who would like to pair up with someone who has a boat give me a shout so we can exchange info. Also, I primarily fish for bass but will fish for panfish if the time is right.


May 21, 2012 at 1:18pm
A comment titled: Power pole song in response to a report titled: Chris Lane

Do a search on YouTube for power pole song. It should come up. I found it this weekend. Same lyrics over and over for a power pole ad.

February 27, 2012 at 5:01pm
A comment titled: Point Aux Chene in response to a report titled: HELP

Pointe Aux Chene marina. End of Hwy. 665. It's about a 10 or 15 minute boat ride to the sulphur mine. Pull it up on google maps. It's north of Montegut. Can't miss it.

November 06, 2011 at 11:31pm
A comment titled: Spillway in response to a report titled: Grass in the spillway

Bayou long in particular. On the belle river end of the Atchafala spillway.

August 28, 2011 at 12:58pm
A comment titled: 14' in response to a report titled: size limit in the basin

I love bass fishing. Way more than eating bass. I would like someone from the LDWF to comment on the current discussion. Maybe they can shed a little light on what's behind their decision to keep the 14' limit in place. I like to keep a few when I can but my main reason for getting out on the water is the fun of catching them ole largemouth. Being able to keep is a bonus. I would much rather see rules in place that would allow us to be able to catch fish in the future. And bigger sized fish would be even better. I love being able to catch 20 or 30 13' fish. Some of them fight hard. But I would rather go out and set the hook on 2 to 10 four or five pounders. Even if they are slot fish. I dont know what the answer is. Maybe we will never have that kind of fishery in the spillway. But it would be nice. Even if it stays the way it is, the spillway is MUCH better that other places we fish in the area. You can go to false river and not catch any fish or maybe luck up and catch one. Or go to the spillway and catch 30 to 100 bass with a few keepers. What would you rather?? I'll go with the spillway situation. And hopefully we will hear something from our WLF people.

August 14, 2011 at 10:09pm
A comment titled: Congrats!!! in response to a report titled: Son's First Bass Youth Tournament

That's an awesome fish!!! Congrats little man!! Good to see the little guy getting started in bass fishing!!

August 09, 2011 at 8:01pm
A comment titled: Rods and reels in response to a report titled: Need help on rod/reel combos

Worm rod - MH 6.5 to 7 foot
Baitcaster in 6.3 to 1 or 7 to 1 ratio

Spinnerbait rod - MH 6 to 7 foot
Baitcaster in a 5 to 1 ratio

For crankbaits use a medium action casting
Rod or a real crankbait rod. Several manufacturers
Make them. 6.5 to 7 foot long.
Baitcaster in a 5 to 1 up to a 7 to 1 depending
On what kInd of crankbaits you're fishing
And how you plan to fish them.

Google rod and reel selection. Several web
Sites can do a much better job explaining what you need
To get.

August 02, 2011 at 11:55pm
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