if you hear of a fish kill please tell us where and when.
wonder if there are any trout to be caught around buras
just got back from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. as i was driving across the northern Arkansas counties of lawrence, greene, craighead, poinsett and crittenden, i noticed that virtually all of the rice farmers were burning their fields and disking up their rice levees. it looks like this part of arkansas will not be short stopping ducks this year.
here comes EARL, and that is MISTER EARL according to Captain John L. Taylor. looks like he is just now leaving the West African coast. look out!
here comes colin!! watch out Captain John!
there seems to be fewer sight fishermen since the blowout. i have not had any folks following me fishing and have not had anyone join me when i was catching fish!! usually everytime i catch a fish i get company!
sure is quiet, nobody catching anything?? the silence is deafening!
i thought that this was fishing reports, not a forum. guess no one is catching anything anywhere
usa today reported that there are killer whales in the gulf of mexico. they have been seen off of orange beach alabama. looks like someone freed willie!!!
anybody catching any trout out of buras??
a great trip to the biloxi marsh. i was invited to go with the observadome laboratorys group to go fishing at the chandeluer islands aboard the Due South out of biloxi. on sunday there was a change in plans due to the high east winds that had been blowing due to the coming cold front. we were now heading to lake borgne and the biloxi marsh. we left the remanents of point cadet marina in biloxi about midnight sunday night. we ran the intercoastal all the way to lake borgne. it would have been a pretty rough ride for a smaller vessel but the Due South III took it all in stride, we had a following sea with wave heights in excess of 5 feet all the way to halfmoon. we anchored about 4 a.m. off of the mouth of bayou biloxi. and at daybreak the adventure began. the winds were still very high on monday morning with gusts of up to over 25 miles per hour and constant winds of 20 miles per hour. we had a great breakfast cooked by our master chef leo dodd. after launching the skiffs it was to the marsh we went, the water in bayou biloxi and and the other bayous were extremely clear, and the trout were hungry!!! the trout were scattered all over the bayous, no big concentrarions , but plenty of action. since we did not have any live bait and most of our group were casual saltwater fishermen, we had them armed with captain rob(redbone) martins speculizers, most of them were white with a hot pink or chartruease tail. we came back in at lunch to a great hot meal and went back out that afternoon, by sunset we just about a great mess of specks with alot of reds mixed in. we settled in for the night with a few cocktails and cold beer. dinner was another fantastic creation of leos, with deckhand james short helping out. the skipper, captain john gaskill gave us the weather report for tuesday and it sounded much better. wind would begin laying and it would be very sunny day, there were still a couple of squall lines heading our way, and it was a very wet monday night and a stromy tuesday am. the crew stayed up in shifts making sure that the skiffs did not sink. it was still raining tueday morning at breakfast but the rain soon quit and the sun came out. we did very well after the rain and fished again to lunch. after a lunch of fried speckled trout, the skipper decided that since the wind was going to be out of the southwest, we should move to nine mile pass . we made the move and fished the rest of the afternoon doing very well in williams bayou and williams lake. as sunset was approaching we hit some schoolie size specks under birds, and the gnats started biting also. every boat limited out both on specks and gnats. dinner was fantastic grilled redfish and steaks, leo our chef and deck hand did a great job of all of our meals. i have not mentioned james much, but he did a great job, everytime we would return from fishing he would rinse all of our rods and reels off with freshwater and clean all of the skiffs. he also would not allow any of us to put any of our equipment in the skiffs, we would hand him our tackle boxes and rods and he placed them in the skiff, he had already checked our ice chests for ice and loaded them up with soft drinks and water. what really amazed me about this crew was the fact that i never saw or heard captain john give anyone of them an order, they each had their own chores and performed them with out having to be told to do something, they worked like a team!! wenesday morning arrived with some wind, we did good that morning picking up specks in williams bayou and williams lake. came back to the boat for another great lunch and went right back out, the plan was to fish until 6pm and then head back to biloxi. the wind started picking up through the middle of the afternoon, and at 3 pm the skipper called us on the vhf that we needed to get back to the Due South III because of a large squall line was heading in our direction. we loaded up the skiffs and headed back to reality!!! it was a great trip and i am so glad that randy clark invited me to with his group. ed mcintyre
back in from buras, been down since saturday. we stayed at captain john l. taylors new lodge and we had a great time, great food, and great comraderie. we mainly fished the west side of the river, due to the west wind for the first three days. great sucess on reds, specks were scattered, as were the thunderstorms! everytime john l would get on the fish, he would give us a shout and we would join him. windy conditions continued throughout the 4 days that we were down. after the front passed tuesday, the wind changed to the northeast and we fished out of joshua's. made a run out to scoefield bay and bayou couquette. water was too dirty, turned around and fished the banks of buras canal, the redfish were hot!!! we must have caught at least 60 rats, we ended up keeping 20 legal reds most of whom were in the 24" to 26" range. looks like buras will have a really healthy red population next spring. sable island was a hot spot east for reds this trip, much too windy to get to battledore. we saw lots of birds, and picked up a few specks under them on the east side of the river. we caught some reds in the river it's self around the ostrika locks and a few reds working the marsh bank on either side of the channel leading to the locks east of the river, and about those big crew boats swamping boats fishing there!!! well it did not happen!!! each and everytime a crew boat would be coming down the channel and see us they would drop down to no wake and ask us how we were doing!! the crew boat skippers were very very courteous. we also saw a few flights of teal working the marsh, they came close enough so that we could see the beautiful blue wings.
the united states military academy at west point, new york had an unwelcome visitor. a skunk decided to invade the tactical officer's office at grant barracks. i was immediatly informed of the invasion by my daughter. i told her to call the commandant immediatly, since she could not get her tac officer on the phone. she said that she called the military police. i ordered her to have the senior military policeman to call me, and expedite that call!!! finally i got a call from a sgt, who asked what that they should do??? i told him to go to keller hospital and get a couple of phenobarbital capsules, and put one each into a couple of hot dogs and very calmly toss them toward the skunk. well while they were doing all of that, the skunk decided that it needed to exit the building and make a walk across the plain, and then into the hudson river bottom. that tac officer had better be glad of the skunk's decision!!! ed
should a guide be able to catch his limit, while on the job, guiding someone??? should the guide fish, while he has a party onboard fishin'???? i have seen a number of reports where the math doesn't work!!! are you hiring a guide or a professional fisherman to catch your limits???
why in the world would you ever hire a guide? we are all fishermen, right? but a guide will know how to catch fish in a windy,dirty water situation, also he can catch fish on a neap tide, and a tide that has been overidden by a cold front with strong north winds. as to hiring a guide to learn his honey holes, these special places are only good for a couple of days. what would a guide teach you??? how to present your bait to the fish!!! no matter what the weather is, when you have a few thousand dollars tied up in a fishing rig, and don't really know the water, hire a guide to help you. ed
just got home from the beach, shell beach that is. it was windy, and alittle cool, the fishing forcast was a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10. the tide server said that it was to be a neap tide tuesday and wenesday, sounds like the making of cool to cold trip??? why even bother going if the forecast is that bad. well it was spring break for my son, jake and he had not been on the water since august. so we loaded up and went down. i talked to captain frank moore about some places in and around shell beach. he informed about a few places. we got a late start tuesday and finally got to breton sound marina about 2 in the afternoon. i asked glenn sanchez if anyone had been catching anything, he said it was so so with the wind being high and all. i then asked him about some places to fish, since the last time that i had launched a boat at hopedale was in 1976. glenn gave me the same places as captain moore had given me and gave me the specifics about how to get there and avoid the mud flats in the lagoon, and the no wake zones. so off we went with hope eternal. well let me tell you one thing if you for one minute don't think that captain frank moore and glenn sanchez do not know their business, you had better think again. by 4:30 pm we had limited out on specks and big specks at that!!! only have 6 that were under 16 inches. went back to the trailer in shell beach grilled a couple of steaks, went to bed knowing that the wind was going to lay and we would be in hog heaven the next morning. well the wind never layed it just got stronger, but we perserved and headed back to our honey hole and guess what???? limited out again with 1 speck going 4lbs and one speck going alittle over 5lbs. we did have 3 throwbacks this time. but fifty big trout in the box and we headed home!!! so much for the fishing forecast. and so much for the hospitality shown us by captain frank moore and glenn sanchez of breton sound marina. it made it a great spring break for my 13 year old son. thanks again glenn and captain frank, we had a great time on the water because of you.
we have finally located captain frank moore's boat!!! it is on dry land and we need to winch it down to the water. i need about 10 to 15 joints of sucker rod. all i will need them for is to make an anchor for my winch to pull his boat to the water. any help will be appreciated. ed mcintyre
took and old friend of mine from mississippi down to cocodrie yesterday for a quickie two day trip. we were the guests of chip seber at point cocodrie inn, they have a special rate of $35 per night. fished yesterday afternoon on a rising tide in north lake boudreaux absoulutly filled up the ice box with 14 to 20 inch trout, we were using lsu bayou chubs tight lined slow to medium speed, and on top of that we were only on the water 3 and half hours!!!! today we were thinking about going to the sulphur mine, but the wind seemed to be picking up out of the northwest. so we went back to north boudreaux and wore them out again on a falling tide. caught 8 throw back trout and 9 throw back reds. new boat ran great!!!! i do need to get used to the hydraulic jake plate though. great time great fishing. oh and captain john l. knows all the places i fished. ed mcintyre
i think that the state of louisana should restrick all guide licenses to those who were born prior to january 1, 1950, these folks are more laid back and offer the customers great service, because they love the marsh, and are not concerned about everyone catching a limit of fish. now that having been said, i think that next year will be one of the greatest years, that have ever been!! no shrimpers, no pogie boats, the trout will be the biggest ever, and we will see a rebound in the red snapper catagory. i would like to see an increase in the size limit to at least 16 inches for specks. as to the reds 16 inches is fine. total bag limit, specks 15, reds to stay the same. ed
well, pop you have been right and you have been wrong this year. i personally am glad that you were wrong about the wall of water coming down the mississippi river, the folks that sallied forth continued to catch many fish. the river is still low and i hope that others can catch some more. i wish that i had been right on where katrina was going to hit. my prediction was east of port st. jo, florida. right now i am still sick and tired of being sick and tired. ed