Monday, I had the day to myself so I went fishing from the bank at Lake Ponchatrain in my favorite spot. I've never gotten any big fish out there except some gaspergou, 5 foot gar, and a 24' redfish my boyfriend caught with a vortex matrix. I caught a crab while fishing for perch, instantly cracked him open and threw him out on the bottom. Within 10 mins my rod almost got pulled into the water. I fought this black drum for about 15 mins, almost getting him in, then taking off full speed. I've caught big black drum before, but nothing was like this guy! Something took my other half of crab, and he broke me off after 5 mins. So I threw out my last few pieces of shrimp, not even 5 mins later, my drag starts ripping, and I FINALLY, finally got me a redfish bigger than 18'! He was 29' frozen! It was one of the best feelings, since I've been after the big boys for two years now but just always had the worst of luck with the redfish, in particular. I'm sure you can guess what I did with that delicious beast.
It was a good day for me, finally.
Does anyone happen to know if we have any womens fishing clubs, or tournaments that women can be a co-angler on someones boat? (currently boat less) Preferably bass fishing. Around New Orleans area.
Please help me out!
Also, I started a small bass bank fishing tournament with my friends, we've done two so far at City Park New Orleans, and our third is in Baton Rouge. I plan them once a month. Would anyone be interested in these tournaments? - As of now, there are no prizes, just bragging rights, until we grow and we hope to get more serious with it. Shoot me a message or reply to the thread, it would be pretty cool to get more people together for these!
Not sure where to find that info other than here. Any feedback would be appreciated!
Is there anywhere in the New Orleans/ Metairie/ Westbank area that sells live shrimp?