Anyone have any experience with Camp Beauregard WMA? Any access issues being a military installation? Nearby campgrounds? ATV/UTV access? Any info regarding the area would be greatly appreciated. There's a youth deer weekend Nov 7-8 and I'd like to take my son. The regs state youth hunt on designated portion only but the WMA map does not show the designated area. Thanks
Great afternoon with my boy kicking off the season with some public land doves.
Went back to the Rigolets this morning 8/7 With my son and his buddy hoping to repeat last weekendâs success and we were not disappointed. Weather this morning was really nice. Boat ride actually a bit cool. Found them deep right where we left them. We started fishing around 6:45am and by 8:30-9am the bite completely shut down. Bounced around several other spots but couldnât get anything going so called it a day with 27 speckled trout, 3 white trout and 2 nice reds
Unknown Pass Sunday morning 8/2 with my wife and son. 17 speckled trout 12 white trout and 3 reds. Live shrimp on the bottom deep ledges. Left em biting at lunchtime to beat the heat. Good time with the fam
A good morning on the water in Hopedale. Started sticky and muggy but as the sun came up it wasnât bad with overcast skies and breezy. Im guessing the haze was the desert sand making its way around. Either way it was pleasant most of the morning. I was surprised not to see armada of boats on road heading down early morning. Not sure if the âsand stormâ kept folks away or if they expected rain but was nice not having a crowded marina or traffic on the water. Especially for Saturday. Found stained water in Bay Eloi but fishable and the fish agreed. However they needed convincing. Had to work for every bite and soft plastics flat out did not work at all for us today. Fortunately we had live shrimp. Ended the morning with 49 trout, 2 reds and 6 sheep heads.
Iâm a bit late getting this info out there. Meant to do it much earlier but forgot. After fishing Bay Eloi this past weekend we were headed back in around midday and came across a really big log about 25 ft long in Half Moon Pass. I was cruising around 40 mph and didnât notice till I was just a few feet from it. Managed to steer clear of it but was definitely a wake up call. No way I would have seen it on our way out that morning under low light conditions and must have missed it by sheer luck. Anyway if your out that way be aware and stay safe
My brother and I took our sons to Hopedale this morning for our Fatherâs Day get away. (albeit a day early). Headed straight to Bay Eloi at first light and it was game on all morning. 64 trout 4 reds and14 sheep heads. Caught mostly on live shrimp under cork and a few on soft plastics. Good times!
My boy and I loaded up this morning 6/5. Just shy of a 2 man limit of trout and my sonâs biggest sheep head to date. The marina was not as crowded as I was expecting so headed straight to long rocks. Since typical crowd wasnât there we had stretches of rocks able to troll along. Picking off a fish here and there using rattle shrimp under cork. After an hour we never found them stacked up so headed to Bay Eloi. Hit a couple spots only finding throwbacks. 3rd stop and every other cast we were putting fish on ice using a mix of live shrimp and rattle shrimp. They didnât want anything to do with any other plastic I had. Anyway by 11:30 wind picked up so bad anchor wouldnât hold so left them biting and called it a day
Fished Bay Eloi, Pretty much non stop action all morning. Tons of throwbacks but enough keepers mixed in. Live shrimp and Matrix under cork
My boy wanted to go fishing for his birthday so Iâm down in Shell Beach for a few days with him and his buds. Lots of trout this morning 5/20 on live shrimp and soft plastics under cork
Thought it would be a good opportunity to see what others have caught. Its not everyday you see really big trout much less catch one. So I'll start it off. My biggest weighed 7.5 lbs and was caught in the summer late '90s in Violet. We always did good there but never caught any real big trout. We'd been catching on live shrimp and salt water assassins. I tossed a very small shrimp and cork went straight down. Thought it was a red til we got it in. She had no eggs but prob would've pushed 8 lbs if she still had. Everything you read about trout says bigger ones primarily feed on fin fish which is why something like a top dog catches mostly bigger trout. That tends to be true but they're also opportunistic and will not pass up an easy meal. I'm also a firm believer in luck when it comes to fishing, I just happen to be in the right place at the right time. I can't say that about most of my time on the water but do know others that seem to be way more lucky than good LOL!.So what say you? Post a pic of the biggest trout you caught and story behind it. And to all the haters, please keep negative comments to yourself. . . .
Here's a situation I've been in more times than can count. Make long run to outside early morning in summertime. You only got couple hour window before heat kicks in and shuts bite down. Maybe its somewhere in Black Bay or maybe Breton Sound. Point is you made long run cause that's where the fish have been. You get out there and locate trout. Your catching steady in say 2-3 ft water by an island or maybe 8-12 deep by a rig. Your catching 14' to 16' trout on live bait, shrimp or croakers. You either run out of bait or loose bait cause aerator failed, etc. You throw the tackle box at them but can't get anything going. You located the fish which is half the battle and know they are there which is so frustrating. Every passing minute is precious that time of year cause many times by 8-9 am the bite is over. Aside from giving up and heading in or locating some bait and using cast net to replenish your lost stock, what would you do? What lure or technique would you say without a doubt could pick up where the live bait left off? .
Whatâs your favorite summertime bait for speckled trout? Personally I go armed with soft plastics under cork (typically Matrix line of plastics) and live bait ( typically shrimp, sometimes croakers for bigger fish). First thing in the morning Iâll try top waters if conditions warrant. No matter what artificial I throw in the summertime, live bait will usually trump everything else for me and consistently fill my box with trout. Thatâs my experience. Iâd love to hear others. What fills your box with trout in the summertime?
Fished Thursday 5/7 with the kids and my 78 year old mother. Wind blowing hard all morning. Waited till 1:30 pm to launch at Campoâs . Windfinder app had it right and winds steadily died down all afternoon. Hit the long rocks and put a few in the boat right away then nothing but throwbacks. Moved into Eloi and started plucking away rest of the afternoon. Mix of specks and sheepsheads. All on live shrimp under cork. Couldnât get a single hit on plastic. Beautiful day on the water with great company
49 trout 1 red at the long rocks in Hopedale Saturday morning 5/2. Live shrimp and Matrix Shad under popping cork
Me and my boy finally able to make it on a morning with little wind. Really was a beautiful day to be on the water. 28 specs and 1 white trout Lake Robin area. At least 3xâs that many throwbacks made for pretty good action all morning. Everything caught on various colors of Matrix Shad. Mostly 2 ft under corks but some tightlined as well on a 3/8 oz jig head
Recently purchased 3 versamax bolt corks. Been using them for several weeks now and loved them. They cast great and having ability to quickly change depth or lure is a big plus. That said, the wire going thru the cork broke on 2 of the corks already and for some unknown reason. I use these corks for working plastics on a 1/4 oz lead head. In both cases the wire broke while popping. Iâm hopping I just got a bad batch cause I really like them but hesitate to replace if itâs an ongoing issue. Anyone else have problems with these corks?
Fished the interior Reggio marsh yesterday 4/11 targeting redfish. Successful trip catching a fair amount of reds. Surprisingly we caught quite a few speckled trout. Not only that but they were decent size 14-17 inches and all croaking males. I thought trout should be headed to the outside this time of year. Anyone else finding trout way on the inside right now?
Anyone on here know of a taxidermy school in SE Louisiana? If not maybe a taxidermist willing to teach the trade? Preferably somewhere between Slidell and Baton Rouge. Thanks
There are no shortage of reports coming out of Bayou Bienvenue around the Chalmette Wall. I was out there Sunday morning from sunrise till 11:00 am and got only 2 bites. We were right in there with the other 200 other boats. Not only were we not getting any bites but I hardly saw anyone else catching. We fished by the wall, by the rocks and everything in between. I may have seen a total of 10 fish caught all morning among all the other boats. In fact we hung around the longest. Most everyone I saw would pick up and leave after not catching only to be replaced by new boats coming in. Everyone I told how few the trout were couldn't believe it. I'm sure someone out there did good but it got me wondering are there really that many trout being caught out there or is everyone flocking out there, me included based on just a few people posting really good reports.