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Bringing my teenage boys to Grand Isle for my first ever trip there to fish Thursday afternoon/evening and Friday morning. Looks like a falling tide for Thursday afternoon and rising tide for Friday morning. Looking for trout and redfish so any suggestions on where to fish right now and what to use would be appreciated. CG

May 05, 2019 at 2:56pm

Capt. Paul, Was wondering if you had coordinates for three popular winter time fishing spots along Hwy. 1 called Forbidden Hole, Snake Pit, and Radio Tower Hole. Regards, Cason G.

April 30, 2019 at 9:13pm

Anyone catching crabs or shrimp at Joseph's Harbor lately? Trying to find a place to take my young boys crabbing.

March 28, 2011 at 11:14pm

Might want to remember Capt. Paul, the GPS man on this site who also makes the Fishing Edge files. Heard he is recuperating from open-heart surgery. Hope you get well quickly, Capt. Paul!

October 28, 2010 at 3:39pm

Anyone know who works on boat plumbing in the area? Have got 3 livewells on the boat with copper pipes in the back that have corroded a bit and are probably leaking some. Need to have them checked out to see if they are and which livewell is being fed by which pipe.

June 02, 2010 at 12:23pm

Anyone catch lately at any of the SMI rigs, Tiger Shoals wellheads, or Eugene Island 74 etc.? Planning on going tomorrow to try to find some fish. Thanks!

May 19, 2010 at 8:58pm

Any of you fishermen know of any ethanol-free gas stations in the New Iberia area? Just had to bring my boat in for about $400 of repair work due to ethanol-related gas problems. The only place I found that claimed to have ethanol-free gas is Hebert's across from Dago's in Lydia. Anyone able to verify this? Called Dagos as well but they didn't know one way or the other.

July 11, 2009 at 9:35pm

Am interested in castnetting some at Marsh Island for live shrimp to fish with. Anyone have any suggestions for any particular weirs or dams?

April 23, 2009 at 9:08pm

Just wondering if anyone has a good recommendation where you have caught specks or reds, fishing from the bank, bridge, etc. using plastics, dead shrimp, or live bait. Willing to drive up to 1 1/2 hrs. east or west of New Iberia. Have a small boat but not real safe to take small kids in.

June 21, 2008 at 3:29pm

Made my first cast of the day yesterday with one of my Shimano Curado reels, and the freespool button would not disengage when I began to try to reel my bait in. I had to manually thumb reel my bait back to the boat. Any suggestions?

July 25, 2007 at 3:32pm
A comment titled: Re: Back To Back Cocodrie Speck Limit in response to a report titled: Back To Back Cocodrie Speck Limit

Nice haul, guy!

May 02, 2020 at 6:47pm
A comment titled: Re: Charter recommendations in response to a report titled: Charter recommendations

Some guides will also guide out of your boat if you have one that's adequately sized and equipped for half the cost or so of their regular-priced charter.

June 12, 2019 at 1:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Leap forward? in response to a report titled: Leap forward?

Guess they're not getting enough from the site sponsor captains.....

May 16, 2019 at 3:38pm

Thanks for the reply....does Bridgeside or some other marina sell minnows?

May 06, 2019 at 5:15pm

Thanks for the reply and suggestions!

May 06, 2019 at 12:43pm
A comment titled: Re: Doubles all around 5-20-15 in response to a report titled: Doubles all around 5-20-15

Wow, almost 6,000 views of this post and only one comment so far....I'm thinking it has to do with the subject matter of the photo, LOLOLOLOL!

May 24, 2015 at 7:53pm
A comment titled: Believe it depends on in response to a report titled: Old Saying about West Winds

which side of the wax lake/atchafalaya delta you're fishing, lol!

June 05, 2011 at 12:03am
A comment titled: OCR in response to a report titled: reel repair

1208 Surrey Street
Lafayette, LA 70501-7638
(337) 233-6341

May 13, 2011 at 1:36pm
A comment titled: I could go for in response to a report titled: Guides Need Own Forum

a limit of one post per guide or paid sponsor per day. Multiple postings get old!

May 08, 2011 at 9:43pm
A comment titled: Wow! in response to a report titled: Incredible Trout Fishing!

Guess the water cleared up eh Capt.? Wanted to go yesterday but had to head in the opposite direction to Lake Charles on business.

May 07, 2011 at 11:37am
A comment titled: Should be calm tomorrow Capt. in response to a report titled: Rough Seas

looks like winds should be 5 mph or less. Not sure how quickly the waters will clear up though. If they have to open the Morganza Spillway with all of the high Mississippi River water I hope it doesn't mess up Dularge/Cocodrie for the summer....sure would be nice to have one 'normal' summer, lol!

May 05, 2011 at 1:33pm
A comment titled: I wouldn't go.... in response to a report titled: Marsh Island

unless you're going to be bottom fishing. The water is filthy everywhere in the bay right now with the rising water that's pouring out of the Atchafalaya right now.

May 05, 2011 at 1:27pm
A comment titled: Only good snake.... in response to a report titled: snakes

I'm always amazed at the number of people who try to convince others to 'learn more' about snakes to see which ones are 'bad' and which are 'good'. I simply don't have time nor want to take the time to decide if a snake is 'good' or 'bad'. I will shoot or shovel any snake that comes within range and won't bat an eye! Since the Garden of Eden when Satan chose the body of a serpent to represent him, and the serpent allowed himself to be occupied by him, snakes have represented evil. Just last week I had the pleasure of shooting a nasty-looking 3 1/2 ft. snake in our pond. Heck, my dad used to take us at this time of the year on snake shoots up and down the bayous with .22' was a blast!

April 25, 2011 at 12:37pm
A comment titled: Jughead's is still there... in response to a report titled: Info needed

Believe the launch fee is $5-6, and he usually has frozen bait shrimp, crabs, and sometimes cocahoe minnows.

December 19, 2010 at 11:08pm
A comment titled:'s a website for you in response to a report titled: Dularge Trout Fishing Click on Facilities then Monitoring. You can then click on several different locations in the Cocodrie/Dularge area which will give you all kinds of weather and water-related current information including water temperatures.

December 16, 2010 at 10:20pm
A comment titled: Republican doesn't mean conservative in response to a report titled: New Law

Bush was really not a conservative. He was good for keeping us safe from terrorists but was not fiscally conservative. Find myself aligning more with the TEA party these days. Tired of big government!

October 27, 2010 at 4:16pm
A comment titled: Don't think you need a hunter's course in response to a report titled: License

as long as you are with a responsible adult 18 or over who has had the course or doesn't need it because of when he was born.

October 26, 2010 at 4:22pm
A comment titled: All a part of the current regime's plan.. in response to a report titled: New Law

I knew things like this would become reality before Obama got into office...that's why I voted for the other candidate, even though he wasn't a conservative either. Hopefully enough TEA party candidates will get into office after next week's voting to at least defund all of these left-wing ideas.

October 26, 2010 at 4:15pm
A comment titled: Cost in response to a report titled: Port Sulpher Bust

Any idea what your ticket fine will be? Looks like you don't need the closed area with the good catch you had in the open area!

August 04, 2010 at 3:25pm
A comment titled: Federal Closures in response to a report titled: Redfisherman

The federal closures are ridiculous and should be opened immediately. Officials are having trouble finding much oil anywhere right now and surely there is not oil 3 miles off the coast and beyond from Lake Charles to Venice!!

July 29, 2010 at 8:47pm
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