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