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.
Using this website: http://www.lafishblog.com/google-earth-tutorial/ 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
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
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!
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!
I was reading an article about Capt Vandeborre catching triple tail behind buoys in lake Borgne. (http://www.louisianasportsman.com/details.php?id=1784) 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.
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.
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!
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?
Title is pretty self explanatory. Any idea when we may start seeing live shrimp at the bait shop again?
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!
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!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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