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Does anyone know the extent of the fish kill, if any, due to the cold weather?

February 19 at 10:21am

Went back to 'the wall' Saturday 11-29-19. Bienvenue launch was crowded (we got there late, 6:30am) but the parking lot attendant found us a place right away. Got live shrimp, went to the corner of the wall and MRGO where we did good Sunday 11-24-19. Well it looks like the fish hit the wall, turned around and went to a secret spot undetected. We caught two trout😖. We changed locations and went to some of my 'secret spots'. They must be very secret because even the fish don't know about them. I've fished from RIGOLETS to Bienvenue for many years and haven't seen this few fish caught in about 25 years. Gonna' chance venue and go way down south next trip, Breton area, and see what happens. No matter what, ima keep doing the three things I love, fish, fish, and fish.

December 01, 2019 at 6:11pm

Went to the rocks of MRGO Friday 7-21-17 and in my nearly 70 years on earth have never seen as many brown (and a few white) Pelicans in one place at the same time. Anyone know why? I'm thinking it's because of so much fresh water keeping the bait fish out. That would explain our 8 hours of effort for 12 fish. Went all the way to Grand Gosier. ☹️

July 29, 2017 at 1:08pm

Just learned that Capt. Kerry Audibert died last night at home.

Please do everything you can for his family. As we all know Kerry was a real prince of a man, well respected, world class guide, and just an all around great man. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

May 06, 2017 at 11:42am
A comment titled: Re: Fish kill. in response to a report titled: Fish kill.

Thanks to all who responded about the S/E La. fish kill. My friend in S/E Texas said that there weren’t many killed near his place but as shown above farther west really got hit hard. I hope the population recovers quickly. Still have no confirmed information on S/E La. fishiac

February 21 at 8:00pm
A comment titled: Re: Guns and Ammo in response to a report titled: Guns and Ammo

As I recall every time a Democrat is elected to the presidency gun sales go way up. Some of it is fed by gun dealers of course. They can produce way more guns and ammo than they are currently doing BUT, if they make consumers feel that there is a shortage or worse yet a ban, up goes the price. (an age old supply and demand trick). Also, I don’t buy into the “excuse” that the shortage is due to, like everything else, COVID-19.

February 19 at 10:27am
A comment titled: Re: Skeet Shooting in response to a report titled: Skeet Shooting

Honey Island Swamp Shooting Range.985-643-3938. Stan, I haven’t been there in several years but last time I went it was relatively inexpensive, VERY safely run and not far away. They close some times during hunting season or heavy rains which flood the bridge at the range. Nice Trout catch in the Photo. I haven’t been very lucky in the past few years even after going to my “secret” spots several times. Gonna keep going no matter what because a bad day still beats watching Opra 😂

December 07, 2020 at 9:17am
A comment titled: Re: Virus and fishing in response to a report titled: Virus and fishing

Fish don't have the virus so as long as you maintain the same precautions as you would in a grocery store (especially hand to hand exchanges of ANYTHING and door knobs) I don't see why fishing would be a dangerous outdoor fun trip even in this current condition.

March 22, 2020 at 9:58pm
A comment titled: Re: Ignorance On The Water in response to a report titled: Ignorance On The Water

Ignorance is curable, stupidity is terminal. The a-hole you are writing about falls into the stupid catagory. I was there too, saw the comotion and was ready to defend. We were the lucky ones catching a bunch of fish.

November 22, 2019 at 5:22pm
A comment titled: Re: Best Bow Kill Of My Life!! in response to a report titled: Best Bow Kill Of My Life!!

IF this story is authentic, shot placement is irrelevant to me. Legalities aside, I agree somewhat about not killing an exotic animal you obviously aren’t going to eat but, knowing the effort and expense you obviously put out I hope you at least did a full mount.

November 21, 2019 at 5:44pm
A comment titled: Re: Bull reds for Boston crew in response to a report titled: Bull reds for Boston crew

Nice catch guys. I live in Slidell, La. And I happen to be in Boston now, Thursday 10-18-18 and would like to know what species of fish around here are fun to catch.

October 16, 2018 at 7:31pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout moving in. in response to a report titled: Trout moving in.

Bateau boy:
Nice catch. On your next trip out give the trout a compass and send them to Lk. Borgne.
Everything is right for them to be here, they must have lost their way.

October 08, 2018 at 5:03pm
A comment titled: Re: Rigolets in response to a report titled: Rigolets

We saw you guys out there, we had the 23' Chaparral with dark blue Biminy top. We also caught a couple reds, trout and FINALLY, after 12-15 trips a flounder in the small ditches along Rigolets. We hung in there and beat the big storms (full curtains) but didn't catch afterwards. Good signs of trout in route!

September 24, 2018 at 8:49pm

A buddy and I went last Monday south of the RIGOLETS marina on both shores and caught 3 reds, no specks in about 3 hours. Water seemed salty enough to spawn. Few bait fish. Water may still be too warm at 82. We're probably 3-4 weeks away from real good fishing.

September 15, 2018 at 6:35pm

Bank fishing with or without a license doesn't amount to a drop of water in the ocean. And by the way I'm sure most people don't realize how much natural resource (fish) are waisted by commercial fisherman and not even a hint of penalty for it.

September 05, 2018 at 9:59am
A comment titled: Re: Sweetwater Marina in response to a report titled: Sweetwater Marina

You've got the right philosophy telling the truth. We know B. S. When we read it. Honesty has always been the best policy, in business at least.
I'm heading out this Sat. Or Sun. If I can find a 1st mate.

August 24, 2018 at 1:00pm
A comment titled: Re: Heart Pounding Hell's Bay Ride in response to a report titled: Heart Pounding Hell's Bay Ride

Well that sure showed us a lot 😖

July 19, 2018 at 8:53pm

I'm an old Geiger with over 50 years of saltwater fishing experience. You may have to spend a little more than 100 bucks but a great reel is the Penn Battle II 3500. You'll never have to buy another reel. To keep the cost down you can get an 'Ugly Stick' 6 ft. or 6-1/2 ft. long. Ask the salesperson for a fast (stiff) rod. With this type you can not only feel the bite sooner and easier but set the hook better so the Reds don't get off. Yes, there are many different ways to fish the many different conditions, way too much to explain in a few paragraphs.
Good luck and pay attention to everything you do, keep very detailed records... fish are habitual.

July 03, 2018 at 6:58pm
A comment titled: Re: summertime blues in response to a report titled: summertime blues

All of the above are correct. We went out to Delacroix, Hopedale, Shell Beach, Comfort Island and N/E Biloxi Marsh in the past month with poor results. Typicall the trout go out to deeper bays in the heat but few fishermen want to spend time and money to fish Breton Sound regularly. We all may have to wait until fall to catch the numbers we are used to on the inside. ☹️

June 30, 2018 at 8:32am

I admire your sense of adventure and love of outdoors. I know you will be a lifelong fisherman.

Who is operating the drone? Can they hover unattended?

June 17, 2018 at 9:16am
A comment titled: Re: Tough Day in response to a report titled: Tough Day

Thanks for the report. I'm going 4-28, 29, and 30th if wind dies down. I'll give report.

April 23, 2018 at 1:44pm
A comment titled: Re: Biloxi Marsh in response to a report titled: Biloxi Marsh

By your post you seem to be an experienced boater. My only comment is as with all new territory be sure of water depth 😖, use the tracking or bread crumb mode on your GPS because it can get confusing. Good luck.

March 19, 2018 at 7:08pm
A comment titled: Re: Fishing the Rigolets in response to a report titled: Fishing the Rigolets

Fish under the L&N Railroad bridge about 3 miles south(down river) from U.S. Hwy 90. Try under the eastern most three 'humps' in the bridge structure. Go on small tides only because water really moves fast through there. Use live or market bait on bottom or Carolina rig (bait suspended 1-2 ft. Off bottom) May need as much as 2-3 ounce wt. depending on tide. Also try the ledge about 150 yards east/southeast of that spot. The shallow area can be fished under a cork 2-3 ft. Or bottom.
Good luck, be patient and thankful for this abundant wonderland. 🐟🐠🐡🐋🎣🐬

July 11, 2017 at 9:01pm
A comment titled: Re: Why does the cold front mean no fish? in response to a report titled: Why does the cold front mean no fish?

Also you can fish shallow water after about 10:00 am when the sun warms the water. Look for oyster reefs since they retain warmth. Fish are cold blooded so their body temp matches their environment. Spring and fall are certainly the best times to fish.

November 22, 2016 at 6:02pm
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