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As the title says, I leave for Afghanistan next weekend. I was hoping to get 1 more fishing trip in before I leave, but I'm worried about how the weather will affect fishing. I was hoping to go Tuesday, so my question is: how will the rainfall/flooding affect specks and reds if I decide to go Tuesday. Also where should I start looking for them?

Any info is greatly appreciated.

March 13, 2016 at 8:24am

Using this website: i learned how to plot a path with waypoints on google earth. The problem is i am unsure which format to use so it will work with my GPS. I have a month old Garmin 547xs. Does anyone know which format i am supposed to use? if needed i can list the options that GPSbabel gives me. thanks in advance

August 23, 2015 at 4:34pm

I have a hotel reserved for the last weekend in september to do some fishing in grand isle. I will be taking my 22' hydra sport down there chasing mostly speckled trout, but will probably wind up chasing a variety of species. The problem is, i havent fished grand isle in almost a decade, and back then i didnt have a boat. so im looking for articles to read and some tips to help me locate fish around grand isle. i dont expect you to give up your secret fishing holes, just a little advice to get me going in the right direction.

thanks in advance

July 29, 2015 at 9:51am

Im having surgery next week, so i want to try and fish again this week because i wont be able to go for a while. I was considering going back to the eastern shore of lake borgne and looking for specs and reds. unfortunately it looks like a 7-9 mph west wind, and i dont want to just burn fuel and waste time. Think it would be worth going? know of any spots that are somewhat protected from the west winds?

thanks in advance!

July 14, 2015 at 1:37pm

Took a quick morning trip to lake borgne yesterday morning. hit the tulane rig and picked up a couple trout but they just werent hitting well. headed to the cut that connects lake shore bayou to lake borgne, it runs behind point aux marchettes (N29 59.533 x W89 34.592). it is pretty shallow towards the sides but the middle is 2 ft deep. i trolled my 22ft hydra sport down the bayou and pitched to reds pushing a wake in the shallows. we had a 2 man limit in less than an hour. i was using a cajun thunder spinnerbait with a midnight mullet matrix shad, my buddy was pitching a 1/4oz jighead with a kamikaze vortex shad. Just ease down the bayou and throw lures 1-2 ft in front of cruising reds and hold on!

July 12, 2015 at 5:44pm

I was reading an article about Capt Vandeborre catching triple tail behind buoys in lake Borgne. ( I have never been triple tail fishing before but it looks like a blast and i have heard it is an excellent tasting fish. The article is older (2009) and i was hoping to get some more info about fishing them. What time of year do they show up (i know they like warm water)? Good places to go find them? and common methods of fishing them? any information is greatly appreciated.

July 07, 2015 at 10:45am

Left out of Breton sound marina yesterday and headed down the MRGO. On our third stop we hit paydirt. We were near the west cut on the MRGO. Dropped the anchor and stuffed the box with 2 lb trout. The hot color was shrimp cocktail vortex shad & 1/8oz jighead, although kamikaze and magneto worked well also. By 10 the trout bite slowed and the bull reds moved in. We threw back 3 bull reds, all reds were caught in live shrimp on the bottom. We got back to the launch by noon with 73 trout, 2 reds, and 2 sheepies.

May 04, 2015 at 9:04am

Planning on heading down to hopedale tomorrow. Anyone been catching out there? Haven't been there in about 7 yrs, would like a little info. Thanks!

May 02, 2015 at 6:58am

Thinking about going out this weekend. Is anyone catching at the hwy 11 trestles yet? If no, what about the CSX trestles at the mouth of the rigolets?

March 26, 2015 at 8:30am

Title is pretty self explanatory. Any idea when we may start seeing live shrimp at the bait shop again?

March 05, 2015 at 3:11pm

I remember seeing a video last year of people fishing the canals at eden isles in slidell. I know it was when the weather got really cold. i seem to recall them using jerkbaits like kick-a-mullet and mirrodines. anyone know when/if the trout move into there regularly? its a hell of a lot closer drive than chalmette. thanks! happy new year!

January 01, 2015 at 1:17pm

This trip was on december 13, sorry for the late post, been slammed at work. I took a friend to chalmette for his first time trout fishing. weather was almost perfect. started fishing outside the wall along the MRGO rocks on a rising tide. Double hook ups all morning. lots of school trout, but the keepers we found were big 15-18' trout. the hot color was vortex shad 'nightreuse' but shrimp cocktail and kamikaze worked very well aslo. the bite fell off around 10:00 while the tide changed. lots of people left, but after a brief trip to hot water canal (nothing but jacks there), we started fishing against the inside of the wall. same story, double hook ups, lots of school trout, but the keepers were big. Final count was 39 trout, 1 black drum, 1 flounder. I plan to make another trip out there tomorrow morning. Merry Christmas everyone!

December 24, 2014 at 10:15am

Braved the wind yesterday and put in at Gulf Outlet marina on Paris Rd south of Chalmette. Ran to the inside (East side) of the wall. the wind was mostly blocked by the wall so fishing conditions weren't bad. solid trout bite all afternoon casting toward the wall, the hot color was a kamikaze vortex shad on 1/4 oz jig head bounced back to the boat. The trout were very hungry and often followed the lure right up to the boat.

November 16, 2014 at 4:19pm

Got a day off so i want to fish but dont want to drive out past slidell like i usually do. Someone af work said they limited out at the mouth of the bonnet carre last weekend. I was wondering if anyone knew if they were there to stay or not. Also are there trout in the mouth of the pass by manchac yet?
Thanks in advance.

October 15, 2014 at 12:12pm

Despite the less than favorable conditions, i went out yesterday. Launched at southshore bait and marina off the chef pass. took off up the intercoastal towards the rigolets. i checked all my usual redfish spots and only found 2 keepers on saltwater assassins. The wind finally died around 4 and i started fishing current slicks in the intercoastal. Using a popping cork and a natural voodoo shrimp tipped with market shrimp 24' under the cork. There are TONS of tiny trout (8-10'), so for every 8 fish i caught, 1 was a keeper. total of 15 keepers between 415 and sundown. no monster trout though...

September 27, 2014 at 9:58am

So i ran out to the new southshore marina off chef pass despite all the rain and hard N/NE winds and it payed off. Took me a while to find clean water (3 hrs to be exact) but i finally found some clean holes DEEP, DEEP in the marsh. found 5 reds in a small pond that was no more than 16' deep. After i found them i limited out in 1.5 hrs on a matrix shad in the chicken on a chain/chart color. Pretty good day.

August 31, 2014 at 9:58pm

Anyone ever fish there? Lots of man made jetties to protect the marsh. I remember reading an article about Capt Vandenborre tearing up trout there on a west wind, but other than that one article no one seems to know anything about it. Anybody got any info on that area?

Anyways, my trip to MRGO got ruined yesterday when i got called in to work so i may try that out. if that doesnt work i can always fish the marsh off the chef and ICW and sight fish some reds.

August 29, 2014 at 6:16pm

I was wondering if anyone knows whats working at MRGO dam and surrounding area. Of course i will bring the usual arsenal of popping corks, carolina rigs, jig heads, dudleys, matrix shad, saltwater assassins, DOA shrimp, and some live bait hopefully. But is there any specific presentation or color that seems to be working best? thanks in advance

August 25, 2014 at 4:26pm
A comment titled: Re: Help transferring path to GPS in response to a report titled: Help transferring path to GPS

wow, a lot of great information. i really appreciate you taking the time to put together such a thorough report. home port is installing right now. thanks again!

August 26, 2015 at 8:52am

That article has some good info about Delacroix. I was looking for something more specific to lake borgne/biloxi Marsh. I'm sure some of the basic info translates. I may just try it out and hope I'm not wasting fuel and time. Anyone else got more info?

July 14, 2015 at 8:45pm
A comment titled: Re: Lake shore bayou thick with redfish in response to a report titled: Lake shore bayou thick with redfish

Yea it is, I just started fishing it not that long ago. I would be going again thi s week if there wasn't a west wind...

July 14, 2015 at 9:23am
A comment titled: Re: Triple tail in Lake Borgne? in response to a report titled: Triple tail in Lake Borgne?

Nice! i hear they put up a hell of a fight. Im planning to take a trip to eastern lake borgne soon. just gotta find someone to go with me.

July 07, 2015 at 2:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Whats the best rod? in response to a report titled: Whats the best rod?

The rod depends on the lure. For jigging I us a med/heavy with a fast tip pretty much exclusively. I love my Lew's speed stick with a 7.1:1 reel. The fast tip helps feel bites and the MD/hvy action has helps set the hook really well. I also use a MD/hvy for hard plastic jerkbaits.

May 06, 2015 at 7:37pm
A comment titled: Re: full box by lunch in hopedale! in response to a report titled: full box by lunch in hopedale!

No, but the slower fall from the lighter jig head helped the bite a little. I always like to use the lightest weight possible. It falls slower and stays in the strike zone longer. The only time I throw heavy jig heads is for real deep water, strong current, or strong wind

May 04, 2015 at 10:08am
A comment titled: Re: full box by lunch in hopedale! in response to a report titled: full box by lunch in hopedale!

Full box!

May 04, 2015 at 9:07am
A comment titled: Re: shell beach hopedale report? in response to a report titled: shell beach hopedale report?


May 02, 2015 at 1:32pm

Is that across from bait inc. On Paris rd?

March 06, 2015 at 6:46am
A comment titled: Re: Where is Great Wall? in response to a report titled: Where is Great Wall?

Agreed, if you want to fish the wall during the week, launch at southshore marina on Chef Pass. its about a 7 mile run from the launch to the wall. if you go during the weekend (when the bayou bienvenue lock is open all day) i would launch at bait inc. or gulf outlet marina off paris rd.

you can call this number to find out the lock schedule: (504) 286-3100 extension 1040.

I have been fishing the wall fairly regulary it produces pretty well. sometimes you have to sort through alot of throw backs, sometimes its nothing but 15' trout.

good luck!

January 23, 2015 at 11:38am
A comment titled: the wall in response to a report titled: Trout in eden isles?

Last few times i was there the crowd wasn't too bad. Everyone fished the outside of the wall on the incoming tide. When the tide changed to falling, very few changed tactics, I moved to the I side of the wall.everyone else at the dock said the bite fell off after the tide change but I continued to catch all afternoon. Lots of throwbacks but the keepers were big for the most part:

January 06, 2015 at 5:34am
A comment titled: yup in response to a report titled: Trout in eden isles?

That's the video I was looking for. I was toying with the idea of going to lakeshore estates Thursday after this cold front moves in. Would it be worth it or should I just hit the great wall/hot eater canal are?

January 05, 2015 at 6:00pm
A comment titled: Anyone? in response to a report titled: Trout in eden isles?

noone has seen/heard anything about this?

January 04, 2015 at 9:48am
A comment titled: christmas trout in response to a report titled: big trout at the wall

Went back to the chalmette wall Christmas morning. The tide hardly moved all morning making the bite very slow. I worked the mrgo rocks with a mirrodine silver/black back. Trout were few and far between, but I managed 10 keepers and a nice red. Among the keepers were a 23' and 22' long trout. It was a pretty good 5 hr trip considering the conditions. Happy new year!

December 28, 2014 at 10:38am
A comment titled: gates in response to a report titled: Bayou Bienvenue

The flood gates were open, but I didn't go outside the wall. I was fishing on the chalmette side, not the lake borne side of the wall. We killed em on kamikaze vortex shad.

November 18, 2014 at 5:41am
A comment titled: great wall in response to a report titled: Bayou Bienvenue

We launched at gulf outlet Marian and tore em up on the inside of the great wall. Kamikaze vortex shad was all we needed. Pulling in doubles on almost every other cast. I will definitely be going back there

November 16, 2014 at 5:44am
A comment titled: Southshore bait and marina in response to a report titled: chef pass boat launch

I launched there yesterday. $7 to launch, tons of live shrimp. they are right next to the big yellow gas station/bar on chef highway, across the street from venetian isles and right in front of for macomb ruins. i have caught quite a few nice reds in the marsh off the intercoastal.

good luck!

September 27, 2014 at 9:52am
A comment titled: Just to clear it up in response to a report titled: Sight Life in Full Effect With Matrix Shad

Pearl River ponds refers to ponds in the marsh around the mouth of the pearl river? i was planning a fishing trip to the rigolets marsh this week and im just trying to get some info.


September 23, 2014 at 6:06pm
A comment titled: edit in response to a report titled: Marsh reds off the chef pass

It wont let me edit the post for some reason, but the pond was 16 inches deep, not feet. Also it was only about 12 yards across and had 5 big reds in it. they are back there but you gotta go WAY DEEP in the marsh and follow the clear water. find clear water, you will find reds

August 31, 2014 at 10:14pm
A comment titled: thanks in response to a report titled: Whats working at MRGO area?

thanks for the info, i will likely not stay at MRGO too long but it will probably be my starting point. I used to drift fish at the end of the intercoastal waterway alot and did well on specs, so if nothing else i will run down there and throw some dudleys up near the rocks

August 27, 2014 at 11:05am
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