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Has anyone been fishing the rigs yet? How is it looking so far?

May 31, 2018 at 1:39pm

I bought a boat used.... that was mistake 1. But I have a feeling the motor (2006 merc optimax 20inch shaft) might be too short. I was not able to plane out so I upgraded the 6inch jackplate for a 10inch. At plane I'm shooting a big tail. I have to bring the motor down since I found the cav plate is about 1 inch above water at plane. But now my hydraulic ram is getting pinched when trimming full up for stow. What kind of hull is this and how do I measure it.

February 24, 2018 at 7:31pm

Anyone in the new orleans area have a mercury diag machine. Getting some engine faults and looking to have the chip read. If so let me know how much I would need to throw your way to make it happen.

January 20, 2018 at 5:28pm

Looking to go out fishing this weekend. Haven't been since mid November. Any reports anyone can give me. Tossing between hopedale, Sweetwater, or lafiette. Anyone been fishing these areas lately? I know the spots in each area just trying to get activity reports.

January 18, 2018 at 10:46pm

Just for the fun me and a couple buddies went to Grand Isle to do some bank fishing for a change. All 3 of us limited within a couple hours. Saturday we fished about 10am off the bridge at the main canal and were done about noon. Sunday was just as good but we fished from 10 till 3. Since they were hitting so good we only kept 20+ inch reds. If we were to keep anything over 16 we would have have been done in about 2 hours again. Many people out there fishing with the same great luck fishing bottom with dead shrimp. A couple people were playing with plastics but was only getting 1 hit for every 5 I had with shrimp. Just be aware of the passing cars. Many times we had trucks passing at 45+ mph like idiots.

January 15, 2018 at 6:49pm

Anyone know where me and a buddy can get on some sharks. Working with a 21ft boat so not looking to go too far out. Anywhere from grand Isle to Biloxi marsh is where we are looking. Any info would be great.

January 07, 2018 at 7:00pm

This is my first year fishing inshore. I know these fronts tend to make specs migrate more. Can anyone explain a little as to what to expect with this front and lower temps on fish biting or migration? Mainly the delaroix, hopedale and lafiette areas? Plan to fish on tuesday next week but have a feeling old spots might not be as good. Trying to learn so please educate me.

December 06, 2017 at 3:47pm

Let's see some pics and hear some stories of fishing trips. We all see the charters post so let's hear from individuals. Me and my buddy went down to venice Thursday just to poke around and see what was out there. We never fish there so we gave it a shot. Talked to some guys at the docks and they gave us a wide area to check out. 5 hours later we end up with 43 specks from 1.5 to 3 lbs each. 10 reds, 20 white trout and 15 channel cat. It was windy as can be but ended up being a good day.

November 10, 2017 at 10:34pm

Going to grand isle this Thursday for a fishing trip. Never fished there. Any tips on where to go. Not looking for exact spots but a general area would be nice. Unless someone wants to help a fellow fisherman out with some exact spots?? Lol. Any help would be nice.

November 07, 2017 at 4:20pm

Currently using a couple Abu Garcia spinning reel. They don't seem to perform well when pole is under tension. I am used to catfishing up north before moving here so I used ambassador series reels. ANYWAY I'm looking for personal reviews on reels. I would like to stay around 60-70 for a reel but I'm flexible. I've heard about the Penn clash but woud like to stay under 100. Any advise fellow anglers?

Note: this page is flooded with advertisements. Can we get back to answering and helping out others?

November 02, 2017 at 12:21pm

Just to disclose. I am asking this not to try to get away with anything I shouldn't i am just trying to understand this.
This was taken from an article from the wildlife and fisheries. I was trying to find out if there was a daily boat limit and came across this. what do they mean about twice the bag limit on land....

'The daily bag limit for speckled trout is 25 per person for the Lake Pontchartrain area. The possession limit of spotted trout is twice the daily bag limit on land, however no person shall be in possession of trout over the daily bag limit in any one day or while fishing or out on the water. '

November 01, 2017 at 4:04pm

Ive never fished for sharks before and would like go try to hook on to some. I only have a bass boat so I will obviously have to fish from land. Does anyone know the time of year and places to go to get into some action? I live in Marrero. So the closer the better.

October 21, 2017 at 11:07pm

Me and a buddy are going out Thursday looking for some trout. Hoping to go to hopedale, Are trout still running in these areas? Are they still hitting at the rocks near Eloi Bay? Any help would be great.

October 09, 2017 at 8:47pm

I never see any posts about port sulphur, buras or Venice. Looking to try this area for my first time. Anyone been doing any good in there areas and any tips for some redfish?

September 03, 2017 at 12:42am

So I just picked up the standardmaps SD card. Played around a bit with it and it's kinda hard to read. I got the professional (top line) one. Is there a map legend anywhere online. Just some things idk. For example on the edge of a marsh there are tons of pink x looking things. And how do you determine the oyster bed walls. It just shows huge lease areas. Any info would be great.

August 14, 2017 at 6:39pm

I plan to start fishing between hopedale and delacroix more often. I don't have a trolling motor or a depth finder. I'm able buy one of the two. Kinda stuck on my decision of when would be more useful. I plan to eventually get both but for now which do y'all recommend I get???

August 05, 2017 at 12:22pm

I have been being told by buddy of mine to go check out Hopedale area. But I read a alot about sweetwater. Im going on a fishing trip tomorrow and know very little about either place. Im fishing with a 18ft aluminum and have a push pole so shallows are not a problem. Which one should I try? Any advice or spots I should try?

July 28, 2017 at 8:59pm

I just relocated to Marrero, La from western LA. Looking to do a fishing trip with some family coming down at the end of the month but I have no clue where to start down here. Anyone willing to give me some advice on some spots?

July 19, 2017 at 9:14pm
A comment titled: Re: Marsh hogs in response to a report titled: Marsh hogs

I would love to get me a hog in the freezer. I hear a lot about 'marsh hogs' but where are these marshes? I fish ALOT but I never see marshes with life on them. Can anyone give me some advise. I live in Marrero, La

April 21, 2018 at 9:34pm
A comment titled: Re: Biloxi Marsh in response to a report titled: Biloxi Marsh

Any tips your willing to share about where to go in the Biloxi marsh. I have yet to fish it but hope to very soon.

March 23, 2018 at 11:12pm
A comment titled: Re: Biloxi Marsh in response to a report titled: Biloxi Marsh

I don't have anything to add but interested to know when the Biloxi marsh starts becoming worth the trip. When is the best time of year to head out there?

March 19, 2018 at 8:26pm
A comment titled: Re: Fishing for the weekend in response to a report titled: Fishing for the weekend

I would have to recommend the following in order from best to worse on reds right now. Hopedale, shell beach, myrtle grove, then delacroix. Everyone I know fishing in delacroix have been catching small reds (from a boat away from land) however on the main channel in the deep water they have been doing pretty well on nice reds. It is warming up but the water really hasn't warmed up enough.

January 23, 2018 at 4:39pm
A comment titled: Re: Where can I find sharks? in response to a report titled: Where can I find sharks?

I love shark. I don't know about anyone else here but we eat the hell out of It.

January 08, 2018 at 5:19pm
A comment titled: Re: Where can I find sharks? in response to a report titled: Where can I find sharks?

I agree with both of you. I'm new to this area and last year I wasted hundreds of dollars in my boat chasing specks I don't know how they migrate or what causes them to come in go out, got to bottom, ect. So it's nice to hear some input or some teachings. Don't find much of that on here. If you caught 50 trout in hopedale that's great. I don't need GPS coordinates. Just say Christmas lake is producing. I know how to fish an what to look for in that area. I'm used to fishing up north in Tennessee. Fish don't migrate there. So I didn't have to learn patterns like we do here.

January 08, 2018 at 1:45pm
A comment titled: Re: Where can I find sharks? in response to a report titled: Where can I find sharks?

Can you post or PM me the address to that forum?

January 08, 2018 at 12:55pm
A comment titled: Re: Where can I find sharks? in response to a report titled: Where can I find sharks?

That's some good Intel I appreciate it. I noticed that starting April 1st it's illegal to keep a shark so was hoping I'd find some around here in the cooler weather. A couple buddies of mine have them swarming their rigs offshore but he is on one of those 30+ miles out rigs. Single motor and 21ft boat...not chancing it lol.

Also want to point out that 300+ people have read this post and 2 people responded. I know see why No one but charters talk on here. Everyone is here looking for Intel but never giving any. Anyone know of any better message boards or pages to talk fishing spots and reports? But also requires you to be an active member ? I'd share my red and trout spots with anyone who is willing to share other valuable info

January 08, 2018 at 11:15am
A comment titled: Re: Heavy cold front in response to a report titled: Heavy cold front

Thanks for the feedback. I know where oak river is. I've been doing pretty good out in delacroix but i keep hearing after each big cold front they moved further in. But good to know.

December 07, 2017 at 6:50pm

I'll be going to Delacroix sunday but boat is full... I making trips tuesday and wednesday as well. Always looking for some fishing buddies.

November 03, 2017 at 8:29pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout in response to a report titled: Trout

Lake john

November 02, 2017 at 11:10pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout in response to a report titled: Trout

It changes a lot out there. One day they will hit on live every cast. And every 4 to 5 casts with artificial. Other days they only hit bottom with no cork with a slow retrieve on artificial. But live is always the best bet. I just keep 3 rods with me. Live 2ft under cork. Artificial 2 ft under cork and 1/4 oz jig with no cork. I cycle through each spot i go

November 02, 2017 at 10:11pm
A comment titled: Re: Best trout reels? in response to a report titled: Best trout reels?

What I mean by not working under tension is that it's hard to reel in. It likes to bind at first. I'm sure I'm using a low bearing/gear ratio. Once I get it turning it stay turning. It's almost as If the arm is too short therefore not enough tourqe to start.

November 02, 2017 at 1:54pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout in response to a report titled: Trout

I have been fishing that area the past month. The trout had moved in to the rigolettes on the north side but the last front that moved in had a bad north wind that pushed them back into south little lake. another week or so and they will be back into north rigolettes. Delacroix is where its at right now. I hit my limit by 930 this morning.

November 01, 2017 at 4:11pm
A comment titled: Re: 75 trout,4 sheep,1 red. 10/31/17 in response to a report titled: 75 trout,4 sheep,1 red. 10/31/17

That's a great catch. I tried fishing out of Sweetwater but so much area to cover and learn out there. Any tips to get started on learning the spots?

October 31, 2017 at 1:36pm
A comment titled: Re: 10/27/17 rigolets trout in response to a report titled: 10/27/17 rigolets trout

Someone else told me about the rigolets the other day. I went to lafiette thinking that's where they were telling me to go.

October 28, 2017 at 4:21pm
A comment titled: Re: Shark Fishing in response to a report titled: Shark Fishing

Yeah I've seen the video but everything seems a few years old. Someone told me a trip to grand isle at the right time of year would give me the most success. Even tho the lake has them they tend to be less abundant. I don't mind going to the isle. But the big WHEN is the issue I can't seem to find the answer to.

October 22, 2017 at 12:22pm
A comment titled: Re: Fishing this coming weekend in response to a report titled: Fishing this coming weekend

I'm no expert on the area. But I've gone here about 4 times and have always been successful.

August 14, 2017 at 9:47am
A comment titled: Re: Fishing this coming weekend in response to a report titled: Fishing this coming weekend

Hopedale was been pretty good for trout lately. Hit the Rockwall about 7am or so. Or run the oysterbeds. 3 of us went on Wednesday and took home about 40.

August 13, 2017 at 11:43pm
A comment titled: Re: 101 crab traps for sell in response to a report titled: 101 crab traps for sell

What city are you located

August 05, 2017 at 3:52pm
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