A friend of mine, Ory Mendoza, in Plaquemine builds cypress putt-putt boats but got bored and decided to do an Atchafalaya Special Edition pirogue to feature some of the wildlife we all see in the basin from time to time. He had me print some pictures and he sealed them under 1/4' epoxy which really set them off. Here's one shot, but to see all 20, go to my Facebook album at https://www.facebook.com/pbouy/media_set?set=a.10151782045349648.1073741829.775479647&type=3&uploaded=20
In case you've been hearing about trailer inspections, I spoke with out locals and they feel the same way as the State Police do. The following is from my Facebook page:
Louisiana State Police
Boat Trailer Inspection Stickers:
There has been chatter in social media regarding an enforcement initiative by State Police on boat trailer inspection stickers. There are rumors of Troopers issuing hundreds of citations at boat launches in South Louisiana. Hopefully, the information below will clear up a few things.
YES - State law requires every trailer to have an inspection sticker. Revised Statute 32:1301 states in part: Every motor vehicle, low-speed vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, and pole trailer registered in this state shall bear a valid safety inspection certificate issued in the state of Louisiana.
NO - The State Police has not begun a boat trailer inspection sticker enforcement initiative. This is not to say that you couldn't get a citation should a Trooper make a traffic stop and notice a registered trailer without proper inspection. However, our focus remains on safety violations (DWI, Aggressive Driving, Speeding, No Seatbelt, No Child Restraint, etc.) which directly contribute to fatal and injury crashes on Louisiana's highways.
Don't believe everything your read on the Internet. If you have a question, let us know. Send us a message or post to Facebook. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do our best to respond to every inquiry.
Hope this clears it up for a while.
Went to the LDWF meeting this morning and they removed the 14' size on bass. For 2 years there will be a 7 bass creel limit and after 2 years it should rise up to 10 per day like the rest of the state. Here's the link:
Finally got back on the water today. Haven't been since before Isaac. Awesome morning and we were the only boat in the area. At times it was 'ear ringing' quiet!
Water is low in Sorrel. We caught a ton of dinks and only 2 keepers. Also caught about 11 bass. Of course, all 12-13'. Imagine that. We talked to some guys at the launch and they all did about the same. The most keeper bass was 2.
Water was really pretty. Just the right amount of clarity. We couldn't find any deep water so I don't know where the big ones were hiding. Saw my first otter in the spillway today.
Shell cuts in Bayou Sorrel Saturday. Sacs and bass had lockjaw, but the bream were hungry. Ran out of crickets and left them biting.
Anybody have a report on the Henderson I-10 ramp? Been hearing some horror stories about how low the water is.
Also along those lines, how safe is it to run? Don't want to lose a lower end or worse.
Fished the Turner tourney in Stephensville Saturday. When we got back to the dock, this was sitting there. Couldn't get much info, but learned that it collided with a Ranger somewhere. The Ranger was upside down in a canal somewhere and nobody got hurt. That's amazing and says a lot for safety equipment. And it attests to how they build these expensive boats.
ALWAYS WEAR PFDs AND KILL SWITCHES!!!
BTW: We only weighed one fish but missed a couple of nice ones. And there were some boats that didn't weigh any, so we don't feel so bad. First tourney since 1978 for me and my son's fist one. Had a blast, though.
My cousin won it with almost 19lbs on 5 fish. Congrats Brad Bouy.
Just curious. Anybody fishing the Turner Industries tourney in Stephensville Saturday?
Good luck and be safe.
Anybody know where I can find grass shrimp in the Baton Rouge area?
Anybody have news on Ramah? Heard a rumor last night it might be picking up.
Put in at Sorrel and went to the south end of Pat's Bay after work with youngest(26) son. Grass has taken over and couldn't get in without outdrive so we fished the grass along the canal. We threw jigs, beetle spins, crank baits, spinner baits and top water poppers in all colors. Caught one small bass and missed another something.
The trees were tall and had lots of shade, a cool breeze blew down the bayou and didn't see another boat. Real peaceful afternoon and we didn't even hit the ice chest. What a glorious afternoon!
We had a 3 1/2-4 ft gator follow us everywhere we went. Like Justin Wilson used to say, 'He had a big curious.' Excuse the quality of the pics but all I had with me was a cell phone.
I haven't seen a single word about Bayou Corne posted here. Is anybody fishing this area and if so, what cha catchin'???
Also, we're going to Indigo Bayou Sunday. Anybody catching there???
Hang in there baby.
Just about right.
Bayou Pigeon 6/24/11