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For the past month and a half I just can’t seem to catch any slot reds. On this trip I was back in Delacroix to explore some deeper holes that I had heard about. I even brought my depth finder (which is useless in Delacroix) since I made a route to the spots I wanted to fish. When I got to the holes, the water was very dirty, stagnant and not as deep as expected. There was nothing but gar hanging out. I soon switched over to plan B: work the edges of grass beds with a weed less Texas Roach and an in line spinner. I wound up pulling in 7 reds in the 15-19” range. I also temporarily hooked a couple that might have been in the 20-23” range but they quickly threw the hook back at me. Nonetheless it was still a fun trip and hopefully I will start catching a few slots soon. Here’s a few highlights and lowlights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REfB98j3pac

July 15, 2020 at 5:37pm

I haven’t fished Delacroix in quite some time so that was my purpose this morning. I wanted to explore an area that has been on my radar for a few months now. When I got there I found stagnant dirty water and I am not sure why. Dirty by Delacroix standards but still fishable. After about an hour with no luck, I started fishing the broken marsh towards the direction of the launch. I was able to find semi clean pockets here and there but still no gin clear spots. I plowed into a grass bed that had a lot of activity. Once I got close enough I realized it was mostly mullet but I did see a few tails of reds. I couldn’t get any to strike my weed less fluke so I switched over to a gold spoon. Second cast and nice little rat. A few more casts and no takers. I then came up on something moving about 30 yds ahead of me. Made my cast and the line got tangled so my cast was not very accurate. Whatever it was it decided to move on and left a nice wake. Probably a big gar or alligator but I was in 18” of water and still couldn’t see what it was. I then pulled up to a flat that also had a lot of activity and was able to land 2 more rats on a weed less jig head with a Texas Roach. A few casts later and I hooked up with a nice slot but he soon spit the hook and left me hanging. I guess that’s why it’s called fishing. Here’s a few highlights and lowlights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftUoNX3DWlk

July 01, 2020 at 4:32pm

Let the good times roll! I went back to same general area as my last trip. It started out the same way- a puppy drum on one of my first cast. Then it was on… a nice bull and a few slots. Then I got stung by a Transformer. After that- it was nothing but misses. Still another good trip! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cmQ1CppO0c

June 01, 2020 at 6:13pm

This was one strange trip. Once I got to the area I wanted to fish I started out with a curly tail grub worm and immediately nabbed a puppy drum. After that, there were no takers for about an hour. I swapped over to a “BSOD” and had 0 hits after about 25 casts. I then changed over to a modified chicken/chain in-line spinner. It got one nice hit and then nothing for the next hour. I soon swallowed my pride and stooped down to gulp under a cork- still nothing. At this point I was ready to become “dead shrimp guy” but thankfully I didn’t have any dead shrimp. I took a break and started paying more attention to the water. All of a sudden I see a nice almost slot red cruising by. I drop the BSOD about 5 feet ahead and pull it towards him. As soon as it got about a foot away he hauls off. Now I am ready to throw in the towel, call it a trip, and start heading back to the launch. But before I do that, I swap over to a gold AD spoon. A few cast later… a bull. Next cast a slot. A couple casts later two more bulls. Then a few minutes later another slot. Here’s some highlights of a few of them!

May 23, 2020 at 9:59pm

I decided to give the reds a break and took the yak up the bayou for some catfish. Old school fishing- worms under a cork won me a few nice meals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTYKywEHMaM

May 17, 2020 at 8:56pm

I decided to explore and fish some areas of PAC that for whatever and unknown reason, I have been avoiding. After getting there- and to my surprise, I got on a few rats and a couple of decent slots. Here’s a few highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzNcgS_l2e4

May 14, 2020 at 4:31pm

A few highlights from my last trip in search of a perfect slot redfish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz8dGlnt2Uk

May 09, 2020 at 6:05pm

It was a nice and peaceful morning in Delacroix. Blind casted for a little while with no success. I pulled up close to a pond and heard bait being chased down. I didn’t see any tails but I could see larger silhouettes chasing small schools of minnows. Made a cast into the pond and got a nice little red. Second cast and got the same result. Moved on a ways into a trenasse a nabbed a nice green trout. I moved on again and was blind casting when I spotted another rat coming towards me. I pulled the lure towards him and he bit. It's always exciting to see reds move from a leisurely pace to 100 mph to attack a lure.

May 01, 2020 at 5:47pm

2nd day at PAC. Nothing big today, mostly rats. Wound up catching 3 on a spoon and 3 on an in-line spinner with a H&H cocahoe. Here’s a few highlights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czqvgX4u2Aw

April 27, 2020 at 9:36am

Fished PAC for the past 2 days. On day one I missed 4 nice reds and while sight casting I ran into a school of 3 big ones. They didn’t want anything to do with a plastic lure. Throughout the trip I was able to land 3 nice reds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgaKiUCnxZY

April 23, 2020 at 10:08am

The trout are moving back in. Hooked over 30 but only 15 were keepers. Most of them were caught with vudu shrimp under a cork (aka vudencork). However, most of the larger trout were caught with a shadow rap. After the sun came up I went looking for reds but was only able to land 1 rat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tYAFEen8_c

October 17, 2019 at 6:06pm

Pointe Aux Chenes was pretty much wiped out from Hurricane Barry about a month ago. This is a quick recap of my first trip there since then. I was lucky to get on a few rat reds and see how well the area has recovered in just a short amount of time.

August 17, 2019 at 4:40pm

Part 3 of an epic trip to Shell Beach, LA.

August 08, 2019 at 4:50am

Part 2 of 3 of an epic trip at Shell Beach.

August 02, 2019 at 5:27pm

A few highlights of drop shoting some gulp at Shell Beach.

July 30, 2019 at 5:04pm

A quick recap of a lazy morning down da bayou looking for some marsh bass and a bonus rat red.

July 24, 2019 at 4:34pm

Got into a fight with a big ole nasty.

July 12, 2019 at 9:20pm

I saw a break in the storms and made a quick trip down da road. I was able to get on a few rats and a couple of slots before the next band of storms appeared on the horizon.

July 10, 2019 at 6:15pm

I was lucky enough to have a steady bite and pull in a few rats. Missed just as many if not more. I started to get frustrated because I was missing so many hook ups so I decided to call it a day. After I finished this edit I noticed I had my hat on backwards during the whole trip. Maybe that's why I missed so many fish?

July 04, 2019 at 4:25pm

The wind was pretty tough to deal with but I was still lucky enough to land a few rats and a nice slot.

June 26, 2019 at 3:49pm
A comment titled: Re: Slot Red Funk in response to a report titled: Slot Red Funk

Thanks wizard- I'll check them out. I have had some success with the baby minus one in the fire tiger color.

July 17, 2020 at 10:24am
A comment titled: Re: Slot Red Funk in response to a report titled: Slot Red Funk

Ditto bigjim. I agree 100% with what you are saying as that is what I usually experience. I just can't seem to find any right now. I guess that means I will have to go fishing more!

July 16, 2020 at 8:03am
A comment titled: Re: Cane Bayou Pay? Launch 7 10 2020 in response to a report titled: Cane Bayou Pay? Launch 7 10 2020

I don't fish over there very often but I did grow up in that area years ago. Not sure if that is private or public property or not. The box appears to be state park related. I can understand if its related to the state park to charge a few dollars to launch. But at least improve the launch a bit. Just wear a mask and don't pay. If you are confronted tell them you went public school in LA but never learned how to read. But then why is it free to launch at other wildlife management areas? A lot of fishing related work is going on along Island Road in Point Aux Chenes. That whole area is free. Maybe they are going to start charging money over there now?

July 15, 2020 at 6:16pm

Serignes

July 02, 2020 at 2:46pm
A comment titled: Re: Speckled Trout...where art thou... in response to a report titled: Speckled Trout...where art thou...

Do a little research on trout migration. This time of year most of them are heading out to the Gulf. Not saying you can't still catch em in da yak, but odds are ya ain't gonna catch many.

June 01, 2020 at 5:02pm

Not bashing here. If ya like what ya got then I am happy for you. Just letting people know there are way better options to help them in their fishing trips. Hook2 models are priced lower because Lowrance excluded a lot of bells and whistles that most of the other models offer. I had a Hook2 and it worked great for fish finding. But it was horrible for GPS imaging. Sold it and got an Elite TI (not the TI2). Acquired an image card and now I am in business. Price difference of $45.00. I uploaded 2 pictures of a spot that I fish a lot. First one is what an Elite shows. The second is what a Hook2 shows. What would you rather see on your unit?

May 24, 2020 at 2:18pm

Hook 2 is garbage. It doesn't take satellite imagery. It will take Navionics- but that is garbage also if you mostly fish coastal plains. Sell it, take a loss, and buy an Elite TI (not the TI2) with the triple shot and then buy a map card or make your own for free. You will be surprised how much better it is and it cost less.

May 23, 2020 at 9:11pm
A comment titled: Re: Versamax Bolt in response to a report titled: Versamax Bolt

Junk! The original ones are even worse. The easy 'depth change' sales pitch is a great idea. However, braid doesn't work very well with them. And if using mono it is completely kinked and unusable after attaching it to the cork. I rarely fish with a cork but if I do... I'll stick to the ole cheapo Cajun Thunder ones. They work just the same as the 4 Horseman at half the price.

May 14, 2020 at 4:26pm
A comment titled: Re: 1st time marsh fishing question in response to a report titled: 1st time marsh fishing question

All the replies so far are spot on and I agree with them 100%. I gave up motor boat fishing years ago and made the transition to kayak fishing. It took awhile to get the hang of it but once I did I found that I enjoy it more than motor boat fishing. Less maintenance, less money, and believe it or not I am catching more fish. As for spots they are endless. Just read through the archives of reports. Don't pay much attention to the reports from guides and focus more on the regular reports.

August 01, 2019 at 12:27pm

Why do you keep reposting videos that you already posted?

June 28, 2019 at 3:21pm
A comment titled: Re: Dodging Alligators To Find Redfish in response to a report titled: Dodging Alligators To Find Redfish

That's some big ones Proud Pop!

May 21, 2019 at 4:27am
A comment titled: Re: Lacombe vs Tressles? in response to a report titled: Lacombe vs Tressles?

Neither.
I would head down hwy 23... just saying!

September 16, 2018 at 4:59pm
A comment titled: Re: Yak launch for HWY 11? in response to a report titled: Yak launch for HWY 11?

Mandevillian is correct. You can launch there- just make sure to not trash the area. A lot of people use that spot and tend to leave lots of trash. I fear if it doesn't stop that spot will become off limits.
Or you turn right onto Lakeview Dr. (like you are heading to The Dock) and go to the very end of the road where Vera's used to be. Good spot to launch there also.

September 13, 2018 at 1:23pm
A comment titled: Re: Loch Ness Monster in Delacroix, LA? in response to a report titled: Loch Ness Monster in Delacroix, LA?

Definitely otters.

September 09, 2018 at 4:33am
A comment titled: Re: Seabrook? in response to a report titled: Seabrook?

It's not a secret!
'Seabrook public boat launch'
Stay away when there is a north wind.

September 05, 2018 at 3:28pm

It's all about money. If you fish- you should have a license.
People who bank fish are low hanging fruit. LADWF can check a lot of people in a short amount of time without even launching a boat. Does quota ring a bell? It's easy to ticket and gain money if bank fishermen don't have a license. I am good with it- as long as the money is being used for enforcement, search and rescue, resource preservation, research etc...
On the other hand- I wish they would just sit around and write tickets for people littering. They could probably get more money that way.

September 04, 2018 at 9:28pm
A comment titled: Re: Lady P Trip 8 31 18 in response to a report titled: Lady P Trip 8 31 18

Nice!
I landed a gafftop last week on a topwater while searching for Jacks out there. That was definitely a first for me.

August 31, 2018 at 11:00pm
A comment titled: Re: Saturday in Slidell in response to a report titled: Saturday in Slidell

No.
Years ago it was a boat launch named Tites.
Not sure who owns it now. This past year or two whoever owns it rebuilt a camp there. However, I have never seen them run anyone off or even try to prevent anyone from using it. It really upsets me when I launch there and see trash all over the place. I always try to make it a little cleaner than I found it when I go there. If people keep trashing the place I am pretty sure it will eventually become off limits.

Oh... Danno- congrats on getting back on the water. We need to hook up. I believe I still have your email. I'll shoot ya something next time I go. Actually went looking for Jacks in the Lake this morning. It was to rough and I never even launched.

August 23, 2018 at 11:15am
A comment titled: Re: Bull Red on 12# mono! in response to a report titled: Bull Red on 12# mono!

Thanks! He was 35'. Yeah trying to keep him away from the pilings was tough. I kept telling myself the whole time that if he didn't snap that 12# mono leader he was gonna wrap a pile and that would be it. Luck also helps!

August 18, 2018 at 11:56am
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