Our string of trips started out Friday 7/16 with an
overnighter. It was a 2 boat trip, and due to some
comp;ications, we were not able to leave the dock
until late. Got to the floater not long after sunset
and immediately threw a popper and brought a
nice blackfin to the boat. The rest of the night jigs
were dropped and blackfin were pulled up,
however, we could not get the yellowfin to bite.
Daylight came and after packing some blackfin in
the boat, we finally picked up a nice 55lb yellow.
Hit some rigs on the way in and loaded the boat
with Big 15 lb almaco jacks, amberjack,
triggerfish, a lemonfish, a yellowedge grouper,
mangroves, and limit of snapper
This was a fun trip and the people on the boat did
not want to go too far so we could get back to the
dock early and because of the waves, but we still
caught plenty of fish. A limit of nice snapper, a
bunch of mangroves, a lemonfish, triggerfish, and
one scamp grouper were all caught that day.
We had Joey and his crew from New Orleans and
they were here for a meat haul and a meat haul is
what they got. First stop of the morning they
quickly picked up some good red snapper. Next
stop amberjack. We caught our limit of jacks and
fished for some mangroves. Picked up some real
nice ones, the biggest 2 going 11 pounds! They
were satisfied with this catch so we headed back
to the marina.
Now that snapper season is closed we will be
focusing on our overnight trips, but if you want a
rig trip there are still plenty of other fish to catch!
Mangrove snapper, Amberjack, Almaco jacks,
triggerfish, grouper, cobia are just some of the
fish we can fill the box with when were not out
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well we had a late start as our crew was living it up
on bourbon the previous 2 nights in celebration
for a bachelor party, but we left the dock around
7:45 and headed out to the gulf. We were greeted
by sloppy seas, and as the day went on, they got
worse. This didn't stop them from having a good
time tho. Red Snapper was the first target,
however, our crew ended up picking up lots more
mangroves then reds at this rig. We jumped around at a few
rigs and picked up a nice limit of red snapper,
around 25 mangroves, a jack, and some
Despite the sloppy weather, our crew had a good
time and managed to catch some fish.
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Had a fun trip saturday with a crew from Baton Rouge.
We landed 10 LEMONFISH, unfortunately one of them was undersized but it was released without a gaff hole in it back into the gulf.
Struggled a little bit to find some nice snapper, but finally put a decent limit in the boat. 28 nice mangroves, triggerfish, almaco jacks and Amberjack made up a good box of fish.
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Thursday we had a 6 man group from Livingston
Started the morning off well by boxing 6 lemonfish. One of these fish even had a tag in it! The boat was painted red by the time we were going snapper fishing. Next stop, our crew quickly put together a limit of nice red snapper. Time to catch some jacks. This stop produced a mix bag of jacks and mangrove snapper. I think we ended up boxing 3 or 4 jacks and a bunch of mangroves. One more stop on the way in produced some more mangroves. A little over 500lbs of fish and some happy customers.
OPEN BOAT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY-- GO LONG CHARTERS
well we got Sunday booked and had a cancellation for Friday and Saturday so give us a call now for father's day weekend to book a trip where you will have a good time as well as catch fish.
Plenty of fish were caught on a charter this past
saturday including Amberjack, Red Snapper,
Mangrove Snapper, Dolphin, Triggerfish, and Cobia.
Even had a surprise visit from one of the ocean's
biggest, a whale shark. Take the quick drive to
Cocodrie and enjoy some great fishing for father's
day. Check out the pictures and let us know when
you want to come!
Thought this was interesting/sad that supposedly less than 1% of oil soaked birds actually live after being cleaned.
sorry that link isnt working when i post it for some reason:
'Kill, don't clean,' is the recommendation of a German animal biologist, who this week said that massive efforts to clean oil-soaked birds in Gulf of Mexico won't do much to stop a near certain and painful death for the creatures.
Despite the short-term success in cleaning the birds and releasing them back into the wild, few, if any, have a chance of surviving, says Silvia Gaus, a biologist at the Wattenmeer National Park along the North Sea in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.
'According to serious studies, the middle-term survival rate of oil-soaked birds is under 1 percent,' Gaus says. 'We, therefore, oppose cleaning birds.'
The oil spill -- which continues to pump more than 200,000 gallons (755,000 liters) of crude into the Gulf each day -- was caused by an April 20 explosion on a BP-operated oil rig about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast.
In the path of the spill are several large protected areas for wildlife, including a vital nesting area for thousands of brown pelicans which were only removed from the US Endangered Species Program last year. Louisiana's Breton National Wildlife Refuge is by itself home to 34,000 birds. So far, the vast oil slick has yet to make significant landfall, limiting the numbers of birds affected, but observers worry that it is only a matter of time before beaches along America's Gulf Coast become blackened.
Birds Will Eventually Perish from Long-Term Causes
Catching and cleaning oil-soaked birds oftentimes leads to fatal amounts of stress for the animals, Gaus says. Furthermore, forcing the birds to ingest coal solutions -- or Pepto Bismol, as animal-rescue workers are doing along the Gulf Coast -- in an attempt to prevent the poisonous effects of the oil is ineffective, Gaus says. The birds will eventually perish anyway from kidney and liver damage.
Gaus speaks from 20 years of experience, and she worked on the environmental cleanup of the Pallas -- a wood-carrying cargo ship that spilled 90 tons of oil in the North Sea after running aground in October of 1998. Around 13,000 birds drown, froze or expired due to stress as a result of the Pallas spill.
Once covered in oil, a bird will use its bill and tongue to remove the toxic substance from their feathers. Despite oil's terrible taste and smell, a bird will still try and clean itself because it can't live without fluffy feathers that repel water and regulate its body temperature. 'Their instinct to clean is greater than their instinct to hunt, and as long as their feathers are dirty with oil, they won't eat,' Gaus says.
Kill Them 'Quickly and Painlessly'
But it's the instinct of biologists, who often feel compelled to save the birds out of duty and ethical reasons, that will ultimately lead a bird to a worse death, say some. It would be better to let the birds die in peace, Gaus says, or kill them 'quickly and painlessly.'
Even dyed-in-the-wool preservationists from the WWF agree with Gaus. At the time of the 2002 Prestige oil spill off the coast of Spain, a spokesman from the organization said: 'Birds, those that have been covered in oil and can still be caught, can no longer be helped. â¦ Therefore, the World Wildlife Fund is very reluctant to recommend cleaning.'
The Prestige spill killed 250,000 birds. Of the thousands that were cleaned, most died within a few days, and only 600 lived and were able to be released into the wild. According to a British study of the spill, the median lifespan of a bird that was cleaned and released was only seven days.
Well I think it may be the last hunt on my buddys lease for a while as this was the second time we tried and could not hunt in any blind as there was no water, except it was much worse this time. Made it about halfway back into the lease when we just stopped the boat and found a nice spot in the marsh grass to sit and wait for some pass over shots. Saw a big flock of teal but they were high. A pair of Grey ducks somehow flew right over us and we managed one. Waited till about 8 30 and didn't see or hear anything else so we just decided to go fish. Parked the boat on an island and got out to go catch some reds when my buddy yelled for his gun. He only had one shot and missed but I grabbed my shotgun and chased after this swamp rat through the marsh grass as I had my mind set on killing somethin that day, and just when I was out of breath i saw him make a break for the water. Pulled the trigger and made that nutria take a dirt nap. Saw a couple more but couldn't find em once we got close.
The water that is in that picture of the marsh is about as deep as my index finger. Also have a cool picture of some oyster shells with ice all over them but the 3 picture upload is killin me.
Duck hunting sucked this morning I think because there was no water anywhere. Had to set up in a new spot today as there were few that had enough water to even float the decoys. Still caught a few fish after our hunt including this nice red, and finished up at the camp with a b.a. dinner..
Got a late start this morning but still made it to the blind right after sunrise. We got there and about every 30 minutes there would be a flight of birds till 9. The day was finished with 8 ducks--2 b/w teal, 2 mottle ducks, 4 big Grays.
A few from yesterday
Made a trip saturday to hopedale started fishing about 11 to give time for the water to heat up. Bite was really slow but we ended up with 17 trout fishing till about 4 o clock. Caught plenty more small ones. We chased reds in some clear duck ponds but just couldn't find even one. Will be out there freezing again tomorrow
Moved to a different area today and saw less birds, but had a few more shots. Knocked down 4 inluding these two mottles which were killed with 2 awesome/lucky shots.
Saw a bunch of ducks but couldnt get any around us they were all flyin high i think our parked boat was scarin em off but killed a dosgris and 5 pouldeau
Fished on monday in the thickest fog i've been in in a while as we could only see a few feet in front the boat. Stayed in one area drifting and picked up one trout as there was no water moving at all. Later in the day we trolled some shorelines and drifted a little more and ended up with 4 reds, 5 trout. We caught a bunch of trout as we got into a little school but they were all about 10 inches. Total time fishing during the day was probably about 2 and half hours so not too bad considering the fog and short trip.
Team Reel Fine went out saturday afternoon in Lake P and picked up a few. We didn't really fish much as we got tired of fighting the wind quick, but we did get a few nice ones while we did fish. Biggest went 23" and looked a lot fatter in person, she was full of eggs when i cleaned her. All the others were over 16 and caught on deadly dudleys and hybrids gold flake color.
I'm leaving for florida for a week tomorow so had to get in a last minute fishing trip. My pops and I had a little trouble finding good clean water, and had to end the day a little early as the trolling motor would no longer go against the wind with a low battery (hasn't been charged in a while). First cast of the day was a trout, but the spot we were in was hard to hold in the wind. We missed a few bites and of course I managed to lose the trout that pulled out the most drag but thats how it goes sometimes. The day was finished with 9 trout caught on Dudley's and Hybrids.
Made a quick hour and a half trip this afternoon from about 2 to 330 and we had a little difficulty with the trolling motor bracket so we could not use that motor, but anchored down we managed to get 3 17inch drum and 1 flounder...fished with Hybrids in the gold flake color and magic minnow
Made a quick afternoon trip today..left at 5 and got back a little after 7. Me and my buddy Matt fished the southshore of lake P and caught 2 reds and 1 trout, just couldn't seem to find the trout although it looked like we saw em popping on the surface we couldn't get any to bite. 1 red was nice, but the other was just 16" and was missing most of his tail fin. The trout was also small at 13 inches and was caught on a Hybrid in the gold flake color
caught it this afternoon in city park...somethin im sure katrina brought in, it just looks like another type of cichlid. look at the orange around it's fins. and yes it is a girl holding it in the picture as I don't paint my fingernails that color...
Not really cool that they started here. They are an invasive species that reproduce very quickly, so if you catch one even if not to keep you should just throw it up on the bank. That is why at the city park bass rodeo they have the 'rio grande round up' to try and get as many as they can out of the parks ponds and lagoons. I have heard that if you catch one big enough to eat that they are good though, but as wrong as it sounds, it would definitely be a good idea to kill all the ones that you catch.
J. Rucker im thinkin 'Bankside Charters' would catch more fish then most people out of a boat..ha ha nice fish brotha
may till i think around august, bull sharks come in the lake to have their pups which is why a lot of the sharks caught in the lake are small, but there always is momma hanging around somewhere. We used to catch them all the time off the seawall. Just remember you can't keep them unless they are over 54 inches long, and the limit is one per vessel (not sure how that works on land). Check out some of my old pictures i think i have some on here with some bull sharks from the lake. We used to just cast net some mullet or pogies cut them up, toss it out on a wire leader and wait. GOOD LUCK
then we could take the levees that surround new orleans and bring them down and drop them along the coast so no oil could get to the marsh!!!! I hope Jindal hasn't gotten to many e-mails like that or else he's never going to listen to us
Reel Screamers or Cherece IV charters...both you will be happy with
man the way your describing these fish, sounds like your gonna need a harpoon or perhaps the U.S. Navy, but you could use the seagulls for a good topwater bite.....
Capt Josh Howard and Capt Gray Long...look at Deep South Charters
Venice- Capt Josh Howard (deep south charters), or Capt Gray Long (go long charters)
Grand Isle- Capt Daryl with Reel Screamers or Cherece IV charters
I'd check out Reel Screamers or Cherece IV...both have great captains for inshore or offshore.
Also take a look at Grand Isle captains..being from out of town I think you would enjoy the Grand Isle atmosphere much more than Venice as there are more ammenities on the Island. Check out Cherece IV charters, and Capt Daryl Carpenter with Reel Screamers. Cherece IV offers a sportfishing boat if you are looking for more comfort while daryl has a center console. Both captains will put you on fish
Academy has a wall with a bunch of them in new orleans. I prefer the ones that aren't solid wire as I think especially when trout fishing they see that so the speckulizer or somethin like that is what I would recommend. There more expensive but they work so does just attatched a cork with rattles in it... http://www.rodnreel.com/speculizer/index.asp?pg=products
yeah we didnt do too good most of the first split but have seen plenttttyyy more ducks during the second split. We saw a bunch more ducks yesterday at the front of the lease so maybe well hunt there friday but we had a good amount of action yesterday just missed a few and had some stay just out of range...the boat is what i feel like always turns them away even tho i put it on the other side of the pond and walked to the blind.
Its a little longer drive then you may want but Cherece IV charters can team up with other charter guides to get all your people fishing
put some in ice in a gallon zip lock bag and put it in the bucket with them, also don't put too many shrimp in there...a lot of times shrimp die because of heat, and you don't want to put ice directly in the water because of the chlorine in ice...They don't always stay alive but you can usually keep them if there is enough water/oxygen for the amount of shrimp you have and if the water stays cool
Cherece IV charters or Reel Screamers...Both are out of Grand Isle and both have great captains. The CIV is a 40ft boat and Reel Screamers has a faster center console boat so it just depends what you want to fish out of
we from new orleans..shoot me a email we fish the lake mostly but go down to hopedale every so often cause one of my buddys has a camp there we hunt and fish at. shoot me a email if yall are comin down here anytime soon..Im kinda busy on weekends cause im about to graduate but i go in the afternoons after school or saturday and sunday afternoons
thats why there called shorts
sorry man, some of us got a lot to show off to the girls back at the dock...
Huntin fool its a cichlid that has invaded city park waters...being an invasive species I know the park people want them out which is why they have the rio roundup which is to see who can catch the most out of the park waters..Team camo caught over 900 of them in last years rodeo and i hear caught a lot this year as well