I would use the Weather contact and get a Monthly Tide Chart on LouisianaSportsman.com It looks like the charts no longer show the shaded areas which would indicate the best times to fish. This was always a good tool for me. Is this format still available on the site anywhere? If so, let me know, as I cannot locate it or maybe I am not formatting the data correctly. Any help or thoughts on this greatly appreciated.
Big Trout deserve to be looked at Straight.
These are from earlier Poster.
I am looking for a new Truck and am looking for input from anyone who launches out of Pointe ala hache at Beshel's Marina.
I have issues with the ramp when pulling a Large 23ft fiberglass boat out the launch.
My REAR wheels start spinning when the wheels hit the gravel area and ruts in the area from prior boats digging a small hole.
We were able to get the boat out the hole, but it was work.
Launching should not be WORK.
Will the new Ford F150 V6 small engines handle this?
Will the added feature of Limited Slip Differential handle this issue?
Looking for input from anyone that had (has) similar issues with the Launch.
It would be great if Beshel's would extend the Concrete and the problem would be solved.
But until then, trying to be an informed buyer.
Thanks for your input and suggestions.
<a href='http://www.powerpro.com/publish/content/global_fish/en/us/power_pro_v2/info/using_powerpro/knots/uni_knot.html/'>Click Here</a>
for Uni Knot example.
Power Pro recommends the UNI KNOT.
I tried it and it seems to work extremely well for braided line and regular line also.
I have inserted a couple of links for how to tie a Uni Knot.
Hope this helps.
<a href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZTsB65D-bM/'> Click Here for Youtube video which demonstrates tying the Uni Knot.
<a href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6O-KMVi1AI/'> Click Here for a different Video For Uni Knot.
Top Fishing Spots for Delacroix by Captain Jack Payne.
Contact Captain Jack Payne to find out if these spots are still holding fish.
No. 1: Pencil Canal
N29 41.511 x W89 47.379
No. 2: Mouth of Bayou Batola
N 29 41.130 x W 89 49.124
No. 3: Batola Cut One
N 29 40.960 x W 89 49.202
No. 7: Pointe Fienne
N 29 39.444 x W 89 47.349
No. 8: Oak Drop One
N 29 37.996 x W 9+ 47.365
No. 9: Oak Drop Two
N 29 38.089 x W 89 47.551
A lot of Trout have been pulled out of the Little Crevasse Area and Bakers Bay area off Oak River.
The Trout are always on the move. So depending upon the water temperature, wind direction, Tide range, etc.
I would suggest that you contact Captain Jack Payne at Sweetwater Marina. He has put me on some beautiful trout as well as Reds.
He is willing to share his knowledge.
Ask him and you shall receive.
Tell Captain Jack that Tommy J of Harvey referred you.
Sweetwater Marina is situated directly in front of
Captain Jack Payne can provide you with insight where to target the reds and trout.
He has fishing supplies, charts and great service at his launch.
His Launch is the second one down towards Delacroix.
You can see Bayou Gentilly from his Launch.
Hope this aids anglers with a picture of the area and to give a visual of how Great a Location that Sweetwater Marina provides to anglers and Hunters.
See attached Photo.
Does anyone know where this oil came from?
Is the LDWF aware of the Oil in Violet Canal?
We fished out of Hopedale on Saturday, May 4.
Not much luck.
On the way back home, we saw two big black sheens in Violet Canal.
Does anyone know what this was in the canal? We saw it around 2:00pm.
Friday Fishing Report
April 20, 2012
Launched out of Joshua's Marina Friday morning. Frelich's did not have any live bait.
Fished with dead shrimp and plastics.
2 reds 1 Drum
Water was dirty.
Fished not far from the Marina. Just poked around various broken Islands.
No birds working yet in the area.
Hopefully, that will change by June 1.
We launched out of SWEETWATER Marina with numerous other boats. You would have thought they were giving something away.
Fishing was good, but the Ramp to Launch the boat is too steep when you are removing the boat out of the water. My tires were spinning and burning and smoking. I thought it might be just me, but the boat in front of me and behind me were having the same problem.
Glad for the people that helped by jumping in the back of the various trucks to help the back tires get traction and remove the boats.
Anyone else have concerns or problems with the ramp. There was one truck, with a 4 wheel drive and Diesel engine that appeared to do OK with the ramp.
Hopefully the good people at Sweetwater Marina can fix their slope on the downramp.
Launched out of Joshua's Marina Saturday morning.
Picked up live shrimp from Frelich's
35 cents if you pay with Cash
40 cents if you pay with Credit Card
Headed towards the beach area close to the Empire Rock Jetties.
Getting out there was aggravating as I am not that familiar with the water close to the Jetties, but there are several areas that are very shallow. I did not damage my lower unit, thank goodness.
Tried several areas around, but only able to get 1 trout using the live shrimp.
The catfish were all over.
So I decided to head back towards Joshua Marina and fish the Islands close in.
No trout, but full of Redfish and Drum.
Also caught one flounder.
It looks like the Hopedale area has cleaner water compared to Buras area. Therefore, holding more fish.
Also the Pogie plant is up and running, so the smell is terrible near the Buras Canal.
Looks like alot of people watched Frank Davis' fishing report the other night.
There were several boats around Pelican Pointe, other fishermen said they were heading to IRON BANKS.
Report was right, the fish want shrimp right now.
The bigger trout were caught with live shrimp.
Not much action on the plastic where we fished.
The shrimp at Beshel's Marina were extremely nice shrimp. No small ones mixed in the batch. Lively and stayed alive for the trip out.
Water was calm early morning, but then the wind picked up a little.
Always good to be on the water on conditions like today.
Anyone use any type of Anti-glare screen for their GPS units out on the Water?
Just curious to see if anyone had any recommendations.
I see where NuShield DayVue offers a product.
Thanks for any insight and or recommendations.
Does anyone have any reports from Belle Island lately?
Has the water around Belle Island been OK lately?
Any specks coming from this Area.
It's been awhile since I launched from Beshel's Marina.
Does Beshel have their Hoist running yet?
Has Beshel's been having any Live Shrimp for the Fishermen?
We just noticed a couple of cracks on both sides of the Lower Unit Housing on the Outboard Motor.
Anyone have a used lower unit for a replacement or any suggestions of who would have one.
Report from Wednseday, out of Black Bay area.
They had to work a little harder Wednesday than normal.
Had to make 3 stops instead of the normal 2.
Isn't it a shame in SE Louisiana, you get spoiled with sometimes only having to make two stops.
But all fish caught 2' under a popping cork.
Back at dock before 9:45am
Glad to be able to beat the heat.
Very few White Trout in this area.
Majority nice big Specks.
It sure is fun when you have a double or triple going in the boat at the same time.
Good time was had by all.
After using Explorer to copy *.usr file to Micro SD card, I successfully loaded the waypoints and tracks to my new Lowrance Elite 5 GPS Unit.
There is a program GPSBabel that is available for free and works well in translating GPS data from one format to another.
After conversion, then load or copy onto SD card and then load to Lowrance Unit in my case.
Saved hours of tedious manual input one by one.
I wasn't able to save the *.usr file to the Micro SD Card using the GDM6 for some reason. Kept getting an error message saving error occurred while saving file. I am using Windows 7. I do not know what causes this file not to be saved to the SD Card.
However, what did work was using Explorer and copied the file from the c: drive to the Micro SD Card. That worked. I tested the GDM6 program to make sure the waypoints were viewable using the data from the Micro SD Card.
My next step will be to upload the file to my Lowrance Elite 5 system. I hope it transfers over smoothly.
Thanks again for all your help.
This method may help others if they have the same problem.
One more thing, I just found out that the Garmin Mapsource product lets you view the map using Google Earth. That is a Cool feature. Really helps pinpoint tracks that you have and waypoints.
Let's you see water changes, etc.
Had I known this prior to purchasing my Lowrance, I would have purchased a Garmin to replace my Garmin Handheld.
Does Lowrance map GDM6 have any feature like this?
I did not see it upon my looking.
We were expecting low winds, but that did not happen.
We were expecting OK water, that did not happen.
Against our better judgement, we decided to go anyway.
Tried a few areas, nothing but hard heads.
Finally came across some birds working, got on a good bite under the birds. Trout were small but still held cornmeal.
Please be courteous with other Boats that are already fishing the Birds. I do not mind sharing fish, but if a Boat comes 40mph in the birds, guess what, the Specks will be spooked and no one gets the fish.
When approaching diving birds, use a trolling motor and give the first guy as much room as possible.
I know the weekend warriors deserve time on the water, but please be patient so everyone catches fish.