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Remove if not allowed --- (From an Another Website): Well guess they are not going to open West End boat launch anytime soon! We all need to bombard Lee Zurich about this and see if he can put some heat on somebody, looks like the boat launch and all road construction is complete for what they were going to fix. Although the rest of the road is in shambles never understand the city of N.O. Bob A Launched there 3 weeks ago and it was sweet. Bob A There was an inviting gap in the barricades. ???? Joseph A Yeah now they have concrete pilings laying across driveway Joseph A Bob A You must have pissed them off ???? Bob Adams Joseph A for reelz !! Lolol. There was one other trailer in the lot so I was like ?When in Rome?.? ???? Bob Adams Joseph A Nice freakin? launch. Too bad the 'Destroyah' is in charge. John C A 'LOCAL' from a very large house/camp directly across from the launch constantly launches his rigs there...pulls truck and trailers onto 'his' property...then retrieves his boats!!! Guess he considers this his private launch???????????????????????????????????????????????????

August 22 at 2:29pm

Saw a few parked trucks off the I-10 today...Pearl was very, high, dirty and swift! Anyone catching ???

March 28 at 12:31am

What would the approx. weights be of green trout having lengths of: 19.0'; 18.25' and 17.75' ??? Three different fish.caught and released..thanks!

February 02 at 2:29pm

Louisiana Sportsmen's Coalition shared a link. · Bob's Bayou Black Marina Inc is facing being shut down because the landowner adjacent to them wants to put a permanent gate on the canal that Bob's Marina customers use to access the Intracoastal Waterway. This is just another example of the water access issue we have here in Louisiana threatening small business, as if they need anymore trouble after 2020! We are asking that you call/email your legislator (use the special page linked below) and ask them to fight for water access this legislative session. https://www.joinlasc.com/speak-up/ *** What's happening to Bob's can easily happen to Reggio, Hopedale Marina, Sweetwater Marina, Delacroix Island, Campo's Marina and many others!

January 25 at 10:00pm

WHY WAS THIS ARTICLE DELETED????

November 17, 2020 at 1:18am

In Remembrance of a Friend: John 'Holy Mackarel' Gremillion (age:42) God Bless You...RIP OCTOBER 09, 2014! VERY well-known contributor to an old website (RodNreel) One hell of a trout catching-machine and trout-specialist, tarpon-hunter, ex-charter-guide who despised those 'Stuuupid-Redthings'!!!

October 10, 2020 at 4:31pm

Leaving for Grand Isle for our '31st Annual Fishing Rodeo'...leaving this coming Sunday-til! DOES ANYONE have info relative to the condition of LA-1, flooding damage(s), roadway flooding, etc...??? Saw on the news yesterday that 1500' of the Grand Isle beach was washed away. Any info, greatly appreciated...John Castelluccio, jr.

June 09, 2020 at 2:27pm

YOU TUBE VIDEO.... https://youtu.be/Ch0RwJna-t0

May 29, 2020 at 3:32pm

YESTERDAY, John Gremillion passed away FIVE YEARS AGO...October 9, 2014!!!! Still missing you...Keep catching those limits AND staying away from those 'stuupid redthings'!

October 10, 2019 at 8:34pm

ANY INPUT ON THE FOLLOWING CRABBING AREAS... Bienvenue/MRGO: Anyone hear of problems (algae/bacteria) with the crabs from these areas still being good to eat or not??? GRAND ISLE/ELMER'S ISLAND: hopefully this area will begin having crabs showing up!!!

July 02, 2019 at 2:25pm

HUMMINBIRD LAKEMASTER---LOUISIANA DELTA

?Recently purchased this card and installed the card to my 898ci HD SI DI. Surprised to see that all land mass is now RED! Recently read somewhere(?) that someone had mentioned the ability to change the TRANSPARENCY setting so as to allow one to view old canals, bayous, trenasses, etc. Has anyone been able to do so...? I am recovering from surgery and unable to do so myself! Any and all info relative to this feature and/or the ability to replicate older images PLEASE COMMENT!!! THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE...John C.

February 03, 2019 at 2:09pm

This coming Tuesday, October 9, I lost a great fishing companion and a true friend…JOHN GREMILLION/R.I.P. October 9, 2014!

Hope you are still catching those big speckled trout and staying away from those “stuuupid redthings”! i KNOW YOU ARE till throwing your Texas Tackle double rigged shrimp jigs.

Hope you caught that heavenly world record tarpon you and your uncle were always after. By now, you should have a 300 on your 24′ Blue Wave.

We all miss you!

Missy, hope you are doing well!!! John Castelluccio, Jr.

October 07, 2018 at 12:28pm

Read on another webiste, there was a massive fish kill which had settled along the beaches from west of Fouchon to Elmer's Isle! It was stated that the stench was horrible...prior to and during the incident pogie boats/spotter planes reportedly were working the Gulf within a mile of the beaches! At the time, days before the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo-were were no picture/videos.

Anyone hear and/or see this in person?

If indeed true...hope the media has the cahoonas to do some coverage and the after-math!?!

John Castelluccio, Jr.

July 30, 2018 at 1:15am

NEED INFO: Can anyone post Pros/Cons for fishing the Grand Isle/Fouchon areas during the first two weeks of October? A group of us are planning an out of the ordinary fishing trip to Grand Isle/Fouchon---October 7th thru the 12th. Usually, we get together anytime between late May to July and we have never fished the area during the early fall months; therefore, we would like to get an idea of what to expect! Any/all info relative to surf fishing...Fouchon, Elmer's Island to 4-Bayous AND the north-side of the island as far north as Bassa Bassa, etc...THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE...John Castelluccio, jr.

July 21, 2018 at 4:31pm

Anyone interested in purchasing 'fishing' maps of Louisiana (Pathfinder, Nevr lost, Trail Blazer, etc ...) made and copy-righted by New Orleans Map Company should contact TOM DUNE (past owner) at 504-613-5513 (Cell) or his PRIMARY NUMBER...985-781-7906 (house)!

ALL maps are at near half price (below pre-Katrina pricing)...John Castelluccio, Jr.

ps...Tom lives in the Slidell area

March 10, 2018 at 3:09pm

Corps planning on opening Bonnet Carre Spillway very soon---FOR ONLY THREE WEEKS AS OF NOW!!! ?Waiting? to see how much ?promised land? will be built up in our marshes? NADA!!! John Castelluccio, Jr.

March 06, 2018 at 1:39pm

LOCAL CHEFS WHO OPPOSE RED SNAPPER CHANGE

FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE: Congress just received a letter from the following chefs opposing Graves' changes to the red snapper allotment process:

Anty Ticer and Michael Hudman of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

Nina Compton of Compere Lapin

Justin Devillier of Balise and La Petite Grocery

Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus of Coquette

Stryjewski of Cochon and Cochon Butcher

Brian Burns and Ryan Prewett of Peche Seafood Grill

Dickie Brennan of Dickie Brennan and Co. Restaurant Group

Ernest Prejean of Prejean's in Lafayette

Ryan Schantz of Calla

Mark Alleman of Hook and Boil.

Please forget about these selfish clowns when you plan a dinner or recommend a restaurant to friends.

I believe, we as recreational fishers will TOTALLY BOYCOTT EACH AND EVERYONE OF the businesses listed and those to follow who also show their opposition to Garrett Graves' changes to red-snapper allotment!!! John Castelluccio, Jr. (I am not the originator of this post-BUT DO SUPPORT A TOTAL BOYCOTT)

January 26, 2018 at 12:53am

FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE: Congress just received a letter from the following chefs opposing Graves? changes to the red snapper allotment process:

Anty Ticer and Michael Hudman of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen

Nina Compton of Compere Lapin

Justin Devillier of Balise and La Petite Grocery

Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus of Coquette

Stryjewski of Cochon and Cochon Butcher

Brian Burns and Ryan Prewett of Peche Seafood Grill

Dickie Brennan of Dickie Brennan and Co. Restaurant Group

Ernest Prejean of Prejean?s in Lafayette

Ryan Schantz of Calla

Mark Alleman of Hook and Boil.

Please forget about these selfish clowns when you plan a dinner or recommend a restaurant to friends.

What we as recreational fishers will TOTALLY BOYCOTT EACH AND EVERYONE OF the businesses listed and those to follow showing their opposition to Garrett Graves' changes to red-snapper allotment!!! John Castelluccio, Jr. (I am not the originator of this post-BUT DO SUPPORT A TOTAL BOYCOTT)

January 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE: Congress just received a letter from the following chefs opposing Graves’ changes to the red snapper allotment process:
Anty Ticer and Michael Hudman of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
Nina Compton of Compere Lapin
Justin Devillier of Balise and La Petite Grocery
Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus of Coquette
Stryjewski of Cochon and Cochon Butcher
Brian Burns and Ryan Prewett of Peche Seafood Grill
Dickie Brennan of Dickie Brennan and Co. Restaurant Group
Ernest Prejean of Prejean’s in Lafayette
Ryan Schantz of Calla
Mark Alleman of Hook and Boil.

Please forget about these selfish clowns when you plan a dinner or recommend a restaurant to friends.

What we SHOULD DO as recreational fishers, TOTALLY BOYCOTT EACH AND EVERYONE OF the businesses listed and those to follow WHO SHOW their opposition to Garrett Graves’ changes to the red-snapper allotment!!! John Castelluccio, Jr.

January 25, 2018 at 5:55pm

Bad weather & high winds = no reports... so putting this out there!

Requesting ANY AND ALL input both positive and/or negative relative to the Minn Kota Saltwater/Riptide (Ulterra?) I-Pilot (36V w/60' shaft) with ALL THE BELLS/WHISTLES (handheld remote vs foot control AND the Auto Deploy/Stow features). I do realize that with these troll motors in 'anchor'/Spotlock' feature that the bow will always be into the wind and should stray from side to side due to both tide and winds.

ALSO...what about the 'Auto Deploy/Stow' feature?

We troll the MRGO, Trestles, Rocks, etc and wondering if having the foot control would give more 'hands-free' time as compared to constantly positioning with the remote!

We realize that the guides for the most part like the handheld remote due to the fact that they are assisting their client s and keeping them on the fish.

ANY/ALL INPUT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED...John Castelluccio, Jr.

October 17, 2017 at 12:32pm

WHY WAS THIS ARTICLE DELETED????

September 24 at 12:20pm
A comment titled: Re: Flynn's Bait & Tackle shop in response to a report titled: Flynn's Bait & Tackle shop

As I recall: Flynn's was located at what is on Chef Menteur Hwy. (westside) at Read Road (southside); ESPOSITO'S (Chef Hwy.) was the other bait shop which was BEFORE Flynn's same side of Chef; the restaurant on Chef was MARTIN Brother's...early breakfast... Also, the many boat launches along Hwy. 11-southside near Irish Bayou: Frank's, Benny Larmann's; Hwy. 11-northside: Gilbert's and Tite's Launch & Bar and Old Rat's Nest Rd. (no launch) ... AND along Hwy. 90 Lombard's (originally on Chef Pass), Marquis' Launch and Restaurant; launch facing Lake Catherine ??? near area of Island Marina; launch ? on Rigolets' where Pelican Point is across from Fort Pike and of course...Harbor Inn/Geohagan's (now rigolet's Marina). Cannot remember them all...any help??? John Castelluccio, Jr.

September 15 at 11:38am
A comment titled: Re: Bar Pits Off Hwy 11 in response to a report titled: Bar Pits Off Hwy 11

AT THAT LAUNCH: YOU have a HIGH PROBABILITY of having your vehicle and trailer either stolen and/or stripped!!!

March 19 at 1:12pm
A comment titled: Re: Reports in response to a report titled: Reports

Getting what you paid for...

March 13 at 8:52pm

MOST INDICATIONS are that the 19.0' green trout weighed mid-higher of three pounds...ALMOST four-pounds!

February 05 at 11:28pm

The 19.0', 18.25' and 17.5'' were all released due to egg sack barely protruding from anus areas! Looked like basketballs with head and tail fins...

February 03 at 10:08pm
A comment titled: Re: Reggio Marina in response to a report titled: Reggio Marina

The 'new-owner' has done nothing (in the past two years) to improve anything at this $10. muddy backdown launch. Was there last week...had to walk in slop/mud for nearly 10 feet to get to the walkway. The walkway/ramp has boards missing, especially last 3-4 at the farthest into the canal area.There are deep holes in the backdown area making it difficult to get trailer even so as to put boat on trailer. Now, during hunting seasons, parking is very limited. IT IS JUST A BARE MUDDY BACKDOWN LAUNCH!!!

November 28, 2020 at 5:59pm

Open this article in the INSHORE FISHING section...THANKS!

November 18, 2020 at 11:06am
A comment titled: Re: 10/17/2020 Montegut, LA in response to a report titled: 10/17/2020 Montegut, LA

GREAT PICS...KEEP THE MEMORIES!!!

October 21, 2020 at 1:04pm
A comment titled: Re: Fun Friday in Shell Beach in response to a report titled: Fun Friday in Shell Beach

G R E A T R E P O R T !!! Take care Capt. Rory...John C.

August 05, 2020 at 6:12pm
A comment titled: Re: GRAND ISLE AREA in response to a report titled: GRAND ISLE AREA

BPitman86 : Our crew was originally 21...now down to 7 originals: 'Blue Dot' came aboard later along with Bobby S. Original location/camp (1988-2005) was at the end of Foster Lane (Judge Herb Gautreaux)---camp was totally destroyed/gone by Katrina...one remaining piling still there as a tribute/memory The new land owner (last name Vidrine) has built a one of a kind 'camp' close to 4,000 sq ft. - 6 bedroom, two story with 3rd level sun-deck area. He actually built a beach between his ground-floor slab and the water alongside a section of his very well lighted 300' oval pier/deck. We were staying in a 'local' sheriff's' camp which recently has been sold. This year we are in a bay-side camp past Elmer's Island. If you know Dot's number...give him a call...may be able to come down spend the day and have just a few drinks and unlimited food!

June 09, 2020 at 8:02pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout Bashing Continues in response to a report titled: Trout Bashing Continues

THANK YOU...When I zoomed-in...looked like the Matrix line of plastics but pic was a little grainy...GREEN HORNET???

June 08, 2020 at 3:57pm
A comment titled: Re: Trout Bashing Continues in response to a report titled: Trout Bashing Continues

CAPTAIN: What plastic lures were you smashing those nice trout while double-rigged???

June 08, 2020 at 2:05pm

WHAT was talked about and WHAT WAS NOT TALKED ABOUT during the Thursday- June 4th meeting? Was CCA reps there or not??? IF NOT...I guess ...'they are just looking at' the pogey issue and/or the closing of public waterway access !!!

June 05, 2020 at 11:57pm
A comment titled: Re: House Bill 391 and the CCA in response to a report titled: House Bill 391 and the CCA

ANY info from yesterday's LWF meeting? Hope the CCA didn't hurt anyone's feelings relative to their 'looking into' and smoke-blowing attitudes !!!???!!! SIDE NOTES...Shell-Beach/Hopedale: Wednesday afternoon trip...almost one-man limit, yesterday...nearly 40 trout and today 16 trout BUT MAINLY there today to help some people (Beauregard Estates) and their friends of my fishing buddy get their boats on trailers IF THEY have to evacuate over this weekend! Just getting back from Shell Beach the past hour---HOT HOT HOT

June 05, 2020 at 5:02pm
A comment titled: Re: House Bill 391 and the CCA in response to a report titled: House Bill 391 and the CCA

ADD THIS TO OUR PROBLEMS WITH THE CCA... Re: Tommy Vidrine Observations on Pogey Baots in Grand Isle/Bell Pass May 30 at 12:11pm...YOU TUBE VIDEO.... https://youtu.be/Ch0RwJna-t0 Here is the link to the March, 2020 article which appeared in 'SPORT FISHING' Magazine. https://www.sportfishingmag.com/story/game-fish/menhaden-seiners-killing-louisiana-red-drum/ I brought up this info at the Metairie Wildlife Meeting and was 'pushed-side'! I forwarded the article to another 'LAS poster' who likewise brought up the same article/info at the meeting he attended within the following week or two. Basically, two FOREIGN POGIE COMPANIES (Canada & Africa) reported that they removed 2.2 BILLION pounds of pogie from the Gulf of Mexico and of that...90% came from Louisiana waters. There are NO FEDERAL/STATE OBSERVERS aboard during this processing. SOMEHOW...they are 'allowed a by-catch/incident' rate of FIVE PERCENT...go figure 5% of 2 BILLION POUNDS of which the bulk are brood-stock redfish, trout, TURTLES, drum, flounder, etc... This 'reported amount' comes directly from these two companies with no one questioning their figures. ADDITIONALLY, THERE IS NO LIMIT/QUOTA ON THEIR CATCH hindering their operations! These two companies surely have 'DEEP-POCKETED LOBBYIST in Baton Rouge to allow this without any resistance from Federal., Gulf States and/or Louisiana Marine and Fisheries officials! W H Y ???$$$??? LWF meeting earlier today...Pre-meeting a LAS poster 'contacted' the CCA and was told they are looking into the above incident! R E A L L Y ???

June 04, 2020 at 1:48pm
A comment titled: Re: Elmers in response to a report titled: Elmers

CANNOT drive up nor along the beach at all! Park and walk about 200 yards to beach and go either left or right!

June 01, 2020 at 9:15pm

AWARENESS....Thank You!

May 30, 2020 at 12:34pm

Here is the link to the March, 2020 article which appeared in 'SPORT FISHING' Magazine. https://www.sportfishingmag.com/story/game-fish/menhaden-seiners-killing-louisiana-red-drum/ I brought up this info at the Metairie Wildlife Meeting and was 'pushed-side'! I forwarded the article to Tony Cyprus 'Mandavillian' who likewise brought up the same article/info at the meeting he attended within the following week or two. Basically, two FOREIGN POGIE COMPANIES (Canada & Africa) reported that they removed 2.2 BILLION pounds of pogie from the Gulf of Mexico and of that...90% came from Louisiana waters. There are NO FEDERAL/STATE OBSERVERS aboard during this processing. SOMEHOW...they are 'allowed' a 'by-catch/incident' rate of FIVE PERCENT...go figure 5% of 2 BILLION POUNDS of which the bulk are brood-stock redfish, trout, TURTLES, drum, flounder, etc... This 'reported amount' comes directly from these two companies with no one questioning their figures. ADDITIONALLY, THERE IS NO LIMIT/QUOTA ON THEIR CATCH hindering their operations! These two companies surely have 'DEEP-POCKETED LOBBYIST in Baton Rouge to allow this without any resistance from Federal., Gulf States and/or Louisiana Marine and Fisheries officials! W H Y ???$$$???

May 30, 2020 at 12:11pm
A comment titled: Re: Reports Mike Lane has passed away in response to a report titled: Reports Mike Lane has passed away

R.I.P. Mike Lane. DEFINITELY ONE OF A KIND! I will always remember the dinners you invited me to at your house in Algiers! You always spared a few minutes with me while I was 'working' the area of your home. Remember you attending a function on the Lakefront by the 'old Coast Station' hosted by Stanley Fink...a lot of good time nd funny stories were exchanged there! Never-ever a dull moment! Sincerely....John Castelluccio, Jr.

May 27, 2020 at 8:50pm
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

American Angler Pro-Series 110v electric filet knife/cord; five (5) SS Blades; Cut-proof glove; Mesh Carrying bag and original box! Present cost (if found) $205. plus tax and SH (On-line orders). Used two of the blades on two trout. Arthritic-hand becomes uncomfortable while using this knife. John C. (504) 481-1344 Located in Metairie, LA 70001

Yesterday at 9:40pm
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

NEED REPLACEMENT COOLER TOP: Lost the top to Igloo 72 qt. Marine chest/cooler... Noo success in locating one...if you have one---call me and give me your asking price...please telephone me at (504) 481-1344. (John)

July 25 at 11:50pm