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I just picked up some whole pompano from the fish market for the first time. I was blown away how amazing these fish taste and I personally think they tare some of the best table fare available. My biggest question and was looking for help in how they are commercially harvested? I know that ppl catch them in FL panhandle this time of year but was also wondering if anyone has had any luck targeting them in the Louisiana? What time of the year, tackle and where? Any info is good info because I need to know how to go and catch some these bad boys.

May 02, 2017 at 10:52am

Seeing that my friend and I took the the day off work, our trip couldn't be a failure. The sun was shining and it was better than being in the office. Well we tried our luck at the wall and after two Hours, we only had five okay sized trout. We found a cut in the ICW and it was non stop redfish action. Ended tge sat with 10 trout, one drum and nine redfish. The cooler was so full, I miss counted. We must have hooked into 30 slot reds.

November 26, 2014 at 9:34pm

This past Saturday was a successful fishing and catching trip in Chalmette. We launched at Eddie's on Paris Road around 6:45am and we're greeted by all the other weekend warriors surrounding the wall on the east and west sides of the wall. We tried our luck in outside marshes but the wind was blowing at least ten miles an hour from the south east. We then moved in and tried our turn fishing on the bottom of the wall. First cast with an articular swim bait resulted in a speckled wonder. We fished the wall for the rest of the day and ended with 55 keepers. They were caught on Carolina rigged live shrimp and various colored matrix shad. The biggest trout was about 16.5' and they fried up well the following day. Great times fishing within 15 minutes of a metropolitan city.

November 25, 2014 at 10:25am

Does anyone know the name and phone number of the new boat launch on Paris Road? It is the on left right after the green bridge.

November 21, 2014 at 11:56am
A comment titled: Re: Panga Marine 22' ft Boca Grande in response to a report titled: Panga Marine 22' ft Boca Grande

I would like to see a picture too. Do you know what the main difference is between the pagna marines out of sarasota and the ones in Perry, FL? I have seen a lot on the web about PM and Andros, and the barebones hulls from abroad, but I haven't seen much on the Perry, FL ones.

April 27, 2017 at 12:05pm

There is a place on the Lakeshore Drive near the Blue Crab Restaurant. I think it is at 7840 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70124. Sometimes Seabrook Harbor in Gentily, New Orleans has live shrimp.

March 18, 2016 at 11:07am
A comment titled: Re: Incredible Baja 'Yak Trip in response to a report titled: Incredible Baja 'Yak Trip

Those pictures are pretty amazing. What camera and lens did you shoot with? Was it the same for the underwater pictures?

September 22, 2015 at 4:07pm
A comment titled: Thanks for the good report in response to a report titled: Irish bayou specks from the bank Memorial Day

I just wanted to say I appreciate the report with the pictures.

September 05, 2014 at 8:37am
A comment titled: 3 Reds by the Rocks in response to a report titled: Whats working at MRGO area?

On August 9th, we caught a total of 3 keeper reds (about 20' each) and a few throwback specs. All caught with live shrimp under a popping cork. The wind was okay around noon and picked up as the day went on.

Overall, it wasn't a good day catching but a good day fishing on the water.

August 26, 2014 at 4:01pm
A comment titled: Great Info in response to a report titled: Good things come to those who wait....

Thanks for sharing your experience. I enjoy reading other people's report throughout the state, even if I don't regularly fish those areas. I can't wait to share my 'aha' fishing stories in the near future.

July 16, 2014 at 7:58am
A comment titled: Specks in response to a report titled: Great day with friends wade fishing

Thanks for sharing the great report. Were you guys at a beach accessible by truck? Like Elmers?

June 26, 2014 at 3:03pm
A comment titled: Father's Day in response to a report titled: Grand isle

We went this past saturday in the morning to the island. We fished the car bridges with no luck and then tried Elmer's Island. We didn't have any luck there either. The beach was a good time though and there was hundreds of sting rays swimming near us. I look forward to your follow up report to see how you guys did.

June 19, 2014 at 6:23pm
A comment titled: Bank or Sea in response to a report titled: Gator trout

That's a bute. Quick questions, I was wondering if you were fishing on the bank or from a boat. I was thinking about making a trip down to LA 1 this holiday weekend.

Also, I assume 'the island' is in reference to Grand Isle?

May 22, 2014 at 12:37pm
A comment titled: Thanks for the Info in response to a report titled: Reds at the Yscloskey bridge?

My buddy and I ran out to the canal right after work. We were only able to fish for an hour and then it got dark. Within five minutes of pulling up, I was able to hook this nice 25' red. Thankful, a nice gentleman was kind enough to get out of his truck and he netted it for me. I ended up with 2 keeper reds and a few throw backs. We didn't limit out but had a great time in short period of time.

January 30, 2014 at 8:23pm
A comment titled: Great Info in response to a report titled: Reds at the Yscloskey bridge?

Thanks for all of the great information. I hope to get out there tonight! Were the fish biting artificial or just dead bait?

January 30, 2014 at 1:22pm
A comment titled: Another Great Trip in the Books in response to a report titled: Done Gone and Did it Again!! 1-25-14

Thanks again for putting us on the fish. The cold weather couldn't keep us away from finding those reds all hunkered down. We had a great time and look forward to night fishing the rigs this summer!

January 27, 2014 at 1:41pm
A comment titled: Water Temps in Canal in response to a report titled: Reds stacked up in Shell Beach - right now!

About how cold and duration of cold water do you think it needs to be for the reds to go into this specific canal?

Also, how is the bite when the sun goes down?

January 10, 2014 at 9:41am
A comment titled: Great Day, Great Trip, Great Capt. in response to a report titled: Silver Lining 1-5-14

Capt. Marty,
Thanks again for a great fishing experience today. The trout must have been celebrating last night and slept in this morning but that didn't stop you from finding the fish! Those Matrix Shads were trout candy. You were able to change tactics and we persevered by catching out limit. We had a wonderful time and we look forward to more tight lines in the near future.

January 05, 2014 at 8:35pm
A comment titled: Great Guide Experience in response to a report titled: Another Useless Guide Report 12-28-13

Capt. Marty, your report was spot on and we couldn't beat the elements yesterday. If anyone is looking for a great guide who is an utmost professional, I would recommend Capt. Marty. Mind you, yesterday was the first time I ever fished with him. As for fishing tips and reports, I don't have much except the best place to find fish is in the water! That's why it is called fishing, not catching.

December 29, 2013 at 9:48am
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