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I may be headed down to Delacroix this weekend to check out the St Bernard Seafood Market pilot program at the Delacroix Pier. While I am down there I was thinking about bringing a couple poles and dong some bank fishing? How is the bank fishing down on the Delacroix and/or Hopedale highways??

Also let me ask another question which I hope maybe one of the ole timers may know. My great uncle who taught my dad to fish, who passed on his passion and love of fishing to me had a camp on Hopedale highway. My great uncle died almost 35 years ago, I am trying to pinpoint the location of where his camp used to be - I know that it is gone after all these years. Anyway if anyone remembers Roger LeBreton who once had a camp on Hopedale Highway way back in the day please get in touch with me. Thanks and tight lines!!

May 30, 2018 at 10:57am

I know that Tites place is no longer operating but I was wondering if anyone has any pictures of the boats that used to be rented from there. If anyone does please let me know.

December 01, 2017 at 9:57am

Hey everyone, long story short - my dad used to take me and my brothers to Delacroix when we were kids, specifically we would go to Little Crevasse. Unfortunately my dad passed away this past August from Leukemia. The last time I went fishing (October 16, 2015 - I had three surgeries last year so I couldn't go at all in 2016) was also the last time he and I went fishing and was the first time since he had taken me to Delacroix that either one of us had been back and was our best trip ever, had no idea at the time it would be our last fishing trip together. There was one point in Little Crevasse where we hooked into a school of some pretty redfish, I named the spot 'Paw Paw's Point'. Next Thursday would have been dads 73rd birthday and I am taking my brothers and sister to Paw Paw's Point, my question is that this is mainly a trip to honor my dad and to spend so time together with each other - yet I want to come home with some fish!!! I don't need a boat load. So I am looking for some suggestions of spot in the area as backup plans. Pics are from my dad and I's last trip. Thanks.

March 21, 2017 at 9:48am

Took off of work Friday (10/16/15). Great day in the beautiful marsh in Delacroix. launched at Sweetwater, great folks there!!!

Havent been to Delacroix since my dad took me 30+ years ago, this time I took him. First stop Pointe Fenne Bay, fished points and reefs, one flounder and two bass. Redfisherman were quite rude running past us on full plane - I understand you are fishing for $$$$ but still, a little courtesy on the water is appreciated.

Headed to Little Crevase - this is where my dad introduced me to fishing and my love for the sport has grown ever since - Thanks dad!!! Finished the day with the flounder and two bass and Little Crevase gave us two specs and 8 nice reds. Then there is the one that got away - see pic of leader clasp - had to be a big ole boy.

October 19, 2015 at 10:24am

Havent been down to Delacroix in many a years. Curious about the best/safest route to Oak River area. IS it still Bayou Gentilly, thru Petite Lake, then hit the pipeline canal all the way to Oak River?

October 14, 2015 at 3:22pm

I have a 1996 Johnson 175 Ocean Runner, motor runs great however having issue with tilt and trim and I believe I am having a fuel leak. I notice fuel leak stains down the port side of the motor after I run it. I have read that its prob due to the carb needing to be rebuilt, it doesnt look that complicated to do, anyone done this, how did it go?

Also the trim / tilt motor isnt running, it was running intermittently and has since stopped. I replaced the relays but still not working. All that I am getting is the clicking from the relays when the up or down switches are pressed. I assume that this means power is getting to the relays at least. Going to try and run power directly to the trim motor this weekend to see if the motor works at all. If it works I will assume its a connection from the relay to the motor. If it doesnt run I guess that means the trim tilt motor is bad. Anyone replaced one of these before, I have heard different stories which some say you have to remove the whole motor from the boat and some say you can remove the trim assembly and replace the trim tilt motor that way.

Opinions / Advice???

August 15, 2014 at 11:14am

I have a 1996 20' Hydra Sports Ocean Skiff and the same year Johnson Ocean Pro 175. I thought my ignition switch had gone bad. All other electrical components work fine. I changed the switch this morning with an OEM switch and I still get nothing. I am looking for ideas or maybe a place to take it to to have it looked at by a professional without having to wait forever or need a second mortgage, lol. Any ideas or opinions would be appreciated. Thanks.

May 26, 2014 at 9:25am

I have a Garmin 541s, I would like to use it in my house to just learn how to use it. Is there a cable that I can purchase that will allow me to power it up in my home, or do I have to sit in my boat on my trailer in my driveway?

May 08, 2014 at 12:50pm

Bought used boat, motor and tandem axle trailer back in October. Loving it, however.... was told trailer had electric brakes and I saw the brake drums on the trailer when I bought it. After taking it out a few times I realized that the electric brakes were not working at all. Currently the trailer has brake drums on the front axle and what appears to be rusted out hydraulic lines. Trailer does not have a surge coupler. So after determining that the setup is over 3000# I realize legally I have to put brakes on this. My question is two fold. Electric or hydraulic surge brakes? Pros and Cons of each please. Also I am pretty handy and could install either system with little assistance. What am I looking at price wise for installation kits, and what would it cost me to have either one installed by a trailer shop. Was really looking forward to gettting out on the water soon but I dont want to risk it. Have purchased new tow vehicle with a 5000# tow rating and I estimate the setup to be about 3800# (boat, motor, trailer, full of fuel and gear) - dont want to screw up new vehicle brakes either. Thanks for your help.

May 02, 2014 at 3:22pm

Thinking about going out Friday maybe Trestles or to a few rigs in Lake Borgne. Just want to get out on the water and get some fish slime in the boat. Any ideas, suggestions, advice, bait ideas??? Thanks.

April 23, 2014 at 6:50pm

Thinking about heading out Sunday maybe to the Trestles, Rigolets, Lake St. Catherine area. I know there is a front coming thru Saturday. Any suggestions, just want to get that first fish in the 'new to me' boat. What about the rigs out of Lacombe?

November 22, 2013 at 11:51am

Hello, I just purchased a Garmin 541s which came with the US Coastal maps and I am planning on getting either a BlueChart G2 or BlueChart G2 Vision map aslo as well as the HomePort software. I am interested in your Edge files for this unit. I will be mainly interested in the following areas and wanted to see which Edge files would give me the most 'bang for the buck' so to say: Lake Pontchartrain, Rigolets, Lake Borgne, Biloxi March, Hopedale, Delacroix, Bayou Bienvenue. Thanks.

November 11, 2013 at 11:19am

Looking for ideas on where to take a trip for some freshwater cats, I am on the Northshore. I am thinking about the Tchefuncte?, maybe Manchac? Any Ideas????

November 05, 2013 at 2:56pm

Woo Hoo!!!!! I am once again a boat owner!!! Now I have GPS question. I am looking at three models and would like to get some opinions on them. All of these units come with transducers.

Lowrance Elite 4 Combo - Has Navionics Gold SD card with Coastal/offshore coverage of US and Canada. $370

Lowrance Elite 5 DSI Combo - Has Navionics Gold SD card with Coastal/offshore coverage of US and Canada. Also has DownScan imaging. $450

Garmin echoMAP 50s Combo - Has Garmin U.S. Coastal cartography.

My main need is going to be for marsh fishing in the Hopedale/Delacroix/Lake Borgne areas. Probably at some point venture to areas like Venice, Grand Isle but not really offshore.

October 31, 2013 at 10:08am

Thinking about going to Grand Isle this weekend and either camping on the beach in a tent at the state park or finding a cabin. Anyone camped on the beach at the state park? Also obviously I want to do some fishing (no boat). Looking for advice on best bets, fishing pier (fish from the pier or from beach and throw under pier?). What about along Hwy 1 (better between Port Fouchon and Grand Isle, or Leeville bridge and Port Fouchon)?

September 27, 2013 at 10:42am

Quick question for you. I find that it is time for me to start looking for my boat. I have owned one in the past (bought it used)and this time I want new, or slightly used. What time of the year is the best time to get one from the dealers (meaning slow sales = lower prices). Also I am looking for a 19-21 ft center console with lots of seating so i can use it to play around with the family as well as fish so any suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance.

August 09, 2012 at 4:02pm

Hey guys (and gals), I am thinking about maybe heading down highway 1 this weekend for some bank fishing. Any ideas of suggestions I have never done this.

May 24, 2012 at 9:15am
A comment titled: Re: Great Day in response to a report titled: Great Day

Thanks, but I think you have the wrong guy, I am not Richie, LOL

October 20, 2015 at 9:38am
A comment titled: Re: Oak River in response to a report titled: Oak River

Thanks for the info. Hopefully I will have some pics to post when I get home!!!

October 15, 2015 at 2:34pm
A comment titled: Re: Oak River in response to a report titled: Oak River

We are going tomorrow (Friday), is that a tournament day?

October 15, 2015 at 10:00am
A comment titled: Re: Oak River in response to a report titled: Oak River

Thank you. The last map is what we are planning on. Wish us luck!!!

October 14, 2015 at 8:18pm
A comment titled: Sending unit in response to a report titled: Tilt Trim Motor

That limit switch you mentioned sounds like the trim sending unit for the trim guage. I am going to replace mine while I am down there since it seems tight and my guage hasnt been working.

August 18, 2014 at 9:43am
A comment titled: Thanks Ocean Runner in response to a report titled: Tilt Trim Motor

Thanks so much for the info. I was able to motivate the service bracket to do its job. LOL. I'm gonna go look for a trim motor online and think I am gonna replace the trim gauge sending unit also, it seem tight and my trim gauge hasnt been working. Once I get it all in if I have any trouble I will definitely send you a message. Truly appreciate your offer. Sportsman are awesome!!!! Thanks again.

August 16, 2014 at 9:27am
A comment titled: Service bracket in response to a report titled: Tilt Trim Motor

Looked at it this afternoon, trim motor housing is rusted thru so needs to be replaced. Found instructions online. Looks very do able. Instructions say to lift motor all the way up and engage the service bracket (not the trailering bracket). My service bracket doesn't appear to be stuck or jammed but I can't move it. Is there a secret?

August 15, 2014 at 5:13pm
A comment titled: Weight in response to a report titled: drum at twin spans?

How much weight are we talking about to use at the L&N bridge. 1oz. 1 1/2oz, 2 oz, more?

August 13, 2014 at 9:36am
A comment titled: got power, but... in response to a report titled: Eectrical help

Using wiring diagram determined which wire supplies power to ignition switch. Ran wire from dual battery switch to ignition switch. Turn key and 'beep', what a lovely sound!!!!!! Turn on water hose to run motor. Motor won't turn over, starter spins but sounds like it's flooded. Everything was fine last time I ran it about 6 weeks ago. Boat ownership is fun, lol

June 01, 2014 at 11:33am
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Eectrical help

Mike and Beast, thanks guys. Found a wiring diagram that I can read and am gonna trace the positive feed back to the battery and hopefully find a loose connection or a blown fuse. Gonna trace the ground also.

May 29, 2014 at 1:54pm
A comment titled: No juice in response to a report titled: Eectrical help

Don't think I am getting any juice at the switch and don't see any fuse before the switch. used volt meter to check for voltage at connector right before switch and got no readings. This is becoming over my pay grade. Guess I need to bring it somewhere. any ideas or suggestions as to where? I am located in Covington.

May 26, 2014 at 10:51am
A comment titled: fuse in response to a report titled: Eectrical help

I do see a fuse under the motor hood. 20amp, looked fine, replaced it with the spare that was included and still nothing. Don't see any other fuses.

May 26, 2014 at 10:02am
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Garmin 541s

Thanks for the info. Sorry if you get this twice, I tried to send an email thru the site but i am not sure if it went thru. I think I would like to start with the Lake Borgne Edge file and the Hopedale - MRGO to MS Edge file. Could you send me details on how to get these files to my email. Thanks again!!

November 11, 2013 at 2:38pm
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: GPS Question

Thanks everyone for the comments. I bit the bullet,, found a Garmin 541s last night on Amazon for $495, including transducer and shipping. Like the ability to get the G2 vision charts and the auto routing feature with those charts, that, the price point and the positive Garmin comments helped me make the decision, Time to go catch some fish!!!!!!!!

November 01, 2013 at 10:46am
A comment titled: Beach access in response to a report titled: Bank Fishing

So I am assuming that you can drive on the beach from the end of the shell road east to the pass?

September 27, 2013 at 11:34am
A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Grand Isle

Thanks for the suggestions and info. I will let you know how I do.

May 24, 2012 at 11:44am
A comment titled: Bridge? in response to a report titled: Highway 1 Bank Fishing

Ok I hope this doesnt make me look dumb, but what bridge? Like I said I have never been down that way before.

May 24, 2012 at 9:49am
A comment titled: Parking in response to a report titled: Grand Isle

I have never been to grand isle and I think I would like to go this weekend to drown some swimps. Where does one park to access these rock structures? And what about live bait, where do i get it?

May 24, 2012 at 9:36am
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