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We went down to the marsh camp on Friday afternoon with the intention to tag some reds. We were met with very low water and could not get into the ponds.

Saturday started slow. We picked up a few specks here and there at the islands but not much happened until the water started moving. I got a call from a buddy that he was into them hot and heavy. We trolled up next to him, dropped the power pole and within an hour had a two man limit on topwater. Can't get much better than that unless I'd have taken pics!

We then tagged and released a few trout and went back to the camp for whiskey and the boxing match.

Sunday, we tried to get more reds to tag but could not buy a bite. We saw a bunch of them but they would not bite anything.

May 04, 2015 at 8:22am

Charter Snapper Captains: If you supported Amendment 40, please check in here. I hope no one ever uses your services again. I will make it a personal point to dissuade anyone to charter your boat.

At the forefront is Captain Steve Tomeny. If the readers of this forum have other names, please post them here.

October 24, 2014 at 8:05am

Since I heard that there were 200 boats in Lake Merchant on Saturday, I went south early Sunday morning to do a little trout scouting. The weather man had it wrong again. We were able to fish the south side of the islands on both sides of Wine Island pass for a short time until the wind kicked up. Then it was to the back side of the islands where we found clean water and less wind. We picked around and managed 20 trout and 3 reds. Kept two reds to eat and released a third.

May 05, 2014 at 8:16am

With the break in the winds on Sunday, we decided to head south and fish the southern lakes and bays. ended up with 35 nice fish in the 2-3 lb range and a couple of fish around 23' that we released. the fish are out there year round, you just need good weather.

October 29, 2013 at 8:23am

Where you at rhall?

May 29, 2013 at 3:31pm

On Saturday, we went out of Grand Isle with Capt. Ryan Dicharry with Reel Addiction Charters aboard the 33 Freeman, Midnight Rider. We got out to a late start as many drinks were consumed Friday night.

We never really got on any YF tuna, but the AJs were thick. We ended up with 6 AJ and one decent BF tuna.

February 04, 2013 at 10:37am

Managed a nice mess of trout yesterday on live shrimp. Smoked em on some structure in lake pelto

January 27, 2013 at 8:21am

Well not really a holocaust but I have to compete with 'slam', 'murder' and 'smackdown'! It was a beautiful weekend. Fished all around Pelto mostly on oyster reefs. Caught them on topwaters and chicken on a chain jig heads. I'm not going to get more specific on my location, so don't ask!

shrimp caught in a cast net were everywhere.

October 22, 2012 at 9:51am

Heading down on Saturday. anyone been doing anything in Big Lake? this is my first time fishing there, so any tips are appreciated.

January 26, 2012 at 3:20pm

This is not a report to bash the weatherman/weather service/weather computer, but an honest discussion on why is he consistently wrong. For instance, he predicted 3-4 foot waves for the coast yesterday, but today his prediction is for 1-2s with 5-10 knot winds.

On what does he base these forecasts and why can't he get it right? Again, just trying to get a straightforward discussion on the factors that go into a mid-range forecast. Certainly we can do better in this era of technology.

March 30, 2011 at 4:59pm

I am planning on storing my boat in a facility with no power. I typically go down to my camp (boat access only) and return to the landing after fishing and running my trolling motor batteries down.

When I return to the shed, I want to recharge my TM batteries while the boat sits for a week or two. Will a solar panel provide enough power to recharge the TM batteries over the course of a week (provided the sun shines)?

Has anyone ever done this and can you suggest the size panel I will need? Thanks!

March 23, 2011 at 2:22pm

Anyone have any reports out of Pelto/sulfur mines? I know the weather has been choppy, but going to stick my nose out in it this weekend and give it a go.

March 11, 2011 at 7:40am

At the bottom of the latest \'oil Spill Trajectory\' map, the following message appears: \'The offshore forecast has been temporarily stopped due to small amounts of oil offshore, the absence of recent observations confirming significant amounts of oil in offshore areas, and the large separation between the loop current complex and the oil slick. Forecasts will resume if the threat returns.\' While I understand and see that certain areas are drastically impacted, I wonder if this whole thing has not been blown out of proportion by the media and politicians. Significant landfall has only occurred in the deep delta. Our neighbors to the east have experienced minimal oil impact. The real impact is the government imposed impact, i.e. arbitrarily shutting down entire industries even without evidence of a real threat. Don;t get me wrong--the folks around Venice have seen more than I can stand, but the overall picture has been way overblown.

June 22, 2010 at 8:15am

How often can we expect LDWF to post updates to the closure areas? Last one I see is June 9, 2 days ago. The reason I ask is that NO oil has been reported in Dulac/Cocodrie area and none is 'projected' to oil that area, yet fishing remains closed in Pelto. If this situation is true, why can't our government react in a real-time manner--i.e. get out of the way of unspoiled areas?

June 11, 2010 at 1:13pm

I got invited to hunt with a client this afternoon in Woodville. Weather looks rainy and windy and possibly snowy. You think they'll be moving or should I stay in the office and work?

December 10, 2008 at 8:52am
A comment titled: Re: Last Island Trout? in response to a report titled: Last Island Trout?

We hosted a small tournament out of our camp Saturday and a dozen boats had about the same results. They were hard to come by.

May 21, 2018 at 4:42pm
A comment titled: Re: cocodrie in response to a report titled: cocodrie

yes but only when the wind lays. It's tough out there lately

April 23, 2018 at 4:00pm
A comment titled: Re: Cocodrie Trout Bite in response to a report titled: Cocodrie Trout Bite

nah. they're not ready yet. Stay home until May

April 10, 2018 at 4:37pm

That sucks. You may want to install a bar on your doors with a padlock

May 27, 2016 at 4:48pm
A comment titled: Re: Gator-Trout on the Island in response to a report titled: Gator-Trout on the Island

I hope ya'll released at least a few. those are some big fish

May 27, 2016 at 4:24pm
A comment titled: Re: Cocodrie in response to a report titled: Cocodrie

Not to be rude, but if you can't catch fish out of cocodrie right now (when conditions are good), then you probably can't catch fish.

May 17, 2016 at 2:50pm
A comment titled: Re: Fishing out of coco marina in response to a report titled: Fishing out of coco marina

I fish the area a good bit. Limits are hard to come by these days, so I've decided I'm happier fishing for big trout. You are fishing the right areas, you just need to change your tactics and branch out to other structures in the area. I'm not letting my secrets out as it has gotten hard enough to get on em with so many fishermen out lately. Keep at it and you will get better.

I still learn something new every trip.

May 05, 2016 at 9:00am
A comment titled: Re: Tuna trip in response to a report titled: Tuna trip

Ditto what Capt. Rob said.

February 15, 2016 at 3:10pm
A comment titled: Re: POSTS BY ALL in response to a report titled: POSTS BY ALL

No one wants to read all caps.

November 17, 2015 at 3:06pm
A comment titled: Re: 8K Overnight Tuna Charter FAIL in response to a report titled: 8K Overnight Tuna Charter FAIL

Those snapper look undersized

October 29, 2015 at 10:13am
A comment titled: Re: 259 lb Tensas Monster in response to a report titled: 259 lb Tensas Monster

was this on the refuge or private land?

October 19, 2015 at 9:34am
A comment titled: Re: Port Barre/Teal Heaven in response to a report titled: Port Barre/Teal Heaven

ya'll need face paint to shoot teal?

September 22, 2015 at 10:36am
A comment titled: Re: what's the porpoise in response to a report titled: what's the porpoise

was he splashing mud on your front deck? clean your boat, man!

September 10, 2015 at 12:42pm
A comment titled: Re: Boat Rage in response to a report titled: Boat Rage

Let's add to the discussion the a-holes that block the entrances to the mines and get mad when I quietly troll past them to gain entrance. I'm being as polite as I can be but you're blocking the dang entrances. I promise if I scare a fish, they will return shortly after.

There's a guy in red Triton with his wife that I verbally spar with every time. It's not like I'm running the big motor anywhere near him.

August 31, 2015 at 11:03am
A comment titled: Re: Bear in response to a report titled: Bear

he's so hot his tongue is hanging out!

July 24, 2015 at 1:09pm

as others have said, depends on location. For Dularge/Dulac area, west winds are bad because they blow the water from the Atchafalaya into the fishing waters. Grand isle usually likes a west wind because they are not affected. East winds mess up Grand Isle because river water blows towards GI.

July 16, 2015 at 8:42am
A comment titled: Re: Ice Chest in response to a report titled: Ice Chest

Go to different manufacturer's websites and research dimensions. Re-check your height. sounds very low.

July 08, 2015 at 9:17am
A comment titled: Re: Warning when renewing license in response to a report titled: Warning when renewing license

The fees don't bother me but the ladies at LDWF do. Last time I was there, they were extremely rude and put off that I asked them to do anything. State Workers...

June 30, 2015 at 4:02pm
A comment titled: Re: Elmers Island Eats Truck in response to a report titled: Elmers Island Eats Truck

the neck beard speaks volumes

June 30, 2015 at 10:08am
A comment titled: Re: Federal Snapper Season in response to a report titled: Federal Snapper Season

You said it better, Mike. thanks

June 02, 2015 at 11:10am
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