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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 at 4:40pm

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

August 08 at 4:50am

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

August 02 at 5:27pm

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

July 30 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 at 4:34pm

Got into a fight with a big ole nasty.

July 12 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 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 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 at 3:49pm

Scouting some new holes that I hope to use for rat reds in an upcoming tournament.

June 11 at 6:57pm

This is the 3rd and final trip of fishing some marsh around Delacroix this past week. Like the previous 2 trips, I was able to land a few rats. I was also able to land 2 nice slots and even miss a 3rd. An in-line spinner and an old school grub worm bass lure were the tickets.

June 06 at 7:02pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D15duoTOkg This is the second day of a trip into Delacroix. Like the previous day, the expectation was more rat reds and that was correct. I was mostly using one of my smaller rigs since it helps to emphasize how tough these smaller fish can fight. I did hook into a nice slot so I swapped over to one of my larger rigs after that. There was no need for that since it also bought in a few rats.

June 01 at 6:22pm

I was able to get on a lot of rat reds the other day. I was also lucky to land 1 nice slot. Also lost several on an in-line spinner. I think the hook was to big on that lure for the rats. Most of the hook ups came on an old school Johnson spoon and a vudencork.

May 28 at 8:40pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRFKG3HG5W4 A few people told me the gators were out in full force around Delacroix. “ It’s the worse we’ve seen in years… you be careful in dat kayak!” They were not lying! I am used to running across gators but I have never seen so many on a single trip. The good news is that there are gator traps all over the place. Needless to say, I had to dodge a few gators to finally get on some reds. In-line spinner was the key today even though I missed more than I caught. At first I thought I need to replace or sharpen the hook, but then I saw that they were attacking the spinner blade. I swapped over to a spoon without much success. So I went back to the spinner to play the odds since I was getting a strike on every third cast. It turned out to be a fun trip despite all the gators and missing so many fish.

May 19 at 6:23pm

A few highlights of a recent team tournament and the goal was the heaviest weight of 5 specks and 1 slot red. The heaviest weight of both team members would decide the winner. My partner got his 5 specks and 1 slot red. I pride myself in being able to find and catch reds but I am weak in the trout area. On this day I was able to get 5 nice trout, but I couldn’t catch a single red. The weight of an average red will usually be a lot more than a few average specks. If I would have caught a red our team would have won or placed 2nd but I couldn’t complete the task. The flounder was just a bonus catch!

April 09 at 6:15pm

I lost a nice one and was ready to give up on a very windy, cold, slow and shallow water morning. I kept pushing on and was able to land a nice slot.

April 04 at 3:06pm

Almost a Cajun slam... just couldn't find that legal trout. In hindsight- I really didn't look that hard for the trout.

March 31 at 6:37pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImRbFmOKvNw Did a little scouting and found little gold submarines all over! A few highlights from my new spot.

March 29 at 9:37am

A nice, quiet, and peaceful morning in Delacroix, La. is always a good thing. I was fortunate to hook up with a couple of green trout and reds on this brief trip.

March 24 at 9:11am

I decided to try an area where I never see people fishing. I was shocked to discover that- yes... there are fish here!

March 12 at 6:27pm
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 at 12:27pm

Why do you keep reposting videos that you already posted?

June 28 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 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
A comment titled: Re: Uncharted Territory in response to a report titled: Uncharted Territory

Sent ya an email.

July 18, 2018 at 6:58pm
A comment titled: Re: Little rouseau cane bass snatching in response to a report titled: Little rouseau cane bass snatching

Nice!

July 18, 2018 at 6:57pm
A comment titled: Re: Elmers Island in response to a report titled: Elmers Island

The road used to be bad. After they finished all the work on the beach last year the road was ok. It's been about 4 months since I have been there but it was ok for a RV then.

June 21, 2018 at 9:32pm

Guys- it's a commercial. He's advertising for his products.
Nonetheless- it's great!

June 19, 2018 at 5:27pm
A comment titled: Re: Right lure... Wrong reel? in response to a report titled: Right lure... Wrong reel?

I was targeting bass with that set up. After I realized what kind of day it might be, I swapped over to a larger setup.

June 04, 2018 at 2:47pm
A comment titled: Re: Reports? in response to a report titled: Reports?

Nothing but work for me the past 3 months.
Hoping to get out there Thursday.

May 16, 2018 at 1:51am
A comment titled: Re: Windy Wednesday Slot in response to a report titled: Windy Wednesday Slot

No. Just looked again and you are correct. Kinda strange.
Caught one a few months ago in the same area and I would swear it was a red but afterwards I thought it was a black drum. Wonder if there is some cross pollination going on out there between blacks n reds? Thanks for pointing that out!

March 28, 2018 at 9:40pm

The northshore is really hit and miss when it comes to salt/brackish water fishing. The various interstate ponds usually hold some pretty nice bass. Keep at it... since kayak fishing is a whole different game. Once you get the hang of it you will be hooked. Then for more action head over to Shell Beach, Delacroix, PAC or down Hwy 1.

March 14, 2018 at 5:54am
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