Did anyone do well out of the Rigolets today? We were skunked at the rig, and various places in Lake Borne and ICW. Terrible day.
I just moved here from Japan and bought a 18' Kenner Bay Boat. I need some tips on what gps/FF to get for fishing inshore for specks and reds. I had a Lowrance Elite 7 on my Jet ski in Okinawa, and I am leaning toward the New chirp elite 7.
How much are the standard maps? I will be fishing near Slidell mostly.
I am a military member stationed overseas in Okinawa since 2009. My family and I are here on leave in Slidell for another week. I am native to TN, but my wife is born, and raised in Slidell. We are trying to catch some fish, and show the kiddos a good time on the water.
We went out of the Rigolets yesterday, but didn't have much luck at the train bridge, and the surrounding areas. We were using live shrimp on 1/2oz Carolina, and popping corks.
The current seemed very strong when we went out on the water at 1100. The shrimp we bought from the Rigolets were very small, and we were having 5' croakers swallow them hole. We went through 100 shrimp, but fished 3 breakoffs on bigger fish, about 10 specks (4 legal), baby black drum, a lady fish, 5-6 4'-6' croakers, 5-6 hardhead cats, and a 4.5' shark that sheared off.
We were in my father in laws jon boat. We had a good time, but we are looking to catch some specks, and reds to cook up before we leave.
Does anyone have any tips, or info on where/how to fish? Where is the best place to buy live shrimp?