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My wife had to work so I went out this Friday evening to scoop up a little action on the Bayou 11:00am until 2:20 pm before I had to leave them biting to go pick her up....the wind was a little pain but manged to collect a few specimens to add to the fish fry collection.....the weekends I don't waste my time out there too many soldiers on the water beating the banks!

March 14 at 10:53am

The bayou marsh magic shiners fishing between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm...

March 12 at 8:55pm

Well it's like this, fishing predictors said a 1 on the scale of 1-4 and then the full moon fish eating at night, but take this into account....the 3 days up to the full moon and after usually the best because water and wind moving a little...take also into the account the spawn is on and heating up to what I call the last full moon of the spawn...and the the most important, if you go regularly then you can hone down the best fishing times. The last few days I found them to be biting in the middle of the day up into 3pm and then shutdown...each day becomes a little bit later so with that in mind we hit the water around 11pm and fished until about 3:30/4:00pm they were pretty much done by 3:00pm. The winds were supposed to be 10 to 20mph but we encountered periods of bright sun and winds hitting 20 to 35 mph with gusts up higher then that with no breaks, it was a battle but whenever you could finally sink a hook the cork disappeared much for the wind, the fish predictions the sunshine and full moon...the fish will bite you just have to narrow down the time.....I'm thinking the next couple of days it will be on. Good luck!! live shiners again!! In the back end canals of the Marsh.....

March 10 at 9:44am

Opted this past Friday to hit the water for a little while before the weekend onslaught began with the trolls of other fisherman...picked up a few and had one heartbreaker loss of a bass about 6lbs. or more right at the boat...forgot all about my landing net...oh well I know we she is bedding down will be back Monday or Tuesday and cash in on that....seems they were biting best between 12 and 2 pm because I caught most of them shortly after I arrived at 2pm for the next 30 minutes or so with the sun shining bright and then that was it for the rest of the evening...Medium size to large shiners about a foot and half down under cork with a gold no.2 hook and split shot ....light action rod and reel...The last sac in the pics was over 17'' and crushing near 3lbs. , once landed in the boat spit up a crawfish....hmmm... back in the end of canals of the marsh where the knats and skeeters will eat yo butt....lmao

March 08 at 10:20am

Went a little further back into the canals and Marsh, the nats were biting and so were the fish, big live shiners were the ticket and the water like root beer just ahead of this recent weather maker on Tuesday Morning. Also having lady luck with you helps too!

March 05 at 9:06am

Just a little heads up on fishing for the sacalait , I have done pretty good on a couple of outings and struck out on 2 but on the second strike out I met a guy who was just coming out of a canal which was just one over from where I was in the main bayou....he had 30 of the most prettiest sacs I ever saw all of them were easily over 13 inches and most between 14 to 16, he was not even fishing for them, he was fishing for lakerunners with live crawfish and this is what they were hitting on...he loaded the boat. So, another thought to ponder the mind, so much for shiners and jigs what the heck? small shrimp maybe could do the same???? I saw boats running all over the place and to my knowledge no one had anything in the boat....nothing, except that guy the sacalait king..lmao

February 26 at 12:37pm

One of two outings....went out on the 24th of Feb....yesterday and the fishing predictions said 4 stars, the weather was overcast and the winds and water not too bad, the water looked great but someone forgot to tell the fish this caught absolutely nothing. So out of 4 trips struck out twice...but yesterday was something I could not figure conditions and water was fish caught 2 bass and they were not the bragging type if you know what I mean....I posted this pic of the second outing...bass and sacalait.

February 25 at 9:15am

FIshing between the fronts are tricky, water tides, fresh water, high water, wind, dirty water etc, finding the clean water is also not a bet along with the best fishing prediction days and hours from the Fishing almanacs but 2 outings out of 4 produced enough for a little fish fry. Bayou Des Allemands and Gauche but I have seen better days, did the Sacs hit the beds in the month of January when we had the warm temps? Usually this is the prime time but having very strange and mixed results.....

February 25 at 9:07am

Getting to be that time, they are slowly moving up. Soon it will be very busy!

February 06, 2019 at 5:44pm

Suzanne's monster sac slammed a black/chartreuse mini-jig on the first day of March with cloudy skies and light breeze with a marsh fire blazing in the background gotta love it!!

March 02, 2015 at 1:37pm

Did a little crabbing on 5/23/14 finished about 11:30am and started fishing.There were some areas around deeper water where I could see cypress stumps,I had a blue and white mini jig with 3/8 black jig head sprayed with crawfish scent fished about 3 foot depth. I started pulling in some schooling sacalait one after another but when the sun turned on full beam through the clouds it turned off. I went to another location where I had a monster sac break my line a week before and made one cast when he nailed it again and this time with some new 12lb clear blue stren fishing line I nailed him also. Crabs and sacalait on the bayou what a day.

May 26, 2014 at 1:32pm

Kinda getting a little late in the season but they keep hangin on mainly biting when the weather is overcast with wind. It's crazy when the wind gets to whippin a little and the water, grass, and lily pads began movin; the fish become aggressive including bass. Shiners,jigs and patience mixed with frustration because the wind is moving you into all kinds of and boat going one way and the fish with your bait going the other LOL!!! Rain makes it even better, but when the first crack of lightning came it was all bets off, got the _ell out of there quick!

April 08, 2014 at 6:18pm

Went out friday morning 3/15/14 to take advantage of cloud cover with small chance a rain and picked up a few more sacalait. Could not give up the chance for some more fun catching these slabs, which usually in this area would be over with. Continued cold weather spurts coupled with warm weather has kept them hanging in there. I suspect they are close to being done, gotta get them in boat while I can. Shiners 12 inches under cork close to the banks and keep on the move to find them.Time to move on to the bass soon Jimmy how about some clues! Cloudy in the bayou of Gauche!

March 16, 2014 at 1:08pm

Went out this morning knowing I would probably get a wet butt and I did, however when the cold rain fell that's when the fish would start biting. Had to leave them biting because I was getting drowned and it kept getting harder and harder.Took what I could get but had a good time wet in the Bayou of Gauche.

March 11, 2014 at 11:44pm

Still pullin them out the bayou in Gauche!

February 25, 2014 at 2:34pm

Went back to my little honey holes in Bayou Gauche picked up a few more, recent rains seemed to have affected them a little.Water was clearer probably a little too much freshwater may get back to more normal in a couple of days.

February 25, 2014 at 1:23pm

Caught these fish back in Bayou Gauche on shiners and jigs before the front hit on a corner of a bank at a certain time they turned on,then turned off like a switch. Sacalait were very aggressive one hit a bass crank bait little bandit lure,thought I had a bass turned out to be huge sacalait. Bass were full of eggs so they are on the nest now there and the sacalait are just cranking up.

February 22, 2014 at 12:31am

Nice little mess to conjour up a fish fry throw in some potatoe salad...bam!

April 04 at 11:18am
A comment titled: Re: Wednesday smackdown in response to a report titled: Wednesday smackdown

Good Luck! I will be out most of next week hitting the spots, think the sacs will be finishing up over her soon in the shallows...we will see!

March 15 at 11:34am
A comment titled: Re: Wednesday smackdown in response to a report titled: Wednesday smackdown

Mandevillian, I hooked a few of those perhistoric predators while fishing a couple of times this fun trying to get them off your line and saving your hook rig up, most times they destroy your line, also hooked one of two of those shoepics, what a beast they are very strong pulled me and my boat all over the water out there. I like fishing jigs also and have caught many with that...but those sacs out there bite sort of funny and finicky this year not so sure why a big mystery...went out for a little while 11:00am until about 2:30 p.m. caught a few more my wife was at work, the wind was a bit of a hassel again but was able to score a few before having to leave to get her from work, left them biting close to the bank where the wind was pushing to.....

March 14 at 10:43am
A comment titled: Re: Wednesday smackdown in response to a report titled: Wednesday smackdown

During the spawn they really want the live bait for say,....later after they will start hitting the jigs and plastics. Good luck, any long canal that goes back into the marsh a ways and dead ends or places off rivers like side channels that end in coves where the water is more shallow is where they will be during the spawn..good luck Mandevillian!

March 13 at 9:07am
A comment titled: Re: March Madness in response to a report titled: March Madness

Now's the time right after fool moon best times to fish anywhere from 11 am until 4PM for the next couple of days! The spawn is on....

March 11 at 9:49am
A comment titled: Re: sacs in the evening in response to a report titled: sacs in the evening

Mandevillian,,,the full moon and the spawn will come together it will be on.....

March 10 at 10:22am

I tried that crappie lure thing...jigs and trailers yielded nothing....they seem a little slow to on the jigs in the area I am in...they want live shrimp, crawfish or shiners, don't know what the outcome would be with live shrimp but I witnessed what the results were on the live crawfish was a slam dunk.

March 05 at 5:21pm

That would be the ticket for a roller coaster for sure!

March 05 at 5:17pm
A comment titled: Re: Bayou Fishing in response to a report titled: Bayou Fishing

Thanks, being a little crappie is my gig!

March 05 at 5:13pm
A comment titled: Re: Bayou Fishing in response to a report titled: Bayou Fishing

Thanks....Will do!

March 05 at 5:11pm

Agreed, crawfish too...with the spillway near dipping them is pretty easy with the water up and spring in the air around the corner...with a little battery operated aerated attachment on the cooler better chance of keeping them fresh and the water as bait they are pretty deadly...

February 28 at 11:46am

mid week trips or the best!!

February 28 at 8:42am

If that's what the sacs want that's what the sacs get lmao!

February 27 at 8:47am
A comment titled: Re: Bayou Fishing in response to a report titled: Bayou Fishing

It\'s funny went out the last two days and struck out...nothing but the last day I was at the boat launch leaving there was a guy coming back there with 30 of the most largest sacalait I ever saw none of them were under 14 inches....he was in a canal one step down from where I was and he was actually fishing for lakerunners and had live crawfish, this is what he caught them all on so go figure, next week I will hit the same canal and try the same what the heck?

February 26 at 12:28pm
A comment titled: Re: Bayou Fishing in response to a report titled: Bayou Fishing

Thanks, yes clearer water is always a best bet....hopefully this next coming week we can all cash in on some spring slabs...good luck!

February 26 at 12:20pm
A comment titled: Re: Bayou Fishing in response to a report titled: Bayou Fishing

Thanks, had to really work for them though....this spring so far has been funny and weird...

February 25 at 9:39am
A comment titled: Re: Time for Sacs in response to a report titled: Time for Sacs

DesAllemands /Gauche area.

February 13, 2019 at 9:43am
A comment titled: Re: Time for Sacs in response to a report titled: Time for Sacs

Not too familiar with the Gonzales area, my best guest is talk to some of the local bait shops in the area that sell live shiners, customers talk . They would be happy to steer you to the local canals or ponds that are catching right now. Now until the end of the month will start to heat up.

February 10, 2019 at 9:56am
A comment titled: SE Southeast Teal slay in response to a report titled: SE Public Teal Slay

Great job J! I need some tips in that area something I would like to try more of other than fishing.

September 16, 2014 at 8:30pm
A comment titled: Bonnet Carre Sacs in response to a report titled: Bonnet Carre Sacs

Caught these on the upper suction Laplace side of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in the front just behind the first power pole in the water. There is a cypress stump row that usually can't be seen when the water is medium to high levels, on this day water was low and I could see them in deeper water and fished right behind them.

June 10, 2014 at 6:45pm
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