Been playing with jigheads for past couple years. Got tired of my tails getting ripped off by the yellowmouths.I have gave friends and family members several of these to test out and after about 2000 jigheads made and several hooks later we found one to hold up to reds and big specks. Problem I find with most jigheads is they have too short of hooks. So when the speck bites the action part ( tail ) , hookset is missed. So with a longer hook when they go to bite the tail you get more hooksets . Also this hook doesn't rust as quickly. Anyone else make their own jigheads? I have played with this #2 hook and in 1/8 and 1/4 oz it works very well.
made a trip before the storm last sunday with a couple friends and thought I would share, cant wait to get back at it.
Ok had to post this report, this is what fishing is really about....making a kid smile. Great day on the water with family and friends, great weekend at Leeville with 2 limits saturday most 14-17 and one man limit sunday got ran off early cause of storms. White plastics were the key for us.
Went sunday with a friend to show his buddy around they bay. Hit bird island,case-tete...and got chased by storms back into leeville. Did good overall specs were on in the morning but died off after the storm came in never hit past little lake though. Went back out and played in the bays and both boats filled the ice chests. All in all good trip. Lots of large whities out there. We had at one time 6 dolphin killin us at the islands ...was fun though. Pic is from our boat...think he might have had more fish....hmmmm now that aint right..
Wife was bugging to fish so took her and kids to leeville to play this morning. Kids didnt wanna fish so they kept themselves occupied on boat. Hit the islands and found throwbacks at philo. Hit some well heads and found some 16+ on bottom and under cork. Ended up with a nice mess of mostly 17 inch trout ...they got aggressive around 10-10:30 and started popping braid lines with 20lb leaders. Ended up with a one man limit between wife and I and only had a 13 inch from philo in box rest were 16+. Baits were chartrause twin tail shrimp and minnows when they went slack to start em up again.
Made a trip to the island this morning to play fish the surf and let the kids relax at the beach. I couldnt fish all the area I wanted to at the park due to someone drowned there yesterday. My prayers go out to his family in a sad situation. I did get spooled by something as I was bouncing a norton sand eel on bottom. Snapped 30lb power pro. Had a good time and kids had a blast. Was packed on day use end . Seen some nice boxes of trout came off topwater this morning .
Just wanting to know what kind of jighead everyone using...and why? I have become turned off of the commercial ones I used to buy in stores due to short hooks which in part is why we loose tails and ends of our baits. I have been making my own using a eagle claw 630-2/0 hook and it works well ...dont loose many tails or end s of baits ripped off....they bite hook instead. Works well on big reds also. Everyone I have gave some to have had good results.Always looking for pro's and cons of other jigheads. Oh and the cost is nice too costs me 8.00 per 100.
Just got back from getting my sons deer back from Derek Plaisance ..he did a good job on his deer and did good on my european mount too.
Made a trip to hopedale this morning despite 20-30 mph winds. Wife said she wants to be on water regardless. Started at lake Ameda first time in there and could tell water really low. Went toward one shoreline for a point and found less than a foot of water quickly (thank god for tunnel hull). Decided to scrap that idea and so went exploring ran entire bayou loutra and played on the east side a little . Found clean water and a so so bite but either way just a day to run the boat test new gps and make sure water pressure gauge repair was good. The rock dam had 2-3 ft waves. All in all didnt see much action out of anyone but its better than sitting at home.
Wondering how many people still make their own jig heads and weights? I have been for years for friends and family...powder coat jigheads and all. Costs me about 8 bucks to make 100 jigheads. I do 3/8 and 1/4 oz...1/4 oz mainly for specks. Weights for reds and surf fishing.
I never see any camps for rent or sale in hopedale. If ya know of any e-mail please.....thanks in advance.
Whats your new years resolution?? I have decided mine would be to fish more....my wife supports it also. I dont think I fished enough in 2010. I learned new areas like hopedale and delecroix. So starting Feb 1st I will start my goal of fishing every other weekend . Like all resolutions it wont be perfect but hey its something to look forward to. Hope everyone had a safe new years eve and see ya on the water.
Ok I need some help..my buddy has a place he hunts and he has trespasser issues. He knows who it is and has pics. So does he go to cops and have the guy arrested or cited for trespassing? Be nice and talk to the guy? Granted the person has stolen and it is on camera. So he is a theif too. Cant get too much into detail cause the theif can be reading this. What would you do?
Whats ya'lls favorite shooting range for gun or bow? I always do sherburne its a good upkept range. I love whadelle( whatever) its the best one I know of. Never been to honey island.
Took my son on the youth hunt last weekend and he found him a doe. Now that shes out the way he is concentrating on bucks. Love it when it comes together for the kids. Looks like every hunt I do he will be there....no complaints.
Havent fished leeville in a while. Got there sunday morning at 9 with wife and kids. Didnt fish hard just went to a new area and played. Found clean water and wife put some specs in the boat. I got to try my new Okuma trio 40 rigged with 10 pound test. Caught a nice 27 inch red and that reel is nice ...tried it on a few specs too. Ended with 30 only 4 whities. Most specs were 13-14. They liked chartreuse gulp minnow. Whitebeans saw your boat at terrys but didnt see you. Looks like specs in the bays still if you can avoid oil spill response boats everywhere. Specs in clean water 18 inches under cork.
So after seeing the new maps WAHOOOOOOOO. I feel that I have this fishites syndrom that might keep me from goin to work for the next couple days. I wonder how many people will call in sick this following week. I might be one also that this new FISH FLUE has decided to invade my body. Say it again WAHOOO......but yes we need the timbalier chain to open.
Went down to Lafitte for first time. Put in at c&m. No problems there . Went down towards little lake and tried fishing..wow grass everywhere. No salinity at all. Started to cross little lake to go further south. Just islands of grass on east and west side. West side alot worse. Threw back some undersized reds . Ran to the pen to see what thats all about. Kinda cool clear water but no bites. Ran south just sight seeing . Talked to WLF bioligist doin survey and he was tellin me salinity very far down even on backside grande isle. No fish being caught right now due to so much fresh water. I like lafitte, beautiful place but no fish right now. Wife enjoyed running and seeing a new place I enjoyed just beeing on water. I need to concentrate on gettin ready for hunting season and some work stuff comin up this month so I guess maybe Ill plan somethin next month. ( oh yea I was supposed to go somewhere else sat morning but I got put on a leash for bad behavoir)
Recently areas like east of leeville have opened. Places to stay like Boudreauxs (probably mispelled it) are no longer booking for fisherman due to then have booked months in advance for other companies. Buddy told me about this and I called to verify and its true. So they have gauranteed money for all week not just booked up weekends like summer pattern ....buisness is buisness and they will make more off of that than us.. Makes me wonder when these places will open up for the people who have gone for years. I personally dont see it till maybe next year.Havent heard about bobby lynns or sportsman in fourchon.
Is the ASA rodeo happening at breton sound on the 13th of this month ? Their calendar shows it but cant get confirmation. Thanx in advance.