Made another long haul to Leeville Wednesday in da lil boat. Made way through Texaco canals heading to islands around Deep Bayou and shrimp and birds everywhere. Stopped and drifted into them and found a mix of everything, specs, white trout, seacats, stingrays but they were small except for the cats. Had to fight the porpoise to get the fish to the boat. Left and went to the islands where again birds and bait everywhere. Managed a handful of keepers and a few whites mixed in for dinner for few days. Then seacats moved in and were biggest I caught in a while, fun to play with. Headed in bout noon to beat the rain on the ride home back to DS. Until next time, Treerat
Made the long haul early Friday morning from Denham Springs to Leeville. Stopped at GooÃ¢â¬â¢s on way in and went with live cocahoe minnows instead of shrimp. Made my way west and found dirty water with hard incoming tide. Amazing at landmarks which disappeared since last year and had to search new ones. Found cleaner water on west edge Little Lake in grass beds and hit the pile. Used all 50 minnows by noon and managed to take home 24 keepers with a 1 out of 4 keeper ratio.
Made another long haul from Denham to Leeville Wednesday. Found still winds, incoming tide, low but clean water. Finished the day with a mess of specs and white trout for dinner while releasing a ton of small ones. Young lady at launch from Marine Resources counting and measuring catch. She said I was first one she checked with fish although not many boats out today. Beware of a pipe about 10Ã¢â¬Â-12Ã¢â¬Â in diameter just below the surface at marked location. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s at a 45 degree angle and either broke loose from the storms or just stuck.
Good news from Baton Rouge today! Ã¢â¬ÅLouisianaÃ¢â¬â¢s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant will go toward building an elevated 8.3 mile stretch of two lanes along LA 1 from Golden Meadow to Leeville, according to the news release. The roadway will be elevated 22 feet above sea level and connect to the existing LA 1 bridge.Ã¢â¬Â
Made another long haul in the Alweld Friday not expecting all that wind. I stopped at GooÃ¢â¬â¢s for live bait and everyone in line was getting live shrimp so I changed it up and got my usual 40 cocahoes and a pound nice bait shrimp as backup. Went to the west to try to get to pipeline rocks or helipad and got beat up so I fished backside of the islands and picked up a few small trout. Water was dirty and shrimp boats stirring it up. Bounced my was back in fishing a few points and cuts on way back in with only a few huge seacats. Found a few birds diving and again big cats. I worked my way back into the Texaco canals and found cleaner moving water and trout were on the bottom. The counter ended with 77 caught but only put 12 in the box due to size. Rain shower moving in so called it a day around 2 to head home. Cleaned da fish and peeled dem bait swimps. Baked dem trout and eggs with Swimp etouffe sauce on top a bed of rice. Good way to end a vacation.
Made the long haul from Denham Springs Thursday morning for some non-social networking with myself. Stopped at GooÃ¢â¬â¢s for my usual minnows and good conversation then was waiting for daybreak to make first cast. First stop was killer stingrays. Second stop was 4 sharks already in inside waters. Found clean water spot and found a few fish. I could only take home every other fish cause wifee say too much fish in freezer. Only saw 1 other fisher person in a boat and a lone kayaker with not much to show for their efforts. Guess I was the fortunate one. I must have caught 50 rat reds just under legal limit.
Made the long haul from Denham to Leeville this morning armed with Goo,Ã¢â¬â¢s 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 hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t 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, 21Ã¢â¬Â and 27Ã¢â¬Â 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?