Anybody have any reports from Hopedale for trout? Planning a trip on Wednesday, I was wondering if any of the fish have made there way to the inside.
Does anyone know of any private dove fields near southeast Louisiana that have a pay hunt on opening day? We used to go to Sandy Hollow youth hunt but I no longer have a youth, he turned 18!!!
Thanks in advance,
Great hunt this past weekend in Tunica Hills. Had a group of does come past me at 8:00. Spooked them when I had to stand up in the climber, but they settled down enough for me to get a shot on a huge old 150# plus doe. 10 minutes later while debating on whether or not to get down and wait on my son, the spike came through following the does. 45-70 did its job again, both dropped. First deer with the 45-70 along with a hog last year. Couldn't be happier!!
Fished Friday morning out of rigolets marina. Hit a couple of cuts on the way to the train bridge, found one trout and a lot of dirty water after the heavy rains the day before. Decided to head to the first rig in lake borgne while the wind was right. Couple boats out there, but again water was pretty dirty. Picked up some small croaker and hardheads on live shrimp. Other boat was actually catching small mangroves and i saw at least one spanish mackeral boated. Didn't spend too much time there since we wanted to not waste the early morning without trying to find some trout. Fished the small wellhead on the way back to L&N with live shrimp for a little while when my No. 1 fishing buddy, my son Micah Jr., when he hooked up on something that didn't seem to even notice the drag on his baitcaster with 30# Power Pro. Jack? Shark? Yellowfin' (Lol). After a long fight and tired arms, Micah Jr. and I finally got a glimpse. It was the biggest drum we both have ever seen in person! Took both of us to lift her in the boat. I have no idea how much it weighed, but keep in mind in the picture Jr. is 6' 200lbs. That one fish made our whole trip! Revived the fish and released to fight another day, while Jr. massaged his forearms. Finished the day at the L&N before the rain moved in around 11:00. Nothing but small sheepshead, few more nice drum and more little croakers than we cared to catch. Hate catching those with a .35 cent shrimp!!! All in all great day on the water. Look for us out there in a 18' Sunbird bowrider and say Hi.