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I am used to fishing croaker on Carolina rigs. With a croaker I always am patient and have to let the fish really commit before setting the hook which is the opposite on shrimp I am much quicker. What is the correct way to fish with a cocahoe? Do you have to be patient for the trout to commit or more like a shrimp?

I also hook croaker through their back towards the tail but I was going to hook the cocahoe through the lips.
Thanks

June 05, 2017 at 4:41pm

I am new to bayou beinvenue area and looking for some reds. I caught some in the summer working the lake borgne banks but havent had any luck recently. Has anyone ever fished the marsh before the first lock. the marsh that is by bait inc? any advice on where to start or lures( i was thinking spinnerbait) for reds/sheep/drum/bass would be really appreciated.
thanks

February 13, 2017 at 9:55am

a buddy of mine went fishing last week in little lake and caught trout. I have been trying but havent had an opportunity with work. looking to go in the next week or two. will there be trout left inside then. 4 horse, little lake, grand lake, lake john. these are the areas im familiar with. Or will the trout be out in black bay by then? thanks

May 05, 2016 at 9:33am

im trying to fish the islands that are south of seven dollar bay area this saturday. i would like to finish up inside the mrgo. i have a 17 foot boat so i cant handle to much open water in my routes. it looks like there is a cut on the south end of seven dollar bay and to the east of that inside the bay a bayou empties into it that will connect me to spoil canal. has anyone ever navigated this area and knows if this is a safe route? i have never been in seven dollar bay before but have heard its shallow. on google earth the route looks good. thanks for any help. trying to add a picture.

April 22, 2016 at 10:46am

Fishing Hopedale the other day and didn't have a ton of success. Some trout 2 reds and very slow. Couple of guys told me about black drum on the bottom. ...I have never targeted them before but really enjoy catching them. I wasn't sure where to try on the bottom. If you have a d deep bayou do you focus on elbows? Honestly looking to increase my knowledge as a fishermen and any help or advice is appreciated.

March 29, 2016 at 3:30pm

I havent been able to fish in a while because of work but i am trying to go out this weekend. would like to try bayou robin and bayou batola possibly. not sure of the best way to get there in low water conditions and looking for any advice. i have not fished these before but looks like they could have fish in the turns. any advice on that fishing is welcome. i do not care what i catch as long as i am catching. thanks for any help

January 25, 2016 at 9:29am

I have 2 teenage nephews in town from up north. They have never fished in Louisiana and are leaving Wednesday evening. We have a trip planned Wednesday morning but not sure if any of the marinas will be open. Does anyone know. Would like breton sound or Campos or if those are closed bait Inc. thanks for any help

October 26, 2015 at 9:34pm

fished saturday afternoon in hopedale. wind was pretty heavy out of the north and then died at the end of the day. fished lake robin and the cuts near the north side of the lake. i am not very familiar with the area. caught maybe 20 to thirty but only 2 were keepers. lots of 10-11 inch trout. moved to lake coquille and found birds diving and sitting. caught more trout but again almost all throwbacks. ended the day with 7 keepers throwing back well over fifty. i have not fished coquille before and saw some oyster reefs that were pretty defined by pvc. they were in six feet of water. i have not fished oyster reefs before but seems like they could be productive if fished correctly. any advice on how to fish them would be appreciated.

October 12, 2015 at 8:33am

looking to see if this is a safe route to get to the locks in bayou b. i think the locks are not working and wanted to see if i could still get to the back side of it. i have never really fished this area before so im unsure of whats deep and whats good. thanks

October 08, 2015 at 10:48am

Does anyone know who makes this cork? it appears to be a popping cork but instead of a foam cork it is a hard plastic filled with rattles with wire through the middle. I have never seen a hard plastic with the wire. thanks

September 25, 2015 at 1:34pm

i run a flat boat and typically run pretty popular bayous that curve a lot. I also like to get a very early bite and do a lot in the dark. I am trying to come up with a way to make it safer. my boat isnt that tall and is impossible to see in advance. i would like to come up with a 10 foot pole of some sort that i cant put maybe an orange triangle shape flag at the top during the day while running and also have a small light attached to the top of it while running in the dark. obviously a battery operated light at the top would be best but im thinking that would be to much weight and that i will need to run a wire through the pole to hook up to the boat batteries. im having an issue coming up with a material for the pole. i was thinking pvc but that might be to flexible and not strong enough. i am not in a big boat so space is an issue. any ideas are welcome. thanks for the help

May 11, 2015 at 11:00am

i am making the drive from new orleans to hopedale area and looking to buy live cocahoes. breton sound marina has no live bait right now. not sure if anyone else does. thanks

March 24, 2015 at 10:02am

I am interested and will call him. i really dont fish that bait very often usually in fall. how do you work it in this late winter time. Do you let it sink then slowly walk the dog back to you several feet underwater? also i typically really like to fish this bait from the shoreline back to boat in small bays that get to 4 feet deep. i have not fished it in canals before. any advice is appreciated. thanks

February 12, 2015 at 1:04pm

looking for a safe route to orange bayou in delacroix. looks like i can go through bayou gentily to grand lake and hop right into orange bayou. i have never run that area before i have typically only fished four horse area in the past. are there obstructions or really shallow areas i need to watch out for. thanks for any help.

January 26, 2015 at 10:18am

Went fishing yesterday and had a hard time catching trout. Luckily found some sheep but struck out on reds. Fished mainly st. Malo area which I'm new to. Wind was very heavy but water was extremely clear and 58 degrees. Thought for sure trout would hit but no luck. Is anyone having luck with trout? Is it to late for any in that area? any tips? Thanks

December 23, 2014 at 6:27pm

I noticed i have a very small crack in my aluminum flat. it is right above the eye in the front of the boat. its about 2 inches long and very tight. would have never noticed unless i had to clean out my storage and noticed a little light at the spot. a friend told me to drill a small hole on each end of the crack to prevent the crack from spreading and then to jb weld it. I know the best thing to do is to see a welder but money is a little tight right now. does anyone have any advice. thanks

November 05, 2014 at 11:24am

This is the time of year i typically like to start drifting some of the smaller bays for trout. average depths anywhere from 3 to 5 feet. a lot of times amadee in hopedale. anyway i always let the wind push at my back and i cast forward but thought it might be a good idea to start trolling a bait from behind the boat. im not sure if under a cork or just pulling a 1/4 ounce jig with a soft plastic would be best. has anyone ever tried this before seems like it could be a good idea. thanks

October 22, 2014 at 1:16pm

i heard that they did some work on pips marina in hopedale. has anyone heard anything about the backdown? thanks

October 20, 2014 at 12:57pm

I finally have a saturday off and will fish. wind looks like it will be out of the s.e. but under 10. I havent been in a long time so I am hoping to catch some trout and reds or whatever is biting. not very familiar with lake of 2 trees area but it looked pretty good when i went once this summer(i mainly fish hopedale lagoon/ ameda area). Not sure if any trout have made it to the lagoon yet. i was also thinking of stump and muscle. thanks guys taking a friend who has never fished in louisiana before and want to show him a good time.

October 08, 2014 at 10:06am

I have never fished the intercoastal before and looking for a little help.
I live in new orleans and plan on launching at bait inc is that the best launch or is there another im not aware of. I would like to buy live shrimp if possible. are there closer marinas?
To fish the wall it looks like i get into the mrgo and take a left headed towards the hot water canal and then taking a right(east) towards what looks like a huge lock. Is that the place everyone fishes?
If so are there any places i should maybe focus on more than others?
is this typically a live shrimp on the bottom type place?
and are there other places i should try in the area if the place isnt hot.
i like catching trout or reds or drum or sheep equally.
and last i had a friend who tried to go a few weeks ago. he launched at bait inc but couldnt get there because the locks were closed to get to the mrgo. is there a schedule or telephone # to call in advance. thanks for any help

September 22, 2014 at 10:54am
A comment titled: Re: bayou beinvenue red advice in response to a report titled: bayou beinvenue red advice

thanks for the help. gotta go try it

February 14, 2017 at 10:33am
A comment titled: picture added in response to a report titled: route for lake machias(seven dollar bay? to the mrgo?

are both routes safe? thanks

April 22, 2016 at 12:43pm
A comment titled: Re: Great Day in Delacroix on the skiff in response to a report titled: Great Day in Delacroix on the skiff

great reports. its nice to see them when work prevents you from fishing. thanks

November 09, 2015 at 9:50am
A comment titled: Re: Umbrella rig in response to a report titled: Umbrella rig

It seems like it would but I haven't tried it.. I'm sure someone on here has. If you hear anything please post

October 17, 2015 at 11:43pm

thanks for the help.

October 13, 2015 at 9:12am
A comment titled: Re: is this route the right one in response to a report titled: is this route the right one

Thank you

October 09, 2015 at 11:19pm
A comment titled: Re: is this route the right one in response to a report titled: is this route the right one

Launching at either bayou beinvenue or chef. Looking to get around to the other side of bayou b since the gate is broken right now. Also I like to fish inside the marsh and it looks like it could be a great way to cut through the interior marsh in a bayou that may or may not be deep enough to navigate through.

October 09, 2015 at 9:37am
A comment titled: Re: who makes this cork? in response to a report titled: who makes this cork?

thank you. I do use the versa max cork and i like it but i prefer the action from the steel line through the cork for soft plastics more.

September 29, 2015 at 11:12am
A comment titled: Re: Mozambique Point in response to a report titled: Mozambique Point

I have never gone down that far before but have always wanted to. please let us know how you do. is it a good trout spot as well. thanks

August 27, 2015 at 2:15pm
A comment titled: Re: need opinions on a safety issue in response to a report titled: need opinions on a safety issue

thanks guys for the help. power pole micro would be nice but not quite on the budget yet but one day. thanks again

May 12, 2015 at 12:54pm
A comment titled: Re: Bayou Gauche in response to a report titled: Bayou Gauche

thanks

March 12, 2015 at 10:11am
A comment titled: Re: Bayou Gauche in response to a report titled: Bayou Gauche

Has anyone ever caught redfish there before? I was told that you can catch a wide variety of species there. Just curious if reds are plentiful or maybe catching one per trip and more of a bad spot. Thanks

March 07, 2015 at 6:31pm
A comment titled: Re: Bayou Gauche in response to a report titled: Bayou Gauche

Has anyone ever caught redfish there before? I was told that you can catch a wide variety of species there. Just curious if reds are plentiful or maybe catching one per trip and more of a bad spot. Thanks

March 07, 2015 at 6:29pm
A comment titled: Re: To All Mirrorlure Fishermen in response to a report titled: To All Mirrorlure Fishermen

I am interested and will call him. i really dont fish that bait very often usually in fall. how do you work it in this late winter time. Do you let it sink then slowly walk the dog back to you several feet underwater? also i typically really like to fish this bait from the shoreline back to boat in small bays that get to 4 feet deep. i have not fished it in canals before. any advice is appreciated. thanks - See more at: http://www.louisianasportsman.com/lpca/index.php?section=reports&event=view&action=full_report&id=187432#sthash.d0KnzsIC.dpuf

February 13, 2015 at 11:57am
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: a sheepish fishing trip

Thanks

December 20, 2014 at 11:10am
A comment titled: not lookin for your spots in response to a report titled: a sheepish fishing trip

I wasjust wondering what makes a place a good spot to.try for sheeps this time of year. Im thinking try deep curves of bayous on the bottom with shrimp and possibly oyster reefs in bays. Are these the kinds of spots i should focus on

December 19, 2014 at 11:25pm
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: while drifting does anyone leave a rod in the back to troll

thanks yall. it seemed like a way to cover more areas and always have a pole in the water on somewhat windy day. i didnt even think about hard baits in the shallow water.

October 23, 2014 at 10:09am
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: 2 trees or stump lagoon area?

went saturday morning and started in stump and worked through lake eugene. saw bait but not shrimp in the water. did not catch many fish but had a great time. couple of trout and one red. trolling motor went out on me early. started making a big rumbling noise and the prop went very slow. turned off quickly and when i ran the boat the wind would spin the prop which has never happened before. hope its nothing huge but it probably is. anyway that changed the way i normally fish so i tried to points coves and cuts. didnt do great but better than being home. thanks for the help

October 13, 2014 at 9:26am
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: 2 trees or stump lagoon area?

thanks

October 09, 2014 at 9:40am
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: 2 trees or stump lagoon area?

thanks. i wasnt sure with a s.e. wind if that would mess up 2 trees. thanks

October 08, 2014 at 12:59pm
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