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I know all of us have our favorites with red or mangrove snapper, but this has been my favorite.

1.5 lbs snapper fillets (bloodline removed)
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lemon
1/3 cup white wine (anything on hand)
2 cloves garlic
1/4 stick of butter (sliced in 4 or 5 pats)
3 sprigs parsley cut fine

Dry off fish with paper towel, then season with salt and pepper. Dredge fillets in flour, shake off excess. Heat olive oil in skillet on medium heat. Pan-fry fish on each side till lightly browned (about 3 minutes per side). Gently remove fish from skillet. Add garlic and saute' for about one minute. Add wine and squeeze lemon in pan while scraping pan drippings into the sauce. Add butter to pan, and immediately turn off heat. Return fish to pan to reheat and absorb sauce. Shake parsley onto fillets. Plate fish and spoon any remaining sauce onto plated fillets.

I prefer mine with a salad and asparagus on the side. If you want pasta, just double the sauce ingredients and pour remainder over cooked angel hair.

This recipe can be used with any white fish. I like it with Mahi, Grouper, Amberjack, and even Specks.


August 15, 2012 at 10:29am

Now having a proper boat to go after them, I am looking to try my hand at some yellowfin tuna fishing. I know there is a lot of experience in the LA Sportsman community, and I would like to gain as much knowledge as possible to avoid wasting valuable time and money. I will be fishing mostly out of Cocodrie, but may tow to Fourchon at times. My first question is about seasons. When and where is the best time to target these magnificent creatures. I know different seasons may call for different tactics and locations. I would like to just get some basics down before we go 100 miles out for no reason, but if that's where we have to be it.


August 03, 2011 at 10:42am

Capt. Paul,

I have heard about some sunken German U-Boats that are great reefs in the gulf about 60 or so miles south of Cocodrie. Do you know the GPS coordinates of them or other reefs in this area for targeting grouper?


July 25, 2011 at 2:30pm

Capt. Paul,

I have been unable to locate a map with depth information for distances due south of Racoon Point off of Isles Dernieres. If I go due south from the Point, how many miles before I reach 50 feet of water, then 75 feet of water. Also, is this area at depths between 50 and 75 feet a 'target rich environment' (rigs)?


June 03, 2011 at 8:23am

I have become comfortable fishing out of Fourchon last Summer, and now (like everyone else),I am having to figure out some other areas to fish. If anyone has information on fishing out of Freshwater City and going offshore, please respond with info on how far due south from the landing to 100' of water? Is there a target rich environment at that depth (ie. rigs)? Is there decent fishing for snapper, lemonfish, amberjack, dolphin in this area, and how far do I have to go distance from launch to get to them? I am limited to fishing range due to fuel capacity, which is why I am so stringent in picking launch location in proximity to fishing grounds. Any other suggestions for this general launch area (Freshwater City, Cypremort Point) would be appreciated. Thanks and tight lines.

July 07, 2010 at 4:42pm
A comment titled: Re: spotted vision in response to a report titled: spotted vision

Michael Blanchard in Chauvin (I think he still does that) cell is 985-232-4633, home is 985-594-2420

July 03, 2018 at 9:32am
A comment titled: Re: LIVE SHRIMP/CROAKERS in response to a report titled: LIVE SHRIMP/CROAKERS

Bait connection is right past Boudreaux canal on the left and there is also a bait boat by the sportsman right before you get to Robinson canal. Both have live shrimp

April 29, 2018 at 11:13pm
A comment titled: Re: Custom Aluminum Bay Boat in response to a report titled: Custom Aluminum Bay Boat

Martinez Welding in Plaquemine makes a fine looking and riding aluminum boat. He can make anything you want. I don't have one, but know some people who do. 225-659-7782

January 30, 2018 at 12:07pm
A comment titled: Re: Great couple days of catching in response to a report titled: Great couple days of catching

Thanks for the info, gonna get some. Had good results with TigerBait matrix shad this weekend, but always looking to expand the arsenal.

January 15, 2018 at 9:28pm
A comment titled: Re: Great couple days of catching in response to a report titled: Great couple days of catching

Where’d you get those b2 squid?

January 15, 2018 at 3:34pm
A comment titled: Re: Where to catch pogies in cocodrie? in response to a report titled: Where to catch pogies in cocodrie?

Any of the location canals along Bayou Terrebonne usually holds them.

May 29, 2017 at 10:37pm
A comment titled: Cud Sheer in response to a report titled: overnight tuna bachelor parties

I would recommend Capt. Cuda Sheer out of Cocodrie, LA. I have been on some great offshore charters before and have had a lot of fun, but none greater than when I was invited to fill a spot aboard the 'Sheer Thing'. Cuda fishes harder than ony other guide I have fished with. He will put you on fish. He definitely knows what's going on out there...he commercially fishes for tuna with rod and reel when he's not guiding customers. Give him a call 985-209-4578.

April 26, 2012 at 1:38pm
A comment titled: Congrats in response to a report titled: First Yellowfin Tuna Trip aboard the 'Hoosier Daddy'

Congratulations on your first Tuna in your own boat. How far out of Cocodrie were y'all, and in how deep of water?

January 02, 2012 at 8:10pm
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