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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 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 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 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 few clips of some heart pounding attempts to catch some tailing reds on a very foggy morning.

March 04 at 6:55pm

Recap of a “Cajun Sleigh Ride”! This one lasted about 10 minutes. It was a nice red that I was able to sight cast to on a very foggy day. I initially thought it was a bit larger than it really was. It turns out that the lure went through its mouth and came out the gill. So it was essentially like fighting a foul hooked fish. Released unharmed.

February 24 at 7:28pm

My 3rd shakedown cruise on the 2019 Hobie Outback. It turned out to be an extremely windy day. I was lucky enough to grab a couple of nice trout and several small reds. Fighting the wind and current back to the launch was tough but the Outback performed well. I am trying to figure this new yak out, but every trip gives me new ideas to think about before I get it rigged the way I want.

February 14 at 10:25pm

A shout out to PAC Kayak Rentals for hosting Redfish Roundup this past weekend! I was able to pull in 5 fish: 1 undersize, 2 oversize, 1 keeper, and 1 non-species. Many nice stringers were weighed in but the usual heavy hitters stole the show. It was a great time and many thanks to Eddie and Lisa for putting on a great tournament! Here's a few of my highlights.

October 29, 2018 at 1:59pm

A nice, quiet, and peaceful morning in 'da' marsh. First cast and foul hooked a new PB for my smallest speckled trout!

October 26, 2018 at 4:09pm

Went looking for trout but couldn't catch a single one. I was still lucky to land him even though he and the surf beached my yak.

October 04, 2018 at 6:35pm

A few hook ups from a lazy Tuesday morning in 'da' marsh before the storms brewed up.

September 25, 2018 at 4:54pm

What is that in the beginning? Otters?
There was about 6 of them just popping up and saying high and then go under to only pop up again.
Anyway- post tropical storm Gordon trip. Literally fished for 17 minutes.
The trailing bands from the storm ran me off. But I was lucky to hook up early on and go for a ride!

September 06, 2018 at 5:09pm

A few highlights from a quick trip the other morning before the afternoon storms rolled in. Even though the water was dirty, I was still able to sight quite a few fish. Hooked several and spooked a lot more.

August 21, 2018 at 2:03pm
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?

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

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

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


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
A comment titled: Re: Fat Tuesday = Fat Speck in response to a report titled: Fat Tuesday = Fat Speck

D@t's a monster! Nice job!

February 18, 2018 at 4:21pm
A comment titled: Re: Privet Waters in Louisiana in response to a report titled: Privet Waters in Louisiana

Here's a link to an older post. Scroll thru it and you will find some info about what is private- basically most of the marsh south of Hwy1 from the new toll bridge just about up to the first small bridge and south to the gulf.

The state has a website but I can't find the link. It doesn't work very well but if you play around with it you should be able to find some good info. It might be inside that post.

January 13, 2018 at 1:38pm
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