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Fished Thursday with a friend down in Dularge. Did very well but got to the water later than should have.
I like to use the tide guides to predict when the tide movement in the area will be and I know that there is some adjustment based on location, but I have to ask those who fish the area, what location do you use to predict tides when fishing down the "du"?
I tried to use timbalier island and guess at the time difference but I was a little late.
Anyway, still had a great day on the water and called it a day with 40 nice trout (14-17") 2 good ole reds and some nice peacful time on the water.

December 28, 2007 at 5:52pm

Going to the pool on Thursday, first trip this year. I am driving from Baton rouge the night before. Any reports of catches? How is the water level around the east roller ditch down to the intercostal canal levee. Thanks in advance.


March 20, 2007 at 4:24pm

Will be making a trip on Friday to Leeville. I am just wondering if the specks and/or reds have moved into the flats yet and has anyone been catching in the area. Hoping for some good news b/c I have a 10 day in a row workload and by then will need to go fishing.

Best stress relief known to man = outdoors


January 06, 2007 at 10:59am
A comment titled: WRONG in response to a report titled: Fishing Dularge

I bet you would get it wrong. They would only hit LSU bayou chub and a red/gold flake salt water assasin grub. I guess the fish like National championship colors too. When you coming back in to be cooking a pig for new years. Might want to make a run if weathers not to cold.
Bout to call my dad right now about the pig pit.


December 28, 2007 at 6:20pm
A comment titled: interested in response to a report titled: CAMP LOTS--feeling out interest

2 questions that beg answering are: how far (minutes/miles away)from venice/cypress cove marina and what will be the monthly or annual rent for the lot space?


September 16, 2007 at 10:11am
A comment titled: VENICE in response to a report titled: Capt. Owen Langridge-Big "O"

I was just down in Venice yesterday and the water was chocolate on the west side and to the mouth of the river. Was it any clearer or were they biting in the muddy water, were you on the east side of the river? Just wondering.

July 13, 2007 at 1:47pm
A comment titled: towing in response to a report titled: Towing question

I have never used them before b/c I do not go out very far in a 14 foot boat, but I see SeaTow advertise anytime, anywhere for about $120.00 per year. Would definately be worth it if you ever need them. Hope this helps.

July 13, 2007 at 12:52pm
A comment titled: college days in response to a report titled: Ouachita River Bass?

I used to fish the bayou desaird when I was in college up there, I caught many fish around the foot bridge on campus. I liked fishing around all those trees by the dorm rooms (caught a 6 pounder in the cypress trees at the base of the foot bridge). Another good spot is the mud flat between the road and the footbridge (stadium side). Twitch a shad type bait in the evening in the fall or spring and hang on. If no luck there, you can always try the river down from where the ski team practices. Lots of trees and good fishing at times. Hope this at least gives you some places to try and a little hope.
Oh, if you are into going to W. Monroe, there is a lake with a ton of cypress trees that produces nice fish by flipping with a pig and jig almost year round. Anyway, good luck.

July 05, 2007 at 5:29pm
A comment titled: boat launch in response to a report titled: Small Boat / Big Fish

In the Venice area, there are 2 well known marinas to launch at. You can take your pick, they are about 5 min from each other. They are Venice Marina and Cypress Cove Marina, I belive they both have websites with directions on them. If you take hwy 23 south to venice, LA and go over the leavee at the end of the road, continue on the road until you see the signs about 2 miles down the road cypress cove is first then venice marina is next. As far as areas in a small boat, the wagon wheel and yellow cotton bay whould be accessable for you. Bring your GPS and don't be scared to explore, there are a lot of great areas.
Good luck and don't forget to post your trip.

June 02, 2007 at 10:08am
A comment titled: Big Bass in response to a report titled: Water level

Nice fish, it is finally good to see the potential the pool can offer. I used to have a spot that we could catch a bunch of 4-5 pounders everytime we went, but now it is drained and all land. Haven't heard of any of those rumors being true, but you never know.
Thanks, Enjoyed the roport.

April 07, 2007 at 9:54am
A comment titled: Leeville in response to a report titled: alot of wind

I went out on Thursday morning after the front came thru, was driving down thinking what am I doing with 20-25 mph north winds and 50 degree temps. Cloudy most of the day but still managed to beat out 2 small reds 15 to 15 1/2 inches long and 6 specks (only 2 nice keepers). B-B-Qed them that night and they were great with some lemon garlic butter sauce. Enjoyed the day out anyway. Fished north of lake Jessie in the deep end canals (only place I could find halfway clear water)all other water was chocolate milk.

April 07, 2007 at 9:48am
A comment titled: Toledo Bend fishing in response to a report titled: toledo bend

thundor, I believe the rules go like this and anyone can add to this if it is not completely correct. It depends on which landing you use as to which license you will need. If you launch on LA then you will need only a LA license, same if you launch in TX, only TX license would be needed. It does not matter where you fish on the lake, only where you launch your boat. hope this helps

April 01, 2007 at 11:13am
A comment titled: rainmaker in response to a report titled: Lacassine Pool

Maybe I will just stay home on Thursday and do a rain dance. It looks like a lot of places could use the help. Just kidding, I will still be going and with a little help, I will not get beached on a mud flat and have a few greenies to show for it...

March 20, 2007 at 7:18pm
A comment titled: fishing the pool in response to a report titled: Any predictions for Lacassine Pool

I am really pumped about fishing the pool this year. As we all know, Hurricane Rita took her toll on all the area down there. At one point about 2-3 days after the hurricane the Lacassine Reserve had a 2 foot sheet of salt water pouring over its bank into it. A lot of the vegetation survived around the new landing area and RedEye and I had a very good trip openening morning around the east roller ditch despite the cold and wind. We fished the morning and were out by noon with a limit of 2-3 pound bass. We were very fortunate to have such a good trip. I cannot make opening morning this year but will be there Fri, Sat, Sun. It does look like there will be more water depth than they had last year. Good luck and I hope the fishing continues to get better each year from now on.

January 22, 2007 at 3:09pm
A comment titled: ATV Trails in response to a report titled: Everyone Clap!!!!

I have hunted Tensas several times in the last 5 years. I have never been down the main trail by the river on my ATV and not run into very large holes and low spots full of gumbo mud. I'm talking large enough to get my 500 Rancher stuck in and it is part of the trail. I pay a $10 road maintanence permit fee to ride on the trails but nothing is ever fixed or maintained. I hope the next LDWF manager reads this and has the forsight to atleast fix the roads once or twice a year. That would make a lot of hunters happy. Or maybe they should remove the ATV fee if it is not going toward what I am paying it for.

January 06, 2007 at 10:13am
A comment titled: must be a scam!!! in response to a report titled: Dakota first buck

This definately looks like a PHOTOSHOP print to me. Just kidding, Dakota, that is a very nice first buck. I did not know when ya'll called me on Sunday that this was his first buck - congatulations - Uncle Dean

November 05, 2006 at 5:54pm
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