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December 13, 2010 at 8:27pm

wonder if there are any trout to be caught around buras

October 28, 2010 at 10:03pm

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.

October 12, 2010 at 12:45pm

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!

August 23, 2010 at 9:41pm

here comes colin!! watch out Captain John!

August 01, 2010 at 1:59pm

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!

May 31, 2010 at 9:14am

sure is quiet, nobody catching anything?? the silence is deafening!

May 10, 2010 at 9:53am

i thought that this was fishing reports, not a forum. guess no one is catching anything anywhere

April 23, 2010 at 3:16pm

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!!!

March 25, 2009 at 7:35am

anybody catching any trout out of buras??

March 08, 2009 at 7:29pm

a great trip to the biloxi marsh. i was invited to go with the observadome laboratory’s 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) martin’s 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 leo’s, 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

October 20, 2006 at 2:54pm

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.

September 21, 2006 at 12:58pm

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

September 14, 2006 at 2:41am

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???

July 21, 2006 at 5:29am

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

May 11, 2006 at 12:54am

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.

March 15, 2006 at 7:21pm

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

February 07, 2006 at 10:42pm

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

January 11, 2006 at 6:45pm

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

January 05, 2006 at 12:52am

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

December 25, 2005 at 12:06am
A comment titled: louisiana limits in response to a report titled: Laughing from MS

folks do that everyday. and the big three day overnight boats do it commercially. just do not fish in mississippi waters. and i mean that do not stop after you launch in mississippi waters on the way to the biloxi marsh or coming back. Sonny Schindler and his bunch do it every day.

June 03, 2011 at 11:46pm
A comment titled: garmin in response to a report titled: GPS problems

have you contacted garmin to see if they will not fix this unit. just got a gps 48 back from garmin and that unit has not been made in 15 years. garmin is not like lowrance. do not take anyone else's word, you contact garmin yourself and talk to them.

March 07, 2011 at 10:03pm
A comment titled: nuoc sauce in response to a report titled: Hardheads

they go good with nuoc cham, but they are not as good as dog, but they are better than monkey i have eaten.

January 18, 2011 at 12:32am
A comment titled: bayou chauvin in response to a report titled: mrmark

mojo, what was the water temp?? also it was great seeing you at captain John l's visitation.

December 24, 2010 at 10:15am
A comment titled: bump in response to a report titled: John L Taylor


December 20, 2010 at 9:40pm
A comment titled: bump in response to a report titled: Capt John L


December 20, 2010 at 7:50pm
A comment titled: age in response to a report titled: Capt John L

he was 4 months older than me

December 20, 2010 at 7:38pm
A comment titled: brother in response to a report titled: CAPTAIN JOHN L. TAYLOR PASSES AWAY

rusty taylor is John l's brother, rusty is louisiana state trooper in the shreveport area. even though Captain John L. was from Shreveport there are no immediate plans for a memorial service up there.

December 20, 2010 at 12:46pm
A comment titled: cats in response to a report titled: Capt John L

reckon john emmons is fussing at john l. about the cats? i wish everyone would quit using the term old man, john l was only 60 years old. now i know that sounds old to you 20 year old kids, but to me that is young.

December 19, 2010 at 11:09am
A comment titled: funeral in response to a report titled: CAPTAIN JOHN L. TAYLOR PASSES AWAY

visitation will be at trinity methodist church in buras, lousiana tuesday 6pm to 8pm. funeral will be wenesday 10 am at trinity methodist church in buras. there may be a memorial service in the shreveport area later.

December 19, 2010 at 1:57am
A comment titled: boyd duckett in response to a report titled: carrot stix

they are supposed to be shipping me three of boyd duckett's new rods. these are white rods with the little bitty eyes, and they are just as light as the carrot stix and the g-loomis greenwater rods. as soon as i get them and try them out i will make a post.

December 15, 2010 at 10:11am
A comment titled: fish in response to a report titled: carrot stix

i have caught over 1,000 trout on my carrot stix with no breaks, but then again, i do not set the hook on trout or reds.

December 13, 2010 at 8:20pm
A comment titled: carrot sticks in response to a report titled: carrot stix

i have three, 2-7'6' light action spinning and one 7' light action spinning. i have had no problems with them at all. i have a couple of 7'6' light action gloomis green water rods and the carrot sticks are lighter than the green water rods. now i am a speck and redfisherman, i don't set the hook so that maybe the reason that i have not had any problems with these rods. i have had the carrot sticks for over 2 years now, and being old, i really like the super light weight. i have two of boyd duckett's new rods on order also.

December 12, 2010 at 9:43pm
A comment titled: trap in response to a report titled: RedFish RattleTrap

i have caught a number of flounder on rattle traps as well. fishing in 7 to 8 feet of water over a sand bottom with a 1/2 oz blue with silver sides trap. i need to go down next week and show captain John L. how to do it.

December 09, 2010 at 9:37am
A comment titled: charging batteries in response to a report titled: Trolling motor question 12/24 volts

as for me, i have the 36 volt rig for power during the winter, like i said before an aluminum boat is like a sail in any wind. the boat that he has is aluminum. as for charging the batteries at home, i might not see home for a week or better, when i am in cocodrie, i am going to be there for about 6 days. it is too far for me to commute to and from buras.

December 08, 2010 at 10:10pm
A comment titled: holt collier in response to a report titled: THE VINTAGE VAULT RETURNS

teddy roosevelt did get his southern black bear in louisiana instead of mississippi, because he refused to shoot a bear that holt collier had lassoed and tied to a tree. but he sent word to holt when he was hunting in louisiana and asked him to come over to louisiana to hunt with him. holt was quite a character, he killed a white deputy sheriff in east carroll parish one time and was never prosecuted. he was accused of killing a white carpetbagger in vicksburg, mississippi one time and every lawyer in town defended him!

December 08, 2010 at 10:45am
A comment titled: 24 volt in response to a report titled: Trolling motor question 12/24 volts

i run a 36 volt on my 1860 alumacraft center console. i can go a week without charging the batteries if i wanted to. it is harder to hold an aluminum boat against the wind than it is a fiberglass boat. an aluminum boat is like a sail.

December 08, 2010 at 10:39am
A comment titled: laguna tiger in response to a report titled: Trout slam in Buras

sounds like the tiger is still in the shop. you could have used my boat though.

December 06, 2010 at 10:11am
A comment titled: trout in response to a report titled: could you please help identiofy this fish---has two front fangs

cajunhopper,at what depth do you catch the trout around the rigs. there is another sub specie of that is called the silver trout and it is usually found in deep water.

November 20, 2010 at 1:47pm
A comment titled: orange in response to a report titled: Good Trip

where did you get the orange vise grip looking things that you have the fish on? looks like they are pretty handy

November 15, 2010 at 9:53am
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