Made the long haul from Denham to Leeville this morning armed with Goo,âs cocahoes. Water was decent and winds kept the gnats away. Saw all the boats at the pipeline rocks so started at the helipad. Caught a few small ones with only 1 keeper and a few stingrays. Moved to the pipeline cut on the island and ended up with 22, had to catch 3 to keep one. Bite was steady came and went in spurts. Bite shut down at 1 and I was out of minnows, they wanted no plastics. Good luck fishing.
I hadnât been to False River in a while and had a small window to go close to home Saturday morning. Fished 4 hours with 8 made it in the boat. 3 on spinnerbait 5 and nicer ones on crankbait. All released for another day.
Made a long solo haul from Denham Springs to Leeville this morning. Everyone at Goos went to Catfish Lake but me. Right off the bat, 2 reds, 21â and 27â by the launch. Went to Little Lake looking for trout but they were hit and miss but small. Fished my way back into the Texaco Canal area and more reds, too big or too small. I wish I was tournament fishing because they were all nice beast. Ended up with 4 good reds for a good courtbullion and left just before the rain hit.
Any reports of crabs in Bayou Lacombe yet?
Went solo Wednesday and Thursday to Leeville with some insight from Capt Bob. Left the public launch with some lively cocohoe minnows and never cranked the motor. I used the trolling motor along the banks and was done by lunch. Caught nice limits close both days.
Had to go to Thibodaux yesterday for minor family medical procedure so, why not bring the boat even though bad reports last few days. Got to Jugs bout 3pm to see only 2 trailers in the lot and one was for WLF and was told I was crazy for going out in 25-30 winds. Went anyway to the east side and first few spots behind the points and reefs led only hardheads and stingrays on plastics. Water was not the greatest. Tried every bait possible and hit many points. I let the wind push me and found a cove with shrimp blowing up and nice water. After catching nearly a hundred in an hour or so, I managed to weed out nearly my limit on H20 shrimp from Academy. It was beautiful afternoon considering the wind.
Launched in the dark this morning and was ready for the early feeding period. Ended up with early limit and headed in for long ride home.
Went on a long sole trip from Watson early. Followed some advice from Capt. Gerald and went on east side. Fought the gnats and mosquitos at sun up. First spot was nada, second spot on backside point in current pick up 5 keepers then went totally small on matrix shad. Made small move and again small, switch to swim baits and 8 put in the box. Ran down Bayou Sauveur and turned into a bay where birds falling in water. Matrix shad kept small ones so back to swim bait and increased keepers to 15. Everything shut down so packed it up to head in then pull over by WLF boat, checked papers, safety stuff and fish, nice guy and all was good.
Thanks Capt. Bill for the info. JJ and I fished Sister Lake area Monday and immediately nailed the reds fishing in the grass and duck ponds with gold spinner baits. We bounced around the lake for specs and found a ton of small ones being able to keep about 25. Then the huge sail cats moved in and drug us around the lake.
Fished Tuesday morning and nailed the reds again then got swamped with the rain from every angle. Called it a day. Great time fishing with Son.
Im planning a trip next week with son on Easter break. Has anyone stayed in the cabins at Southern Leisure? I came across their ad for $40-$50 a night but I am concerned why they are so low. We are just looking for a place to lay the head and spend all our time fishing. Is it worth staying here or Tranquility Bay the better choice for a lil more? Thanks
2 late reports from recent DU trips last week. K and I went last Thursday and then JJ and I went last Saturday. We did very well on both days despite the cold and the winds. It was a one stop shop off of Bayou Seveur with the GLO TKO. It was fast and furious especially since I was using the double rig. When I cleaned them, their bellies were stuffed full of nice shrimp in most every one of them.
Tough Day!! I went to do the DU with son yesterday. On the water at sunrise and had great sunrise and beautifil skies but wind and muddy water. Started on the east side and fished everywhere in between to Bayou Grand Calliou, couldn't get away from the oyster boats popping up around us. Hit all the spec holes only to find the small ones. Took the pounding and hit the islands in Sister Lake only to find more dirty water and 1 huge red, released to survive another day. Came back to hit the duck ponds for reds to find 2 more huge ones to release.
Catch of the day
Heads up, was told next week that Jugs was raising his $7.00 launch fee to $8.50!! He said his taxes going up?? Must need it to finish his addition between the buildings.
Capt. Paul, I just downloaded your edge file and the waypoints on my unit. When I opened all the files on my computer, there is a color map with all the waypoints on one of these adobe files. Can this detailed map be converted to the unit or does the waypoints only load to the base map in the unit itself? Your Map has a little more detail than the map in the unit.
Boy was it rough in the lil Alweld today. But, the fish didn't mind. 3rd spot and it was on! Ended up with 25 nice specs and a few white mixed in. The TKO Glow Shrimp was the ticket doubled up on the bottom.
Planning to fish somewhere Thursday. How is the water conditions and level in Big/Lil Alabama?
Good Day! Went to the DU yesterday and only took 2 stops. Limit specs and 31 white trout. TKO clear/chartreuse tail shrimp was the winner.
Looking to upgrade my Eagle Cuda 350 S/Map to a Lowrance Mark 4. It looks like it has good reviews but looking to see if anyone has one and if its worth the $200. Looking for pros and cons. It will be going on a small boat for lake and coastal fishing.
Went to Bayou DuLarge for a short trip Thursday morning and caught easy limit. Brought son Thursday afternoon for a while and he caught his limit. I went back Friday morning and caught another limit. Only 1 rod and only one bait used. We fished in Bayou Sauveur Thursday and Bayou Du Nord Friday and never had to move. We fished 4'-6' edge of oyster beds tightlined the Tsunami blue back swim bait slowly dragging on bottom, wonderful bait and all were keepers.
Went to Manchac to fish Hwy 51 canals. Wind made it tough. Fished til noon with only 2 small bass to show for efforts, bait was everywhere. Coming back across the pass, seagulls and bait exploding. Shrimp were busting out of the water. Threw cast net and filled bucket with about 3 pounds nice shrimp. We used shrimp for bait, rest went in stew, 1 big sting ray, 1 small black drum, 3 large croakers, fried, and 6 nice crabs, added to stew. Wind and late tide change blowing through made it a tough day. But, good to be on water with son.
Planning on a trip to Montegut tomorrow to work at Dad's and planning on hauling the small boat, 15' w/25 Yami. Any reports from Lake Tambour or Lake Boudreaux? Want to make Monday afternoon and Tuesday am trip. Thanks Treerat!
Well due to the heat for the last 30 days, the only water the boat has been in was from T.S. Lee. How is the water level in False River and conditions? I need to get out and wet the line but don't know if its worth the wild with all the fresh water.