Got on a few yesterday after finding the pretty water. Worms and crickets did the trick. Windy but fun day with my oldest son and his buddy.The cleaning table picture was last weekends whacking, the ice chest pic is from yesterday.
Not sure how many folks on here use the Calumet Landing (The Wax Landing) during duck season, but wanted to pass along that the caretaker, Mr. Lester Aucoin has passed away. He was a friend of mine for over 20 years and for me the landing will never be the same. Rest In Peace Lester, you will be missed my friend.
Late report from Sunday. Hit the point on Sunday with hopes of maybe catching a few trout, well for us the trout had other things on their mind. After trying for 1-1/2hrs, told my son and his buddy let's go see if the Reds are still around. Cut across the bay about 7:30, smooth ride got to the spot in about 10mins, took about 20mins to put the first one in the boat, then it was one here one there. About 11:00 the wind had gotten really nasty,took two waves over the bow and decided it was time to head back to the landing.The ride back was not so smooth, took us about 25mins to cross. We called it a day with 11 reds, 4 short of a limit, but we were not complaining. All in all another great day on the water.
What a weekend we had, we tore the redfish a new one.... 4 man limit on Saturday and went back on Sunday with an extra deckhand in hopes of a repeat and we were not disappointed, 5 man limit on Sunday. What a great 2 days of fishing.
Made another trip on Sunday staying close to the house. My son had a friend over on Saturday night and at 9:00 Sunday morning he wanted to go fishing, so we loaded up the boat and off we went. Him and his buddy had a blast, well and me too, caught white trout, croakers, reds, drum and one lonely speck. We made a nice meat haul.
Made another shrimping/fishing trip on Saturday with my youngest son Gage and future brother-in-law KT. Made three drags for shrimp, third was a nightmare, found a huge tree with trawl, KT went swimming to untangle the mess, thankfully only the tickle chain was hung up on tree, picked up the bag and found we had caught half of an island...... huge mud ball, finally got all that cleaned out and decided it was time to go wet a line. Ended up with three keeper reds, and plenty throw back rat reds, and 16 Bull Croakers. All in all another pleasant day on the water.
Made a last minute trip to Verm Bay on Sunday with my two sons. Finally got my 18 year old to come with me and his brother, first time this year, LOL. We pulled a lil 1/2 hour drag with trawl and caught some fresh bait. The anchor at mouth of Bayou Chene and must have caught 50 rat reds 15-7/8' Long. My youngest caught the only keeper red, and we kept about 20 bull croakers. It was a very enjoyable day, just anchored up and spending the day with my two sons. They grow up way too fast.
Made a trip Sunday morning with my youngest son to the Basin and were rewarded with 34 Sacs and 17 Bull Bream, all on tube jigs. Nice day with my youngest, while his big brother was with a buddy at a deer lease. I didn't have to fuss not ONE TIME! LOL
Few More Pictures from our season!
Our Season End
Me and my two sons ended the season with 173 ducks killed and 31 pouldoo, all public land and hunting only weekends. Our best season in quite some time. Made a lot of memories with my sons and also some good friends. Here's a few pictures of our best hunts
Happy Easter to everyone. Well I haven't posted anything in a long time, had gotten tired of all the negitivity here but it looks like things are turning around so here is my first report in quite a while. Headed out Good Friday to the Stephensville area, with high hopes and wasn't disappointed. Me and my boys came home with 37 a mix of sac-a-lait and bull bream, through back just as many if not more. Well yesterday didn't plan on going, but the weather cleared and couldn't stand it, hooked up the boat and left the house at 11:00, after stopping for snacks and gas was at the landing for 12:30, starting fishing at 1:00 and it was on every cast, not all keepers but the bite was quick and in a hurry, sac-a-lait, bass, bream, anyways this lasted for just a couple of hours and they turned off at 3:00 so we came in with 21 nice ones. Had a little motor trouble, she wouldn't start up and didn't see another boat in the area i was in, so called on my brother to start heading to the landing from Youngsville as he was the only person I could think of that knew where I was and that could come get us. Well after the phone call, I gave it one last try, and she fired right up,arrgghhhhhh....... Headed in and cancelled the rescue party. Will be headed back next weekend the good Lord willing and the creek don't rise.
Seems like the unplanned trips are the ones that are most productive. Woke up this morning kicked around the house for a bit and at 9:00 decided "LETS GO FISHIN". Loaded up the boat, the boys, and off we went. Got to the Point around 10:15, when we got out of the Quintana saw a flock of birds attacking the water, went in for a closer look and watched 4 boats that were already there, none of them caught a fish, so moved on around the other end of Blue Point and fished the bank for reds. Caught plenty reds along the bank, but no keepers, so off to the honey hole around Weeks Bay, pulled up and starting trolling around saw a couple boats in the area netting fish so I figured got to be specks, continued trolling in their direction and we started putting trout in the boat, not fast and furious but steady. We end the day with 48 trout, 1-Redfish, and 1-Flounder. The bite was very hard to detect really had to pay attention. Attached a couple pictures.
Today was an incredible day out of the Point, the bay was salty and fishing was fantastic. Haven't had a day out there like today for a couple of years. The trout have moved into the bay in a big way, we finished the day with 90 trout and 4 REDS. IT WAS "ON FIRE"......... Fished different areas, all the well known spots and picked up fish at all of em. Going back tomorow and will let you know how we do. Will post pictures as soon as I download.
Fished Thursday afternoon and Friday morning out of Cocodrie what a good time. Caught 51 Thursday afternoon and 63 on Friday morning. The fish caught Thursday was, in my opinion, a most unusual place, the canal we take to out to the bays and Fridays fish were caught mostly on the beach. Great way to spend a few hours each day.
Went back to Stephensville yesterday and fished really hard for 25 Bull Bream and 5 nice catfish. They were not biting as well as last week but it appeared that the water had risen some since last week so maybe that had a lil something to do with it. No pics my camera is on the blink turn it on to snap a couple pics and there is line through middle of screen. I wish the wind gods would quit being so angry.
Well took my two boys and well myself out today to Stephensville for a lil "PERCH JERKIN". The fish really did not cooperate until after 12:00. I haven't counted them yet, but i guesstimate we kept around 30-35 nice bream and five nice catfish. Caught on both worms and crickets, niether one really out catching the other. We caught them all in two spots with not many throwbacks. May go back tomorow after I catch the weather forecast tonight. Very nice day on water with my two Lil Men........
Well the last weekend was not so great for us this weekend. Found a pothole on the basin side and shot a couple wood ducks Friday evening, returned on Saturday AM they were all flying and following the opposite tree line from where we were set up, got to shoot a couple of spoonies, didn't even clip a feather.... LOL man we laughed at our selves after they flew off.... LMAO. Hunted the wax after the early morning woodie hunt, only managed two teal and a gray. Not many birds would even come close, saw quite a few but they had late season elusivness. Woke up this morning and with the impending storm showers we decided to head to the woodie hole again, only got one drake and missed a couple. After the rain passed headed south again to the wax, all was good till we got to the open water and BAM, FOG like I haven't seen all season, managed to find our spot via GPS, fog didn't lift till about 10:30AM, I figured we would have gotten the birds moving after the fog lifted however it was not meant to be, empty skies until about 12:00, a few birds moved but not many, saw a few mallards and a couple big flocks of greys, managed 1 teal. Not the best close I've had, oh well there's always next year. May try the woodie hole again next Saturday. Till next season see ya'll lata.
Fog was the curse word of the day today,it never lifted. Went out to the Wax today,left in the fog and returned in the fog, the channel cleared about half way back. Pretty stressful naviagating. Only managed 2-Black-Jacks and those lit in the decoys.Didn't see anything all morning,heard some but never saw them. Hardly any wind and the fog made for a very bad day. Oh well we all have them days where maybe we should have just stayed home........ Naaaahhhhh, good to get out and do some stree relief from the Holidays.
My oldest son and myself fixing to leave to head out to Hackberry for a guided trip that my Dad gave to us for Christmas. Will be spending the night tonight and hunting in the morning. Don't know what to expect, as we hunted last year there and did really well, but we were hunting with a strong front moving through and it was fantastic. Will post results tomorow when we get back.
Took my two boys out for a hunt yesterday,left late due to low tide prediction, didn't start hunting till 11:30, of course while getting the guns out,a huge flock of teal buzzed the decoys..... that's pretty much expected. Tide rose all afternoon and the wind was pumping. Ducks flew steady on our area all afternoon but we were competing with live decoys all around us. Managed 1-Pintail Drake, 5-GW Teal. Knocked down a greenhead,he hit the water then got up and flew off..... Arrggggg.. Had a great time with the boys and will be at it again shortly after X-Mas. Happy Holidays to all.