My biggest buck to date. 164 38' green score. Shot with my bow at 19 yards. Ran 50 yards and crashed.
I know I've seen a lot of boats hitting the spillway (I work at dow Plaq) and haven't seen any reports. My Grandpa and uncle went and did not catch a bass last Friday and found that the water was a little high. I also got three reports from people saying the bass bite was pretty poor. Any reports out there before I drag the boat down to Pigeon? Heading to Cocodrie this holiday weekend for some family fishing fun. I will report back on how we do. Also, hit Cocodrie last week and smoked the big speckled beauties by 9:30 we were done. We got croakers from the Tracie Macie and his some structure in Terrebone bay. The 2nd structure we hit, it was on every cast! Tight lines to all
OK fellas, sold my boat and guess what, I'm boat shopping again...
I had a 19' flat bottom Carolina Skiff. Was a great boat, but was tired of getting beat up every time I had to cross a bay/lake. I liked that it floated in 6' of water though BC I fish Delacroix a lot and like to get skinny for the bass/reds.
I really love the way the hyper-lift Xpress boats are laid out. Exactly what I'm looking for in a boat. Large decks, storage, seating.
How do y'all like the HB Xpresses? Do they really ride decent in a chop(1-3 footers)? Any negative things you have to say about them?
Also, perusing around I found the Mako 18 LTS. Has a good V, storage, etc but is a glass boat. I was really wanting to go 20-22 feet, but I usually only have myself and 1 maybe 2 other people on board. 4 is rare (4-5 times a year). Does anyone own one of these boats? Do you like it? Cons??
These are the 2 boats that are in my price range that I like. Any other suggestions are welcome.
Figured I would tap in on the knowledge base of my fellow sportsmen and ANY suggestions/advice is much appreciated! Until I'm back on the water, Good luck!
Better late than never?
Went to Delacroix (and put in at Sweetwater Marina of course) last week. Super low and muddy water made tough conditions but we fared out with 30 trout. Fish were caught in the cleanest water we could find east of the pencil canal. We caught 75+ fish but there were a ton of small fish mixed in... we caught all of our fish by 9:30, then the wind picked up and the bite shut down and the water got dirtier. Hope the report helps, tight lines everyone
My buddy's dad just bought a camp on Lake Catherine. We have never fished the area and are looking for some pointers. I know the train trestles can be productive, but don't really know how to fish them.
Is Lake Catherine itself worth fishing? Totally new to the area...
Any info is appreciated. I don't need super specific spots, but just have no clue where to even start.
Wife has a bachelorette party this weekend so I get to go fish/bowfish with some buddies this weekend! How bout ya yard pass??
Seeing if anyone has any recent reports for trout fishing near Leeville. No hotspots, just some clues. Do I need to run toward Grand Isle and fish around Caminada Bay? Or is Raccourici a better area?? I have caught some trout in little lake on the way to Raccourici before this time last year.
I have a 19' Carolina skiff flat bottom so I will be kind of limited if the wind is bad.
Any help is welcomed and I hope everyone has a safe a fish filled weekend!
I am looking for some recommendations for an outfitter to take a group of guys on a hog hunt in Texas. My brother-in-law is getting married and we want to take him on a hog hunt around May.
Has anyone been on one? If you liked your experience, please share the outfitter.
No reports from the spillway this weekend? I know the river level is right, and judging by the hundreds of boats I saw at Spillway Sportsman's and Dickies on the way to work this weekend I'm surprised not to see any reports...
Anyone watching the weather and going to roll the dice and head to Delacroix in the morning like I am? Gonna keep watching it but I've got the itch bad!
Did anyone else have a rough day on the water yesterday? We ended up with a few bass, 4 keeper reds, and a handful of rat reds. That is a rough day for me in Delacroix... We had high high water and a chilly start. Just curious if anyone else struggled. I know a lot of people were fishing by the number of trucks were at sweet water!
Anyone seeing any rutting or buck activity around Liberty, MS? Just started seeing some scrapes and hookings. Have seen several does but nothing following. Just wondering what everyone else was seeing...
Delacroix is hot right now! Ran to 4 horse and fished the mouth and birds, caught our limit by 7:45! Fish caught on plastics under a cork and on the bottom. Chased some bass n reds for a while then called it a day. Beautiful day on the water! Ended up with 50 trout, 5 reds, and 4 nice bass. Good luck and be safe and courteous out there!
It was a beautiful morning on the water today before the front rolled in. Keeper trout every cast in Grand Lake until the front rolled in! All bites shut down after the front moved in but 2 of us ended up with 42 nice trout, about 15-20 throwbacks, 2 keeper reds and a few rat reds. Delacroix is on right now if you can fish around the weather!
Well despite the gale force winds and the cold fron rolling in I decided to take a buddy who doesn't fish too often to Delacroix. First couple of stops weren't hitting on much, but next stop it was ON. We caught reds from 7:20 AM til 11:20 AM. We caught our limit in about 10-15 mins and caught one monster sheepshead, but played catch and release the rest of the time. We estimated that we had caught b/t 50-60 reds.
NOT complaining but we didnt catch a SINGLE trout. Water was stained for the area we were in and I'm gonna chock it up to that. Reds were full of 1 inch shrimp and small minnows. We caught fish on live shrimp under cork, grubs under cork, and fresh shrimp under a cork in about 3 feet of water fishing a grass line.
We had a great time and he had the trip of a lifetime!
Pics coming up soon
I have been fishing Pigeon pretty hard on a regular basis lately. We have been catching some REALLY nice bass, keeping our limit every time. Is it just me or is it still kind of tough fishing? The water seems a little high still, but its running out of the woods in most places and STILL no stacked up bass! Usually if you find clean, moving water coming out of the sloughs this time of year you can catch anywhere from 10-50 bass out of one run out. Just wanted to see how everyone else was doing and if anyone had similar results. The fish I have been catching haven't been in the clear moving water.
Do y'all think most of the fish are still in the woods? I have run around and found 5+ canals with clean moving water and not a single bite...
Three trips worth of photos...
Any reports from cocodrie/dularge from anyone NOT a guide?? Heading down to fish terrebone and the islands Thursday Friday... Water still clear?
Went out of coco's marina 6/18, weather man said 0-5 mph winds... YEAH RIGHT! Long story short we couldn't get out until 8:30ish when the winds laid down enough for my 19' Carolina skiff. We ran out to whiskey island, hit the rigs in Terrence bay and the trout are there! We ended up with 45 keepers and at least 50 more throw backs... Islands didn't produce nearly as well as the rigs did... Caught all fish on plastics on a jig head. If we could have made it out early our 4 man limit would have been easy... We lost at least 10 keepers at the boat by not utilizing the net early on... Good luck to all cheers