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!
The bayou marsh magic continues.....live shiners fishing between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm...
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 ...so 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.....
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
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!
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
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 great....no 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.
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.....
Getting to be that time, they are slowly moving up. Soon it will be very busy!
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!!
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.
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 positions...you 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!
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!
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.
Still pullin them out the bayou in Gauche!
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.
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.