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Before leaving Central the game plan Friday was to hit the big Specks in Timbalier Bay. As usual the wind was blowing and the game plan changed. With several large fish fry's in the planning for the near future I needed to make a meat haul. I went to my windy day spot on the east side near power lines. Wife was fishing live minnow and I was throwing Matrix Shad soft plastic in Lemonhead color.
Friday we ended the day with 84 White Trout and 7 nice Specks.
Saturday shrimp showed up and of course the Specks were not far behind. It forced me to give up the Matrix and go to a MOJO shrimp which paid off well. Wind didn't seem to be as brutal Saturday as it was Friday and the over cast sure kept the temperature down from the heat we had a month ago. Water temp. was around 79 deg. and within a few weeks it should fall even more to help with the speck transition.
Saturday we ended on 25 Specks and 135 White Trout. Now we have fish to give to family and needy neighbors.
The next few weeks should be awesome and look forward to getting back.

September 28, 2015 at 3:40pm

I know the weather is forcasted to rain most the week. Either way I am looking forward to the show this weekend. Hope to see ya'll there. I'm planning on attending Friday.

March 09, 2015 at 4:42pm

Happy New year
As we leave 2014 and enter into 2015 I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and that 2015 brings you good health and many great fishing adventures.
We recently have had a new addition to the family my first grandson Dean. Of course I'm looking forward to the near future to getting him on the water and teaching him to fish.
Good luck & safe fishing.

January 01, 2015 at 5:25am

Fished this past Friday out of Leeville. Weather was perfect and had a falling tide most the morning. Fished my usual spots along the power lines on East side where I found the water looking allot better than on the West. The catfish seemed to be stacked up in there more than normal and feasted pretty well on live minnows. We switched over to soft plastics using Lemon head Matrix Shads, H&H Cocahoe minnows in the black tuxedo & Cock of the walk colors. Ended the day Friday with 3 Reds, 1 Black drum, 3 Specks, and 72 White Trout. One Bull Red was caught and released. All Reds were caught on live minnows.
Saturday the weather turned on us and made for a tuff day of fishing. Again the tide was out going but the wind had shifted from the SW and was blowing from the NE at around 10 to 15 mph. This made the out going tide move even faster. Got chased in once by a thunderstorm. Ended the day with 1 Red, 2 Specks and 8 White Trout. It was a far cry from Friday's catch. Sunday morning we had to check the weather on tv to see if hurricane warnings were posted because the wind was blowing so hard. Decided to put the skiff on the trailer and head home. Anyone going down to fish the area and looking for a meat haul for a large fish fry give the power line areas a try for the White Trout.
Good luck and safe fishing.

September 15, 2014 at 9:49pm

Fished Wednesday afternoon out of Boudreaux's. Could not get out into the Lake due to a strong south wind and reports at the landing of the water being dirty from the shrimp trollers sent me to the east side of Leeville. I decided to try the power lines and points. Wife used live minnows and I used the Matrix Shad, Lemon Head color. Keeper size Speckle trout were very scarce and the white trout seemed to be in a feeding frenzy. We ended the day with 5 Specks and 65 White Trout.
Thursday Morning although the winds were calm I decided to hit the east side again. The fish didn't seem to turn on until about 7:30. We fished same areas and baits and ended the day with 3 Specks and 80 White Trout. If anyone is looking to make a meat haul for several large fish frys well the White Trout have showed up.
I did talk to a few fishermen at the fish cleaning station Thursday afternoon. They had made it to the Timbalier Islands and did allot better with the Specks than we did. Anything north of Calumet and Casse Tete the water was dirty.
Good luck and safe fishing.

August 22, 2014 at 8:50am

Having not wetting the boat for the past 4 months due to work & weather I finally got to make a trip.
Fished Leeville yesterday out of Boudreaux\'s. Found the wind coming out of the NE 5 - 10 mph and very little tide movement which made for one of those trips that defines fishing and not catching. Although we did manage to put a nice batch of fish together by the end of the trip. We had most of our luck around the large platforms in Lake Racourcci. Most were caught on soft plastics ranging from a variety of colors. Several were also caught on live minnows. We did run to Casse Tette where the largest Speck was caught at close to 4 lbs. All other Specks ranged from 14 to 18 inches. We also had about 50 undersize to throw back but was fun catching. We ended the day with 15 Specks and 18 White Trout.
Will be back down Monday.

June 21, 2014 at 9:56am

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.

See ya'll on the water soon.

December 25, 2013 at 11:07am

Friday - Arrived in Leeville and got settled at Boudreaux's. Me and the wife began fishing at 2:30 on the East side near power lines. The water didnt look too bad but the wind was virousious.Had a steady 10 - 15 mph with a frequent gust of 20 - 25. We fished till dark trying several place on the east side and west side. Only ended up with one specks for our efforts.
Saturday - There was a little less wind and very comfortable temps.Since the day before didn't pay off too well I decided to make the trip up Bayou Blue into Bayou Tete De Ours. As soon as we made our first stop we boated a few specks using live minnows under a cork. We concentrated on old pilings and any runouts that had moving water. The whole day was picking up 4 or 5 in one spot then moving to the next structure. We ended the day with 50 Soecks and 5 White Trout.
Sunday - Sunday morning weather was perfect with no wind and a slow falling tide. We went back into bayou Blue area and on our first stop at a deep hole the specks were hitting everywhere. It didn't matter what you threw they were going to hit it. The first 20 minutes we caught 14 Specks and all were between 2 - 4 lbs. they slowed down after that and the specks that were being caught were 12 to 14 inch range. Most were caught again on live minnows and on the DOA shrimp. At one point it got so calm with an over cast I decided to throw topwater and caught several on it too. We fished till about 2:00pm. We ended up with 30 specks and 15 White Trout.
Good luck and safe fishing.

October 29, 2013 at 2:17pm

What a great weekend in Leeville fishing with my best friend Mike Sullivan.
Friday - Fished the east side along power lines concentrating on the deep holes and points. The fish were on just about every where we tried giving our attention on catching only trout. The bigger trout were caught on live minnows fishing Carolina rigged. Early morning the trout seemed to be on top so we used a clip on float until the day and water temperature began to warm up and the trout were then on the bottom. Some were also caught on Plastic swim baits and it really didn't seem to matter what color to use. We finished out Friday with 35 Specks & 55 White Trout.

Saturday - We started out very early around 01:00am. We wanted to try out the Loomis underwater LED light that Mike had. We went to one of my favorite close by spots and dropped the light down in the water about 12 feet. It took about 45 minutes for it to draw the bait fish in but once it did the action was on. Only problem was that it drew in so many small Specks and White Trout that they were the dominate fish and the larger fish wasn't fast enough to get to the bait. We must have caught and threw back 200 fish. Once the sun began to peep up we discontinued the light and fished till about 11:00. The wind began to blow some and the bite from sun up till we stopped fishing wasn't as good as Friday. We finished with 13 nice trout, 3 Reds and 40 White Trout.

Sunday - Decided to fish north up Bayou Blue hitting areas around Bay Laurier and the cuts off Bayou Blue. As soon as we got there right at sunrise the fish were on. It didn't seem to matter what you threw or how. We fished up until 10:00am only keeping the larger trout. We ended up with 27 Specks, 7 Reds & 5 White Trout. Other reports were that most of the Reds were being caught late afternoon toward the end of the falling tide.

The Leeville Tournament was held this weekend. Although we didn't have anything to make the leader board it was still a great time. Over 400 tickets were sold and over a 100 door prizes were given out along with plenty of great food. Capt. Bob will probably have more info on the tournament later.
Good luck and safe fishing.

October 14, 2013 at 9:52am

Arrived in Leeville this evening. Was hoping to get a little fishing in before sunset but it didnt work out. My wife on the way down suggested we stop at Mendendorf's and eat. I told her no way in hell we stopping to eat we have to get on down the road. Well after she gave me ' THE LOOK' an a hour later we left Mendendorf's. The wind is still blowing but forcast us for ut to calm down by morning. I will let ya'll know how it goes tomorrow.

September 12, 2013 at 11:03pm

Ok... How many motors would you like on your house boat? This was taken in the Boudreaux Canal in Leeville. Its actually part of a work boat crew that is based there. It was really odd to see 8 250hp Yamaha's on the back of something like that. Is it economical? who knows. Just seems like it would be more practical to put a good diesel on it.

September 02, 2013 at 2:28pm

Thursday & Friday couldn\'t ask for the weather to be more perfect. Thursday morning we headed out to Lake Raccourci and made the first stop at Northwest Shoal. The topwater bite was on using TopDog Jr. Black/Gold color. We were able to pick up a few nice trout but when the sun peeped up the topwater action shut down. We then ran to Philo Brice fishing the points which started out very slow. About 10:00am the bite started with the specks hitting live minnows. The minnows seemed to do better fishing carolina rigged on bottom. We tried under a cork and did pick up a few but the bigger trout came off the bottom. There was some work barges doing some piling work on allot of the platforms so we stayed away from there. We ended thursday\'s trip with 33 Specks averaging between 14 & 20 inches.\r\nFriday I decided to give the east side of Leeville a try. The bite started off very slow as I was starting to wonder if I had made a wise choice by going east. Around 09:00 the action began to pick up some. We began with live minnows on bottom as we did the previous day but found that artificial started producing more. We fished the Calcutta Flashfoil Swim Shad in the Salt/Pepper color. We had to fish it very slow. The bite continued up until 11:30. We decided to head on back to the fish cleaning station and head home before the Labor day weekend crowd showed up. We ended Friday with 17 nice Specks and 50 White Trout around the 12 - 13\' range. We probably threw back at least 100 White Trout that were too small. Had a couple of wierd things happen on this trip. My friend Mike caught two specks on one bait at same time. Apparently the first speck hit the bait, the bait went in and came out it\'s gill. Then a second speck hit the bait and got hooked. Thinking he had one big speck as I tried to net it and realized I was looking at two. It was like the first speck put himself on a stringer and was pretty comical. The second thing was Mike caught what appeared to be some kind of tropical angel fish. It was about 6 inches long. I know these fish do hang out in the gulf around the rigs but I have never seen any around inside waters. We took a picture of it and then realeased it. I will try and post pictures of the trip later.\r\nGood luck and safe fishing.

September 02, 2013 at 5:15am

Friday afternoon started off slow and ended slow. Fished Lake Raccourci around the platforms from about 5:00pm to dark and only produced 3 Specks and 1 Red.
Saturday morning however was more promising with calmer winds. Made it back out to the platforms and using live minnows we fished till about 10:00am untill the storms started popping up. We came in with 30 nice Specks. Saturday afternoon we made a run to the east side of Bayou LaFourche to check out my White Trout spot and ended up with 7. With the rain moving in and having trouble with the bilige pump I decided to call it a day early. The largest trout during the whole trip came in on a Calcutta Flashfoil Shad ( Pin Fish) color. The rest of the catch was strictly on live minnows from Terry's. We had great accomadations at Boudreaux's but what really made the trip pleasant was seeing some friends I haven't seen in awhile, ac-man, Capt. Bob, Kent, justin. I also want to give a shout out to Pirate Ship who helped me with launching my boat that I had a little difficulty with but thats a story for another time.
Good luck and safe fishing.

August 05, 2013 at 7:26am

Has anyone tried the restaurant that opened on Grandisle? I thinks it is called Hurricane's

August 01, 2013 at 11:44am

Anyone been crabbing around the Manchac area?

July 18, 2013 at 4:59am

Had a good run in the Spillway yesterday. Water had been falling but appeared to be on another rise from recent rains. Still caugh though, ending the day with 31 Sac-a-lait on tube jigs.

July 17, 2013 at 8:51am

Recently I have seen it mentioned in several post about some experiencing the arrogance and rudeness of other boaters ( fishermen). I have always marked it down as some anglers just having lack of experience and not being able to get out and fish as much as most of us do that post on here. I have seen this happen out on the water numerous times. Unexpected things can happen like your anchor suddenly fails to hold or your troll motor stops working and by the time you realize it the current has pulled you close into someone's fishing area.
This past Wednesday while fishing a platform in the Lake Raccourci area my wife and me along with a couple other boats were fishing a platform. The other boats were anchored and I was doing a slow troll on the opposite side of the platform from where the other boats were anchored. We were all catching some nice trout and as I reached a spot that I could anchor I noticed a white 24 foot Skeeter circling the platform at about half throttle plowing the water. It was the same boat I had seen a few minutes earlier sitting out a ways and it appeared they were watching all the other fishermen through binoculars before circling the platform. He shuts his boat down and drops his power pole about 50 feet from me then starts casting toward us. He was so close his bait was falling about 3 feet from my boat. I asked him if he just wanted to go ahead and tie into my anchor line and he yells back to throw him a line that he would be happy to. I told him he is probably the type to do it and think its ok. Everytime they would cast toward us they would laugh. I heard them talking about going to scout other areas and head back toward Cocodrie. I don't want to go as far to say he is a guide but the way his boat was set up he probably fishes allot and should know better than to do what he did. I have included a couple of pictures of the two guys and there boat that my wife took. If anyone recognizes them please let us know who they are.
On another note Friday morning we were fishing a different platform and two guys came trolling up to the platform to fish. The guy looked at me and pointed to the corner of the platform asking if it was ok to come in. I told him yes to come on. Within a few minutes he caught a couple very large trout. He yelled over to me that he was using Croakers and not Cacohoes like we were. He then pulled his anchor up and said he was heading in that he just wanted to check that platform. He then asked if we wanted any Croakers. I said yes and he trolled over to our boat very quietly. He introduced himself as Jason Adams from Galliano. He told us how he was rigged up to fish and some other spots to try. As he left he wished us a blessed day.
I hope those guys in that white Skeeter read this post and maybe learn something from it. If everyone would treat others out on the water as J. Adams does it would be a more enjoyable experience.
Good luck and safe fishing.

July 15, 2013 at 8:37am

Had another fantastic trip out of Leeville with my wife as we made it to Boudreaux's late Tuesday evening. Wednesday morning we got bait at Terry's and headed out to Lake Raccourci. Our first stop we found the specks chasing shrimp and was able to catch some hammers on topwater until the sun popped up then they shut down. We then ran to one of the platforms where we found them on the down current side. Fishing live minnows and artificial H&H Cacahoes and Matrix Shad were the baits of choice. We finished up around 10:00 with our limit.
Thursday was a bit mote challenging when we woke up to thunder storms and rain. I was able to get to the west side of Little Lake before the wind really started blowing hard. We caught only two trout there and when there was no sign of the weather improving and the water getting dirty I headed to the east side of Leeville where we found clean water. We had to fish hard but ended the day with 4 18 inch Redfish, 7 Specks and 40 White Trout.
Friday morning the weather had improved so we headed back out to Raccourci. There was very little tide movement which anyone that fishes Raccourci enough knows that makes tough fishing conditions. Since we needed to be heading home by 12:00 for our Grand-daughters birthday we only had a few hours to fish. We fished hard around the platforms again and came in with 17 Specks.
I am going to add pictures a little later of the trip.
I am also going to post another report on being respectful on the water to other fishermen. I have pictures of one boat that decided to come in and anchor with in 30 feet on us and then started laughing about it. This happened Wednesday and I will give more details with the picture later. On another note we did have a pleasant experience to have some one fish next to us Friday that did it the right way.
Good luck and safe fishing.

July 13, 2013 at 7:13pm

Brother in law and me checked into Boudreaux's around 2:30pm Wednesday. Grabbed lunch at Griffins and some minnows at Terry's. We then headed out to Lake Raccourci which had a light southwest breeze and light chop. The afternoon started off slow hitting around the platforms. By 6:30pm we had a dozen average Specks in the boat then the bite started. We fished till dark and came in with our limit. Most were caught on live minnows carolina rigged and the rest on soft plastics. It didn't matter what brand as long as it had a chartruece color in it and you fished it very slow bumping it off the bottom.
Thursday morning we found the wind was blowing a little harder but was still able to make it out to the lake. From the past reports the bite was very slow in the mornings with average catches being reported. With those past reports I wasn't expecting too much. We decided to go back to the platforms since that is what worked the previous day. We fished same baits with same technique. When we first arrived it was just breaking daylight and the fish were there waiting. As soon as the sun popped up it shut down. We stayed achored on our spot and around 09:00 the larger specks showed up. We headed back to Boudreaux's at 10:30 with another limit. This was the best trip so far this year. Looking forward to another trip in a couple weeks.
Good luck and safe fishing.

June 29, 2013 at 4:38pm

Left City of Central thursday morning with no wind and perfect weather. Of course the way my luck goes when we arrived in Leeville the flags were flapping with about a 12mph west wind. After loading up with ice and minnows at Terry's we made the rough ride to Philo Brice Island. Once day light broke I noticed the water was getting dirty and after about an hour with no bite we decided to make the run south to Casse Tete area. There the water was looking a little better and only hooked a few throw backs. We then headed west to Brush Island area and found clean water. Around 9:30 the winds laid down along with the waves. At 10:30 the bite was on as we hit some of the platforms in the area as we worked our way back toward Lake Raccorci. We decided to end the trip around 12:30 when the tide quit moving and the sun was beaming down ( HOT ).. We came in with 25 trout. Baits used were live minnows, DOA shrimp under cork, H&H cacahoe/ Cock of the walk color & matrix Shad Green/Chartruce. The soft plastics were fished on bottom at a very slow retrieve even stopping at times and pumping it off the bottom. The strikes would come as the bait fell back to the bottom. Some of the strikes were so light it was hard to feel them but a few tried to take the rod out your hands. Another fun day none the less.
Good luck & safe fishing.

June 14, 2013 at 10:31am
A comment titled: Re: Captain Bob’ Leeville Report in response to a report titled: Captain Bob’ Leeville Report

Stay safe and see you soon

October 07, 2017 at 8:46pm
A comment titled: Re: Capt. Bob\' Leeville Report in response to a report titled: Capt. Bob' Leeville Report

Great report Capt.
See you soon

April 01, 2017 at 7:48pm
A comment titled: Re: Capt. Bob\'s Leeville Report in response to a report titled: Capt. Bob's Leeville Report

Good report, Thanks Capt.

February 15, 2016 at 3:20pm
A comment titled: Re: White Trout Mania in response to a report titled: White Trout Mania

Huntley, Sent email with more detail. Glad to hear you had a good trip also. Its only going to get better in the next few weeks.

September 29, 2015 at 1:53pm
A comment titled: Re: Elmers Island Eats Truck in response to a report titled: Elmers Island Eats Truck

Can you imagine that phone call and your son says HEY DAD !!! there is a problem with your new truck and all you hear is waves crashing in the back ground. lmao.

June 28, 2015 at 4:40am
A comment titled: Re: ETHENOL??? in response to a report titled: ETHENOL???

Ethanol free is exactly that it is zero ethanol. ExxonMobil makes 0% ethanol gasoline at Baton Rouge Refinery. The Chalmette refinery was making it also but I had heard they were concidering to discontinue it there but not sure if they have or not.
If I am correct Placid normally takes off spec gaoline from other refineries and re-runs it to get it back on spec. Its possible that is how they are getting a small percentage of ethanol in their gas.

June 03, 2015 at 7:45am
A comment titled: Re: Capt. Bob's Leeville Report in response to a report titled: Capt. Bob's Leeville Report

Great post, keep them coming

April 10, 2015 at 11:27am
A comment titled: Re: weather in response to a report titled: weather

I had planned to be in Leeville Friday through Sunday and have also cancelled. Weather Friday definitely looks bad( lightening). It might clear up Saturday afternoon but after the front pushes through it will be windy. I'm rescheduling for the 23rd through 26th.

April 09, 2015 at 11:25am
A comment titled: Re: Sportsman Show in response to a report titled: Sportsman Show

I have always gone on Saturday. Don't really recall what time it started on Friday before.

March 11, 2015 at 4:56am
A comment titled: Re: Saturday Report in response to a report titled: Saturday Report

I'm not down there this weekend but from past experience anytime its starts warming back up and the water is moving back in usually improves the fishing.
Good luck and safe fishing.

January 18, 2015 at 12:44pm
A comment titled: Re: Capt. Bob's in response to a report titled: Capt. Bob's

Congrats on the new family addition. See you soon

January 16, 2015 at 12:59pm
A comment titled: Pegged weight in response to a report titled: Capt. Bob's Leeville Report

Poppincork - I use the same method at times. You run the line through twice. You can then adjust to where you need the depth set at. Hope this helps.

December 19, 2014 at 2:13pm
A comment titled: Weather in response to a report titled: Leeville

Sorry to hear you had a bad trip. its tuff any where when mother nature deals you a bad hand. Don't get discouraged and better luck next time.

November 06, 2014 at 7:32am
A comment titled: Gnats in response to a report titled: Capt. Bob's Leeville Report

I have had them rum me out of an area many times.

October 18, 2014 at 2:58pm
A comment titled: Props in response to a report titled: Prop help on a Blazer Bay 2170

Get with Bo's props in Port Vincent. They will figure it out. they have done work for me several times and I have never been disappointed.

October 18, 2014 at 2:55pm
A comment titled: Gnats???? in response to a report titled: Capt. Bob's Leeville Report

Gnats are showing up already???
I need to get back down and do another trout slam before they get really bad.

October 17, 2014 at 3:00pm
A comment titled: Rodeo in response to a report titled: Capt. Bob's Leeville Report

Made it there last year and had a great time.
This year however the work schedule just didn't allow it so hopefully I can be there next year.
Glad to hear everyone had a great time.

October 08, 2014 at 9:23pm
A comment titled: Repair in response to a report titled: trolling motor repair

Superior in Lafayette is good with reasonable price.
If further south then try Renovations in Galliano.

October 08, 2014 at 9:14pm
A comment titled: Catch in response to a report titled: a meal before the wind

Nice catch

September 29, 2014 at 6:18am
A comment titled: baskets in response to a report titled: Floating Bait Baskets

Academy had then last time I was there

September 08, 2014 at 5:20pm
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